Is this a glimpse into our future, or just a reflection of our past? Massive winter storms on Lake Michigan turned two century-old lighthouses into eerie, breathtaking ice sculptures. The effects of the storm are like something out of post-apocalyptic sci-fi, and I can picture our world caught in the grips of irreversible climate change, ice coating all of our monuments and buildings with a jagged beauty. Maybe once again our world will be cloaked in never-ending winter. Or maybe I’m just being dramatic since I am living through my first “real” winter in 7 years. Either way, these photos by Tom Gill and Thomas Zakowski are unreal and captivating! The twists and turns of the ice remind me of some of my favorite black metal sounds, bringing them to life in sharp yet fluid movement, and it reminds me that nature creates the most beautiful art just by existing, putting all of our human efforts to shame…
The skies are red with blood and the plagues of death are taking over the world! The are the thoughts I have while listening to the new PERSEKUTOR EP Power Frost out now on Magic Bullet Records. Over two songs, the band paints dismal pictures of rancid decay and underworld violence. I really fucking dig the singer’s vocal delivery, it sounds like a demon spitting razor blades onto wax! What is killer about PERSEKUTOR is the demonic grooves that each tune packs. Now it’s your chance to hear the Power Frost EP in full below!
The mighty BESTA is back and from what I can hear they have their rage turned up 666%! Now check out their new video entitled “Eles Vivem” – it’s 1:34 of pure sonic ANGER!
Right now my brain is caught in a tornado of barbaric riffs and filthy vocals! I’m listening to the the new WOLVEFROST demo and it way fucking more than just kicks ass, it’s a death blow to all of the weak hearts of the world. This Seattle band has created the sonic version of being eaten alive by ravenous pack of lions. Every track is a seething onslaught straight from the blazing depths of HELL! If you check out one band this year, WOLVEFROST should be it. I just can’t get enough of their chaotic riffs fighting against the primitive drum beats blasting out of my speakers. Cranking up WOLVEFROST is like having flesh-eating disease let loose in your ear drums. So let the fun begin and turn your friends and enemies on to WOLVEFROST!!!
CVLT Nation interviews Sindre from Obliteration
Hi guys. First of all, thanks for finding the time to do this interview, it is very much appreciated! So, would you like to introduce the band?
The band consists of Kristian Valbo on drums, Arild M Torp on guitars, Didrik Telle on bass and me(Sindre Solem) on vocals and live guitars. Christoffer Bråthen from Condor/Mions Hill/Flight is joining us on bass at some selected shows also.. We play some sort of cold death metal, ish.
It has been almost four years since your previous album Nekropsalms. What have you been doing up until the release of the Goat Skull Crown EP and your latest full-length Black Death Horizon?
We all have been involved in other bands and projects, Kristian is the new Aura Noir drummer, so he has been touring a lot with them, Arild and I have done a lot with Nekromantheon, released our “Rise, Vulcan Spectre” and played a lot live, and Didrik has been a part of Altaar. But we did never “shut down” Obliteration, we wrote music, played some live shows and rehearsed for those 4 years, but inspiration and the energy weren’t always on top.. Everything goes in circles, thats why its taken so long, but it has been for the best. The fire burns stronger than ever now.
Are we BAPTISTS fans at CVLT Nation? HEll fucking YES and so should you be! They released one of the sickest records of 2013 with Bushcraft, out now on Southern Lord. Seeing them live is a mammoth shot of rawness to your whole being, because BAPTISTS bring it every time they hit the stage! Earlier this year, they performed on Seattle’s KEXP show “Seek & Destroy” and now you can view it here on CVLT Nation. I’ve got to say, if I had a list for a band that everyone should hear, BAPTISTS would be in the top 5, they are that fucking good!
As an undisputed master of cinema, Akira Kurosawa wasn’t the kind of guy who you imagined would fuck around. As such, in 1957 he decided to take on a work by an author who ranks among the upper echelons of literary and cultural significance by British standards. Shakespeare’s Macbeth is one of the darkest plays the Bard ever wrote and Throne of Blood is what would happen if you took the story and set it in feudal Japan instead of the Middle Ages of Scotland. Cultural, geographical and era-specific differences aside, both the original play and Kurosawa’s film prove that the elements of the story transcend petty boundaries and reinforce that a thirst for power is a human trait, regardless of when or where it occurs.
Surrealist photographer Christopher McKenney creates the kind of images that we are all about here at CVLT Nation. Disturbing, serene and violent, his photos capture fear in an almost disconnected kind of way – kind of like Twin Peaks, his photos conjure an eerie feeling without being outright “scary”. Many of his photos are the definition of suspense, where the subject is the moment before violent death by fire, hanging or murder. At the same time, they aren’t gory or over the top; they are tasteful and beautifully laid out, with vivid colors and sharp details. Many of these could easily be featured in our Creepiest Photo Album series! Check out his work below.
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