Posts Tagged ‘Season of Mist’
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.
Posted on Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
Sólstafir were the first man through the breach, then Svartidauði, and then with the Misþyrming panzer division the floodgates truly opened, the Icelandic troops keep being unloaded in Tilburg, and there’s no end in sight to this invasion. We are, however, a happy invaded bunch – the Icelandic metal underground […]
Posted on Friday, September 16th, 2016
Lovingly pinched from Ave Noctum: After blowing my microbial brain through a nuclear-powered orgasmatron with last year’s full-length Sgùrr, I was slightly surprised Thy Catafalque had any creative juice left in the tank. Not only was Sgùrr one of the best albums I heard last year, it was one of […]
Posted on Friday, January 29th, 2016
This afternoon, we’re pleased to bring you the premiere of a brand new Sinistro track. Taken from their forthcoming album, Semente, due out via Season of Mist on April 8th, ‘Relíquia’ is the first track to be unveiled. Sinistro: “Relíquia is about an old lady revisiting past memories and daydreaming about […]
Posted on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015
Lovingly pinched from Ave Noctum: Hailing from Wilmington, North Carolina, here is a story of two buddies, one a drummer from Thunderlip!, one a frontman and guitarist for ASG, never quite being able to make time to write and perform together. Wildlights (formerly known as Crusades) marks the point in […]
Posted on Thursday, August 13th, 2015
We’re thrilled to bring you a premiere this afternoon for Wildlights, featuring ASG’s Jason Shi and Thunderlip!’s Johnny Collins. The band is going to release their S/T debut via Season of Mist on August 21, and we have the full album premiere. Wildlights’ driving and melodic take on hard rock […]
Posted on Tuesday, July 28th, 2015
This afternoon, we’re pleased to bring you the premiere of a brand new Kylesa track. Taken from their forthcoming album, Exhausting Fire, due out via Season of Mist in October, ‘Lost and Confused’ is the first track to be unveiled. Picking up where previous album – 2013’s Ultraviolet – left […]
Posted on Friday, June 5th, 2015
Lovinly pinched from The Obelisk: For those who would be inclined to do so, there are really two ways to take on listening to Weedeater at this stage in their career. One can take a record like the 10-track / 34-minute Goliathan, the fifth full-length of their 17-year tenure, first for […]
Posted on Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
Lovingly pinched from Pitchfork: When I saw the German black metal band Ascension at Maryland Deathfest in 2013, they were among the most memorable acts, largely because it was hard to know what to make of them. After being battered with a weekend of booze and an especially pulverizing set […]
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 […]