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Ready, set, drop that tab! CVLT Nation is stoked to be premiering the new video for French psychedelic fuzz rock band The Socks for their song “Holy Sons”. This visual perfectly captures the dark rock adventure The Socks are taking us on with this track! Before you get too high,

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We are excited to announce that we’re co-sponsoring the Relapse Records showcase this year at SXSW on March 12th, 2014! The lineup is all killer – Windhand, Christian Mistress, Nothing, Obliteration, Primitive Man and Pyrrhon are wrecking the stage at the Dirty Dog Bar in Austin, TX. We are honored

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by Oliver Sheppard It’s here: http://current931.bandcamp.com/ Or, nearly Current 93’s complete discography. (There are so many unofficial releases, semi-official releases, quasi-official releases, etc., that a truly complete discography is pretty daunting.) Current 93: The long-running dark-ambient-cum-post-industrial-cum-neofolk project, whose only constant member has been David Tibet, has been making musick for

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If in literature a tragedy is a work that begins high and ends low, and a comedy (think Dante’s) vice versa, then what about a narrative that starts with order and ends dissolved into nothingness?  Stability to chaos in the span of a few hundred pages, an hour and a

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Apocalyptic BluesMusicNeo Folk

Earlier neofolk was sometimes called “apocalyptic folk,” a phrase seen on at least one early Current 93 flyer that seemed to sum up early bands’ stripped down, back-to-basics acoustic approach to making doomy, and quite often occult-tinged, music(k). One of the longest-running current podcasts of this style is in fact

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by Oliver Sheppard A lot of the recent infusion of music and interest into neofolk can be traced to bands like Cult of Youth and the excellent Agalloch, bands originally rooted in the punk and metal scenes, respectively. This is quite a new development in the history of the music,

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