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To coincide with THE CULT‘s “Electric 13″ world tour, the band has created an iconic limited-edition surfboard.

“[The 1979 American epic war film] ‘Apocalypse Now’ was a huge influence on the ‘Electric’ album,” says THE CULT singer Ian Astbury. “Many of the songs such as ‘Love Removal Machine’ and ‘Peace Dog’ feature ‘Apocalypse Now’ influences.

“After seeing ‘Apocalypse Now’, I became fascinated with the subcultures that existed during the Vietnam War, especially the scenes that focused on Lieutenant Colonel Kilgore‘s (Robert Duvall) love of surfing and his iconic surfboard.

“Surfer culture during the Vietnam War has always been a great muse to me. The idea of a culture so free and expressive in the violent and oppressive environment of a war zone is such a great symbol of man’s desire to master his environment and coexist with nature. The board had become an object of desire. I always wanted to own one. So we created the Death From Below / Surf Cult version.”

“Death From Below” was conceived and designed by Ian Astbury and Sonya Koshuta, with board shaper Bob Davis (Carrozza Surf Boards).

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Toxic Holocaust

Toxic Holocaust: apocalypse now

Chemistry Of Consciousness, Toxic Holocaust’s forthcoming first album in five years proves once again that thrash is at its most potent when a) you throw in a whole bunch of sonic pollutants, and b) you actually sound like some badass, nuclear-apocalypse-surviving warrior of the wastelands.

Featuring all manner of d-beats, caustic, black metal atmospheres, true punk venom and an air of genuine menace throughout, Chemistry… - released on October 25 via Relapse Records - is scabrous, coal-eyed thrash metal that that belongs more in the unholy, confrontational company of bands like Destroyer 666, Aura Noir and Nekromantheon than it does in the cleaner cut, more classicist purveyors of the form. Now head honcho Joel Grind has released the track Rat Eater like some particularly nasty flesh-ravaging virus and you can hear it exclusively right here. Thash till death! And beyond!

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