jueves, 20 de junio de 2019

KORZO



Nueva banda procedente de Santander, comenzando su andadura con este primer larga duración "Advancing in Circles". La banda lleva en activo desde 2016 y en su formación podemos encontrar a miembros de Crystal Moors o Hrizg entre otros, con lo cual no son unos recién llegados, pero si que es cierto que en mayor o menor medida se alejan un tanto de estilos y fórmulas de sus otros proyectos para ofrecer al oyente nueve temas que se mueven por terrenos del post-black metal. Sin lugar a dudas estamos ante una apuesta arriesgada pero en donde han salido del todo vencedores, logrando mantener la intensidad de principio a fin dentro de un álbum que combina a la perfección elementos de tintes más intimistas y melancólicos con toda la fuerza, rabia e intensidad del más visceral black metal. El álbum está disponible para su escucha en su página de bandcamp y en su facebook podemos estar al tanto de todas las novedades de este interesante proyecto.





2 × Vinyl, LP, Album 

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lunes, 17 de junio de 2019

PIKAATH´S DARK CHRONICLES



Pikaath pone en funcionamiento un nuevo proyecto, está vez una one man band de black metal, no podemos olvidar su pasado en la banda de black Gothmog o su presente en Cain´s Dinasty más próxima a sonidos power. En Pikaath's Dark Chronicles da rienda suelta a sus inquietudes en forma de un black metal oscuro, siniestro, con un componente de terror, casi que gótico, fruto de las historias de terror que contiene "Dark Chronicles" su primer EP de cinco temas en donde cada canción está inspirada en un personaje de terror. El EP ha sido editado en digital y en cassette por el sello Corpse Torture Records y está disponible para su escucha en su página de bandcamp, al mismo tiempo que en su página de facebook podemos estar al tanto de todas las noticias relacionas con este nuevo proyecto.





Vinyl, LP, Limited Edition

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viernes, 14 de junio de 2019

LA GÜESTIA


One man band  creada en torno a 2018 por Count Estruch, de se mismo año data la edición de su primer single "Donde el Muertó Mato al Vivo" y ese mismo año y como continuidad del mismo se editan los dos temas del EP "La Tierra donde Jamás se Pone el Sol", estos tres temas se encuentran recogidos en la reciente edición del split "Triumph ov Blasphemies" en donde también participan Deus Ater, Krieger y The Third Eye y en donde Count Estruch añade también una versión del tema "La noche de la luna llena" de Graveland. La propuesta se centra en un black metal oscuro, frío y primitivo, fiel a los orígenes del género, cantado en castellano y con un temática que gira en torno a la historia, mitos y leyendas de España. Un proyecto que mantiene un interesante actividad de la cual podemos estar enterados a través de su página de facebook, al mismo tiempo que no está de más pegarle una escucha a sus últimos lanzamientos en su bandcamp.






WHITE EDITION
This masterpiece contains four tracks filled with negativity and raw energy. The superior composition which always stay true to black metal despite their atmosphere enthrall and inspire you every time you listen to them. This is a milestone of the Dutch style!

Powerful, yet full of pain; furious, yet mourning; technically and atmospherically crafted, this album will immediately satisfy you. LASTER write enthralling songs in perfect balance between superior composition, a harsh mood and Black Metal, which they live to the fullest. A Masterpiece!

First 100 copies in white color, second 100 in transparent and 300 in black color.

Tracklist

1. Alles wat mij bevalt, ontvalt me 13:37
2. Tot de tocht ons verlicht 10:03
3. Ik - mijn masker 15:03
4. De verste verte is hier 6:05

Total: 44:50

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martes, 11 de junio de 2019

NACHTS


Origen: Alemania
Formados: 2008
Estilo: Black
Temática: ?
Enlaces: Bandcamp
Miembros: 
  • Wiedergaenger Bajo, batería, guitarra, teclados y voces
Discografía:
  • GeistesGegenwart EP 2009  
  • Invokation EP 2011  
  • Frau Brinkmann EP 2019
FRAU BRINKMANN (2019)
Los tres temas de este EP ponen fin a casi ocho años de silencio de este proyecto en activo desde 2008, bien es cierto que Wiedergaenger ha estado ocupado en mayor o menor medida con sus otras bandas, a saber Absolutum, Crudus, Total Negation, Vargnatt, Venus Meadow..., entre otras. Los tres temas que contiene este EP están inspirados en el relato corto "Kammann und Soddemann", publicado en el magazine "Abweg". Intentar definir el sonido de este trabajo como black metal se antoja del todo injusto, supongo que la experiencia conseguida en sus otros proyectos y el poder ejercer como único miembro de Nachts, posibilita que Wiedergaenger de rienda suelta a toda su creatividad en forma de un álbum de metal extremo en donde se funden diferentes y variadas influencias de otros géneros musicales y que sólo puede ser definido a grandes rasgos como black vanguardista. Elementos como el jazz y el metal progresivo tienen una importancia capital en este Ep, al mismo tiempo que se ven fusionadas con partes más metálicas y guitarras distorsionadas que surgen de la nada para completar la riqueza musical. Al mismo tiempo este trabajo rezuma una aura oscura y siniestra, sobre todo en un tema como "Brennende Schenkel" del cual emana un halo de enfermedad y locura. En el segundo tema "Köpfe aus Stein" hay una mayor presencia de guitarra y aunque no se abandonan los elementos vanguardistas y de fusión si que lo podemos encuadrar en una vertiente más metálica. Siendo "Kammann und Soddemann" el tema que cierra este trabajo, también el más extenso y que tal vez sea el más equilibrado entre ese tono de experimentación que acompaña al EP y el tono vanguardista del mismo. (8).


1. Brennende Schenkel
2. Köpfe aus Stein  
3. Kammann und Soddemann





Nachts ‎– Frau Brinkmann 5,99 €


Edition of 100 copies. 
The lyrical concept of "Frau Brinkmann" is based on the short story "Kammann und Soddemann", published in the german literature magazine "Abweg".

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sábado, 8 de junio de 2019

LANDVAETTR - INTERVIEW



1. Landvættr was born in 2018 as a one man band of black metal with ambiet influences, why do you decide to create the band for yourself and what is the name of Landvættr and why do you choose it?
The band was created out of an intrinsic need I have to make music, and as an outlet for my beliefs and ideals. There is no need to involve other musicians as the music was always meant to be 100% my own vision. The solitary nature of the music is also best captured when I am creating everything myself, without any external infleunce. “Landvættr” is an Old Norse word that means “land spirit”, a reference to my animistic beliefs and a fitting name for the pagan vision I have for the project. 

2. That same year he edits "Sylvan Shadows", his first demo of six songs, how was the process of composing and recording this demo?
The metal songs begin with writing guitar riffs and everything else comes afterward. Metal should always focus on riffs primarily, everything else is secondary. Vocals are always recorded last. Ambient songs are much more complex and the method of composing them can vary, although I always have a sense of the atmosphere and mood I want to capture prior to writing. 

3. And this same year comes the five tracks of the demo "Solstice Fire", apart from the certain compositional maturity between the two demos, what evolution can the listener appreciate?
Sylvan Shadows contains the first metal songs I ever wrote and recorded. With Solstice Fire, the Ildjarn infuence is basically gone and has been replaced with folk riffs and rhythms played in a metal style. I consider it to be a Folk Metal release, although that genre term is usually attributed to ale-chugging, jig-dancing Power Metal cliches made by atheists who think that “actually believing in Odin” is for children. Folk Metal should be reclaimed by those of us who actually honor Tradition. 

4. Its sound is nourished by influences of nineties bands that move between raw black metal and atmospheric, to name a few Burzum, Forefather, Mithothyn and Elffor (I do not know if you have knowledge of the latter), from their point of view, What bands have been an important influence for you in achieving the Landvættr sound?
Thank you, it is an honor to be compared to all of these bands (I am indeed an Elffor fan, especially the first two albums). I have many influences, the most important for this project being Burzum, Ildjarn, Hades, Isengard, Graveland, Bathory. 

5. A very important aspect when configuring the Landvættr sound is the importance you give to the acoustic section of your music to recreate a medieval, pagan or folk atmosphere as reflected in the theme that closes "Solstice Fire", "Moonshadowed" Journey "with more than fifteen minutes of duration, which contrasts deeply with other aspects of your music, especially in terms of voices, much more visceral and direct, how do you describe the sound of Landvættr? And where do you get the inspiration for these compositions?
Landvættr is my own vision of Pagan Black Metal. Metal, folk, and ambient are all forms of music that can be used to convey a similar atmosphere. Ambient elements have always been a part of black metal, from the very first Bathory album and it’s opening track (which should be considered a stand-alone song in it’s own right, not just an “intro”). The Folk music influence in black metal didn’t really begin until the second wave, but there are plenty of examples of it. These styles of music can cohesively mold together to create an ancient, earthen atmosphere that removes the listener from the civilized digital nihilism of the modern world. The inspiration for my music occurs naturally as it comes what I feel, think, and believe.  

6. Aspects like hatred, paganism, nature or loneliness are treated in your lyrics, at the same time that music also immerses us in them, why do you treat these themes in your music? And why are you moving away from more traditional ones in black like Satanism?
These themes are used in my music because I experience them on a daily basis, and are a part of who I am. My music is my own and simply reflects this. Satanism is completely meaningless to me, it is a product of Abrahamic monotheism and is irrelevant to a polytheist. Using weapons constructed by the enemy which only function within their terms and worldview is not how you fight against those who wish to destroy you. To oppose the poisonous cults that have plagued our world for over a thousand years, you simply need to be yourself – a pagan, which is everyone’s spiritual heritage. 

7. Is California a good place to create a black metal band with pagan tints today? How would you define the local scene of which you are a part?
California is not a good place to create a pagan black metal band, but I would have created this music regardless of where I live, since it comes from inside and not my surroundings. Like anywhere else on this planet where black metal is made, it’s mostly made up of fake misanthropes who use occult symbols on their album covers but are more concerned with getting drunk at shows than with cultivating any kind of real spirituality or ideology. I am not a part of any “scene” and have no desire to be. 

8. Who took care of the artwork on the cover of "Solstice Fire"? And how does it relate to the music of the demo?
The artwork is a painting by Johann Ludwig Lund from 1831 and depicts a sacrifice to Thor. Despite the rather Romanized style of the painting, it’s a fitting image, for obvious reasons. 

9. How were your beginnings in music: first concerts that you attend, first cds you buy, why do you decide to form a band like Landvættr and dedicate yourself to music?
I have been a fan of metal music for about 18 years. The first album I bought was Reign In Blood, and around the same time I discovered Iron Maiden and Morbid Angel. Black Metal was the first subgenre of metal that I became obsessed with, and today is the only subgenre of metal I actively follow (aside from Traditional Heavy Metal, which is just as great, yet has a smaller output of quality releases today). I never actually decided to become a musician, it happened by chance as a result of my love for music in general. 

10. Is there a chance that some day you will take Landvættr to offer a concert with the participation of other musicians?
Landvættr will never perform live. I have no desire to try and make others understand my vision, nor to perform my music to a bunch of drunks who have never listened to Master’s Hammer taking photos of themselves on their phones. Although I appreciate when people enjoy my music, I create music for myself and my own satisfaction, so I don’t see any reason to perform live since I rarely even attend concerts these days. I already have a highly satisfying way of presenting my music, and it is intended to be listened to in solitude, to take in the atmosphere and the message. Belgian legends Lugubrum once said “Concerts are for people who want to have a good time - which we hate”. I completely agree with that sentiment. 

11. For the edition of "Sylvan Shadows" you did it through the Metalstrom Recordings label, however for the second "Solstice Fire", you opted for self-publishing, why this change?
I always try to improve and take things to a new level when I’m working on new music. Since I pride myself on working entirely alone, Solstice Fire was the first profesional tape I released myself. Metalstrom is a great label and I was completely satisfied with the Sylvan Shadows tape, but releasing Solstice Fire myself was a personal goal. The music was written, recorded, and produced by me, and the tape was as well, so a part of my spirit was captured in the release. 

12. Although I suppose it will be still soon since the "Solstice Fire" edition is recent, are you already working on something new for the future? Are you satisfied with the repercussion achieved by the two demos?
The next demo ‘Winterking’s Lament’ is already partially written, and will be another lengthy release (most likely around the same runtime as Solstice Fire). The next demo will have a different atmosphere as I was highly inspired by bands like early Lugubrum, Manes (the demo era), Strid, early Forgotten Woods, etc. I plan to have the demo completed by the end of this year, but only time will tell. The band is still very new and has not received much attention, but I am proud of the music I’ve made on both demos, which is most important to me. 

13. Thank you very much for taking the time to Black Metal Spirit, if you want to add something for the followers of Landvættr , this is the place. I hope the questions are to your liking
Thank you to all those who support my music and to Black Metal Spirit for allowing me this opportunity, it is much appreciated. Reject modernity and embrace Tradition. 





Professionally printed and duplicated tape edition. Self-released by the band and limited to 99 copies.

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