"In mirrors digged up from the earth I see myself / Lambent upon my childhood fields in wounds" (Inmost Nigredo)
Fan homage to one of the best dark rock bands ever: In Solitude.
As well as to related creative manifestations: No Future, Reveal, Invidious...and beyond.

Thursday, 7 October 2021

Concrete Winds perforate skulls with "Noise Trepanation"

Concrete Winds 2021
The painful yet satisfactory moment of musical brutality many of us have been waiting for today has finally cum: Concrete Winds have premiered a song from their upcoming album, and it couldn't get nastier. Fittingly titled "Noise Treapanation", this merciless piece of hostility leaves its listeners no time to catch their breathe, or to even realize what is going on, before taking over and inflicting demage on the ears and minds which submit themselves to the lethal sonic assault.

The band premiered the song alongside a brief interview on Invisible Orange.

"We are never actively concerned about making songs either stand out or stick in the head, mainly the objective is one of ear canal destruction, discomfort and to aggravate the listener. If this is the result however of course it is welcome. Even more if it leaves the consumer with a bitter aftertaste and claustrophobic disgust., the band commented on the song premiered today.

Which is indeed the experience after blasting "Noise Trepanation": an excruciating, vicious musical drill forcing its way into the ears of the listeners, who have no choice other then hearing it perforating their brains in a moment of eruptive harshness.

There is no doubt, Concrete Winds are the equivalent of hammers and knives to the ears, and that is exactly what their listeners are masochistically asking for.

"Nerve Butcherer" will be out on Sepulchral Voice Records on November 26th, 2021: meanwhile, stream "Noise Trepanation" below and let it penetrate the deepest corners of your skull!

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

(Un)bracing up for Reveal! 's "Doppelherz": hints from interviews // out on December 10th!

Exciting news for all of us appreciators of Reveal!'s lunacy: their new album, "Doppelherz" is about to be unleashed into this World on December 10th, 2021! It will once again of course be released in conspiration with Sepulchral Voice Records, who introduced the new RVL! creature earlier today with some very intriguing words:

"Ever surprising, ever seemingly in turmoil, Uppsala’s Reveal! have built a shockingly defiant canon of musick over the past decade under this moniker. Keenly note musick: while undoubtedly rooted in metal, these four mavericks have been predictably unpredictable in just how far they’ll push their sound. Their 𝑡𝒐𝒄𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒏𝒆 𝒐𝒇 π‘¬π’šπ’†π’” 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑻𝒆𝒆𝒕𝒉 full-length debut in 2011 might’ve been bent and broken as far as extreme metal goes, but the follow-up π‘­π’π’šπ’”π’•π’“π’Šπ’‘π’” in 2016 began setting Reveal! away from the pack. And like true lone wolves, three years later did π‘Ίπ’„π’Šπ’”π’”π’π’“π’ˆπ’π’… finally separate the wheat from chaff. A modern classic that confused and cajoled in equal measure, π‘Ίπ’„π’Šπ’”π’”π’π’“π’ˆπ’π’… set forth a spectrum of sounds which had no precedent. Thirsty and miserable but with beautiful bloodshot eyes, the Reveal! of π‘Ίπ’„π’Šπ’”π’”π’π’“π’ˆπ’π’… sonically/spiritually nodded to noise-rock of yesteryear – be it The Birthday Party and other ‘80s Australian contemporaries on to the “pigfuck” movement of Big Black, Scratch Acid, Killdozer, and early Pussy Galore – but filtered it through a brittle lens of ancient death metal and first-wave black metal…and yet, it sounded nothing like that at all. LUNATIC ROCK? Maybe. And predictably, Reveal! return with another unpredictable record which asks yet more questions and gives no easy answers: 𝑫𝒐𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒍𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒛. Indeed, 𝑫𝒐𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒍𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒛 is NOT “easy” – in fact, it’s arguably more challenging than π‘Ίπ’„π’Šπ’”π’”π’π’“π’ˆπ’π’… – but through some strange sort of magick known only to them, Reveal! here have become more…cinematic? Epic? More “listenably unlistenable”? Truly. But, only half the truth, because the band’s truth could be lies, and lies always entice… 𝑫𝒐𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒍𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒛 is lunatic, and it rocks. It IS epic, and it IS cinematic. It’s also more melodic, more wounded, more wasted, more desperate, and also more accomplished and “cleaner” – only VERY relatively speaking, for this is grade-A DIRT we’re still talking about – and more professional/“professional” and even kinda more heavy metal…in the wildest, weirdest way possible. Or, it all just sounds like Reveal! No other outfit dances as dangerously on the thin line between genius and madness as these insane Swedes, and 𝑫𝒐𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒍𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒛 is poignant proof."

...Oh, indeed the line gets thinner every album they release, right...
Our eyes intinctively pause on the words LUNATIC - CINEMATIC - EPIC. Curious combination. And this description is indeed teasing us to the point of torture right now, especially thinking back of what Spine and Crakk of RVL! told us in our recent interview about the new album: the words "It's a fucking new masterpiece album" and "the best thing you're going to hear in probably the rest of your life", just to mention a couple of clues they gave us about "Doppelherz", are now buzzing in our minds like a giant fly that just gets bigger every time you look at it...and so does our anticipation for "Doppelherz", indeed.

Then, considering that Crakk mentioned how the cover artwork could accurately represents the new album to someone who has no clue of how it sounds, taking a look at it now... adds to what he said a whole new level of meaning...

(Can't rule out that is going to be also our face when we finally listen to "Doppelherz" and swallow it all like a massive psychoactive musical pill. )
So, what else do we know so far about this new creature that is about to roam freely in a few months?
Well, we have heard thus far one song taken from the album: the single "Some Marionettes, Some Kites (A Few Knives)" has been out since July, and we know that according to Spine, the song has been chosen as first single, aside from the brilliant title, because out of all the rest it is "most normal thing" that's going on there. (Putting the 7" on...spinning it again...alright, the most normal thing. Good, very good. The rest might just be pure insanity at this point, excellent.)

We also know that Affe of Obnoxious Youth co-produced it, and he told us that "adding Viktor from Dictator Ship on drums took things to a whole new level" and defined the new album as "an absolute masterpiece".

And all three of them have confirmed that we can expect "Doppelherz" to be, production-wise, the "cleanest" sounding Reveal! album to date, particularly because of many details they added which they didn't want to get lost in the recording. So, they "felt it was necessary to do a clean record", however they also told us that they love gritty recordings. So, clean, but still a Reveal! kind of clean.

The recording of Reveal!'s fourth full-length took place at The Dustward Studio, with Stefan BrΓ€ndstrΓΆm, who "knew that studio very well and totally got what we wanted to do. Which I think it's not that common, so I think you should be happy,if someone gets it", told us Crakk. "I think he got inspired, and we got inspired by that, so a spiral upwards", said Spine.

Another fact about "Doppelherz" that we are aware of is that this time, all the music has been written by Spine alone: "the recent album is like Lukas' solitary", told us Crakk; and Spine added "this time I spent lonely time in my house and just wrote all the stuff".

Sepulchral Voice Records has announced that there will soon be a song premiere and further info.
Putting together clues and bits of details here and there is certainly making it sound as we are going to meet another captivating, surprising and eccentric creature spawned from Reveal!'s creativity and uniqueness.
And now that all this foreplay got our ears properly juicy and thirsty, we couldn't be more eager to hear it. Ready when you are, "Doppelherz".

Meanwhile you can make sure to read our full interview with Spine and Crakk of Reveal! HERE
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Friday, 17 September 2021

Concrete Winds' New Album "Nerve Butcherer" Out In November 2021 On Sepulchral Voice Records

Gruesome news coming forth from aggressive noise tormentors Concrete Winds: their new album, very promisingly titled "Nerve Butcherer", will be out on Sepulchral Voice Records on November 26th, 2021!

The label introduces the release stating that:

 "After ‘Primitive Force’ from 2019, CONCRETE WINDS will deliver their 2nd full length album - fittingly entitled `Nerve Butcherer´ - on November 26th, 2021. 
The content is hard to believe yet even harder to describe as words might simply fail regarding this vile eruption of utmost hatred. The record precisely continues where its predecessor left the listener shocked and terrified. 
Repulsion on 78rpm, Morbid Angel hunting in bloodlust, Terrorizer infected with rabies or Funeral Mist’s most dreadful moments may be even understatements for this (surely) god-damned cacophony.
 CONCRETE WINDS don’t want to please anybody, nor want they to be accepted. Their intent is to spread disgust and confusion, their tongue is that of perversion, abhorrence and wrath.
 Ever witnessed a biblical plague of locusts? Well, dare to listen to `Nerve Butcherer´ and you might find the sonic equivalent. Slaughterhouse atmosphere and total destruction meets even nastier moments to bang your head.
 Some folks might say it can’t get more terrible after `Primitive Force´, but watch out for `Nerve Butcherer´…
 as this is truly damn fucking mentally disordered!!!"

Concrete Winds' second album has been recorded and mixed by Stefan BrΓ€ndstrΓΆm at the Dustward Studio; mastered by Phil Kusabs.

The terrific tracklist announces nothing but brutality:

1. Nerve Butcherer [2:25]
2. Chromium Jaws [3:07]
3. Demonic Truculence [1:57]
4. Industrial Mutilation [2:46]
5. Noise Trepanation [2:18]
6. Intravenous Doctrine [1:59]
7. Flaying Internecine [2:54]
8. Paroxystic Flagellator [2:01]
9. Dissolvent Baptism [4:48]
10. Astomatous Vomiting [2:44]

At this point we can only wait for the first song premiere and further info about the pre-orders, while getting our ears ready to be violated by the almighty NERVE BUTCHERER !