The CVLT Nation Sessions
Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures

CVLT Nation is proud to present the fourth covers compilation in our series The CVLT Nation Sessions: JOY DIVISION’s Unknown Pleasures. This compilation features Arctic Flowers, Cemetery, Pinkish Black, Theologian, Old Witch, Dreadlords, Annex, Masses, Crimson Scarlet and Sun Splitter all doing their take on Joy Division’s seminal post punk album! These bands took Joy Division’s groundbreaking songs and reinterpreted them with creativity and style, surpassing all of our expectations!

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JOY DIVISION Unknown Pleasures

The CVLT Nation Sessions


1. Dreadlords – Disorder

2. Annex – Day Of The Lords

3. Theologian – Candidate

4. Old Witch – Insight

5. Pinkish Black – New Dawn Fades

6. Masses – She’s Lost Control

7. Cemetery – Shadowplay

8. Arctic Flowers – Wilderness (Mastered by Brad Boatright)

9. Crimson Scarlet – Interzone

10. Sun Splitter – I Remember Nothing


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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation webzine and clothing.


  1. NICO
    September 23, 2016 at 1:52 pm — Reply

    Awesome. Where can I download the album?

  2. Patrick Gutpank Ringsborg
    December 28, 2014 at 12:37 pm — Reply

    If there’s to be a Closer, MOTH would LOVE to do a song! (Isolation, ahem.)

  3. JS1983
    July 28, 2014 at 6:06 am — Reply

    that Crimson Scarlet cover is great

  4. teflonrobg
    July 27, 2014 at 11:36 am — Reply

    Kinda bad. I’ve liked one track. Next please!

  5. ..
    July 25, 2014 at 1:28 pm — Reply

    Pinkish Black’s cover of New Dawn Fades is incredibly chilling. I favor this track over all the others in this collection partially because I have seen Pinkish Black live and they are exceptionally passionate in their craft, but mostly because it is quite simply a spectacular and chilling rendition. The vocalist completely captures Ian Curtis’ twisted vision. The clever but simplistic instrumentation of the static-like synths and haunting guitar leads add a new layer of atmosphere to the song.. as if taking the original version and re-animating it into a newer, perhaps even darker existence. The original song was morose and despondent, as evident with lyrics like , “A loaded gun won’t set you free.. or so you say.” But it seems like here the morbid reality of those lyrics fully and truly manifest.

    Needless to say, it made my hair stand on end. Cheers to Pinkish Black and the other bands who contributed to this session!! I also liked the songs by Masses, Crimson Scarlet, and Sun Splitter. Thanks for compiling and posting this! The morbidly authentic vision and content spawned by Joy Division and Ian Curtis deserve to live on.

  6. Jo El
    July 25, 2014 at 11:08 am — Reply


  7. Rollie Rathburn
    July 24, 2014 at 4:09 pm — Reply

    Nathan Steen Bryson Jones

  8. Rebecca Reeves
    July 24, 2014 at 11:12 am — Reply


  9. Jesse Chuy Montes
    July 24, 2014 at 10:27 am — Reply

    not bad,

  10. Logan Perley
    July 24, 2014 at 9:36 am — Reply

    Why no Heksed?

  11. Hampton Mills
    July 24, 2014 at 9:25 am — Reply

    the cemetery cover of “shadow play” sounds like the dead boys on opiates. so good.

  12. Amy Lynn
    July 24, 2014 at 9:24 am — Reply

    I like the Crimson Scarlet & Pinkish Black

  13. Hampton Mills
    July 24, 2014 at 9:07 am — Reply

    yeah, also, pinkish black’s cover. holy shit.

  14. Hampton Mills
    July 24, 2014 at 9:01 am — Reply

    dude, i don’t know of “old witch” but holy balls this cover

  15. Hampton Mills
    July 24, 2014 at 8:44 am — Reply

    whoops, doubled, now tripled down on Sean Kirkpatrick, still though…

  16. Hampton Mills
    July 24, 2014 at 8:43 am — Reply

    absolutely perfect, thanks lenny

  17. Amy Lynn
    July 24, 2014 at 7:38 am — Reply


  18. Chris Logan
    July 24, 2014 at 6:27 am — Reply

    Yes!! Thanks, Randy!!

  19. Randy Brown
    July 24, 2014 at 6:20 am — Reply

    Chris Logan

  20. Lenny Marshall McCall
    July 24, 2014 at 5:08 am — Reply

    Dude! Hampton Sean Amy

  21. Illugi Kristinsson
    July 24, 2014 at 4:01 am — Reply

    The Pinkish Black cover is amazing!

  22. Joel Pompi
    July 24, 2014 at 1:06 am — Reply

    thank ya

  23. Stab Derek Jelsma
    July 24, 2014 at 1:06 am — Reply

    Isaac Kaske

  24. CVLT Nation
    July 24, 2014 at 1:06 am — Reply

    (choose the link that says “click here to start download from Sendspace)

  25. Joel Pompi
    July 24, 2014 at 1:03 am — Reply

    first off, thanks for this. second. send space is trying to put a bunch of crud on my computer. I opted out of everything. I’m crossing my fingers this downloads with out hijackers

  26. Tony Clifton
    July 24, 2014 at 12:30 am — Reply

    I am loving Pinkish Black on this right now!

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