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Post Midterm Metal Mind Melt: SunStare, Gnaw News Items

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 1:27 PM (PST)

 

Hey gang. Midterms in the U-S-of-A have come and gone and progress is huge and mostly positive, though there is still much to be done. Even today Jim Acosta was accosted by buffoonish blubbering Trump and it seems like the are ditching Sessions as fast as possible to try and prepare some crooked bs in preparation for the Dems reclaiming the House in January. Hold fast.

If you are needing some musical release today, I can’t help you with “relaxation” after the manic energy swell of the election, but these bands can purge a large release of energy cathartically in a more robust way. SunStare from France are a convincingly passionate post-metal project with very cool guitar textures and a great bass tone in particular on new material. Please Pre Order their latest album Eroded (out this month) HERE. A lot of the best post metal or other sludgy forms I heard of came from talking with French extreme music fan friends and journos, and the scene over there has a lot of cool talent in various underground genres. SunStare have been active since 2013 and are certainly talented enough to capture your attention and pull you into their world quickly and for keeps.

Noise monsters Gnaw have released a new video for “Prowled Mary” from the Translation Loss release Cutting Pieces from last year. This record is a visceral experience and should be navigated at least a few times by anyone who cares about current relevant bands whether you become a big fan and keep coming back to it or not. This song in particular calls to mind the creepier side of Today Is The Day to me.

 

The “Prowled Mary” video was directed by Sean M. Sullivan and Adam Drawdy and edited by Sean M. Sullivan. GNAW vocalist Alan Dubin offers, “‘Prowled Mary’ is sort of the odd man out on the Cutting Pieces album. Even though it’s not ferocious noisy metal like most of the other songs, it’s probably the creepiest. It has some strange instrumentation including an actual chain-link fence and electric congas, but I think it’s the cello that really adds to the eerie vibe. The video was filmed and put together by the team of Sean M. Sullivan and Adam Drawdy whose experimental video work we’ve admired for a long time now.”

 

PopMatters writes with their premiere of the video, “Here, GNAW demonstrates that sometimes the most extreme place to go is down; the vocals are just at the level of whisper, the music itself a faint, disturbing phantom which lurks at the edge of audibility, asking the listener to imagine a darker, more disturbing rendition of Tom Waits’ ‘What’s He Building?’ Does the piece become more or less disturbing when one takes into account the visuals? Terror, as the saying goes, is in the eye of beholder but the ‘Prowled Mary’ clip doesn’t disappoint.”

 

See GNAW’s “Prowled Mary” video at PopMatters RIGHT HERE.
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New York City avant/experimental outfit GNAW announces new live actions in support of their caustic third LP, Cutting Pieces, released in October through Translation Loss Records.

GNAW is confirmed to play at Austin Terror Fest in Austin, Texas on June 17th, performing with the likes of Acid King, Primitive Man, Krallice, He Whose Ox is Gored, Un, Wayfarer, and Desist. Later that month, GNAW will play Baltimore June 29th with Multicult, Curse, and Syringe At Metro, and Washington DC June 30th with Multicult, Radiator Greys, Birth Defects.

Already booking throughout the second half of the year, GNAW will play Into The Aether II in Portland, Maine on October 6th, which features an exclusive 2018 US performance by Skullflower, as well as Ariadne, Brain Famine, Sterile Garden, Frkse, and more to be announced. This will be preceeded by a European tour with Italian duo OvO in September. Can you say, “holy crap!!”

GNAW Tour Dates:

6/17/2018 The Lost Well – Austin, TX @ Austin Terror Fest w/ Acid King, Primitive Man, Krallice [info]
6/29/2018 Metro Gallery – Baltimore, MD w/ Multicult, Curse, Syringe At Metro [info]
6/30/2018 Atlas Brew Works – Washington, DC w/ Multicult, Radiator Greys, Birth Defects [info]
10/06/2018 Geno’s Rock Club – Portland, ME @ Into The Aether II w/ Skullflower, Ariadne, Brain Famine, more [info]

See GNAW’s incinerating “Fire” video RIGHT HERE and see a recent live video of “Wrong” HERE.

GNAW’s Cutting Pieces is available on LP, CD, and digital formats via Translation Loss; find merch bundle and order options HERE.

Another official video from Cutting Pieces will be issued shortly alongside more GNAW live updates.

Closing a four-year gap since their acclaimed second album, Horrible Chamber, GNAW’s Cutting Pieces dredges forth some of the outfit’s most unnerving audio assaults yet. In addition to the traditional four-piece rock format and string and wind instruments, GNAW utilizes found sound, homemade instruments, tweaked oscillators, synthesis, and manipulated recordings. Joining returning assassins Alan Dubin (Khanate, OLD), Brian Beatrice, Carter Thornton (Enos Slaughter), Eric Neuser, and Jun Mizumachi (Ike Yard), the lineup now includes Dana Schechter (Insect Ark, ex-Angels Of Light) on lap steel guitar.

Cutting Pieces was written and recorded over two years at various studios and locales across New York City, mixed by the band’s Brian Beatrice. and mastered by James Plotkin. The graphic and type design for the cover was done by returning French designer Sebastien Hayez. Cutting Pieces also features guest musicians Stefania Alos Pedretti of Italian noise rock act OvO contributing background vocals to the track “Septic,” and Swiss saxophone player and sound artist Antoine Chessex (ex-Monno) contributing saxophone and amplifier to “Triptych.”

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GNAW stream full album at Invisible Oranges

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 1:58 PM (PST)
Interesting bands are more interesting than boring ones. What else can we say?!

 Let GNAW’s Cutting Pieces corrode your sanity; stream the entire LP at Invisible Oranges RIGHT HERE.

Translation Loss will release Cutting Pieces on LP, CD, and digital formats this Friday, October 27th; find merch bundle and preorder options HERE. So far we like the cacophonous and clangy intro section to “Wrong” the best!

GNAW has confirmed a record release show for Cutting Pieces at Brooklyn metallic booze vortex Saint Vitus Bar on October 29th, where they’ll be joined by the heroics of Couch Slut, Escuela, and Syndromes. Seems like a good night to completely lose your shit! \m/

GNAW Record Release Show:
10/29/2017 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Couch Slut, Escuela, Syndromes [info]

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