PEST Premiere Second Single From New Album

Sweden’s metallers PEST premiered the second song off their forthcoming The Crowning Horror album. The release will hit the shops in two weeks (June 18) in Europe and 9 of July in North America via Agonia Records. The second unveiled track entitled Face Obscured By Death can be streamed now via Decibel Magazine and request any song from the album on The Welding Room now!

http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/streaming-pest-faced-obscured-by-death/

The first revealed song can be streamed at this location: https://soundcloud.com/agoniarecords/pest-volcanic-eyes
Thrilled to return after a five-year break, PEST is once again back on its own turns, exposing a characteristic brand of old-school black metal to passion and mixing melodic yet haunted guitar licks with speed, rawness and chaos. The Crowning Horror was mixed by Fred Estby (Dismemebr/Carnage/Necronaut) at Gutterview Recorders and mastered by Andy Jackson (Pink Floyd’s engineer, Grammy nominee) at Tube Mastering, UK.

The Crowning Horror will be available on a noble 8 panel digi-pack CD, digitally and on vinyl (first 100 copies on a solid, purple wax vinyl). The album is preceded by a 7″ EP titled Black Oath c/w Morbid Revelations released on April 16 worldwide.

PEST is strongly recommended for fans of Bathory, Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Nifelheim, Darkthrone, Aura Noir, older Deströyer 666 and similar.

The band commented:

After years of silence a new wave of black death will finally strike the world. The plague is upon us. Bring the darkness!

Tracklist:

1. The Funeral Hours

2. A Face Obscured By Death * streaming on-line now!

3. Volcanic Eyes * streaming on-line now!

4. Devil’s Mark

5. Holocaust

6. The Abomination of the God

7. Thirteen Chimes

8. Demon

9. The Crowning Horror

10. Eternal Curse

More on PEST: www.pest.se

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)

http://www.aborym.it/
https://www.facebook.com/aborymofficial

 

PURSON Streaming Debut Album

Purson, the London-based quintet Pitchfork recently described as eerie and whimsical,” is currently streaming their debut album, The Circle and The Blue Door, via Spin HERE.


The 11-song album is set for an April 30 release via Metal Blade/Rise Above Records and has been dubbed “best debut of 2013” by Decibel Magazine with overseas outlets like Kerrang (“the best bits of ’60s and ’70s rock – think Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Cream… brought to 2013 in a sweet-smelling musical haze”), BBC (“a modern demonic sound”), Terrorizer (“their brand of gothic psychedelia is set to take 2013 by storm”) and Subterranea/Metal Hammer (“Purson are the UK’s new ambassadors for the otherworldly”) all championing the young UK outfit.

The video for Leaning On A Bear – directed by Chris Martindebuted last month and is viewable here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c90mXA_Jrc4The clip gives a perfect visual to the band’s trippy psychedelia, or as they call it “vaudeville carny psych.”

Rosalie said of the setting:

“We found this great place in Brixton, South London called Café Cairo that look as though it has been transplanted there from the souk in Marrakesh.” 

Pre-orders of The Circle and The Blue Door are available via Metal Blade at this link: www.metalblade.com/pursonPurson will make their debut U.S. performances this fall with tour dates forthcoming.

www.facebook.com/pursontheband
twitter.com/_Purson

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

Additional news: www.agoniarecords.com and www.patriciathomasmanagement.com

 

PURSON Track Available via Pitchfork Now

Purson, the female-fronted UK band that Kerrang has described as having “the best bits of ’60s and ’70s rock – think Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Cream… brought to 2013 in a sweet-smelling musical haze,” premiere the song Well Spoiled Machine via Pitchfork HERE.

Debut Album, The Circle And The Blue Door, Out April 30

The London-based band’s debut album, The Circle and The Blue Door, is set for an April 30 release via Metal Blade/Rise Above Records.

“best debut of 2013” – Decibel Magazine: Editor-in-Chief, Albert Mudrian 

“a modern demonic sound” – BBC

“their brand of gothic psychedelia is set to take 2013 by storm” – Terrorizer

“Purson are the UK’s new ambassadors for the otherworldly”  Subterranea/Metal Hammer

Spiderwood Farm, a song singer Rosalie Cunningham penned after flipping through a copy of Sounds from 1972, is streaming via Decibel HERE. A video for Leaning On A Bear debuted last month and is viewable HERE.

Directed by Chris Martin, Rosalie said of the setting:

“We found this great place in Brixton, South London called Café Cairo that look as though it has been transplanted there from the souk in Marrakesh.”

The clip gives a perfect visual to the band’s trippy psychedelia, or as they call it “vaudeville carny psych.”

Pre-orders of The Circle and The Blue Door are available via Metal Blade at this link: www.metalblade.com/purson. Purson will make their debut U.S. performances this fall with tour dates forthcoming.

www.facebook.com/pursontheband
twitter.com/_Purson

 

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

Request ABORYM on The Welding Room. Send Death Threats/Complaints to TheWeldingRoom@gmail.com now.

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

Continue reading

ABORYM To Debut Tracks On Radio

Agonia Records

Having recently announced their upcoming 6th full length album, Dirty, Italo-Norwegian Hard-Industrial-Electro Extreme Metallers ABORYM are set to debut a couple of tracks on March 21 on the Moshpit Radio Show. The show will be hosted by the Italian writer Eduardo Vitolo, author of Horror Rock, la musica delle tenebre –  Arcana, 2010 and Sub Terra, rock estremo e cultura undergound in italia 1977-1998, Tsunami 2012, who will interview frontman and founder Fabban live in the studio.  The show will air from 21:00 to 23:00 Central European Time (20-22 Greenwich Mean Time in UK/Ireland, 16-18 Eastern Daylight Time in the US, 13-15 Pacific Daylight Time in the US) at the link below:

http://www.radiobase.fm/player-radio-base-2/

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 10-track double album (cover below), which will be available in digipak, jewel case and gatefold double LP formats, is set for release on Agonia Records on May 28 in Europe and June 11 in the USA/North America.

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 and spliced together from all the different source

Dirty tracklisting:

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)

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

Send in your DEATH THREATS/COMPLAINTS now! Demand to hear ABORYM on The Welding Room radio program.

For more info and shopping with Agonia Records visit: www.agoniarecords.com
For general info and order inquires contact: info@agoniarecords.com
For promotional info contact: promotion@agoniarecords.com
Agonia Records myspace: www.myspace.com/agoniarecords

Agonia Records facebook: www.facebook.com/agoniarecords

*NEW: Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/user/AgoniaRec
**NEW: Twitter: https://twitter.com/agoniarecords

Continue reading

RECOVERY COUNCIL Album Release Party

Rebeca Qualls is a geek. The guitarist/vocalist and chief songwriter for New Jersey-based rock trio RECOVERY COUNCIL has a unique background which includes, of all things, scientific systems engineering. And she’s crazy enough to think that the two have something in common.

Writing music is, in many ways, the organic distillation of thoughts, feelings, and melodies into a cohesive end product, Qualls says.

Like building a system, creating music can take a few iterations to sharpen and guide that focus into a desired result.

This concept also parallels the evolution of RECOVERY COUNCIL from a lo-fi space rock solo project into a heavy rock trio with an undeniable sonic chemistry.

Qualls raucous guitar and honest vocals have been joined by the fluid, vibrant bass of Isidro Santos, and precision drumming of Jeff Trenholm. The third RECOVERY COUNCIL album Plan-Do-Check-Act consistently captures a moment in time where the three musicians with unique styles perfectly intersect as a cohesive whole. Although she cites some post-punk influences such as Husker Du, Sonic Youth, and Helmet, Qualls has deep rock and metal roots dating back to her childhood in the small college/steel town of Huntington, West Virginia.

A young classical pianist turned bassist, she found her bass gods and musical influences in the likes of Iron Maiden, early Metallica, and Rush. The latter also made a big impact on New Jersey native Trenholm in his formative years, in addition to The Cure and Pink Floyd.

Meanwhile, Dominican Republic-born Santos found his niche in early-mid 90s rock, including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, and Toque Profundo from his home country.

The end result is a hurricane of melodic power whirling around the eye of Qualls smooth vocals and whipping into gusts of heavy 90s-style indie rock with traces of metal and a dash of progressive.

Plan-Do-Check-Act is RECOVERY COUNCIL’s first studio release as a band, and for Rebeca Qualls, it’s a place she’s always wanted to be.

While you can bring energy to recording and playing solo, it isn’t the same as having the raw, organic power of a band around you. Besides, I suck at drums. 

In all seriousness, I’m really thankful to be surrounded by such talented musicians who are equally great friends. I’m continually amazed at the instant life they breathe into the music. I’ll bring in a song, and it will seem to congeal in no time because we get each other musically and we have a blast playing together. Then well goof around, tell bad jokes, talk about all kinds of stuff, and keep each other pretty entertained. We’re all kind of quirky in our own ways, but somehow I think I’ve earned the title of the biggest geek of the bunch.

Quirks aside for the moment, while Plan-Do-Check-Act reflects the process by which RECOVERY COUNCIL has evolved, it also has a personal meaning to Qualls. Her lyrics string together to loosely tell a story of perseverance through struggle and disillusionment, while balancing expectations based on real values as opposed to unattainable ideals.

The will to accomplish something against any odds comes with highs, lows, assessments and reassessments along the journey. It’s as much about self-discovery and experience as it is about determination and improvement, Qualls says.

Such is the journey for RECOVERY COUNCIL the musical system that has been engineered, focused, and refined over time. The only way to move is forward. And the geeks shall inherit the earth.

 

 

RECOVERY COUNCIL Premiere First Single

Geek chicks sure can rock out and Rebeca Qualls is living proof. New Jersey-based RECOVERY COUNCIL began as Qualls’ nerdy lo-fi space rock solo project in grad school but has evolved into a power trio juggernaut with a heavy rock nucleus and a new album Plan-Do-Check-Act to be released January 15 on Dot Ultra Records.

Album Due Out January 15 on Dot Ultra Records

Plan-Do-Check-Act is RECOVERY COUNCIL’s third full-length studio album but the first release since becoming a full band in the summer of 2011. While the band’s sound has taken a more raucous turn, Qualls continues to exude her inner geek with lyrical introspect and technical allusion.

Fans can hear the first single from Plan-Do-Check-Act entitled Recourse,  HERE.

RECOVERY COUNCIL is Qualls on guitar and vocals, along with New Jersey native Jeff Trenholm on drums and Dominican Republic-born Isidro Santos on bass.

Since becoming a band in 2011, their collective influences lent to their rhythm-driven, melodic style. Qualls cites post-punk influences such as Husker Du and Helmet, but relies on her metal and rock roots dating back to her childhood, beginning with Iron Maiden, early Metallica, and Rush. The latter also made a big impact on Trenholm in his formative years, in addition to The Cure and Pink Floyd. Meanwhile, Santos found his niche in early-mid ’90s rock, including Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nirvana, and Dominican-based Toque ProfundoPlan-Do-Check-Act captures a moment in time where the three musicians’ unique styles and backgrounds perfectly intersect as a cohesive whole.

RECOVERY COUNCIL will be hitting the road throughout the winter showcasing music from Plan-Do-Check-Act. A current listing of shows can be found below.

RECOVERY COUNCIL Live:

1/17/13: Newportville, PA @ Roadhouse Inn

2/7/13: Philadelphia, PA @ JR’s Bar

2/16/13: New York, NY @ Desmond’s Tavern

3/4/13: New London, CT @ El N Gee

For More Info Visit:

http://www.recoverycouncilmusic.com/

http://www.facebook.com/recoverycouncil

 

DISPERSE Prepare To Release New Album

 

Upcoming release: "Living Mirrors"

 

Living Mirrors is the title of Polish prog rockers DISPERSE’s new album, scheduled to hit the stores on February 15 (February 19 in North America).

Album details are as follows:

DISPERSE have been the buzz topic within progressive circles worldwide since the release of debut album Journey through the Hidden Gardens. Their sophomore full-length displays amazing technical skills serving a surprisingly mature and confident songwriting. Although their roots ranging from PINK FLOYD via DREAM THEATER to CYNIC are clearly shining through, DISPERSE have found their own elegant style, injecting fresh momentum into Progressive Rock and Metal.