Posts Tagged ‘rise above records’
Posted on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Taking the best parts of 1970s progressive rock – just think King Crimson and a bit of early Genesis – 1980s post-punk, horror movie soundtracks and avant-metal, London’s The Osiris Club follow an occult path based on the writings of forgotten British novelist Margaret Cavendish.
Four years in the making, The Osiris Club‘s debut album, Blazing World, released through Norway ‘s Indie Recordings, has a definite cinematic feel – part other worldly mystery, part eccentric urban wizardry, part playful whimsy and always with twinges of a John Carpenter film score.
With members who have played with such luminaries as Angel Witch, The Osiris Club‘s rare live performances to date have been a riot of masks, robes, film backdrops and theatrics.
The gates will be open for an invasion of Lovecraftian beings at Roadburn 2015 when The Osiris Club will take to the stage, along with Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin playing the soundtrack to Susperia, on Sunday, April 12 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
Clearly influenced by the Euro Horror underground film scene of the 70’s (and maybe a bit of the 80s, too), London based Zoltan manage to tread the line between eerie, spine chilling terror and spooky soundtrack-prog perfectly. Their two albums, beautifully recorded in full analogue glory, stand in testament to their musical prowess.
While ghosts of decomposed Knights Templar permeate Zoltan‘s homage to Tombs of the Blind Dead (released through Lee Dorrian‘s Rise Above Records – instand cred!), the band’s eerie, electronic symphonies also recall the John Carpenter type film scores, and without plagiarism. Yes, Zoltan deserve such high praise, as their instrumental dexterity, menacing atmosphere and vampish groove is utterly seamless and captivating.
The 20th edition of Roadburn Festival is going to be a treat for those who love soundtracks (having Claudio Simonetti‘s Goblin and Mugstar on the bill, too) and we’re excited to announce that Zoltan also will bring their horror synths to the 2015 festival on Saturday, April 11 at the 013 venue.
Posted on Friday, June 6th, 2014
Lovingly pinched from The Obelisk: Like a lot of “lost” groups the origins of Rog & Pip are winding and complicated. The duo of Roger Lomas and Philip “Pip” Whitcher trace their origins back to mid-’60s Coventry outfit The Sorrows, which found success not in the UK, but in Italy, […]
Posted on Saturday, May 24th, 2014
Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: The old adage “never judge a book by it’s cover” could just as easily apply to albums, and yet the artwork for Check ‘Em Before You Wreck ‘Em, Admiral Sir Cloudesley Shovell’s second full length effort, seems to perfectly belie its musical content. The […]
Posted on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014
Sweden’s Horisont will return to Roadburn after their highly acclaimed 2012 performance. This time, the band will be playing Cul de Sac, the friendly music cafe located across from the 013 venue, in Tilburg, The Netherlands on Saturday, April 12th. Since they were on tour with Scorpion Child, we eagerly […]
Posted on Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: Horisont are yet another shining example of just how good the modern music scene is in Sweden. Presumably Richie Blackmore and KK Downing have being taking over music classes with a countless amount of great bands emerging from the same places that gave us […]
Posted on Monday, November 11th, 2013
Firmly rooted in both doom and epic heavy metal, UK’s Age of Taurus majestically voyage down the road also travelled by the likes of Manilla Road and Brocas Helm in their prime. Like their forebearers, Age of Taurus – led by Toby Wright (guitar / vocals) and flanked by Alastair […]
Posted on Monday, November 11th, 2013
Hailing from Berlin, Germany, The Oath is one of the most talked about bands in the underground right now, and for good reason: their mind-blowing debut 7″, Night Child / Black Rainbow, puts The Oath at the forefront of the current crop of 70s inspired hard rock bands and earned […]
Posted on Thursday, July 25th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from The Sleeping Shaman: The words “hotly anticipated” do not even come close to summing up how I have been salivating to hear this album. I remember many moons ago, I ran into the right honourable Reverend Riddell outside a gig (Grand Magus and Electric Wizard, I think?) […]
Posted on Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from Brandish: In case it has escaped your attention there is a bit of psych revival going on at the moment with thousands of bands from all across their world aping their 60s heroes in creating trippy, yet hook-filled soundscapes. A lot of those bands take the easy […]
Posted on Friday, June 14th, 2013
Lovingly pinched from The Obelisk: In some ways, it makes sense to think of the new Church of Misery album, Thy Kingdom Scum (Rise Above / Metal Blade), as a sequel to Houses of the Unholy. Like that 2009 full-length, the title is a pun with a religious theme also […]