A few weeks after its official release on CD and digital on the main legal platforms (iTunes, Deezer, Spotify, Amazon..), “Dark & rusty”, the brand new record by French folk/rock outfit Undobar is now also available on vinyl format through its own webstore. To celebrate this release, the band just put the album for entire streaming on Bandcamp.
If Undobar look like a quiet low folk/blues/rock band, you’ll be amazed cause these two musicians from the French bands Wine and Cross Damage, will play with the codes and do not hesitate to distill in their compositions and arrangements , a decidedly rock energy. In terms of influence alongside Johnny Cash closely Clutch or Queens of the Stone Age. With two guitars only and some drums, this two-piece band draws the portrait of an America haunted by its own ghosts, between folk, pop, rock, blues and grunge, in a French mood.
For fans of Alice In Chains, Clutch, Johnny Cash, Kyuss,…
A few weeks after unveiling a first audio extract with the song “Tainted impression”, French metallers from Besançon Khynn just unleashed a lyrics music video illustrating the single “Persona” and extracted from their brand new full-length album “Supersymmetry” expected for the coming next months.
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At the beginning, Fab (Guitar, Vox), Max (Drums) and Sam (Guitar) decided to create Khynn in 2004. Soon after they were joined by Nel (Synths) & Joker (Bass) and in 2007, the band, based in Besançon (France), released a 7-tracks demo called “Breakin’ the Fury”. With influences from Metallica to Children of Bodom, Khynn delivers a heavy trash melodic debut record, allying power and emotion. A blast of energy serving a limitless spirit.
Then, some changes occured in the original line-up : Sam replaced Fab as a singer, Joker was replaced by Guillaume and then by Rémi as new bass player. Nel leaved the band too but was not replaced, Khynn using samples instead of synth, further broadening its musical universe.
In 2011, Khynn released “Any fear calms down” and introspective, epic but effective effort with some progressive rock parts and a varied scope of influences going from Scandinavian to American metal.
takes us to a journey between light and shades, from the sweet side to the bitter side.”
A few days after unveiling an astonishing music video for the song “Bête noire”, the time has come for The Prestige (French alternative hardcore from Paris) to unleash its brand new full-length album “Amer”, available from now on CD/LP/Digital and tape through Enjoyment Records (UK), Basement Apes (FR), Imminence Records (US), Dingleberry records and distribution (GER), BAD MOOD RECORDS (Switzerland) or the band own imprint Nature Morte.
Tons of gigs will follow in the coming weeks but in the meantime, the band has spread “Amer” online for entire streaming.
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Born around 2009, The Prestige, hi-energy quartet from Paris, plays a mix between (post) chaotic hardcore, intense punk, metal and rock under constant injection of adrenaline.A few months later, the band released its debut recordings with a DIY EP called “A series of catastrophes and consequences”. Then, after some great live performances, The Prestige began to work on its first full-length record : “Black mouths” finally in 2012 through Basement Apes Industries, Brain Ache, Enjoyment Records & Tangled Talk..
In 2014, the band recorded their second album in order to unleash its new musical creature in 2015…..
For fans of Converge, Every Time I Die, The Ghost Of A Thousand, Norma Jean, Touché Amoré, The Carrier….
A few months after an official limited-release, debut self-titled EP by Swiss progressive-metal entity Derivate will be repress very soon in order to be massively available everywhere through the almighty Black Bear Agency (Promethee) for CD and Digital. In the meantime, this EP produced by Nicolas Haerri and the band itself at Ignition Production (Switzerland) and then mastered by Jens Bogren (Amon Amarth, Opeth, Katatonia) is available from now for full streaming on SoundCloud.
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After five years of a musical journey populated with hundreds of live shows, Geneva based musicians Jeremy Davis, Alain Chiesa, Théodore Davis et Nouchine Etemad redefine themselves through a new band called DERIVATE. With maturity, an artist often goes back to a less is more approach and simplicity. That is exactly what DERIVATE is aiming at with this new EP. Focusing on catchy vocal lines, guitar driven melodies, and infectious bass and drum grooves, the band takes a rock approach mixed with metal aggression. This new EP is the empirical part of a reflection about art and musical composition specifically.
The approach is new and unique as it encompasses harmony but seek its roots in conceptual composition. Two methods that are often opposed. To compose the five movement of this EP, Nouchine Etemad used a special method that consists in the creation of a first riff serving as a musical introduction or a symbolic opening to the musical piece. Then, the composer listens back to this first riff and lets his mind guide him into the next part of the song. It may lead to a melodic atmosphere, a modulation, a rhythmic signature or a sudden dynamic breakup. Soon enough the next part will impose itself to the composer. Thus, the backbone of the song is born without ever repeating itself.
The result is a 30 min EP oscillating between “opethish” rock grooves and modern metal assault where double kick patterns and edgy saturated guitars hit you right in the chest.
For fans of Baroness, Mastodon, Opeth, The Ocean..
As previously announced a few weeks ago, Jakob has broken the silence with a brand new album and a UK/European tour.
It took about 8 years but last fall, the awesome ambient/post-rock band from New-Zealand has released its new full-length album, called “Sines” through the almighty The Mylene Sheath (Caspian, Gifts from Enola, Heiress, Junius, Minot, Pelican…). Eight years after an explorative post-rock storm (the acclaimed “Solace”) that saw them tour the world, JAKOB are back.
In an emerging swell, this new album is a bold and splendorous return to the world stage after an extended pause.
As on their previous records, “Sines” is itself a force of nature, built upon lush, epic layers and deft movement; a journey that spits with menace and relapses into beauty, much soundscape as rock-show — an echo of the expansive surroundings of the band’s native Hawke’s Bay, personifying rough seas and sweeping landscapes.
Each element in the vigorous trio that comprises JAKOB is as essential to the wall-of-sound as its counterparts — Jeff Boyle’s lush and commanding guitar work spirals delicately before a wide explosion, the bass of Maurice Beckett growls and pulses like an electrical current, and the powerful surge of Jason Johnston’s drumming cascades between thunderous treatment, precise, driving beats and eerie silences.
The long-awaited follow-up to 2006’s “Solace” has been equally as frustrating for the band, with multiple injuries impeding their progress and forcing the cancellation of a massive European tour in 2013. Injury and delay now a distant memory, Jakob is currently on tour in Uk & Europe in order to spread its brand new music on stage.
After several months of work and three years after “The burden of absence”, Swiss alternative/indie rock Garadh is proud to present its newborn : a third full-length effort called “Need a change”, produced by Stephane Chapelle & Laurent Volanthen @ the Kitchen Studio in Geneva (Disagony, The Black Widow’s Project…) and self-released by the band itself.
So after a successfully crowdfunding campaign through wemakeit, the album is available right now for CD and Digital on the main legal platforms. In other news, the band is currently working on a new music video coming out soon and in the meantime just unveiled the first single extracted from the album : “Every single day”.
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Founded in 2004 by the Hay brotherhood (François, Edward and Matthieu), Garadh became a “real” band with the arrival of Yves Mabillard (guitar/bass) as fourth member. A few months later, they released a first recording as an 8-tracks demo (2005) with the aim to play a bunch of gigs. After some remarkable live appearances, Garadh signed with the Swiss label Blacksmithmusic in 2007 and unveiled its debut full-length album “Ascent” one year later.
In January 2012, the band released its second album, called “The burden of absence” and produced in 2011 by Nicolas Haerri from the Black Bear Agency (Promethee). Alain Douches (Converge, Dillinger Escape Plan, Mastodon…) handled the mastering @ West West Side Music Studio in New York City, USA.
For the third full-length record, Garadh made the choice to work with Stéphane Chapelle & Laurent Volanthen from the Kitchen Studio in Geneva (Disagony, The Black Widow’s Project) and then to launch a crowdfunding campaign to raise the funds for this new effort. Called “Need a change”, this new one is released on spring 2015.
Emerging a few years ago from the local metal/rock scene and skate street culture, Parisian metal/southern-rock Churchill has just unveiled a first official music video for the single “Replay”, available right now on YouTube / by clicking on the artwork below. The song will feature the debut full-length album by the band, called “Ravage” and expected in the next weeks on Cd and digital formats.
This is about Rise… This is about musical hybridation. This is about a French three-piece entity mixing in the same original and “romantic” way post-metal, indie-pop, alternative black-metal.
A musical project including a real visual ambition with graphic design, some artworks (one for each song), and music videos in order to spread a personal vision of romantism between love, passion, violence, chaos and despair.
The band is currently working hard on its debut full-length album, called “Resilience”, produced in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) by Jochem Jacobs (ex-Textures) and expected on CD/digital in the coming next months. But in the meantime, Rise unveiled a few weeks ago a first audio/visual extract from its work with the cartoon music video of the song “About duality” available right now on YouTube and by clicking in the artwork below.
For fans of Deftones, Deafheaven, Muse or Devin Townsend…