Music

CVLT Nation’s
Top 6 New Bands You Must HEAR Today!

1. Ambersmoke: Wear Your Love Like Heaven For many different reasons, my spirit has been feeling really low lately, but when I heard Ambersmoke I started to heal! From the very first note of their tape called Wear Your Love

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Gatecreeper – s/t Review.Video.Stream

Crushing! Gatecreeper gate-crash the crowded Swedeath d-beat hybrid scene with true destructive power. Don’t want to wait til you can bang your head to the breakdown, Gatecreeper have you covered. A little groove helps, as the band spend little time

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CVLT Nation Interviews
John Ichabod Anderson of LOSS

I caught up with Loss‘ bassist John Ichabod Anderson to talk about Dragon-Con the worlds second largest sub-culture convention, the band, horror and goth. How did you become involved with Dragon Con? Ichabod: My involvement with Dragon Con began when

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Slow Burning Filth!
Open Tomb – Dead Weight Review + Stream

Label: DRY COUGH Records What is there really left to say when you’re confronted with an EP cover depicting a hideous montage of misery complete with a fire-breathing penis? If the artwork is anything to go by, Open Tomb‘s utter

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Botanist VI: Flora
Review.Footage.Full Stream

As has been proven for decades now, California’s Bay Area has given rise to a host of black metal bands, among them Weakling, Leviathan and Deafheaven. From Weakling’s vast, meandering sound to Leviathan’s nail-biting dirges to Deafheaven’s genre-blending, the eccentricities

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Blackphone 666: Masked Noise Terror from Tokyo

It had been months in the making, but there I was. Reading my Japanese Independent Music book and picking up whatever scraps I could online of the supposed ‘hot spots’ for Japanese noise music could not have prepared me for

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CVLT Nation Interview Series Letter by Letter: AUROCH

Before AUROCH head over to Europe to destroy shit…check out their interview Letter by Letter: A – Arturo Perez-Reverte I am a huge admirer of the Spanish magic-realism writing style of Carlos Ruiz Zafon, and the films of Almodovar, but

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Most Vile Black Metal…
You Will Hear This Week!
TORTURE CHAMBER “Qayin” – Review + Stream

You may have recalled how not long ago we introduced you to a new black metal band from the Bay Area called Torture Chamber, led by (I believe?) now seventeen year old Connor Allen, and rounded out by his homies

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Heavyweight Contender: Forest of Tygers’ “Bruises” EP Packs a Wallop

True to its title, the mighty blackened hardcore and beyond duo Forest of Tygers‘ first offering Bruises hits you like a hard right cross. Guitarist/vocalist Jim Valosik’s screams pierce the first moments of the opener and title track, heralding the

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Beyond Fucking Awesome!
American – “Coping With Loss”
In-Depth Review + Exclusive Full Stream

Label: SENTIENT RUIN LABORATORIES In chapter sixteen of “Psychomagic” — subtitled ‘Techniques For The Imagination’ — Jodorowsky writes: “This I am not recommending to you, although I do it intensely: I imagine various ways to die. I have imagined myself dying in a drowning

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