NERO DI MARTE To Release Split With VOID OF SLEEP

Italian atmospheric unit NERO DI MARTE will be releasing a split 7″ EP with Void of Sleep after both bands’ gear and equipment were stolen before a recent show in Rome.

The band stated: 

“In less than 30 minutes, someone broke into our van and was able to take everything. It happened in broad daylight near a police station in Rome, despite there being a massive amount of police forces surveilling the area but, alas, no security cameras. Guitars, amps, pedal boards, drums, merchandise and personal belongings… a total of 25,000€ was stolen from both bands.” 

The EP will consist of a new track from each group, which will be recorded at Studio 73 in Ravenna, Italy. The bands have set up a fundraiser through Indiegogo containing packages including signed merchandise, Skype lessons and even the opportunity for your own private show HERE:
http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/nero-di-marte-void-of-sleep-stolen-gear-donations-and-split-ep

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Bands raising funds to replace stolen gear and equipment

NERO DI MARTE released their self-titled debut last spring. The album, available HERE, received high ratings from the press, including a 4/5 star review from Revolver (which described the band as “a gifted and talented love child of Leviathan-era Mastodon and latter-day Death”). Having previously performed in Europe alongside acts including Godflesh, Carcass, Immolation, Cynic, Decapitated, Red Fang and Svart Crown, the band recently completed first-ever North American tour alongside Gorguts and Origin. 

 

EMPTY FLOWERS Elevate “Post-Rock” with New Single

EMPTY FLOWERS, the east coast post-rock band featuring current and former members of CABLE completed work on its sophomore album FIVE. The LP was recorded by Keith Souza and Seth Manchester at Rhode Island’s Machines with Magnets multimedia arts facility (Battles, Six Finger Satellite, The Body) and is the follow up to the group’s 2012 debut SIX which was called “immediate” by Pitchfork and earned Album of the Week honors at Stereogum. Teasing the release of FIVE, EMPTY FLOWERS just unveiled the brand new song, I Get to Know its Name, making the track available as a free download on its bandcamp page. Rock the surging song I Get to Know Its Name now at this location.

While an official release date for FIVE has yet to be determined, the album is expected this summer in all formats via The Path Less Traveled and Atomic Action! records. In keeping with the tradition EMPTY FLOWERS started last year, the band will be releasing remixes of some of the new material sporadically over the course of 2013. Confirmed remixes are in the works from artists and collaborators such as Justin Broadrick (Godflesh, Jesu), Jeff Caxide (Palms, ISIS) and more. Stay tuned!

Track listing:

1.) Five
2.) I Get to Know Its Name
3.) Lousy Phil
4.) Time Feeds the Dose
5.) Car Fires
6.) The Water
7.) Quit
8.) Trained Not to Worry

Stay tuned to the EMPTY FLOWERS Facebook page for breaking news and follow the band and read about the recording/making of FIVE on the group’s official blog.

EMPTY FLOWERS features Christian McKenna (vocals), Randy Larsen (bass), Bernie Romanowski (guitar) and Andre Galiffi (drums).

“Empty Flowers, a post-rock band featuring members of Doghouse/Hydra Head-related Conn. metalcore group Cable, are reminiscent of Girls Against Boys, Honor Roll, Lungfish, and other older acts, in the way they meld speak-sing vocals to slinky minimalist repetition” – PITCHFORK

“The giant, melting blue-white glacier on the front of Empty Flowers’ debut is a decent indication of what’s in store for your ear holes.. it’s enough to chill the air” – DECIBEL

“Connecticut post-rock outfit Empty Flowers have a reputation that transcends their status as a newly formed band, as Randy Larsen and Bernie Romanowski are members of metallic hardcore turned Southern sludge rock group Cable… the sparer, more precise sound of Empty Flowers often evokes the way that snowfall can simultaneously muffle and amplify sound” – EXCLAIM!

“In the way the band interlocks its splintered guitar-shards into heavy grooves, they recall Slint, or Polvo, or even Unwound. And in the way that frontman Christian McKenna floats his strained, piercing, mythic yelp over the band’s patient thud, I can’t help but compare them to Lungfish, a parallel I don’t mention lightly… they land in the same deep head-nod territory, and hearing a band so good at that sound gives the rare sensation of scratching an itch I didn’t know I had” – STEREOGUM

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NERO DI MARTE Streaming New Album

 

Italian experimental metal unit NERO DI MARTE unveiled a stream of their self-titled upcoming PROSTHETIC debut exclusively HERE. The album features six expansive tracks of the band’s evolved take on progressive, avantgarde and technically precise metal and is set to be released on March 19 in the U.S. (March 18 in the UK, March 22 in continental Europe). You can pre-order the album along with an exclusively designed t-shirt featuring the album’s complex artwork by graphic designer Alex Eckman-Lawnwill directly on Prosthetic’s webshop HERE.

NERO DI MARTE previously toured with Cynic, Decapitated, Svart Crown, Red Fang, Carcass and Immolation along with appearing at several festivals throughout Europe. They will next be seen performing a “record release show” alongside Godflesh in their hometown of Bologna on March 22.

For more information on the band please visit:
www.facebook.com/nerodimarte

 

GODFLESH Issue Hymns Deluxe Remaster

“The angst and the cold, mechanical feel are still present and correct, but the band sounds better than ever. This is the best album the band have released in recent years” – AllMusic

“This record is a terrific swansong for Godflesh with perfected production values that allow every ounce of the passion that was put into it to be audibly heard and one I have grown to treasure. Dynamic.” –Encyclopaedia Metallium

Godflesh is classic, ballsy, catchy, and mean.  Justin Broadrick (the band’s frontman, and ex member of Napalm Death) manages to craft catchy riffs and choruses into the mix without losing a drop of originality. Even though Hymns is the band’s swan song, it still sounds just as passionate as their first record Streetcleaner. Often called their finest album, Hymns was released on 2001, and is now being re-issued by The End Records on February 19 as a Special Edition 2CD Deluxe Remaster with Bonus Tracks, Liner Notes, Lyrics and Never Before Seen Photos and Images.

‘Hymns’ Deluxe Remaster 

Disc 1: 2012 Remaster

1.     Defeated
2.     Deaf, Dumb & Blind
3.     Paralyzed
4.     Anthem
5.     Viodhead
6.     Tyrant
7.     White Flag
8.     For Life
9.     Animals
10.   Vampires
11.   Antihuman
12.   Regal
13.   Jesu

Disc 2: Bonus Material

1.     Voidhead (Demo 2012 Mix)
2.     Vampires (Demo 2012 Mix)
3.     Deaf, Dumb & Blind (Demo 2012 Remastered)
4.     Anthem (Demo 2012 Remastered)
5.     Paralyzed (Demo 2012 Remastered)
6.     For Life (Demo 2012 Remastered)
7.     If I Could Only Be What You Want (2012 Remastered)

 

Always a few steps ahead of the pack, Godflesh have once again reinvented themselves, providing their audience with a challenging and inspirational slab of crushing industrial metal.

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