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Cult Of Luna with Julie Christmas – “Mariner”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, March 18, 2016 at 3:43 PM (PST)

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Cult of Luna have long been sonic architects with the majority of vocals favored as more of the percussive whole of their sound, save for some acoustic versions and certain passages you’re mostly remembering them for well executed, if Neurosis indebted staggered screams atop ingenious arrangements. And while her howls are already the stuff of legend, the most distinctive aspect of Julie Christmas‘ voice is her nursery rhyme-esque sense of melody delivered with the sophistication of a whip smart and no bullshit taking lady with street smarts. You’re never sure if you’re listening to a biographical or fantastical window into life’s estrangements.

The combination of Cult Of Christmas is winning, fit to score a space opera or serve well in a fight sequence between Punisher and Daredevil in an urban locale with equal potency.

Put these parties together and you have quite the remarkable pairing which will make fans of any of the artist’s current or past related projects gush. 5 lengthy songs that build on the success of Vertikal with further exploration of cosmic metaphor, psyche and innerspace.

“A Greater Call” starts things boldly. It begins as a breeze-think the spacious reverence in some of the more ambient Gospel Of The Witches stuff- but by 6:20 the march (which builds to something akin in bruising force to Kylesa’s recent “Crusher”) has become laced with inter stellar prog psychedelia atop sludge space debris. The void is yawning but still you are proceeding unhindered.

“Chevron” is one of the best tracks, a Made Out Of Babies/KEN Mode/Jesus Lizard worthy bassline clattering up to knock on the buzzing noise-rock pop of the pre-chorus section as shrewd as any of the stuff on GVSB’s Freak*On*Ica (which went over people’s heads at the time). This album won’t have the same problem, as the general sophistication level of the people seeking out this type of stuff has hopefully been strengthened through internet access to the history of the sub genres involved (Mike from Yob and I were talking about that subject the last time I interviewed him).

“The Wreck Of S.S.Needle” will likely please Battle Of Mice fans the most, daringly catchy yet sure to make you seasick with emotional unease, ferocious performances from all involved; life time landmark performance type shit that must have been intense for all involved to create. It’s big.

“Approaching Transition” cools you down initially after the exhausting thrill of the prior track, thirteen minutes that start out far more chilled out than anything we have heard yet. Things almost feel Alan Parsons or really sci-fi for a minute in a way Zombi or Goblin fans will appreciate. This is one of the more proggy tracks here, something at first you could almost imagine being part of Emerson Lake and Palmer’s range at first if they got more into Tool, or at least Rush’s Test For Echo if it was more on he post-metal side. The song is good but really drifts expansively, so brace yourself.

“Cygnus” is a dissonant and intense wonder, thumping with a rhythm that could almost be slowed down ragtime married to noise rock if it weren’t so damn metal yet in a truly avant-garde and beastly fashion.The best pay off riff of the record arrives at 1:38 (naturally) after a semi-possessed verse from Christmas. Melodic yet bossy riffing of the stompiest order and drums that sheerly hammer home with the most vigor since Kowloon Walled City’s last record. Shit, the extra layer of sound around the three minute mark is gorgeous as well. You’ll know what I’m talking about when you hear it. I don’t want to spoil it. But you might experience causal domain sheer by the end. Which is kind of like being a fan of real underground music anyway, as we live in our own little dimensions and tribes on the outskirts of mainstream culture.

Christmas really shows growth on this song, something rarely seen with her because she is already so good! But she proves, like on The Bad Wife, that she still puts herself into every song with a lot of passion. And the band plays on like seasoned champs.

Don’t want to say much more. You should probably hear it yourselves.

Album Review: Sarke – “Bogefod”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 4:11 PM (PST)

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Sarke‘s new album Bogefod is one of the best early quarter releases for metal this year, without a doubt. Based on the story of Torolv Bogefod from the Norse classic Eyrbyggja saga, it is a very grim and gnarly record full of undead hate for the “Blood of Men”, a darkly beating rock n roll heart and dirty distortion that gives it, at times, that proto black Celtic Frost edge albeit with the skillful rendering of a metal album forged in 2016. “The wickeds transient sleep” thrashes about with enough murderous, blackened vigor to create both circle pits or isolated invisible orange clutching and scowling at a stormy sky alone in the forest.

Most of the record has a rough edge yet also a professionally executed love for classic heavy metal. The bridge of “The wickeds transient…”, for example, dips into some really brooding, sustained note Candlemass territory for a few glorious moments before a cruel mid tempo stomp riff marches in declaring “anguish”. “Sunken” declares “a final grave/the watery marsh” over a dirty riff that almost sounds like early Megadeth, capping a record that feels more often like an audio version of a bad ass historical horror movie.

“Barrow of Torolv” brings classical dynamics to a slower and more doom based highly impressive string augmented track, truly adding to the mood of the story told in pained snarls by Darkthrone’s Nocturno Culto. “Dawning” later on in the record, is even a classical-laced ballad with ethereal female vocals like mourning over a grave. “Evil heir” is another highlight, dark and foreboding as we realize the tale is not over. Both Sarke as a band, and the story Bogefod’s lyrics presents will even take part in a movie called SAGA, where Nocturno Culto has a leading role. If it is as good as this fourth record from an underrated band, it will be very worth your time.

NEW INDIE RECORDINGS WORLDWIDE ONLINE STORE OPEN NOW!

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at 10:48 AM (PST)

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Indie Recordings have a great new online store/outlet for you headbangers. Artists I love (and so should you)  like Audrey Horne, Integrity,Wardruna, Ov Hell. You can even get Hate Meditation stuff if anyone is still keen on Blake Judd’s music (I love his art despite all the personal controversies).

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We`re thrilled to announce the launch of our new worldwide online store. 
The shop is operated by our good friends at Oslo`s NO.1 independent music store, TIGER. They offer great customer support to make sure you receive the best treatment when shopping with us.

Get your fix of Black Metal, Death Metal, Punk, Hardcore, Metal Core, Rock, Hard Rock and much more today! 

Click HERE to enjoy our wide array of diverse and excellent artists and enjoy our 30% discount offer on ALL titles for one week.

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Satyricon tapped Oslo Faenskap and Vredehammer to support the “The Dawn Of A New Age 2015” tour in April.

Satyricon has always supported the Norwegian underground scene and will bring two potent new Norwegian bands out with them in April.

Oslo Faenskap is a young band signed to Indie Recordings. Their self released album “Give credits where credits is due”, was produced by Anders Odden (Cadaver, Magenta, Order, Satyricon). This album got the attention of Indie Recordings, and they are currently working on their record label debut.

They have supported various acts such as Mayhem, Kvelertak, Avenged Sevenfold and Satyricon on gigs in Norway. They mix all kinds of metal into their own blend and bring on a potent live show.

Vredehammer is fronted by Per Valla who has been involved with various extreme metal bands in the past such as Allfader and Elite. Their latest album, “Vinteroffer”, was nominated in the best metal album category at the Norwegian Spellemannprisen this year. They have one foot in the old school and one in the modern extreme metal category. Vredehammer is a name to look out for.

 

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The Fallen Divine working on new full-length

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 5:59 AM (PST)

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Norwegian progressive metal band The Fallen Divine are currently working on a follow-up to 2012’s The Blinding Cycle (Indie Recordings).

In anticipation of the release of this new album the band has released a lyric video for the demo version of their song, “Pilgrimage”.

Guitarist Magnus Haugo commented on the new song:

“This new song will show you where we are today musically. It’s very melodic and progressive, and contains many different parts, while at the same time it’s all making sense. We won’t go into detail about the lyrics, but we hope you will watch the lyric video and interpret them as you like.”

Speaking on the new album, he adds:

“The material for our next album is heading in a quite different direction than our last album, “The Binding Cycle”. For instance, we have incorporated some clean vocals. All the songs are pretty long and the longest clocks in at about 16 minutes. We are feeling really good about this and we hope 2015 will be a good and productive year for us!

Check out the video for “Pilgrimage” here.

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Obliteration announce album details

Posted by longhairedpoet on Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 1:12 PM (PST)

Obliteration_Norway Norwegian death metallers Obliteration have announced that their newest album Black Death Horizon will release on November 12, 2013 in North America.

Black Death Horizon will be Obliteration’s Relapse Records debut.

The band plans to return to North America in 2014.

Check out the track listing and the album trailer here.

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Obliteration sign to Relapse Records in America

Posted by longhairedpoet on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 1:15 PM (PST)

Obliteration Norwegian death metallers Obliteration have just signed onto Relapse Records in America.

Check out more details of the signing here.

Vocalist/Guitarist Sindre Solem had this to say about the band’s partnership with Relapse Records:

“We in Obliteration are extremly psyched that Relapse Records are going to handle the American release of our upcoming LP. Relapse have a long stream of quality metal releases, and their reach is vast, so we are honored, and confident that Relapse Records will do a stellar job in spreading the word of Obliteration. Onward hail! ”

Obliteration have finished recording their currently unnamed new album and plan to tour in North America in early 2014.

Obliteration is:

Sindre Solem – guitar/vocals

Arlid Myren Torp – guitar

Didrik Telle – bass

Kristian Valbo – drums

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Music: Nidingr releases second single Vim Patior off upcoming album

Posted by tyrusrunyan on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10:03 AM (PST)

Norwegian black metal band Nidingr have released a second song, “Vim Patior,” off of their upcoming album Greatest of Deceivers. The album is set for release on November 20 in the States via Indie Records and is a follow up to the bands 2010 Wolf-Father.

You can listen to the song here.

Greatest of Deceivers was recorded in Oslo at Crystal Canyon Studios and produced by Teloch, mixed by Anders Moller and Mastered by Jamie Gomez Arellano at Orgone Studios.

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Nidingr sign with Indie Recordings

Posted by Fireball13 on Wednesday, August 29, 2012 at 8:56 AM (PST)

Norwegian black metal band Nidingr has recently announced that they have been signed by Indie Recordings.

In a collective statement, the band had this to say about the signing: “NIDINGR is looking forward to working with a great label on Norwegian soil. We are sure Indie Recordings is the label we need to get us out to the masses and up to the next level.”


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Music Video: 1349 – “When I Was Flesh”

Posted by SeanB on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 7:37 AM (PST)

Norwegian black metal act 1349 have just released a performance music video for the song “When I Was Flesh” from their 2010 Indie Recordings release Demonoir.  The video was filmed at the Rockefeller Musichall in Oslo, Norway September 10th 2011.

To see the video click here.

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Meshuggah streaming entire new album “Koloss” before official release

Posted by SeanB on Friday, March 23, 2012 at 7:01 PM (PST)

Swedish extreme metal colossus Meshuggah are streaming their upcoming album Koloss in it’s entirety.  You can find it right here, and then you can thank us after you’re done listening.

The link is only available for 60 hours, so you should be able to get in 60 listens or so.

Koloss will be the band’s 7th studio album and is scheduled for a March 27 release through Nuclear Blast.

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Dunderbeist release cover artwork and track listing of upcoming album

Posted by Fireball13 on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 9:38 AM (PST)

Norwegian heavy metal band Dunderbeist has released the cover artwork and track listing of their upcoming album “Black Arts & Crooked Tails.” The album is due out on February 10th in Europe and February 14th in North America via Indie Recordings.

The album consists of 10 hard and heavy tracks and it shows the whole spectra in what this band manages to pull off and show off as their own brand of Norwegian metal with a bucket of rock in it.

Click here to see the track listing and a bigger picture of the cover artwork.

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Enslaved announce European tour dates

Posted by Fireball13 on Wednesday, November 30, 2011 at 8:00 AM (PST)

Norwegian black metal act Enslaved have announced European tour dates for February and March 2012. Click here for a list of dates, cities and venues.

“Axioma Ethica Odini” was the band’s last full-length which was released in 2010 via Indie Recordings. This album won Best Metal Award for the band at the Norwegian Grammys earlier this year.

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El Caco signed to Indie Recordings, releasing new album

Posted by Fireball13 on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at 8:50 AM (PST)

Norwegian hard rock band El Caco has been signed to Indie Recordings. The band’s music is a culmination of three very talented individuals, each with a very eclectic taste in music. They have the rare ability to grasp the finer elements of their influences and incorporate them into their own diverse sound.

El Caco will be releasing a new album which is due out on January 27, 2012 via Indie Recordings. It will be a 10-track album. No title has been given as of yet but we’ll keep you posted.

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