Review Source Forever Cursed
Toronto’s Ride At Dawn are back again with their second full-length “Blast Cage”. Recorded in their practice room in midwinter of 2012 using a single harmonica microphone, “Blast Cage” introduces us 6 vicious themes with a more stripped, crude, ugly treatment. The sound on “Blast Cage” is quite different from the one we heard on the “Human Altars” LP, not that the sound on “Human Altars” was all polished and neat. It was more ascertained, but still corrosive as Hell. Here on “Blast Cage” the sound is more.. how can i say: “in your-face”. No studio mambo-jambo, no tricks, nothing… it’s meant to be served and eaten fucking raw.
So what do we have here? It’s an epic download of a SWANS set from 1987 in Switzerland. All I can say is that this show sounds hauntingly beautiful and the sound quality is spot on! Check out the download link and track listing after the jump!
We have finally restocked our woven patches, this time with two new styles – Black Heavens (Desecrator) and Satan’s Ride (Jacob Parmentier) accompany our Raise the Dead patch (Cub of the Woods) in the Woven Patch 3-pack II! Plus we just got in the highly anticipated split from Cough and Windhand, Reflection of the Negative. We are so stoked to have this on vinyl – the deep vibrations of this incredibly heavy record are finally done justice in our HQ! Check out some photos of our new stuff below and after the jump!
We are all about killer weird shit for awesome weirdos to have something to listen to. Plus we really dig supporting people worldwide who support their scenes by starting bands or setting up labels that release really interesting music. The brand new TYR Records is the kind of creative outlet that I’m speaking of. They have just co-released the new Witch in Her Tomb with Crippled Sounds and it is fucking all the way on point! They also have just stocked their webstore with new tunes from VELD, Detraxisti, Palace Gardens and Shattered Shield. The cool thing about TYR Records is that they are putting out music that they are into and not pandering to anyone’s taste but their own. All of the bands on this label sound different, but they do share the fact that they are awesome! Check out the TYR Records webstore when you are in the mood to have your thoughts smashed against something challenging! Peep some sonic samples before and after the jump!
Okay, so over the past few years there has been some really fucking good death metal coming out of the US and I gotta say it’s pretty goddamn cool to say the least and CLERIC (feat. members of Kill The Client, Tyrannosorceress and Baring Teeth) is no exception to this. I’m an absolute sucker for some dirty, mean, fist pumping, heavy-as-shit sounding Old School Swedish Death Metal reminiscent stuff. Seriously, for me personally this is some of the best modern Death Metal from the US to grace my ears alongside the likes of ACEPHALIX, MORTUOUS, NECROT, VASTUM, DISMA, FUNEBRARUM and many more. Now.. these three tracks they have up on their bandcamp page seem to be coming out on their forthcoming album entitled “Gratum Inferno” so don’t think this is all you’ll be getting. You’ll just have to wait a while until the whole thing comes out (release date uncertain it seems).
CVLT Nation is excited to announce that our limited edition TOMBS t-shirts are now in stock! Holy Mountain Printing outdid himself with these tees, and every detail of the intricate Viral Graphics design is captured in this awesome print. These tees are printed on the standard CVLT Nation body with a special edition TOMBS inner neck label and our logo on the back. This is some sweet fucking merch, and you are only going to find it here in the CVLT Store! There are only a few left so run and get yours now…plus check out some photos after the jump!
My experience with ouija boards is limited to two years of my teenage life. From the age of 14 to 16, I was obsessed with ouija, and I “played” with many different groups of people in many different parents’ basements. We used spirit boards every chance we got, and would use them for hours at a time, or at least until someone very negative and evil got a hold of our planchette. This could happen in minutes or hours, but it happened every time. In the spring of 1994, we wanted to talk to Kurt Cobain, of course. He had just died, and my friends and I (and teenage girls everywhere) spoke to his spirit briefly through the board. He told us that his favorite composition was “About a Girl,” and – I shit you not – the next day my best friend and I heard that song played in several different stores five times throughout the day. That was when I first got into ouija, but most times after that we ended up speaking to Damian or Demon or Demian or D-whatever the evil spirit called itself at the time, thrusting the planchette at one of us, telling us it hated us or her or everyone. One night, my friend and I decided to use ouija, so we made a board (as we always did; only one of my friends actually owned a real one, usually they were cardboard), sat down in her empty house with wine and candles, and within 10 minutes were so scared we flipped the board and planchette and swore off ouija then and there. I have never touched a board since. But now I have found a treasure trove of beautiful handmade ouija/spirit boards on Etsy! They are carved, varnished, painted and sculpted by hand and some are truly lovely to behold. I am sure if they are used correctly they are a great way to connect with spirits, but as a teenage girl we didn’t have the respect or experience to use them correctly. I have picked some of my favorite I have found on Etsy, from craftspeople like PereplutCW, SpiritBoard, Midnight Crossroads, Magic Craft Shop, Lord Mock Designs, Graven NY and Hollow Wares. After the jump, check out a selection of handmade spirit boards…but watch out for Damian!
Deep down in the pits of Kentucky doom exists a band called HIGHGATE, and they way more than bring the brutal. Their riffs are served with an ultra large portion of pain and aguish which you can wash down with their bile-filled vocals. HIGHGATE have just released a brand new full length entitled Survival out now on Total Rust Music. Their brand of apocalyptic blackened down-tuned hate is highly addictive – maybe this is why I have had their record on repeat. It is an honor to be streaming two tracks from Survival called “Mother Abyss” & “Nachwirkun” which are both fucking bangers! Do us a favor – tell your homies about HIGHGATE, they are one of those bands that everyone should hear!
In this crazy fucked up world we live in, a good dose of dark humor goes a long way. This is why our favorite tumblr right now is Bargain Bin Blasphemy. It’s full of classic record covers re-worked from a corpse paint prospective! Let’s all find the light in the darkness and have a laugh. Peep many sinister album covers after the jump!