Tuesday, August 31, 2010 1 Engineers

Album: Citizens Of The Empire - Citizens Of The Empire

Band: Citizens Of The Empire
Album: Citizens Of The Empire
Label: Self Released
Year: 2010

01. Insurrection Is Our Only Weapon Against The Machine Of Alienation
02. Through Obedience We Develop The Reflex Of Submission
03. Apathy And Resignation Are The Sources Of Our Misfortune
04. Power Is Not To Be Conquered, It Is To Be Destroyed
05. Our Struggle Is To Never Forget
06. Everything We Possess Will In Turn Possess Us
07. We Pay For Our Lives With Our Deaths
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We are all citizens of the empire.

While there is a lower class, we are in it.
While there is a criminal element, we are of it.
While there is a soul in prison, we are not free.

Insurrection is our only weapon against the machine of alienation.
Through obedience we develop the reflex of submission.
Apathy and resignation are the sources of our misfortune.
Power is not be conquered, it is to be destroyed.
Our struggle is to never forget.
Everything we possess will in turn possess us.

We pay for our lives with our deaths.

Monday, August 30, 2010 0 Engineers

Album: Constants - If Tomorrow The War

Band: Constants
Album: If Tomorrow The War
Label: Make My Day Records / Radar Recordings
Year: 2010

01. Your Daughter's Eyes
02. The Sun, The Earth
03. Maya Ruin
04. In Dreams
05. A Quiet Edifice
06. Spiders in White
07. Halloween In New Orleans
08. The Three Stigmata Of Palmer Eldritch

On Constants' new album, "If Tomorrow The War," these shoegazers turned indie-metal pioneers have further evolved their already genre-bending style and truly come into their own.

Produced by Jesu / Godflesh mastermind Justin K. Broadrick, basic tracks for the album were recorded at guitarist / vocalist Will Benoit's burgeoning Solar Powered recording studio (Radar Studios). There, Benoit—along with bassist Orion Wainer and drummer Rob Motes—has fine-tuned his band’s distinct energy and youthful ambition into a signature sound that is Constants and Constants alone.

The new record features guest appearances by Mike Hill (Tombs) and Andrew Neufeld (Comeback Kid, Sights & Sounds) and is the follow up Constants' 2009 critically acclaimed full-length "The Foundation, The Machine, The Ascension.”

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Sunday, August 29, 2010 1 Engineers

Album: Rökkurró - Í Annan Heim

Band: Rökkurró
Album: Í Annan Heim
Label: 12 Tónar
Year: 2010

01. Í Annan Heim
02. Sólin Mun Skína
03. Skuggamyndir
04. Við Fjarlægjumst
05. Augun Opnast
06. Sjónarspil
07. Fjall
08. Hugurinn Flögrar
09. Svanur
10. Undir Sama Himni

Rökkurró’s melancholic serenades are evocative of the cold and desolate landscapes of their distant homeland. Mesmerising tones and swooping strings projected against a bleak and solitary Nordic backdrop. And yet, unique warmth pervades Rökkurró’s music owed to the fragile and soothing voice of Hildur Kristín Stefánsdóttir.

Their debut Það Kólnar Í Kvöld (It’s Getting Colder Tonight) was released in 2007 in Iceland, Europe and Japan to great critical acclaim, followed by tour dates with iconic figures of the Icelandic music scene múm and celebrated neo-classical composer Ólafur Arnalds.

Three years on Rökkurró are releasing their sophomore album Í Annan Heim (In Another World) produced by Alex Somers, partner and music collaborator of Jónsi Þór Birgisson (Sigur Rós). Í Annan Heim is a collection of ten graceful compositions that showcase a darker, more expansive and mature sound, full of meticulously crafted melodies, complex arrangements and smooth sonic textures.

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Wednesday, August 25, 2010 2 Engineers

Album: Low Sky - Led Zeppelin House Show EP

Band: Low Sky
Album: Led Zeppelin House Show EP
Label: Headfirst Records
Year: 2010

01. Pigeon Handler
02. Streets of Gold
03. The Perilous Grey
04. Palace Flophouse
05. A Walking Sleep

Low Sky is a Sludge influenced Hardcore band from Greensboro, NC. Featuring members of Advent and Braveyoung.

Taken from their myspace:
"They are the Virtues, the Graces, the Beauties of the hurried mangled craziness of Monterey and the cosmic Monterey where men in fear and hunger destroy their stomachs in the fight to secure certain food, where men hungering for love destroy everything lovable about them. Mack and the boys are the Beauties, the Virtues, the Graces. In the world ruled by tigers with ulcers, rutted by strictured bulls, scavenged by blind jackals, Mack and the boys dine delicately with the tigers, fondle the frantic heifers, and wrap up the crumbs to feed the sea gulls of Cannery Row. What can it profit a man to gain the whole world and to come to his property with a gastric ulcer, a blown prostate and bifocals? Mack and the boys avoid the trap, walk around the poison, step over the noose while a generation of trapped, poisoned, and trussed-up men scream at them and call them no-goods, come-to-bad-ends, blots-on-the-town, thieves, rascals, bums. Our Father who art in nature, who has given the gift of survival to the coyote, the common brown rat, the English sparrow, the house fly and the moth, must have a great and overwhelming love for no-goods and blots-on-the-town and bums, and Mack and the boys. Virtues and graces and laziness and zest. Our Father who art in nature."

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Thursday, August 19, 2010 2 Engineers

Album: Tuber - S/t (EP)

Band: Tuber
Album: Tuber
Label: Self-released
Year: 2010

01. Sex And Depression
02. Lap Dance
03. The Fall Of The Wall
04. Attack From Mars

Tuber grew up in a sunny place, south of Greece, in an island called Crete. They were hiding from the sun, jamming in dark studios and playing their music in rock caves. As they moved north, sounds became lighter, since they started miss hot ground. Balance came as a result of smash, dark embraced light and improvisation turned into an effortless and instinctive process. Tuber moved their interest into new forms, founding themselves experimenting with compositions that combine mixed styles and sounds from different ground. Focus is now on rock aesthetic flirting with psychedelic atmosphere and a touch of romantic mood. At this time Tuber live in Serres, forming their feelings and thoughts into music and words, still learning how to leave with reality and reinventing it with love.

Sunday, August 15, 2010 1 Engineers

Album: Deep In Thought - Dreamscapes

Band: Deep In Thought
Album: Dreamscapes
Label: Self Released
Year: 2010

01. Aurora
02. Ignes Fatui
03. Remission
04. Revelations
05. Awakening Giant
06. Bastion Of Calm
07. Awash With Light

"Deep In Thought is a instrumental project started to express thoughts and feelings I can’t describe by words. Over the past years I wrote and recorded a lot of songs and evolved my style of music to somewhere between post-rock, progessive rock and metal. With the release of my first album Dreamscapes I want to share the result of this process." - Lucas Keller (Deep In Thought)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 2 Engineers

Album: Fornax Chemica - Chemical Furnace

Band: Fornax Chemica
Album: Chemical Furnace
Label: Universal Records
Year: 2010

01. Chemical Furnace
02. Seismic Charge
03. O.H.Kril
04. Accelerated Decrepitude

Three-piece psychedelic rock band, Fornax Chemica are embarking on a nation wide tour to launch their heralding debut album release ‘Chemical Furnace’.

Chemical Furnace was recorded in mid 2009 at RadioStar Studios in California and produced by the renowned, Sylvia Massy, (Tool, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Johnny Cash). Chemical Furnace was mastered at Golden Mastering by John Golden (Primus, Sonic Youth, The Melvins). The album has been released at May 2010 through Universal Records and will be available at Real Groovy, Jb-Hifi and other leading outlets.

Fornax Chemica have shared stages with Meshuggah, Cult of Luna, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Kerretta, Black Boned Angel and This City Sunrise.

Friday, August 06, 2010 0 Engineers

Video: Rinoa - Sol Winds

Thursday, August 05, 2010 1 Engineers

Video: Mountains Unfold - Pure In Pure

Sunday, August 01, 2010 2 Engineers

Album: Geneva - Sails On Suds

Band: Geneva
Album: Sails On Suds
Label: Trendkill Recordings
Year: 2010

01. And Dust My Sugar From The Fold
02. Drivin' Across The Sky
03. All In All
04. Echoes Wine
05. On My Own
06. Opposite/Attract 1
07. Opposite/Attract 2
08. Hope

There not many info about Geneva, except that they are a trio post-hardcore band from Valence / Lyon, France, due to their info is in french. If you can read french, here is more info about them.

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Video: Hell Pizza Interactive Movie Ad

OK, this post is not related to music in any way, but it was too good to let it go.
This is an interactive movie ad for franchised pizza restaurants called "Hell Pizza" in New Zealand. Yes... "HELL PIZZA" \m/
To post an ad is a little bit against the idea of this blog, but they done a great job to shoot this ad, and no I have never been there and this ad refers to people who live in New Zealand only. So no harm...

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