This is the inaugural Lost Souls article for CVLT Nation, where I feature metal musicians around the world who inspire me to delve a little deeper into metal’s creative circle. Metal practitioners often start out soul-searching, looking for artistic expression to convey their deepest, darkest experiences and ideological idiosyncrasies in ways
I have limited real estate on my jacket left, but I can’t stop collecting pins and patches. It’s a common first world problem these days. I’ve got some new favorites that are in stock now at the CVLT Nation Bizarre (my job, but also my guilty pleasure) from two rad companies
Light of the Morning Star are a black metal/goth rock hybrid with an occult theme from London. This is the work of a mysterious being known only as O-A. They first came on the scene with their 3-track EP from Iron Bonehead Productions known as Cemetery Glow (check out this
Why do I feel like my soul was just dragged screaming out of my eye sockets straight into the pits of hell? Because I just watched T.O.M.B.’s new video for two of their tracks off their release Fury Nocturnus via Peaceville Records, “Awake… DARKNESS.” Total Occultic Mechanical Blasphemy comes with nothing short of
The passing of a loved one defines life for most human beings. How we celebrate and/or mourn that passing defines a culture. In the 19th century, death was a solemn affair that society obsessed over, rife with superstition and replete with traditions that must be followed in order to ensure the
OIKOS are a band that has captivated us time and again with their gorgeous ambient drone, and their latest release, The Great Upheaval, via Knocturne Records/Envelope Collective, is another stunning sonic masterpiece. The record came out just a couple of weeks ago, and it’s haunting tones have become a part
Manchester-based black metal menace COLD FELL are getting ready to unleash their debut album via the always quality label Argento Records, and we are highly anticipating the March release of Irwell, a bleak and terrifying vision of the dark, hostile landscapes that make up the north of England – landscapes both
Text & Photos: Bobby Cochran Code Orange are no longer just a bunch of kids from Pittsburgh. The five-piece hardcore outfit (including touring guitarist Dominic Landolin) have matured into a pulverizing, solid sonic machine, and they brought their own special brand of madness to the tiny San Francisco club, Thee Parkside.