Excerpt From THE OCEAN DVD Now Playing

Revolver Magazine is pleased to reveal an excerpt from THE OCEAN‘s Pelagial DVD. The dramatic DVD, which is being screened as live video projections during the band’s current Pelagial world tour, is a conceptual movie by Craig Murray, known for his work with Nine Inch Nails, Converge, etc. This movie, which offers up a year’s worth of meticulous shooting, cutting and editing, visualizes the journey into the depths and completes the holistic music and visual art project that defines the Pelagial concept. The film is inundated with spectacular oceanic footage, parts of which THE OCEAN‘s own Robin Staps, an avid scuba diver, filmed himself in Australia. In addition, Pelagial features a female protagonist (who ironically goes by the name “Arielle” in real life). The girl is seen enduring various stages of fear, lust, terror, pain and joy, as she sinks towards the inscrutable depths of the Hadopelagic zone at the end of the album, and metaphorically, deeper and deeper into the depths of her own psyche.

Comments Robin Staps:

The album concept follows two separate but related strains: One is the obvious journey from the surface towards the depths of the sea, crossing the five Pelagial depth zones. The second one is loosely based on Andrey Tarkowsky’s movie Stalker, which is also a journey through zones, but an inward journey, form the surface into the depths of the human psyche, towards the origins of our wishes and desires. This is the central theme that the lyrics of the album are orbiting around. The Pelagial movie takes up themes from and makes reference to both of these conceptual strains, and fuzes them together, in an abstract, artistic way.”

The Pelagial DVD comes with a 5:1 Dolby surround mix of the instrumental album and is currently only available along with the special limited edition acrylic box set versions of the album, which were released through the band’s own Pelagic Records, on both CD and 4×10″ vinyl formats, in April. These special acrylic boxes contained the CD digipak or the two vinyl gatefolds respectively; which were “buried” underneath five thick, silk-screen printed acrylic layers colored in different hues of transparent blue, again reflecting the individual pelagic depth zones. The vinyl box sets sold out within nine days in February 2013, by direct preorder only. A second edition, including a repress of the vinyl on three-color split wax, will be made available for preorder shortly, and released in December through Pelagic Records. The CD box sets are still available through http://www.pelagic-records.com/cds.

Check out the stunning excerpt from the DVD in the form of the instrumental version of “Bathyalpelagic III: Disequillibrated,” now playing courtesy of Revolver at THIS LOCATION.

THE OCEAN‘s wildly successful Pelagial full-length was released earlier this year via Metal Blade. Their most profound work to date, Pelagial is a 53-minute exploratory composition written, recorded, mixed and intended to-be-performed-live as one single piece of music. Centered around all five pelagic depth zones, Pelagial purposefully submerges its listeners into an aquatic journey that is at once tranquil and terrifying. Crowned “ambitious and textured” by Terrorizer and “brilliantly written, expertly executed and filled with the kind of songwriting most bands can only dream of,” by Crave, Pelagial entered the Billboard Heatseekers Chart at #10 upon its first week of release and continues to reap critical accolades from fans and critics globally. The OCEAN is currently in the last stages of a three-month world tour promoting Pelagial, which included North America, Taiwan, China, and currently Russia.

Stay tuned for further THE OCEAN missives in the weeks to follow.

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ABORYM Streaming Dirty Disc 2

Agonia Records

Dirty, the new double disc album from Aborym, as heard on The Welding Room, is now being featured by Terrorizer Magazine. While the first CD contains original material only, the second CD is made of two completely re-recorded tracks Fire Walk With Us and Kali Yuga Bizarre albums, covers of Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd and Nine Inch Nails tracks as well as a special album-closing track, performed together with fans of the band. It can be streamed here: http://Terrorize.it/oN
Dirty is out now in Europe and will be available in North America on June 11.

Featuring 16 new tunes in total, the upcoming double album will be available in digi-pack, gatefold LP and jewelcase CD formats via Agonia Records. The jewelcase edition will only feature the first CD of Dirty, currently available for streaming via Noisey.

Formed in 1992 by frontman Fabban, ABORYM started life as a covers band and went through several transformations, eventually pioneering what the band calls “hard-industrial-electro extreme metal.” With Dirty being band’s 6th full-length release, the current line-up consists of:

Fabban – vocals, bass and synths
Paolo Pieri (Hour Of Penance) – guitars, keyboards and programming
Bard “Faust” Eithun (Blood Tsunami, Mongo Ninja, ex-Emperor) – drums

DIRTY tracklist:

CD 1
1. Irreversible Crisis
2. Across the Universe
3. Dirty
4. Bleedthrough
5. Raped by Daddy
6. I don’t Know
7. The Factory of Death
8. Helter Skelter Youth
9. Face the Reptile
10. The Day the Sun Stopped Shining

CD2
11. Fire Walk With Us (new version originally released on Fire Walk With Us)
12. Roma Divina Urbs (new version originally released on Kali Yuga Bizarre)
13. Hallowed Be Thy Name (Iron Maiden Cover)
14. Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd Cover)
15. Hurt (Nine Inch Nails Cover)
16. Need for limited loss (new track)

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ABORYM Premiere ‘Hallowed Be Thy Name’ Cover

Extreme electro/industrial metallers ABORYM revealed the first track from the second CD of the upcoming Dirty double album. While the first CD will feature completely new material, the second CD will include two completely re-arranged and re-recorded tracks from previous albums, covers of tracks by Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd and Nine Inch Nails, as well as a previously unreleased track. Dirty (cover below), the brand new double album which will be available in jewel case, double digipack and gatefold double LP formats, is set for release on Agonia Records on May 28 in Europe and June 11 in North America.

Iron Maiden’s heavy metal classic Hallowed Be Thy Name by legendarny industrial troops ABORYM, can be streamed here: http://youtu.be/1oSUZS-CnII

The band has also unveiled the second video teaser for Dirty. It’s streaming at: http://youtu.be/2Qn4gqZOJOc

ABORYM started life as a cover band and went through several transformations, eventually pioneering what the band calls hard-industrial-electro extreme metal. Today’s line up consists of Italians Fabban on vocals, bass and Synths and Paolo Pieri (Hour Of Penance) on guitars, keyboards and programming, together with Norway’s Bard “Faust” Eithun (Blood Tsunami, Mongo Ninja, ex-Emperor) on drums.

Dirty was recorded at the Fear No One Studios in Italy with Emiliano Natali, reprising his Sound Engineers role from the band’s Psychogrotesque album, and it is helmed by Marc Urselli of New York’s Eastside Sound Studio who has worked with the likes of Mike Patton and Lou Reed. The electronic part of the album is engineered by D. Loop (Kebabtraume, Limbo). R.G. Narchost (Stormcrow, Demon’s Shade, Drowning Ashes) created “The Spiral shaped chamber” custom sounds library for the band. Artwork for the album is by ABORYM’s Fabban.

With Dirty being the band’s first release since 2010’s Psychogrotesque, all three musicians have something to say about it:

Guitarist Paolo Pieri commented:

“This is definitely the most schizoid and experimental ABORYM work so far. This time we focused on pushing the boundaries of electronic music one step forward while retaining the ruthless brutality of extreme metal in a way totally ahead of the times.”

Drummer Bard “Faust” Eithun added:

“This time around ABORYM push everything further; the electronic and industrial elements have never been so present. Rest assured, no matter how sick, twisted and beyond everything it sounds, it is still ABORYM.”

The last word falls to founder Fabban:

“I believe that Dirty represents the best material ever written by ABORYM from 1992 until today. Given that it wasn’t that easy to go beyond an album such as Psychogrotesque, I strongly believe that this time we did exceed every limit and every concept of experimentation – manipulating all the clichès of extreme metal, industrial or electronic music and pushing together elements that are so far away from each other. As a result, we achieved something really innovative, powerful, refined and of a really high standard. The quality of sounds, the nuances, the details passing through the recording quality; the quality of the machines that we used and abused, the quality of the lyrics, the artwork and the performances of each of us and of all the people who have worked with us, are definitely all at the top. Dirty is a record that simply expands the range of our listeners, it’s an album that everyone can enjoy and really appreciate. I am personally very excited and, at the same time, really proud of what you’ll soon be able to listen to. We worked so hard for the past two years on this double album that we have no words to really explain how excited we are to finally see it released. It’s an album that will further change the history of extreme music. Of that I have no doubt.”

Track listing on Dirty as follows:

CD 1
Irreversible Crisis
Across the Universe
Dirty
Bleedthrough
Raped by Daddy
I don’t Know
The Factory of Death
Helter Skelter Youth
Face the Reptile
The Day the Sun Stopped Shining

CD2
Fire Walk With Us (new version originally released on Fire Walk With Us)
Roma Divina Urbs (new version originally released on Kali Yuga Bizarre)
Hallowed Be Thy Name (Iron Maiden Cover)
Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd Cover)
Hurt (Nine Inch Nails Cover)
Need for limited loss (new track)

Dirty is now available for retail pre-orders in all formats at: https://www.agoniarecords.com/index.php?pos=shop&lang=en

More information about ABORYM can be found on the band’s website at www.aborym.it and facebook at https://www.facebook.com/aborymofficial

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ABORYM Premiere New Track [PL: Nowy utwór ABORYM dostępny on-line]

Extreme electro/industrial metallers ABORYM premiered the first song off their upcoming album entitled Dirty. The new double album will be available in jewel case, double digi-pack and gatefold double LP formats, is set for release on Agonia Records on May 28 in Europe and June 11 in North America.

The album opener Irreversible Crisis can be streamed at YouTube: http://youtu.be/8f57gssYUK0

ABORYM started life as a covers band and went through several transformations, eventually pioneering what the band calls hard-industrial-electro extreme metal. Today’s line up consists of Italians Fabban on vocals, bass and Synths and Paolo Pieri (Hour Of Penance) on guitars, keyboards and programming, together with Norway’s Bard “Faust” Eithun (Blood Tsunami, Mongo Ninja, ex-Emperor) on drums.

The first CD will feature completely new material, and the second CD will include two completely re-arranged and re-recorded tracks from previous albums, covers of tracks by Iron Maiden, Pink Floyd and Nine Inch Nails, as well as a previously unreleased track written by Alberto Penzin (CO2, ex-Schizo) and performed by both established as well as several fans of the band.

CD 1

Irreversible Crisis
Across the Universe
Dirty
Bleedthrough
Raped By Daddy
I Don’t Know
The Factory of Death
Helter Skelter Youth
Face the Reptile
The Day the Sun Stopped Shining

CD 2
Fire Walk With Us (new version originally released on Fire Walk With Us)
Roma Divina Urbs (new version originally released on Kali Yuga Bizarre)
Hallowed Be Thy Name (Iron Maiden Cover)
Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd Cover)
Hurt (Nine Inch Nails Cover)
Need for limited loss (new track)

Dirty is now available for pre-orders in all formats at: https://www.agoniarecords.com/index.php?pos=shop&lang=en

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More information about ABORYM can be found on the band’s website at www.aborym.it and facebook at https://www.facebook.com/aborymofficial

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