Posts Tagged ‘profound lore’
Posted on Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
One of the most notable black metal bands to grace Roadburn in the last number of years is Ashborer. This group of American innovators has gone from one of many in the explosive Cascadian black metal scene to a band that stands head and shoulders above all others with an ever-shifting sound that grows and evolves from each record to the next.
The one constant in the band’s career has been a ceaselessly urgent and overwhelming sense of creativity and expansion. From the highly touted early material on their split with Fell Voices to their impending release, The Irrepassable Gate, Ash Borer has always chosen vibrant and evocative new territory over stagnation.
This bold group, perhaps American black metal’s most promising hope, is prepared to make its return to Roadburn as part of a European tour planned with their friends and collaborators in Vanum.
Vanum is a project that is somehow, almost unbelievably, larger than the sum of its parts, with K. Morgan of Ash Borer and M. Rekevics of Fell Voices serving as its creative core. These two musicians have long had intersecting paths, yet on their 2015 release, Realm of Sacrifice, their shared commitment to only releasing what is essential and vital became consecrated in a more permanent, enduring form.
As Vanum currently focuses on a new release due in 2017, their European tour with their brethren in Ash Borer will surely set the whole continent ablaze with their harrowing blend of icy melody and blackened atmospheric majesty.
Both Ash Borer and Vanum will lay waste to Roadburn audiences at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands on Thursday, April 20. It will be a pairing of sets that transcends the ordinary and this is not to be missed, as one of our most anticipated groupings of the festival.
Roadburn Festival 2017 will take place April 20-23 at the 013 venue, Tilburg, The Netherlands. Tickets are now on sale!
Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2016
Lovingly pinched from Echoes And Dust: SubRosa’s last release More Constant Than The Gods justifiably garnered itself a ton of attention in the metal universe and found its way onto many album of year lists for 2013. (Including mine!) So the scrutiny on their new release, For This We Fought […]
Posted on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
Lovingly pinched from Pitchfork: When do you last remember a respected band replacing a lead singer and actually getting better? This is the central anomaly of the brilliant and brave Slow Forever, the first album in seven years from the reborn metal duo Cobalt. For a decade, Cobalt made mad, […]
Posted on Monday, June 13th, 2016
Lovingly pinched from Louder Than War: So it has been seven years since Dälek’s last opus, Gutter Tactics. In that time the experimental hip-hop trio disbanded and then reformed with the new line up of MC Dälek, DJ rEK, and Mike Swarmobts. Hailed for their melding of hip-hop beats and […]
Posted on Wednesday, July 29th, 2015
Praise for Vanum‘s Realm Of Sacrifice from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: To those bleak metal heathens whom dwelleth upon the white and winter mountaintops, take heed!!! Vanum is a brand new ongoing project from K. Morgen and M. Rekevics (of highly acclaimed black metallers Ash Borer and Fell Voices / […]
Posted on Thursday, May 28th, 2015
Praise for Bell Witch‘s Four Phantoms from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: Lament ye doomsters!!! For a sorrowful judgment is cast down upon thee from the realms of mist strewn Seattle, courtesy of that mournful town’s most downcast constituents: Bell Witch! It’s hard to believe that this is only the second […]
Posted on Tuesday, August 26th, 2014
Lovingly pinched from The Obelisk: Certainly the announcement that vocalist Uta Plotkin will leave Witch Mountain following their Fall US tour with Nik Turner’s Hawkwind places Mobile of Angels, the band’s fourth album overall and third with Plotkin fronting, into a different context. If nothing else, it lets lyrics longing […]
Posted on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
Lovingly pinched from Meat Mead Metal: There are certain sounds and styles of music that can induce nightmares. You experience these sounds that are out of the ordinary, maybe even in conflict with your own psyche, and they can lead to you experiencing terrifying stories in your head while you […]
Posted on Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
Lovingly pinched from About.com: Heavy Metal: Wolvhammer have operated under the mannerisms of black metal, the spirited attitude of punk, and the crushing spectacle of sludge metal. All of these styles blend and twist as a universal entity, neither one being more important than the other. Clawing into Black Sun […]
Posted on Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
Lovingly pinched from Heavy Blog Is Heavy: Three years after An Ache for the Distance, Chicago-based post-metal monsters The Atlas Moth return to bestow unto us The Old Believer, a 50-minute marathon across ten massive-sounding tracks. Having reached untold heights with their sophomore album, The Atlas Moth now turn to […]