Archive | September, 2012

AMENRA reveal artwork, tracklisting and another video teaser for MASS V

24 Sep

To AMENRA, aesthetics are not merely supplementary to the musical experience but essential to it, and for their monumental new album MASS V, they have surpassed themselves. Today we can now proudly unveil the artwork for the album which will see the light of day on 26 November on Neurot Recordings.

All pictures supporting the artwork of MASS V were taken by Stefaan Temmerman and the artwork itself was made and assembled by Webecameaware. On the subject of artwork, the band revealed the following personal testimonial about how it came to be…

 “In november 2012 we went out wandering through our own and neighbouring countries. Looking for the perfect setting for the artwork to the new album. After a couple of days our trail ended at the village of Wissant in North France. The site is a gathering of destroyed bunkers from the second World War. The force and strength coming from these weathered constructions was overwhelming. Concrete blasted to pieces, hundreds of bulletholes everywhere, the salt and sand were once covered in blood.We drew respect from these stone temples, this once, was a world of pain. We stayed overnight at the site and slept on one of the bunkers just so we could get swallowed by the sea as tide came in and when the dawn brought first light, Stefaan Temmerman took the picture we knew was going to be perfect to represent our MASS V.

It was a long and cold night.” – CHVE

We can also divulge the tracklisting for this colossal album:

MASS V

1. Dearborn and Buried

2. Boden

3. A Mon Ame

4. Nowena I 9.10

AMENRA have released yet another trailer video crafted by their very own guitarist Mathieu Vandekerckhove which offers another brief but tantilising insight into the sounds of MASS V: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ApIK2V_R-A

And on the subject of the release show, there will be an art exhibition at the AB venue, where Stefaan Temmerman, (amongst other artists including AMENRA bandmembers CHVE and Mathieu Vandekerckhove) will be exhibiting photographs by his hand. More info on this show here: http://abconcerts.be/en/concerts/p/detail/amenra-mass-v-releaseshow-oathbreaker-the-black-heart-rebellion-aftershow-by-scott-kelly-neurosis-22-12-2012

Here is a reminder of the upcoming AMENRA shows, including the now sold-out release show:

6th of October – Club Fabrica, Bucharest, Romania

27th of October – Amplifest, Hard Club, Porto

3rd of November – Damnation festival, Leeds, UK

22nd of December – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels Belgium – record release show sold out in 4 days!

19th of April – Roadburn festival, Patronaat Church Tilburg, Netherlands

4th of May – Asymmetry festival, Wroclaw, Poland

Don’t forget, on 28 September AMENRA will release their first live CD on Consouling Sounds which can be pre-ordered here: http://consouling.be/ra_live.php. Their own webstore address is http://www.soulslayer.net.Still to come from AMENRA, full details of the new album Mass V and much more exclusive audio and visual footage, so stay tuned.

 

 

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AMENRA announce upcoming live shows including very special release show this December

17 Sep

Anticipation is really starting to build as plans come together for the release of Mass V, the titanic new album from AMENRA which will see the light of day on Neurot Recordings in UK/EU on 26 November. Today we can reveal plans of upcoming live performances including one spectacular release show in their home country Belgium.

Here are the new and recently announced shows for AMENRA this year and next:

22nd of Sept – An Club, Athens, Greece

6th of October – Club Fabrica, Bucharest, Romania

27th of October – Amplifest, Hard Club, Porto

3rd of November – Damnation festival, Leeds, UK

22nd of December – Ancienne Belgique, Brussels Belgium

19th of April – Roadburn festival, Patronaat Church Tilburg, Netherlands

and excitingly, just announced >>> 4th of May – Asymmetry festival, Wroclaw, Poland

AMENRA’s activity for 2012 will culminate in an umissable record release show on 22 December at AB in Brussels. Supporting them will be Church Of Ra bands, Oathbreaker and TBHR, with a very special after show by Scott Kelly. Edwin Pouncey will be speaking about subterranean metal and there will be a very special Church of Ra art exhibition including monumental art, video, photography and more… this is not your average release show! Fans will be able to purchase a limited exclusive version of the album with coloured CD and limited art which will only be available at this show and through their own webstore.

For this, AMENRA have unveiled this tantalising teaser for the release show including unheard sounds from the new album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-sxcODUawg&feature=youtu.be.

Finally, on 28 September AMENRA will release their first live CD on Consouling Sounds which can be pre-ordered here: http://consouling.be/ra_live.php. Their own webstore address is http://www.soulslayer.net.

Still to come from AMENRA, full details of the new album Mass V and much more exclusive audio and visual footage, so stay tuned.

 

 

NEUROSIS release visual trailer for tenth Album Honor Found In Decay

5 Sep

NEUROSIS today proudly reveals a brand new visual trailer created for their anticipated tenth studio full-length, Honor Found In Decay.

Created by video architect Kenneth Thomas, also responsible for producing the mini-documentary for NEUROSIS’ 2007-released Given To The Rising, the intense look into the new opus features intimate details of the album’s layout hand-crafted by the band’s visual specialist by Josh Graham, personal commentary from guitarists/vocalists Scott Kelly and Steve Von Till on the creation of Honor Found In Decay, as well as the first brief moments of audio to be publicly unleashed!

States Steve Von Till in the early moments of the preview, “A legacy can only be assured if we continually burn down the past and plant seeds in the ashes to grow new, greater things,” and is followed by founding member Scott Kelly, who boldly affirms, “If you don’t make a record that you think eclipses your previous record, then… you’ve failed.”

Absorb this foretaste of Honor Found In Decay AT THIS LOCATION.

Honor Found In Decay will reaffirm to the planet why NEUROSIS remain one of the most important heavy acts in existence. The album will emerge through the band’s own Neurot Recordings, in the UK/EU October 29th, with their cohorts at previous label home Relapse Records confirmed to handle the vinyl release of the album.

NEUROSIS confirmed UK performances:

1 December ATP’s Nightmare Before Christmas – Camber Sands Holiday Camp, England

2 December HMV Forum – London, w/ Godflesh

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Isis’ temporal tracklisting and cover art revealed

3 Sep

DOUBLE-DISC RARITIES COLLECTION SET FOR NOV. 5 RELEASE

The track listing for ISISTemporal, a collection of unreleased rarities, remixes and videos spanning the band’s thirteen year career, features 14 songs spread over two discs and five music videos on an accompanying DVD.

1. Threshold of Transformation (demo) *
2. Ghost Key (alternate demo version) *
3. Wills Dissolve (alternate demo version) *
4. Carry (demo) *
5. False Light (demo) *
6. Grey Divide (demo) *

1. Streetcleaner (Godflesh cover, recorded in 1999)
2. Hand of Doom (Black Sabbath cover, originally released on the Sawblade CD, 1999)
3. Not in Rivers, But in Drops (Melvins/Lustmord remix; originally released on Holy Tears, 2007)
4. Holy Tears (Thomas Dimuzio remix; originally released on NIRBID, 2008)
5. Temporal (Recorded in 2009) *
6. Way Through Woven Branches (Originally released on Melvins/ISIS split LP, 2010)
7. Pliable Foe (Originally released on Melvins/ISIS split LP, 2010)
8. 20 Minutes/40 Years (Acoustic version) *

DVD (Official music videos)
1. In Fiction
2. Holy Tears
3. Not In Rivers, But in Drops
4. 20 Minutes/40 Years
5. Pliable Foe *

* Previously unreleased

Aaron Harris, Jeff Caxide and Clifford Meyer recently partnered with Chino Moreno (Deftones) to form Palms. The band’s debut album will be out in early 2013 via Ipecac. Aaron Turner’s Old Man Gloom released No in late June and he will be touring the U.S., Japan and Europe this fall with Old Man Gloom and Mamiffer. Mike Gallagher continues on with his solo project MGR as well as scoring films, most recently 22nd of May.

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