Mos Generator & Di’Aul Premiere Split LP in Full

Posted in audiObelisk on September 23rd, 2020 by JJ Koczan

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The Pacific Northwest heavy rock institution offer three tracks on side A of the quite-manageable 32-minute outing, and bring forth an installment of their ‘Plundering of the Vaults’ series with demos recorded between 2014 and 2018. As self-sufficient as they are in the studio with  Writing A Research Proposal Outline from our essay writing service anytime you need. We help your academic papers on any topic, any discipline, any academic level, and any Reed working as producer as well as helming mixing and mastering, it’s hard to imagine the vaults aren’t overflowing at any given time, but the three inclusions here run shortest to longest and feel particularly choice.

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Meanwhile, in Milan,  Buy what to write an essay about for a cheap price. Any topic, fast completion, quality guarantee. Wondering how to write my essay? Ask us! Di’Aul crush it. The four-piece of vocalist  MoMo, guitarist LeLe, bassist Jeremy Toma and drummer Diego Bertoni celebrate 10 years of the band’s existence in 2020, and their two assembled cuts — “The House on the Edge of the World” (8:47) and “Three Ladies” (7:56) — stand in immediate contrast to side A in their focus on sheer tonal heft and impact. Beginning with two minutes-plus of ambience and stark guitar, “The House on the Edge of the World” builds into a massive and righteous nod without losing its hook in the ensuing fray.

It is H-E-A-V-Y, and harsher in its approach than Mos Generator, but makes a better complement for the fact that each act brings something different to the release. There’s sludge underlying what Di’Aul are doing, and some jabs and turns of riff in “The House on the Edge of the World” remind of YOB, but as the track chug-stop-chugs to its end, its gravity is its own. More immediate, “Three Ladies” starts out with bass and drums and is underway soon enough with its own stomp and drawl, a solo break as it heads into its midsection proving only a brief respite from the willful repetition and concrete-on-skull vibe that surrounds.

If you think you can hang, you probably can. Splits like this often become a footnote in the respective catalogs of the bands that take part in them. Mos Generator always have a slew of things going on, and Di’Aul are two years removed from their second LP, Nobody’s Heaven (review here), but for an offering that asks next to nothing of the listener beyond the time involved in hearing the thing, and for the quality of work put in by both groups, you can’t really go wrong, whether either band is new to you or not. The relatively few physical copies that exist create some urgency around it, so I’m that much more appreciative of being able to host the full stream of the split for you to check out in advance of the proper release this Friday.

More PR wire info follows under the player.

Please enjoy:

Mos Generator & Di’Aul, Split official premiere

Heavy rock icons, Mos Generator, have teamed up with Italy’s doom and sludge rock heavy weights Di’Aul for the release of a 5-track split vinyl-only LP, coming out on September 25th, 2020, via Argonauta Records!

Preorder here: www.argonautarecords.com/shop

Mos Generator’s plundering of the Vaults continues with three demos recorded between May 2014 and June 2018. Says Tony Reed, “All three of these songs were recorded live in our rehearsal space and then layers were added later in the studio. There are a few interesting things about these songs. First, they are loosely arranged ideas that were only played two or three times before we recorded them, and I think that is what helps give them the raw edge that they have. And two, there is a crossover of band line-ups. On the Pink Floyd cover “Fearless”, original drummer Shawn Johnson is playing with second line-up bassist Sean Booth. That has happened before with other configurations and I enjoy it. Someday I would like to record with both rhythm sections at once.”

After a decade of shows across Europe and four albums to date, Di’Aul have grabbed the chance to team up with one of the best rock bands of our time: Mos Generator. “We saw them live with Saint Vitus during their European tour, completely astonished from their sound, MoMo and Rex decided to write a message to Mr. Tony Reed and ask him to make a record together. And so it is!”

Di’Aul recorded two brand new songs in a one day session with longtime friends and producers Federico Lino and Alessio Massara of the Iron Ape Studio in Vigevano (Pavia – Italy), mastered at HeavyHead Recording Co. by Tony Reed himself.

Tracklist:
A Side Mos Generator – “Plundering of the Vaults : Vol II”
1. I Spoke to Death
2. The Paranoid
3. Fearless ( Pink Floyd Cover )

B Side Di’Aul
1. The House on the Edge of the World
2. Three Ladies

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Vesta Premiere “Elohim” Video; Odyssey out Oct. 16

Posted in Bootleg Theater on September 17th, 2020 by JJ Koczan

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Italian instrumentalists Vesta will release their second full-length through Argonauta Records, titled Odyssey, on Oct. 16, and they’re not kidding around when it comes to that title. Even going beyond the references to 2001: A Space Odyssey in the Viareggio trio’s new video for album-opener “Elohim” premiering below, the record itself spans eight songs and an encompassing 52 minutes that bring together heavy rock and roll and progressive metal, seeming to find a space between Tool, Russian Circles, Karma to Burn and maybe even a bit of Isis (looking at you, “Tumae”) as the journey unfolds.

Though they remain wordless, their expression comes through use of effects and a general sense of poise that underscores the notion of the band as progressive; they’re well in control of what they’re doing, and whatever exploratory elements they might have at work throughout, be it flutter of guitar here or a crushing low-end shove a short time later — the punch of bass at the start of “Breach” is particularly fun — they contradict hypnotic passages with sudden turns in a way that can only be purposeful. That is to say, they know where they want to put their audience and how to get them there.

The album would seem to be comprised of two different methods playing out across longer and shorter tracks. “Elohim” tops seven minutes and is of a kind with the closing salvo ofVESTA Odyssey “Temple,” “Supernova” and “Cerere,” all of which are between 7-8 minutes. The space between the beginning and that consuming finish is given to “Tumae,” “Breach,” “Juno” and the transitional highlight “Borealis,” all of which are under six minutes long. True enough that all the material throughout Vesta‘s Odyssey has a sense of scope and that the breadth they show comes through wherever a given song might lead, but “Elohim” seems specially positioned to immerse the listener in what the outing has to offer, to capture the attention and mindset and from there manipulate it in the manner stated above.

Comprised of guitarist Giacomo Cerri, bassist Lorenzo Iannazzone and drummer Sandro Marchi, the three-piece are able to bring a sense of energy to the proceedings that makes them breathe all the more, but it is the patient and unfurling nature of the material that most comes through. “Juno” touches on a “Stones From the Sky” moment — the Neurosis riff that launched post-metal as a genre — but whether Vesta are drawing from that well of inspiration or another, it’s hard to say, and it being hard to say is what makes the album work as it pulls together its songs from various sounds and styles.

It’s in “Temple” that the Tool-ness most comes forward, but that in itself is really just an introduction to the final stage of Odyssey as a whole, which progresses smoothly into “Supernova” — there’s a burst, sure enough, but it’s less sudden than one might expect given the title — and into the kind of epilogue of “Cerere,” which finds room for a playfully bluesy solo and a last push through wash that, if you managed to sneak in some ghostly howls way down in the mix, would for sure be able to pass as black metal. You find the darnedest things lurking in the corners of records by bands who are obviously pushing themselves to reach someplace new.

I don’t know if there’s an overarching narrative to Odyssey, but there’s certainly one to “Elohim,” and it plays out in the video with all the clarity one might expect given the atmospheric intention on the part of the band behind it, adopting the aforementioned Kubrickian modus and ending on an alien landscape when its voyage is complete.

Live long, prosper, and enjoy:

Vesta, “Elohim” official video premiere

Vesta on “Elohim”:

“Being an instrumental group, we prefer to leave free interpretation to those who enjoy our music, but lately we are taking more into consideration the potential of a visual integration in support. Regarding the first single Elohim, the basic meaning of the name is “God”, “Divinity” intended as the One God … and like every human being we ask ourselves if we are alone in the universe or, and if there really is a mind superior to us, maybe it too is looking for answers. During these months of lockdown we got an idea of ??how we could tell what we had in mind through a short film. The story speaks of a signal picked up on earth, identified and analyzed. Through a spacetime tunnel man manages to have a vision, which leads him to explore Mars in search of answers to that signal but there is no life, there is nothing other than red rocks and rocky deserts. Yet in the middle of a Canyon there is an artifact placed by who knows, that transports us back to another part of the Cosmos. Something happens there; are we alone?”

Three years after their self-titled debut, Italy’s post-rock and metal outfit, Vesta, returns with their sophomore album, titled “Odyssey”, on October 16th 2020 via Argonauta Records.

“We’re three people, three individuals who came together to create something, to make music and to complete each other musically, to form a perfect Triangle.” The band explains. “Everyone in VESTA is interested in how we present our music. We write a group of songs that have a vibe, energy and feeling, and then we try to pick an image to capture that and communicate a feeling. We want something that adds to the connection with the audience.What makes us a bit nervous is, in this instant time, to release something that might take more than one listen. Where everything is instantly judged on YouTube or something! It’s a bit like releasing a horse and cart on a racetrack. With three perfectionists in the band, we have a hard time reaching perfection.”

“Odyssey” was recorded and mixed by Alessandro “Ovi” Sportelli and mastered by James Plotkin (Khanate, Cave In, Isis, Sumac), the result is a powerful, roaring wall of sound, a 54 minutes long, sonic Odyssey.

Album Tracklisting:
1. Elohim
2. Tumæ
3. Breach
4. Juno
5. Borealis
6. Temple
7. Supernova
8. Cerere

Vesta is:
Giacomo Cerri – Guitar & Loops
Sandro Marchi – Drums & Cymbals
Lorenzo Iannazzone – Bass & Drones

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Los Natas Reissuing Corsario Negro on Argonauta Records

Posted in Whathaveyou on September 10th, 2020 by JJ Koczan

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Yeah, I mean, why not? They’ve done the first two albums on Argonauta, so doing the third only makes sense. Corsario Negro was the first Los Natas record to be issued after the fall of the mighty Man’s Ruin label in 2001. It arrived in 2002 via Small Stone and found Los Natas as one of a more-than-handful of refugee acts releasing through the Detroit imprint. Between 2002 and 2009, Los Natas would release three full-lengths on Small Stone, becoming one of its marquee acts and acting as an ambassadorial outfit for Argentinian heavy rock, the history of which can still be heard in their work today. The only difference between listening now and listening in 2002 is now you also have to take into account the influence Los Natas themselves had on greater South American heavy, which was/is considerable.

It’s out just in time for my wedding anniversary, as the PR wire explains:

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LOS NATAS to reissue game-changing album, “CORSARIO NEGRO”!

Argentinian stoner rock masters, LOS NATAS, have announced the re-release of their iconic, third album “Corsario Negro“. Originally released 18 years ago, in 2002 via Small Stone Records, September 25th 2020 will see the band reissue their game-changing record on Argonauta Records!

With their raw, psychedelic and heavy vintage sound, LOS NATAS belong to the forefathers and most distinctive bands of an entire genre, what should become and titled Stoner Rock. Formed in 1994, the band’s debut album, “Delmar“ (1998), took the heavy rock scene by storm, followed by constant touring all over the States, South America as well as Europe while LOS NATAS have shared the stages with acts such as Queens Of The Stone Age, Dozer, Unida, Nebula, Brant Bjork and many more. “Delmar” is still listed as one of the most important stoner rock records of history, Rolling Stone featured LOS NATAS as the hottest band of the year in 2000, meanwhile the trio from Buenos Aires has released eight highly acclaimed studio albums (among several splits and compilations) to date.

“Corsario Negro” was another milestone in the band’s career. A true monolith, build of heavy psych riffs, big grooves and extensive jams, showcasing the pure essence of stoner rock. The album was produced by Billy Anderson (The Melvins, Neurosis, Acid King & many more), and seen the light of day on CD with Small Stone in 2002. Following two LP editions of LOS NATAS‘ “Corsario Negro” in 2002 (Vinyl Magic Records) and 2016 (South American Sludge Records), the band has decided to reissue their groundbreaking, third studio album, which will be finally available again on Vinyl via the band‘s label Argonauta Records!

Says band mastermind, Sergio CH.: “Year [2001], Mans Ruin Records was dead. Frank Kozik gave us back all rights, tapes and bulk CDs back to the bands, he is my hero. Most bands emigrated to Small Stone Records from Detroit and doing Vinyl through Vinyl Magic Records in Italy, seemed like all the good times were over. But that‘s what we did, and followed the trainrail to new levels. I contacted Billy Anderson and Scott Hamilton at Detroit‘s great label, to do what I wanted, Los Natas heaviest album ever, and we did indeed.

Billy was just back from recording a High On Fire album, he was sharp as hell, recording and mixing process took place in Argentina, at one of the worst economical and social chaos crisis ever in the history of the country. Us, inside the studio working, outside on the streets, madness, cars on fire, supermarket riots, police violence, true story, and at the end we managed to congregate all our fear, hate and love, darkness, and heavyness of the moment into the album production.

Yeeears later after the CD and LP release, one day the postman rang at my door, to hand me an envelope with a CD from Billy. WTF! “Sorry Sergio for the delay, but here is the final mastering job as for Corsario Negro.“

Today, more than amazed to have it pressed on neon green splatter Vinyl, this is my Natas all time fav, a jewel of what music can do to us musicians, to heal and develop a way out of chaos. And even better to now run it via my fav label, Argonauta Records, too. Enjoy!“

Album Tracklist:
01. 2002
02. Planeta Solitario
03. Patas de Elefante
04. El Cono del Encono
05. Lei Motive
06. Hey Jimmy
07. Contemplado La Niebla
08. Bumburi
09. Americano
10. El Gauchito
11. Corsario Negro

The reissue of “Corsario Negro” was re-mastered by Billy Anderson, and will be coming out as a limited, neon-green LP edition on September 25th with Argonauta Records. The pre-sale for this must-have album, that belongs into every well-sorted stoner and psych rock record collection, is now available at THIS LOCATION!

Los Natas:
Sergio Chotsourian: Guitar, vox
Walter Broide: Drums, vox
Gonzalo Villagra: Bass

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Nibiru Announce Panspermia Due Nov. 13

Posted in Whathaveyou on September 3rd, 2020 by JJ Koczan

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There’s a teaser for the upcoming Nibiru album, Panspermia, down at the bottom of this post, but I’m gonna go ahead and recommend you don’t actually watch it. The audio is kind of manic and chaotic and extreme in a way that one would expected from the Turin-based, but the accompanying video — at least until it cuts to the album cover, which you can see below anyway, is someone’s body being cut up and eaten by birds, and I don’t know what the situation is there, real, fake, death ritual or what, but yeah, its not something that’s about to make your day better by viewing. Obviously that’s something purposeful from the trio, who’ve been pushing the boundaries of extreme sludge for years now, and it’s not something to be held against them, but yeah, kinda gross.

It’s down there though, if you’re up for it. If not, nobody’s about to think any less of you.

To the PR wire:

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Blackened Drone & Sludge heavy weights, NIBIRU, unleash album details and first, disturbing yet haunting teaser!

“Panspermia” coming out November 13th on Argonauta Records!

Following their latest album, “Salbrox” (2019, Ritual Productions), Blackened Sludge and Drone trio, NIBIRU, have re-signed with Argonauta Records for the release of their sixth studio album, titled “Panspermia”, that will be seeing the light of day on Friday the 13rd of November 2020.

NIBIRU deliver a very special, truly unique and inspiring sound, as they develop their musical aesthetics through the recitation of the Enochian keys, whose evocation aims at precise ritual effects, and the insertion of intimate and disturbing verses in Italian. The band’s sources of extramusical influences are inspired by occultists and esotericists such as Aleister Crowley, Kenneth Grant, Austin Osman Spare and Julius Evola, but also psychiatric essays, a deep inner illness and a peculiar cult for the actor Klaus Kinski. The trio invites the listener to be part of a ritual: NIBIRU’s sound is a mental, noisy and apocalyptic journey of visionary magic, elemental prophecies and esoteric superomism. Tribal percussions, evocative mantras and hypnotic drones merge into a completely new interpretation of Black and Doom Metal, while psychedelic tapestries draw a fascinating and idiosyncratic art. The shrill and inhuman voice of Ardat will drag you into a kingdom of mystical abandonment and possession. NIBIRU is indeed a ritual; a heavily deep, disturbing, wild but atmospheric ride on every level – of your soul, spirit and body.

Become part of their sound ritual, and get on this disturbing yet haunting trip of their new album, as the band just unleashed a first teaser!

Vocalist and guitarist Ardat comments:

“Panspermia”, the limit of the alchemical path, the ancestral environment finds its balance in the mutability. The physical, ferocious rage of “Qaal Babalon”, the painfully cerebral violence of “Salbrox” and finally the primordial soup “Panspermia”, the last desolate journey divided into four steps, without interruption, alkaest, aqua solis, efflatus, kteis, ebb to the earth, to chaos to “Caosgon”.

NIBIRU’s upcoming album, which contains four long and blistering as hell tracks, will be coming out as 2LP, CD and in Digital formats on November 13rd 2020 with Argonauta Records, the pre-sale has just started at THIS LOCATION!

The tracklist of “Panspermia” will read as follows:
Alkaest
Aqua Solis
Efflatus
Kteis

NIBIRU is:
Ardat – guitars, percussions and vocals
RI – bass, drone and synthesizers
L.C.s Chertan – drums

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Splendidula Sign to Argonauta Records for Somnus LP

Posted in Whathaveyou on August 24th, 2020 by JJ Koczan

I’m starting to feel like 2020’s favorite words are ‘due next year,’ but that nonetheless applies to the second album from Belgium’s Splendidula, who have newly inked a deal to release what they’ll call Somnus through Argonauta Records in 2021. Fair enough. It’s a rough year for, well, everything. If you can stand waiting, probably better to do so. And in the meantime, there are still plenty who apparently can’t stand waiting; otherwise I wouldn’t be so behind on reviews.

Together with Athon and Deep River Acolytes, Splendidula make the third Argonauta signing announcement this month, so if there was any concern about how the Italian imprint would come through the pandemic, the answer would seem to be just fine, even taking into account all the “due next year” going on. Better 2021 than never, certainly.

From the PR wire:

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Belgian Doom Juggernaut, SPLENDIDULA, Signs To Argonauta Records!

New album, “Somnus”, coming in early 2021!

Atmospheric doom collective, Splendidula, has announced the signing with Argonauta Records, who proudly welcomes the band to their eclectic artist roster!

Formed in 2008 and following their critically acclaimed, second album “Post Mortem” (2018), Splendidula serve a cocktail of traditional doom and blistering sludge, post-metal grooves and psychedelia drones. Big riffs meet pounding beats with atmospheric passages that will lead you into a wild, heavy and psychedelic wonderland, while the bewitched chants by vocalist Kristien and guitarist Pieter’s harsh screams create a unique vocal contrast.

Over the recent years, Splendidula played an impressive series of shows, supporting acts such as Wiegedood, Wolvennest, Haunted, Soul Grip, The Fifth Alliance, Famyne, Alunah, Mist, Marche Funèbre, Atomic Vulture, Ashtoreth, Grotto, Killer, Lugubrum, Paragon Impure or Kosmokrator to name just a few.

Says Gero Lucisano, owner of Argonauta Records: “I knew and followed the band since their previous album ‘Post Mortem’. I remember I was suddenly intrigued by their particular sound starting from atmospheric and psychedelic grooves to hit then even traditional doom with a sort of wild approach. I’m happy now that our paths have crossed to work together with their new album. Surely the band grew up a lot, also thanks to their intense live activity, showing us all its capacity to build something unique and original.”

“We’re extremely proud to announce our collaboration with Argonauta Records and All Noir.” The band comments. “Gero has a great reputation as label boss, and his varied album roster fits our music perfectly, while Mona from All Noir is a real promo veteran! Next to that they’re also just great people and we feel already at home in this new family. After finishing our previous album “Post Mortem”, we immediately started thinking about a concept for the next release. The contrast of dreamy soundscapes with bewitched vocals, followed by heavy riffs and aggressive screams, brought us towards the idea of spirituality… and thus “Somnus” was born! The compositions will tell the listener a story about dream shapes, nightmares and how this connects to the (un)real world.”

During the past months, the five-piece hailing from Genk, Belgium, has been hard at work for their third album, that will see the light of day in early 2021 via Argonauta Records. “Somnus” was mixed by Much Luv Studio and mastered by grammy award-winning mastering engineer Alan Douches at West West Side Music, a first teaser has just been unleashed.

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Deep River Acolytes Sign to Argonauta Records for Alchemia Aeterna Release

Posted in Whathaveyou on August 19th, 2020 by JJ Koczan

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It’s been two weeks since the last Argonauta Records signing, so it’s good to know that at least some facets of existence are managing to return to normal after what I’ve called ‘corona-season’ is over. Seems like an ambitious designation to me, particularly for those of us in the US, but though Italy got hit hard initially by the firelung plague, Argonauta is back up and running, picking up acts and putting out albums. Flashes of life in the before-time. I keep waiting for more European tour announcements to start showing up again and give me a whole new working definition for “bittersweet.”

Now then, on to Finland’s Deep River Acolytes. You might recognize their hometown of Oulu as a psychedelic hotbed, but these guys are on a different trip. Their quizzically-titled Alchemia Aeterna album will be released through Argonauta this Fall. It’s the band’s third full-length overall, and falls in with a darker take on straight-up heavy in the newly-unveiled “Under Her Spell.” That the band was once called Deliverance doesn’t particularly surprise me, but neither does the fact that they changed that name, no doubt because the association to C.O.C.‘s landmark album didn’t capture the entirety of their sound. Or they stopped being Jon Voight fans.

To the PR wire:

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DEEP RIVER ACOLYTES Sign Worldwide Deal With ARGONAUTA RECORDS

and share first single from upcoming album!

“Alchemia Aeterna” coming out October 30th!

Hailing from Oulu, Finland, heavy rock / metal act Deep River Acolytes has announced the signing with Italy’s powerhouse label Argonauta Records, who will proudly release the band’s third full-length album on October 30th 2020!

Deep River Acolytes, who formed in 2011 and were previously known as Deliverance, play a heavy rock and doom metal sound combined with black metallish riffs and bluesy vocals. Following several demos, live recordings, an EP plus two highly acclaimed full-length albums and several captivating shows to date, they gained the attention by cult underground label Argonauta Records.

The band comments: “We’re proud of our collaboration with Argonauta Records concerning our new album ‘Alchemia Aeterna’, and we highly appreciate Gero and all at Argonauta Rec. for working hard despite these plague ridden times. Stay heavy, stay possessed, get the album!

Their upcoming opus, “Alchemia Aeterna”, has a rough edge and live feeling all the way, and is not afraid to cross genres of the doom, metal, hard rock, black metal and the blues. The album was recorded at the Anvil Road Studios in 2019 by Ari Rajaniemi, mixed by Antti Lindholm at Boat Island Studios and was mastered at Enormous Door by Jack Control in 2020. Today, Deep River Acolytes have unleashed a first track taken from their new album, stream “Under Her Spell” here.

“Alchemia Aeterna” Tracklisting
1. At The Crossroads
2. Under Her Spell
3. Caught Somewhere Out of Time
4. The River Deep
5. Veriurut
6. Cemetery Earth

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Athon Sign to Argonauta Records; Self-Titled Debut out Sept. 25

Posted in Whathaveyou on August 4th, 2020 by JJ Koczan

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You can hear the modern prog-metal influences reportedly at the core of Athon‘s sound in their new streaming track “Reverse Satyr” — at the bottom of the post, obviously — but there’s a good heaping of sludge rock that goes along with that, and the song, which is the centerpiece of the band’s five-track self-titled debut long-player to be released Sept. 25 through Argonauta, balances the two sides well, not letting the indulgences of the one undercut the ferocity of the other, or vice versa. I don’t know if that’s the dynamic that plays out across the album as a whole, but with variety added through shifts between multiple vocalists, the proceedings become less predictable and more satisfying as they edge through aggression and tense rhythms. For a band who apparently started out playing covers, they seem bent much more toward finding an individualized sound to inhabit. Go figure.

The PR wire brought details thusly:

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Sludge doomsters ATHON sign worldwide deal with Argonauta Records And release first single from upcoming album!

Of what started as a cover project in 2014, paying a tribute to bands alike Mastodon, Black Tusk, Red Fang or Sleep, should soon become a hot tip of Italy’s eclectic underground scene, when ATHON began to create their own tracks and sound. The four-piece collective hailing from the alps of Varese, Italy, combines their various influences with individual ideas, songwriting and a personal trademark sound, balancing graciously between the elements of stoner, sludge and doom metal. After ATHON played several shows performing their very own stamp of a musical identity live, they gained the attention of Italy’s powerhouse label Argonauta Records, who is proud to welcome ATHON to their high class artist roster and for the release of the band’s debut album!

“We are convinced that the first release is the fundamental starting point for any band.” ATHON comment. “Having found a record label interested in our project is certainly a great satisfaction …. now our next goal, with the release of the record, will be to make ourselves known by a wider audience and with the support of Argonauta Records we are sure to achieve our goal.”

ATHON’s self-titled debut will see the light of day on September 25th, 2020 with a pre-sale to start via Argonauta Records soon, and will contain 5 blistering tracks showcasing 40 minutes of pure, raw and finest sludge, doom and stoner metal. Today, the band shared a first glimpse of what to expect from their upcoming record, listen to the first single, “Reverse Satyr”, here.

Tracklist:
Kaleidogscope
Dakhma
Reverse Satyr
The End
Absinthe

ATHON is:
Ame – Guitar/vocals
Caste – Guitar/vocals
Giona – Drums
Manu – Bass Guitar/vocals

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Athon, “Reverse Satyr”

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Mos Generator & Di’Aul to Release Split on Argonauta Records

Posted in Whathaveyou on July 17th, 2020 by JJ Koczan

I feel no shame in admitting that at this point I can’t keep up with Mos Generator‘s release schedule. Founding guitarist/vocalist Tony Reed has an acoustic record coming out and I’ve heard that and it’s brilliant, but the full band also has this split in the works with Italy’s Di’Aul, as well as another split if I’m not mistaken and Reed‘s writing for at least one side-project concurrently, so yeah, there’s a fair amount to take it at any given point. To the best of my knowledge, this is the first time Reed/Mos Generator has released through Argonauta Records. Di’Aul, on the other hand, put out Nobody’s Heaven (review here), through the label in 2018.

Di’Aul‘s songs are new, Mos Generator‘s are older demos, but you get a Floyd cover in there too, and that’s a win. The PR wire has the details:

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MOS GENERATOR and DI’AUL team up for crushing split LP!

Coming September 25th on Argonauta Records!

Heavy rock icons, Mos Generator, have teamed up with Italy’s doom and sludge rock heavy weights Di’Aul for the release of a 5-track split LP, coming out on September 25th, 2020, via Argonauta Records!

Tony Reed’s Mos Generator, who formed in 2000 in Port Orchard, Washington from the ashes of a ten year off & on collaboration between it’s three members, all of which are long time veterans of road & studio, inspired the heavy music scene since decades. The need to strip down to the basics of hard rock was apparent from their start and continues to be the foundation for all the bands recent material. Mos Generator have released 9 full length studio albums, a retrospective album, 2 live albums and a plethora of split 7″ and 12” singles on such labels as Listenable, Roadburn, Small Stone, Ripple, Nasoni, Lay Bare, Hevi Sike, H42, Devil‘s Child, Kozmik Artifactz and Heavy Psych Sounds. Touring has been just as important to the profile of the band as making records has. Over the years Mos Generator has shared the stage with many great heavy rock bands across Europe and North America including extensive tours with Saint Vitus, FU Manchu, Elder, Spirit Caravan and Atomic Bitchwax. They have also played many prestigious festivals throughout Europe including 2 appearances at Hellfest in France, opening up a whole new fan base to the Mos Generator sound. After 20 years of making music Mos Generator show no signs of slowing down. September 25th, 2020, will see them release a split with Di’Aul, says Mos Generator mastermind, Tony Reed, about the upcoming record:

“The plundering of the Vaults continues with three demos recorded between May 2014 and June 2018. All three of these songs were recorded live in our rehearsal space and then layers were added later in the studio. There are a few interesting things about these songs. First, they are loosely arranged ideas that were only played two or three times before we recorded them, and I think that is what helps give them the raw edge that they have. And two, there is a crossover of band line-ups. On the Pink Floyd cover “Fearless”, original drummer Shawn Johnson is playing with second line-up bassist Sean Booth. That has happened before with other configurations and I enjoy it. Someday I would like to record with both rhythm sections at once.”

Ever since their inception in 2010, Di’Aul, who are no longer one of Italy’s best kept doom metal and hard rock secrets, strive a distinctive, heavy yet catchy sound. Their latest, fourth album “Nobody’s Heaven”, released in 2018 on Argonauta Records, gained the band high praise from both fans and critics alike. The four-piece collective mixes the elements of ’70s rock, a modern metal groove with a heavy dose of the doom. From a harsh distortion to slow-paced sludge infusions, powerful, fuzz-fueled riffs, big grooves and expressive vocals, Di’Aul take you on a trip through all that is heavy.

After a decade of shows across Europe and four albums to date, Di’Aul have grabbed the chance to team up with one of the best rock bands of our time: Mos Generator. “We saw them live with Saint Vitus during their European tour, completely astonished from their sound, MoMo and Rex decided to write a message to Mr. Tony Reed and ask him to make a record together. And so it is!”

Di’Aul recorded two brand new songs in a one day session with longtime friends and producers Federico Lino and Alessio Massara of the Iron Ape Studio in Vigevano (Pavia – Italy), mastered at HeavyHead Recording Co. by Tony Reed himself.

Both tracks represent a vibrant sound of heavy as hell rock, sludge-infused doom tunes with a melancholic atmosphere: a mix between the ’70s Sabbath sound and the power of 90’s heavy music.

The split will be available as Vinyl only on September 25th, 2020, via Argonauta Records, the pre-sale has just started at THIS LOCATION!

Tracklist:

A Side Mos Generator – “Plundering of the Vaults : Vol II”
1. I Spoke to Death
2. The Paranoid
3. Fearless ( Pink Floyd Cover )

B Side Di’Aul
1. The House on the Edge of the World
2. Three Ladies

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