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.

  • NICO

    Awesome. Where can I download the album?

  • Patrick Gutpank Ringsborg

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

  • JS1983

    that Crimson Scarlet cover is great

  • teflonrobg

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

  • ..

    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.

  • terrible

  • Nathan Steen Bryson Jones

  • Dreadlords!

  • Jesse Chuy Montes

    not bad,

  • Why no Heksed?

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

  • I like the Crimson Scarlet & Pinkish Black

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

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

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

  • absolutely perfect, thanks lenny

  • cool!!

  • Yes!! Thanks, Randy!!

  • Chris Logan

  • Dude! Hampton Sean Amy

  • The Pinkish Black cover is amazing!

  • thank ya

  • Isaac Kaske

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

  • 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

  • I am loving Pinkish Black on this right now!