Categories
Uncategorized

Track Premiere: Abraham – “Blood Moon, New Alliance”

We’re stoked to bring you Swiss apocalyptic post-metal act Abraham’s latest single, “Blood Moon, New Alliance.” The track comes by way of the band’s impending new full-length, Débris de Mondes Perdus, set for release February 25 via Pelagic Records.

Check out the video, streaming exclusively here.

The result of 11 years of recording and touring with bands like Cult of Luna and the Ocean, Abraham’s Débris de Mondes Perdus shows a post-metal powerhouse at the height of its ability. On “Blood Moon, New Alliance,” the band reduce a barrage of blast beats to an atmospheric exercise in restraint, smoothly transitioning through differences in volume and pace, while retaining a sense of intensity that borders on blood-thirst.

The sound on their latest record is as rough, ugly, and brute as it gets. Abraham have taken conscious distance to the polished, metallic side of post metal in favor of a more rock-oriented, gritty, and less-produced sound. However, these are not glorious, singalong rock anthems, but utterly raw, dissonant, abrasive, and clinking cold compositions in the most refreshing and invigorating sense of these words.

Comment the band, “‘Blood Moon, New Alliance’ is about telling new stories with broken words. It is also about a shift in the geological depths of the earth that resonates with a shift in the unconscious depths of human mind (what is left of it) about its relation to the un/animated world. It is partly inspired by the novel Autobiographie D’un Poulpe by French author Vinciane Despret, who imagines a therolinguistic society (see Ursula K. Le Guin for this one) who studies the actual written traces of species like octopuses. Borges could have come up with something similar. If you look closely, you will also find a reference to another Abraham song.”

Débris de Mondes Perdus will be available on CD, LP, and digital formats. Find preordering options here.

The post Track Premiere: Abraham – “Blood Moon, New Alliance” appeared first on Decibel Magazine.

Categories
Uncategorized

CHOREOMANIC Drop Single

Choreomanic saw the light when the world came to a halt in spring 2020 due to the Covid pandemic. With cancelled tours and no local gigs, musician Joost van der Graaf (Pestilence, Dew-Scented, I CHAOS) started writing music in which different influences from his past came together. As soon as the material was ready to […]

Categories
Uncategorized

EAST YORK Drop Debut EP

The electrifying Aotearoa heavy rock act East York have released their anticipated new EP, Origins, featuring lead single Devil You Know. Origins offers a refreshing take on heavy metal music and the six-track EP contains the already released To Kill The Sun, Outsiders, Circus and Damned Anthem as well as new and previously unheard tracks […]

Categories
Uncategorized

EAST YORK: Origins

Out Now It’s been a long road to the release of East York’s debut EP, Origins. What started in 2020 with a cracking debut single Outsiders soon became a patient waiting game as COVID lingered and strengthened, and East York kept waiting patiently for the right time to unleash their body of work. Through drip […]

Categories
Uncategorized

Shichigoro-Shingo’s Dark Art: Great Giger’s Ghost!

Shichigoro-Shingo, a Japan-based artist (or two), creates work that blends Japanese sci-fi manga style with dark and heavy atmosphere that in many ways recalls H.R. Giger. Giger, who died in 1994, was the Swiss godfather of dark art who is most strongly identified with the 1979 horror science fiction movie Alien. In Shichigoro-Shingo’s work, we […]

The post Shichigoro-Shingo’s Dark Art: Great Giger’s Ghost! appeared first on Heavy Metal.

Categories
Uncategorized

Listen: Krallice Release Eleventh Full-Length, ‘Crystalline Exhaustion’

New York black metal mainstays Krallice released their eleventh full-length album, Crystalline Exhaustion, on Friday, January 28. The band continues builds on the synth-heavy sound that was established on, Demonic Wealth, their 2021 album. It’s an interesting look for Krallice, giving the music a more straightforward, atmospheric presentation than the winding avant-garde sound they’re known for.

The music still retains the same complexities and technical musicianship expected, coming to a head on the eponymous final track. The first six minutes of “Crystalline Exhaustion” feature a dance between Colin Marston’s keyboards and Lev Weinstein’s drums. The synthesizers retain their position as the dominant instrument, even when the rest of Krallice joins in.

There are points on Crystalline Exhaustion that could better be described as dungeon synth or black metal. That fresher approach, one that began on last year’s Demonic Wealth, is an interesting and welcome one. Crystalline Exhaustion is out digitally now, with pre-orders for physical copies via P2.
Crystalline Exhaustion by Krallice

The post Listen: Krallice Release Eleventh Full-Length, ‘Crystalline Exhaustion’ appeared first on Decibel Magazine.

Categories
Uncategorized

Full Album Premiere: Deathless Void ‘Deathless Void’

As the first song, “Ignis Fatuus,” off Deathless Void‘s new eponymous EP nears its inevitable end, it’s evident the Dutch death purveyors are short circuiting the soon-to-be broken promise of our collective future. The nearly-four minute scape portends a grim and forbidding time when skies are filled with the soot of humanity’s hubris and our spiritual demise. Deathless Void is dark stuff. Musically, the rest of the three-song EP arrows into the right side of black metal’s corpus, recalling, if only violently French firebrands Antaeus or unrighteous German act Katharsis.

Say Deathless Void: “I like to think that the music in this EP is perfectly represented by the artwork, an introspective voyage from shadow to enlightenment through the propulsive, destructive power of chaos. I’m currently working on the music for a new release; I have completed six new songs and working on some more. I love EPs, and I think the three acts structure always works very well, but I’m trying to work in a different way this time. I hope to have the album out in the second part of 2022.”

From the husk of civilization arrive Deathless Void. There’s no preparing for what’s to come…

Deathless Void – Deathless Void by Iron Bonehead Productions

** Deathless Void’s new eponymous EP is out February 4th, 2022 on Iron Bonehead Productions. Pre-orders are not yet live but maniacs into this form of madness can get Deathless Void’s debut EP on 12″ vinyl and cassette. Click into darkness HERE.

The post Full Album Premiere: Deathless Void ‘Deathless Void’ appeared first on Decibel Magazine.

Categories
Uncategorized

WILDSTREET To Drop- Two Singles

Wildstreet had a huge 2021 and are set to follow suit in 2022. They released their stunning new album Wildstreet III via Golden Robot Records. The band spent most of 2021 on tour in the USA which included Rockfest WI, but they remarkably also toured in Europe performing at Swiss Rock Cruise in Switzerland, France and Belgium.   They are set […]

Categories
Uncategorized

SAXON Announce UK Tour

British Heavy Metal legends Saxon are thrilled to announce a full UK headline tour in November 2022. General sale will go live on Friday, 10:00 AM GMT on all main platforms, including www.myticket.co.uk and www.saxon747.com. Frontman Biff Byford comments: “Can’t wait to get out on a real tour again, it’s gonna be monumental! See you […]

Categories
Uncategorized

GANGS OF OLD LADIES With Zombie Themed Single

Australian based international band Gangs Of Old Ladies are back with a brand-new single with a matching horror novella and a fourth member as well. Joining the line-up is well known old school death metal musician Rick “Razor” Rozz (ex Death/Massacre). Jekyll’s passion for zombies has finally been given the green light to become a […]