Sometimes, you just want to look at some creepy, scary shit. Some people want to look at it every day, or watch hours and hours of horror films. In North America, there’s only one day out of the year that celebrates horror and fear (I’m not counting Day of the Dead because there’s so much more to it than that) – Halloween, but for some of us, it’s not enough. So if you need a daily injection of gore and horror, check out CVLT Nation’s favorite Tumblr this moment – 365 Days of Horror! You’ll find gifs from some of your favorite horror flicks, as well as old movie posters, creepy art and photos and whatever fucked up inspiration you need to get through your day. Check out a selection of images from 365 Days of Horror below!
COOKIE: The other night RedEye asked me if I was an android.
REDEYE: Only because you were being really nice to me.
COOKIE: I was probably drunk or high on NeoCitran or something.
REDEYE: At first I was freaked out. But then I was like, this isn’t so bad.
COOKIE: Maybe that was the REAL me, and this version is the android.
REDEYE: Right. Kinda like how in Halloween 3, the doctor’s girlfriend gets replaced by an android who tries to murder him. That’s definitely a more accurate representation of you.
COOKIE: Men love crazy bitches. Otherwise, I wouldn’t get so many dates.
Starting on Oct. 31st, Annihilvs Power Electronix will set off on an East Coast tour. The touring artists will be Spettro Family, Theologian, Compactor, Statiqbloom and Swollen Organs, and they will be joined by other outstanding groups for select dates. Check out this dark, thumping track from Statiqbloom streaming below and peep the video…
Technicality is something of a sticking point among metal fans. There are some bands that impress people solely with their chops (Dragonforce, etc.), possessing little in the way of ‘songwriting’ or ‘good material’ but much in terms of wicked fast guitar solos and operatic vocals. Then there are the bands for whom, to quote Mick Barr of Krallice, playing guitar is like banging two rocks together. Second wave of black metal, I’m looking at you.
Of course, there are bands that cross this divide, conjuring the gut power of angsty-caveman metal but with the technical wizardry of the practiced. Russian Circles springs to mind, but a more recent, and in a sense more powerful, addition to this group is Castevet, a Brooklyn-based group that blurs the lines between black metal, math rock, and post-hardcore. On Obsian, the threesome proves the possibilities inherent in musical virtuosity, but lack the noodling baggage of their peers in high-speed shreddage.
Roaring out of the deserts and dives of Phoenix, Arizona come Sacred Followers, an absolutely brutal hardcore wrecking crew featuring members of Gay Kiss and Lusitania. Dark Grease is an already gone limited tape release on Mike Martinez’s awesome zine/tape/whatever label Workin’ Nights, which collects their 2011 demo together with a couple of new tracks, all wrapped up in some stark ink-work from Philly scratcher Matthew Bellosi.
Dark Grease is basic, raw and animalistic, pure hardcore energy and rage at its most simplistic. These tracks are feedback drenched, mainly down-tempo, sludgy trawls through oceans of furious dissonance and crashing drum blasts. Sacred Followers lay down some of the heaviest, most fuzzed out bass lines ever committed to tape, like a doom metal four string slinger stumbling in an opiate daze into the middle of a 90s hardcore circle pit. Guitars slip and slide through some seriously disgusting down tuned train-wreck riffs underneath absolutely indecipherable vocals. Perfect.
Check this out the sickest skate video you will see the month! The VHS Mag crew from Japan put this together and it fucking KILLS! Just like many things that happen in this country, these skaters are taking it to the next level! SKATE OR DIE!!!
If you are a reader of CVLT Nation, then you know that we are HUGE fans of DEAF KIDS from Brazil. Actually, the mastermind behind this group is a young man named Douglas Leal, and he does everything himself. Their new album The Upper Hand is a sign that this band is growing and expanding their aggro d-beat sound to include his dirty doom-laden visions of the world! I’m not going to give it all away, but I will say that DEAF KIDS have again created one of my favorite releases of the year. Today CVLT Nation is exclusively streaming their new tune “You’re Mine” plus two songs from the DEAF KIDS bandcamp, “Drugged With Happiness” & “Void.” From these three songs, you are able to hear how Douglas’ soundscapes can change from song to song but still retain their power! Attention any labels reading this: the DEAF KIDS need a home for their new album The Upper Hand!
Hi Justin, can you tell us about the recent Godflesh West Coast tour cancellation?
Yes, we’ll officially announce new dates soon. It was really bad news. We did all the work on our end to get the visas in time, but once again this process proved to be cumbersome. We’ve been there before and we know how this stuff works. But due to the government shutdown, Immigration just delayed our visas again and again and again. Basically they tried telling us they weren’t affected by the shutdown but they most definitely were. It’s already hard to get a fucking visa for this country, and then along comes a government shutdown and that pretty much killed all our plans. Godflesh and Jesu have had visa issues with US tours as long as I can remember. Jesu bassist Diarmuid Dalton was busted years back for marijuana possession and decades later that was enough for Department of Immigration to deny him a visa. So once again this tour is fucked, just as other tours of ours have been fucked in the past regardless of the band, times, anything – it’s just how it is. I still remember the first time this shit happened. It was 1990 or something like that and Earache Records sent us to play two shows in the US with guitars, but no visas! So we flew into Boston to do two shows, and no fucking idea what we were doing. I was twenty years old, and had no idea. Flew in all excited to finally play the US, and instead we got detained, interrogated and shipped right back to England, we didn’t even have the chance to leave the airport. And now every single time I want to tour the US they ask me about that incident and I have to explain it to them over and over again. Now we’re shooting for April 2014, and we started work on the visas again, immediately, like six fucking months ahead of time, so let’s hope that’s enough to deal with the US’s crazy immigration bureaucracy!
Did you pick the bands to bring on tour with you on this run?
Basically, yes. It’s unfortunate about Prurient, but Dominick couldn’t do it, so at that point I wanted to get Aaron more involved, initially getting Old Man Gloom to play but they couldn’t, so at that point I suggested to him to get House of Low Culture to play. Nails are solid, they are from the West Coast, so they were never in question.
I think it’s time for another installment of our Creepiest Photo Album, and this time I thought it would be cool to showcase some “new” creepy photos, namely creepy photo manipulation. Photo manipulation is not an easy thing to do and get right, and I think a lot of these images will bring you to that dark place in your mind, perfect for Halloween! I have to admit, that while a lot of these pictures are more horrific than the usual vintage ones I post, the are missing a big creep factor that I find in those ones. Something about the fuzziness and graininess of the film in the vintage ones adds another level of scary – maybe these ones are just too “real” looking. Either way, they are still pretty creepy…enjoy…
Raindance has announced a 2 week East Coast trek along side Old Wounds starting up on December 3rd and will continue until December 18th. Raindance released “New Blood” on Animal Style Records this past November, and Old Wounds is currently supporting their new LP “From Where We Came Is Where We’ll Rest”, which was released on Glory Kid Ltd earlier this year. The dates are as follows, along with a couple of songs from each band streaming below:
Old Wounds – Unspoken (Taken from “From Where We Came Is Where We’ll Rest” on Glory Kid Ltd.)
Old Wounds – The Sharpest Knife For The Blackest Heart (Taken from the “Trenchfoot Split 7″ on Melotov Records)
Raindance – Black Lungs (Taken from “New Blood” on Animal Style Records)
Raindance – To Hell With Them (Taken from “New Blood” on Animal Style Records)