One thing setting Addaura apart from their peers in the American Black Metal scene is their use of keyboards. In the sonic spectrum, their delve into this is one of the band’s strong suits. They know what spaces need to be filled.
In my 20s, I spent a lot of time in the northern reaches of British Columbia. When it comes to human activity, it’s a desolate area of the world, but it is teeming with wildlife and vast forests. I wish I could say much of it is untouched, but sadly that’s not the case – I was there planting trees amongst the remains of unimaginable destruction.
Relapse Records is getting ready to reissue Rwake’s first demo, XENOGLOSSALGIA: The Last Stage of Awareness, originally released in 1998. This release is fully remastered by Brad Boatright and includes 3D cover art and 3D glasses, which I can only imagine makes the trip through their punishing sound more terrifying!
Al Necro here. Ghoulgotha in the house, meatheads! Dark Descent Records just recently released Ghoulgotha’s full-length for 2015 after the band released two quality EPs this past year. One of which is up for review right here, right now – a 7” EP called Prophetic Oration of Self.
Combat Knife’s five song demo is an angry display of very raw and energetic punk with elements that align closely with 80’s hardcore to give it an extra boost of “fuck you.” Combat Knife isn’t the band you book when you want a well-behaved crowd, they are the band you book for full blown chaos and destruction.
Muscle and Marrow make music that haunts you, stays with you and inhabits an emotional place in your soul. “Ritual” is no different, and the video for it, directed by Edward P Davee, delves into the mystery of their sound with its stunning visuals.
VALIS is not an album that takes its time, emerging ponderously from a cocoon of ambiance and atmosphere that carries the listener into the stinging guitar winds of black metal. The debut LP from San Fransisco one-man project Mastery has neither time nor space for frivolity.
It’s amazingly refreshing when an artist truly comes from their own place, both in style and subject matter. This can be said for Berlin-based street artist Vermibus, who is well known for his anti-advertising street interventions, having altered bus stop and subway advertising all over Berlin.
Tanner Douglass is one of our favorite photographers, and we’ve posted his work many times on CVLT Nation. Now he’s started a new photographic project, exploring abandoned buildings around his native Pittsburgh.
OK – first off, let’s get one thing clear: I am generally not a fan of stick and poke tattoos. If you’re going to have ink jammed into your epidermis, you might as well get it done well. There are too many amazing tattoo artists in the world for people to be covered in shitty ballpoint pen drawings.
Wounded Tongue come out of the gates swinging with their new EP Our Children’s Throats. After the blistering blast of staccato riff dissonance, this South Carolina quartet switches up their repertoire quickly.