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PHOTO REPORT: Swallow The Sun- Hope 10 Year Anniversary tour + Red Moon Architect, Sleep of Monsters


PHOTO REPORT: Swallow the Sun, Red Moon Architect and Sleep of Monsters – 1.12.2017 – Turku, Finland

Photography by Serena Solomon

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Brazilian evil doom band THE EVIL sign with OSMOSE PRODUCTIONS, reveal new video


Evidence of evil on the face of the earth has never been so present. Every day, thousands are killed, tortured, raped, and robbed… The greed of politicians, the perversion of the sadists, the indifference of the drug dealers, the falsehood of the priests, the wrath of the killers… Daily examples that the DOOM is near!

Maybe a bomb will do the service… Maybe an epidemic…. Maybe our addictions… Maybe our own hands! A barren land will be left for the cancerous who dare to survive…

And as long as the devastation and desolation consume the insignificant lives of the human race being extinguished, the sound of the Apocalypse will be propagated by the four horsemen of The Evil: Miss Aileen (all voices, screams and whispers), Iossif (distortions and screech noises), Theophylactus  (bass fuzz), and Saenger (drums and percussions).

The Evil’s debut for Osmose Productions shall be released in the new year; release details to be announced shortly. In the meantime, view the band’s video for “Screams” at Osmose‘s website HER

Doom metal band AEONIAN SORROW released a new song FOREVER MISERY with a lyric video


AEONIAN SORROW released their first digital single FOREVER MISERYincluding a lyric video premier.
This is a project of Doom Metal yet funeral and spiritual music, that describes the eternal sorrow and misery above the earth, death, the human nature and instincts under the ownership of grief and pain.

AEONIAN SORROW originally formed by the female singer/composer Gogo Melone in September 2015. With great musicians joined, drummer Saku Moilanen (Red Moon Architect), vocalist Alejandro Lotero (Ex-Genesis), guitarist Taneli Jämsä (Ghost Voyage, Hukutus) and bassist Pyry Hanski(Mörbid Vomit, Before the Dawn etc.) the band started its journey and the debut album is going to be completed later in 2018.

LINKS: 
BANDCAMP: https://aeoniansorrow.bandcamp.com
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/aeoniansorrowofficial
YOUTUBE CHANNEL: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC89ZTlVgSThRUkSFpafJdLw
SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/artist/5MKv3s6qLAASgv80ilSAN0

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FORGOTTEN TOMB reveal 360 video for new song ‘Second Chances’


Italian black/doom metal masters FORGOTTEN TOMB premiere a new song from their upcoming studio album “We Owe You Nothing”, due out on October 27th in Europe and November 10th in North America via Agonia Records. The track “Second Chances” is available in a form of 360 VR video, here:

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The world’s heaviest doom metal band CONAN Unveil Album Details!


CONAN UNVEIL ALBUM DETAILS!
Man Is Myth – Early Demos‘ Now Available For Pre-Order!

The world’s heaviest doom metal band CONAN finally provide some exciting insights into a secret world! ‘Man Is Myth – Early Demos‘ are the unheard beasts out of the band’s rehearsal room and studio, and will see the light of day on November 17th on Napalm Records.

It roars and cranks all over, dull distortion drags nerves into the coldest regions of the world. It’s no accident that they call themselves Caveman Battle Doom. ‘Man Is Myth – Early Demos‘ is the primordial soup for everything that CONAN stands for!

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REVIEW: MESMUR – S


REVIEW: MESMUR – S by Jessica Johnson / Dark Art Conspiracy

A singularity is the point in a black hole where density becomes infinite, space-time bends, and the laws of physics as we know them cease to operate.

This is the perfect way to describe Mesmur’s newest album “S,” an infinitely dense soundscape that bends space and time around the listener. A meandering funeral dirge through the chaotic void that is the universe.  A universe that was doomed from the start.

Mesmur is a funeral doom metal collaboration with members hailing from different parts of the globe: the U.S, Australia and Italy. Led by Yixja, the mastermind that brought to life the progressive black metal band Dalla Nebbia, along with vocalist Chris G (Orphans of Dusk), drummer Alkurion (Dalla Nebbia and Funeral Age), and bassist Michele M.

“S” is their second album, after their self-titled success, “Mesmur.” “S” will not disappoint fans of the genre. It does everything that funeral doom metal is supposed to do with a bit extra. Influences range from Evoken to Esoteric, Ea, Mar de Grises, Comatose Vigil, Ahab and Neurosis.

The music is not supposed to be “enjoyed,” but “experienced.” The synthesizer does a great job of creating a melancholic atmosphere that bends and fluxes around guttural vocals and discordant riffs that at times torture the listener with the dissonance of a dentist’s drill. At some points the distortion is very grainy. I’m not sure if that was an intentional choice or a flaw in the production. I also wasn’t a fan of the overdose of sound effects, but I suppose that was part of the experience.

Let’s talk about why the album was named “S.” The final track is called “S = k ln Ω.” This equation refers to entropy. I am not smart enough to give the exact definition justice, but put simply, entropy refers to a lack of order or predictability and the gradual decline into disorder.

I believe the song “S” along with the album encapsulates that theme. Each track is a progression into more chaos and disorder, with the first track being “Singularity” (an infinitely small but dense single point), followed by “Exile” (something going outward), “Distension” (enlarging, dilation, a ballooning effect), and finally “S” (breaking down into chaos). Indeed the first track is more tightly formed and dense than the rest, with harder distortion and more riffage. Each following track becomes more disorderly until you get to the end, which is almost an overkill of sound effects, and at times sounds like someone fell asleep on the synthesizer. But as a thematic representation of the expansion and break down of the universe, it’s fucking brilliant.

I also noticed that the cicada-like sound effects that ended the first song were played in the beginning of the last song. Were the artists trying to make an “S” shape through the album, or was that just a cool coincidence? Who knows? As one reviewer said, “If you look long into the abyss the abyss will look back. ‘S’ is the sound of the abyss looking back.” Perhaps I stared too long into the void with this one. “S” is a delicious descent into entropy. Each time you listen, there are new mysteries to discover.

So check out “S,” the sound of the universe’s demise.

SCORE: 4/5 

Country: USA
Style: Funeral Doom metal
Label: Solitude Production
(https://solitude-prod.com)
Release date: September 15, 2017

Jeremy L (Yixja) – Guitars/Synth
John D (Alkurion) – Drums
Michele M – Bass
Chris G – Vocals
Music and Lyrics by Jeremy L
Recorded/Engineered by Mesmur
Mixed and Mastered by Jeremy L
Cover Art by Cadaversky
Layout by Jeremy L
http://www.facebook.com/mesmurdoom
https://solitude-prod.com