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Premiere: RAW – I’m A Shell (But I’m Your Man) Video

In my opinion, one of the signs of ignorance is the inability to see the merit in a range of musical genres. If you tell me all you listen to is hardcore and you can’t stand anything else (same goes for you, black metal), I am not impressed by your loyalty. Good music is good music, and the best transcends genre. RAW from Calgary, AB, understand this well, and they pay homage to the darkness in our hearts and minds with music that spans everything from blues, to country, to psych, to black metal, with a little bit of grunge thrown in for good measure. The result is an addictive blend of whisky-soaked vocals and melancholy riffs, and I don’t know what to call it, but I’m digging it! Today we’re stoked to share with you RAW’s video for their track “I’m A Shell (But I’m Your Man)” off of their debut album From The First Glass To The Grave. The album comes out June 10th in EuropeJuly 15th in Asia and August 12th in North America, and the worldwide pre-order is here from label Aural Music. Check out their disturbing video for “I’m A Shell (But I’m Your Man)” right here and now…




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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.



  1. Alex Steel

    June 5, 2016 at 5:35 am

    I can see ‘merit’ in whatever I feel like, not at the command of being ‘diverse’. I am similarly unimpressed by people who say they enjoy a wide variety of genres for the sake of doing so.

  2. RAW

    June 3, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    Thanks for the article Meghan!


  3. Max B

    June 3, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    Shit like this is why I love Cvlt Nation. I can always come here to find something that I would never hear otherwise, but completely kicks ass. This definitely deserves far more attention than it’s gotten, and I’m so happy that you guys are helping to bring it to a wider audience. For the past 2 years, at least half of my albums of the year have come from discoveries on this site. I know that this whole post probably sounds super dumb and sappy, but I don’t care, don’t ever stop doing what you do. This band fucking rocks and so do you!

  4. Scott Dan Dan

    June 3, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    What’s the movie?

  5. Franco

    June 3, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    this is awesome, best stuff i’ve heard this year, thanks guys!

  6. Benton Smith

    June 3, 2016 at 10:25 am

    What a great movie…and an appropriate song.

  7. geordie

    June 3, 2016 at 7:03 am

    i am black metal but as a internet radio dj i surely have to be open minded. wether in checking out stuff like you posted here or follow some bizarre paths that sometimes lead me to some kind of illumination in the darkest way for sure. i should have said youre ttly right with your review but i wanted to explain it – also with another sound that may impress you like it did to me:

    and thx for the inspiration \m/


    • Meghan

      June 3, 2016 at 10:41 am

      Thanks Geordie! This is amazing!!!

  8. Riaz Rawat

    June 3, 2016 at 6:11 am

    Really good stuff

  9. Baz Leek

    June 3, 2016 at 5:47 am

    Combat shock

  10. Jason A Olinski

    June 3, 2016 at 5:43 am

    Reminds me of Dax Riggs stuff. Awesome

  11. Ruby Euson Soffner

    June 3, 2016 at 5:18 am

    Roel de Laat

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