Straight up, I’m counting the days until the new Katechon album Man, God, Giant hits the fucking streets, because it’s going to destroy everything! Check out this new video they did for “Beautiful Desolation,” featuring footage from Mehrige’s Din Of Celestial Birds. Also stay tuned for another exclusive Katechon stream on June 6th, the day their record is released on Nuclear War Now!
ASSÜCK live in 1992…now watch this and dive into a gutter!!! This footage is freaking unreal and the sound quality is ultra on point!
On June 11th, Integrity are releasing their new album entitled Suicide Black Snake on vinyl via A389 Recordings, and on CD via Magic Bullet. To mark this moment in hardcore history, Integrity is streaming their new album NOW! Make sure to catch them on their world tour that starts today…peep the dates!
Hot damn, NO SIR, I WON’T is a fucking killer band that play some off the chain peace punk! They have a new 12 inch entitled Door coming out via Frame Work Label on June 25th! Right now I want you to check out their new song “Harry Harlow” streaming below…Oh yeah, their east coast tour started yesterday – peep the dates!
Canadian duo Gevurah deal in the kind of filthy, dark and dank death metal that the likes of Mitochondrion, Grave Miasma and Cruciamentum have pushed for in recent times. Both deeply unholy and gloriously dirty, Necheshirion is the band’s debut EP and it follows a demo so well received that it sold out almost immediately. Their route into the darkness is one that treads the path of Satanic majesty and as such the two minds behind this project allow the Dark Lord to work through their music with a savage and sly grace.
On June 7th, 2013, DARK BUDDHA RISING release their new album entitled Dakhmandal via Svart Records, and it is an unholy sonic ritual that the world should hear! Every song on this album is a hymn to the underworld that will make you want to gaze into the clouds of darkness! CVLT Nation is streaming the new DARK BUDDHA RISING track “H” below…Check out their June/July tour dates with NEUROSIS!
BILLIE HOLIDAY represents many different things to many different people…To me, she was the originator of a vocal style that could make you feel the pain of all of the downtrodden souls around you. She was an independent woman who waved her freak flag high and did not give a fuck what people thought. BILLIE HOLIDAY was willing to put her life on the line and sing against the injustice of the lynching that was taking place all over the south. Even to this day, when I hear her sing “Strange Fruit” my heart turns black! Anything I write would never be enough to describe the impact this woman had on humanity! In my book, BILLIE HOLIDAY was the voice of doom before there was doom…Downtuned music is all about the blues, and this was pure blues…So check out this kick ass documentary about BILLIE HOLIDAY now!
Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats have been at the forefront of enigmatic psych-rock for a couple of years now and with their new release Mind Control consuming the senses and their recent appearance at Roadburn, the band are destined for great things. Just don’t ask for their picture, ok.
Hi…Uncle Acid…..Mr Acid….Bob? How should we refer to you for the purposes of this impersonal conversation?
Mr. Starrs would be nice!
Obviously Blood Lust was a huge success, both commercially and critically – did you feel any pressure going in to Mind Control and if so, how did you seek to overcome that? Was it necessary to even do so?
No. There was no pressure because we don’t seek out to impress anyone or live up to anyone else’s expectations. I’m not in a band to be hugely successful or to get praise from others. I do it because I want to record my music. If people like it then thats great obviously.
What was the impetus to follow this path of occult-laced rock?
I’m not sure it really is occult-laced. It’s more based on my appreciation of horror and B movies. People have been trying to put us into this occult rock box so that they have something to write about. Its nonsense.
The extreme mystery of the band and yourself whilst the hype was building around Blood Lust was often a reason for people to check out the music, are you worried now that you’re a little more out there in terms of being in the public eye (giving interviews such as these) that the people who built you up are now going to turn their backs?
It doesn’t bother me. It should only be about the music, but I know theres plenty of those underground hipsters that only listened to us because we were the new thing that no one else knew about. The kind of people that go on about how they were the first to hear about us and now it kills them inside that so many others are enjoying our music too.
In terms of the mystery, it was simply a case of me not wanting to ‘play the game’ and have pictures taken. I don’t see the importance of pictures. We wanted the focus to be on the music and the concepts rather than on the musicians behind it. Everything is based on image now days and it’s disgusting. We wanted to show that its not important. We got our music out there without any pictures or over the top self promotion. Our albums were selling out everywhere but magazines would not feature us, or review our music because we refused to provide promo shots. I couldn’t believe it. We ended up doing a couple of promo shots in the end because our label had been good to us and I felt we were making it too difficult for them to promote the album. If someone is good to me, its only right to be good to them back. So, sometimes you have to compromise on certain things to maintain the balance, but the general idea is still there; We have no image to offer you. Just music.
SMOHALLA and OMEGA CENTAURI are two bands playing their very own style of avantgardistic Black Metal that has the ability to subvert one’s listening habits very easily. To get the impression, check out the exclusive stream here on CVLT Nation.
SMOHALLA is a project from France, a country that had and has some of the most innovative Black Metal to offer – and SMOHALLA is no exception. Their contribution to this split with OMEGA CENTAURI is exuberant with technical riffs, highly progressive song-structures and an arc of suspense that has more in common with cold, harsh arrangements of new music than Metal. If you’re now thinking of Deathspell Omega you’re not completely wrong, but not completely right either. Although there are similarities, especially when it comes down to the compositional side of things, SMOHALLA add massive, symphonical layers that strongly extend the overly powerful, dramatic feeling of these four songs. But even though SMOHALLA‘s creation is really demanding, it is not exaggeratedly intellectual. The songs have a straight forward drive and in contrary to many other progressive Metal acts, SMOHALLA doesn’t get lost in endless chord progressions and senseless self-adulation. The atmosphere of the songs is in the central focus, resulting in four really outstanding, exciting and absolutely grasping songs.