GIZA to Release Limited Print Vinyl via Threshold of Pain Records

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Seattle, WA‘s apocalyptic instrumental sludge trio GIZA will release their debut album Future Ruins on limited vinyl this fall through Threshold of Pain Records. GIZA, formed in March of 2012 by Steve Becker, Trent McIntyre, and Richard Burkett with the goal of writing loud and massive instrumental music, recorded Future Ruins in May of 2012 with Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Isis, Botch, Harkonen). The band previously released the 6-track album on their own earlier this year on CD and digitally.

GIZA (2013 band promo photo)

Comments the band:

Giza is excited to be working with Threshold of Pain Records for a limited high quality color vinyl release of Future Ruins. There is no doubt that vinyl is the ultimate medium for home listening, and we look forward to our listeners to be able to experience Future Ruins as we had always intended.”

GIZA is currently writing for their next album with plans to enter the studio this autumn for a tentative 2014 release. For now, listen to Future Ruins on their Bandcamp (http://giza.bandcamp.com). Future Ruins is currently available on CD and as a name-your-own price digital download.

GIZA – FUTURE RUINS album artwork

Tracklist:

1. Séance

2. Wake & Drag

3. Interlude

4. Hour of the Bullfight

5. Roaming Hordes

6. Great Leader

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“Ambient doom is the first thing that came to my mind when listening to Giza’s Future Ruins. To some extent all doom is ambient, but Giza take it to new levels with lush, ethereal soundscapes underscored by delicate guitar passages that are usually played by bands at twice the BPM found here” – MetalSucks.net

“A debut full-length from the instrumental Seattle trio, Future Ruins was recorded and mixed by Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Isis, etc.) and hits on a lumbering pace, vaguely post-metal in its style, but more because of a pervasive drone influence than any aping of the subgenre’s forebears. The crux of the six tracks doesn’t seem to be moody ambience or contemplative spaces so much as aurally crushing tones periodically contrasted with, well, semi-crushing tones. It’s pretty crushing, I guess is what I’m getting at” – TheObelisk

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More On KEN MODE Signing To Season Of Mist

Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock

Season of Mist is proud to announce the signing of metallic post-hardcore outfit KEN MODE! The Canada based trio recently completed recording their new album Entrench with acclaimed engineer Matt Bayles (MASTODON, ISIS, PEARL JAM, THE SWORD) and will unleash it on March 15 (March 19 in North America).

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The band commented on the new union,

KEN mode is proud to be forming an alliance with a label with as heavy hitting and as creatively diverse a roster as Season of Mist”

“As (mostly) Canadians, we are excited to take this opportunity to put our 9th grade level French skills to use, particularly in our communications with the SoM head office. We are also excited to visit the Season of Mist US headquarters in Philadelphia where no doubt the staff will present us with the most extravagantly cheesed Philly cheesesteak sandwiches. As newly anointed cultural treasures of Canada, we look forward to the awards and accolades we are no doubt to receive through our international partnership with Season of Mist.”

Showcasing powerful noise rock influenced by AmRep‘s finest (MELVINS, JESUS LIZARD, HELMET) and fortified by an unhealthy dose of modern hardcore intensity (CONVERGE, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, EVERY TIME I DIE), Entrench further asserts the band’s stance against a stagnant take on rock, metal and hardcore.

The band issued the following statement:

“The only logical way to follow up on the success of our previous album Venerable, was to put our noses to the grindstone and top that record in every way possible. With Entrench, we are convinced we have accomplished this. Entrench is our most collaborative effort, and the most creative and sonically diverse album of our entire career. Entrench sees us expand in both our handling of dynamics and general song and album craftsmanship; utilizing piano, keyboards, and strings to build on the classic power trio format. For this album, we have also enlisted guest vocal contributions from Dave Verellen (NARROWS, ex-BOTCH) and former DEADGUY/KISS IT GOODBYE vocalist Tim Singer. Both of them add another layer of icing to the metallic-hardcore-noise-rock-whatever-core cake we’ve baked”

Kenmode

KEN MODE was recently awarded a Canadian Juno Award – Canada’s version of the Grammy- in the inaugural “Heavy Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year” category, on the back of their critically acclaimed album, Venerable. Other nominees included DEVIN TOWNSEND and ANVIL.

Regarding the award, frontman Jesse Matthewson commented:

“It’s nice that Canada’s finally waking up to appreciate some of the darker arts… It’s cool that hopefully we’ll start getting more recognition on a grander scale”

KEN MODE announced a full North American tour for March and April with TODAY IS THE DAY, BLACK TUSK, and FIGHT AMP.

Click the TOUR DATES page above to view confirmed dates.

 

Season Of Mist Sign KEN MODE, Tour, Album & More

Season Of Mist is proud to announce the signing of metallic post-hardcore outfit KEN MODE. The Winnipeg, MB, Canada based trio (Jesse Matthewson – guitars/vocals, Shane Matthewson – drums, Andrew Lacour – bass/vocals) recently completed recording their new album Entrench with acclaimed engineer Matt Bayles (MASTODON, ISIS, PEARL JAM, THE SWORD). The album will be released on CD and digitally on March 19, 2013 (March 15 in Europe) with the vinyl edition to follow shortly thereafter.

Showcasing powerful noise rock influenced by AmRep‘s finest (MELVINS, JESUS LIZARD, HELMET), and fortified by an unhealthy dose of modern hardcore intensity (CONVERGE, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, EVERY TIME I DIE), Entrench further asserts the band’s stance against a stagnant take on rock, metal, and hardcore.

The band issued the following statement:

“The only logical way to follow up on the success of our previous album “Venerable”, was to put our noses to the grindstone and top that record in every way possible. With ‘Entrench’, we are convinced we have accomplished this. ‘Entrench’ is our most collaborative effort, and the most creative and sonically diverse album of our entire career. ‘Entrench’ sees us expand in both our handling of dynamics and general song and album craftsmanship; utilizing piano, keyboards, and strings to build on the classic power trio format. For this album, we have also enlisted guest vocal contributions from Dave Verellen (NARROWS, ex-BOTCH) and former DEADGUY/KISS IT GOODBYE vocalist Tim Singer. Both of them add another layer of icing to the metallic-hardcore-noise-rock-whatever-core cake we’ve baked.”

KEN MODE was recently awarded a Canadian Juno Award – Canada’s version of the Grammy- in the inaugural Heavy Metal/Hard Music Album of the Year category, on the back of their critically acclaimed album, Venerable. Other nominees included DEVIN TOWNSEND and ANVIL.

Regarding the award, Jesse Matthewson commented,

“It’s nice that Canada’s finally waking up to appreciate some of the darker arts…It’s cool that hopefully we’ll start getting more recognition on a grander scale.”

KEN MODE developed a reputation as a devastating live band. They have cut their teeth by blanketing North America and Europe many times over touring alongside KYLESA, PELICAN, REVOCATION, A LIFE ONCE LOST, CIRCLE TAKES THE SQUARE, DAUGHTERS, THE ATLAS MOTH, DEAFHEAVEN, GAZA and many more. Additionally, the band has appeared as part of international festivals such as SXSW, Hellfest (France), CMJ and JUNOfest.

KEN MODE also announced a North American tour for March and April with TODAY IS THE DAY, BLACK TUSK, and FIGHT AMP. The full list of dates are on the TOUR PAGE here on TheWeldingRoom.com.

Season of Mist, French independent label for Metal and Rock