Shadow Witch Post New Single “Wolf Among the Sheep”; Under the Shadow of a Witch out Early 2020

Posted in Whathaveyou on September 27th, 2019 by JJ Koczan

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Oh hey, what’s Shadow Witch up to? If that’s the question you’re asking, you probably already know the answer: “Something.” These cats are almost always up to something. They must be itching to get their new album, Under the Shadow of a Witch, released by now, as it was first announced late last year when they signed to Argonauta Records, it’s been given a still-kinda-nebulous “early 2020” due date, and they’re posting a song from it anyhow at least three months in advance of its actual arrival. Understandable. Nobody likes sitting on new material. And frankly, if I had a song sitting around that sounds as cool as “Wolf Among the Sheep” — as much classic metal as it is dark heavy rock — I’d probably want people to hear it too. And longer-term marketing concerns aside, the track is certainly welcome.

And okay, a word about the cover art for Under a Shadow of a Witch. “Nightmarish.” I guess that’s the one word. It’s not the kind of thing I’d want on a t-shirt, but they have a history of striking art one way or another, it’s bound to be noticed, and it’s oddly appropriate to the vibe of “Wolf Among the Sheep.” But yeah. Nightmarish. I have to think that’s what they were going for.

Here’s the announcement from the PR wire and the stream of the track:

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Kingston, New York, doom rock collective SHADOW WITCH premieres single of upcoming album!

Under The Shadow Of A Witch will haunt you in early 2020 on Argonauta Records!

Kingston, New York, dark ‘n doom heavy rockers Shadow Witch, have finally revealed the first details about their upcoming, third full length titled Under The Shadow Of A Witch! Set for a release in early 2020, today the music veterans collective has shared the album artwork, created by Shadow Witch’ voice and primary lyricist Earl Lundy, as well as a first single to the track Wolf Among The Sheep.

Says the band:”We’re very excited about this release, and the new partnership with Argonauta Records. The record takes SHADOW WITCH places we haven’t ventured before, both sonically and emotionally. There’s a lot of vulnerability in the lyrics and the vocal performance, and the band worked hard to match that. We’re very proud of the results. This first taste of the album, “WOLF AMONG THE SHEEP”, stands alone in that it’s the only song with possible political overtones. Production-wise though, it very much flows with the rest of the material. We’re really psyched for y’all to hear what we’ve been up to.”

Listen to the appetizer, Wolf Among The Sheep, that makes hunger for more!

SHADOW WITCH is:
Scott Wadowski – drums
David Pannullo – bass
Earl Lundy – voice / mellotron / loops
Jeremy Hall – guitars

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Shadow Witch, “Wolf Among the Sheep”

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Queen Elephantine to Release Gorgon Nov. 8; New Song Posted

Posted in Whathaveyou on September 27th, 2019 by JJ Koczan

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Nov. 8 is the release date for the new Queen Elephantine album, Gorgon, and if you perchance think that isn’t information vital to your day, you should get yourself a handle on the streaming track from the thing, called “Mars,” that you can hear at the bottom of this post. Now based in Philly as much as they’ve ever been based anywhere, the experimentalist troupe led by guitarist/vocalist Indrayudh Shome dig well into their jazz-meets-drone-doom ritualizing in full force and by force I mean the slow momentum of lava over landscape.

I haven’t heard it, but given their history I’d not at all count on any one song to represent the entirety of a Queen Elephantine record, even if the central methodology stays the same across the span, which of course isn’t guaranteed either. Doesn’t feel like too much of a leap to say “Mars” bodes well for the general sound of what might surround it, however. I’ve made more daring speculations in my time, and the band have for sure earned some trust over the years.

They’re on the road in November around the release. Info and dates follow:

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Experimental Psych Doom rockers QUEEN ELEPHANTINE Unleash Album Details + First Single!

Gorgon coming this November on Argonauta Records!

The avant-garde post-apocalyptic rock unit Queen Elephantine have revealed the first details about their forthcoming, sixth studio album, titled Gorgon. Set for a release on November 8th via Argonauta Records, Gorgon’s dissonant riffs will pull you down a river of unearthly atmospheres, guided by the incantations of sardonic fakirs, unravelling their final sermon before the cosmos combusts. High recommended for fans of acts alike Swans, OM, Circle or Earth, this is a trip through hypnotic molasses grooves – drawn from psychedelia, doom, drone, noise rock as well as free jazz and sacred music from around the world. Formed in 2006 in Hong Kong and currently based in Philadelphia, USA, Queen Elephantine is a nebulous worship of heavy mood and time, who already left their big stamp in the current heavy and psych rock scene. Queen Elephantine have released five albums to date as well as splits with Elder or Sons of Otis.

Today the experimental music collective has shared the cover artwork, tracklist and a first track taken from Gorgon with us. Listen to Mars right HERE!

[ Artwork by Tsem Rinpoche & Nathanael Totushek ]

Gorgon Tracklisting:
1. Mars
2. Unbirth
3. To See Eyes
4. Mercury

Gorgon was produced and mixed by guitarist and vocalist Indrayudh Shome, and mastered by Billy Anderson. In support of their new album, with an LP and CD pre-sale coming soon on Argonauta Records and digital album release with Atypeek Music, Queen Elephantine will embark on a US Northeast Tour this Fall, make sure to catch their mesmerizing live shows at the following dates:

11/7 – Philadelphia PA – Century
11/8 – Baltimore MD – The Crown
11/ 9 – Richmond VA – Wonderland
11/10 – Harrisburg PA – JB Lovedraft’s
11/14 – Brooklyn NY – Sunnyvale
11/15 – New Haven CT – The Cellar on Treadwell
11/16 – Providence RI – AS220
11/17 – Montclair NJ – The Meat Locker

Album Line-Up:
Indrayudh Shome: Guitar, Vocals
Nathanael Totushek: Drums
Camden Healy: Bass
Brett Zweiman: Divine Mosquito Guitar
Samer Ghadry and Ian Sims: Vocals
Matthew Becker: Vocals, Percussion
Matthew Couto: Synthesizers
Srinivas Reddy: Tanpura

www.queenelephantine.com
www.queenelephantine.bandcamp.com
www.facebook.com/queenelephantine
www.argonautarecords.com
www.atypeekmusic.com

Queen Elephantine, “Mars”

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High Fighter, Champain: Die Strafe Ertönt

Posted in Reviews on September 16th, 2019 by JJ Koczan

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Oof that’s brutal. The progression that Hamburg, Germany’s High Fighter have undertaken over the course of their now-two full-lengths and their debut EP has seen them become increasingly dark, increasingly metal, and increasingly scathing. On Champain, their 11-song/43-minute second LP and first for Argonauta Records, vocalist Mona Miluski earns consideration among the Angela Gossows of the world for the ferocity of her delivery, and guitarists Christian “Shi” Pappas and Ingwer Boysen, bassist Constantin Wüst and drummer/backing vocalist Thomas Wildelau likewise push into more intense fare, building on the consuming atmosphere that they unleashed in 2016’s memorable Scars and Crosses (review here), making the sludgecore rock of their 2014 debut EP, The Goat Ritual (review here), seem almost quaint in comparison.

The band, who toured steadily to support the first long-player, seem only to have grown darker as a result, and while Miluski‘s throatripper screams are a big part of that, it’s also there in the tones of the guitars and the severity of the drumming in the chorus of a song like “Another Cure,” and the furious drive of the song’s ending. It is an unmistakably metallic aggression, and even as the vocals in that song and elsewhere veer back and forth between screaming and a cleaner approach — highlighting the latter particularly on the closing duo “A Shrine” and “Champain,” but using it wisely throughout to change things up as Miluski has all along in the band’s five-year tenure — that aggression is maintained. No matter where a given song goes, it is not intended to be friendly, or to hypnotize so much as to punch in the face.

Champain is a title I read both as a signal of the level of class in High Fighter‘s execution, which is true, as well as in a life-gives-you-lemons-make-lemonade kind of way. When life gives you pain, make champagne, and so on. Whether or not either was the intent of the band, I don’t know, but they do show a sense of poise amid all the aural throttling of their songcraft, and not just for those moments of clean vocals.

To be sure, Miluski‘s voice is a defining element in High Fighter‘s approach — they’d be an entirely different band without it — but in the near-melodeath of “Shine Equal Dark” or the pointed turns in “When We Suffer,” which also brings in Anton Lisovoj, founding vocalist/bassist of Downfall of Gaia, with whom High Fighter toured last year, for a guest spot, demonstrate plainly that the entire band is on the same page when it comes to aesthetic, or at very least they’re able to convey that with their sound. Consider that despite touring and the direction their material have taken, all five original members remain in the group. That’s relatively rare as a band moves from one record to another in the gritty fashion High Fighter have. It only makes their dynamic stronger throughout Champain, however, as a song like “Dead Gift” proves with its layered hook, crash and head-down churning riff in the post-chorus.

high fighter (Photo by Basti Grim)

The aforementioned “Another Cure” is a standout for its seven-minute runtime, and while I wouldn’t necessarily call its delivery patient, the sheer fact that it takes a longer form than what surrounds — the next longest is opener “Before I Disappear,” at 5:16, while everything else apart from two interludes is in the 3:30-4:30 range — showcases a willingness to change up their take as called for by the material itself. And of course it’s not just that it takes longer to get where it’s going — I was trying to think of whatever the punishing equivalent of Funkytown would be; Scathesville? Flaysberg? Brutalasfuckton? — but that the songwriting earns the distance it travels from one end to the other that makes the difference.

Those noted interludes, “Interlight” on the first half of the album and the obviously-complementary “Interdark” on the second, play a role in giving the listener a chance to breathe before the next round of assault ensues, but neither is much more than a minute long, and whether it’s the semi-djent “Kozel” or the swinging mosher “I Will Not” that follows, leading directly into “Interdark,” there’s plenty to justify the break. Indeed, the momentum High Fighter amass across Champain‘s span becomes no less crucial to the proceedings than the aggression driving the performances themselves, each track feeding into the overarching impression of striking out against suffering inflicted. There are some triumphs and there are some pitfalls conveyed as a part of that, but these too are brought to bear with intent behind them, and the feeling of purpose overall is richer as a result.

And though in some ways, the progression High Fighter have thus far undertaken is a surprise — one might expect a band over time to grow less aggressive, not more — with the allowance that it’s still only been five years/two albums and their longer-term growth will invariably play out over their next several releases, they’ve found a niche somewhere between heavy and mean that is able to draw from both sides effectively and still seem to put songwriting first. That’s something Scars and Crosses did as well, but that Champain does with even greater efficiency, proffering a statement of intent in “Before I Disappear” and then setting up the rest of what follows to expand the argument.

Their sound won’t be for everybody, but it was never supposed to be. Rather, its foundation in metal rather than rock seems to position High Fighter as an automatic surprise on this or that heavy show, fest, whatever it might be, and one suspects that suits the five-piece just fine as they gleefully harsh mellows across the broader European touring market. I’d love to see the faces of the stoner rock hippies when they break out “Shine Equal Dark,” personally. If this is the road High Fighter are heading down, eventually they’re going to have to expose themselves to a more metal audience, but as it is on their second record, they seem to delight in the high-grade skin peel they provide. That only makes it more fun.

High Fighter, “Before I Disappear”

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Monte Luna Announce European Tour; “Man of Glass” Video Posted

Posted in Whathaveyou on September 12th, 2019 by JJ Koczan

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Austin duo Monte Luna are getting closer to the Oct. 4 release for their new album, Drowners Wives, which will be out through Argonauta Records, and as they wrap up a couple live dates this week alongside Serial Hawk — who also have a new LP out — they’ve just announced a run to Europe that will begin next month and go into November. The tour will begin after the album is out, so that’ll give them something to promote, and even as they get ready to go, they add further intrigue to the impending by unveiling a new video for “Man of Glass.” Like the prior-posted “The Water Hag” it’s on the shorter side of the spectrum, but still gives a sense of what it’s all about, which is to say, riffs and murder at Stonehenge. So, yeah, right on.

I haven’t heard the album yet or I’d probably be talking about it right now, but what I’ve heard so far bodes well, and Monte Luna are putting their time in on the road in such a way that makes me think they have designs well outside their hometown — though given their hometown, that’s plenty in itself — over the longer term. More power to them. Go forth and sell shirts, young men.

Here’s where they’ll be, and that new video:

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Our European tour has been announced! We head across the pond in October!

Your eyes are dazed and heavy.

Upcoming Monte Luna Tour Dates
September 13 – Atlanta Georgia – 529 *
September 14 – Raleigh North Carolina – Slims Downtown *
* w/ Serial Hawk

Monte Luna European Tour 2019:
25.10.19 Italy, Turin
26.10.19 Italy, Lecco
29.10.19 France, Volmerange-Les-Mines
30.10.19 Belgium, Antwerpen
31.10.19 Belgium, Gent
01.11.19 Netherlands, Zwolle
02.11.19 Germany, Koblenz
03.11.19 Germany, Bremen
05.11.19 Denmark, Copenaghen
06.11.19 Denmark, Aalborg
09.11.19 Sweden, Stockholm
10.11.19 Sweden, Gothenburg
12.11.19 Germany, Dresden
13.11.19 Germany, Munich
14.11.19 Switzerland, Le Chaux du Fonds
15.11.19 Italy, Pavia
16.11.19 Italy, Vigone

“Drowners’ Wives”
Release date October 4th, 2019
ORDERS:
http://bit.ly/DrownersWives (CD & LP)
https://ingroov.es/drowners-wives (DIGITAL)

Monte Luna is:
James Cl
Philip Hook

www.facebook.com/pg/MonteLuna666
www.monteluna666.bandcamp.com
https://www.instagram.com/monte_luna_tx/
www.argonautarecords.com

Monte Luna, “Man of Glass” official video

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Lowburn to Release Phantasma Oct. 25

Posted in Whathaveyou on September 11th, 2019 by JJ Koczan

Finnish heavy rockers Lowburn have been trickling out info and audio for their second album, Phantasma, for a while now, including a lyric video for the single “Cloud Valley” that you can stream below, but getting the release date, tracklisting and album art is obviously a big step along the way to the actual arrival. Phantasma will see release on Oct. 25 through Argonauta Records — no preorders yet, but they’ll get there — and boasts eight tracks, one of which has the honor of being called “Urban Funk Campaign.” I don’t know what it sounds like, as I haven’t heard the record yet, but I know I want to find out.

Until then, the cover art is striking in its vague orbital iconography and big-eyes skeleton whatnot, so yeah, dig in. The PR wire sent all all the everything:

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Fuzz Doom collective LOWBURN, featuring ex-members of Battlelore, reveals full album details!

Phantasma coming this October on Argonauta Records!

After Battlelore went on hiatus, Tomi Mykkänen and Henkka Vahvanen formed a heavy fuzz rock and doom fusion, Lowburn, in 2012. The Finnish music collective and heavy sounds veterans have been hard at work for their forthcoming and hotly anticipated full length, which will be seeing the light of day on October 25th with Argonauta Records!

Phantasma is featuring eight fuzzy, hard rocking, punkish to heavily psychedelic tracks, that will invite you to a trip into a universe of diverse soundspheres. Earlier this summer, Lowburn shared a first single to the track Cloud Valley, listen HERE!

Phantasma tracklisting:
1. My Doom Dealer
2. Freaks
3. Cloud Valley
4. Walking on Thirds
5. Song of a Preacher
6. Ghosts
7. Urban Funk Campaign
8. Hypnopomp

With a pre-order to start soon with Argonauta Records, Lowburn have announced to not only share many more details plus tunes, but also upcoming live dates with us soon. The band released a critically acclaimed debut EP back in 2013, followed by a split-7″ with fellow band Church of Void to date, live shows of Lowburn have been rare so far. Finally, the Fall of 2019 will see them return to the scene, a news that will surely make every stoner punk and doom rock- heart beat faster. Stay tuned for many more news to be revealed in the days ahead!

Lowburn is:
Henkka Vahvanen – drums
Antti Vesikko – bass
Tomi Mykkänen – guitar and vocals
Tommi Lintunen – guitar

https://www.facebook.com/lowburnband
http://www.lowburn.net/
http://lowburn.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ArgonautaRecords
https://www.instagram.com/argonautarecords/
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Lowburn, “Cloud Valley” lyric video

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Red Beard Wall & Thunderchief Announce Tour Dates

Posted in Whathaveyou on September 5th, 2019 by JJ Koczan

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Gotta figure two one-man bands traveling together cuts down on costs, if nothing else. Plenty of room in a 13-passenger van, even with gear, when it’s just two dudes. I’m not sure, however, that it is just two dudes, as I know Texas’ Red Beard Wall and Virginia’s Thunderchief have both used live drummers in the past, so maybe upwards of… four… people involved between the two groups, such as they are? Still seems like a pretty efficient trip to me.

Thunderchief — aka Rik Surly and sometimes Erik Larson — have a couple singles out as of last year, while Red Beard Wall — aka Aaron Wall and sometimes George Trujillo — released the full-length The Fight Needs Us All earlier this year on Argonauta Records. Rest assured, whether it’s them alone or not, whatever the shows lack in personnel, they’ll make up in volume. Neither act is fucking around when it comes to that.

Dates and info from the PR wire:

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Red Beard Wall & Thunderchief Tour Dates

Thunderchief teams up with Red Beard Wall for one of 2019’s most anticipated tours! Sacrament of the Ninth Order Tour 2019!

This super-heavy doom/sludge hybrid tour begins October 17 in Dallas, TX, wrapping up in the Mecca of Doom, Frederick, MD, on Nov. 2, 2019. This pair of ultra-heavy sonic titans are quite unique, as they are both one-man bands, with walls of amps and NO drum machines!

Thunderchief, of Richmond, VA, will be performing their crushing new upcoming album in its entirety, and Red Beard Wall, of Lubbock, TX (Argonauta Records), will be belting out melodic heaviness from their current European release, The Fight Needs Us All.

Both bands have been seen opening for Eyehategod, Weedeater, Backwoods Payback, Shadow Witch, among many others, and this tour is not slacking on killer regional touring bands!

Oct. 17 Dallas TX Tradewinds Social Club
Oct. 18 Austin TX Dozen Street
Oct. 19 San Antonio TX Faust Tavern
Oct. 20 Lafayette LA Freetown Boom Boom Room
Oct. 21 New Orleans LA Poor Boys
Oct. 23 Birmingham AL Upsidedown Plaza
Oct. 24 Raleigh NC Slim’s
Oct. 25 Wilmington NC Reggie’s
Oct. 26 Asheville NC Static Age
Oct. 27 Nashville TN Betty’s Grill
Oct. 28 Louisville KY Highlands Tap Room
Oct. 29 Youngstown OH Westside Bowl
Oct. 30 Canton OH Buzz Bin
Nov. 1 Kingston NY The Anchor
Nov. 2 Frederick MD Guido’s

https://www.facebook.com/redbeardwall/
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Red Beard Wall, The Fight Needs Us All (2019)

Thunderchief, “Stone House”

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Mitochondrial Sun to Release Debut Album on Argonauta Records

Posted in Whathaveyou on September 3rd, 2019 by JJ Koczan

A few years ago, I tried to go to Sweden on a fellowship to study its heavy rock and metal underground to write a book. It didn’t work out. This year, I tried to set up an Obelisk All-Dayer in Stockholm for next summer, then Truckfighters announced they’d hold a festival at the same venue a couple months later and that was basically the end of that. Will I ever get to that magical Scandinavian land from whence so much crucial heavy has emanated over the decades since the advent of distortion? I honestly don’t know.

Start naming Swedish melodeath bands off the top of your head and it won’t be long before you get around to Dark Tranquility. Their founding guitarist, Niklas Sundin, has newly signed his solo-project to Argonauta Records to release a debut album next year, and that’s a big deal both because it’s one more creative outlet from Gothenburg and because it’s a killer get for Argonauta, the Italian imprint whose signing spree now seems just to be a matter of course rather than a splurge, it’s gone on so long. No complaints. Seven years later, they’ve amassed a catalog that just about anyone would have to call enviable.

And growing.

Mitochondrial Sun‘s first album will be out early next year, as the PR wire informs. There’s a teaser for the first single at the bottom of this post:

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Dark Tranquillity’s NIKLAS SUNDIN signs worldwide deal with Argonauta Records

Debut album by Sundin’s solo-project MITOCHONDRIAL SUN coming in early 2020!

Rising powerhouse label Argonauta Records is celebrating its 7th anniversary while adding one of the most prestigious, newest signings to their eclectic artist roster: Mitochondrial Sun, the solo-project by Dark Tranquillity’s Niklas Sundin, has signed a worldwide deal with the Italian record company!

Argonauta Records will release the debut album of Mitochondrial Sun in early 2020. Niklas is best known as a founding member and guitarist of Dark Tranquillity, the Grammy nominated Swedish metal band that for nearly three decades has helped carve out an entire subgenre and inspired musicians all around the globe. After 15 albums as a metal guitarist, Mitochondrial Sun is Sundin’s first public foray into different musical realms: Created with support from the Swedish Arts Council, the self-titled debut album is a diverse offering of atmospheric and darkly cinematic music where the songs differ wildly in expression and sonic aesthetics.

“I’m very pleased and excited to announce that the debut LP/CD of my MITOCHONDRIAL SUN project will be released on Argonauta Records early next year. The album has been a long time in the making, with some of the melodies and chord progressions dating back to the mid ’90’s, so it’ll be great to finally have it out in the open.“ Sundin comments.

“I first got in touch with Argonauta when creating the cover artwork for one of their bands and found them to be an enthusiastic and hungry label that’s not afraid to venture outside of the conventional borders. In other words, a perfect match for an experimental electronic album that covers a lot of ground and that’s hard to pigeonhole into any specific genre. This is my first solo venture in nearly 30 years as a musician, and even if I know that this style of music might not fit every metal fan, I think and hope that people will find it an interesting listen.”

Musically speaking, the Mitochondrial Sun album is largely instrumental and features everything from Dead can dance-like tribal atmospheres to futuristic sci-fi soundscapes. Among the guest musicians appearing are Dark Tranquillity’s Martin Brändström and renowned cello player Annika Blomfeldt. The album was mixed and mastered by Anders Lagerfors (who also contributed grand piano to some tracks) at Nacksving Studio in Gothenburg, Sweden.

The album is based around evolution and the passing of time. Juxtaposing electronic and decidedly synthetic elements with organic sound textures and the presence of real cello and grand piano, Mitochondrial Sun is an exploration of contrasts. Lush and cinematic passages collide with harsh distortion and massive futuristic soundscapes. Some songs have a traditional feel, invoking ghosts and patterns from our distant past, some are urban and desolate and some glance outward towards a future among the stars. In addition to being a musician, Niklas is also a prolific graphic designer. This visual emphasis is transferred over to to the Mitochondrial Sun project, where each song will be accompanied by an animated video further enhancing the experience and providing context. The first single and video, “Nyaga” – whose title is inspired by a little known sci-fi novel by the Swedish astronomer and writer Peter Nilsson – will be revealed in full in October, but you can already dive into a first teaser of the track HERE!

Additional singles will be released before the full length album arrives in early 2020. Featuring ten songs with lots of stylistic differences, Mitochondrial Sun’s debut album is by no means an easy listen, or one designed for instant gratification – but the patient listener will be rewarded!

www.mitochondrialsun.com
www.argonautarecords.com

Mitochondrial Sun, “Nyaga” teaser

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Ocean Chief Sign to Argonauta Records; New Album Due in 2020

Posted in Whathaveyou on August 28th, 2019 by JJ Koczan

Here’s a word to the wise: anytime you run into a band that ever put anything out on 12th Records, that’s a band you want to hear. In the case of Sweden’s Ocean Chief, it was their album Tor in 2006, and sure enough, they’re a band you want to hear if you like your doom spaced out and massively weighted in kind. Fast forward some 13-plus years and the four-piece are newly inked to Argonauta — also not a trustworthy source as far as taste goes — and getting ready to issue what upon its release in 2020 will be their first LP in six years, as yet untitled. Their last outing, 2014’s Universums Härd, was like morbid tales told in a garden of unearthly delights, if you catch my drift, and with more than half a decade to put the new one together, I’d expect no less this time around. Would be a good time to get on board.

The announcement came down the PR wire:

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Swedish psychedelica doomsters OCEAN CHIEF sign with Argonauta Records

Hailing from the contemplative province of Mjölby, Sweden, their music in contrast speaks volumes. Psychedelic doom heavy weights OCEAN CHIEF have signed a worldwide deal with Argonauta Records, who will release the band’s sixth studio album in early 2020!

OCEAN CHIEF was formed in 2001 by Björn Andersson and Tobias Larsson. Over the years the band has experimented in a diverse field between the psychedelic and doom, evolving their sound to perfection in long tracks combined with electronic ideas. Their latest album “Universums härd“ was released 5 years ago and is the only album to date that includes more than four songs.

”Ocean Chief are very happy to announce this collaboration with Argonauta Records from Italy!” the band comments. ”As friends we make this deal and that’s the way we like it. No bullshit, just love for music and a positive approach. Enjoy this heavy ride and keep on supporting the underground!”

After a few line-up changes and more than five long years in the making, in early 2020 OCEAN CHIEF will return with their forthcoming epos, that may likely see them going back to their sound roots, but with a crisp approach and a new hunger! Stay tuned for many more details and tunes to follow soon.

Ocean Chief is:
Tobias Larsson
Björn Andersson
Christian Sandberg
Magnus Linhardt

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https://oceanchief.bandcamp.com/
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Ocean Chief, Universums Härd (2014)

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