HOODED MENACE Announce North American Tour Dates

Finnish death-doom outfit HOODED MENACE have announced additional North American tour dates surrounding their appearance at the venerable Maryland Deathfest. In additon to the festivities down in Baltimore, the quartet will make stops at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar with labelmates Cripple Bastards and Maruta and Montreal’s Katacombes with Beast Within and Oath.


Hooded Menace Tour Dates

May 21        Brooklyn, NY         Saint Vitus w/ Cripple Bastards, Maruta

May 24        Baltimore MD        Maryland Deathfest w/ Bolzer

May 26        Montreal QC         Katacombes w/ Beast Within, Oath

HOODED MENACE recently released the Labyrinth of Carrion Breeze EP and have recently announced a split with Loss entitled A View From the Rope both with Doomentia RecordsHear their most recent full-length, 2012’s Effigies of Evil at their Bandcamp page.

MONSTER MAGNET Album Out Today

MONSTER MAGNET have released their critically acclaimed new album Last Patrol today via Napalm Records.

Last Patrol is available as a Limited Edition Digipak which contains two bonus tracks, standard CD, 2LP and digital format.  The album is available to order on Amazon and iTunes.

Noisey (Vice Magazine’s New Music Channel) is hosting an exclusive full album stream of Last Patrol HERE.

MONSTER MAGNET’s video for the song “Mindless Ones” was directed by Tom Scharpling and can be seen HERE.

North American Tour w/ Royal Thunder & Zodiac:

11/14: Grand Rapids, MI @ Intersection

11/15: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews

11/16: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge

11/17: Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights

11/19: Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater

11/20: Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge

11/22: Seattle, WA @ Neumos

11/23: Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theater

11/24: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater

11/26: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent

11/27: Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues

11/29: Tempe, AZ @ Club Red

11/30: Albuquerque, NM @ Launch Pad

12/2: Austin, TX @ Red 7

12/3: Houston, TX @ Fitzgeralds

12/4: Dallas, TX @ Trees

12/6: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade

12/7: Charlotte, NC @ Amos Southend

12/8: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage

12/10: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace

12/12: Boston, MA @ Sinclair

12/13: West Chester, PA @ The Note

12/14: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom

For More Info Visit:

http://www.zodiaclung.com

https://www.facebook.com/monstermagnet

http://www.napalmrecords.com

 

AUTUMN SCREAMS DOOM II Line-Up Unveiled

The second annual Autumn Screams Doom fest descends upon Baltimore, MD on October 25 and 26 at the Ottobar.  This year’s rendition of the fest features an exclusive East Coast appearance from none other than LOSS.  Other highlights include the first Maryland appearance of Rhode Island’s CHURCHBURN, doom mainstays IRON MAN (recently signed with Rise Above Records), Virginia’s SATAN’S SATYRS, and doom miscreants UZALA. The complete lineup and details on the bands is located below.

Autumn Screams Doom is now in its second year, and showcases the very best from across the doom spectrum over two days. Point your browsers HERE for photos and a review of last year’s inaugural Autumn Screams Doom fest courtesy of Decibel Magazine).


Friday, October 25

SINISTER HAZE (Richmond, VA)

SERPENT THRONE (Philadelphia, PA)

NEGATIVE REACTION (Long Island, NY)

IRON MAN (Gaithersburg, MD)

WEED IS WEED (Frederick, MD)

SUNBURSTER (Philadelphia, PA)

Saturday, October 26

LOSS (Nashville, TN)

SATAN’S SATYRS (Herndon, VA)

UZALA (Boise, ID)

CHURCHBURN (Pawtucket, RI)

DRUGLORD (Richmond, VA)

WIZARD EYE (Philadelphia, PA)

Unholy Anarchy Records, in conspiracy with At War With False Noise (UK), will be recording the fest in preparation for a Double LP compilation that will feature a live track from each band playing the fest.  The compilation will be mixed and mastered by Zack Allen of Obsidian Eye Studios, who mastered the vinyl edition of Loss’s Despond, and more recently, mixed the Recluse demo tape.  Anton Escobar will handle the complete artwork and gatefold layout.

Information on pre-orders and news regarding the Double LP will be made available HERE.

Single day and two day tickets are still available for pre-order at the Official Fest Site HERE.  Tickets will also be available at the door.

Links

Unholy Anarchy Records HERE

At War With False Noise HERE

Pizza Party Printing HERE

Black Mess Records HERE

 

IN SOLITUDE Announce New Album, Stream Title Track

Sweden’s In Solitude have announced their third album, “Sister.” The album will be released on October 1st in North America and September 27/30 in Europe/UK. The title track from “Sister” is streaming now on metalblade.com/insolitude, where fans can also pre-order the CD, CD/T-shirt bundle, vinyl, as well as a digital copy via iTunes.

Vocalist Pelle Åhman speaks on behalf of In Solitude:

“It’s time to release our third album, and things have never felt this clear and pervasive before. This is a feeling that has permeated our whole lives during the latest year of writing and recording this album, as well as digesting and dealing with its consequences. And it has been wonderful, overwhelming and utterly devastating. Which, in the world of In Solitude, are very positive things, and exactly what was required.

“It is a very special album for us, and I am very thankful and proud of my brothers (including our great friend, and producer, Martin Konie Ehrencrona), for this is truly the most visceral music we’ve ever made, and we can’t wait for you to experience it too.

“You come without. And all falls within. There is a light in the world. There is a stone to the head.”

“Sister” was recorded at Studio Cobra in Stockholm, Sweden during March 2013. The album was produced and mixed by Martin “Konie” Ehrencrona and stands as a logical next step above and beyond its predecessor, “The World.The Flesh.The Devil.” In Solitude’s strength resides in their ability to craft dark and oppressive atmospheres within the auditory realm of classic heavy metal. “Sister” compounds this trademark sound further, beginning with the acoustic intro, “He Comes,” and saturates the record in an aura of uniqueness; see: “Lavender” and the title track.

The album concludes with an 8-minute, driving, near trance-like opus that features guest guitarist Pelle Forsberg (Watain). Additionally, Jarboe of Swans fame can be heard on “Horses in the Ground.” Moods range from Mercyful Fate-esque guitar flavors, shadows of Black Sabbath, the heavy dissonance of Swans, to straight-forward, ear worm riffs. In any case, one thing can be said for certain: their delivery is as genuine as it is impressive.

North American fans will have an opportunity to see In Solitude live this Fall. The band will be supporting Watain on their “Wild Hunt” tour beginning on October 8th in New York City. The tour also features support from Tribulation. Dates can be found below, as well as on facebook.com/insolitudeofficial.

Track listing:
1. He Comes
2. Death Knows Where
3. A Buried Sun
4. Pallid Hands
5. Lavender
6. Sister
7. Horses in the Ground
8. Inmost Nigredo

IN SOLITUDE
w/ Watain, Tribulation
10/08 New York, NY Irving Plaza
10/09 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts
10/10 Worcester, MA  Palladium Upstairs
10/11 Montreal, QC Foufounes Electriques
10/12 Toronto, ON Opera House
10/14 Detroit, MI The Magic Stick
10/15 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge
10/16 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
10/18 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
10/19 Salt Lake City, UT In The Venue
10/21 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
10/22 Vancouver, BC Rickshaw
10/23 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
10/25 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro
10/26 Los Angeles, CA VEX
10/27 Phoenix, AZ Joe’s Grotto
10/28 Albuquerque, NM Launch Pad
10/30 Austin, TX Red 7
11/01 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Hell
11/02 Charlotte, NC The Casbah
11/03 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Sound Stage

http://www.metalblade.com/insolitude
http://www.facebook.com/insolitudeofficial

LOCRIAN Premiere New Album & Video

Esoteric, experimental artisan’s Locrian premiere their new video for Eternal Return off of their new full-length Return To Annihilation. The video was directed by Aleks Slota and is available via Stereogum here.


Return To Annihilation is available everywhere worldwide. The entire album is currently available for streaming via their Bandcamp page here. Additionally, the band is featured on the latest episode of the Relapse Records podcast talking about the new record and selecting some of their favorite obscure tracks from the label’s catalog. The podcast is available for free download here.

The album was recorded with Greg Norman (Pelican, Russian, Circles, Serena Maneesh) at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago, IL and mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service.

A two-part concept album inspired by the band’s love for prog-rock progenitors Genesis, Yes & King Crimson, Return To Annihilation is easily the group’s most ambitious recordings to date, dubbed by Pitchfork as both “excellent” and “risky”, by Stereogum as “a corona of dream-pop and visceral shoegaze” and Outburn Magazine as “an excellent effort from one of the world’s most creative, interesting, and uncompromising bands.”

Physical CD and 2xLP orders are available via Relapse here and digital orders available via Bandcamp here.

Locrian, located in Chicago, IL and Baltimore, MD, has released over 20 recordings on an eclectic array of labels in their relatively short but prolific career. 

Additionally, the group has announced a short run of dates this June plus an appearance at Kentucky’s Boomslang Festival in September.  The shows kick off on June 27 in Montreal.

Tour Dates:

June 27     Montreal, QC        Casa Del Popolo

June 28     Brooklyn, NY        St. Vitus

June 29     Providence, RI      Machines With Magnets

June 30     Baltimore MD        Metro Gallery

Sep 20-22    Lexington, KY        Boomslang Fest

This is an excellent effort from one of the world’s most creative, interesting, and uncompromising bands” – Outburn

“If the wrath of heaven sounds anything like Locrian , then archangel Michael has been digging into the prog-rock bin lately” – NPR


“A corona of dream-pop and visceral shoegaze… goddamn is it good” – Stereogum

“Sliding some malicious black metal menace into the gaps created by their dreamlike, sometimes nightmarish, ambient drones… few albums prove to be quite so unsettling” – The Digital Fix

www.relapse.com

www.locrianband.com

www.facebook.com/locrianofficial

www.locrian.bandcamp.com

LOCRIAN Streaming New Album

Esoteric, experimental artisan’s Locrian are currently streaming their forthcoming full-length Return To Annihilation via Spin.com at this location. Spin describes the album as a “an eclectic float down murky, noxious, sludgy waters” and compares the group to everyone from Boards of Canada to Sunn0))) to Neurosis.

Return To Annihilation was recorded by Greg Norman (Pelican, Russian, Circles, Serena Maneesh) at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago, IL and mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service. The album will be released as CD, 2xLP, and digital formats on June 25 in North America, June 21 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, and Finland, and June 24 in the UK and rest of the world.

A two-part concept album inspired by the band’s love for prog-rock progenitors Genesis, Yes & King Crimson, Return To Annihilation is easily the group’s most ambitious recordings to date, dubbed by Pitchfork as both “excellent” and “risky”, by Stereogum as “a corona of dream-pop and visceral shoegaze” and Outburn Magazine as “an excellent effort from one of the world’s most creative, interesting, and uncompromising bands.”

Physical CD and 2xLP pre-orders are available via Relapse at this location with digital pre-orders available via Bandcamp here.

Locrian, located in Chicago, IL and Baltimore, MD, released over 20 recordings on an eclectic array of labels in their relatively short but prolific career.

Additionally, the group announced a short run of dates this June plus an appearance at Kentucky’s Boomslang Festival in September. The shows kick off on June 27 in Montreal. A complete list of dates is included below.

Locrian Tour Dates:

June 27 Montreal, QC Casa Del Popolo
June 28 Brooklyn, NY St. Vitus
June 29 Providence, RI Machines With Magnets
June 30 Baltimore MD Metro Gallery

Sep 20-22 Lexington, KY Boomslang Fest

“This is an excellent effort from one of the world’s most creative, interesting, and uncompromising bands” – Outburn

“If the wrath of heaven sounds anything like Locrian , then archangel Michael has been digging into the prog-rock bin lately” – NPR

“A corona of dream-pop and visceral shoegaze… goddamn is it good” – Stereogum

“Sliding some malicious black metal menace into the gaps created by their dreamlike, sometimes nightmarish, ambient drones… few albums prove to be quite so unsettling” – The Digital Fix

www.relapse.com
www.locrianband.com
www.facebook.com/locrianofficial
www.locrian.bandcamp.com

 

FATALITY New Video, North American Tour Dates

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Canadian thrash party monsters FATALITY unleashed their highly anticipated music video Thoughts Collide directed by Matthew Chrones Scott of Bleedingheart Productions. The video is in support of their upcoming album Psychonaut set for release on June 28, which is available for pre-order here and will be supported by an epic 2 month USA Towards Disastour from June 1 – August 28.

Thoughts Collide – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YLN5I7NUGU

To fund their new album, upcoming tour and music video FATALITY launched a crowd funding platform via Indiegogo.com, which was linked to http://fatality.ca. They’ve successfully received over $5,000 in fan support during the campaign for the album through this new initiative.

Indiegogo Fundraiser Video – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7cti1up5zY

The band is now streaming the first single Thoughts Collide at the following link: http://snd.sc/11r4AeF

Preview of new track Monstrous – http://youtu.be/emazJRaFJG4

North American Towards Disastour dates:

June 21 – Oshawa, ON @ The Atria

June 28 – Toronto CD release @ Sneaky Dee’s w/ Shotgun Cure, Call of The Wild – Show Details

June 29 – Montreal @ Piranha Bar – Show Details

June 30 – Portland, ME @ Geno’s Rock Club – Show Details

July 2 – Worcester, MA @ Hotel Vernon – Show Details

July 3 – Providence, RI @ Dusk – Show Details

July 4 – Allston, MA @ O’Briens Pub – Show Details

July 5 – Florence, MA @ Silk City Music – Show Details

July 6 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie – Show Details

July 8 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar – Show Details

July 9 – Baltimore, MD @ Side Bar – Show Details

July 11 – Chesapeake, VA @ Rogers – Show Details

July 12 – Richmond, VA @ Wonderland – Show Details

July 13 – Wilmington, NC @ Reggies – Show Details

July 15 – Jacksonville, FL @ Shantytown Pub

July 16 – TBA

July 17 – Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug

July 18 – Orlando, FL – Uncle Lou’s – Show Details

July 19 – Atlanta, GA @ the Masquerade

July 20 – Pensacola, FL – Handle Bar

July 21 – Houston, TX @ White Swan w/ Zombie Holocaust – Show Details

July 23 – San Antonio, TX @ Korova w/ Zombie Holocaust

July 24 – Dallas, TX @ Double Wide w/ Zombie Holocaust

July 25 – TBA

July 26 – Midland, TX @ Blue Max w/ Zombie Holocaust – Show Details

July 27 – El Paso, TX @ Love Sprout w/ Zombie Holocaust

July 29 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad w/ Zombie Holocaust – Show Details

July 31 – TBA

August 3 – Fullerton, CA @ Riff Haus w/ Zombie Holocaust

August 4 – Los Angeles, CA @ Five Star Bar w/ Zombie Holocaust – Show Details

August 9 – Oakland, CA @ Continental Club w/ Zombie Holocaust

August 10 – Medford, OR @ MusicHead w/ Zombie Holocaust – Show Details

August 11 – Eugene, OR @ Tiny Tavern w/ Zombie Holocaust

August 12 – Portland, OR @ East End w/ Zombie Holocaust

August 14 – Seattle, WA @ Kraken w/ Zombie Holocaust

August 16 – Vancouver, BC @ The Astoria

August 17 – Portland, OR @ Tonic Lounge

August 18 – Spokane, WA @ TBA

August 19 – Boise, ID @ TBA

August 20 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall – Show Details

August 22 – Kansas City, MO @ TBA

August 23 – St. Louis, MO @ Cusumano’s

August 24 – Chicago, IL @ TBA

August 25 – Fort Wayne, IN @ Berlin Bar

August 26 – Cleveland, OH @ The Foundry

August 27 – TBA

August 28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Howler’s Coyote

Smarter, stronger and musically tighter than ever, FATALITY is ready to unleash their sophomore album Psychonauta darker and more mature effort, Fatality bring forth their trademark energy and commitment to drunken mayhem. Tracks like Thoughts Collide and Before The Collapse delve deep into the sodden minds of their creators, bubbling with the strange alchemy of pop culture. Psychonaut is an exploration of the inner landscape of the mind, where addled thoughts and horror-polluted dreams are held up to musical scrutiny. Monstrous, ambitious, and sardonically funny as ever, FATALITY are taking their unique sound and boundless energy to the next level.

Track Listing:

1. Enter Purgatory

2. Thoughts Collide

3. Monstrous

4. Before the Collapse

5. Towards Disaster

6. Psychonaut

7. Satan’s Shepherd

8. Thrashterpiece II

FATALITY:

Eytan Gordon – Lead Guitar

Spencer LeVon – Lead Vocals/Guitar

Adam Zlotnik – Bass Guitar

Mason LeVon – Drums

2011 single T.F.E.S. – http://youtu.be/sNaYiUm6ze4

Indiegogo Campaign – http://fatality.ca

Facebook – http://facebook.com/fatalitythrash

Bandcamp – http://fatality.bandcamp.com/

the FATALITY Blog – http://fatalitythrash.blogspot.ca/

SoundCloud – https://soundcloud.com/fatalitythrash

Merch Store – http://fatalitymerch.bigcartel.com

New FATALITY podcast – http://fatality.podbean.com/

LOCRIAN Premiere New Song

Esoteric, experimental artisan’s Locrian premiered a brand new track from their forthcoming full-length Return To Annihilation. The song Two Moons described by Invisible Oranges as a combination of “noise rock, drone, electronics and black metal… that may not be conventionally “heavy” yet maintains the weighty themes of dread and desolation” is available to stream here.

LOCRIAN: Premiere New Song via Invisible Oranges
East Coast Tour June 27-30
Return To Annihilation coming June 25 via Relapse Records

 

The group previously released songs via NPR here and Pitchfork here. The entire record is set to stream next week via Spin Magazine. Request Locrian tunes on The Welding Room.

Return To Annihilation was recorded by Greg Norman (Pelican, Russian, Circles, Serena Maneesh) at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago, IL and mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service. The album will be released as CD, 2xLP, and digital formats on June 25 in North America, June 21 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, and Finland, and June 24 in the UK and rest of the world.

A two-part concept album inspired by the band’s love for prog-rock progenitors Genesis, Yes & King Crimson, Return To Annihilation is sure to be the group’s most ambitious recordings to date, dubbed by Pitchfork as both “excellent” and “risky.”

Physical CD and 2xLP pre-orders are available via Relapse at this location with digital pre-orders available via Bandcamp here.

Locrian, located in Chicago, IL and Baltimore, MD, released over 20 recordings on an eclectic array of labels in their relatively short but prolific career.

Tour Dates:

June 27     Montreal, QC        Casa Del Popolo

June 28     Brooklyn, NY        St. Vitus

June 29     Providence, RI      Machines With Magnets

June 30     Baltimore MD        Metro Gallery

Sep 20-22    Lexington, KY        Boomslang Fest

www.relapse.com

www.locrianband.com

www.facebook.com/locrianofficial

www.locrian.bandcamp.com

PIG DESTROYER Streaming Exclusive Flexi Track

The undisputed kings of Grind, PIG DESTROYER, recently took part in the Decibel Magazine 100th Issue Anniversary Show. At this show, a limited edition PIG DESTROYER Flexi was given to all fans attending the event.  The Flexi features three exclusive live PIG DESTROYER songs. Although the Flexi cannot be purchased Decibel Magazine is giving fans the opportunity to check out the tracks on their “Deciblog.” Listen to the stream HERE.

PIG DESTROYER will be heading over to Europe for select headline and festival dates.  A complete list can be found below.

Additionally they will be taking part in this year’s Maryland Death Fest scheduled for May 23 – 26. The band will also be a part of the 4th Annual GWAR-B-Q in Richmond, VA on August 17 with GWAR, Municipal Waste, COC and many more.

The band was just confirmed for the Hopscotch Fest in Raleigh, NC, where they will perform with label-mates ASG and Inter Arma. The Fest runs September 5 – September 9.

PIG DESTROYER released a never before heard EP entitled Mass & Volume. This EP is dedicated to the memory of Pat Egan and to the loving family he left behind.  The EP is a Doom EP and the artwork was created by Arik Roper.  The EP is available for purchase at http://patlapse.bandcamp.com/album/mass-volume.  This is the only format that this EP is available in and all proceeds of this recording will be donated to the college fund of Pat Egan’s daughter Katie.

PIG DESTROYER released their fifth studio album Book Burner this past October on Relapse Records. The 19 track album features a return to the band’s raw, misanthropic sound. Available on multiple formats including CD, Deluxe 2xCD, LP, Deluxe 2xLP, Cassette and Digital. All of the editions are available for order via Relapse Records here and iTunes here.  

PIG DESTROYER information is available via Relapse.com and the official PIG DESTROYER Facebook page.

PIG DESTROYER Tour Dates:

5/3: Hasselt, Belgium @ Muziekodroom

5/4: Tilburg, Holland @ Neurotic Death Fest

5/23-5/26: Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Death Fest XI

6/22: Essen, Germany @ Turock (with Misery Index)

6/23: Clisson, France @ Hellfest

8/17: Richmond, VA @ GWAR-B-Q (Hadad’s Lake Water Park)

9/5 – 9/7: Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Fest w/ Inter Arma, ASG, Sleep, Kurt Vile…

*Some grammatical, punctual & overall literacy applied to this pathetic display of journalism from FREEMAN.

 

LOCRIAN Announce New Album Details

Esoteric, experimental artisan’s Locrian have revealed the details behind their highly anticipated Relapse Records full-length debut entitled Return To Annihilation. The album was recorded by Greg Norman (Pelican, Russian, Circles, Serena Maneesh) at Steve Albini’s Electrical Audio Studios in Chicago, IL and mastered by Jason Ward at Chicago Mastering Service. The album will be released as CD, 2xLP, and digital formats on June 25th in North America, June 21st in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Benelux, and Finland, and June 24th in the UK and rest of the world.

A two-part concept album inspired by the band’s love for prog-rock progenitors Genesis, Yes & King Crimson, Return To Annihilation is sure to be the group’s most ambitious recordings to date. A trailer featuring a snippet of new music is available for viewing here while the cover art and pre-orders are available via this location. A tracklisting is listed below.

Lyricist / multi-instrumentalist Terrence Hannum commented on the album’s concept:

I think for the album concept we were inspired by Genesis’ Lamb Lies Down on Broadway and how it is a surreal narrative telling a story. We sought to make our own but we wanted to give our nod to the prog bands that inspired us; King Crimson or Yes with the multi-part songs.

So we had looked at the novel Dhalgren by sci-fi writer Samuel Delaney as a big influence too. How it is a circular narrative, ours is more of a mirror of itself, one that changes and shifts. It also borrows extensively from Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project.

Our story is about a cataclysm that changes the world and all manner of perception in two parts. I would say, the real and the perceived. And it is all told to you through a narrator, one who you cannot tell if he is asleep or dreaming or sleepwalking through this shifting landscape.

Part 1 begins at the end of a song whose lyrics discuss a dawn in which all of our monuments dissolved, the next track the wrath of heaven (a massive cataclysm) visits earth, then two moons appear in the sky (perhaps the most direct reference to Delaney’s novel but also an homage to Nick Drake). It ends with the first multi-part track Return to Annihilation, a more metaphysical description of the changes apparent in the world. One in which minerals work against man, there is only evolution. We also gain insight into that what we’ve been told may be unreliable as the narrator admits to “noctambulism” (sleepwalking). But it is intentionally unclear if this is his state or the state of everyone.

Part 2 is a view back through this mirror or lens of Part 1. We exit the hall or vapor and light and enter a panorama of mirror, the entire world as reflection. It ends with a four part piece about worshiping equilibrium in a world where it has been extinct (isostasy), discussing the qualities of the air that is now poisoned, witnessing the burial of urns (hydriotaphia) and finally awaking to awareness.

One of the things we wanted to accomplish was a sense of texture with mirrors, prisms, lenses, etc. being referenced in the sounds and tone. I think it does.

Locrian, located in Chicago, IL and Baltimore, MD, has released over 20 recordings on an eclectic array of labels in their relatively short but prolific career, including a recent reissue of The Clearing/The Final Epoch and New Dominions, a split with label-mates Horseback. The Clearing / The Final Epoch can be found streaming at this location while New Dominions is available for streaming here.

Return To Annihilation Tracklisting:

A:
Part I
1: Eternal Return
2: A Visitation From the Wrath of Heaven
3: Two Moons
4: Return to Annihilation
a. Into One Light
b. Anathemata
c. All Mineral in Upheaval

B:
Part II
5: Exiting the Hall of Vapor and Light
6: Panorama of Mirror
7: Obsolete Elegies
a: Isostasy
b: Digression of Air
c: Hydriotaphia
d: In Felsic Splendor

www.locrianband.com
www.facebook.com/locrianofficial
www.locrian.bandcamp.com