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PRIZEHOG – Eolian Empire Prepares To Release Third LP From Celestial Space Sludge Trio

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, world news with tags , , , , , on February 16, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

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PRIZEHOG, the massive, mind-bending Portland-by-way-of-the-Bay-Area trio, exists on their own cosmic plane. Combining meditative grooves, punishing sludge, dazzling melodies, ultra-heavy psych, and crunchy riffs aplenty using a baffling and impossibly cryptic calculus, the outfit has created its own bizarro universe of heaviness. 

Re-Unvent the WhoolPRIZEHOG‘s third full-length release, is a magnificent, powerful LP; a byzantine labyrinth of impenetrable riffs, crushing dirges, heavy hooks, and warped excursions wrapped up in triumphant progressions made complete with downshifted bellows and dark cries; perplexing and mystifying yet grand, spellbinding, enthralling, and uncannily soulful. It’s a record full of depth, complexity, power, humor, and beauty.

Recorded and mixed by Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Big Business, Tool, Russian Circles) at his new Sun Valley studio Sound of Sirens, Re-Unvent the Whool is focused, sophisticated, and masterfully produced to showcase the exquisite but intense interaction within the trio: guitars, synths, and drums push and pull one another as they crunch, crush, whirl, weave, and straight up rock their way through mazes of dynamic and dramatic movements, adding layers upon layers to sculpt mountains of sonic majesty. Pitched-down vocals, at once otherworldly and deeply human, shift between omnipotent bellows, soulful wails, and surprisingly gorgeous chants, elevating the whole enterprise to a whole other level. Re-Unvent the Whool is a truly unique vision of genuine heaviness unlike anything you’ve heard, and bears an equally unique cover painting by New York artist Chris Jehly.

Eolian Empire will let PRIZEHOG out of the cages on March 4th via digital download and 180-gram vinyl LP. The street date will be celebrated early at a hometown record release gala on February 28th at Portland’s The Know, sharing the stage with Thrones and PolstPRIZEHOG is also currently scheduling a full US tour for May, with those dates to be released in the coming weeks. Preorders for the album are now live at the Eolian Empire fort HERE.

PRIZEHOG Live:

2/28/2014 The Know – Portland, OR – record release show w/ Thrones, Polst

Re-Unvent the Whool Track Listing:

1. Paradiggum

2. Whoady

3. Shed

4. Awsme Bube

5. Irrevelant

6. Gnumskull, the Ruler

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on PRIZEHOG:

http://www.prizehog.net

http://www.facebook.com/prizehog

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LONG LIVE PRIZEHOG.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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STONEBURNER – Portland Sludge Slingers Reveal Album Details

Posted in Heavy Metal, Metal, metal bands, metal music, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, sludge metal, world news with tags , , , , , , on February 1, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Stoneburner - Life Drawing - promo album cover pic - 2014

Portland sludge slingers and recent Neurot family additions, STONEBURNER, are readying to unleash their forthcoming new full-length, Life DrawingThe follow-up to their 2012 debut, Sickness Will Pass, which The Sludgelord appropriately crowned “an ugly, visceral and truly terrifying beast of an album,”and Metal Underground dubbed “a bruising sludge/doom debut that is the perfect antidote to the dog days of summer,” features nine rumbling odes of bottom-heavy hostility and emotional decay.

Recorded, mixed and produced by Fester at Haywire Studios, mastered by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Mastering — both in Portland — and swathed in the visually abrasive cover art of J.J. Shirey, Life Drawing promises to hurl STONEBURNER’s habitually chest-caving sludge mantras to entirely new realms of earth-deteriorating heaviness.

Comments the band in a collective statement: “Lyrically we’ve always focused on personal matters, and one theme that particularly seems to keep coming up on this record is the struggle to be a decent person in a world that keeps doing its best to cause you not to be. J.J. Shirey, who paints our album covers, is part of the STONEBURNER brotherhood and we have absolute faith in him. We have him sit in on rehearsals, read our lyrics, and then we send him off to come up with whatever he thinks best suits the material. We feel that this piece absolutely captures the mood of trying to grow and heal, but constantly finding yourself falling back into the darkness caused by emotional and physical addictions. The world isn’t always a happy, beautiful place, and neither is our music. Thanks to J.J. you’re going to sense that before you even hear the album.”

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Life Drawing Track Listing:

1. Some Can

2. Caged Bird

3. Drift

4. An Apology To A Friend In Need

5. Pale New Eyes

6. Giver Of Birth

7. Done

8. You Are The Worst

9. The Phoenix

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STONEBURNER features a persuasive musical ancestry that winds through Buried At Sea, Buried Blood, Heathen Shrine and others. Named after a subterranean weapon from the novel DuneSTONEBURNER deliver a wholly organic orchestration of captivating, crustified doom metal, their torrid hymns bathed in internal agony, anguish and despair. To define STONEBURNER, one need only look to the list of bands with whom they’ve shared the stage: Yob, Sleep, Eyehategod, Neurosis, Buzzov-en, Weedeater, Saint Vitus, Watain, Tragedy, Noothgrush, Graves At Sea, Lord Dying, Drop Dead, Whitehorse, Wind Hand, Bastard Noise…

Life Drawing will be unleashed via Neurot Recordings later this Spring. Stay tuned for further info.

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(Source: Earsplit PR)

* For more info on STONEBURNER:

http://www.facebook.com/Stoneburner.PDX 

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http://www.facebook.com/neurotrecordings

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LONG LIVE STONEBURNER.

LONG LIVE METAL.

Stone.

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