Grind, Powerviolence, punk, metal, fast and brutal shit…. call-it-what-you-will, we don’t really know what to call this crazy release aside from fucking awesome! What you can stream herein is the debut offering by the Bay Area’s newest spine-splitters, DeathgraVe! Based out of San Jose and Oakland, members of DeathgraVe are: Matt on drums, Fern on bass (also Amber Asylum, ex member of Bird, ex member of Ringwurm), Andre on vocals (also of San Jose death metal bruisers Cyanic, ex member of Bird, ex member of Casket Blaster) and Greg Wilkinson on guitar (Brainoil, ex member of Laudanum, ex member of I will Kill You Fucker, super-renowned all-things-heavy sound engineer and too many other bands to mention!). Their debut self-titled Demo is everything you would want to hear as the soundtrack to an insane and hysterical poser-killing rampage!
¡Libérate! ¡Libérate! ¡Libérate! We are stoked to be streaming their entire discography right here and now on CVLT Nation! Not Punk Records is releasing a 100 tapes to go along with ¡Libérate!’s appearance at this Saturdays Gnarmaggedon Fest! In the meantime, turn the volume up to 10 for the 39 songs we have playing below!…Support ¡Libérate! & Not Punk Records!…Buy the tape HERE!
Ain’t no shame in our game – just check our resume, we are HUGE fans of the NAILS at CVLT Nation. This past weekend, they performed at The Echo in L.A. with B’last. Jim Bob & Garrett Gutierrez caught all of the off the chain madness on tape. Now it’s your chance to see NAILS wreck shop!
Tapes of Neon God is doing a massive giveaway for our readers, starting today! There will be one grand prize of all five of their tape releases below, plus two runner up prizes of one tape each. All you have to do is email them at email@example.com with “CVLT Nation giveaway” in the subject heading. The three winners will be drawn next Tuesday the 21st, so make sure to get your entries in ASAP.
Now you are about to hear how the soon to be released Primitive Man & Xaphan 7 inch kills shit! For 8 minutes, both bands will pound you in your motherfucking eardrums with some of the most monolithic sounds you will hear all year. This insane record is being released via Init Records and can be pre-ordered HERE! All hail Primitive Man & Xaphan for scrambling my brain cells…Fuck it, press play on the stream below!
Just out on Video Disease Records is this self-titled seven inch from weirdo hardcore band Umbilical Cord. Spastic snarls and high pitched screeches are spat over surprisingly melodic and idiosyncratic guitars with occasional bursts of Greg Ginn-ish atonal shred and psychedelic riffs that are as much feedback as playing. ‘Two Seconds’ in particular is filled with achingly emotive arpeggios and melodic chords, contrasted with the vocals that sound like the frontman is actually being strangled by an umbilical cord. This release flies by in less than five minutes but easily packs in more creativity and fuck-it sonic adventurism than an hour’s worth of by-the-numbers hardcore.
By Corey & Gene of Pledge Allegiance to Grindcore
Corey’s Top 3 of 2013:
This, hands down, is the PV/Grind album of the year. This duo out of Seattle, Washington, manage to craft some truly memorable, violent jams for 2013. The Brutal Supremacy trilogy alone would put them on the list, but their are 17 other songs of blistering power violence to power house this release! This is pure, unbridled power violence that delivers gang vocals, memorable riffs, pure hardcore attitude in spades! The fact that they recorded the album in three different variations, and packaged it as a whole, is amazing. Hearing the “standard” version is all well and good, but to hear it meshed with the noise track they created truly adds a level of unparalleled violence. Pure and simple, this is a must listen album from a band that has been storming the underground for well over a decade.
We’ve talked about this release abundantly here, and it would be superfluous and redundant to keep bragging on about how insanely awesome this release by the young trio from Pisa is. A debut album that represents the crowning achievement in Italian underground metal in 2013, by far, without the barest shadow of a doubt. Buioingola have made an incredible statement in the world of dark and atmospheric metal with this debut album of theirs, and anyone who is in love with the more apocalyptic, gloomy and depressed sides of crust and doom should put Dopo L’Apnea on their year’s end top albums lists. For all fans of Planks, Altar of Plagues, Fall of Efrafa, Year of No Light and the such. Let the shadows spill in.
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 coming out via To Live A Lie Records. 13 tracks that clock in at just over 10 minutes. On the real, all 3 bands fucking show and prove! We so stoked to be streaming this 10 inch piece of chaotic violence in full below…