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Corrections House: exclusive new album track premiering at Pitchfork

12 Aug

The musical miscreants at Pitchfork are offering up the first sampling of Last City Zero, the forthcoming debut full-length from recent Neurot Recordings signees, CORRECTIONS HOUSE. A shadowy legion of lost souls, fused together by the impulsive forces of nature and altered states of consciousness, CORRECTIONS HOUSE is the maniacal creation of Mike IX Williams (Eyehategod), Scott Kelly (Neurosis), Bruce Lamont (Yakuza), Sanford Parker (Minsk) and their minister of propaganda, Seward Fairbury. Produced by Parker at Electrical Audio, Soma Studios, 60 Psycho Hum and Nodferatu’s Lair, Last City Zero offers up eight psychologically alarming hymns that span well beyond the traditional confines of sound. At once cold, mechanical, prosaic and pungent, Last City Zero is a full body experience rather than a casual listen.

In celebration of its release, Pitchfork is currently streaming opening track “Serve or Survive,” which they call “every bit as strange and unwieldy as its membership might suggest. ‘Serve or Survive’ opens as an oblong bed of noise, the circuits of producer Sanford Parker, struggle to catch their breath while Bruce Lamont broadcasts whale song by saxophone. Above the gray drift, Neurosis’ Scott Kelly intones his familiar doom.”

Comments Fairbury of the tune: “How can the choice be any clearer? The less Serving you do, the more chance you have to Survive. Serving is rarely a positive experience and Surviving, although a victory of sorts, is truly the most basic form of existence. Either way, you’re fucked.”

Make a choice. “Serve or Survive” (Direct link: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/15837-serve-or-survive/)

CORRECTIONS HOUSE embrace the worthless, the diseased, the forgotten, their sprawling anti-soundscrapes and acidic verses — at once beautifully hideous, graceful and terrifying — a manifestation of societal ruin and psychological decay. The transformation of time and space; death begetting life and veils being torn; an imposing dissonance too penetrating to dismiss…CORRECTIONS HOUSE systematically create and destroy through audio disease and transcendent musical deconstruction.

Last City Zero will be released in UK/EU on October 28, 2013 via Neurot Recordings.

 

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Interview with Scott Kelly

4 Feb

I would just like to extend a massive thank you to Mariexxme and Hugues De Castillo for filming this fantastic interview with Scott Kelly/Neurosis. One of the more open and honest filmed interviews I have seen…

 

Interview by Hugues de Castillo and Mariexxme for Pelecanus.net and Flowerskull.com
Filmed at Amenra’s ” Mass V ” release Party , 22/12/12 by Mariexxme
Edited by: Mariexxme
Translation by Audrey Fournier and Sabine Barakat
NEUROSIS live filmed in july 2011 in Paris by Benoit Lesieux, H.AlSayed and Mariexxme
Again edited by: Mariexxme

AMENRA let loose another awe-inspiring video via Brooklyn Vegan

12 Nov

As the worldwide release of their Neurot Recordings debut Mass V nears release at the end of this month, today Belgium’s ethereal sludge spiritualists AMENRA release a brand new official video from the anticipated opus.

The video for “Nowena I 9.10” was filmed using stop-motion animation created and edited by Stef Cuypers and AMENRA guitarist Mathieu Vandekerckhove. “Nowena I 9.10” is the third and possibly most tension-filled song found on Mass V, the epic six-minute anthem also featuring guest vocals by Neurosis’ Scott Kelly.

View “Nowena I 9.10” for the first time via Brooklyn Vegan

“Nowena I 9.10” lyrics:

the darkest hours will seem long

they will feel like for ever

then new light breaks into dawn

 

novena burns for my brothers at night

a flame that burns the bodies of light

 

brothers burn. I see the fire in their eyes.

 

the past is your now

the present now passed

 

now is the time

 

(everything awaits you and the light will let you)

 

AMENRA will release Mass V in Europe on November 26th and in North America on November 27th, their first release as part of the Neurot Recordings family. Today, the CD version of the album is available for preorder. Orders for the standard CD pressing can be placed now direct via Neurot, while the special, limited edition colored CD version (black top/black bottom) signed by the band and containing additional artwork and can be ordered from Soulslayer. The vinyl version of Mass V will be available for preorder in the coming days.

 

AMENRA Confirmed Live Rituals:

12/01/2012 Db’s – Utrecht, NL @ Le Guess Who Festival w/ Oathbreaker [info]

12/22/2012 Ancienne Belgique – Brussels, Belgium *record release show w/ Oathbreaker, TBHR, Scott Kelly [info]

1/11/2013 Machinefabriek – Groningen, Netherlands @ Eurosonic Festival

2/10/2013 De Kreun – Kortrijk, Belgium [info] w/ Eleanora

2/16/2013 Perron – Ieper, Belgium @ Winterfest

2/22/2013 Burgerweeshuis – Deventer, Netherlands w/ TBHR

2/24/2013 Mod – Hasselt, Belgium w/ Hessian

4/19/2013 Patronaat Church – Tilburg, Netherlands @ Roadburn Festival [info]

 

European Tour 2013:

4/25/2013 Glazart – Paris, France w/ TBHR

4/26/2013 Epicerie Moderne – Lyon, France

4/27/2013 Boulevard Rock Club – Misano Adriatico (RN), Italy

4/28/2013 Traffic live club – Roma, Italy

4/29/2013 Lo Fi club – Milano, Italy

4/30/2013 Gaswerk – Winterthur, Switzerland

5/01/2013 Arena – Wenen, Austria

5/02/2013 Feierwerk – Munchen, Germany

5/03/2013 Conne Island – Leipzig, Germany w/ Syndrome

5/04/2013 Klub Firlej – Wroclaw, Poland @ Asymmetry Festival

5/05/2013 Bi Nuu – Berlin, Germany

5/26/2012 Stuk – Leuven, Belgium w/ Oathbreaker