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Two years after the release of their sensational "Palindrome" album, Timisoara, Romania based Katharos XIII announce the release of their fourth opus this Spring, a new collaboration with Loud Rage Music. The first single Neurastenia is now online below.
Emilian Matlak, the band's founding member, spoke about the new single and album:
"Neurastenia was filmed and directed by Alexandru Das and represents only a frame of a certain piece of emotion transmitted to us in a universal frequency by a group of dead cosmonauts from the future.
They still float through the cosmos and send signals with life experiences, hopes, tragedies as a part of a chthonian collective conscience. In this case the first transmission - Neurastenia - is about seclusion, alienation, spleen feelings and the difficulty of finding a daily reason for existence. The new album will encapsulate six different dreams delivered from the times when the itinerant cosmonauts had a telluric existence. We like the words of Kurt Vonnegut and the imagery of Andrei Tarkovski, so we tried to embed this in our aesthetics and in every word or expression to resonate with our own personal philosophy."
More details about the concept, recording process and the release date of the full-length will follow in the near future.
Soul Secret has signed a deal with Layered Reality Productions!
Soul Secret hails from Naples, Italy and is known for its own blend of ‘classic’ prog metal combined with influences from modern metal, jazz, pop and more. The band has been around since 2004 and has played multiple festivals and released multiple critically acclaimed albums.
The band had the following to say about this new collaboration:
"We are proud to be part of this family, which immediately showed us enormous enthusiasm and strongly believed in our new album, which we will shortly unveil. Ee're sure it's our best work to date! Thanks to Tom and all the LRP for the opportunity! We are sure it will be an excellent and long-lasting collaboration."
The label's founder Tom had the following to say about this collaboration:
"It's been quite a ride with Layered Reality Productions the last couple of years and it is great to see that more and more high quality acts like Bioplan, Xpressive, Hillsphere and others want to be a part of this growing family. Adding Soul Secret to that roster really feels amazing and I hope we can get down to doing great stuff!"
The band will release their upcoming fifth album through Layered Reality Productions in 2020. Be sure to follow the Soul Secret pages here to stay on top of the news regarding the new album!
Brooklyn's metal jazz trio Kilter have unleashed a new mini-documentary about their upcoming album Kilter. A follow-up to their 2018 self-titled EP, Axiom features instrumental metal-jazz inspired by the unrelenting hustle and grind of New York City. Founder and bassist Laurent David (Label Alter-nativ) teamed up with drummer Kenny Grohowski (Imperial Triumphant) and saxophonist Edward Rosenberg III (Jerseyband, Heart of Barf) to create a daring and spontaneous work of avant-garde metal.
Watch the documentary here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EhRx6hs65Y4&feature=youtu.be
Timisoara, Romania based Dark Doom Jazz quintet Katharos XIII present their new video for the track Vidma, taken off the band's most recent album, Palindrome released on October 14th: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GAgeZzczfrM
This video directed by Alexandru Das, is intended to be a meditative capture of our place in the universe, as a non-existential experience interacting with primary elements. During the whole journey we are observers and we sink more and more into our anxieties hallucinating with the unknown discovering that we are not the centre of everything as we want to believe. Like a shadow spirit, Vidma impersonates the flow of life as flashes of light in the void of the universe where questions of what is simulated and what is real around us are painful for the seeker, but maybe the key is at the end of the journey where you will find a dream that sets reality to be what we want to believe it is and the rest is lost in the dark like life itself.
Katharos XIII's new studio album Palindrome is available for streaming and orders here:
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