Holy Things are For the Holy, the latest EP from Ontario grind/noise collective Column of Heaven, is about as subtle as a spoonful of steel wool. It’s a slow, painful bite and an alarming swallow. It travels throughout you, leaving scars and marks, and coming out unchanged; but fully changing you.
Today I received a really cool video from MicHell of MONARCH for their upcoming Euro tour! I feel really lucky, because I have heard two demos from their not yet released album and I can tell you it’s very monolithic! Now check out this rad visual and make sure to go see them on tour!
This might just be the longest mixtape ever made, and it has been created by ANbRx, aka Agoraphobic Nosebleed. It’s yours for free – over 11 1/2 hours of experimental sonic DMT…follow the link below!
“The Minutes Felt Like Hours” was recorded in one take 11/9/2013 Produced by J. Randall for the ANbRx Pharmaceuticals group llc. Because of its length (over 11.5 hours) the file size for this recording was just too large to master and as result is relatively quiet, please adjust the volume on your system audio player as needed. This recording was inspired by the shifting visual geometry and time. distortion one can experience from smoking N,N-Dimethyltryptamine.
This is a busy weekend…Baptists are doing a show with Depressing and EOP at the Astoria in Vancouver this Friday, November 29th, and CVLT Nation is a proud sponsor of what will no doubt be a killer show! Baptists always rule, and its Depressing last show ever, but to make us all feel better they are giving away a copy of their vinyl to all attendees! $10 for a rad show and a rad record – hell yeah!! Check out some live footage from Kyle Pigeau Videography of Baptists below and get more info about the event here! Plus you can catch them opening for Church of Misery at The Rickshaw on December 9th…stay tuned for a full gig review of that show!
Anciients just finished up their Fall tour with Tesseract and Scale the Summit, and are finishing it up with two shows this weekend – one in Portland, OR with Lord Dying, Nether Regions and Sioux, and then they return home for their show at the Astoria in Vancouver with Black Wizard, Weirding and As the King, co-sponsored by CVLT Nation. Check out some awesome footage of them performing this year in Vancouver and Brooklyn, plus some photos of them in St. Louis, MO on their last tour, and see you this weekend!
There’s a strange, intoxicating smell in the air…what can it be? My inner stoner is telling me that CANNABIS CORPSE & GHOUL are about to release a new split on Jan. 7th, 2014 via Tankcrimes. Right now I have a new CANNABIS CORPSE sticky track loaded in my vaporizer called “Shatter Their Bongs,” plus we are streaming it below…So you better inhale some CANNABIS CORPSE and bake the fuck UP!…Pre-Order HERE!
Here is a brand new visual from THEOLOGIAN that will take you to a place full of dark desire. “Welcome to the Golden Age of Beggars” is the song title, taken from their brand new CD SOME THINGS HAVE TO BE ENDURED out now on CRUCIAL BLAST. THEOLOGIAN’s music knows how to find the beauty in the torment in our minds that we do not want to face. The video, directed by Gretchen Heinel, fits perfectly with the song. Enough of me talking – just press play and fall into the abyss…
Magick. Motherhood. Pain. Suffering.
Blood. Tension. Nausea. Desire.
Obsession. Addiction. Loathing. Violence.
The loss of hope. Unfulfilled dreams. Unhealed wounds.
Insect Ark released her Long Arms EP earlier this year via Geweih Ritual Documents, and her haunting drone compositions captured a global audience for this Brooklyn-based musician. CVLT Nation is honored to premiere Insect Ark’s video for the eerie track “Symbols,” check it out below along with a few upcoming tour dates!
Am I an AT THE DRIVE IN fan? Hell fucking yes!!! Today CVLT Nation is sharing with you one of the sickest shows you will ever find online from this very special band. What makes this footage so off the chain is that AT THE DRIVE IN are performing outside and giving their all on every tune. Once you press play you will not be able to turn away, I promise. If you were in Winston-Salem for this show, please leave a comment! Every time I watch this, it takes me back to 1999 – I wish I was there! Now get your In/Casino/Out ON!
Text & Photos by Darryl Reid
I have no idea what “Power Violence” means these days, as it seems every other band I have seen lately plays fast and loose with that moniker. P.E.I.’s Uncle stay true to the original definition of the genre – super fast, short, dissonant, loud blasts of anger with the usual atypical breakdowns thrown throughout.
Uncle play music as punishment, with only a bass, voice and drum combo. I find the best power violence thrives on simplicity and Uncle keep their shit simple, brutal and perversely fun as fuck.