Ivar Bjørnson hardly needs an introduction. Founding the legendary black/Viking metal band Enslaved in 1991 alongside Grutle Kjellson at the tender age of 13 years old, the band have since moved from their frosty beginnings to incorporate prog rock, psychedelic, doom, folk and even jazz into their ever evolving sound.
We all have a cross to bear, as the saying goes. For some, the burden takes the shape of physical pain. For others, it manifests in less tangible ways: mental, emotional, or spiritual distress. In the case of Marc Dwyer, the cross represents a harrowing encounter with mortality. During his
In this contemporary, content-rich world of music and the internet, significant advances can slip through our cracks and one of those for me was not realizing the pioneering Finnish post-punk band Musta Paraati had not only reunited, playing several European fests, but were releasing a brand new album with Cleopatra
Back in 2015, some friends and I loaded into a car and took a road trip to Baltimore to see Integrity and Chokehold at the Baltimore Soundstage. What a monumental night that was as I regressed back to a manic teenager, singing along and stage diving the night away. One
REVIEW Love is what makes us human. It guides our decisions, shapes our worldview, and defines our experiences. Its absence spells tragedy, while its presence fills our lives with meaning. This is part of what Sumac’s latest album, Love in Shadow, wants to tell us. In its four tracks, due
PALLBEARER new cover of the Pink Floyd classic “Run Like Hell”. CVLT Nation interviews the band in London
Pallbearer emerged from Little Rock, Arkansas in 2012 with a stunning debut full-length, Sorrow and Extinction. The record, which played like a seamless 49-minute doom movement, melded pitch-perfect vintage sounds with a triumphant modern sensibility that made songs about death and loss feel joyfully ecstatic. Pallbearer possessed what many other