Talks

Join the Other Side of Death: Interview w/ OF BLOOD AND MERCURY

Successfully creating a personal sound, Of Blood and Mercury is a project that infuses you in the most hidden inner places. They recently staged, exclusively for Roadburn, a breathtaking material called “The Other Side of Death”. By mixing deep lyrics and dark musical themes, they’ve produced an album worth keeping. […]

A Sincere Discussion w/ Shazzula of Experimental Masters WOLVENNEST

WOLVENNEST was started in 2013 by Kirby Michel, Corvus Von Burtle, and Marc De Backer. It proposes a compositional process of guitar loops, repetitive beats, synthesizers keys mixed to darkened hypnotic ambient vocal sounds. April 2019 saw WOLVENNEST performing the album “Void” live in its entirety for a unique show […]

Tara VanFlower Talks LYCIA’s New Album, Inspiration, Love & Death

Lycia is an American darkwave band formed in 1988 in Tempe, Arizona. The main personnel of the band is Mike VanPortfleet, Tara VanFlower, and David Galas. Devoted to cold, somber, and synthetic sounds, these pioneers of the ethereal are responsible for some of the most acclaimed underground albums of the ‘90s. We talked to Tara VanFlower about their newest material, […]

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 […]