ALBUM REVIEW: Elder – Omens

Did you daydream as a kid? Just stare off into nothing and let your imagination run wild? I did. A lot of my early childhood was spent amazed at what my mind could cook up with if I had a lack of books or toys, and before my soul was captured by music. Laying on my back in the grass, seeing shapes in the clouds or constellations at night, that was pure happiness as a kid. I never really stopped chasing that vibe as an adult, because I still drift off and let my brainwaves go crazy. Expect nowadays my field is my headphones and a turntable, and the clouds my mind is chasing down are inside of my eyelids, and not the sky. If you are looking for the ultimate “drop out, tune in, and turn on”  soundtrack for 2020, it is definitely going to be Elder’s new opus, Omens (Armageddon Shop/Stickman Records). Continue reading

Elder Streams New Single “Embers”, Pre-Orders for “Omens” are Available Now

Desert Fest NYC, The Well, Brooklyn NY.

Elder has streamed a brand new single, ‘Embers’ via Stereogum. The track comes from the forthcoming new album Omens releasing via Armageddon Shop/Armageddon Records this coming April 24th. You can preview the album artwork and pre-orders are now live at Armageddon and various partners at the links below. The band will also hit the road with Bask this srping to support the release. Check out ‘Embers’ now! Continue reading

Elder to Release New Album, “Omens”, This Spring

Progressive band Elder will release their highly anticipated new album, Omens, April 24th via Armageddon Shop. The band has also booked an extensive headline tour this spring, with direct support to come from Bask. New music and pre-order information are soon to follow. The five-song, 54-minute album is a concept album that mimics the lifespan of a civilization, and also reads as a commentary on our own society hell-bent on profitability at the expense of our own lives and environment. Omens was produced by Peter Deimel (Anna Calvi, The Kills, The Wedding Present) and recorded at Studio Black Box in Noyant-La-Gravoyêre, France. Deimel and guitarist Nick DiSalvo mixed the collection. Continue reading

Churchburn – None Shall Live… The Hymns of Misery

 

Blackened sludge/doom gem, Churchburn, returns with their sophomore full-length release, None Shall Live… The Hymns of Misery (Armageddon Shop). This record is equally bleak as it is heavy across each track. There are great sections of songs where you can really bang your head to and then the next minute the tempo slows way down and you can feel the walls around you melt. Getting seven amazing tracks seems like the perfect length as well, so the album does not overstay its welcome, yet is still enjoyable. Continue reading