PHOTO REPORT: Wardruna – february 8, 2018 in The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto Canada! Photography by Pedram Ghadiri / Dark Art Conspiracy
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At times there are slight hints of Ennio Morricone‘s Spaghetti Western twang amidst the looping Meddle-era Pink Floyd heavy psych and driving drone reminiscent of Bobby Beausoleil‘s belladonna laced soundtrack to Kenneth Anger‘s Lucifer Rising. But for the most part here, Shooting Guns is out for blood, regardless of tempo.
Canada’s award-nominated psych 6-piece Shooting Guns have just released a new single ‘Flavour Country’ taken from their upcoming album of the same name.
You can listen to the new song here: https://shootingguns.bandcamp.com/album/flavour-country
Canadian extreme metallers Karkaos have streamed their entire new album ‘Children Of The Void’ on their YouTube channel as a thank you to the fans for the support as their Facebook page reached over 6000 likes. The album was self-released on May 26th 2017 and impressively features some guest appearances from Lindsay Schoolcraft from Cradle of Filth and Morgan Lander from Kittie.
Canadian atmospheric post-metal project ABANDONED PALACE have just released their new single “Shades of Autumn” for free download or pay-what-you-want via their Bandcamp site at the following link: https://abandonedpalace.bandcamp.com/track/shades-of-autumn
It’s been 2 years since the release of their self titled debut EP and mastermind Von Warugi (AKA Chris Warunki, drummer of prog metal band OmnisighT) says “This is just something to bridge the gap between our debut EP and the full length album to follow, likely late 2017.”
As for the alter-ego he states “It’s just a way to bring out my dark side musically and distinguish myself as a composer/producer. The drums really take a back seat to everything else going on within the songs; in fact I’m always writing the drum parts dead last, whereas in OmnisighT, the drums are my primary role and focus.”
ABANDONED PALACE was formed in 2013 (debut EP released in 2015) and involves Von Warugi handling all writing, instruments and production – you could almost call it a “solo project” were it not for the lead vocals and lyrics where he’s joined by his faithful collaborator, known only as “The Void”; whose contributions on “Shades of Autumn” range dynamically from whispers to black metal and death metal style vocals.
Lyrically “It’s a reflection on inevitability. Fear of what we all must face can be crippling, but there is much to appreciate along the way, just like the colours of fall. As time goes by, it can get easier to lose sight of that until it’s too late…” says The Void.
Musically, ABANDONED PALACE weave a somber spell of black, folk, doom, gothic and atmospheric metal to create an intoxicating concoction that would likely appeal to fans of Agalloch, Katatonia, Swallow The Sun and Coldworld.
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