Shit is about to get real fucking HEAVY in Europe, because both CULT OF OCCULT and GRIM VON DOOM are hitting the road in honor of their split that came out this year on Vendetta Records. CVLT Nation is stoked to be one of the sponsors of this massive event! If
It took seven years, but Unearthly Trance have returned with Stalking the Ghost, the catchiest, most direct album they’ve done since their 2006 Relapse Records debut, The Trident. That the band has managed to conjure up an album of this caliber after such a layoff should come as no surprise.
Florida may be sunny and beautiful, but there is plenty of darkness to inspire bands like WELTESSER to create metallic doom that feels like drowning your soul in a swamp. They just released their debut full length, Crestfallen, through Prosthetic Records, and we’re stoked to bring you an exclusive premiere
Growing up on the west side of Los Angeles during the 80’s meant you spent lots of time with your mom driving you around. I use to have my trips mapped out by Black Flag flyers & posters. I would do the same thing when I skated around – search
The Pont-Saint-Esprit mass poisoning of 1951 confounded scientists and doctors alike for decades. At first blamed on ergot mold poisoning, almost 300 people who ate bread from a local bakery in the French village of Pont-Saint-Esprit were affected by hallucinations, insomnia and psychosis, resulting in 7 deaths and 50 asylum internments.
Text and Photos: Charles Nickles Shortly after I moved to NYC, I saw Anthrax and White Zombie play a sold-out show at Roseland. Quicksand was supposed to play too but they were sick or broke up or Walter was embroiled in a particularly electric game of GO and couldn’t be
Black/death metal of the downtuned variety is oh-so-fuckin* heavy. With downtuned guitars yielding unwieldy guitar riffs in impossible basso profundo fury, black/death metal bands like Altarage, Spectral Apparition and a host of others have started what is effectively a merging of tremolo riffs and near buzzsaw brutality the likes of
Extreme drone/doom act Aseethe might work with a slow pace, but it is definitely paying off. Starting out in 2007 the band put out a series of split collaborations before releasing its debut album, Reverent Burden, an early and raw representation of their vision. A series of EPs soon followed,