Meghan
Author Archive

Meghan

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 alongside her husband Sean.

Rhin

I love the hypnotic, psychedelic riffs of stoner metal, and the dirty blues of sludge, but I like them even better when they’re mixed in the rebellious, chaotic blender that is noise! West Virginia’s Rhin have a new album in the works entitled Passenger that will make you want to get

Read More
Saddam_y_Satan

I was raised going to church and Sunday School, and while my parents luckily didn’t reinforce it at home, I was exposed to the intolerance of sexual acts that is rife in most organized religion. While my Sunday School teachers didn’t get into the nitty gritty of “sex is bad,” or teach me

Read More
MENHIR - PRESS PIC

Sometimes I daydream about what it must be like to work for NASA, listening to the universe, combing its vastness for signs and sounds of life beyond our limited understanding. The reality is  probably tedious, but I like to think that one day, someone listening to the static and blips of

Read More
FEAT Fire Walk With Me10 copy

Metastazis is a well-known name in the metal art community. The French graphic design studio has done work for some of the best known and most loved names in the underground, including Watain, Morbid Angel, Tombs, Paradise Lost, Behemoth, King Dude, Mutilation Rites, Sunn O))) and many, many more. The

Read More
CONAN_16

Text and Photos: Colton Bills When the mighty CONAN comes to lay waste to your town, you gotta check them out! I was really lucky that they played a venue 20 minutes from my house with two other awesome bands at the last stop on their recent North American tour,

Read More
cover-700x700

People sometimes make the assumption that all we listen to is heavy, heavier and heaviest music from dawn until dusk. The reality is that while we do get down with scathing sounds and audio annihilation, we also enjoy a subtler, gentler musical journey, like that of Ambersmoke. Their fuzzed out,

Read More
header

I love art that invites me into a ritual space, that seems to coil itself around my soul and drag me under the weight of its dark magick. Sorrow Grips creates this kind of art; illustrations that seem to etch a portal onto the surface of this world, creating a

Read More
12922301_10154210529379101_857443095_o

The Netherlands’ THE FIFTH ALLIANCE just released their new album Death Poems, and it is a true post rock gem. Today we’re lucky to be premiering their new video for “Your Abyss,” and it’s a gorgeous, bleak visual paired with a melancholy, passionate track. Directed by Teis Albers, the heavy

Read More
FEAT_SPECTRES_AS_2

On Friday, March 18th, CVLT Nation marked its 5th year in existence with a rad showcase of three amazing post punk bands – the OG’s Sad Lovers & Giants headlined on their Vancouver stop of their North American west coast tour, alongside local legends Spectres and Flowers & Fire. It

Read More

It’s another year, which means another round of amazing festivals dedicated to the love of all things dark and heavy! One of the UK’s greatest and most crushing underground musical events has just been announced, and we’ve got Desertfest tickets for you! DESERTFEST 2016 has a seriously stacked lineup for

Read More
wizard fight (1)

Last weekend, DOOM took over London in the form of the Doom Over London Fest, which featured three days of non-stop low end rumbling the cobbled streets! Our photographer Gemma Shaw was on hand to capture some of the intense sets from that weekend, including Bossk, Conjurer, Esoteric, Eye of

Read More

Blackout tattoos seem to be the new answer to all those years of accumulated tattoos that just don’t do it for you anymore. Easier than a traditional coverup, and they look better than the faded mess you gave yourself at age 16 with ballpoint pen ink. You can find a

Read More