CALQUES: Alabama Deviant Raw Black Noise Duo Debut With "Civilizing" - Track Streaming at CVLT Nation


Formed by members of raw punk pedal abusing miscreants Hadals and Japanese Women, and gravitating around the world of cult underground tape label Tapes Of A Neon god (RIP), Calques is an industrial/noise/punk/raw black metal band formed in 2016 in Montgomery, Alabama. Begotten within the crushing mental oppression of a decaying southern town, Calques decided to embrace what they most despised and use it as a weapon to summon total aural war and to face their most crushing miseries. Playing lo-fi black metal filtered through lurid and demented noise rock riffs and a vile shroud of harsh noise, Calques’ music is the sound of failure and of outcasts - of the deprived pushed into the red and their torment then channeled through the cheapest recording devices possible with the worst instruments available.

Within this hell-ridden framework of audial disembodiment, Calques have birthed their debut EP Civilizing - taking the lacerating approach to raw black metal of bands like Ildjarn and Bone Awl, and making it collide against the abrasive and nerve-wrecking raw punk of bands like Raw Nerve and Cult Ritual, and the noisy pedal and knob abuse of deviants like Gnaw Their Tongues and Sutekh Hexen, and finally, choking out everything in a mangled and sanguine strangulation of completely collapsing and self-harming noise rock deviancy.

Calques’ music is the sound of trying to bypass self reflection and failing, of hissing static, and of deviant punk riffs with no glory, no posturing or sleek production anywhere in sight, and with no grandiose atmospheric melodies even hinted at. All you get from Calques is the misery and oppression, the shortcomings, the failures, the ugliness, and the unappealing blight of the southern reality vomited on you through a swarm of shattered glass, mangled nerves, and razor wire.


1. Periurbanization
2. Exurbanisation
3. Galvanization
4. Conversation
5. Decomposition

CVLT Nation have now unveiled Galvanization - the first lacerating track taken from Calques' vile debut EP - stating that it is "a work of staggering ugliness and of completely repugnant hostility". You can listen to the track and read the feature HERE.

Civilizing drops as a limited edition cassette tape + digital product on October 13 2017 - you can now pre-order it on our store or Bandcamp.

PETRIFICATION: Old School Death Metal Butchers Release "Summon Horrendous Destruction" on 7" Vinyl.

We have just released the 7" vinyl version of Portland OR-based death metal butchers Petrification's debut demo Summon Horrendous Destruction. This devastating demo was first released on tape last March, with the two pressings that were done selling out in record time and these cassettes becoming an instant collector's item. The original tape pressing received widespread acclaim with many top metal publications like Decibel Magazine and Metal Injection praising the band's reckless and original approach to super destructive old school death metal. CVLT Nation has called Summon Horrendous Destruction a “glorious slab of putrefying sonic death” and a “gore-obsessed frenzy of decaying sonic rot and of punishing death metal chaos”. Petrification’s old school death metal trudge truly is a gruesome thing to behold - their music batters the flesh and smashes bone with the cruelty of an orc unleashed from hell, and their debut demo Summon Horrendous Destruction is a glorious onslaught of mummified and gross as fuck old school death metal that will delight fans of Autopsy, Nihilist, Grave, Cruciamentum, Disma etc.

Petrification was formed in 2014 by Tom Roberts aka WarVest after moving from Houston to Portland, OR following his departure from the band WarMaster. Arriving with the intention to start a new Death Metal outfit more evil and heavy than anything he had done before, he would later run into Mario Thunder at a show, whom had also moved from Texas with the plan of playing extreme and fucked up Metal. Early practices began in NE Portland and shortly after Jason, who had relocated with Mario from Dallas, joined as vocalist. Wanting to add a second guitarist, the band tried out several people and after a few failed auditions finally recruited fellow Texan David to helm the strings. One last change in the lineup would occur with the departure of bassist Tyler Wolfe, his replacement Portland native Nukes would solidify the demo-lineup. 

Petrification formed out of their love of Old School Swedish, British and particularly Finnish Death Metal, wanting to create music that while an homage to its roots, allowed its members to find their own unique voice in Extreme Metal. Drawn to the evil and doom-laden soundscapes of the Finnish Masters, Petrification set out to meticulously craft their own vision in the writing of the demo Summon Horrendous Destruction, lyrically and sonically conjuring apparitions of giant, man-eating Arachnids and other horrors that lurk on the edge of the Void awaiting their victims.

Summon Horrendous Destruction

1. Summon Horrendous Destruction
2. Stagnation of Transmigration view
3. The Headless One view
4. Desecrators of Conscious Entropy

The Summon Horrendous Destruction vinyl 7" (which comes as a standard red or limited black 7" with amazing artwork done by Petrification singer and renewed graphic artist Jason Barnett) is a corelease between SR and To The Death Records (EU), and is available for order immediately through our store and Bandcamp and already shipping worldwide.

LEUCOSIS: Mysterious Californian Black Metal Unit Unveil New Album - Track Streaming at CVLT Nation.

We're honored and excited to present you the triumphant reawakening of one of California's most obscure and best kept secrets. 

Hailing from Santa Cruz, California, Leucosis formed when founding guitarist/vocalist J.L. joined forces with drummer J.W. and the duo began working with a revolving door of live and studio contributors. Heavily influenced by iconic experimental black metal bands like Darkspace, Weakling, Leviathan, and early Ulver, Leucosis’ early incarnation soon started to coalesce like dark matter encircling a famished black hole, fueled by visions of rebirth through the ashes of mankind’s collapse and by an inescapable pull toward the complete annihilation of every atom within the human sphere of existence. In the following months two imposing and visionary full-lengths were self-recorded and released by the band (the debut album Pulling Down the Sky and the monstrous an now iconic self-titled LP), along with a massive two song-EP (the mind-bending III which featured Vast of Lluvia fame on second guitar and as a major songwriter/contributor), and a handful of shows were played around their native Santa Cruz area until the band started to fade away and get sucked unexplainably back into the twilight that had birthed it. From then Leucosis has tried to exist on the plane of human existence but its innate collapsing and self-devouring nature has inevitably made the band’s tangible form fall back into the abyss, disintegrating, and making it regress once again to mere shadow-form, living on the edge of an immaterial void where existence is permanently shattered and disavowed.

In its first three-four years existing as an actual band Leucosis has littered the underground with some of the most visionary and twisted atmospheric black metal tapes and LPs to have ever been conceived by human mind (all of which also sold out in a matter of hours), and those lucky enough to have witnessed the exceptionally rare occasions in which the band played live refer to experience as a mezmerizing and unforgettable.

Today the duo that makes up Leucosis exists solely as a sensorial existence, as if the project has found its final form and ultimate destination and dimension within everyone’s subconscious and everyone’s most remote fears and paranoias, disappearing entirely as a live act. Now completely recluse, the band craft songs to get lost into and in which to disintegrate one self, and reject one's human form, nature, and existence. This is astonishingly obvious in their new record, Liminal, coming four long years after their last release, and consisting of their most accomplished, imaginative, and powerful material to date, as well as one of the greatest moments in US atmospheric black metal of 2017. Liminal will see the light on September 1 2017 on vinyl (clear or limited black vinyl options available), and well as digital, and as a limited edition cassette tape - and all options are now available for pre-order on our store and Bancamp.

Don't miss an exclusive stream of the song Manifest currently featured  over at CVLT Nation and stay tuned for more music to surface elsewhere soon.

SUTEKH HEXEN & BLSPHM: Infamous 2014 Tape Split Finally Available As Limited Diehard 7"

We're excited to announce the resurrection of a long lost gem, that we now present to you re-adorned with breath-taking and new visual vestments and enhanced in every auditory and visual way possible. Coming as a dual-color 45RPM 7" vinyl cut, we're honored to bring you a true unholy alliance in sonic form: the staggering 2014 split between Bay Area ritualistic audio terrorists Sutekh Hexen, and Seattle-based sonic disembodiment one man operation BLSPHM - now remastered (by none other than James Plotkin), re-packedged, and all around resurrected in its ultimate and most destructively pleasing form.

Originally released by Dead Accents in 2014 as 50 hand-numbered cassettes, to coincide with Debacle Fest 2014, this release sees the two entities tread shadow and reap flesh at the peak of their game and in their period of maximum splendor. With each band spewing forth one spasm each of nerve-shattering audial terror, both movements can be seen as opposite sides of a dark prism which reflect light in different ways, but which both work in harmony to summon a darkened and wretched chasm of aural blight that envelops the listener like a ghostly deluge, wrecking unholy havoc upon their senses.

While this split saw Sutekh Hexen's infamous abyss of raw black metal, harsh noise, and drone combust with unseen vigor, and BLPHM's blackened industrial terror ascend to unthinkable qualitative heights, the original extremely limited tape vanished quickly from the market rendering the release both unfindable and somewhat forgotten - a fate much too unfair for such an iconic and masterful accomplishment in recent extreme underground music history.

As such we could not be happier to bring you the second and ultimate incarnation of this gloriously wretched split as a dual color vinyl 7", elegantly enhanced by a die-hard hand made packaging consisting of a black heavy cardstock flap, each copy letterpressed one by one by hand with silver inks by Demian Johnston of BLSPHM  himself. The standard and more widely available edition will be available as purple vinyl, while a limited edition black vinyl will also be available in extremely small quantities and with a slightly more elaborate look given by a letterpressed OBI strip. The staggering layout was designed by Sutekh Hexen founding member Kevin Gan Yuen using source imagery hand-drawn by surreal horror art luminary Stephen Wilson.

Officially released on August 4 2017 - you can now listen to the split right here to the left and purchase digital and physical copies on our Bandcamp and store. EU fans can grab both color options from Spanish experimental boutique label Bestiarie.