Banco del Mutuo Soccorso, the legendary Italian progressive rock band, today release their first new album in 25 years, titled ‘Transiberiana’ (Inside Out Music / Sony Music group). To celebrate, the band have launched a video for their most recent single L’imprevisto, and you can watch that here: https://youtu.be/M2yYTRYTyYk
Of the track, Vittorio Nocenzi commented :“At one point, the Siberian cold is so intense that the ice covers the entire track. So it becomes dangerous to move on, it could be derailed. And then the train stops, in the tundra desert. It’s cold and travelers start to be afraid. Lights can be seen outside, it could be a village. Then they start thinking about getting off the train to go and ask for help. The cold increases.It is the metaphor of the unpredictable things that change in the course of our existence, fear before what we know is always the first weapon of defense. Instead the unexpected can also give us unexpected positive surprises, if only we were more willing to face diversity, the unusual: any unexpected can build new discoveries and new certainties if we face it with courage and determination.
The video, which was produced by the Schillo Brothers, is a real visual treat that will also give you some insights into the upcoming insanely wild open-world shooter “RAGE 2”.
The band comments on the song and video: “’Supernova’ – our most ambitious song project ever and one of our favourite songs of our new album. Once you sing along with it, it will follow you anywhere. We totally enjoyed making use of the super organic sounds during songwriting. And shooting the video was a perfect collaboration of many experienced people that all shared one vision. From the first notes on paper to the finished song including a video in cooperation with RAGE 2 it turned out to be exactly how we had it in our minds.
Music will never be boring if you’re brave enough to break new grounds. We totally love the combination of super organic brass sounds and heavy guitar riffings. Once you listen to it, it won’t let go of you anymore. The whole project including the elaborate video was a wonderful team play of many creative minds and we couldn’t be happier with the final result.”
The Story continues.. Polish black metallers Batushka recently have suffered a line-up split with both sides claiming to be the real band which has been a very strange and confusing situation for fans.
We recently did an exclusive interview with the founder and creator of Batushka, Krzysztof Drabikowski (guitarist and songwriter) here: https://darkartconspiracy.com/2019/04/12/exclusive-interview-krzysztof-drabikowski-of-batushka/
Then Batushka (Bart’s version) made an announcement about situation few weeks ago.
And now the court has recently ruled that until a final decision is reached as to who owns the band, Batushka, (Bart’s version) is not allowed to release his album or have any concerts under the name “Batushka”, or the cyrillic variant of said name.
Norwegian black metal titans ABBATH are nowreleasing the second new track, taken from their upcoming full length ‘Outstrider’. The album is set for worldwide release on July 5, 2019. The new offering “Calm in Ire (of Hurricane)” is now streaming in the form of a lyric video via Kerrang! at the link below!
NEW ALBUM RELEASED 1ST MARCH (NEW HEAVY SOUNDS)
‘Yn Ol I Annwn’, Welsh for ‘Return To The Underworld’, is the third part of a trilogy of albums from Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard that began with ‘Noeth Ac Anoeth’ in 2015 and 2017’s ‘Y Proffwyd Dwyll’ (which got them nominated for the Welsh Music Prize in 2017). The band have now shared the 2nd track from the upcoming album, ‘The Spaceships Of Ezekiel’ –
Guitarist Paul Michael Davies comments, “The Spaceships Of Ezekiel is based on a book of the same name written in 1974 by Josef F. Blumrich. This guy was a NASA engineer who set out to trash the book ‘Chariot Of the Gods’ by Erik Von Daniken, a book that claimed that ancient astronauts or aliens were mentioned in the Bible. Being an actual rocket scientist, Blumrich set out to disprove these theories but as he was researching the book, he started to come to the conclusion that this shit could have actually happened! It’s a crazy fucking book but also cool. In it he breaks down the book of Ezekiel in the old testament and even includes actual diagrams of what the spaceships may have looked like. Wes (MWWB 2nd guitar) is a UFO nut so the song had to happen. It also fits in with the theme of the album too.. To us its a slab of mad 70s Sci-Fi literature put through the MWWB Filter.”
The eight songs that comprise this album, sees the band delve deeper into their collective influences, embracing full on space rock, atmospheric film soundtracks, melancholic acoustic interludes, psychedelia, cosmic moog’s and percussion, moments of introspection and light … and of course, large helpings of doom. The fat riffs, big hooks and endless space grooves are all present and correct.
And once again Jessica Ball’s voice glides over it all, both sweet and melancholy, yet this time more assured. A myriad of stacked harmonies and layered vocals weave in and out of the tracks, adding an ‘other-worldly’ melodicism to the songs. No one else is pushing the boundaries of heavy like MWWB. Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard sound like Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard, full stop.
‘Yn Ol I Annwn’ is set to land on March 1st 2019 and will be available on CD/DL and limited edition double vinyl. First pressings will be housed in a gatefold sleeve. With a Green/Blue marble version and an Amber and Red disc version. Full download included.
Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard upcoming shows:
22nd March – The Lexington, London w/ Elephant Tree16th May – Focus Wales, William Aston Hall, Wrexham w/ Skindred18th May – Rebellion, Manchester w/ Witchsorrow & more24th-26th May – Cardiff Psych And Noise Fest