Guitarist Anders Björler (ex-The Haunted, At The Gates) has updated the cover page to his upcoming solo project, which he says is, “…100% instrumental, and kind of resembles film soundtrack music in the structure.” In doing so, he has also shown that the name of the project has been changed from The Antikythera Mechanism to simply Antikythera. The full banner can be seen below along with studio footage of drums being recorded.
In a very brief chat with Björler, he told me that currently the drums are being recorded while bass and additional guitars will be laid out in March. The album will then be mixed in April at which point it will be shopped to record labels.
Said to be inspired by Italian composers such as Goblin and Fabbio Frizzi as well as UK artists King Crimson and Brian Eno, the project will be released sometime in 2013. 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
Considered by many to be one of Lucio Fulci’s greatest films, The Beyond is a classic Italian horror film that has built a strong cult following since it’s release in 1981. Not only recognized for fantastic visuals and gore-filled murder scenes, the film also boasts the music of frequent Fulci collaborator Fabio Frizzi. Unfortunately, there has never been a proper soundtrack release, one that brings the beauty and complexity of the score to life. Until now.
Mondo has announced that tomorrow they will be selling a limited edition vinyl pressing of Frizzi’s classic score. There will only be 1500 copies (1000 on black vinyl, 500 on randomly-inserted blue vinyl). The score was remastered by James Plotkin and the design done by Rob Jones who won a Grammy for his packaging design on The White Stripes‘ “Under Great White Northern Lights” box set. The exact time that these LPs will go on sale is unknown, so it’s best to follow @MondoNews for the precise time of sale.
Mitch Putnam, art director of Mondo, states, “We’ve long been fans of Italian horror soundtracks, and The Beyond is one of the first I can remember latching onto. Frizzi’s work is the perfect backdrop to faces being melted by acid. We tried to treat the pressing with the utmost respect, we hope you enjoy it.”
Considered one of the great Italian horror films, Lucio Fulci’s The Beyond
featured a stunning, lush, beautiful score by Fabio Frizzi. Now, Mondo will be releasing a limited edition remastered vinyl copy of the score. There will only be 1500 pressings, 500 of which will be released on clear turquoise. The audio has been remastered by James Plotkin. The street date for this is May 22nd, although the online sale might be sooner. Keep an eye on Mondo
just in case.
If I had a record player, I would be compulsively clicking the ‘refresh’ button. What a fantastic score!