Canadian black metal project SVNEATR have signed on with Prosthetic Records, where they’ll release their third album in the near future. Additionally, they have a tour run through Canada coming up in June. So make sure to take advantage of that if the opportunity presents itself.
We’ll wrap up the day (and for me, the week), with the latest new material from Denouncement Pyre. Check out the new video for “Hung Like Swine” below. Forever Burning is out on June 17 through Agonia Records.
Fans have waited four long years for a new release from experimental doom act, Messa, and the band’s latest release, Close, is well worth the wait. It does not disappoint as it is an elevated offering that dives into new instrumentation and techniques while expanding on the band’s already established unique sound. Messa started out as a progressive doom band before evolving to incorporate various influences including jazz, blues, sludge, black metal, and dark ambience. Close brings together all these elements while also adding cultural inspirations and instruments. In addition to the uniqueness of style and sound, the production is clean and crisp helping listeners unearth each new piece while flowing brilliantly from movement to movement.
We have to kick things off with the Roadburn Redux announcement. Roadburn 2021 will take place virtually, with all performances broadcast live from Tilburg. Some big names announced already, and all available on a ‘pay what you like platform’, which is unreal. Check out the site to get the whole scoop.
2020 can be described as a lot of things, most of them far from pleasant. I don’t think “evil” is a stretch, considering all of the rampant bullshit abounding and the world being a dumpster fire growing hotter and smellier every single day. I have no idea if Sweden’s Pågå are referring specifically to this year with the title of their debut album The Evil Year, but considering the whole affair is winding down and this album is chock full of all things strange, outlandish and psychedelic, I have to think that’s where at least some inspiration came from.
It’s been over four years since Aleah Stanbridge lost her battle with cancer. She made an incredible mark on the music industry in her time, from being a featured vocalist on albums by Amorphis, Antimatter, and, of course, Swallow the Sun, to being a solo artist and a member of That Which Remains and Trees of Eternity along with Swallow the Sun’s Juha Raivio. She was an artist, photographer, poet, musician, and an all-around great person, and as a tribute to her, Raivio spearheaded posthumously releasing an album of her solo material, simply called Aleah. Continue reading →