The CVLT Nation Sessions <br/>Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures

The CVLT Nation Sessions
Joy Division – Unknown Pleasures

by July 24, 2014 25 comments

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


  • 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.

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  • Jesse Chuy Montes

    not bad,

  • Logan Perley

    Why no Heksed?

  • Hampton Mills

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

  • Amy Lynn

    I like the Crimson Scarlet & Pinkish Black

  • Hampton Mills

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

  • Hampton Mills

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

  • Hampton Mills

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

  • Hampton Mills

    absolutely perfect, thanks lenny

  • Amy Lynn


  • Chris Logan

    Yes!! Thanks, Randy!!

  • Randy Brown

    Chris Logan

  • Lenny Marshall McCall

    Dude! Hampton Sean Amy

  • Illugi Kristinsson

    The Pinkish Black cover is amazing!

  • Joel Pompi

    thank ya

  • Stab Derek Jelsma

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  • CVLT Nation

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

  • Joel Pompi

    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

  • Tony Clifton

    I am loving Pinkish Black on this right now!