Singaporean two-piece atmospheric doom outfit Onset's debut EP, Unstructured Dissemination, bridges a fine line between doom, post rock and even death/black metal elements. The EP was previously only made available on bandcamp and now it will see a proper release on CD format under the banner of Japanese doom specialized label Weird Truth Productions. This EP Features Sigh mastermind Mirai Kawashima and Singaporean darkwave prodigy Microchip Terror on synthnoises.
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Formed in early 2017, to simply pigeonhole Onset as a “doom band would” just be scratching the surface; the influences brought forward to the band are extremely diverse, with an almost no-holds-barred attitude and seeping in emotive passages surging into post-rock territory while still staying remotely under the radar of the doom genre itself. The tempo and the vibe embody the feeling of melancholy and dread.
The “Unstructured Dissemination” EP showcases two imposing tracks clocking at over 25 minutes in length, as well as an undaunted attempt to record them in a completely live and rehearsal-like environment. Another very integral part of the Onset sound comes from the collaborative effort of synthwave artist Microchip Terror, who provided a very cinematic approach amongst the wash of fuzzed-out guitars and wall of drums, thus giving the entire EP an incredible spectrum of soundscape. Also featuring Mirai Kawashima from Sigh on additional keys/synth on both the intro and outro tracks.
The cover artwork for “Unstructured Dissemination” was designed by Branca Studio (Paradise Lost, Marty Friedman, Foo Fighters, Confrontational, etc) teaming up with the band’s concept and vision perfectly.
“Unstructured Dissemination” will be released on CD version under Japanese seminal doom label Weird Truth Productions on November 28, 2018.
Asian Metal veterans RudraA, who have been the ultimate pioneers of Vedic Metal have finally released their much awaited music video for the track- ‘Ancient Fourth’. The track is taken off their last album ‘Enemy of Duality’; that released via Transcending Obscurity Asia in the winter of 2016.
The band is currently celebrating their 25th Anniversary and wanted to release this video on this occasion. The video is directed by Arvind and features various dancers and the renowned percussion group - Damaru Singapore; who have also played an important role in shaping this album.
The Music video is currently premiered by-
Metal Hammer (Norway)
MetalShock Finland (Finland/ Italy)
NO CLEAN SINGING (USA/North America)
Heavy Metal Tribune(Singapore)
Metal-Roos (Australia/ New Zealand)
The link to the music video is here-
Rudra- Ancient Fourth (Official Music Video) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff3mWywOgW8
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The 'Releases Of The Year' series are albums chosen by myself as the best release from each country / dependency known to have an official release in the year 2017. These are alphabetized in country order so are easy to navigate. Each award has national flag featured alongside the band name, Release Of The Year' and Facebook link (where provided)
Nervochaos’ most recent Asian tour - co-headlined with Krisiun and presented by Alpha Omega Management‘s Alpha Omega Tours - was a success and has received a mini-documentary. In the video we will see the band’s passage through Japan, South Korea, Singapore and Indonesia. Watch it here! https://www.facebook.com/NervoChaos/videos/10155486328839645/ or via YouTube here: https://youtu.be/Dq87mOqX-9M
Documentaries for Brazil and Latin America have also been made available, be sure to check out:
Latin America - https://www.facebook.com/NervoChaos/videos/10155462243224645/
All concerts are part of the promotion tour of the recently released ‘Nyctophilia’. The album can already be bought at the main specialized stores of the market, either directly with the band, by email, Facebook or in the official store: https://goo.gl/aF7Xkx.
Nervochaos released their new album ‘Nyctophilia’ on March 10th in Brazil via Cogumelo Records. The art of both the cover and the booklet was created the talented Brazilian artist Alcides Burn (Blood Red Throne, Acheron, Iconoclasm, Malefactor, Queiron, Headhunter DC, etc). ‘Nyctophilia’ was recorded in Italy at Alpha Omega Studio, along with producer Alex Azzali, who is also responsible for mixing and mastering the work. Check out the outstanding 360° live studio video for the song “Total Satan”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AntmUMeGQY
NERVOCHAOS: www.nervochaos.net - www.facebook.com/NervoChaos
It's really not often that you get such high quality albums from new bands in countries like Singapore, and on Transcending Obscurity Asia, here's Assault, playing a scintillating mix of death metal and thrash metal with rare emotional depth. No Clean Singing premiered their first official video HERE.
Assault are Singapore's best kept secret. They're playing scintillating death / thrash metal with rare ferocity coupled with melodic sensibilities in a way that the intensity remains unabated throughout. With guest appearances from notable band members of Chthonic (Taiwan) and Nothnegal (The Maldives), they're touted as one of the best emerging bands from Asia. Additionally, 'The Fallen Reich' features artwork from none other than the world renowned artist Mark Riddick. It's certainly one of the most exciting and promising albums in recent times and will set new standards for bands in their region.
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Assault are Singapore's best kept secret. They're playing scintillating death / thrash metal with rare ferocity coupled with melodic sensibilities in a way that the intensity remains unabated throughout. With guest appearances from notable band members of ChthoniC (Taiwan) and Nothnegal (The Maldives), they're touted as one of the best emerging bands from Asia. Additionally, 'The Fallen Reich' features artwork from none other than the world renowned artist Mark Riddick. It's certainly one of the most exciting and promising albums in recent times and will set new standards for bands in their region.
Argh! You need some body armour for this! Impiety drummer puts together one of the most vicious onslaughts this year under the name of The Furor. Toilet of Hell (US) does an excellent write-up for an excellent premiere HERE.
"insane riffage and earth-shattering drumming... too hot to handle" - TOILET OV HELL (US)
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The Furor from Australia prepares an explosive concoction of death, black and thrash metal and the result is scathing to say the least. Drumming phenomenon Dizazter is a part of Singaporean legends Impiety and not only does that have an influence over here, he's taking it to a different extreme. Mind-boggling drumming aside, his skills with guitars too are no less impressive and he has laid down all the songs for this album. Aided by Hellhound and The Grand Impaler, The Furor whip up a storm of biblical proportions. From start to finish, the album is absolutely unforgiving but it has its share of clever variations and deft tempo changes without derailing the entire momentum. 'Cavalries of the Occult' will go down as one of the most venomous albums of its time.
THE FUROR Bandcamp (Pre-orders are ON!)
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Singapore’s unholy kings of Vedic Metal Rudra have released a 4 part making video for their recent most album ‘Enemy of Duality’ that released via Transcending Obscurity Asia on December 17th, 2016.
The band is set to celebrate their 25th anniversary this year and with their eighth album Enemy of Duality, things are looking excited for this year.
The four parts can be accessed here- Making of 'Enemy of Duality'-
Part 1- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2DK0KKtf4k&t=22s
Part 2- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgxdDExWui0
Part 3- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vswhhkKt0o&t=6s
Part 4- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4HeFoBuwQP8&t=13s
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After Rudra, we have Ilemazuar from Singapore playing their own style of vicious Black / Death metal. Asian talent has long been overlooked but with their signing to a regional exclusive sub-label, Transcending Obscurity Asia, for their new album, Ilemauzar hope to spread their wings wider, especially in the Western world. The music is most reminiscent of Behemoth and their recent exploits, but the band have their own way of concocting music, invariably using their country's lineage as a form of influence. Hard-hitting, driven and memorable, 'The Ascension' paves the way for the band's much anticipated new album that's due next year.
Rudra are the veritable pioneers of 'Vedic Metal' which essentially blends ancient spiritual music with
extreme metal music. Many bands have followed in their lead such as Dying Out Flame (Nepal), Kartikeya (Russia), even Heathen Beast (India), and all of them owe it heavily to Rudra, who have been around since 1992. If you wanted music that sounded 'exotic' (for the lack of a better word), this is it. This is where it all started and this is the benchmark. The masters are back.
'Vedic metal' pioneers since the early '90s return this year with their most ambitious album till date. Having worked hard over the years to forge a unique sound that's a sublime blend of Indian classical music rooted in ancient spirituality and extreme metal encompassing death metal, black metal and thrash metal music, Rudra have influenced many and more importantly, have set standards. Unheralded overlords of Asia, Rudra have a cult following that remains mysteriously loyal, as they hone a sound that's probably unparalleled.
Their latest album, again founded on the principles of Vedic spirituality, extemporizes on the conventional extreme metal template and achieves hitherto unknown sonic effects. Indian classical instruments such as sitar, flute, tablas (Indian percussion) and even a didgeridoo are used for this album, along with female vocals and ritualistic chanting to emanate a genuine, spiritual expression. 'Enemy of Duality' is destined to be a landmark from the Orient, one that doesn't abandon the ancient roots and blends the traditional sounds and philosophies seamlessly into music that's at once challenging and hypnotic.
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