Listen to PRIMARY STRESS for primary black metal enjoyment! Unholy fuck, this two-piece from Halifax, NS created a demo that I can not get enough of…When they break into their emotional parts I get chills! PRIMARY STRESS is band that should be heard around the world, this is why we are offering this demo as a free download…Do not be surprised if you hear a PRIMARY STRESS track on our upcoming Blackened Everything Mixtape!…Read Crust-Demos review HERE!
11:45 P.M. – The time I finally arrived in Columbus, Ohio to behold something rarely seen and experience something rarely felt, an event that entails a complete and utter possession of the mind and body: Aevangelist live. Through three hours of snow-ridden, treacherous roadways, I made it to Carabar… to find that the band were nowhere to be seen. Their vehicle broken down in Indiana, the mysterious group lay stranded for four hours in those same subzero temperatures. Hearing this, my heart sank, thinking I had made such a long, dangerous trek for nothing.
But frozen was not the inner flame of this hellish project. They were still coming.
If you chat to anyone in a band that has a bit of history behind it, and especially when this includes albums that general consensus calls “essential” or even “classic”, chances are those musicians have very strong feelings about what their final record with this band means to them, whether positive or negative.
GridLink are certainly a band with a history behind it. Jon Chang emerged from the ashes of Discordance Axis, a band that arguably ended their existence with one of the most pivotal grind records of the 21st century in The Inalienable Dreamless. Teaming with co-founder Takafumi Matsubara and maintaining a relationship with Hydra Head, GridLink sprung up several years later, laying down a thrilling gauntlet of technically abstruse grindcore with two full-lengths, near-peerless in their scope and ferocity.
Dublin hardcore outfit Twisted Mass have been active for a couple of years now and so far have a brief, but blistering, self-titled EP under their belts that was released in 2011. Including members of Abaddon Incarnate, Refraction, and On Pain of Death, the band’s hardcore nods favourably to Swedish crust and clearly has a love of Tragedy too but it’s tinged with a metal flavour that makes their tunes all the more aggressive and urgent with each listen.
Today on CVLT Nation, we’re proud to present their first full-length Isaiah, a firestorm of searing, unforgiving, and altogether epic, hardcore that takes no prisoners, but don’t just take our word for it. Stream the album below now.
Q: What was it that got you into drawing and design? Did Punk and Hardcore have any bearing on the style you’ve eventually developed into?
I’ve been into art for as long as I can remember, but as for the style that I work in now…I’d say music in general influenced that heavily. From punk and hardcore to metal to noise etc.
For 25 years EYEHATEGOD has been laying down some of the heaviest, most vile music in the underground! Over the past month, they have been touring the west coast hard and performing with some gnarly bands along the way. The last leg of their 25th west coast anniversary saw EYEHATEGOD kill shit with GRAVES AT SEA. Today CVLT Nation salutes both bands with an epic live video essay from their most recent shows. Europe get ready for the upcoming GRAVES AT SEA tour plus CVLT Nation has something special in the works so stay tuned. Oh yeah, the word on the street is that a new EYEHATEGOD album is not that far away!
I have been skateboarding for almost my whole life, and I have so much respect for the sport. I also see it as an art form that is always pushing the boundaries! When I saw the video TENGU: God of Mischief Roof Skating directed by Colin Reed, my jaw dropped! I lived in NYC for many years and never thought about skating a roof top.
This video is so awesome you can’t just watch one time and it should be said that no one was hurt while creating TENGU: God of Mischief Roof Skating…Here is some of what Colin had to say about his work.
And then, it’s hard to find spots. You can’t just go walking around. We’d scout for potential spots by riding the elevated trains all around the city. But it mostly involved a lot of trial and error, and what you might call illegal activity. We had a few tactics: we’d wait for people to walk into buildings, just catch the door before it closed (or hit all the buzzers and hope someone got annoyed and buzzed us in) and run up to see if we could get on the roof from the stairwell. We’d jump and grab the bottoms of fire escape and climb up. And we’d ask everyone if they had roofs we could get onto to check out. Many attempts at getting onto a roof or finding a spot were fruitless, but just as often we’d finding something unique and exciting.
Finally, of course, it was dangerous. There were some close calls where people got terrifyingly close to falling, and a few boards were lost off the edge. (But we always made sure no one was walking on the sidewalk or street below before we tried a trick.) And we had to run away or hide form the police a few times, too.
The legendary collaborations between Werner Herzog and Klaus Kinski have become the stuff of legend in film circles. Herzog, one of the most important figures in not only German film but certainly film in general, and Kinski, the notoriously volatile, intense and brilliant actor collaborated on five films: Aguirre, The Wrath Of God, Nosferatu (a remake of the Murnau classic), Woyzeck, Fitzcarraldo and Cobra Verde. The partnership of fire and ice became so infamous that it even produced a documentary made by Herzog in 1999 named My Best Fiend that gave an insight into their director/actor relationship on and off set.
All of these are films are worth watching but it’s the first one that the pair worked on that remains one of their most bleak, harrowing and poignant. Aguirre, the Wrath of God from 1972 is about an expedition undertaken by Spanish conquistadores in 1560, down the Amazon river, to find El Dorado, the mythical and legendary city of gold.
Needless to say, everything goes to shit.
What happens when a group of close friends who are bonded by a deep friendship, a highly socially-aware anger and an interwoven web of strong progressive beliefs decide to play loud, angry, abrasive and blown out hardcore punk as a vessel for the expression of radical and extreme vegan, pro-animal rights, feminist, anti-patriarchy, anti-religion, anti-misogyny, anti-homophobia, anti-transphobia and anti-speciesism ideals? Well, what happens is that in seconds you end up enveloped in a shit storm of rage that has seemingly no end, nor shows any kind of willingness to loosen it’s vicious, mauling attack on your sorry throat at any time, and that will stop in front of nothing in order to get its message across. And that’s what CARNIST‘s music is all about. Being pissed to no end about a multitude of social matters, and therefore being pissed in an exponential kind of way, in a million different directions. End up in this album’s path and the only choice you have to stay alive is to embrace its message, otherwise get the fuck out of its way or the damn thing will flatten you like a worm under a steam roller.
I am War, I am Filth, I am Pain, I am Rage, I am Speed or better yet, this is how I feel when I listen to the new album by MANTAR entitled Death By Burning. Over ten tracks, this two piece band proves that they are nothing to fuck with and they are here to bring the pain! I could call them the bastard children of Black Flag inspermenated by the never-ending speed of Motorhead. Although, this would not do them justice, because MANTAR are creating their own sonically depraved universe where the dirty riff is the only master. On Feb. 7th, Death By Burning will hit the streets via Svart Records, but in the meantime, CVLT Nation is streaming “Spit” below!