• Mz.412 ‎– Svartmyrkr (Vinyl, LP)

    Mz.412 ‎– Svartmyrkr
    Label: Cold Spring ‎– CSR257LP
    Format: Vinyl, LP
    Country: UK
    Released: 08 Feb 2019
    Style: Dark Ambient, Experimental, Industrial

    Black vinyl in gatefold sleeve.

    «Svartmyrkr manages to be incredibly cinematic and tense. With oppressive and constantly building atmospheres with a martial stomp, it often does feel like it would perfectly fit as trailer music or as a soundtrack to Saruman creating the Uruk-Hai… there’s always an apocalyptic and frightening feel, even in the subdued moments. Svartmyrkr is extremely immersive and engaging… It’s great when a band that has been at it for this long can make something so effective and that isn’t just a simple rehash» (Metal Storm)

    «Svartmyrkr is surprisingly an evolution towards a more atmospheric musical framework where noise has a restrained, but important, place… A lot of bands would simply exhumed their old sound to please their old fans placating their nostalgia. Ulvtharm, Nordvargr and Drakh have instead decided to move their sound one step towards other territories using crafts instead of impact. Highly recommended» (4.5/5, Chain D.L.K.)

    Buy: https://gh-records.com/home/2291-mz412-svartmyrkr-vinyl-lp.html

  • Mz.412 ‎– Svartmyrkr

    Mz.412 ‎– Svartmyrkr
    Label: Cold Spring ‎– CSR257CD
    Format: CD, Album
    Country: UK
    Released: 08 Feb 2019
    Style: Dark Ambient, Experimental, Industrial

    Swedish behemoths MZ. 412 return with their first full-length album in 13 years, once again asserting their dominion as the true Kings of Black Industrial. «Svartmyrkr» is a massive tour de force that reinvents the classic sound of MZ. 412 whilst retaining their trademark malevolent harshness.

    This album is dedicated to the true hell of the north – Helheim – and the giant goddess that rules it, Hel. From blackened ritual incantations, to bleak yet beautiful dark ambient arrangements, to harsh bombastic orchestrations, this album exceeds all expectations.

    MZ. 412 blur the lines between music, magick and reality. The earth trembles… the mountains quake… all light is vanquished. The Swedish overlords darken the hearts and extinguish the souls of all who bear witness to «Svartmyrkr».

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  • The New Blockaders – Live At Sonic City

    The New Blockaders – Live At Sonic City
    Label: Cold Spring ‎– CSR261CD
    Format: CD, Album, DVD, DVD-Video
    Country: UK
    Released: 11 Mar 2019
    Style: Noise, Industrial, Experimental

    Live At Sonic City includes an audio / visual document of TNB’s last ever live performance which took place at the Thurston Moore-curated Sonic City festival in Kortrijk, Belgium in 2017. Fans of Noise music will need no introduction to the work of TNB. Ron Lessard, of legendary US Noise label RRRecords, once stated, «I’d give the nod to TNB as being the first truly devoted Noise artists». TNB served as a major influence on legendary Noise pioneers such as Merzbow and their influence on the current crop of popular crossover Noise artists such as Wolf Eyes is immeasurable. TNB’s performance at Sonic City can best be described as a noise symphony: metal-bashing and grinding, hammering, eviscerating microphone feedback, torrents of glorious mangle and harsh electronics all skilfully blended with a collage of manifold sounds and dynamics. Far from being a typical Noise show, TNB’s performance (if it can be described as such) contained elements of absurdist theatre and performance art, although I’m sure TNB would be loathe to be described as such. A magnificent display of The Art Of Noise, TNB as defiant as ever in their total rejection of everything.

    «For optimal enjoyment we recommend that this DVD be viewed with no sound».

    CD and DVD in 6-panel digipak.

    Reviews:

    «…a chaotic ballroom blitz with noise galore, tables overturned and what sounds like people screaming from the rafters and at a distance… it’s far less of one of those in-situ improv sessions and more like an all out performance art assault on the senses» (Toneshift)

    Personnel: Rupenus / Niemand
    Recorded by: Michiel De Maeseneer
    Post-production / mix: Philippe Niemand
    Mastered by: Phil Julian
    Filmed / Edited by Jens Vranck (a.k.a. Spookstad)
    Photos: Shadows Lights, Alex Vanhee, Baby R.I.
    Layout: Abby Helasdottir

    Buy: https://gh-records.com/home/2289-the-new-blockaders-live-at-sonic-city.html

  • Lorenzo Abattoir

    Lorenzo Abattoir

    Lorenzo Abattoir is an Italian-based noise artist and sound engineer from Torino. His work takes shape in a context of underground extreme noise music to become accessible through projects related to sound art. “The sound of chaos merging with order, where every detail and nuance seems to be carefully regulated and controlled”.

    Lorenzo Abattoir is the founder of the electroacoustic collective Mare di Dirac in which realized ritualistic performances based on minimalistic approach and unconventional musical instruments, combined with the study of natural sound effects and resonances, also militates in SATANISMO CALIBRO 9 (Official Page) Infernal Industrial band from Italy…

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    Megaloschemos by Abattoir,Satori

  • From Corners Unknown

    From Corners Unknown

    Metal and Dark Ambient Webzine: Interviews, reviews, artist conversations, and podcasts

    VOICES FROM CORNERS UNKNOWN, EP. 8 (HIEMIS, FROM HARBOUR, MICROCOSMYS, LA TORTURE DES TÉNÈBRES)

    In episode eight we discuss the engulfing and monolithic drones on Nachtstücke from dark ambient artist HIEMIS, the melodic tides of From Harbour’s crushing hardcore debut Fatigue, and the atmospheric yet utterly chaotic split between microcosmys and La Torture Des Ténèbres titled THE GODS THEMSELVES.

    We dedicate this episode to Caleb Scofield, vocalist and bassist of Cave In, Zozobra, and Old Gloom, who tragically passed away a couple of weeks ago. May he rest in forever lasting peace.

    Thank you so much for listening and your continued support. Let us know what you think about each of these releases below and please feel free to leave us some album suggestions for future episodes

    https://fromcornersunknown.com/voices-from-corners-unknown/voices-from-corners-unknown-ep-8-hiemis-from-harbour-microcosmys-la-torture-des-tenebres/