Text Luke Bolton // Photos Gemma Shaw Fleshpress are dark, complex and atmospheric. With fingers in many musical pies, their sound touches on doom, psych, black metal and even a touch of hardcore (think more angular noise core). Conan are like cream, they have risen to the top. The bellowing low
Photos: Joshua Ford Since 2012, Tucson, Ariz. has served as an unholy bastion to which the depraved and devout flock. This migration is owed to the Southwest Terror Fest, a weekend-long worship of heavy music in its many forms. This year, the event’s third iteration, consisted of four nights (Oct.
CMJ 2013 is nearly upon us, and CVLT Nation will be there to cover everything metal and unholy. While CMJ isn’t a metal festival, there’s enough metal/grind at the showcases to want to get out to New York City and cause yourself irreparable hearing damage. From Nachtmystium to Godflesh, this
Pelican have always been a steady presence within the rock scene despite taking a step back after the release of 2009s What We All Come to Need. It seems as though people never really forgot about the instrumental group despite them scaling back their efforts a tad after four full
What does German resistance fighter Karl Jungbluth have in common with hardcore? Really, nothing (aside from resisting Nazis being totally hardcore). But German hardcore outfit Jungbluth have named themselves after this man who was executed by the Nazis in 1945. No, this isn’t a history lesson; it’s a review on
Abstracter’s Tomb of Feathers actually came out nearly a year ago and sleeping on it was a huge mistake. This sprawling album from the Oakland band is post metal in excelsis with aspects of sludge and psychedelica to boot. Frankly, there’s a lot going on in this record, which is
Last year our comrades in heavy Southern Lord joined forces with Scion AV and held an unreal showcase featuring Martyrdod, Black Breath, Burning Love, Pelican and Enabler. Not only was some superdelic live footage taken, some interesting interviews were also created. What I dig about these conversations is that you
CVLT Nation is honored release Sonic Cathedrals Vol. LXVII Curated by RAW NERVES today! These PDX punk warriors put together a mixtape that is fucking audio art! Hold on, it’s gets better – RAW NERVES kick off an east coast tour next week on July 20th with the STRIPMINES (poster
Now this could break your neck: our comrade in heavy, Southern Lord, has curated an edition of our label mixtape series. What you have is 20 songs that will make you realize why this label is on some next level shit and it’s packed full of some extra heavy gems!
Text and Photos by Astrid Tonella Saturday, Day 3 It is already day 3, and the program of the day is epic! As I am going through the running order, I realize the schedule is so tight that there is barely any room to eat! Dark Buddha Rising Once again,
Having been off the musical radar since 2009’s What We All Come To Need, Chicago’s Pelican burst back into hearts with the grace filled Ataraxia/Taraxis. This four track EP flits between massively weighty bass-heavy tones and sweet uplifting progressions, the instrumental four-piece delving into empty landscapes and hopeful desire. Produced
This mix tape is a collection of songs relating to the ambient and experimental genres as well as black metal and doom. These are all songs that I have immensely enjoyed over the past few years while drawing, studying, or staring out bus windows. All of these songs take me