Sigh Shares New Single ft. Phil Anselmo, New Album Due This Fall

Legendary Japanese avant-garde band Sigh has announced details of their new album Heir To Despair set for release on 16th November via Candlelight Records. Better still they have also shared new track ‘Homo Homini Lupus’ which features the one and only Phil Anselmo! Jam the track out right now!Continue reading

Frank “Killjoy” Pucci Of Necrophagia Dead At Age 48

Shock and sadness is felt today in the music world of death metal originator and Necrophagia founder Frank “Killjoy” Pucci has died. He was 48. The announcement of his passing was made from the bands’ Facebook page. Killjoy founded Necrophagia in 1983, as one of the first true death metal bands, but also flirted with black metal and other subgenres. He also famously collaborated with Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superjoint), joining to reform Necrophagia in 1997 and then Killjoy himself joining two of Anselmo’s side projects, Viking Crown and Eibon. Other projects Killjoy participated in were Wurdulak, The Ravenous, and Cabal, and produced albums for other bands.Continue reading

Self Spiller – Worms In The Keys

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Starting off on a very limited run of just 500 copies, Self Spiller have evidently decided that Worms in the Keys (Varia) should not stay restricted from the world any longer and reissued the LP. The project led by Jason Walton of Agalloch, alongside fellow band member Don Anderson, is an ambitious piece comprising of 14 members from across the globe. Most of the contributors can boast some serious history, with Sigh’s Dr. Mikannibal and Mirai Kawashima, the latter also playing for US based Necrophagia part of the fold. All this comes together to form an unusual; unique; almost indescribable sound that virtually defies categorisation.

Comprising of layer upon layers of different pieces, the album takes capsules of previous work spanning 6 years from the artists, brought together by Walton and layered into an avant-garde culmination of sound. Rather than feeling fractured and disconnected however, the many different pieces of music have been arranged in a way that seems to make sense together (well, sort of). The result? A surprisingly enjoyable piece, although not altogether flowing. Numerous voice layers backed with distorted guitars break suddenly into classical piano or a jazzy saxophone sections. If you were hoping the vocals might provide some form of story to tie it all together, think again. The snippets make a disturbing and broken narrative that is virtually impossible to piece together into a fully formed entity.

Worms in the Keys is brave and bold project that has been executed with extreme skill to form what is an oddly enjoyable album that is hard to turn off. Do I remember any of the songs? Well, no. Snippets stand out but it’s often hard to grasp whole tracks even while listening to the album. It really is a piece that demands either your full attention or nothing at all. Those that do take the time to give this album a try will find a record that it has bridged avant-garde madness while remaining fun. It may not be the most memorable of pieces as a whole, but it is refreshingly engaging as it challenges everything you thought you understood about modern music.

 

8.0/10

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CAITLIN SMITH

Music Video: Vattnet Viskar – Impact + Yearn

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New Hampshire post black metallers Vattnet Viskar are streaming their new multimedia artist Josh Graham (ex-Neurosis, Soundgarden) directed music videos for “Impact” and “Yearn” off of their sophomore album Settler, out June 16, 2015 in North America and June 29, 2015 in Europe via Century Media Records. Watch it below.

The band will be hitting the road for a month with 1349 and Necrophagia.

Vattnet Viskar live:
Jun 21: Hideaway – Johnson City, TN
Jun 22: Double Happiness – Columbus, OH

“Chaos Raids North America 2015” tour dates with 1349, Necrophagia, Vattnet Viskar

May 30: Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
May 31: St. Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
Jun 01: Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
Jun 02: Mod Club – Toronto, ON
Jun 03: Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
Jun 04: Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
Jun 05: Amsterdam Bar – St. Paul, MN
Jun 06: Val Air Ballroom – Des Moines, IA
Jun 09: The Crazy Horse – Boise, ID
Jun 10: Club SUR – Seattle, WA
Jun 11: Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR
Jun 12: Metro Opera House – Oakland, CA
Jun 13: Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA
Jun 14: Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
Jun 15: Mesa Music Hall – El Paso, TX
Jun 16: Korova – San Antonio, TX
Jun 17: Tomcats – Fort Worth, TX
Jun 18: Siberia – New Orleans, LA
Jun 19: The Haven – Orlando, FL

Vattnet Viskar line-up:
Nick Thornbury – Guitar/Vocals
Chris Alfieri – Guitar
Seamus Menihane – Drums
Casey Aylward – Bass

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Settler track-listing:
01: Dawnlands
02: Colony
03: Yearn
04: Impact
05: Glory
06: Heirs
07: Settler
08: Coldwar

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1349 Confirm North American Tour With Necrophagia and Vattnet Viskar

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1349 has confirmed the Chaos Raids North America Tour with Necrophagia and Vattnet Viskar as support.

May 30: Ottobar – Baltimore, MD
May 31: St. Vitus – Brooklyn, NY
Jun 01: Les Foufounes Electriques – Montreal, QC
Jun 02: Mod Club – Toronto, ON
Jun 03: Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
Jun 04: Cobra Lounge – Chicago, IL
Jun 05: Amsterdam Bar – St. Paul, MN
Jun 06: Val Air Ballroom – Des Moines, IA
Jun 09: The Crazy Horse – Boise, ID
Jun 10: Club SUR – Seattle, WA
Jun 11: Tonic Lounge – Portland, OR
Jun 12: Metro Opera House – Oakland, CA
Jun 13: Brick by Brick – San Diego, CA
Jun 14: Joe’s Grotto – Phoenix, AZ
Jun 15: Mesa Music Hall – El Paso, TX
Jun 16: Korova – San Antonio, TX
Jun 18: Siberia – New Orleans, LA
Jun 19: The Haven – Orlando, FL

1349 (Official)’s “CHAOS RAIDS NORTH AMERICA 2015” Tour – with Necrophagia (official) and Vattnet Viskar – begins May 30th! Click the link below for the current list of tour dates.

Posted by 1349 (Official) on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Self Spiller Re-Releasing Worms In The Keys On Vinyl On May 5th

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Experimental metallers Self Spiller will reissue their full length album Worms In the Keys on vinyl on May 5, 2015 via Varia Records. Limited to 300 hand-numbered copies worldwide, each copy will be unique and come with handmade artifacts. No two copies will be alike.

The band is led by Agalloch bassist Jason Walton and features a vast range of musicians participating on this release:

Jason Walton (Agalloch, Sculptured, Celestiial)
Don Anderson (Agalloch, Sculptured)
Nick Loiacano (Climb To Zalem, El Rey)
Rob Kleiner (Tub Ring, Super 8 Bit Brothers)
Yamo (Patisserie)
Kuro (Patisserie)
Marius Sjoli(Formloff, Hollow Branches, Blekspetl)
Svein Egil Hatlevik (Fleurety, Dodheimsgard, Zweizz)
Robert Osgood (Hollow Branches)
Food Fortunata (Sockeye, Fossil Fuel)
Andy Winter (Winds, Age Of Silence)
Mirai Kawashima (Sigh, Necrophagia)
Dr. Mikannibal (Sigh)
Bernt Karsten Sannerud (Formloff)
Brock Bousfield (Nero’s Day At Disneyland, Strip Mall Seizures)

Worms In The Keys Track Listing:
01: The Event
02: Folds Of Skin To Lay
03: Like Three Asps
04: Therefore I Worship
05: Rot On Root
06: I Spit In The Stomach Of Zombies
07: Skite
08: Strong But Damaged

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