The Greek lovechild of Botch and The Dillinger Escape Plan, the raucously brilliant Blame Kandinsky have announced their forthcoming album Eclectic Ruiner, to be released 2nd December via Venerate Industries.
Blame Kandinsky have also revealed their first glimpse of the album via the strikingly beautiful and viscerally funny video for 'Ruined'.
Guitarist Marios Samaris comments:
“The concept behind the album is one’s lifelong struggle. In a world that’s asphyxiating with indecency, racism, inequality and greed, we try to stay empathic and honest. Eclectic Ruiner shares the thought that pain is not an illusion, it is a part of us with a million faces that we observe and it observes us back.“
Of 'Ruined' itself, Marios says:
“‘Ruined’ talks about those periods when you lay really low and you go through a battle with yourself trying either to accept you’re drowning, or to fight back and stand up again. There is no other person involved, it’s just you talking to your past self. The tricky part is that while this is coming over and over again, dredging up the past feels like two sides of the same coin, sometimes it makes you stronger and other times it shuts you down.“
A highly regarded group from Athens, Blame Kandinsky in their time have played alongside Cavalera Conspiracy, and toured multiple times across Europe. The band released their debut album Spotting Elegance In Chaos in 2017, recorded 100% live, capturing the very essence of a group steeped in the creative tradition of the best mathcore and melodic hardcore.
Due to COVID activity hiatus, Blame Kandinsky used the years to focus entirely on the compositional honing of Eclectic Ruiner. The group’s second album is a broad concept record about everyday struggle – it describes the idea that pain is not an illusion, and empathy is essential in order to survive.
In a world asphyxiated by indecency, racism, inequality, and greed, the brutal honesty of Eclectic Ruiner shines though. Elements of Fall of Troy, The Chariot, Every Time I Die, and even Converge also blossom on a record that overflows with fury, melody, and passion. A true gem from the East.
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Atlanta, Georgia-based mathcore group, The Callous Daoboys, will unleash their anticipated "Celebrity Therapist" full-length on September 2nd via MNRK Heavy together with Modern Static Records.
Comprised of charismatic frontman Carson Pace, possessed like a young Mike Patton, fretboard abusing guitarists Maddie Caffrey and Dan Hodsdon, frantic bassist Jack Buckalew, destructive drummer Sam Williamson, and spirited violinist Amber Christman, The Callous Daoboys revive noise rock like they’re summoning the dead. The recklessly free-spirited collective deliver a vibrant combination of mathcore, sasscore, and post-hardcore -- a sound that is at once abrasive, chaotic, and classy. Revelling in high-strung extremity their music is dense, impenetrable, and chaotic yet confusingly inviting as each song deliriously swerves across stylistic lines.
The band Kill Your Stereo called “insane, intricate, and impressive” introduced themselves to the underground with 2019’s "Die On Mars". Metal Injection insisted the group’s riotously explosive debut “is gonna make you punch everyone ever in the face” and they meant it in the best way possible. The music on Celebrity Therapist shockingly ups the ante with sadistic precision.
“Celebrity Therapist speaks to sense for the senseless. Who guards the blind, and who leads? What do we have, if not foresight? Misattribute these lyrics. We’re all following someone’s voice. But listen, the world ended again today. We brought you flowers, and something new.
We’re excited to share our new home with MNRK Heavy, amongst an incredible roster of artists. This record is the result of our most emotional process to date, and every member threw their life into its creation. We’re grateful to enable that risk with every step.”
Every band claims to combine the most devastating of heavy riffs with the catchiest of melodies, but this crew does precisely that with a wrecking ball of unrestrained frenzy and total mayhem. The Callous Daoboys comes from the school of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Every Time I Die, and The Chariot, with a heightened degree of theatricality as one of the methods to their madness. Think Panic! At The Disco and Fall Out Boy getting slapped around good-naturedly by Glassjaw. Celebrity Therapist even indulges in a bit of drone and avant-garde post-rock a la Sigor Rós and Radiohead.
Lyrically, contemplation and self-awareness run throughout Celebrity Therapist. “The whole album is about history repeating itself and how we kind of move in circles,” the singer notes. “It’s two steps forward and three steps back with a bunch of people in my life. The album is me reflecting on these people but realizing I’m guilty of the same at the end of the record. There are a lot of ‘fuck you’ songs because every heavy band likes writing those. But overall, the lyrics are more introspective and quite loving.”
In advance of the record’s release, The Callous Daoboys have unveiled a video for “What Is Delicious? Who Swarms?,” now playing at Revolver. Watch the video HERE or by clicking the image below.
“You can’t spot an angel-in-disguise, but you won’t refuse her. You’ve got a quick draw. The dust piles higher by the day/where you avert your eyes.”
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American mathcore sextet The Callous Daoboys sign to MNRK Heavy; new single "A Brief Article Regarding Time Loops” out now
Atlanta, Georgia mathcore upstarts, The Callous Daoboys, have joined MNRK Heavy for the release of their impending new full-length!
A recklessly free-spirited collective, The Callous Daoboys is made of six members, featuring a violinist and multiple vocal contributions. Together they deliver a vibrant combination of mathcore, sasscore, and post-hardcore -- a sound that is at once abrasive, chaotic, and classy. Revelling in high-strung extremity their music is dense, impenetrable, and chaotic yet confusingly inviting as each song deliriously swerves across stylistic lines. The band Kill Your Stereo called “insane, intricate, and impressive” introduced themselves to the underground with 2019’s Die On Mars.
In celebration of The Callous Daoboys union with MNRK Heavy, the band unveils their new single and video, “A Brief Article Regarding Time Loops.” The track marks a triumphant return and artistic leap forward from their previous material, careening through fractures of abstract and heavy, flaunting their unhinged chaos without sacrificing accessibility. The band’s use of expanded soundscapes is complimentary to their spastic, hook-driven approach to writing, creating a truly unique style of mathcore.
Elaborates vocalist Carson Pace of the track, “Capturing your first experience of Déjà vu? Have you heard this breakdown before? Does it matter? What are the intentions of man’s best friend? Start over."
Catch The Callous Daoboys live this June on tour with Limbs and Greyhaven. The journey will commence on June 3rd in Amityville, New York and run through June 24th in Chicago, Illinois. See all confirmed dates below. Stand by for more news on The Callous Daoboys to be revealed in the weeks to come.
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Stand by for more news on The Callous Daoboys to be revealed in the weeks to come.
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Swiss Mathcore band Cortez are streaming the entirety of their new album No More Conqueror over at Moshville Times. The album is highly recommended for fans of Converge, Botch, Meshuggah and The Dillinger Escape Plan.
Listen to the album here: http://www.moshville.co.uk/feature/2018/11/album-stream-premiere-cortez-no-more-conqueror/
Pre-order the album here: https://cortez.bandcamp.com/album/no-more-conqueror
No More Conqueror is out now via WOOAAARGH.
Gregoire Quartier - drums
Antoine Läng - vocals
Jeremy Spagnolo - guitars
"Silent", the new album of Italian post / mathcore act Infall is finally out via This Is Core! The album was recorded and mixed in analogue at Accademia Del Suono (Milan) by Gianluca Guidetti and mastered by Alan Douches (Mastodon, Converge, The Dillinger Escape Plan).
The band says: "'Silent' is a raw and organic album, a tribute to things left unsaid, characterized by elements from ’90 hardcore, math, crust and metalcore".
Sliptrick Records welcomes Russian group Samadhi Sitaram to it’s roster and are pleased to announce the release date of the bands second album KaliYuga Babalon, a debauched concept album of powerful hardcore tracks wrapped up in a commitment to go beyond the straightforward and strict musical formulas.
KaliYuga Babalon tells the story of an era of moral, ethic and spiritual decay, a time to which all humanity now comes according to the prophecy of the Srimad Bhagavatam 12th chapter scripture. The continuation and consummation of Hypostasis “Creation – Destruction” or the formula I.A.O. [Birth – Death – Renaissance].
KaliYuga Babalon comes hand-in-hand with various video releases which expand upon the concepts and themes contained on the album. The July 14th release date will be for the Digital/Online formats only with the CD coming a little later in the year.
KaliYuga Babalon | Released July 14th, 2017 on Sliptrick Records in Digital/Online format
Samadhi Sitaram is Russian conceptual metal band working on a crest of a wave of such genres as djent, groovecore, deathcore and mathcore. Starting in 2016, the band quickly become known among metal-heads and listeners of the not only the standard music format but also due to the provoking and unusual videos they released. Their debut album CyberHarmony, along with first 3 video clips, garnered excellent feedback from the media and such rock-magazines as Bunker, Atmosfear, OR’Zine, Terroraiser and EQ Journal. In March 2017, the band was one of the headliners of the closing ceremony of the Moscow Horror Movies Festival “Kaplya (Drop)” and reached springs 2017 “TOP-7” on the Russian ROKK-charts.
Samadhi Sitaram are:
Leonid Grushko – Vocals | Sergey Zakharov – Guitar | Alexey Mosin – Bass
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