Sunday, April 20, 2014

Falls Of Rauros & Panopticon - split (2014, trailer)

As you may have already guessed, I'm not active in this blog mostly because there's much more important stuff going on in my region right now. Perhaps I should write a detailed post (or maybe even a series of posts) about the events in Ukraine and their global impact, but right now I don't even know where to begin from, and the whole crisis is far from being ended yet. In the meanwhile, some good news: a Panopticon/Falls Of Rauros split 12'' was released on Bindrune Recs. Track list:

Panopticon
  1. Through Mountains I Wander This Evening
  2. Can you Loan me a Raven?
  3. Gods of Flame
  4. One Cold Night
Falls Of Rauros
  1. Unavailing
  2. The Purity of Isolation
Here's a (nearly 17 minutes-long) trailer of it:



If you like what you're hearing, you can orded the split here. ($16.00, black vinyl, limited to 500 copies).

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wisent - Total Liberation (2014)





WISENT - TOTAL LIBERATION

Year: 2014
Genre: Ambient Black Metal
Country: Germany

Track List

  1. Erda
  2. Blestem
  3. Extinction
  4. Total Liberation
  5. Bialowieza
  6. Hvidøen
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Wisent is a new project from Germany focusing politically on total lieberation, including a move to veganism.  There is a lengthy statement on their Bandcamp where they stress that this is a logical move to make as environmentalists and anarchists based on the meat industry being one of dominance.  Musically, they provide dense, mid-tempo, mostly instrumental Black Metal.  The final track is the strongest in my opinion, but the whole album is worth checking out.  Take the time to visit their Bandcamp to read their statement on their politics and to download the superior quality files not found in the download link.  This is a project worth supporting if you can afford to.  Hayduke X

bandcamp

Inatroneegou - When Dread Forbids Dread (2014)






INATRONEEGOU - WHEN DREAD FORBIDS DREAD

Year: 2014
Genre: Black Metal
Country: USA

Track List:

  1. Feast of the Iniquitous Conception
  2. A Banner of Meat that Bleeds
  3. A Man of Silence
  4. Universe Thickness
Inatroneegou gives us mostly mid-tempo instrumental Black Metal.  The first track is a strong and interesting listen.  The following two are not bad efforts, but drag a bit for my tastes.  Finally, Universe Thickness comes on like a storm of needles combined with an auditory bludgeon.  The tempo on this track is a little quicker and the intensity is upped a lot.  By far, the last track is the best one. 

In their own words, from their Bandcamp page:  "The sound of Inatroneegou has been described as "where Von meets Peter Brötzmann, Hanatarash, and Glenn Branca." It is of shattering impact, density, and malice; their heavily improvised, composed, and de-composed black metal instrumentals."

Though their Bandcamp tells us they are from somewhere in Michigan in the United States (as am I), they have the following to say about location:  "On where we come from, we have nothing to say, except that nationality doesn't mean shit to us, and that we're disgusted with the nationalistic stupidities of the Norwegian scene as Nietzsche was with those of Wagner's."

Though I don't have a download link for this one, the album is available free on Bandcamp.

Hayduke X

bandcamp

Hunter-Gatherer - Singles (2014)





HUNTER-GATHERER

Year: 2014
Genre: Black Metal/Noise
Country: Canada

Track List:

  1. Peștera cu Oase
  2. Escarpment
  3. Wendigo
This isn't really one release, but rather three singles released within a month of each other.  Peștera cu Oase and Wendigo are lo-fi Black Metal while Escarpment is really a noise track of manipulated reverb.  Hunter-Gatherer is a one man project from London, Ontario, Canada focusing on protecting the environment from corporate greed.  He is "currently working on a demo that is anti pipeline and tar sands entitled "The Great Hole In The Earth," and my first full-length release that I am recording in May to put out on cassette in June."  Personally, the most interesting track is Peștera cu Oase.  The politics of the project certainly fit with the blog.  If you are interested in lof-fi Black Metal, you can download all three tracks from the Bandcamp page below. - Hayduke X

bandcamp

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Drom & Moro Moro Land - split (2014)

DROM / MORO MORO LAND

Year: 2014
Genre: Post-(Black) Metal, Post-Hardcore, Sludge
Country: Czech Republic / Russia

Track List:
  1. Drom - Věčný hlad
  2. Drom - Kopí v zádech zabodlé
  3. Moro Moro Land - Endless Parade
  4. Moro Moro Land - Speak
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Digital release: 14.3.2014
CD & LP: 10.4.2014

LP released by:
 Skin & Bones Records (UK), Monotonstudio (DE), Naše Desky (CZ), SAVRVS Brothers (HU), Holy Goat Records (DE) , Negation Records (DE), Eastrain Rec (FR), Terror Night (CZ), Gorgona Records (RU)


DROM:
Recorded by Anden Music
Mixed by Jan Šmejkal at Anden Music
Mastered by James Plotkin


Moro Moro Land:
Recorded by Alexey "Batyr" Basyrov at CORSO Studio
Mixed and mastered by Jasmin Dasovic

Artwork by Kuba Sokolski
www.kubasokolski.com
www.facebook.com/kubasokolski.artwork

This is the second release by Negation Records which I mentioned in my previous entry, and the one they're especially proud of. I think Drom need no introduction, because the regular readers of my blog probably have listened to their 2012 album "HECTOP" (dedicated to Nestor Makhno) already. For the fellow residents of Eastern Europe: if you want to see them live, don't miss your opportunity this month! Tour dates:


Slovakia:
10.04 - "Kontajner", Žilina
11.04 - "Cassbar", Košice

Ukraine:
12.04 - "Kaktus", Uzhgorod
13.04 - "Ether", Kiev (w/ Rings of Rhea)
14.04 - "God`s Garage", Zhytomyr

Belarus:
15.04 - "Винтаж", Minsk (w/ I.Witness)

Russia:
17.04 - "Станок", Nizhny Novgorod (w/ Moro Moro Land)
18.04 - "Project V", Moscow (w/ Minaret, Nimrud)
19.04 - "Бар «Жопа»" (what a great venue name! -B.K.), St. Petersburg (w/ Hvøsch)

Latvia:
23.04 - "Nabaklab", Rīga

Lithuania:
24.04 - "Underground Pub", Kaunas

Poland:
25.04 - "Klubojadalnia Eufemia", Warsaw (w/ Merkabah)
26.04 - (TBA), Kraków (w/ Bagna)

bandcamp

Widerwertig - "Träger rostender Maschinerie" (2014)

WIDERWERTIG "Träger rostender Maschinerie"

Year: 2014
Genre: DSBM, Depressive Rock
Country: Germany

Track List:
  1. Wurmfraktur Schiffbruch
  2. Cutting Ouroboros
  3. Die Zahnpasta der letzten Tage
  4. Yngähshmiz Czouczee
  5. Mein aphatischer Schrei im leeren Raum einer sterbenden Welt
  6. Vualkhoma
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A new LP from Widerwertig, a trio from Bavaria which already have appeared on my blog not so long ago.  Raw and avantgardistic instrumental BM, released by Negation Records. There's one more album that's going to be released very soon by the same label, which I'll post a little bit later.

bandcamp

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Blackend Horizon - "Schritte" (2014)

BLACKEND HORIZON "Schritte"

Year: 2014
Genre: DSBM, Depressive Rock/Shoegaze
Country: Germany

Track List:
  1. Schritte |1| Einleitung
  2. Schritte |2| Hauptteil
  3. Schritte |3| Schluss
  4. .Leer.
bandcamp

"All 4 tracks are taken from the upcoming full-length "Hivernale... und der Rest ist nur Schatten."
A tape release is planned and in progress.
It comes in an edition of 30, will be packed in selfmade wooden boxes and should be available soon.
If you are interested get in contact:
blackendhorizonofficial (@) gmx.de"



Judging from these release notes, it's going to be the last demo before the release of a full-length album. All 4 tracks are available for streaming on bandcamp. If you liked Thränenkind's newest album "The Elk", check out this. I personally don't like Thränenkind, even though I respect their anti-NSBM stance, and I have nothing agaist mixing DSBM with post-rock and shoegaze. But I think a lot of my readers do like them, and probably would like the upcoming album from Blackend Horizon too.

Taramis - "Áillen: The Burner" (2013)

TARAMIS "Áillen: The Burner"

Year: 2013
Genre: Dark Ambient, Dungeon Synth 
Country: USA

Track List:
  1. Eve of Samhain / Áillen's Awakening / Lull of Slumber
  2. Dragon's Breath / Tara's Destruction
  3. Fionn: Slayer of Áillen
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Dungeon synth from Longview, TX, inspired by Celtic mythology. This album was sent to me with almost no additional info. Here's the only biography of Taramis I could find:

"The ambient project Taramis was evoked in the winter of 2009 as a means to express my spirit for black metal. Up until the birth of Taramis I thought society could control me and that I could never accomplish anything. After all, I was born with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. By the time I was ten and one I was confined to a wheel chair and I have been in one ever since. Music has inspired me to live, to defy the forces that have limited my life on this planet. So I bring to you the first chapter of my creation..."

bandcamp

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Sun Still Rises - s/t (2014)

SUN STILL RISES "Sun Still Rises"

Year: 2014
Genre: Harsh Noise, Power Electronics
Country: Poland

Track List:
  1. The Path From Spark To Flame
  2. The Epilogue Has Yet To Be Written
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Sun Still Rises is a noise project from Poland started by Oskar, who's apparently an avid reader of my blog. I think he'll be happy to see his first release to be featured on here:

"Sun Still Rises is harsh noise/power electronics solo project from Poland. The main inspiration is the activity of the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire. This is the first record. It has been releases by Diy Label "Wolne Tory""

bandcamp / facebook

Uaithne (ex-ITSOT) - "Approaching Light" (2014)

UAITHNE "Approaching Light"

Year: 2014
Genre: Acoustic Folk
Country: USA


I wasn't posting much here during the last month, since there were more important matters to care of (including the Ukrainian crisis and its consequences, which is easily the most discussed topic here since the beginning of the year). Now it's at least somewhat over, so I'm finally going to post some of the demos I received for a review. It'll be mostly non-metal and other stuff that's unusual in one way or another. hope my co-editors will take care of the rest.

Let's start with Uaithne, formerly In The Sea Of Trees:

"...It continues where itsot left off as far as instrumental green anarchy inspired folk but with more traditional folk feel. In Celtic mythology, Uaithne is the Dagda's harp which is said to control the seasons and direct the battlefield. My concept for this project is expressing the conflict between nature and civilization. My release, Approaching Light, is comprised of 4 sections each representing a season, starting with autumn. Like itsot, Uaithne is a solo DIY project out of the U.S."

bandcamp

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Introduction

I wanted to briefly introduce myself as I've been guest blogging here for a little while now.  I think I'm up to 14 band posts since I started last summer.  I'm a green anarchist currently living in the United States, but originally from Canada.  I try to help BK out by posting about music I receive in my email.  I especially look for blackened subgenres (blackened crust, blackened grind, etc) or Cascadian or other green focused black metal.

Hayduke X

Ahna & Cetascean - Imperial Decline Split (2014)


AHNA & CETASCEAN

Year:  2014
Genre:  Crust/Death & Anarchist Crust
Country:  Canada (unceded Coast Salish Territory) & Canada

Track list:

Ahna Side
  1. War Games
  2. Massacre
  3. Death Sentence
Cetascean Side
  1. Blockades
  2. Simian
  3. Mouth of Teeth
  4. Early Burial
Imperial Decline is a split by two of my favorite crust bands.  Both are from Canada, with Ahna coming from the west coast and Cetascean hailing from Winnipeg (central Canada).  While neither really have much in the way of Black Metal influence, their politics make for a good fit here I think.  The Ahna side has more in the way of Death metal influence, and is a little slower.  The Cetascean side is a little more aggressive.  As Cetascean releases under a Creative Commons license, they are a band I have often played on my radio show (rageandfrustration.blogspot.com).  I'm hoping to get a download link in place for the whole split, but for now, you can download in a Pay-What-You-Want format from each bands Bandcamp page.

Ahna Bandcamp / Cetascean Bandcamp