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The best fest in the Southwest has just announced its starting lineup for 2016, and I can already tell that this year’s Southwest Terror Fest is going to slay! With bands like Pig Destroyer, Agoraphobic Nosebleed, Nails, Full Of Hell, Sumac, CHRCH, Behold! The Monolith, Theories, Wake, Sex Prisoner and more

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Are you ready for some Caveman Battle Doom? The UK’s CONAN are on a US tour right now with SERIAL HAWK, and from what I can see they are both killing shit! Not only that, but they will be playing their last date of the tour in Vancouver, B.C. on March 27th,

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Earlier this week, I did a feature on one of our favorite new doom bands, BEASTMAKER, and now we are back with even more stonerdelic news! On March 25th, they are releasing their debut LP enititled Lusus Naturae via Rise Above Records (Pre-Order HERE!). We are beyond HIGH right now that we

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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 those who

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So what happens when a bonafide metalhead figures out a way to turn his passion into what he does for a living? The thing is, Jason Puder is not driven by money, but by his love for the music. If you ask many touring and local bands that come to the city

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At the core of our passion for what we do here at CVLT Nation are the new bands that we discover. One band that we know will be blowing up this year is BEASTMAKER from Fresno, Ca. A couple of months ago, they put out their demo, then all of a sudden they

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I am an art junkie, so all it took was one look at Adam Burke‘s cover art for R.I.P.‘s upcoming debut full length, In The Wind, to know that this was an album I was going to fucking enjoy! And once “In The Wind Part I” unleashed its megaton riffs on my

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One of the most moving tours to come through Vancouver in recent times was BELL WITCH and WREKMEISTER HARMONIES, because both bands showed and proved on a whole other level! They have joined forces again for the east coast leg of their tour, and if they are coming to your town make sure to check

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I just read SF Weekly’s interview with Kristina Esfandiari, singer for King Woman, a band I was immediately in love with after hearing their Flenser Records debut EP Doubt. Even the name “King Woman” spoke to me as a statement of power and equality for women in metal, and in

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Are you ready to feel the THC-induced sounds of the Almighty BONGZILLA to come to your town? On Feb. 26th, they kick off a HUGE U.S.A and Canadian tour, and CVLT Nation is one of the sponsors (toked & stoked!). They will be joined by their brothers in heavy BLACK COBRA, King Destroy,

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March 8th marks the 5th anniversary of CVLT Nation. This has been the most rewarding project I have ever been a part of, and I love that I have been able to do this with my best friend and wife, Meghan. This site is way bigger than just us two

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Sumac is a band that has gotten a ton of attention since their inception in 2014, and for good reason. Their debut, The Deal, was released on Profound Lore, and they have toured extensively since its release. They are embarking on a west coast tour that opens on Thursday this

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