[NSFW] ‘You Wrap an Octopus’: A Striking Photo-Series by MadnessBrains

Mark Oliferov a.k.a. MadnessBrains is an artist, director, and designer based in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation. With vast experience in creating animations, editing, and other graphic solutions, he manages to create photographs that have their own special style, they are a kind of emotional and lively paintings. My goal is […]

‘Shining Sex’: A Film that Features Five Poetic Visions of Sexual Ecstasy

The prolific Japanese writer and director Sion Sono, ‘Bacurau’ co-director Kleber Mendonça Filho, ‘Evolution’ helmer Lucile Hadzihalilovic, ‘The Wild Boys’ director Bertrand Mandico, and the duo of Helene Cattet and Bruno Forzani (‘Let the Corpses Tan’) have teamed together for a film that features five poetic visions of sexual ecstasy. With the title of ‘Shining Sex’, Screen Daily reports […]

How’s Your Appetite? Taste Qimmyshimmy’s Creepy-Cute ‘Appetizers’

Lim Qi Xuan a.k.a. Qimmyshimmy, is a Singaporean sculptor and artist, some describe her work as “pop-surrealistic”. Quimmyshimmy is establishing herself as one of the most popular artists of the contemporary Asian art scene. Lim draws inspiration from the “creepy-cute” aesthetic, a style that aims to find beauty in what is not […]

Stefan Schmidt Talks VAN CANTO’s New Album, Creative Process & Future Goals

German a capella metal masters VAN CANTO return with their energetic Rakkatakka-power and are set to release their eighth inimitable offering, ‘To The Power Of Eight’, on June 4, 2021, via Napalm Records. We talked to mastermind Stefan Schmidt about their newest material and many more in an enchanting interview. CVLT: Hello, Stefan! Van […]

SOJOURNER Talks ‘Perennial’, Inspiration, Modern Times & Nature

Melancholic black metal symbiosis SOJOURNER paves the way for another undeniably impressive next chapter with their outstanding new offering, “Perennial”, to be released as an exclusive vinyl edition and digitally on June 4 via Napalm Records. We talked to Emilio and Mike about their newest material and many more in […]

Menton J. Matthews III Talks SALTILLO, Painting & Salvation through Art

Menton J. Matthews III is an American painter, illustrator, and comic book artist currently living in Atlanta. Matthews is also a multi-instrumentalist who can play a number of diverse instruments such as cello, viola, violin, guitar, drums, piano, and bass. CVLT: Hello, Menton! Let’s start with the beginning! What first got you […]

Partake of ABRAHAM FOGG’s Spooky Audio/Visual Experience: ‘Metamorphosis’

Abraham Fogg is a multi-awarded audio/visual duo, which creates radical dark narrative content for adults. “Metamorphosis”, Grégoire Vaillant and Charles-Edouard Dangelser‘s first EP, is accompanied by a two-part horror short film about the life and work of French contemporary artist Olivier de Sagazan. Based on the life and work of Olivier de Sagazan, this […]