Thursday, September 28, 2017 0 Engineers

The Inquisition: 090.Nevborn

1. How did you came up with the name of the band?

The name of the band is older than the actual line-up. Nevborn actually started more than 10 years ago and the band had a lot of different members before the first album. The sound of Nevborn never ceased to change and evolve. At the same time, the name is a contraction from newborn and never born as the reflect of Nevborn’s journey.

2. Do you have a standard procedure of creating a song? Do you just jam around or is there a main riff and the track is build up on it?

It normally starts when someone shows a draft to the others and we start jamming different riffs around it. We try to enhance different parts of the song and when we are happy with the skeleton, we add some breaks to give punch and dimension to the track.

3. How this collaboration with Loïc of The Ocean on the new EP  came up?

The idea of the song was to create a discussion between father and son. We we just reached Loïc and asked him if he wanted to be part of this concept EP.He accepted and we were able to blend his amazing voice with Matthieu’s melodies !

4. What are your influences and what kind of music do you hear when you are at home?

Our influences are quite broad. We want our music to be a mix of all the style we individually like and that’s why we have difficulty to put ourselves into a specific music style.

5. Which is the one album you can't live without?

Matthieu: Perdition City - Ulver
Alan: Polaris - Tesseract
Brice: From Parts Unknown - Every Time I Die
Mathieu: Precambrian - The Ocean
Nicolas: Vertikal - Cult Of Luna

6. What's the first record you've ever bought?

Matthieu: Take a Look In The Mirror - Korn
Alan: Vol. 3 The Subliminal Verses - Slipknot
Brice: System of a Down - System of a Down
Mathieu: Smells Like Them Spirit - Nirvana
Nicolas: 220km/h in the Wrong Lane - T.a.t.u

7. Name a band that you would like to share the stage or tour with?

That is a tough question.. We would like to play with a lot of bands. For exemple Arcane Roots, Ulver, Cult of Luna, Toska, The Ocean just to name a few...

8. Did the internet and specially the blogs helped to spread your music around the world? Name a place (country) that you were surprised to know your music has reached to?

It is the magic from our generation of musicians ! The internet allows a lot of young bands to project their music abroad. Without this tool, it was a lot more difficult in the past for people to reach a certain level of recognition. To answer the question, I’d say that the internet and blogs really helps to promote bands and give them more ‘’views’’ and ‘’followers’’. Fans can also easily discover more music form the same genre and develop their own criticism and musical tastes. None of us thought that our next vinyl would be available in Japan…

9. Do you support the idea of bandcamp where fans can decide the price or services like Spotify?

We really appreciate bandcamp. The online platform managed to bring the public closer to the artist. We also have our songs on Spotify and other music streaming platforms and it generates no income but at least we gain some views.

10. Where do you see yourselves in 10 years?

In 10 years, we’ll be all mid-30s… It is really difficult to think of the future of the band, especially if the Nevborn’s ‘’curse’’ strikes again… We hope we’ll be recording some new tunes or in the middle of a European tour. We hope to reach these new goals, but 10 years is a long way to go...

11. Is the artwork of an album important nowadays in the digital era?

Absolutely ! This is the thing that makes an album interesting. That’s why we try to always associate the concept of the music to the artwork. The goal is to create something that we are happy to show to our listeners. We want the people that buy our albums to see the package as a precious object more than a common CD.

12. What is you favorite album cover?

Matthieu: Challenger - Knut

Alan: In Waves - Trivium

Brice: New Junk Aesthetic - Every Time I Die

Mathieu: S/T - Closet Disco Queen

Nicolas: Vertikal - Cult Of Luna

13. It seems that a lot of people are turning on vinyl again. Why do you think that is and which is your preferable media format?

You cannot illegally download a vinyl because behind the music lies a philosophy and an art that is not convertible to be sent on ‘’the pirate bay’’. The object is even more important that just the music itself.

14. What's the most vivid story or moment as a band?

When we played for the first time at the ‘’Rockaltitude festival’’ at Le Locle in Switzerland. When had the pleasure to play amongst some big names in the music industry and we had a blast !

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017 0 Engineers

Compilation: Various Artists - #FuerzaMéxico

Band: Various Artists
Album: #FuerzaMéxico
Label: Run Golden Boys
Year: 2017

01. 2nd Cockpit - 8
02. Anathéme - Baisers De Glasgow
03. Argovia - Waves
04. Arms And Sleepers - Time Will Tell
05. Baikonur - Auguri
06. Cegvera - Refractive Errors
07. Codices - Illuminate
08. Endless - Solve Et Coagula
09. Ikiatari - Gatatttack!
10. Jean Loup - Gran Keet
11. Joliette - Henry Coyote
12. Kokomo - Monochrome Noise Love
13. Lisboa Bear - Jupiter
14. Lost In Kiev - Insomnia
15. Meniscus - Overhag
16. Mi Triste Bisonte - Overly
17. Nordic Giants - Together
18. Pray for Sound - Monophonic
19. Ranges - The Ascensionist
20. Run Golden Boys - Aurum
21. Set And Setting - Ephemerality
22. Spurv - Mellom Broen Og Elven
23. Sunset Images - Roads
24. Takami Nakamoto - La Ciudad
25. The Chapel Of Exquises Ardent Pears - L'Eloge De La Folie 04:53
26. This Patch Of Sky - And So They Watched As The Years Passed Us By
27. Tourettes - Neblina
28. Vinnum Sabbathi - Gravity Works
29. Viva Belgrado - Por La Mañana, Temprano
30. Vyctoria - Ahora Veo Más Claro
31. We Lost The Sea - A Gallant Gentleman
32. Yo Triceratop - El Capitán
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A couple of days ago, Mexico City was struck by an earthquake which destroyed a lot of houses and, sadly, ended several lives.

We want to ask for your help now.

We are putting with a lot of song of good friends, and the proceeds will be used to buy food and basic supplies for the people who lost everything.

How can you help? 

Acquiring this playlist set in "name your price".

Furthermore, the art of this playlist will be released as a print, and the proceeds will be used to buy more food and basic supplies. The art was made by Johna R.

Thanks for your time and support. #FuerzaMéxico - Run Golden Boys
Monday, September 25, 2017 0 Engineers

Video: Amenra - Children Of The Eye

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Streaming: Ranges - The Ascensionist

Band: Ranges
Album: The Ascensionist
Label: A Thousand Arms, dunk! records
Year: 2017

01. The Wanderer
02. Seven Sisters
03. The Ascensionist
04. Called Not To A New Religion, But To Life
05. The Greater Lights
06. The Lesser Lights
07. Seven Veils
08. In The Arms Of Kings And Gods
09. Babylon The Great (Part I)
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Ranges is an instrumental post-rock band from Bozeman, Montana. The five-piece brings a captivatingly succinct approach to a musical genre focused on the exploration of time and expanse while still staying true to the founding elements of the genre. Driven by deep concept and storyline, every note and climax is molded to a narrative that pushes the band and the listener to explore deeper compartments of their being both sonically and spiritually. Founded in 2013, Ranges has been writing and releasing music relentlessly to further grow as musicians and as humans. 

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Friday, September 22, 2017 0 Engineers

Recommendation: Upcdownc - I, Awake

Band: Upcdownc
Album: I, Awake
Label: Self Released
Year: 2017

01. Am I Awake? Part 1
02. Am I Awake? Part 2
03. Am I Awake? Part 3
04. Am I Awake? Part 4
05. Awake Part 1
06. Awake Part 2
07. Awake Part 3
08. Awake Part 4
09. Adrift Part 1
10. Adrift Part 2
11. Adrift Part 3
12. Adrift Part 4
13. Looming Part 1
14. Looming Part 2
15. Foreboding Part 1
16. Foreboding Part 2
17. Black Dracula
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‘I, Awake’ is the new album from progressive, sludge, horror synth outfit Upcdownc. Following 17 years of producing constant heavy, instrumental, fuzzy noise this will be the band’s first album as a 3 piece. The concept behind the music and artwork is based on the idea of sleep, dreams, nightmares and fears coupled with extreme anxiety and night terrors. ‘I, Awake’ explores the transitions between sleep and waking life.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017 0 Engineers

Video: Io Echo - Harm

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 0 Engineers

Recommendation: Wyatt E. - Exile To Beyn Neharot

Band: Wyatt E.
Album: Exile To Beyn Neharot
Label: Self Released
Year: 2017

01. Nebuchadnezzar II
02. Ode To Ishtar
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Imagine yourself listening to post-metal  / doom in the desert. That's what Wyatt E. managed to create. A combination of instrumental post-metal with elements of doom, drone and oriental.


Saturday, September 16, 2017 0 Engineers

Video: Collapse Under The Empire - Dark Water

Sunday, September 10, 2017 0 Engineers

Album: If Anything Happens To The Cat - Mångata

Band: If Anything Happens To The Cat
Album: Mångata
Label: Self Released
Year: 2017

01. Lakesides, Endless
02. Raven Steals The Light
03. Echo Park
04. Beijing Fury
05. Five Lion Mountain
06. Out And Into the Vast
07. Seren

Mångata is Swedish for the road-like projection of the moon in the water. Mångata is also the name of our second album. The album is loosely based around the concept of water. Each song harks back to an experience or story revolving around bodies of water. Stylistically we took a different approach than on our first album ‘Sun Drunk Moon’ focusing more on beefing up our sound, producing a more technical yet more melodically layered record.

Mångata contains 44 minutes of new music, spread over 7 songs. The album was recorded at Much Luv studio during the hottest days of summer 2016 with help of producer/engineer Tim De Gieter and was mastered by Swedish producer and Cult of Luna-drummer Magnus Lindberg at Redmount Studios. - IAHTTC

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Thursday, September 07, 2017 0 Engineers

Video: Architects - Doomsday

Tuesday, September 05, 2017 0 Engineers

Video: Brutus - Horde II

Friday, September 01, 2017 0 Engineers

Recommendation: Rosetta - Utopioid

Band: Rosetta
Album: Utopioid
Label: Self Released
Year: 2017

01. Amnion
02. Intrapartum
03. Neophyte Visionary
04. King Ivory Tower
05. 54543
06. Détente
07. Hypnagogic
08. Qohelet
09. Intramortem

Rosetta's sixth full-length album, and third major independent self-release. 

Since 2003. Fully independent since 2013. Still finding the intersection of heavy and beautiful. 

No more words needed. Throw some bucks if you are able to!

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