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Photographer Peter Beste is someone who is able to put the energy of metal into his pictures. At the most recent Copenhell, he took photos of the bands and the fans that bring to life how fucking awesome the tribal spirit of metal is! I will never get bored of looking at flicks that capture the true spirit of youth culture. To me, photography and rebellion go hand in hand. Not only on a political level, but also on a social level. So peep this head banging photo essay after the jump!
Chaos, that’s the first word that comes to mind when I think of a Reproach show. Few bands know how to set a place on fire like these Belgians can. No matter where, what stage, the number of attendees, Reproach always delivers. Since a couple of months they have a new album out as well, more reason to ask a few questions to the madman that is their vocalist; Stijn.
Text and Photos by Sofi via You’re Not Human
Once again, another absolute blinder from the All Tomorrows Parties family with this years ‘I’ll Be Your Mirror’, curated by ATP & Mogwai. Still my favourite festival, mainly because this lot really know what they’re doing. Each and every ATP event is fucking awesome, and I’m still yet to have a shitty time at one (pretty sure this will never happen).
Friday saw Slayer headline, performing ‘Reign in Blood’ in it’s entirety, with support from Melvins, Sleep, Wolves in the Throne Room, YOB and A Storm of Light. As predicted the crowd were in good spirits…I got stamped on, Emma got smacked in the mouth and bit her tongue….it’s safe to say Slayer “slayed”. Sleep were probably a personal highlight for me, with the epic ‘Dragonaut’ sounding so perfect in the almighty palace that is Alexander.
Saturday we arrived too late (we were in pain from the night before), but we caught Bill Wells & Aidan Moffat (who reduced me to tears), Dirty Three (with an astounding 10/10 show), and Mogwai who blew me away with their massive sound…’Hunted by a Freak’ christ, that track’s so beautiful. I don’t think I’d seen Mogwai for many, many years before this weekend & the last time I did I probably didn’t fully appreciate. Their set was an unexpected treat for me.
Interview by Wes Cueto [graveyarns]
Maryland bands never fall short on extremity. STRONG INTENTION have been punishing the underground with their own blend of New York influenced hardcore and Southern fried sludgy grind since the mid-ninties. They have an extensive and solid catalog of releases behind them and their range as a band shines through their variation of styles from record to record. Their first demo, What’s At Stake? (1994), sounds very much influenced by late 80′s/early 90′s New York hardcore punk bands like Token Entry and Warzone. The self-titled 7″ EP contained much more speed and a heavy grindcore influence, similar to a band like Brutal Truth. Carrying that same approach forward with them, Strong Intention released the Extermination Vision and What Else Can We Do… full-lengths, a ten song 7″ in pure Negative Approach fashion entitled Each Day Lived As An Act Of Defiance… love that title… plus a split with the German group Y all squeezed between 2000-02. Their unique crossover sound has allowed Strong Intention the longevity to play out and tour with such undisputed acts as Disfear, Phobia, E.N.T., Rotten Sound, D.R.I., and Lock-Up, among many others over their extensive career but they’re just getting started. After touring for many years the band finally went into the studio to record new material which will finally see the light of day in the form of the Razorblade Express 7″ and an as yet untitled full-length. Razorblade Express is no exception to the band’s solid catalog. Six malicious tracks quickly pummel through this record like running a hot knife through butter or taking a piss in the snow. The title track to Razorblade Express, which features a brilliant performance by Mike IX Williams of Eyehategod, Arson Anthem and Outlaw Order is a real sludgefest and a severe contrast to the five other nasty cuts which display the perfect “in your face” hardcore approach which only an East Coast band can ever truly achieve on record.
I had a chance to talk with Strong Intention vocalist Zac Ohler and Mike IX about their intentions with this new record.
Enjoy the interview after the jump!
Who is the motherfucking man? Lemmy is the motherfucking man, and in 2010, a radical documentary about his life was made entitled LEMMY 49% MOTHER FUCKER 51% SON OF A BITCH. Everyone knows Motörhead was the gateway band for all us punks of the early 80′s to get into metal. This film takes a good look into the things that make this human who he is and what he is not! As documentaries go, I didn’t want LEMMY to end, I was totally fascinated by the subject matter. Don’t get it twisted, there are some extra awesome interviews in this film from some very interesting characters. I can tell you that every time I have interacted with Lemmy since 1984 this dude has been pretty fucking cool! Fuck all of the talking, pour yourself a whiskey, press play and watch this historical film after the jump! CVLT Nation salutes Motörhead…
On 5/19/12 a night of serious Heavy took place at local hot-spot Eli’s in Ghosttown. Two of San Jose’s finest and Heaviest bands were playing and the folks behind Ash Borer and Servile Sect had a new project to unveil to the bay area this evening.
Up first from San Jose was, Bruxers, they played a killer set and had the best sound of the night. Absolutely Crushing! Check out a few songs from this evening below!
Drove up to the charming middle class beach town of Ventura to see this show. Photo pass came through the same day thanks to Sean CvltNation, Jim from Occultist (check out Occultist stream on this site), and Digestor himself. I was rather excited – my love for Ghoul is no secret to anyone, Municipal Waste are always a good time, and I had never in my thirty three long years seen Gwar live, even though my first sampling was at the tender age of 13 when my buddy showed me a live Gwar VHS, loaded to the gills with exploding heads and baby rape. Couldn’t tell ya why, but seeing them in person just never happened for me… UNTIL NOW.
I missed Legacy Of Disorder, which was unfortunate as I was very curious to have a gander, but what can you do? Upon entrance, there was just enough time to throw back one overpriced beer and head straight to the stage a minute before the creeps came out. Security tells me the theatre has a three song photo policy! Shit, in Ghoul terms that’s five minutes at the very most. Brief gear check and it’s on and crackin!! The gut-thirsty ragheads waste no time coming forth with the riffage. Ghoul riffs are infective, monstrously moshy, pukey punk party rippers. The Majestic Ventucky Theatre, a generously sized venue, was already quite crowded and the kids got right into it. For some young rowdies ready to get their scrog on, Ghoul was the answer. It turns out I was in perfect position to receive a direct faceful of blood spew from Baron Samedi’s chicken upon his entrance. I took it, didn’t have much choice but it made me smile. Got the first shellacking out of the way, the rest won’t matter, lay it on me.
Municipal Waste were fun and full of hijinks. Party thrash wasteoid deities doing what they know and do best. This band is perfect for Ventura. Their music is inflected with just the right amount of jäger, surfing (boogiemoshing?), party antics, beer bongs, and good old fashioned shredding. Highlights of Waste’s set include: Joel Grind from Toxicaust guesting with The Waste covering “Nuke The Cross”, Tony emerging post-Holocaust as Halford on a Vespa wearing a silly helmet. I snapped my snaps and headed back to the bar to put down more beer.
Read the rest review and peep the killer photo gallery after the jump!
Are you ready the Black Thrash Overlords? Gospel Of The Horns are set to release a new mini-album entitled in the very near future via Invictus Productions. I have heard this whole sonic beast of Hades, and I can say it’s one huge caldron of vile bliss that will keep you headbanging for hours. Today, CVLT Nation is stoked that we have the chance to share with you a song from Sorcery & Blood. So now press play and let the madness begin!
I’m not even going to write that much, just know that right here and now, you can download a full set of MOTÖRHEAD, recorded live in Vienna, Austria, in 1982. I will say this – if you are a MOTÖRHEAD fan, get this, blast it ultra loud and bang your fucking head!!!
Occasionally a band will come along that’s just too darn difficult to categorise. Is it thrash? Is it hardcore? Is it punk? Does it even count if there’s no bass? Who the heck cares when it’s this damn fun.
The BDDM call the south of London home and are two dudes out to have a good time – making music together along the way. It’s kinda cute in a BFF bromance kinda way. Enjoying delights such as copious amounts of beer, trashy 80′s cinema and being as loud as humanly possible, The BDDM are in the process of recording their debut album. Having self released a demo (which you can stream/download via SoundCloud) called Badd Wyzyrdz last year, the duo are currently being ridiculous via the format of video which you can check out below. Huzzah!
If you wanna find out more, click this link to head on over to the Facebook page where you can find pictures and even new tracks. One’s called “Fuckerpunch.” That’s right. Now you have no reason not to click.