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A gallery of images taken from new limited edition monograph portraying the life and work of pioneering artist, musician and body evolutionist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge.
Born Neil Megson, reborn as artist Genesis P-Orridge and reborn once again as a gender-erasing pandrogyne, the life and work of Genesis Breyer P-Orridge has been defined by transgression and experimentation. A daring performance artist who founded the radical collective COUM Tramsmissions, P-Orridge would go on to front the cult anti-rock outfit Throbbing Gristle, whose abrasive sound helped form the emerging genre of industrial music in the late 70′s. Exploring the roots of h/er sexuality within the 80′s Modern Primitives subculture and the Psychic TV collective, P-Orridge translated a fascination with fetishism and ritual into a powerful statement on the nature of body politics.
Manifested as pandrogeny – or the “third gender” – P-Orridge’s life and work have always been inextricably entwined. A body of work in the most literal sense, photos and artworks from the last forty years of P-Orridges output have now been collected in a high-end monograph that confronts h/er controversial and powerful images head on.
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Now this is just unreal: NEUROSIS killing shit in Denver and the year was 1990. Looking at this, you realize why this band has lasted so long, because to this day they have held on to their punk roots. Watching NEUROSIS do their thing back then is still inspiring right now and it makes me really happy to be a part of this movement called PUNK! No Stage, No Pro Lights…just NEUROSIS all the way live…Go here for their upcoming tour dates!
The skies are red with blood and the plagues of death are taking over the world! The are the thoughts I have while listening to the new PERSEKUTOR EP Power Frost out now on Magic Bullet Records. Over two songs, the band paints dismal pictures of rancid decay and underworld violence. I really fucking dig the singer’s vocal delivery, it sounds like a demon spitting razor blades onto wax! What is killer about PERSEKUTOR is the demonic grooves that each tune packs. Now it’s your chance to hear the Power Frost EP in full below!
Right now my brain is caught in a tornado of barbaric riffs and filthy vocals! I’m listening to the the new WOLVEFROST demo and it way fucking more than just kicks ass, it’s a death blow to all of the weak hearts of the world. This Seattle band has created the sonic version of being eaten alive by ravenous pack of lions. Every track is a seething onslaught straight from the blazing depths of HELL! If you check out one band this year, WOLVEFROST should be it. I just can’t get enough of their chaotic riffs fighting against the primitive drum beats blasting out of my speakers. Cranking up WOLVEFROST is like having flesh-eating disease let loose in your ear drums. So let the fun begin and turn your friends and enemies on to WOLVEFROST!!!
CVLT Nation interviews Sindre from Obliteration
Hi guys. First of all, thanks for finding the time to do this interview, it is very much appreciated! So, would you like to introduce the band?
The band consists of Kristian Valbo on drums, Arild M Torp on guitars, Didrik Telle on bass and me(Sindre Solem) on vocals and live guitars. Christoffer Bråthen from Condor/Mions Hill/Flight is joining us on bass at some selected shows also.. We play some sort of cold death metal, ish.
It has been almost four years since your previous album Nekropsalms. What have you been doing up until the release of the Goat Skull Crown EP and your latest full-length Black Death Horizon?
We all have been involved in other bands and projects, Kristian is the new Aura Noir drummer, so he has been touring a lot with them, Arild and I have done a lot with Nekromantheon, released our “Rise, Vulcan Spectre” and played a lot live, and Didrik has been a part of Altaar. But we did never “shut down” Obliteration, we wrote music, played some live shows and rehearsed for those 4 years, but inspiration and the energy weren’t always on top.. Everything goes in circles, thats why its taken so long, but it has been for the best. The fire burns stronger than ever now.
Are we BAPTISTS fans at CVLT Nation? HEll fucking YES and so should you be! They released one of the sickest records of 2013 with Bushcraft, out now on Southern Lord. Seeing them live is a mammoth shot of rawness to your whole being, because BAPTISTS bring it every time they hit the stage! Earlier this year, they performed on Seattle’s KEXP show “Seek & Destroy” and now you can view it here on CVLT Nation. I’ve got to say, if I had a list for a band that everyone should hear, BAPTISTS would be in the top 5, they are that fucking good!
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!