Mix via A Fist in the Face of God
So there I was, racking my brain for a theme for my latest radio show, when out of nowhere I got an email from my Brazilian metal brother, Victor Whipstriker, sharing me a track from his upcoming LP, Troopers Of Mayhem. I was naturally pretty psyched at this offering of fresh flesh, but I thought ‘Hey, wait a sec. Couldn’t this guy do a pretty serious Brazilian mix and in turn help me out of this cyclical chasm of what to play on my next show?” So I asked him, and he sent me a list of tracks back within the hour. Another hour later and he wrote up all the bands, both new and old, featured in his 20-track mix.
Victor, unless you missed the interview on here some time ago, fronts not only the god-crushing metalpunk band, Whipstriker, but also the now-defunct Diabolic Force, while handling bass and occasionally vocal duties also for Atmoic Roar. He’s also played live with a bunch of killer bands. Basically, the guy is fast becoming a Rio metal legend and his mix reflects that.
So, without me rabbeting on too much, here—straight from War Town, Brazil—are Victor’s words on his picks for his mix. Enjoy. Oh, btw, check out this ‘report’ from the recording of his new record.
It’s been a while since we’ve had a giveaway for you, so we’re coming back with a bang with 2 pairs of tickets to this year’s The Power of the Riff festival at The Echo and Echoplex in Los Angeles on August 9th & 10th! Every year this festival gets bigger and better, and this year’s lineup features headliners The Obsessed, Final Conflict, Hirax, From Ashes Rise & Black Breath, alongside a ton of other rad bands like Dead in the Dirt, Baptists, Children of God and many more. Today we’re giving away one pair of tickets to the show on August 10th! To enter this giveaway just email email@example.com with TPOTR Aug 10th in the subject, and we’ll choose a winner on Friday at noon PST! PS – If you entered the 9th giveaway, you can still enter this one too!
It’s been a while since we’ve had a giveaway for you, so we’re coming back with a bang with 2 pairs of tickets to this year’s The Power of the Riff festival at The Echo and Echoplex in Los Angeles on August 9th & 10th! Every year this festival gets bigger and better, and this year’s lineup is all killer no filler, featuring headliners The Obsessed, Final Conflict, Hirax, From Ashes Rise & Black Breath, alongside a ton of other rad bands like Dead in the Dirt, Baptists, Children of God and many more. Today we’re giving away one pair of tickets to the show on August 9th! To enter this giveaway just email firstname.lastname@example.org with TPOTR Aug 9th in the subject, and we’ll choose a winner on Thursday at noon PST! Stay tuned for another giveaway tomorrow! PS – YOU CAN ENTER BOTH!
***Congrats Russell Wood!***
Canadian hardcore band Acousma have really set the bar high with their self-titled cassette EP released this past May. This tape is gritty, raw and completely mosh-worthy, falling somewhere between the blasting stomps of Ceremony circa 2008 and the evil mid-tempo groove of Hoax. The band recorded these six songs live in their own practice studio by Calvin Monaghan, and the tracks were mixed and mastered by Orchid mastermind Will Killingsworth at his Dead Air Studios. These songs also harken to classic powerviolence acts like No Comment and Crossed Out at times, with grinding passages suddenly stopping on a dime and inciting total war on the dance floor.
This Oakland crew of GHOULs released a cover EP last month, Intermediate Level Hard-Core, featuring their version of tracks from GWAR, Fearless Iranians From Hell, Willful Neglect, N.O.T.A and Dayglo Abortions. Today we’re stoked to stream Ghoul‘s “Proud to be Creepsylvanian” aka Dayglo Abortions’ “Proud to be Canadian.” You can also pick up the whole album in digi format HERE or in solid red LP format HERE. Also, check out their video for “Americanized” off of Intermediate Level Hard-Core below!
Tonight our favorite Vancouver promoters of everything heavy, Nothing is Heavy, celebrate their 1-year anniversary with a fucking wicked show at The Rickshaw in Vancouver, featuring Black Wizard‘s album release for Young Wisdom and special guests Tobeatic, Hoopsnake & Wiser Fool. To celebrate, Chris Dyck from Nothing is Heavy and Anciients has put together a crushing mix of death, black and thrash metal for you to get hyped up to! So hit play below and get your pre-game on for tonight’s show!
Craft – Demonspeed..from Fuck the Universe
This has to be my fave black metal album of all time…so fucking rockin, so ripped…best riffs, best drumming…every fucking song on this record crushes…one of the best overall DIY metal records ever…so badass…fucking full speed ahead!!!
Entombed – Left Hand Path…from Left Hand Path
I’m 36, so this album was one of the first death metal albums I had ever heard and one of the first ones I ever owned…every current throwback death metal band tries to sound like this and I’m not complaining at all…again an example of killer riffs, rockin drums and ripped vocals…you guys seeing a trend here?…haha…For those just getting into death metal, there are far more important albums you need to check out since this is pretty much a Slayer/rock album…but no one was doing this kinda metal when it came out and no one has done it better since…these guys also really were one of say 3 or 4 Swedish bands (Carnage, Dismember, Unleashed, Grave etc) that moulded the death metal scene over there…fucking classic.
Every time I think that I’ve heard it all, that there are no more exciting bands and that there’s nothing happening anymore in Germany’s Hardcore scene, a band like NOTHING comes around and proves me wrong. Without warning, Berlin’s NOTHING (not to be confused with the shoegaze Nothing from Philly or any of the other Nothings there are probably) kick in your front door and tear down your house with the dirtiest Hardcore-Metal-Punk you’ve probably heard in quite a while.
Imagine Poison Idea partying with Slayer while Discharge pukes in the kitchen sink and you might be able to conceive what’s going on Embrace The Hatred. The band’s second album (or EP?) was released by This Charming Man Records and features seven songs of ripping solos, often with fine twin-guitar harmonies and crazy mosh parts, carefully nestled in insanely fast palm-muted, thrashy riffs, topped by a voice that expresses more fuck you attitude than… hell I don’t even know anything that comes close to the minimum of fucks given here. And fortunately NOTHING don’t sound like one of those countless, awefully unoriginal Thrash revival bands the last years brought upon us. The band rather seems to be a bunch of really pissed punk ass motherfuckers who grew up on early C.O.C., D.R.I., Cro-Mags, Suicidal Tendencies etc. and internalized the mighty powers of Metal-PUNK full-on.
Today CVLT Nation is honored to premiere a track off of the upcoming LP from NOISEM, Agony Defined. “Mortuary” is a seething, blistering assault on your senses that shows why this Baltimore band is not to be fucked with! Check out our album review here. Agony Defined comes out on June 11th via A389 Records, and catch NOISEM alongside the Melvins, Testament, Vision of Disorder, Corrosion of Conformity, Municipal Waste, The Casualties, Impaled, A Life Once Lost, Code Orange Kids and more at the Scion Rock Fest in Memphis, Tennessee tomorrow, June 1st. Check out NOISEM’s rad set at this year’s MDF below, filmed by Frank Huang, and then sit back, stream this track, and let your brain be blown into a million pieces!
In the 80′s, Sunset Blvd stood for one thing: Hair Metal poser motherfuckers! Back then it was totally normal for punks & hairspray metal heads to go after each other! Then the first wave of speed metal started to come out, with bands like Metallica, Exciter, OZ and Slayer. Tom Araya created music that had all of us going bonkers – we could not get enough of Show No Mercy and to this day I blast it on the regular! This is why CVLT Nation’s favorite tumblr right now is FUCK YEAH SLAYER. If you’re a metal nerd like me you will dig it because it’s full of rad photos from all eras of the band!…R.I.P. Jeff Hanneman!
Irish scourge ZOM present us two cosmological atrocities on a wicked 7” EP that lights the altar of Blasphemy, Morbid Angel, and Slayer aflame in it’s worship. While these tracks did appear on their 2012 “Hells Pleasure” demo I unfortunately did not get a hold of that so these are new to me, and also rip really hard.
ZOM’s assault is not new however. Their self-titled demo was certainly promising, making heads turn despite the perceived ordinariness outside of the locale they hail from, largely because the worship they display is flat out enjoyable with subtle additions that the newer revivals are bringing with them that seem to have naturally leeched into their classic sound. Just enough to refresh things at least because they were getting a lot of attention, and I still managed to miss their second demo last year containing these two tracks.
Though, as it was a demo, I assume they were rougher which is either a plus or a minus depending on your attitude. There are two tracks, virtually the same length but with different approaches to their thrash formula, the first “Multiversal Holocaust” dips into the slower realms near the end while “Terror of the Cosmos” really is a relentless and blistering offensive.