Are you fucking ready for an ear full of heavy? If you aren’t, leave this site right now because CVLT Nation has a killer live set from the almighty CORRUPTED up for download and stream. This show took place at a loft in Shinjuku, Tokyo, in 1995. You can totally hear that the band was in their element and wrecked shit! CORRUPTED are in a universe all of their own, and on this day, the sound was perfect. So now it’s time for you to do the doom thing and download this killer gig, the link is below!
Asking Zom for a playlist was one of the better things that I did past month. One of the key factors for becoming a great musician is musical taste or developing one such for that matter. When you look at the playlist that Zom created, consciously or sub- consciously you get the fact why Zom is one of the promising upcoming bands in death/black genre. You should definitely check out the list where you might find some new or old hidden gems. One of the bands from the list which I would like to bring into more attention that I heard for the first time and got impressed by quite a margin- Evil Spirit.
Evil Spirit is basically formed by the duo- Marcelo Aguirre (drums, vocals) and Ari Almeida (guitar)- taking a shot at traditional doom in the vein of Cathedral, The Obsessed etc with their own ideology and creativity. The three songs in the demo tape entitled L’Inferno (Sempiternal Punishment) drip eternal doom lust as if Pentagram ritual is taking place in candle- light. The riffs will strike you with the blades of slow moving turbine, the drums will penetrate your spirit bound flesh and the vocal deliveries will torture your moral intuition. Get in on the act now and become possessed by Evil Spirit.
Evil Spirit’s L’Inferno came out February 20th and it’s available now on Iron Bonehead Productions.
Check out the great cover art which was done by Daniel Desecrator after the jump!
North America has always been notorious for keeping its black and death metal festivals more “under the wing” rather than heavily flyered around and via popular online news tabloids. And for a festival such as this one from this past March called Cathedral of the Black Goat Fest, it is done properly for a reason and certainly isn’t for everyone in the expanded metal community who would fully appreciate or soak in the bands as well as ideologies that are behind an event such as this one. READ MORE…
Bare flesh entrenched in the moist soil of hidden wood; thick, clouded air and a soft mist of sweet water. Bask in this naked moment; in the heat of passion with a lover on wet earth or the comforting complexities of solitary enchantment with all that surrounds. Kneeling in reverence and ecstasy; feminine divinity. Bow in worship of everything and nothing. Invoke sanctity, invoke divinity, invoke indulgence and ascension; give birth.
Over this past year, CVLT Nation has become a sanctuary for writers and artists alike whom are dwellers of the deep. We saddle up on our pale horses de Profundis and ascend. This mixtape is an ode to the mother of creative inspiration and manifestation; wet earthen woods.
Stream Wet Earth
Photo courtesy of © Iris Szylack.
Right now I’m under the spell of the almighty Electric Wizard, and it feels so good to be this high on doom! In 2005, they performed at Roadburn, and amazed the crowd with an electrifying set. Today, CVLT Nation is worshipping at the altar of the dopethrone, and would like to share with you this killer gig as a download, plus we will stream a couple of the tunes. Damn, I must say the quality of this show is crystal clear and straight from the sound board. So pack up a massive bong, light that motherfucker and blast Electric Wizard Live at Roadburn 2005! If you are in Holland this year, make sure to go to the Roadburn festival because the lineup is off of the chain! Peep the download and streaming links below and float away on your THC clouds!
On 03/07/12 an Evening of Celebration and Doom was upon us.
Bruxers, from San Jose, are one of my favourite bands out here in the Bay Area and they were the first band I caught. Their sound is a Crushing mix of Crust/Death/Doom Metal. This is the first time “Platoon” has been captured! Check that out and “Nuclear Wind” after the jump.
Make sure your speakers are turned UP!
Having been making music together for a decade, Canadian duo Mares of Thrace – Stef MacKichan (a jazz-trained drummer) and Thérèse Lanz (baritone guitar, vocals, electonics) – are constantly evolving their sound and found themselves with significantly less members each time a new project was forged. It’s at this point, with second full length release The Pilgrimage, that Mares of Thrace find themselves with a record of true intensity, blinding in it’s fury and depth.
With the only instruments being drum, that deep and dirty baritone guitar and Lanz’s frenzy laden vocal, Mares of Thrace have an dynamic sound on their hands. Buzzing waves cut through the heavy atmosphere, punctuating these ten tracks with a sludgy undercurrent of doom.
A darkly rich tone permeates opening track “Act 1: David Glimpses Bathsheba,” courtesy of that against the grain use of baritone guitar. You’ll find no bass here; the only stringed instrument is used to incredible effect and the sound is full, stretching into the unfathomable abyss of depth created by this two piece and their assault on the senses.
Last week, Pitchfork premiered the new video from Christian Mistress for a track of their debut album, Possession, entitled “Pentagram and Crucifix.” Clearly, the occult forces are strong in Christian Mistress – “Pentagram and Crucifix” takes you on a cold voyage into Nature at its most hostile, interspersing inverted crosses and ritual scenes with the quintessential journeying metal band, the musicians striding through snowy fields and into decaying structures. This song is one of my favorites on the album, with a short yet mammoth guitar solo in the middle that destroys everything around it, and with its low-key production, the video, directed by Christine Davis and David Hoekje, brings a DIY sensibility to the song that endears me even more to this band. Also, they are about to embark on a European tour after they perform at this year’s Roadburn, so if you are in the old countries, you are in luck for the month of April! Check out the video below and tour dates after the jump…
On Saturday February 25th, 2012, I had the opportunity to play a matinee show with two great bands. One of those bands, Larvae, is a newer band from Oakland but have already been playing shows in the bay area for the last few months. Larvae plays Doom/Black Metal that effectively blends both genres, without containing too much of the other. Larvae had a really great set that started the night off well. download the 2011 demo directly from the band at their website.
rest of the review after the jump!