Keeper / Sea Bastard Split – Review + Stream

Both dealers in misery and purveyors of the downtrodden, the two bands’ consummate pairing makes this release all the more impressive. Whereas Keeper are the sound of a tortured, agonised soul, Sea Bastard are the vehement pain-dealers, gloating in the presence of their comrades’ manacled, broken bodies and basking in their collective anguish – the tormented and the tormentor.

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The Power of Intersubjectivity… CVLT Nation Interviews MoE

MoE is a three piece band from Oslo, Norway; formed by the composer, double bassist and improviser Guro Skumsness Moe, the experimental guitarist Havard Skaset and the drummer Joakim Heibo. They play a feral display of sludge, doom metal, crust punk, and noise rock with a particular method of composition, a unique sound and an original vocal work.

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Exclusive! CVLT Nation Streaming: TIMEKILLER “Sick of Myself”

Our comrades in sonic heavy weirdness, EOLIAN EMPIRE Records from PDX, have a new comp coming out on Feb. 3rd entitled (We’ve Got) Fiends In Low Places: Heavy Vibes Internationale. Over the course of 15 tracks, you will be slapped in the face by off the wall bands and their take on sound waves!

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Exclusive! CVLT Nation Streaming: HEXIS & THIS GIFT IS A CURSE 7″

A sonic typhoon of audio destruction that will leave you wanting more! The long overdue record by HEXIS & THIS GIFT IS A CURSE is streaming below and I’m fucking impressed by both bands’ tunes.

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Dancing On Your Grave… Wolf Blood Stream

For those who have grown tired of jamming out to Electric Wizard, Sleep, Neurosis or any popular doom or sludge band while they inhale greens in their basement, look no further for your next fix of tunes.

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CVLT Nation’s Label Spotlight:
BREATHE PLASTIC

Heavy means different things to different people! For me, it can heal and destroy all at

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Sonance’s Blackflower Review + Stream

This Bristol-birthed sludge fest has a fetish for atmosphere. You might say it borders on post-rock,

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Our Kind, The Plague… Amniac – Infinite Album Review

With a really strong demo already on their resume, Dias Xila Leurc, Amniac strike back with

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Omnipotent Crawling Slime: SWAMP WITCH – “The Slithering Bog” – Review + Stream

When I first encountered the music of Swamp Witch (in the form of their death-ridden debut

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CVLT Nation’s Top Six Italian Releases of 2014

SIX: STASIS – Demo 2014 Stasis hail from Bologna, central Italy, and are the authors of

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Zebulon Pike – “Nostalgia For The Unreal” Review + Exclusive Stream

You can forget all about the neoclassical, virtuoso nonsense, and the pseudo-progressive metal out there; because

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CVLT Nation’s Top Six Irish Releases of 2014

Metal and hardcore in Ireland rarely goes 12 months without releasing at least a couple of

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