High Fighter Sign to Argonauta Records for New Album in 2019

Posted in Whathaveyou on November 28th, 2018 by JJ Koczan

A fitting union and another solid pickup for Argonauta Records as the label welcomes German sludgecore rockers High Fighter to its seemingly ever-expanding roster. The Hamburg-based band released their debut album, Scars and Crosses (review here), in 2016 on Svart and worked to blend a number of genres for a style they’ll look to continue to expand after a number of tours in support. Spring 2019 would seem to be the intention, and I’m sure there’ll be more info and audio out before then.

Kudos to band and label both. This should work out nicely when it comes to the album, the title for which remains TBA.

From the PR wire:

high fighter (Photo by Peter Kupfer)

HIGH FIGHTER SIGNS WITH ARGONAUTA RECORDS! New album coming in the Spring of 2019!

Hamburg-based Sludge and Stoner Metal unit High Fighter have signed a worldwide deal with Argonauta Records. Currently putting together the final songwriting touches, the band’s hotly anticipated second album will be released in the Spring of 2019!

Says Argonauta’s CEO Gero Lucisano:
“Today I’m beyond stoked to welcome HIGH FIGHTER in the Argonauta family. I remember how their album “Scars & Crosses” has been on heavy rotation here in our head-quarters for many months, and still is an “evergreen” listening these days. Moreover, thanks to the fact they are an hard working band always on tour, I got the chance to see them on stage, where I saw a captivating band with an uncontrollable energy, top professional attitude and awareness of their own means. Speaking with the band, I immediately got we are both moved by the same type of enthusiasm and it’d be such a lack of synergy to not join forces for their new album, which I can already grant it will be totally massive!”

After their critically acclaimed debut EP ‘The Goat Ritual’, self-released in the end of 2014, followed by numerous shows all over Europe including festival appearances at Wacken Open Air, Summer Breeze, Desertfest Berlin & Antwerp, Sonic Blast, Stoned From The Underground, Up In Smoke and many more, gigs on tour with bands alike Ahab, Conan, Crowbar, Mantar, Corrosion of Conformity, Elder, Downfall of Gaia, Mammoth Storm, Brant Bjork or Earth Ship to name just a few, HIGH FIGHTER released their first full-length ‘Scars & Crosses’ in June 2016 with Finland’s cult label Svart Records.

“We have met Gero a few years ago at a show in Italy, and we immediately felt his passion and love for the underground heavy music scene.“ HIGH FIGHTER vocalist Mona Miluski comments. „Over the past few months, I also got the chance to work closely with Gero due to my daytime job in the music industry, and I have probably not met many people like him before in this very tough business. His passionate but also very professional hard work for versatile, heavy bands not only impressed me but the entire band, when Gero made us an offer we could not refuse. We have and always will be very grateful for what Svart Records did for us and our first album, but musically we feel a step to sunny Italy with a label that represents the direction we currently go with our new album has been a great choice and move. We can’t wait to start recording in Berlin at the Hidden Planet Studio with our dear friend Jan Oberg (Earth Ship) in the beginning of 2019, and unleash our second full-length baby with Argonauta Records next Spring!“

HIGH FIGHTER are:
Mona Miluski – Vocals
Christian Pappas – Guitar
Ingwer Boysen – Guitar
Constantin Wüst – Bass
Thomas Wildelau – Drums / Backing Vocals

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High Fighter, Scars and Crosses (2016)

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Directo Sign to Argonauta Records; …Al Infierno Due Spring 2019

Posted in Whathaveyou on November 14th, 2018 by JJ Koczan

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I’m starting to realize that maybe I should just keep the back end of a post ready that says ‘… sign to Argonauta Records,’ and be prepared to fill in the details afterward. Italian hard-knockers Directo are the latest pickup for the label and join the ranks of Dun Ringill, Destroyer of Light, Grandier and others on the imprint’s schedule for the first half of 2019. Their debut album, …Al Infierno, doesn’t seem overly likely to be in Oprah’s record of the month club with a song like ‘Bitches, Whorses and other Furnishings” (I acknowledge there could be a typo in there somewhere, but really either way), but as it immediately should, the title …Al Infierno evokes visions of Dante and as it turns out a journey to the underworld is exactly what they promise.

If you need me, I’ll be making another post back end for the next Argonauta signing. Here’s info from the PR wire in the meantime:

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DIRECTO SIGN TO ARGONAUTA RECORDS!

Debut Album Coming In Early 2019!

Worshipping the legacy of Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin or Kyuss, Italian DIRECTO have signed a worldwide deal with powerhouse label Argonauta Records! Over the last few years the five-piece band, formed in 2010 hailing from Città di Castello, collected dozen of unpublished songs, written in extensive jam sessions while never fearing any genre boundaries. DIRECTO deliver a fiery mix of all that is heavy and groovy: from the low desert rock sounds, to doom, heavy rock and metal tunes.

Today DIRECTO present us their upcoming album artwork and the tracklist for their first full-length album titled ‘…Al Infierno’, which will be seeing the light of day on Argonauta Records in the Spring of 2019:

„’…Al Infierno’ marks the growth point of the band with a whole album of unpublished songs and the change of the band’s name: from Directo Al Infierno to Directo. The album showcases the musical background of each band member from different but not so far away worlds: Metal, Desert Rock, Doom and Hard Rock.“ The band explains.

„This first album is not a concept album, but the main themes often come out more than once within the record. It goes from the transposition into music of entrance to Dante’s Inferno until you reach the city of Dite where the heretics in fiery graves await the day of judgement. It goes from the metaphysical journey between the time and dimensions of Electric Phoenix to the fall and then rebirth of the Immortal King who is in each of us. There is a talk of desolation and revenge, of sins and virtue on a journey that does not forget to take lightly (‘Bitches…’), or to pause for a moment to reflect on the evil we are doing to our Mother Earth.“

Recorded at Take Five Studio with a blistering mix and master by Michele Fiorucci, the album tracklist of ‘…Al Infierno’ will read as follows:

1. Enter The Darkness Gate
2. Electric Phoenix
3. Immortal King
4. Planet’s Dying. Pt.1 (Empty Oceans)
5. Planet’s Dying. Pt.2 (Burning Metal)
6. Bitches, Whorses and Other Furnishings
7. Satan Is A Friend Of Mine
8. Memories Of A Dead Star

Set for a release in the Spring of 2019 with Argonauta Records, first album appetizers and many more news on DIRECTO will follow soon.

Directo is:
Vox/Destruction – Zio Iggy (Igor Laurenzi)
Lead Guitar/Class – Rado (Simone Radicchi)
Rhythm Guitar/Beer – Bechi (Alberto Rubechi)
Bass/…don’t mess with me – Gaglia (Gabriele Gagliardini)
additional Bass/Blind Drivin’ – Razzola (Stefano Razzolini)
Drums/Kaos – Bracco (Giacomo Bracchini)
harmonica/presence – Il Bronx (il mitico Silvanone)
the triple bass – Tommy (Tommaso Falleri)
Additional Drums/”sono il più Rock de tutti!!!” – Matteino (Matteo Brodi)
the beast on the bass – Francesco Foti of HELLRAISER

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Directo Live Snippet

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Hollow Leg Set Jan. 25 Release Date for Civilizations; Preorders up Now

Posted in Whathaveyou on November 12th, 2018 by JJ Koczan

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The only reason I’m not listening to the new Hollow Leg album as I type this is because the internet connection I’m on is too shitty to stream or download the thing. It’s called Civilizations, it’s their fourth album, and as always, I’m looking forward to digging into it as soon as humanly possible. Or technologically possible. You know what I mean. I’ve got a tab open with the promo. It’s there, mocking me.

Civilizations of course follows on the heels of the special edition release of their Crown (review here) album that also included their Murder EP (review here) and thereby served as their debut on Argonauta Records. The new one, then, is their second through the Italian label, and they’ve already been playing new songs live, as on tour last month with Witchkiss. Seems only fair to expect more dates for early next year sometime near the release. These guys have never really been shy about getting out.

Here’s word from the PR wire about the album and the preorder link:

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Hollow Leg – Civilizations – Jan. 25

Called an “enormously toned groove engine,” Hollow Leg’s train just keeps a’ rollin.’ Now on the eve of their fourth full-length release since 2010, the band is poised for national notoriety. Civilizations features nine tracks of sludge vitriol akin to Crowbar, Weedeater, and Eyehategod. The album will be available Jan 25th 2019 via Argonauta Records.

Hollow Leg is the sort of demented sludge behemoth that makes the faint of heart tremble and shake. Having emerged from the Florida swamps, this isn’t just another heavy band trying to suck at the teat of a bloated scene. Rather these Psycho Las Vegas veterans have made a name for themselves as weathered professionals, both on the road and in the studio. Blending American blues with English heavy metal, Hollow Leg have refined a sound that is colored with the influences of everyone from Janes Addiction and Faith No More to Eyehategod by way of Judas Priest.

Hollow Leg have been methodical in their tour approach and consistent with their recorded output. This January will see the release of Civilizations on Argonauta Records, the band’s fourth album in eight years and third studio release since 2016. The group recorded it all in their own studio and self produced, eventually being mixed and mastered by Kent Stump of Wo Fat. With huge ambitions and deep roots, Hollow Leg have found themselves playing multiple Maryland Doom Fests.

Cranking out crushing riffs left and right in the nations seedy dive bars as well as alongside titans like Amon Amarth and Enslaved, this band is a veritable train kept a’ rollin’. Unafraid to evolve, having even shifted from being a duo to a four piece, this is a group who constantly push for bigger and better things. Greater than the sum of their parts and constantly expanding their sound, Hollow Leg have the drive and ambition needed to become lords of the stoner metal underground.

Pre-order here: http://www.argonautarecords.com/shop/en/home/306-hollow-leg-civilizations-lp-cd.html

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Hollow Leg, Murder EP (2017)

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Komatsu to Begin European Touring This Friday

Posted in Whathaveyou on November 7th, 2018 by JJ Koczan

If you want to hear something funny, as I was first putting together this post about Komatsu‘s upcoming release show and tour, I had November listed as ‘next month.’ I guess I’m still in a pre-Halloween mindset, and fair enough because it’s pretty early in the morning and there’s a baby screaming upstairs who needs to go back to sleep, but you know, I could probably still get a handle on what month it is. I’m just happy that the post didn’t actually go up that way, though I can’t promise either that that’s a mistake I’ve never made in the past or that I won’t make it (again) sometime in the future. I know better than to swear to something like that.

Komatsu‘s tour actually starts not only this month, but this very week. They’ll play the release show for their new album, A New Horizon (discussed here), on Friday in Eindhoven, which is a city I’ve been to precisely once, and continue on from there with a stretch through Switzerland, Italy and Germany before hitting Iberia and turning back to their home in the Netherlands before closing out the month again in Germany. It’s a good run, all told, and should serve the record well, which as it happens is a cause worth supporting.

Dates come via the PR wire:

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Dutch stoner rock collective KOMATSU will embark on an European tour through 7 countries to present their brand new full-length “A New Horizon”.

See KOMATSU on the following dates:

FRI 09-11 – Blue Collar, Eindhoven (NL) (album release party EU)
SAT 10-11 – Pörompömpöm, Oberendfelden (CH)
SUN 11-11 – Krach Club, Treviso (IT)
WED 14-11 – Gaswerk, Winterthur (CH)
THU 15-11 – Ziggy, Turin (IT)
FRI 16-11 – 11er, Frankfurt (GER)
SAT 17-11 – Dirtfeast, Osnabrück (GER)
SUN 18-11 – Le Midland, Lille (FR)
TUE 20-11 – Metalpoint, Porto (PT)
WED 21-11 – Rock Beer The New, Santander (ES)
FRI 23-11 – Bibelot, Dordrecht (NL)
SAT 24-11 – Hedon, Zwolle (NL)
FRI 30-11 – Limes, Koln (GER)

Komatsu is:
Mo Truijens: Guitar + Lead vocals
Mathijs Bodt: Guitar + vocals
Martijn Mansvelders: Bass + vocals
Joris Lindner: Drums + vocals

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Komatsu, “A New Horizon” official video

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Monte Luna Update on Progress for Second Album Due in 2019

Posted in Whathaveyou on November 5th, 2018 by JJ Koczan

Normally I’d probably play it lazy and just include the video studio update from Monte Luna at the bottom of this post and leave it at that, but you know what? Their 2017 self-titled debut (review here), which was picked up by Argonauta Records and issued on vinyl earlier this year, is definitely worth another visit with its assault of longform sludge and doom groove, so yeah, I pretty much had to include that too. So much for lazy. Three or four extra clicks and one cut and paste later, I’m profoundly exhausted, not to mention riffed to a pulp.

The good news, though, is that the Austin, Texas, duo are nearly done with the record. They’ve finished the process of actually recording — a big step, I think we can all agree — and they’re having the album mixed before sending off to Chris Fielding at Skyhammer for mastering. As it happens, Fielding also mastered the debut, so if you’re wondering what that might sound like, again, the player’s at the bottom.

I’ll hope to have more to come on this one as we get closer to the release. Looks like there’s plenty of good news to come.

From the PR wire:

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STUDIO UPDATE: MONTE LUNA TO FINALIZE BRAND NEW ALBUM!

MONTE LUNA is the experience for the experienced spirits, reaching deep into your soul with a sledge of the heavy as hell doom sounds. After their critically acclaimed debut album self-released in 2017, the Austin-based duo and brainchild of James Cl and Philip Hook have signed a worldwide deal with Argonauta Records, who re-released MONTE LUNA’s debut on Vinyl this summer and who are set to release the band’s sophomore album during 2019!

Currently in the Matador Studios in San Antonio Texas, the band has now checked back with some update! “Hello everyone! James and Phil here from the Studio! The album is coming along smoothly! We have been able to record all of the album tracks, in addition to that, we have recorded 3 songs that will not be featured on the album! What we will do with those songs is unclear at this time. Once we have the album mixed we will be sending it off to Chris Fielding at Skyhammer Studios for Mastering. We could not be more excited to show you all the new music! It is not going to be the same album as our self titled, some things have changed, but at its core it is still Monte Luna. Much love to you all! We can’t wait to give you some new music!”

Known for their interminable doom tracks, although the new album songs may be shorter than usual and the record will mark a change for the band, MONTE LUNA will keep leading you into another dimension and a challenging trip to fill your musical voids, and are hard at work to deliver their strongest work to date. Recommended for fans of Yob, Conan, Cough among many more heavyweights of the doom, the album release date alongside cover art work and some first tunes will be unleashed over the next upcoming months. Stay tuned for many more news as well as extensive tour plans by the band to be unveiled soon!

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Monte Luna Studio Update

Monte Luna, Monte Luna (2017)

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Dun Ringill Post “Welcome to the Fun Fair Horror Time Machine” Video

Posted in Bootleg Theater on October 31st, 2018 by JJ Koczan

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If the title sounds completely over the top, it is. I think that’s the idea. Apart from a studio snippet posted on the social medias, this is the first audio made public from Dun Ringill‘s impending debut album, Welcome, and it’s a rousing start. That’s probably the idea too. “Welcome to the Fun Fair Horror Time Machine.” What’s in a name, right?

Well, this name brings along nine-plus minutes of classic doom from members of Doomdogs and The Order of Israfel, among others — six dudes; plenty of pedigree to go around — and calls upon the masters of Scandinavian doom in order to cast its sound. Yes, I’m talking about Candlemass, but also some of Lord Vicar and Reverend Bizarre‘s ultra-schooled worship of Saint Vitus and Black Sabbath, doom that wants to get to the roots of when it and metal came together to become something dark and encompassing. I don’t know if horror themes will persist throughout Dun Ringill‘s recently-tracked LP, which Argonauta will release early next year, but they make an impression here with nod-ready riffs and vocals that swap between cleaner, Ozzy-style vocals and a throaty delivery of the titular hook that, yeah, it’s a little silly, but is also bound to get stuck in your head.

That is, get ready to spend the rest of your day welcoming various and sundry other people to the fun fair horror time machine. If only in your inner monologue.

I won’t claim to know what the rest of the album has in store, but “Welcome to the Fun Fair Horror Time Machine” is a more than solid execution of unpretentious traditional doom, and it bodes well for what might follow. The personnel already had me looking forward to the record. It’s fortunate to have the first glimpse at the material itself live up to that.

Enjoy:

Dun Ringill, “Welcome to the Fun Fair Horror Time Machine” official video

We are so proud and happy to finally release our debut video!

The single is also out on all digital platforms.

It was easy for us to pick the track “Welcome to the Fun Fair Horror Time Machine” as the first video and single” the band explains. “It shows the variety of the band that has their roots in doom but paints them with nordic folk music. The lyric idea behind is to explore the evil and dark side of our minds and this song and video shows it pretty well.“

Filmed & Directed by Robert Hellström
Make up Marianne Stepperud Antonsen
Actors Tomas Olsson, Ozzy Grammann, Eddie Grammann
Special thanks to Nalles Tivoli

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Vessel of Light, Woodshed: Beyond the Cellar Door

Posted in Reviews on October 23rd, 2018 by JJ Koczan

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With grisly tales to tell and equally grisly riffing to roll, Vessel of Light make their full-length debut through Argonauta Records with the chugging heft of Woodshed. The collaboration between Ancient VVisdom vocalist Nathan Opposition and guitarist Dan Lorenzo of Hades and formerly — perhaps more relevant in this case — the bluesier-rocking side-project The Cursed, first appeared with a 2017 self-titled EP (review here), and the 11 tracks and 41 LP-ready minutes of Woodshed very much build on the aesthetic principles that the short release laid out. Lorenzo brings a decidedly East Coast crunch to his guitar, reminding as he leads the way through the swing of second track “Part of My Plan” of Danzig‘s “Twist of Cain” while the later “Man’s Sin” finds a more aggressive push ahead of the doomly “Day of Rest,” and Opposition answers with vocals memorable in their melody and lyrics so creeper they should probably be reported.

It’s not so much ‘woodshed’ as it is ‘woodshed with a trap door underneath where you’ll find the bodies of all those missing women.’ I haven’t actually done a body count, but a hypothetical “she” meets a ghastly fate on more than one occasion in cuts like “Son of Man” and “Beyond the Cellar Door.” Indeed, following the rollout title-track introduction, Woodshed seems to follow a narrative course of love, maybe-betrayal and violence. Murder balladry is nothing new — dudes have been axing their significant others in art for as long as there’s been art — but Vessel of Light are resoundingly premeditated about it, and as the album finds resolution in the closing duo of “End it All” and the acoustic finale “Pray for a Cure,” the gothic edge brought to the proceedings through Opposition‘s vocals becomes only a part of the resentment-fueled plotline.

Malevolence abounds. Even in “Part of My Plan,” which is a classic I’m-on-drugs-rolling-out-having-a-good-time vibe, there’s an undercurrent of something darker, or maybe that’s just expectation after the EP. Either way, the lyrics tie together with references between songs to each other and by the time Vessel of Light are through “Part of My Plan” and “A Love So True” and into “Son of Man,” things have clearly taken a turn.

It doesn’t seem like a controversial position or a “hot take” to say one is against the taking of another human life. Again, Vessel of Light are hardly the first to make that aesthetic choice, but something about the darkness that surrounds Opposition‘s lyrics gives their violence a formidable presence throughout Woodshed. As “Son of Man” leads into the massive chugging lurch of “Watching the Fire,” the sense of going deeper into a twisted mindset is palpable, but while much of the material is slow in the tradition of the doom at its roots — TroubleType O Negative — monotony is held at bay through subtle shifts in volume and delivery.

“A Love So True” stretches out the guitar work and relies more on the drums to roll itself forward, while in following “Beyond the Cellar Door” — which is the longest track at 5:46 — “One Way Out” answers the layered vocals with not only another dual-melody there leading to vicious screaming, but layers of intertwined guitar as well, Lorenzo filling out the sonic space before Opposition recounts “Now it’s over/The deed is done/Homicide, suicide” in a harsh-throated rasp. Those aren’t the last screams, either. As the storyline moves through “Man’s Sin” and “Day of Rest” and the passion of the crime becomes so central to the thread uniting the songs, and that’s further realized in the album’s second half.

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The turning point would seem to be “Beyond the Cellar Door,” which is a standout reminding of slowed-down Dirt-era Alice in Chains with a meatier chug and pervasively grim atmosphere offset by vocal harmonies ahead and after sampled screams and the guitar solo. “Beyond the Cellar Door” is resolved in chug ahead of the similarly-intentioned “One Way Out,” and that leads to the destructive apex of the album in “Man’s Sin,” “Day of Rest” and “End it All” ahead of the closer.

Momentum is a key factor there, and if you might accuse Vessel of Light of neglecting the details, it’s worth noting that the push through those three tracks — “Man’s Sin,” “Day of Rest” and “End it All” feels specifically geared to have the listener lose themselves in the dive. Even the song titles feel arranges so that one piece will carry into the next, and as “Beyond the Cellar Door” lumbers into that movement that consumes so much of side B, one might consider the arrangement of words “Man’s Sin” as opposed to the earlier “Son of Man” as indicative of the gear being shifted in Woodshed‘s second half. That is, it’s subtle, but something Lorenzo and Opposition do extremely well is build that momentum in songs that still never really get all that fast. It becomes a question of songwriting efficiency, and there’s plenty of that to go around from Vessel of Light, but neither do they lose the sense of mood that they’ve worked so hard to construct.

That is, they don’t just get to “Beyond the Cellar Door” and say, “okay here we go” and speed through the rest of the record. With the linearity of the story being told and the fact that the first-person speaker in the lyrics is descending into madness and dealing with the fallout of that, rather, it makes sense. Short sentences. Lots of stops. Build tension. Affect rhythm. Get it? Okay. The crawling finish in “End it All” accounts for itself in letting the audience know how the plot ends, but that leaves “Pray for a Cure” as a curious outlier in both sound and perspective. Its acoustic foundation is something of a turn given the rest of the full-bodied guitar tone surrounding — though that puts it right in Opposition‘s wheelhouse, given his work in Ancient VVisdom — but even more, are we in the moment where the protagonist is dying?

Because “End it All” sure comes across as pretty final, and “Pray for a Cure” is therefore an epilogue, and all the more so because it’s unplugged. I’m not at all against the track — expanding the sonic foundation isn’t going to hurt the band or the album at all — but that turn in perspective is somewhat jarring at the album’s end. That may well be intentional, as Vessel of Light offer little comfort throughout the record preceding either. What they do instead is set of a current of atmospheric dread; depression, anger and, yes, violence taking root in each track one way or another.

The disturbing parts are supposed to be disturbing, and Woodshed does nothing to desensitize the violence in a problematic way. The key takeaway from Vessel of Light‘s debut is that there’s life in the collaboration between Opposition and Lorenzo, and that the two work well together. Whether it’s a one-off or an ongoing project with a follow-up will remain to be seen, but with their first LP, they show the potential for a gruesome craft they can continue to make their own should they decide to do so.

Vessel of Light, “Son of Man” official video

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Red Beard Wall Set Feb. 22 Release for The Fight Needs Us All

Posted in Whathaveyou on October 19th, 2018 by JJ Koczan

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Texas sludge rock outfit Red Beard Wall will release their second album, The Fight Needs Us All, early next year through Argonauta Records. The one-man-in-the-studio/live-two-piece released their self-titled debut last year through Argonauta and would seem to be getting a push for the follow-up, which will be issued on CD and LP both, each with different covers — left and right below, respectively. As to what the album will hold, Argonauta promises tight songwriting and weighted tone, and after the first record I have no trouble believing it, since that album seemed so much to be about Red Beard Wall establishing sonic parameters from which to build outward. I guess we’ll see Feb. 22 how the next stage in that process plays out.

Here’s the label’s announcement:

RED BEARD WALL announce brand new album

Hot and fresh on the heels of his 2017 critically lauded and extremely well received blistering slab of a debut, the one man cacophony of heavy RED BEARD WALL is back!

The bearded wonder of sludge returns with his highly anticipated sophomore beast of an album titled ‘The Fight Needs Us All’, set to be released on February 22th 2019 with Italy’s rising label Argonauta Records!

Red Beard Wall was born in 2016 on the dry, wind swept plains of West Texas, out of a desire to channel his angst and frustration with the insane reality that surrounds us. With a hyper focus on heavy, hooky and to the point songs, RED BEARD WALL delivers riffs with devastatingly heavy tones, vocals melodies that soar, alongside blistering screams of disillusionment. Creatively it’s all the bearded one and only, Aaron Wall, with the mighty George Trujillo on drums rounding out the live beast that is RED BEARD WALL. Influenced by the sounds of such as Floor, Helmet, Torche, Cavity or Nirvana among countless others, RED BEARD WALL has now unleashed the tracklist and album artwork for his upcoming second album ‘The Fight Needs Us All’! Coming as Digital Download, CD and Vinyl formats, the album pre-order will start soon.

The tracklist will read as follows:

1. Come on Down
2. To My Queen
3. Ode to Green
4. Reverend
5. The Warming
6. Reign of Ignorance
7. Tell Me the Future of Existence
8. The Fight Needs Us All

Says the RED BEARD WALL’s Aaron: “The Fight Needs Us All is everything Red Beard Wall. It is heavy, dense, fire flashing. It is heart, soul, love, and passion. It is anger, joy, sadness, exhilaration. It encompasses war, peace, and social degradation. It is the proudest artistic moment in my life, thus far. ALL HAIL!“

Stay tuned for many more bearded news & updates to follow soon!

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Red Beard Wall, Red Beard Wall (2017)

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