Text & Photos: Castle
In honor of our ‘California Cult Tour,’ we decided to pay homage to our favorite state with a tour diary of a different sort. As we travel along, we’ll be probing the underbelly of California ‘cult’ure to see if there’s something in the air, water or, the in case of our first entry, intersections of geomagnetic forces, that gives the golden state the advantage on weird.
Next month is going to be a busy one for amazing shows in the Northwest, but CANNIBAL CORPSE and BEHEMOTH at the Commodore in Vancouver on February 11th is one you do not want to miss! These two giants of death metal are going to shred their way through your skull and leave an audience of zombies in their wake!
There is more exciting news coming from the Scott Kelly camp – Kelly, Noah Landis (Neurosis) and Munly J. Munly (Slim Cessna’s Auto Club) are now The Road Home (formerly Scott Kelly and The Road Home), and are setting off on tour in a couple of days to bring their brand of dark folk to the streets!
To a young metal head reared on a steady diet of Mercyful Fate and Iron Maiden, Napalm Death seemed to be the only metal band punk rock kids listened to, and were thus deemed inferior. After all, where were the haunted houses and devils on their album covers? After junior year, a girl said to me, “There’s this band you might like called Christian Death…” and my life was changed, and many such oversights have since been rectified.
One of our Top 10 Albums of 2014 alums, USA Out of Vietnam, is about to hit the road for all those lucky enough to be on the Northeast Coast! We are extremely jealous of all of you who will feel the beautiful weight of their bass tones vibrating through