Coming April 1st via Temporary Residence Ltd. is the full length debut from Inventions, which features Matthew Cooper of Eluvium and Mark T. Smith of Explosions In The Sky. This will be the first project out side of EITS for Smith and Cooper hasn’t been in a “band” for quite a while, so it’s a pretty special project that the two of them have put together here. The debut album will feature eight tracks and a teaser trailer can be seen below. READ MORE
I was recently turned onto Tides From Nebula, an instrumental post-rock group out of Poland. They are quickly gaining recognition for their beautiful, melancholic melodies and creative songwriting. Recently, they toured with Riverside, another fantastic Polish band, which gave me even more of a reason to check them out. I listened to their new album Eternal Movement and was floored by how fluid and epic their music is. Much like Russian Circles and Explosions In The Sky, the tracks are cinematic, often reaching glorious heights while at other times venturing into bleak darkness.
Because of this excitement in this band, I recently had an interview with guitarist Adam Waleszyński, which you can read below. You’ll get to delve a bit into the songwriting process, how the band gets their tones, what they’re currently listening to, and more. And when you finish, make sure to pick up a copy of Eternal Movement via iTunes. READ MORE
In an interview with MetalSucks, At The Gates and ex-The Haunted guitarist Anders Björler discussed the split between The Haunted and Peter Dolving as well as his own departure from the band as well as an upcoming solo project that, from his description, sounds pretty incredible.
In regards to the harsh words from Peter Dolving, Björler says, “I was pretty sad he had to blame me and Jonas for everything. There’s no need going into details or to throw shit at Peter. I am just not that kind of person. I just hope people are smart enough to make up their own minds and think for themselves. There’s not just one side to this story. There are five.”
Talking about his upcoming solo album: “I am completing my first solo album which will be released soon. I finally decided to do something that I wanted to do for years. It’s 100% instrumental, and kind of resembles film soundtrack music in the structure. The album will reflect my love for Italian soundtrack music like Goblin, Bruno Nicolai, Fabio Frizzi, Walter Rizzati, etc., mixed with influences from progressive UK bands (King Crimson, Camel, UK, Alan Holdsworth), Post Rock (Explosions In The Sky, MONO), ambient (Harold Budd, Brian Eno) and Jazz/Swedish Folk Music (Jan Johansson, Esbjorn Svenssons Trio, Lars Gullin, etc.). That’s maybe a lot of different influences you might say, but I hope this will help explain the style somehow.”
That description makes me super excited to hear his album. King Crimson with Goblin and sprinkle in a dash of Explosions In The Sky? Yeah, I’m all for it. Make sure to click the link above to read the entire interview. READ MORE
Progressive sludge metal band Baroness have announced that their newest album, Yellow & Green, will be coming out July 17th via Relapse Records. This release sees the band reteaming with Blue Record producer John Congleton (Explosions In the Sky) and was recorded over nearly the entirety of 2011. The album will be a 2CD/LP release.
Front man John Baizley states, “We had been on tour for eight years, and we decided to take a break from our adventure to dig our heels in at home and write a new record. We spent the entirety of the past year dedicating ourselves to the new album. Without the break from touring and the time we took to rest and reflect, we would have been entirely unable to write this new record. We have become re-inspired. Now it’s time to get back out on the road.”
The band will be joining Meshuggah for a month-long US tour starting April 29th. READ MORE
I’ve never really thought of gig posters as being that necessary for a show. Then, when I went and saw Porcupine Tree with Robert Fripp (King Crimson) opening, I received a poster that was made specifically for that show. Now autographed by Porcupine Tree (twice) and framed on my wall, that poster is a reminder of how amazing visual art can be as an accompaniment to music.