One second you think you’re all cool and shit, and think you know what HEAVY is, then you listen to THIS and you realize instead what a tiny insignificant insect you are, and how in reality you don’t know shit about what brutal means. You listen to Grave Ekstasis, the debut album by Swedish hellraisers IRKALLIAN ORACLE, and crash to your knees under a cataclysmic firestorm of wrath and hatred that is so grand and majestic that absolutely nothing can even dream of surviving their wake. Little is known about IRKALLIAN ORACLE. What we do now is that the band self-released the tape version of Grave Ekstasis on their own, which immediately sold out, and that Nuclear War Now! picked this puppy up to give it proper release status and distribution. THANK YOU for that fine Bay Area folks.
Check out Windhand and Christian Mistress at the Relapse Records X CVLT Nation SXSW 2014 Showcase, March 12th at Dirty Dog Bar! More info here…
Christian Mistress interviews Windhand
Hey all, Stoked to play with you guys.
What’s your favorite Candlemass song?
‘Samarithan’ off of Nightfall.
If you only had one amp to play though for the rest of your life, what would it be?
I love my Ampeg SVT, but it’s been broken for 4 years and I just haven’t had the money or motivation to fix it. Also, my back.
What are your thoughts on the latest Ghost record and are y’all fans?
I don’t think any of us have heard it. I’m not a fan but I don’t dislike them. I saw a pretty cool video of them doing a Roky Erickson cover.
Did Burzum influence the album art work at all? I really dig the picture, where was it taken?
I doubt it. As a whole, we’re a little put off by the whole NS black metal scene. The artist responsible for the cover photo (www.kristmort.com) is from Austria or Switzerland, so I imagine the shed exists somewhere around there.
Orbweaver interviews Shroud Eater
Explain the origin of the band’s name.
Jean: “Shroud Eater” is a term for an ancient Eastern European ghoul that would kill from inside its grave. A very early form of the traditional vampire. It was custom that in order to kill this ghoul (again) a brick would be shoved into it’s mouth. Pretty gruesome.
Are there any central themes or concepts between Shroud Eater and Primitive Violence Records?
Jean: Central themes in Shroud Eater definitely deal with revenge, betrayal, isolation and “Other-ness”. In regards to my label (Primitive Violence Records), the theme of bands I want to work with is basically bands that are pushing to do something different in whatever scene or style they choose. For example, what speaks to me about Orbweaver is how fearless you guys are when creating “death metal”. It intimidates people because it’s not the standard. I like bands that are willing to challenge whatever stupid musical paradigm elitists or whomever have set. Shroud Eater is not strictly a traditional “doom” or “sludge” band. There are so many bands calling themselves this or that genre but so few bands have their own, TRULY their own voice. The third release for Primitive Violence is a band that I feel fits into this theme and I’m pretty excited to get everything rolling with them soon.
Photo by Louis Kobel
We are excited to announce that we’re co-sponsoring the Relapse Records showcase this year at SXSW on March 12th, 2014! The lineup is all killer – Windhand, Christian Mistress, Nothing, Obliteration, Primitive Man and Pyrrhon are wrecking the stage at the Dirty Dog Bar in Austin, TX. We are honored to be a part of what is going to be a sick fucking night of music! Stay tuned for features leading up to it, and make sure you are in Austin on the 12th!
Thou, in a relatively short space of time, have become a sort of doom metal royalty. Perhaps it’s because they have been unnaturally prolific throughout the years, churning out a couple of full-lengths but bridging the gaps with several EPs and splits each time. Not only that but they’ve maintained a level of consistency and quality that was more than on par with their turnaround, a next-to-impossible tasks for many bands and this truly hit a zenith in 2010 with Summit.
Are we fans of Easyrider Records? HELL YEAH! Do we get high to the sounds of Salem’s Pot? DOUBLE HELL YEAH!…We are super excited to hear the band’s new album …lurar ut dig på prärien on April 29th via Easyrider Records. We premiered their new song “Nothing Hill” earlier this week, which got our readers hyped! Now check the bugged out & freaky visual for Salem’s Pot “Nothing Hill”…Get your high on & Get DOOMED!
ABEST from Northern Germany are creating a very dark and compelling emotional atmosphere with their deranged mix of atmospheric Post-Metal and negative Hardcore. Formed in late 2011, they released their demo in March 2012, followed by a split 7″ with the Irish crust-outfit Absolutist in September 2013. The new full-length Asylum will be released in May 2014.
We at CVLT Nation are honoured to stream the song Shiver off Asylum now – a crawling, depressing and incredibly bleak piece of music that sets the bar very high for the whole album. Dwell in this thunderous, unsettling experience now and prepare for this world’s downfall:
Holy… fuckin’… shit. I sat down to listen to the self titled debut from GREY WIDOW, and I immediately started feeling an awful sense of unease and torment taking over my existence. I could feel maggots tunneling under my skin, my hair and teeth falling out and leeches lodged in my eye sockets, sucking on my pupils, and eating their way into my skull. I could feel the scent of death and madness filling my nostrils with sickness and my lungs with vomit and bile, and shrouding my existence with a permeant sense of ruin and decay. This music is not to be fucked with. It’s decaying and putrid potency is just too much to underestimate. GREY WIDOW, have crafted something of unimaginable sickness.
Over the past year, Easyrider Records from Los Angeles has become one of our go-to record labels when it comes to doom! On April 29th, they are going to get everyone high on the doomedelic sound of the new SALEM’S POT album …lurar ut dig på prärien. CVLT Nation has been given the honor of bringing you their new song “Nothing Hill.” Roll up a big spliff and blast the haunting riffs of SALEM’S POT!
On April 1st, get ready to prey at the altar of doom to the sounds of the new MONOLORD album Empress Rising, coming out via Easyrider Records. I can tell you that once you hear this record, you will realize like I did that it a fucking classic. For now, you can check out the new MONOLORD visual for “Empress Rising,” plus you can pre-order this rifftastic piece of vinyl right HERE! CVLT Nation certifies Empress Rising as one of the best DOOMEDELIC records of this decade!