Twilight Fauna – Fire of the Spirit

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I’m currently in my third listen of Twilight Fauna’s Fire of the Spirit (Ravenwood Recordings/Fragile Branch Recordings) but I can’t shake the feeling that something isn’t quite clicking. Maybe it’s the case of a fascinating concept just slightly exceeding its execution. Sole player/creator Paul Ravenwood extracts as much as he can from his guitar work and very sparse rhythms. Continue reading

Abstracter Streaming Wound Empire

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Abstracter is streaming their entireWound Empire album here. It is officially released February 10, 2015 on vinyl via Fragile Branch Recordings, Vendetta Records, 7 Degrees Records and Shove Records, on CD by COF Records, and on cassette tape co-released by An Out Recordings and ABSTRACTER’s own Sentient Ruin.

ABSTRACTER Wound Empire Record Release Show:
Mar 07: First Church Of The Buzzard – Oakland, CA (w/ Dispirit, Alaric, Church)

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Abstracter Streaming “Lightless”

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Abstracter is streaming “Lightless,” off of their second albumWound Empire, out February 10, 2015, here. The album will be available on 12″ vinyl LP through Fragile Branch Recordings (US), Vendetta Records (EU/DE), 7 Degrees Records (EU/DE) and Shove Records (EU/IT), on CD by COF Records (formerly known as Church Ov Fuck – UK), on cassette tape co-released by Sentient Ruin in collaboration with An Out Recordings, and digitally again through Sentient Ruin.

The album was recorded and mixed at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California by Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Pallbearer, Noothgrush, etc.) and mastered at Audiosiege Mastering Studios in Portland, Oregon by Brad Boatright (Wolves In The Throne Room, Nails, Sunn O))), Sleep, etc.), Wound Empire‘s cover art and layout was handled by the band’s friend Kevin Gan Yuen of Sutekh Hexen, and is a must-hear for fans of Altar of Plagues, Inter Arma, Thou, Samothrace, Amenra, Indian, Wolvhammer and the like.

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Abstracter Releasing Wound Empire In February

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Oakland metallers Abstracter are releasing their new album Wound Empire on February 10th, 2015, via 12″ vinyl LP through Fragile Branch Recordings (US), Vendetta Records (EU/DE), 7Degrees Records (EU/DE) and Shove Records (EU/IT), on CD by COF Records (formerly known as Church Ov Fuck – UK), on cassette tape co-released by Sentient Ruin in collaboration with An Out Recordings, and digitally again through Sentient Ruin. For the LP, there will be 600 copies pressed, of which 500 will be pitch black and 100 on clear wax with black and grey haze. The CD will be in an edition of 100 hand-assembled, four-panel, gatefold, vinyl-styled cardboard jackets with a 6mm spine and insert. The tape will come in 100 units as a five-panel U-card in a clear Norelco box with a cardboard outer sleeve. The cover art, design and layout on all formats of Wound Empire was handled by the band’s friend Kevin Gan Yuen of Bay Area cult blackened noise miscreants Sutekh Hexen.

Wound Empire Track Listing:
1. Lightless
2. Open Veins
3. Cruciform
4. Glowing Wounds

Wound Empire was recorded and mixed last summer at Earhammer Studios in Oakland, California by Greg “The Wizard of Doom” Wilkinson (Brainoil, Pallbearer, Atriarch, Noothgrush, etc.) and mastered at Audiosiege Mastering studios in Portland, Oregon by Brad Boatright (Wolves In The Throne Room, Nails, Sunn O))), Sleep etc.). The album is undoubtedly a release to look out for in the underground realms of all things heavy and dark, and is a must for fans of Altar of Plagues, Inter Arma, Thou, Samothrace, Amenra, Tragedy, Indian, Wolvhammer, Unearthly Trance and such.

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