Monday, December 11, 2017 0 Engineers

Recommendation: Stereocilia - Hive Mind

Band: Stereocilia
Album: Hive Mind
Label: Drone Rock Records
Year: 2017

01. The Water Has No Darkness
02. Static
03. Aurora Borealis
04. Another Sleepless Dream
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'Hive Mind' is the 3rd full length album from Stereocilia, and heaviest to date. This 4 track album spanning over 40 minutes takes you on a journey exploring the boundaries of drone and psych. ‘Hive Mind’ also sees Stereocilia collaborating with another musician for the first time, with a guest appearance from Thought Forms drummer, Guy Metcalfe. Guy brings his unique drumming style to the 20+ minute sonic exploration, ‘Another Sleepless Dream’ and adds a new dimension to ever evolving project that is Stereocilia.

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Sunday, December 10, 2017 0 Engineers

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Thursday, December 07, 2017 0 Engineers

Recommendation: Jack Maniak - Code 403

Band: Jack Maniak
Album: Code 403
Label: JST Records
Year: 2017

01. Stripe Is Back
02. No Fate
03. Code 403
04. Final Departure
05. Tribal Mob
06. The Guardian
07. Space Invaders
08. Dangerous Night
09. Sky Demons
10. Glory
Streaming / Buy

Jack Maniak is a new one-man project created in 2016 by French musician Jean-Philippe. Living in Paris and also playing in a number of bands, Jean-Philippe felt the need to delve deeper in the electronic music sounds. Born in the 70’s and having experienced the 80’s as a teenager his love of that era didn’t take long to manifest in his music giving birth to his synthwave alter ego, Jack Maniak.

For a melodist, exploring this genre is a great opportunity and for Jean-Philippe the idea of writing music inspired by the 80’s but with a modern approach and twist soon turned out to be irresistible. Combining melodic synth leads, hard-rock/heavy rhythm guitars, guitar solos (when needed), big distorted basslines and groovy drum/bass patterns Jack Maniak debuts on JST with “Code 403”.

Filled with hidden references to the decade Jack Maniak grew up into (“Stripe Is Back” – Gremlins, “No Fate” – Terminator 2 and so on) “Code 403” is the story of a human teenager with special abilities who is called to face an alien invasion. Will he emerge victorious? 

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Monday, December 04, 2017 0 Engineers

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Sunday, December 03, 2017 0 Engineers

Album: Necrodancer - Void

Band: Necrodancer
Album: Void
Label: Throatruiner Records
Year: 2017

01. The Necrodancer
02. The Seizure
03. The Hunter
04. The Turning
05. The Crusade
06. The Divide
07. The Inquisition
08. The Calling
09. The Trial
10. The Battlefield
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Franco-belgian squad Necrodancer doesn't waste time with warning shots and directly introduce themselves to the world with "Void", their debut album. Formed in 2016 between Paris and Liège by members hailing from various corners of the heavy music realm (Verdun, Daggers, Death Mercedes, Radio Maquis…) the band establishes with "Void" an already personal, hard-to pin sound. Drawing as much from swampy noise rock as from the punkier edge of later-era Darkthrone, these self-proclaimed funeral grungers are as comfortable with surprisingly catchy melodic hooks as with remorseless crust assaults. Recorded and mixed by Amaury Sauvé (Birds In Row, Plebeian Grandstand, Death Engine) then mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Okkultokrati, Nails, Full Of Hell) for maximum damages, Necrodancer's firepower will be hard to ignore.

Buy Throatruiner Records (EU) | Lost Pilgrims Records (EU) | Deathwish Inc. (US)
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 0 Engineers

Recommendation: Përl - Luminance

Band: Përl
Album: Luminance
Label: Apathia Records
Year: 2017

01. Himalaya (Deval, Part. 1)
02. Ka
03. Séléné
04. L'homme à l'éléphant blanc (feat. F. Berardo)
05. Jhomo Langma (Deval, Part. 2)
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Përl is a post-metal band from France which  juggles with the feelings and invites you to an internal journey where confusion, violence, pondering and poetry mix.

Their latest release "Luminance" slipped under the radar of lots of post-metal fans, which is really a shame, because it's an amazing album from start to finish! Do not let the language barrier prevent you from hearing this masterpiece!

Once under spotlights, the trio delivers its music with energy and retained fury. Be prepared to rediscover catharsis in a concert of metal...

For fans of Obscure Sphinx, Eths.

Saturday, November 25, 2017 0 Engineers

Recommendation: We All Die! What A Circus! - Somnium Effugium

Band: We All Die! What A Circus!
Album: Somnium Effugium
Label: Self Released
Year: 2017

01. Somnium I
02. Effugium I
03. Effugium II
04. Somnium II
05. Effugium III
06. Effugium IV
07. Somnium III

We All Die! What A Circus! is an one man post-rock band from Portugal and has returned with a haunting album!

"A metaphysical shelter from corporate society. An ascetic journey towards death but celebrating life itself."

Somnium Effugium recorded between March and September, 2017. The album is about the dream of escaping ("Somnium") and the escape itself ("Effugium"). In this world of borders and ruins, both on the inside and the outside, the need to escape is inevitable.


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