Ggu:ll wraps up «Dwaling» cycle.
Dutch post doom band Ggu:ll finally released their impressive debut LP «Dwaling» after seven years of activity during which they had captured some attention with the demo «Man Dies When He Wants», whose closer «March 28 1941, drowning» was reworked and subsequently included in the full-length, and the «Waan:Hoon» EP. Now, it seems that their show with Terzij de Horde in the German city of Darmstadt has brought the promotion cycle of «Dwaling» to an end, with the band stating that “for the remaining of 2017, we will aim our gaze inside to explore new depths. Focusing on the core of Ggu:ll without distractions from outside will hopefully result in new work which we can present you in 2018.” As we wait to witness the future musical endeavours of the quartet, it’s a good time as any to revisit their full-length, which you can stream below.
Further listening: both the «Dwaling» and «Waan:Hoon» can be streamed and digitally purchased in the band’s bandcamp. While physical copies of the latter are seemingly sold out, the former can be acquired in cd format through Ván Records.
The Body finalises recording of new LP
Experimental noise/doom duo The Body have announced the completion of a new LP this weekend. The record, whose title is yet to be revealed, is set to be released next year by Thrill Jockey. On the same announcement, the band revealed that the day after wrapping up the aforementioned full-length, they recorded nine songs for a different release that sound “like the early days”, further adding in case that wasn’t enough to get us all worked up about hearing them that it’s “just drums and guitars. FFO everything we did pre 2012.” That period of the band can be revisited in their bandcamp via the «Anthology» compilation released in 2011 which you can stream below. It’s comprised of the 2004 self-titled demo, the 2006 EP «Even the Saints Knew Their Hours of Failure and Loss», their side of the 2004 split with Get Killed, the «Cop Killer / Dead Cops» covers EP, another version of «Ruiner» recorded in 2004 and only present in the compilation, and the covers from the 2008 «Tour CD-r».
Further recall that The Body and Full Of Hell will be releasing the collaboration «Ascending a Mountain of Heavy Light» via Thrill Jockey on November 17. Its second track «Earth Is A Cage» can be heard below, whilst pre-orders are available at this location.
Voëmmr’s raw black metal set to be unleashed
A new entity of the underground Portuguese black metal scene by the name of Voëmmr has completed work on its debut album. The band, like others of the scene such as Black Cilice, Ordem Satânica or Wømb, has decided to remain anonymous so as to let their filthy sonic endeavours speak for themselves. They have, however, associated themselves with the so-called Aldebaran Circle, together with Ordem Satânica, Trono Além Morte, and Occelenbriig. Their first record, «Nox Maledictvs», is set for release on October 31 via Harvest of Death, a Signal Rex division. It consists of eight tracks, simply named with Roman numerals, of absolutely filthy lo-fi black metal. The rather minimalist and clearly intentionally crude production gives it an intriguing aura, as can be witnessed in the closing track «VIII» which the label has made public and can be heard below.
«Nox Maledictvs» is set for release on October 31 via Harvest of Death in a still undisclosed format. No pre-orders are available at this moment.
Further listening: other members of the Alderbaran Circle have released records this year. Trono Além Morte‘s debut demo «Revelações nas Chamas» was put out on April this year. A sample track can be heard here whilst the tape can be ordered here. A the time of the writing of this piece, only two copies remain. While the EP «In Aeterna Crudelitate» by Ordem Satânica is sold out, their full-length «Monte Da Lua» can be found via Signal Rex‘s webstore.