Spirit Adrift – Divided By Darkness

Get ready to subvert your opinions of what modern metal is and toss out your genre tags. Spirit Adrift is back to bash your eardrums in with riffs, melodies, beats, and deep thoughts. Like the perfect concoction of heavy, catchy and progressive music, the band has delivered a new album in Divided By Darkness (20 Buck Spin) that is just heads and shoulders above its peers. A few bands have danced on this wire before from Baroness, Mastodon, Elder, Kylesa, and others. Ambitious bands that initially got lumped in with the masses, but eventually set themselves apart with fearlessness and writing skills. Now we must add Spirit Adrift to that list of those who could pull off such a daunting amalgam of styles and do it so well. Continue reading

Video: Neurosis Debuts New Song Live- Broken Ground

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Bay-area post-metal masters Neurosis have performed a new song live, ‘Broken Ground’, from their forthcoming September 23rd release Fires Within Fires via Neurot Recordings. You can watch fan-filmed video at this linkor below:

Their eleventh studio album, Fires Within Fires, is the follow-up to 2012’s Honor Found In Decay, and was recorded at Electrical Audio Studio with producer Steve Albini. Pre-orders are live now from the bands website.

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Neurosis Fires Within Fires track listing

1. Bending Light

2. A Shadow Memory

3. Fire is the End Lesson

4. Broken Ground

5. Reach

Neurosis upcoming tour dates:

Nov 07: Koko – London, UK w/ Earth

Nov 08: Koko – London, UK w/ Discharge, Subhumans

Nov 25: Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR w/ YOB, Kowloon Walled City [all ages]

Nov 26: Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR w/ YOB, Kowloon Walled City [21+]

Dec 19: Neumos – Seattle, WA w/ YOB, Sumac [21+]

Dec 20: Venue – Vancouver, BC w/ YOB, Sumac [19+]

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Taken By The Sun Playing Record Release Show This Weekend In Chicago

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Chicago progressive/atmospheric doom slayers Taken By The Sun will play a special record release show at Quencher’s Saloon in Chicago this weekend. They are supporting their self titled full length independent release, which was tracked almost entirely live at Steve Albini‘s Electrical Audio Studio, engineered by Sanford Parker (Twilight, Voivod, Eyehategod, Yob etc.) and mastered by Collin Jordan (Eyehategod, Indian, Wovenhand, Voivod etc.) at The Boiler Room, all in Chicago.

May 16: Quenchers Saloon – Chicago, IL (w/ Scientist, Pale Horseman, Making Ghosts, Dethbeds)

Stream “Fuse” here and “Ornaflux” below.

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Taken By The Sun Streaming “Fuse”

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Chicago progressive post-doom metallers Taken By The Sun is streaming “Fuse”, off their new album Taken By The Sun, out February 24, 2015, here.

Stream “Ornaflux” here.

Tracked almost entirely live at Steve Albini‘s Electrical Audio Studio, engineered by Sanford Parker (Twilight, Voivod, Eyehategod, Yob etc.) and mastered by Collin Jordan (Eyehategod, Indian, Wovenhand, Voivod etc.) at The Boiler Room, all in Chicago, Taken By The Sun is an eight-track, forty-two minute audio expedition that recalls the confounding atmospheres of veteran sound contortionists Neurosis, Isis, Pelican, Rosetta, Mouth Of the Architect, Red Sparowes, and The Ocean.

Spawned in 2011, Taken By The Sun features members of architectural experimental metal technicians, Scientist. Though clearly rooted within The Windy City’s venue-quaking, riff-worshipping doom and stoner metal traditions, Taken By The Sun takes their audio manifestations far beyond those confines brandishing fuzz-addled guitars, grinding bass, cavernous drums, and dry-throated vocals fused with prog metal acrobatics, lush vocal harmonies, and pedal steel twang to heighten the intensity and plain epicness of their meticulous arranged compositions. With their self-titled debut, Taken By The Sun translates the energy and diversity of their live performance in recorded form. Tracked live with only minimal subsequent overdubs, the album is faithful to both the earnestness and magnitude of the band’s sound. Multilayered, nuanced and gristly, thick gnarled riffs coil around gravel-throated voice incursions, the planet rumbles, tracks heave like the sky is breaking.

May 16: Quenchers Saloon – Chicago, IL (w/ Scientist, Pale Horseman, Highdiver)

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