Code Streaming mut In Entirety

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Progressive post rockers Code is streaming their forthcoming album mut, which will be out on February 27, 2015 in Europe and March 10, 2015 in North America via Agonia Records, here.

Tearing down the barriers of extreme metal limitations, Code have taken a daring plunge into the unknown following their urge for further unhampered expression, and have delivered a dynamic progressive post-rock album that is sure to cause a stir.

On the new album, the band commented:

mut is the sound of us as a band freeing ourselves not just from the confines of what CODE is, but from genre conventions of any description. The time for conforming has past and we have created an album that is the purest distillation of our creative ambition. This is the first time in the history of the band that we have created music with no reference points and as a result, this is our most stark, intimate and emotional album.”

mut was recorded in the famed Brighton Electric Studios (The Cure, Foals, Nick Cave, Royal Blood) with engineer and producer Paul ‘Win’ Winstanley. Cover artwork and layout have been created by the Austrian designer Thomas Neulinger.

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mut tracklist:

1. on blinding larks
2. undertone
3. dialogue
4. affliction
5. contours
6. inland sea
7. cocoon
8. numb, an author
9. the bloom in the blast

CODE are:
Aort – Guitars
Andras – Guitars
LORDt – Drums
Syhr – Bass
Wacian – Vocals

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CODE Streaming “affliction” Music Video

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British progressive post rock band Code have released a video for “affliction”, off their forthcoming album mut, out February 27, 2015 in Europe and March 10, 2015 in North America via Agonia Records, here.

mut was recorded in the famed Brighton Electric Studios (The Cure, Foals, Nick Cave, Royal Blood) with engineer and producer Paul ‘Win’ Winstanley. Cover artwork and layout have been created by the Austrian designer Thomas Neulinger.

mut tracklist:

1. on blinding larks
2. undertone
3. dialogue
4. affliction
5. contours
6. inland sea
7. cocoon
8. numb, an author
9. the bloom in the blast

CODE are:
Aort – Guitars
Andras – Guitars
LORDt – Drums
Syhr – Bass
Wacian – Vocals

Listen to “undertone” here:

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CODE Releasing mut On Agonia Records

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UK rockers CODE will release their new album mut on February 27th in Europe and March 10th in North America via Agonia Records. Listen to “dialogue” here.

mut was recorded in the famed Brighton Electric Studios (The Cure, Foals, Nick Cave, Royal Blood) with engineer and producer Paul ‘Win’ Winstanley. Cover artwork and layout have been created by the Austrian designer Thomas Neulinger.

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mut tracklist:

1. on blinding larks
2. undertone
3. dialogue
4. affliction
5. contours
6. inland sea
7. cocoon
8. numb, an author
9. the bloom in the blast

CODE begun life in London in 2002 and have developed a reputation for delivering some of the most fresh and innovative progressive black metal around with their previous three albums; the debut “Nouveau Gloaming” (2005), the Spellemann award nominated “Resplendent Grotesque” (2009) and the acclaimed “Augur Nox” (2013).

CODE are:
Aort – Guitars
Andras – Guitars
LORDt – Drums
Syhr – Bass
Wacian – Vocals

 

CODE – New Album, New Direction

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London’s progressive black metallers Code have announced details of their new album mut (Agonia Records)

Scheduled to be released on 27 February 2015 (UK and Europe) and 10 March 2015 (US) , the band’s fourth album sees them leave the trappings of extreme metal behind and head into the realms of post-rock. Having successfully conquered one style, they now set off a new, much less vitriolic path…

mut is the sound of us as a band freeing ourselves not just from the confines of what CODE is, but from genre conventions of any description. The time for conforming has past and we have created an album that is the purest distillation of our creative ambition. This is the first time in the history of the band that we have created music with no reference points and as a result, this is our most stark, intimate and emotional album”.

mut was recorded in the famed Brighton Electric Studios (The Cure, Foals, Nick Cave, Royal Blood) with engineer and producer Paul ‘Win’ Winstanley. Cover artwork and layout have been created by the Austrian designer Thomas Neulinger.

Band’s fourth album, the follow-up to 2013 effort Augur Nox, will be available in slipcase CD, limited grey vinyl, hand-numbered transparent vinyl and digital formats. Pre-orders are available here

Code have released a taster of their new direction with lead off track, the progressive Dialogue

 

 

Steve Tovey

Code – Augur Nox

code auger nox album coverWithout a doubt, Code is one of the best-kept secrets of the metal underground. Despite beginning to gather a more substantial following, they still remain unknown to large portions of the metal community. It has been a four yearlong wait for the follow up to Resplendent Grotesque, and a series of crippling line-up changes have seen this band disappear out of knowledge for quite a while, but they have finally returned with their third studio album, Augur Nox (Agonia Records).

 

 

 

Avant-garde black metal is one of those genre names that sends people running. So often used to describe bands that have thrown any old idea together into a clashing mess of an album. Augur Nox is the perfect amalgamation of evolving time signatures and dark harmonies. Having been through such a turbulent time between albums it is no surprise that this release is so different from their old sound. This is more progressive, less overwhelmingly hateful. One of the most noticeable changes in sound however is the vocals. Wacian’s vocals are vile and agonizing, moving into softer, controlled clean sections underpinned by a tight rhythmic backing by bassist Syhr and drummer LORDt.

 

This may not be my favorite release by the band; Resplendent Grotesque is seductively vile in a way that Augur Nox doesn’t quite manage. For a band that has replaced three of its members in the last few years this is a real step up. The album is tight, refined and viciously precise. Lets hope this band doesn’t remain an underground secret for too much longer.

 

8.0/10

 

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Divinations At Night – An Interview With Code

Code 1Forward thinking Black Metal outfit Code suffered from a series of crippling line-up changes, which made the band disappear below the radar for a couple of years. With a brilliant new album, entitled Augur Nox (Agonia Records), in tow, the band is back with a vengeance. Guitarist Aort is more than willing to put in his two cents on Code’s past and present, the new record and the struggle for musicians to make ends meet with their craft. Continue reading