Posts Tagged ‘black metal’

Emptiness To Delve Deep Into Darkness At Roadburn 2017

Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

Founded in Brussels, Belgium’s Emptiness are currently carving a niche; their burning vision to delve deep into darkness is paired with an artistic approach to different musical styles such as black metal, ambient soundscapes and eerie power electronics.

Open minded, and driven by continuous experimentation, Emptiness are pushing the boundaries of tenebrous Black Metal atmospherics on their forthcoming album, Not for Music, due out on Season of Mist, January 20, 2017.

Exploring the underbelly of a metropolis heavily in decay, Emptiness’ unsettling soundscapes are imbued with a sinister foreboding of something evil lurking underneath those often elegant yet oppressive keyboard textures. They ooze such a cinematic feel that the album unravels itself as the horror soundtrack to an imaginary sequel of Blade Runner.

The confined feel of Not for Music has been honed to perfection by both Sean Beavan, and Jeordie White aka Twiggy Ramirez, who contacted the band after being impressed by their previous album, the much lauded Nothing but the Whole.

We’re equally impressed, in fact, we’re even pretty sure that Not for Music will have such a huge impact that by the time of Roadburn 2017 that everyone present at the festival will be talking about both Emptiness and this groundbreaking album.

Don’t miss out when Emptiness will play Het Patronaat in Tilburg, The Netherlands, on Friday, April 21.

Roadburn Festival 2017 will take place April 20-23 at the 013 venue, Tilburg, The Netherlands. Tickets will be on sale from October 20.

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Album of the day: Wode – Wode

Posted on Friday, June 17th, 2016

Lovingly pinched from Echoes And Dust: It’s hard for a label like Broken Limbs Recordings to exceed expectations, especially since I’ve come to expect great releases from them, but Wode may just be the best album they’ve ever released. It literally blew me away, and that’s not an easy feat […]

Album of the Day: Pando – Negligible Senescence

Posted on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

Do you remember the first time you listened to Earth, or at least Sunn O))), if that’s where you started your droning expeditions? Or the first time that Pyramids debut assaulted and caressed your ears at the same time? Or all the other first times you listened to music that […]

Album of the Day: The Howling Wind – Vortex

Posted on Saturday, September 7th, 2013

Lovingly pinched from Pitchfork: By their very name, side projects entail second-class status. They’re not a musician’s main act, or, at the very least, they’re the other outlet that’s taking attention away from the reason we care about said musician in the first place. They’re a “project,” too, an experiment […]

Album of the day: The Ruins Of Beverast – Blood Vaults – The Blazing Gospel of Heinrich Kramer

Posted on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Lovingly pinched from About.com: Heavy Metal: The Ruins of Beverast have been an impressive one-man band since their wrenching Unlock the Shrine debut. Former Nagelfar drummer Alexander von Meilenwald has been stretching the limitations of black metal with much success, and he’s now gone four for four with Blood Vaults […]

Album of the day: Regarde Les Hommes Tomber – Regarde Les Hommes Tomber

Posted on Monday, June 17th, 2013

Lovingly pinched from Infernal Masquerade Webzine: Rounding up our promo package from LADLO productions, today we have another exciting new outfit from France under the moniker Regarde Les Hommes Tomber. With their self-titled debut release, this band manages to blend elements of Neurosis and Amenra and create a very tight […]

Album of the day: Ash Borer – Ash Borer (CD)

Posted on Saturday, January 26th, 2013

Praise for Ash Borer‘s Self Titled from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: Originally released as a super limited cassette on Psychic Violence in 2011, then a little later, on Pesanta Urfolk as a limited LP, and now finally, this killer collection of avant, droned out, post rock flecked, West Coast black […]

Album of the day: Blut Aus Nord – 777 – Cosmosophy

Posted on Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

Lovingly pinched from Metal Review: When news came out that blackened French masters Blut Aus Nord would be unleashing not one, not two, but a full trilogy of albums within a short time span, the skeptics immediately started crying foul that they couldn’t possibly have that much staggering material ready. […]

Album of the day: Krallice – Years Past Matter

Posted on Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Lovingly pinched from Pitchfork: Don’t be surprised if, at least at first, the latest and best album by New York black metal reconstructers Krallice sounds like a blur. Though Years Past Matter is the band’s shortest record to date, it is also their most relentless and unforgiving, comprising six tracks of impossibly choreographed and […]

Album of the day: Ash Borer – Cold of Ages

Posted on Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Praise for Ash Borer‘s Cold Of Ages from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: A brand new record from Arcata black metallers Ash Borer, and more importantly, their first album with a title!  On Cold Of Ages, the band continue to hone their sound, still delivering their black buzz missives in the […]