Posts Tagged ‘Season of Mist’

Floor Brings Groundshaking Downtuned Sludge Pop To Roadburn 2015

Posted on Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

If you are a fan of stellar riffs and molasses-thick distorted guitar tone, Floor has everything you want in music. These Floridian sludge / pop pioneers get a lot of comparisons to lead singer / guitarist Steve Brooks other band, Torche — and rightfully so — with his instantly recognizable singing style and guitar tone.

Floor, however, is the essence of pure heaviness, with just a nod to the pop melodies that have spurred Torche on to crossover success. Come feel the downtuned thunder of Floor’s bassless power trio attack when Floor plays the main stage of the 013 venue at the 20th edition of Roadburn Festival on Thursday, April 9.

With a history that stretches back to 1992, Floor have undergone numerous lineup changes and a sporadic release history culminating in 2014’s Oblation (only their third full length album, the others being 2002’s Floor and 2004’s Dove which was recorded in 1994).

Their latest effort features Brooks, drummer Henry Wilson (Dove, House of Lightning) and guitarist Anthony Vialon (Cavity) and Floor makes up for the abscence of bass guitar by playing their ultra-downtuned, tube-driven, uniquely infectious alt / stoner / doom / pop at maximum roar.

Roadburn Festival 2015 will run for four days from Thursday, April 9 to Sunday, April 12 at the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands.

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Der Weg Eineir Freiheit To Bring Blackend Grandeur To Roadburn Festival 2015

Posted on Thursday, September 4th, 2014

Germany’s Der Weg Einer Freiheit offers a master class in dark, furious and epic black metal as they effortlessly mix blackened grandeur with post-rock sensibilities and classically influenced melodies to create their signature sound. Der Weg Einer Freiheit‘s latest album, Unstille, released back in 2012, is an emotionally poignant and […]

Album of the Day: Sólstafir – Ótta

Posted on Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Lovingly pinched from Ave Noctum: With so many cookie-cutter bands around jumping into the nearest genre and ‘paying homage’ to all that has gone before, it’s sometimes difficult to get your head around exactly where a band like Sólstafir is coming from. Like all things new, it takes a bit […]

Song Premiere: Sólstafir – Dagmál

Posted on Monday, July 21st, 2014

We have a great premiere this afternoon for you from Sólstafir. The Icelandic heathens are gearing up to release their newest opus, Ótta, on August 29 via Season of Mist. Today, we are excited to bring you a track from that release, ‘Dagmál.’

Album of the Day: Floor – Oblation

Posted on Friday, May 30th, 2014

Praise for Floor‘s Oblation from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: It’s been ten years since the last full length from these sludge pop legends, but mainman Steve Brooks has most definitely been keeping that sludge pop legacy alive with his new band Torche, and really if you dig Torche, you’re gonna […]

Album of the Day: Murmur – Murmur

Posted on Monday, January 27th, 2014

Lovingly pinched from Meat Mead Metal: The words progressive and experimental probably scare off as many listeners as they attract, because it seems more and more, people are less willing to take risks on what music they absorb. I say that because I know when I drop those descriptors in […]

José Carlos Santos’ Roadburn Band Of The Week: H A R K (Terrorizer)

Posted on Tuesday, January 14th, 2014

Are you still mourning the loss of Welsh sludge titans Taint? Yeah, us too, but fear not; frontman Jimbob Isaac has returned with a crushing new outfit called H A R K, and they’re all set to level Roadburn Festival after dropping their debut album later this year. We’ll let […]

Album of the Day: Anciients – Heart of Oak

Posted on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

Lovingly pinched from Sea of Tranquility: The Season of Mist debut from Vancouver metal act Anciients, titled Heart of Oak, is one that is going to get a lot of people talking. Yes, it’s extreme metal, and it’s certainly progressive, but then again Heart of Oak is so much more, […]

Album of the Day: Gog – Ironworks

Posted on Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Praise for Gog‘s Ironworks from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: The return of Gog, and yet another monolithic slab of avant heaviness, this time based on, according to the label at least, the death of the American dream, with much of the sounds coming from Gog mainman Mike Bjella‘s family blacksmith shop, […]

Album of the Day: Saint Vitus – Die Healing

Posted on Monday, August 12th, 2013

Praise for Saint Vitus’ Die Healing from San Francisco’s aQuarius Records: While it might have been Saint Vitus‘ final record, a last hurrah, hardly noticed by an uncaring world, it was also one of their best ever. For one thing, it marked the brief return of their original and best […]

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