What band is able to hit me with the downbeat but still make me have visions of sun rays? Uncle Acid And the Deadbeats their brand of cycodelic doom is a sound that i just do not get bored of and i just want to hear more. I have not seen them live yet so video footage has to fill the void. Check out Uncle Acid And the Deadbeats most recent show in Russia filmed Olemus Olemus…Plug in your speakers loud your bongs and get on the Uncle Acid And the Deadbeats spaceship…We love MOSCOW!
Coming from Ukraine, Kauan started off their career as a doom/folk hybrid. Today they have certainly evolved, reaching a whole other level of musicality with their latest full-length Pirut. Merging together the ambiance of doom metal, the melodic side of post metal, along with some folky passages and classical influences, they are able to bring forth a truly awe-inspiring album filled with emotion.
Pirut is an album that needs to be experienced as a whole. You cannot simply listen to a track and think you have the gist of it. The minimalistic intros and passages are present through the twists and turns of this album, filling out the empty space between the structures of the tracks, imparting a devastating sense of continuity and fluidity to the music. When you combine that with the dark ambiance that the band is able to construct, you get a few glimpses of Kauan’s true form.
Photos & Text by Adam Murray
So as we’ve all heard by now, Eyehategod decided they’d rather hang out in Southern California than mandance through a prison colony. The result, with a large helping hand from promoters Thee Static Age, was booking a slew of last minute shows in and around Los Angeles and various outlying areas. I had a chance to catch a couple of these shows: one at Five Star Bar with Nausea (who had to cancel out of the original Los Globos gig), and then the very next night at the Down N Out with D.I.S. Apologies to any/all opening bands that I have failed to mention or take pictures of. As shooting the same group of dudes several nights in a row can often grow tedious, I ended up messing around a little with the flash stealing. Enjoy!
Totally disturbing, totally fucked up and totally demented is what the new INDIAN video for their song “Rhetoric of No” is all about. See it for yourself and you be the judge! I will say that INDIAN’S new album ‘From All Purity’ is the shit, and is out now via Relapse Records.
Austria might be famous for quite a few things in this world – mountains, delicious food and a weird dialect for example – but Doom Metal is not exactly one. However IRON HEEL hailing from the country’s capital Vienna have all the darkened potential to change this, bringing misery and sweet leaf-ish epicness upon us with their debut full length Book Of Grief.
Already turning heads with their demo, IRON HEEL kept evolving in an absolutely exemplary manner. The predominantly screamed, harsh vocals of the band’s early days are almost gone completely (except for a few moments when gastly cries mirror the ugliness of this world, like in Sleepwalker), giving way for truly epic, dramatic vocals raised in the school of Candlemassionism. If you listen to this and don’t want to stand on a mountain top with a 6.5 ft long sword in your hand something is seriously wrong with you.
I love music that takes my mind on a journey and one band that never disappoints is OM. Today CVLT Nation celebrates this fantastic band by showing their full set from their performance in Chicago on 11/17/13. Load up your vaporizer, plug it in and inhale the kind bud and let OM do the rest!
For 25 years EYEHATEGOD has been laying down some of the heaviest, most vile music in the underground! Over the past month, they have been touring the west coast hard and performing with some gnarly bands along the way. The last leg of their 25th west coast anniversary saw EYEHATEGOD kill shit with GRAVES AT SEA. Today CVLT Nation salutes both bands with an epic live video essay from their most recent shows. Europe get ready for the upcoming GRAVES AT SEA tour plus CVLT Nation has something special in the works so stay tuned. Oh yeah, the word on the street is that a new EYEHATEGOD album is not that far away!
Last night in my stoner state of mind, I found myself on the ElectricFuckinWizard video channel. What I found was ELECTRIC WIZARD‘s music combined with radical vintage and disturbing movie footage. That is the perfect visual back drop to the drugged-out sounds of one of my favorite bands. So tune into 6 ELECTRIC WIZARD videos that will only enhance your high in the darkest way…All HAIL The Devils WEED!
There is a war going on in my ears, because I have had the new COFFINWORM song on “Lust vs. Vengeance” on and I must say, this shit is fucking gnarly! Their new album IV.I.VII hits the streets this year via Profound Lore and I can’t wait to hear it! In the meantime, check COFFINWORM’S “Lust vs. Vengeance” streaming below!
Metal Gear Solid is an entrancing game series, if not downright awesome. Any band that has the mind to name themselves from the “Outer Heaven” concept from said series must be awesome, right? Correct. For the uninitiated, the aforementioned concept involved ending the exploitation of soldier’s by governments. Stoic as it maybe, the sacrilegious vibe of the name is enticing. Outer Heaven play their war tune slow and heavy, cruel and calculating. This meaner than mean blend of doom metal and hardcore moves like a dull, weighted ax bent on giving the executioner’s block the big red kiss. This seven-track demo will make heads roll.
“Eden Burns” is towering, weaving a mosh-friendly opener with riffs that do nothing short of crush. You will be air-punching, so give yourself plenty of killing room. “Vultures” is a brisk smattering of a track, rife with rage and tangible wrath. Riding it snare like a hellhorse, “Vultures” circles into a “Death Grip,” which like “Eden Burns” before it, was meant for inflicting joyous pain. “Vessel Empty” has a dash of Suffocation that finds itself strangled among the metallic hardcore backdrop, making it one of the demo’s nastier, more complex confections.