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Impassable Fears CD

Band:GRAVETEMPLE
Album:Impassable Fears CD
Label:SVART
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Experimental, shamanistic free rock ritual by men from Mayhem and Sunn O)))
Imploding, abstracting, and distorting the concepts of
ceremony, volume, and density since 2006, surrealist,
esoteric, and experimental rock band Gravetemple (Oren
Ambarchi, Stephen O'Malley and Attila Csihar) return with
a new album, Impassable Fears, recorded at Orgone with
Jaime Gomez Arellano.
On Impassable Fears, Gravetemple have refined and
diversified their nuanced form of all‐consuming, abstract
death metal‐inspired heaviness. The essence of their
otherworldly vocal exhortations, the maelstrom of frenetic
beats and heavy guitar sounds are ever‐present, as is the
sheer power of their delivery. Yet Impassable Fears is far
from unrelenting; there's shifting dynamics, revealing an
abundance of unexplored sonic detail, across all
intersections, deftly balancing minimalist and maximalist
sounds with finesse.

 

 

Impassable Fears LP

Band:GRAVETEMPLE
Album:Impassable Fears LP
Label:SVART
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Experimental, shamanistic free rock ritual by men from Mayhem and Sunn O)))
Imploding, abstracting, and distorting the concepts of
ceremony, volume, and density since 2006, surrealist,
esoteric, and experimental rock band Gravetemple (Oren
Ambarchi, Stephen O'Malley and Attila Csihar) return with
a new album, Impassable Fears, recorded at Orgone with
Jaime Gomez Arellano.
On Impassable Fears, Gravetemple have refined and
diversified their nuanced form of all‐consuming, abstract
death metal‐inspired heaviness. The essence of their
otherworldly vocal exhortations, the maelstrom of frenetic
beats and heavy guitar sounds are ever‐present, as is the
sheer power of their delivery. Yet Impassable Fears is far
from unrelenting; there's shifting dynamics, revealing an
abundance of unexplored sonic detail, across all
intersections, deftly balancing minimalist and maximalist
sounds with finesse.

 

 

Horizonless

Band:LOSS
Album:Horizonless
Label:Profound Lore
Format:CD
Genre:Stoner/Doom/Occult/Sludge Metal

Six doomed years in creation since their debut LP “Despond”, Nashville, Tennessee melancholic death/funeral doom metal band
LOSS have completed work on their anticipated masterwork of pure doom death worship “Horizonless”, one of the most
anticipated death/doom metal releases of the year set for release on May 19th on CD/2xLP/Digital.
Reaching further into the void and traveling even more beyond the realms of hopelessness and despair “Horizonless” is a
journey devoid of all hope and redemption, one where heartbreak, total death and never ending despondency prevails.
Ultimately “Horizonless” will easily become realized as LOSS’ most accomplished work yet.
Produced and engineered by Billy Anderson (Pallbearer, Bell Witch, Neurosis, Red House Painters) in the band’s hometown,
giving LOSS their most monumental sound yet, “Horizonless” (which also features guest vocals from Wrest of LEVIATHAN)
forges the LOSS’ sound tapestry into more vast and sprawling territory; heavier, darker, more melancholic, and sorrowful.
Where “Despond” laid down that foundation that gave LOSS the reputation as the saddest and bleakest band in the death/doom
metal movement, “Horizonless” forges that funeral march onwards towards ruin, decay, and utter oblivion.

LOSS’ previous/debut album “Despond”, released six years ago, was one of the most praised
death/doom metal albums of 2011 and introduced vocalist Brett Campbell, from then unknown
band PALLBEARER, who made a guest appearance on the album and was people’s introduction to
his vocals and to PALLBEARER respectively

 

 

Blight Upon Martyred Sentience

Band:IMPETUOUS RITUAL
Album:Blight Upon Martyred Sentience
Label:Profound Lore
Format:CD
Genre:Death Metal

Australia’s IMPETUOUS RITUAL follow up their last album “Unholy Congregation Of Hypocritical
Ambivalence” and their debut “Relentless Execution Of Ceremonial Excrescence” LP with their new
musical abomination of ambient death metal surrealism “Blight Upon Martyred Sentience” which takes
their unhinged vortex-like death metal chaos into much more abstract, cavernous, and otherworldly realms.
With a sound even less conventional and even more weirder and alien than its two predecessors,
“Blight…” harnesses a much darker atmosphere (if one could even imagine that would be possible),
sometimes veering off into abstract noise and dark ambient, creating a much more depraved, violent,
torturous and malevolent audial canvas like no other band in extreme death metal today. One could say
that with the even stranger and warped sound picture that IMPETUOUS RITUAL have painted with
“Blight…”, that the band have transcended and inverted the genre of death metal unto something of their
own vision unparalleled.

IMPETUOUS RITUAL feature two members of PORTAL amongst the lineup.

 

 

POWERGLIDE

Band:NEW RIDERS OF THE PURPLE SAGE
Album:POWERGLIDE
Label:LION PRODUCTIONS
Format:Vinyl LP
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

In the days before genre obsession, a rock and roll fervour drew on a rediscovery of
blue grass, folk, blues and ‘country music’. Add to the mix consciousness-expansion afforded
by the proliferation of psychedelic drugs, and the music scene of the West Coast of America
percolated, powered by this heady brew. At the heart of this experiment in new music and
consciousness the New Riders of The Purple Sage were born. The history of the New Riders
will forever be intertwined with that of their fellow travelers the Grateful Dead. Both bands
shared a down-home vibe, and shared members for recording dates. Jerry Garcia of
the Grateful Dead co-founded the New Riders with John Dawson and David Nelson as an
opportunity to play pedal steel guitar—although he plays banjo and dobro on Powerglide,
first released in 1972. Dawson and Nelson returned the favor, playing on Dead masterpieces
"American Beauty" and "Workingman’s Dead". Phil Lesh and Mickey Hart of the Dead
rounded out the New Riders rhythm section until David Torbert took over on bass and
Spencer Dryden of Jefferson Airplane fame took over on drums. Grateful Dead drummer
Bill Kreutzman plays percussion on this album. To add to all that star power, noted British
pianist Nicky Hopkins (Beatles, Kinks, Stones) played keyboards on Powerglide. Dave
Torbert's ‘California Day’ is a gem, a hymn to the West Coast with some beautiful slide and
fuzz guitar work; ‘Contract,’ is an equally impressive blend of country rock and old
west imagery. NRPS's cover of 'Willie and the Hand Jive' has a distinctly Grateful Dead jam
vibe to it. This wasn’t music desperate for chart success, it was a soundtrack to an outlaw,
countercultural lifestyle that aimed to escape the city and get away to the mountains. So,
saddle up!

 

 

 

THE AGE OF FALCONRY

Band:RICHARD BONE
Album:THE AGE OF FALCONRY
Label:MEGA DODO
Format:cd
Genre:Avantgarde/Electronic

RICHARD BONE (born February 3, 1952 - Atlanta, GA) has been creating music since his early teens. He began his
professional musical career by creating soundtracks and scores for off-Broadway companies working in experimental theater. In
1979 he released with his band Bone the single Pirate the Islands/Headlines Have It before joining the legendary new-wave band
Shox Lumania in 1981. Richard then recorded a 7" entitled Digital Days/Alien Girl independently and was subsequently signed to
the UK based label Survival Records where he released several LPs, EPs, singles and contributed to various compilation
albums. His 1983 single Joy of Radiation reached #1 on the Hong Kong dance music charts.
Richard created the Quirkworks Laboratory Discs label in 1991 allowing him freedom to create music of a more experimental
nature and retain control of his musical direction. Since then Richard has released over twenty-five recordings of new material,
several collaborations and contributed to many compilations. Of the new material recordings, three quickly rose to the #1
placement on industry charts and those three, along with several others, have also received numerous other honours.

 

 

AWAIT THE QUEEN

Band:CRYSTAL JACQUELINE
Album:AWAIT THE QUEEN
Label:MEGA DODO
Format:CD
Genre:Psych/Garage

Crystal Jacqueline was born in Wiltshire, England and from an early age she developed a love and a talent
for music. In 2010 she recorded her first album and was a founder member of The Honey Pot. She has
released several singles and albums for the Fruits de Mer and Mega Dodo labels and has developed a
reputation as one of the best female vocalists on the neo‐psych scene.
Her latest album for Mega Dodo, Await The Queen is a gorgeous album of rich psychedelic textures and
lighter acid‐folk melodies, it mixes both with ease to deliver a sensual mix of textures and sonic
landscapes that make it an immersive sonic experience. Her haunting vocals combined with the song
writing skills of her producer, Icarus Peel, to once again produce one of those albums that you hear once,
play again, and before you know it, an entire day has gone by and you’ve still not heard enough.

 

 

ISSUE 67

Band:SHINDIG MAGAZINE
Album:ISSUE 67
Label:SILVERBACK PUBLISHING
Format:Magazine
Genre:Psych/Garage Reissues

Issue 67 of the Psych bible - vaialable at all good Indie stores

Cover : Jimi Hendrix - His manic, meteoric 1967 as it happened

Also - Ronnie D’Addario
The powerpop nearly man in his own words
Blonde On Blonde
Reflections on the Welsh psych-rockers
Unicorn
Ill-fated UK country-rock journeymen
Sons Of Fred
Wild ’60s rhythm ’n’ beat
Dungen
Sweden’s psychedelic flag-wavers come of age

Plus all Regulars ; News / Reviews etc...

 

 

LIVE IN MELLE

Band:MOUNTAIN
Album:LIVE IN MELLE
Label:SIREENA
Format:2CD
Genre:Classic Rock

Music by Mountain is high-pressure hardrock in perfection. Songs like „Mississippi Queen“, „Nantucket
Sleighride“, „Theme From an Imaginary Western“ and „Blood of the Sun“, to name only a few, belong to
the memorable classics of rock music that even decades after their creation haven’t lost any of their vibes
and fascination. Founded in 1969 by Felix Papplardi (bass), Leslie West (guitar), Corky Laing (drums) and
Steve Knight (keys), the band has a turbulent history, as is expected of a formation existing for such a long
time. Mountain in its original line-up only existed for three years but during that time the band was
unusually productive and successful and even won three gold discs. After briefly renaming the band and
multiple changes in line-up, the band can be experienced here with founding member Laurence „Corky“
Laing of the band and his colleagues Phil Parker and Joe Venti. The gentlemen on this CD can prove that
their music still belongs to the best there is and it can be enjoyed here by fans of harder tunes. This CD was
recorded during the “German Sleighride Tour” at Kulturwerkstatt Melle-Buer, Germany. It is part of a live
CD collection that is presented and continuously extended by Sireena Records in cooperation with ON
STAGE.

 

 

LIVE IN BREMEN

Band:NEKTAR
Album:LIVE IN BREMEN
Label:SIREENA
Format:2CD
Genre:Prog Rock

In 1969, a band was formed that still is one of the most important and most famous progressive and art-rock
formations in the world: Nektar. Founded by the Brits Roye Albrighton, Allan Freeman, Ron Howden and Derek
Moore in Hamburg, the band quickly became world famous and turned into a legendary idol for other musicians at
that time. Their terrific live performances have contributed to this reputation, which aside from elaborately created
music also offered opulent light installation and slides projections. Even though the gentlemen in 1973 slightly selfironically
put the headline “NOT the number one German band in England but the number one English band in
Germany“ on one of their posters, they already were stars in all of Europe and the USA. The long-playing records
“Remember The Future” and “Down To Earth” achieved gold status, to describe their tours as “well attended” would
be a shameless understatement. But as life goes, after some ups and downs in the early 1980ies, the band broke up.
Luckily not forever, because in 2001, Albrighton, Freeman and Ray Hardwick revived the band Nektar. And with
enormous success until today, as many fans in the world can confirm.
This 2CD set was recorded in 2015 at a concert hosted by the well known Meisenfrei Blues Club in Bremen and is
the next issue of a live-collection that is presented by Sireena Records and ON STAGE. It is also the last concert of
NEKTAR with its founder Roye Albrighton, who died on July 26, 2016 after a long illness.

 

 


 
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