Straight Power with nothing but violence.Is what you are going to encounter on the new 3-way 10 inch featuring ACxDC, Magnum Force and Sex Prisoner that coming out via To Live A Lie Records on March 19th. 13 tracks that clock in at just over 10 minutes. On the real all 34 bands fucking show and prove! We so stoked to be streaming this 10 inch piece of chaotic violence in full below…Also Everyone on the West coast represent because ACxDC, NOMADS and SLEEPWALKERS are on tour starting today peep the poster after the jump!
Up for offer today is an awesome mixtape curated by Vetis Monarch of WEAPON, and it’s packed with tracks from some of CVLT Nation’s favorite bands! If you are too kvlt for skool, beware – this mix might rub you the wrong way – but we trust that our readers are going to love a lot of his choices! Read Vetis’ ironic intro below, and as usual stream below and download after the jump!
Narrowing down the bands that one doesn’t care for to a mere 20 is no easy task; especially in 2013, when there is so much to choose from… That’s not a good thing. Although I prefer to spend my energy on bands I like, it is quite entertaining to mention the bands that I personally have no use for, yet a lot of people seem to like them. Bear in mind that this is my taste only, and this doesn’t speak for all in Weapon (even though no one, anywhere, should ever listen to garbage like Mares Of Thrace.)
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Stream Sonic Cathedrals Vol. LXXXVII Curated By Weapon:
Damn skippy when you talk about English anarcho-punk you better mention ANTISECT. To me, the band was more than just epic, they were crustadelic gnarlytastic. When I first heard In Darkness There Is No Choice, I was like, oh yeah, it’s on…Rudimentary Peni better watch out. ANTISECT had that off the deep end vibe like Disorder, but packed the fury of Discharge. There is not one weak song on this album & metallic guitars on this album are death blades. What about the drums…they have this killer primitive tribal energy about them, and the way they were mixed was perfect. On the track “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” you can hear how they laid the foundation for the emotional parts that you find in crust today. Also, when you listen to this record, you realize that world has not changed too much; many of the injustices that ANTISECT sang about have only gotten tenfold worse. What I really wanted to share with you today ANTISECT – live at The Barn – Norwich, England – 30.03.1987 a full set. After the jump, check out channel zero & ANTISECT say fuck the system.
ANTISECT Live 30.03.1987 after the jump!
Text by Shane|Red River Family
ETERNAL WARFARE RECORDS (E.W.R.) FESTIVAL 2013
It’s that time of year again, where we start planning our funds to travel to all the fests that have mind-blowing line-ups. One that is on my radar is the Eternal Warfare Fest up in Oregon, USA. This year has a very impressive lineup, which could mean money burning a hole in my pocket to travel up to the Northwest. With bands such as Alda, HELL, Lake of Blood, Barghest and Mania are bands enough to get me to justify the travel. The fest will be spread across 3 days (Friday -Saturday -Sunday): the first two days will be packed with the bands that showcase the Cascadian region, as well as some bands journeying in from out of the region – Drought (NM), Wolvserpent (ID), Barghest (LA). The third day is more of a calm, relaxing day with a folk, string, atmospheric lineup – with bands such as River, Novemthree, Will O The Wisp and many others.
Circle Takes the Square came into existence over a decade ago amongst the Spanish Moss and swamps of Savannah, Georgia. Boasting the lyrical depth of a trench and the ability to transverse and transcend the traditional layers of sound and atmosphere, Circle Takes the Square left an emotive and unique path in it’s wake. The band simply irradiated poignancy and life. Since inception, Circle Takes the Square have released a self titled EP, a split with the irrefutable Pg. 99, the magical and incandescent debut full length, As the Roots Undo and a final pair of songs entitled Ritual of Names.
What followed was a long and mysterious silence, punctuated only by whispers from the band of possible activity, which eventually ramped up to a full fledged revival. This year finally saw the completion and release of Decompositions: Volume 1, the bands second full length record. I was recently able to catch up with Drew Speziale, the lead guitarist and one of the two dominantly heard voices in the band, to talk to him about the recording process, artistic inspiration and being chased by Justin Pearson through the dark.
-Hello Drew! How is life and what have you been reading lately?
Life is great, thanks for asking. I haven’t had much time to devote to reading lately, so right now i’m surrounded by half-read books that don’t require full immersion. I’m slowly working my way through the
compiled essays in “Sync Book 2,” whenever I have a few minutes to spare. It features a handful of authors’ ruminations on synchronicity. A constant on my nightstand, that I check in with from time to time is Dale Pendell’s “Pharmako” Trilogy. I’ve drawn a lot of inspiration from those three books over the last couple of years, but I don’t know how to begin neatly summing them up. Next to them in the stack: a book of Klimt’s artwork, a seed catalog, and a primer on incorporating a small flock of chickens into a home-scale permaculture system. It’s appropriately titled Free Range Chicken Gardens. So, a pretty sizable pile of books, maybe someday I’ll get to the bottom of it.
CULTUS SABBATI is a group that we have championed since we started CVLT Nation because of their high level of creativity. This is a fact that can be seen and heard in their new video for “Those Who Don’t Go Alive When Dead,” a track of their last album, Asgardsreia. I will say that this visual is one trippy ride I don’t mind getting on…So after the jump check out CULTUS SABBATI’s video for “Those Who Don’t Go Alive When Dead”.
Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, the long standing Fistula have come forth with “Northern Aggression,” a new searing release of malicious crust and sludge. Holding their devotion to alcohol and illicit substances high they push and pull through 7 songs of unrelenting crust, metal, and doom.
Fistula at times come down with an unrelenting blast of strained aggression; pummeling drums, crackling distortion and the harshest of vocals. At other times they slow down to a durge of low sustained power chords laced with howls, all over a down tempo rhythm.
They manage to tie these contrasting elements together with tons of heavy metal and crusty riffage that will send listeners into a frenzy. This release could be described as the hell child of a Dystopia record and a Slayer record, spawned from a back ally fuckfest.
Having an open mind is one of the greatest things that I have taken away from my teenage years. Hardcore during the 80′s was not a straight line, which meant you had bands that were on the same road, but took paths to get there. What was interesting about the scenes back then is that every state or even city had their own style of creating what we all labeled “hardcore.” The TEXAS scene was full of killer bands that were weird as fuck but were making some of the most interesting music of the era. The BIG BOYS were a band that I really grew to love; both their recordings & live shows kept me excited. Seeing them perform was always cool because it seemed like a big party – they would reach into their bag of funk and turn the motherfucker out! It’s hard to describe seeing a room full of hardcore kids dancing to the funky beat of “We Got Soul” (thinking about it puts a smile on my face!). Their front man Biscuits was in his own world of radness and knew how to get the crowd into the show. Another thing that made me dig the BIG BOYS was their love for skateboarding, which made me even love them more – plus they also had an awesome logo. Honestly I’m getting chills writing this post, because thinking about all of the times I saw them in Los Angeles I never knew I watching one of the sickest punk bands to ever do it. It must be said this band never got their just due when they were active, but their tunes can still rock a house party like no other. The other day I watched a documentary about them entitled Big Boys – Looking Back It’s Just Reflections from Light in the Attic Docs, which we are showing in full after the jump! Thank you Randy “Biscuit” Turner (R.I.P) and the BIGS BOYS for creating on your own terms – you influenced a generation to say fuck the so-called “normal” (we are all still Hollywood swinging)!