CVLT Nation is stoked to be a part of the second Under the Spell this Sunday, March 9th at The Electric Owl in Vancouver! CVLT Nation’s co-founder Sean will be DJing a rad mix of deathrock and post punk alongside DJs Profundis Nacht’s collection of neofolk, dark ambient and experimental, and live bands Funerary Call and Night Profound. Shawn Haché of Mitochondrion & Vanessa Dandurand of The Ballentynes are the brains behind Under the Spell, and he is planning big things for this event series, which includes two live bands along with two guest DJs every second Sunday. Make sure you’re there this Sunday by getting your advance tickets here for $5 or for $10 at the door!
Check out Obliteration at the Relapse Records X CVLT Nation SXSW 2014 Showcase, March 12th at Dirty Dog Bar! More info here…
We are counting down the days to next Wednesday’s showcase, and OBLITERATION has put together a road trip mix for their journey to this year’s SXSW. Check out the playlist below as well as what Sindre has to say about his picks!
This is the playlist I’m gonna listen to on my way to the USA and the South by Southwest showcase. A good mix of what I have been into the last couple of months. A lot of death metal, but some other smooth stuff also. A good mix of the kind of music that speaks to me. Enjoy.
What’s that smell? It’s the rotting, putrid riffs from the vaults of BLEEDING FIST. On March 4th, the band released a compilation of their unreleased songs from 2011- 2013 entitled Deaths Old Stench via Moribund Records. Today CVLT Nation is streaming the BLEEDING FIST song “Brotherhood Of Chaos And Death” below heaven!
FUOCO FATUO have crushed all competition and have plowed their way to the forefront of Italian extreme doom in the last few years. Slowly but surely, these three Italian misanthropes have woven a path of destruction in front of them in the European underground with the sole aim of leaving absolutely nothing standing in their wake as they trample over everything. After releasing a handful of EPs and splits, the band has finally emerged from the sewer it was birthed in with a weapon of conquer: a full-length album of brand new songs that only strengthens their status as stalwarts of all things heavy, violent and fucking downtuned to no end in Italy – The Viper Slithers in the Ashes of What Remains.
I love street posters – they tell you what’s happening in your city, but they’re also artistic wallpaper for our streets. These hilarious street posters may not be “art” in the literal sense, but they are fucking funny. Anyone who has had a bike stolen, or lost a pet to a motorist, should feel free to express their anger via a funny hand made poster. I will enjoy it. Why not make strangers laugh? It will make the world a better place. In that way, maybe art can save the world (see below).
Watching the GONZ skate has always made me think of skating as a cycodelic art form, but watching Gou Miyagi do his thing makes the way the GONZ skates seem normal. He does things with a skateboard that will have you saying to yourself, how the fuck does he think of this shit – because it’s just that bugged out! Gou’s part in Heroin’s Video Nasty is the most original skate video you will see all year!
About a month ago, someone messaged me about a very special band from Olympia that now reside in Oakland. The name of the group is RAGANA and the person was right – their record Unbecoming is the shit! When I listen to them, I feel the Northwest rain falling onto my head, but at the same time I have visions of enchanting California sunsets. RAGANA’s music is full of passion that will sweep your imagination away to a place where the clouds are used for magic carpet rides. I can hear mother nature in their organic, angular riffs that resonate with the pain of our daily existence! Lyrically, RAGANA is on point, but it’s the stories that both the music tells that will leave you transfixed. On certain songs, it seems like early early Cat Power has come to life as a black metal artist, which is totally my type of bong load, because I love them both. Check the download link for RAGANA Unbecoming, plus peep a full set filmed by our comrade Kevin Hobbs…I’m so excited to hear more from them, but for right now, RAGANA is one of my favorite bands!
Check out Primitive Man and Obliteration at the Relapse Records X CVLT Nation SXSW 2014 Showcase, March 12th at Dirty Dog Bar! More info here…
Ethan from Primitive Man interviews Sindre from Obliteration
Who are some individual musicians that have inspired you to do what you do?
Individual musicians have not really meant that much to us as a band, it’s more the work of some bands/artists and general atmosphere and feelings that inspire us to do what we do. But musicians like Jimi Hendrix, Tony Iommi, Chris Reifert, Fenriz, Quorthon and Apollyon have been very inspiring and offered guidance in our search of space.