Check out Primitive Man and Obliteration at the Relapse Records X CVLT Nation SXSW 2014 Showcase, March 12th at Dirty Dog Bar! More info here…
Obliteration interviews Primitive Man
Mention 3 bands that inspired you to write the music that is Primitive man.
dISEMBOWELMENT, Unearthly Trance and U.G.K.
Why the name Primitive Man?
We wanted this project to be as raw as possible, the name fits. Also, band name regrets from past projects made us want to have a name that is easily understandable.
Now let’s go to a sonic wonderland where the clouds are the band leaders and the thunder is the drums that we all nod to…check out this new visual from Architeuthis Rex for the previously unreleased track “Nineveh.” The video was directed by Francesca Marongiu and will have you transfixed. Now allow the giants of your dead yesterdays open your eyes to something new!
Take bands like Alkerdeel, Ash Borer, Encircling Sea, Indian, Lord Mantis and Velnias. Bands where black metal and the massive and enveloping overtones of doom and sludge travel on the same frightening frequencies. Bands that build long, winding and epic behemoths of sonic destruction, compositions that live equally off the bleak and malevolent fuel of black metal as they do the crushing and psychedelic heaviness of doom and sludge. Well, that’s exactly where Knoxville, Tennessee blackened sludge miscreants ARGENTINUM ASTRUM fall, and their second LP, Malleus Maleficarum, is a perfect example of this hideous, bleak and slime-ridden musical aesthetic that forces doom and black metal into disgusting orgies of hate and destruction.
Desolate, Heavy, Despair, Bleak, Agony are some of the words that come to my mind as I take in the new WALK THROUGH FIRE song “Another Dream Turned Nightmare”. For over 20 minutes, these Swedish doom scorchers will take you on a journey into their dark existence with this composition. WALK THROUGH FIRE’s new album Hope Is Misery coming out this March 27TH via Aesthetic Death…Now it’s time to get doomed at the hands of WALK THROUGH FIRE…
Check out Windhand and Christian Mistress at the Relapse Records X CVLT Nation SXSW 2014 Showcase, March 12th at Dirty Dog Bar! More info here…
Windhand interviews Christian Mistress
So, we’re going to meet up at the Dirty Dog Bar in Austin, TX. We’re all dog people, what domestic animal does Christian Mistress prefer?
Are any of you fans of country music?
Is ZZ Top considered country? I like a lot of Mississippi Delta blues in general too.
What’s the most insane load-in you’ve ever had to deal with?
SXSW 2011, Kemado showcase at Valhalla. Trying to drive our van through hordes of drunken chickens. Expectations were low in general for ease of operations during the fest though, so we had a great time. I think whiskey helped. Also that was the night we met Rennie from Relapse, so that ruled.
I’m looking up at the sky as snow floats to the ground, covering everything around me. While the grey outside is being painted by mother nature, something else is happening in my eardrums. I have a new TAURUS song “No Thing Longing… Human Impermanence” on repeat, expanding into vast parts of my brain with each sound. This very special band will be releasing a new record entitled No/Thing very soon, but in the meantime you can check out this track below…I will say this about TAURUS – the layers and depth of their music is neverending, but all I want to do is hear more! You can pre-order No/Thing right HERE!
Just in case you weren’t sure why BAPTISTS are the best thing on the West Coast, check out this live session they recorded at Rain City Recorders last month! CVLT Nation is honored to premiere this sick fucking live session – the audio is on point and the footage is killer! Do us a favor and hammer their Facebook with tour requests, because the world needs to be BAPTIZED! Big up to Rain City for the awesome work…
A day in the life of an underground metal band, just trying to get some people out to your show…this is the setting for the new Buzzherd video for their song “The Maloik” of off their new album On Sinking Ships…Rats Drown out now on Dullest Records. Help a brother out and pick up On Sinking Ships… now so that Buzzherd can quit their day jobs!
I don’t know if I’ve made this explicit enough, but I’m infatuated with Dephosphorus. I can trust this disciplined, generous band to not let me down in each astral grind endeavor they explore at this point and Ravenous Solemnity further confirms this.
It’s a very grounding (and fairly rare) feeling that I recall having when I first heard bands that really influenced or moved me in my time listening to heavy music. Iniquity, Mare, Absu, Cryptopsy, Led Astray, Thou, Amenra, Men In Search of the Perfect Weapon — stuff like that cut into my memory and linked to standards of cathartic, inspiring enjoyment and creation that rarely are toppled.
Music that compelled me to try and recreate it on guitar myself, however failed or successful those attempts became on my end. It’s not easy in my mind for a band to pry its way into that area of nostalgia.
A little dramatic sure, but Dephosphorus are a band I have no hesitations about including in that circle, with Ravenous Solemnity acting as a third bulwark of sidereal majesty only securing them further in reverence for me.
Those who have kept up with them will be pleased significantly, and for those unconvinced or unaware I’d suggest it’s next to impossible for their music not to make an impression at this level.
Small changes, an unending euphoric tension that progresses from Night Sky Transform and embraces an uncertain future with what the title would suggest: a revered, voracious ceremony of stellar declaration grounded in personal, secular aggression. No stagnation, only further committal to passionate creation.
Fuck the dumb shit, I like my d-beat raw and raging! So we are going to post two insane full sets today. One featuring Texas’s TOLAR and the other featuring NYC’S NOMAD – these videos will show how gnarly both of these bands are. D-beat reigns supreme!!!