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.
Stream "Unstructured Dissemination" On Bandcamp AT THIS LOCATION
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.
French Blackened Post-Core band Demande À La Poussière, who recently unveiled some hotly anticipated details about their upcoming and self-titled debut album, has just unleashed a brand new song! Set for an album release on September 28th 2018 via Argonauta Records, with their solid and eclectic attitude Demande À La Poussière deliver an impressive hypnotic yet aggressive sound which move from Blackened Post Metal to Sludge and Doom, with an apocalyptic vibe of ambient bleakness. Dive into the dark sound of Demande À La Poussière and stream their brand new song 'Le Parfum Des Cites Perdues' right HERE!
Says the band:
“Le parfum des cités perdues is a track about remembrance and anger against our haunted past. This is a part of rage and heaviness about the strangeness of sad feedback. Music lower and louder than a nightmare. Follow the dark side of our memory...“
Demande À La Poussière is a Blackened Post-Core band founded in 2017 by members of The Great Old Ones, Wurm or Omrade. Members are: Jeff (vocals and guitar - The Great Old Ones / Spectrale), Edgard Chevallier (machine - ex Würm / Gloomy Hellium Bath), Vincent Baglin (Moshi-Moshi-battery), Krys (chant-Nerv / Omrade) and Jiu (Bass -ex No return), the band quickly recorded a first album at Lower Tones Place Studio in September 2017. The band has diverse influences to offer a unique style: Combining the heaviness of Sludge and Doom, the blackness of Black Metal, the intensity of Post Hardcore tinged post rock atmosphere. This music is impacting, encompassing and intense. The name of the band is taken from a book by John Fante, but there is no connection to see it as the deep darkness of the music leads to other feelings.
Skillfully fusing the aesthetics of black metal with the atmospherics of post-rock in order to create a soundscape that is both breathtaking and mesmerizing, Norwegian blackgazers Avast are set to release their debut full-length album Mother Culture on October 26th through Dark Essence Records.
As a prelude to the release of Mother Culture, Dark Essence Records has released the title track as a single, which is available from and can be heard at https://avastband.bandcamp.com/track/mother-culture.
Hailing from Stavanger, Norway, Avast consists of Hans Olaf Myrvang (Agenda) on bass and vocals, Trond Salte (Agenda), Ørjan Lund (Nag) on guitars, and Stian Steensnæs (Lik) on drums, Avast is a band that reviewers and promoters place in a variety of genres. Whilst the band's roots lie in punk rock and hardcore, it would be safe to say that blackgaze and post-black metal are genres that could be applied to Avast, given that Avast's lyrical themes are not centred around the usual black metal topics, but tend more towards a philosophical and poetical take on social and environmental issues.
The members of Avast themselves describe Mother Culture as:-
“a concept album that examines the myths upon which modern civilization is based”, and “an apocalyptic tale about the rise and fall of human civilization, and how we have exploited the Earth’s resources to such a degree that we are now standing on the brink of our own extinction. Musically the record borrows equally from the black metal and post-rock genres, and lyrically it draws inspiration from Daniel Quinn’s philosophical novel Ishmael.”
Artwork by Ole Nymoen.
Mother Culture will be released in CD, Digital and limited edition white vinyl formats, and is now available to pre-order from:
Dark Essence Records: https://www.darkessencerecords.no/artists/avast/
US Webshop: https://darkessence.aisamerch.com
More information about Avast can be found on their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/avastband/
A video of Avast performing at 2016's Tunghørt Festival can be seen at https://youtu.be/GvGGkVI7cFc
Russian Metal trio Second To Sun have released a guitar play-through video for 'Chokk Kapper," a track from crushing new album The Black. Featuring guitarist Vladimir Lehtinen, the video can be viewed at youtu.be/ZgBHu47sSLg
The Black was released on May 16. It can be purchased at this location and is streaming in its entirety on Second To Sun's Bandcamp page and YouTube Channel. The Black is available on Spotify, iTunes, Bandcamp, and other digital retailers.
The Black is a reissue of the Blackbound (2016) album, which was re-recorded to add vocals, among several other enhancements.
Second to Sun YouTube Channel
Poland's Orphanage Named Earth to release “Re-evolve” on April 20th; album streaming via Echoes And Dust
Polish Post Metal / Sludgers Orphanage Named Earth will release their anticipated album “Re-evolve” on April 20th via Argonauta Records.
Today the band unleashes the exclusive album streaming in collaboration with Echoes And Dust.
Listen to “Re-evolve” here https://www.echoesanddust.com/2018/04/exclusive-album-stream-orphanage-named-earth-re-evolve/
“Re-evolve” is a story of a romantic thinking about the world of peace, respect for human and animal life and earth liberation, meeting the brutality of metal, crust d-beat and harsh but atmospheric guitars. Lyrically, the band touches important sociological issues evolving around one main topic: human greed and selfishness, as according to the band, human thinking needs to re-evolve unless we want to live in the world of wars and exploitation.
“Re-evolve” orders are active here.
More about “Re-evolve”
Monuments of Tomorrow https://youtu.be/_XSE_5Y0XTU
Piss On Your Parade https://youtu.be/NC9XhasTDx0
Double LP will be released in collaboration of several DIY punk labels in April/May 2018:
Dilapidated Records (USA) https://www.facebook.com/Dilapidated-Records-488736094509442/
Distroy Records (Ireland) https://www.facebook.com/distroyrecords/
DIY Koło Records (Poland) https://www.facebook.com/DIYKoloRecords/
Hasiok Records (Germany) https://www.facebook.com/hasiokrecords/
PHR Records (Czech Republic) https://www.facebook.com/Papagajuv-hlasatel-records-241696125352/
Sanctus Propaganda (Poland) https://www.facebook.com/sanctuspropaganda/
COVER ART BY Andy Lefton (WAR//PLAGUE, TAU CROSS)
This April and May, Chicago post-metallers Snow Burial will embark on an eleven-date European tour with Cornwall doom outfit Monolithian. Beginning in the United Kingdom on April 23rd, circling through the continent, and closing with London's acclaimed Desertfest on May 5th, this tour will be Snow Burial's second trip across the pond.
Snow Burial recently recorded at the famed Electrical Audio in early 2018, crafting a split 7-inch with Iowa City’s doom maestros Aseethe (Thrill Jockey). The tapes and vinyl will be released courtesy of Hand Of Death Records.
The band commented, "We are beyond excited to get back to Europe and hit the road with our good friends in Monolithian. The opportunity to be a part of Desertfest and spend two weeks getting loud across an ocean is amazing and humbling. Add to that the chance to bring with us a brand new split tape with Aseethe from Hand of Death Records and we're on top of the world. "
Formed after a Shiner reunion show, Snow Burial established themselves in the American Midwest scene and released twin EPs Oxblood Siren (2013) and Oxblood Tides (2014). Through promoting the EPs and extensive regional touring, the band earned a reputation for their crushing sound and performances.
Following positive reviews, tours, and airplay, the band released their inaugural LP Victory In Ruin in January 2016. Snow Burial continued touring the US and UK in 2017, featuring an opening slot for Scott Kelly and Sanford Parker’s project Mirrors for Psychic Warfare, with coverage from Metal Hammer Magazine and multiple blogs. In spring 2017, they proudly released a new song “Burn Down the Crown,” on the Unpresidented: DIY vs. Donald Trump benefit compilation.
*with Quietus (FR)
23.04.18 Portsmouth UK @ The Festing
25.04.18 Saint-Etienne FR @ The Thunderbird
26.04.18 Lille, FR @ Bobble Cafe*
27.04.18 Plzen, CZ @ Divadlo Pod Lampou
28.04.18 Kolin, CZ @ Bar Pod Hodinami
29.04.18 Biansko-Biala, PL @ Rudeboy Club
30.04.18 Jena, DE @ Cafe Wagner
02.05.18 Barnbury UK @ The Wheatsheaf
03.05.18 Plymouth, UK @ The Underground
04.05.18 Nottingham, UK @ EARTHMOVER Festival (Angel Microbrewery)
w/Primitive Man and Bismuth
05.05.18 London, UK @ DESERTFEST (The Dev)
French post-metal pioneers Hyno5e have always been a band that transcends the borders and limitations of not only the genre of music which is commonly considered to be their territory, but the territory of music itself.
Their conceptual, cinematic live show has historically been built upon a strong visual component... but that was just the beginning of a journey which is now reaching the next level: Alba - Les Ombres Errantes is the first full length movie directed by singer and guitar player Emmanuel Jessua. And his band, Hyno5e, has turned down their amps, or switched them off entirely, to provide the stunning seventy-five-minute soundtrack for this ambitious project. The soundtrack to the movie, performed by Hyno5e s acoustic alter ego band A Backward Glance On A Travel Road (featuring the same members as Hyno5e) captures the essence of a whirlwind that blurs and reunites age, dreams, and reality.
In advance if the soundtrack's April 6th release, Decibel Magazine offers up opening track, the eleven-plus minute "Who Wakes Up From This Dream Does Not Bear My Name," for public delight lauding a band that churns out, "some of the best epic soundscapes this side of the ocean. Or, technically, that side of the ocean."
Get swept away by "Who Wakes Up From This Dream Does Not Bear My Name" at Decibel Magazine RIGHT HERE.
If you missed it, view the video for "Los Heraldos Negros," with images from the film, at THIS LOCATION.
Alba - Les Ombres Errantes will see release via Pelagic Records on 2xLP, CD, and digital formats. Preorders are available now. In North America visit: bit.ly/hypno5ealbaNA, in Europe go to: bit.ly/hypno5ealbaEU, in Australia go to bit.ly/hypno5ealbaAUS and for digital orders visit: bit.ly/hypno5ealbaDGTL.
Emmanuel Jessua grew up in Bolivia, where Alba - Les Ombres Errantes was filmed with a team of seven French and Bolivian volunteers, on a budget of only 22.000€. The result is a breathtaking sonic and visual journey through the otherworldly landscapes of one of the most intriguing places on earth; a journey that orbits around the memories and reflections of a man contemplating about the eternal loss of childhood.
"The idea of this movie was born in the Amazon forest, precisely in Rurenabaque, on the terrace of a small hotel on the Beni river shore," relays Jessua. "I was only ten years old and had been living with my family in Bolivia for more than five years. I was experiencing life with an incredible intensity, in a fantastic environment... with this film, I wanted to capture the constant exceeding of limits that I feel when I'm in Bolivia; the limits between the gods and the human, between sanity and madness, between the past and the present. It is in the religious and musical syncretism of the Oruro carnival (where my mother used to dance each year) that this exceeding of limits can be witnessed the best, where myth and reality mingle, and where the protagonists lose their sensation of time or space."
Russian post-metallers L'Homme Absurde have completed work for their sophomore album "Sleepless", which can be considered as a logical follow-up to the band's creativity, the working formula of "Monsters" (2016), but with more influences from hardcore/metalcore music. "Sleepless" is set to be released on March 26th via Russian label Soundage Productions.
L'Homme Absurde was started by A., a Russian musician formerly known as the drummer for a series of Moscow doom metal bands (Mare Infinitum, Comatose Vigil, Who Dies In Siberian Slush) and as a mastermind of doom/downtempo band A Young Man's Funeral. In 2016 the band joined with other members and released their first self-titled demo. That same year L'Homme Absurde recorded their first full-length album entitled "Monsters", which was released by Russian label Fono ltd.
Belgium's post-ambient black metallers Soul Dissolution, which comprises members from Marche Funebre, have released the first single from their recently announced new studio album, "Stardust". Entitled "Far Above The Boiling Sea Of Life", the single is available in the form of a static video designed by Marcos Cerutti. LINK: https://youtu.be/wpJPKCN_-SA
"Stardust" will arrive nearly 2 years and 5 weeks since the day its predecessor ("Pale Distant Light ", 2016) came out on Throats Productions . The band's new album release date has been scheduled for the 25th of March with Black Lion Records.
In addition to the new album release a music video has been produced in the cold northern parts of Sweden. The band comments: "Our new album Stardust is a big step-up for us, and this song marks the end of the journey presented therein, a final release from everything. It's one of the faster-paced songs we have written so far, and in addition to our usual influences, it also bears hints to bands like Saor, Ghost Bath, and other actors of the modern-day Atmospheric Black Metal scene. "Far Above the Boiling Sea of Life"is definitely one of our most solid tracks, and we're glad to finally present it to you!"
Mexican Atmospheric Post-Black metal band Phendrana recently released album "Sanctum Sic Transit Gloria Mundi", now the album streams on YouTube in full!
Phendrana was formed by Anuar Salumin 2012, when he was 12 years old. He recorded 2 demos and played some shows, sharing stages with bands like Alcest, Gehenna and Nader Sadek, before taking the project into a whole new direction in 2016 by changing the band's main focus and concept, incorporating atmospheric and progressive elements to his music, and eventually changing the name to “Phendrana”.
In October 2016, Phendrana signed to Sickness Records for a one album deal and began recording the debut album “Sanctum: Sic Transit Gloria Mundi”, which was finished in December, 2017 and soon to be released in January 8, 2018.
It is a conceptual album about a Sanctum, an ethereal place where lost souls find shelter. The album is divided in 7 parts: A description of the Sanctum, 3 transitions from different souls to it, 2 stories about the past lives of Sanctum inhabitants, and an ode to the night.
Recorded between October 2016-November 2017.
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