Montreal's Growler Choir (Le Choeur Des Growlers in French) was dreamt up by composer Pierre-Luc Senécal in 2016. What may have been a wild fantasy for many metalheads was finally brought to fruition in May 2019 in co-production with Le Vivier et Codes d'Accès when the eighteen member choir took the stage for their first public performance.
Comprised solely of metal growlers, the choir blends metal and contemporary music in a way that is groundbreaking. In their debut performance conducted by Senécal, the Growler Choir performed the dramatic words from the poem "The Dayking" by Fortner Anderson backed with a reinforced sound arsenal. The Growler Choir does more than emphasize vocal techniques specific to the genre of extreme metal, they explore the sonic potential of the voice to demonstrate its extraordinary properties, both sensual and monstrous.
They thoroughly delighted the audience, many of whom sat on opposite ends of the musical spectrum. The one of a kind performance was recorded so that music lovers everywhere can witness this very unique event.
The Growler Choir innovates on several levels. On one hand, it materializes an almost mythical idea of metal music; on the other hand, it renews the archetypes of a genre by approaching them in an experimental spirit. In short, they are making contemporary and metal music more approachable for new audiences.
To watch this incredible spectacle, please visit the following link via MetalSucks.net HERE.
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International supergroup Oracles (feat. members of Aborted, System Divide, Abigail Williams) set to release debut album
This came out of nowhere. Members of Aborted, System Divide and Abigail Williams get together to release a mind-blowing output. This includes guest contributions from Per Nilsson (Scar Symmetry), Ryan Knight (The Black Dahlia Murder, Arsis), as well as Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy, Nevermore).
Members of Aborted, Abigail Williams and System Divide unite to create a sensational form of extreme metal that defies categorization. With two vocalists, scintillating atmosphere and cutting-edge musicianship, Oracles redefine contemporary metal as we know it. The soothing and dramatic vocals of Sanna go hand in hand with the undulating music and complexity of 'Miserycorde' as Sven of Aborted does what he is best known for. Together they create a jaw-dropping vocal contrast of epic proportions, while the music seethes with unmitigated fury, employing a plethora of influences and merging it all impeccably. With guest contributions from members of Black Dahlia Murder, Scar Symmetry, Nevermore and Arch Enemy, it's one of the most significant releases to come out this year. Deadlight Entertainment from France has delivered something special once again.
Sven De Caluwé (Aborted) - vocals
Sanna Salou (ex-Dimlight) - vocals
Mendel Bij de Leij (Aborted) - guitar
Steve Miller (ex-System Divide, Loculus) - guitar
Andrei Aframov (ex-System Divide) - bass
Ken Bedene (Aborted, ex-Abigail Williams) - drums
Mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen (Epica, Volbeat)
Artwork done by Colin Marks from Rain Song Design (Nevermore, Exodus)
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After Strangulate and Heathen Beast, Rolling Stone India have written about Godless enthusiastically and have premiered an exclusive track HERE.
Joe Haley of Psycroptic fame has mixed and mastered the whole release, and has even contributed to one of the songs.
From Hyderabad, India emerge Godless, a new death metal force that's both powerful and stimulating. Featuring members of Skrypt, Shock Therapy, and Wacken Open Air contenders Eccentric Pendulum, this is a new sound, a new sonic vision. None other than Joe Haley of Psycroptic (Australia) fame has mixed and mastered the album, in addition to doing a guest solo on this debut album which holds great promise. With unceasing momentum, a staccato delivery, and bucket-loads of power, 'Centuries of Decadence' is touted to be one of most notable albums to ever come out from the region. With an aesthetic that's dark and intriguing, Godless convey their message perfectly and go straight for the jugular, speaking out against the maladies that plague modern society. Their voice of dissent is tangible and they're here to unleash their brand of death metal upon the unsuspecting masses, fuelled by angst, purpose and an undying passion for extreme music. The era of Godless has only just begun.
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