Ottawa Doom LONGHOUSE Stream ‘No Name, No Marker’; New Album ‘II: Vanishing’ Out April 14th

For Fans of Cult of Luna, High on Fire, Neurosis, Khemmis, Unearthly Trance

Ottawa, ON’s LONGHOUSE came into being in 2013 when guitarist Marc Casey and bassist/vocalist Joshua Cayer turned their long-standing song-writing partnership into a full band with drummer Mike Hache to complete their circle of dark, riffy, heavy textured doom metal. They released their debut album ‘Earth from Water’ in 2015, a spiritual odyssey into the perseverance of the human spirit and the lessons we can learn from the natural world.

In November 2016, LONGHOUSE returned to Wolf Lake Studios to record with Mike Bond (Loviatar, Norilsk, Arms of the Girl) once again as producer and engineer for the outcome to be their sophomore album entitled “II: Vanishing”. The album continues the pleasing progression of their debut while retaining the band’s core sound of heavy, intricate riffs, splashed with a touch of post-metal to guide you on a dark and visceral journey spanning nearly 40 minutes over five tracks.

“II: Vanishing has a logical evolution that is evident in the composition, as well as production. I also think that fans should take a moment to reflect on some of themes that are threaded throughout the album.” says vocalist / bassist Joshua Cayer. “The bulk of my ideas musically and lyrically come from exploring Indigenous ways of knowing. I am Algonquin First Nations. My family’s community is Kitigan Zibi, outside of Maniwaki, QC. However, I grew up in the city, mostly detached from my culture. As a father, I have been trying to immerse myself in the stories, wisdom, and strength of our Elders, knowledge keepers and story tellers, so that I can pass that on to my daughters. Because this takes up so much space in terms of who I am, and who I am becoming, it plays a very large part in terms of influences I draw upon.”

Those influences can be heard in LONGHOUSE‘s first single “No Name, No Marker”, a song written for the voiceless Indigenous children who were abused and died while forced to attend residential schools in Canada and were buried in unmarked graves.

“No Name, No Marker” streaming at https://longhouse1.bandcamp.com/track/no-name-no-marker-2

Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0tVcMo2YoY&feature=youtu.be

“II: Vanishing” will be unleashed digitally on April 14th via their Bandcamp with physical cassette release June 2017 (date to be determined) via Sunmask Records.

Track Listing:
1. Hunter’s Moon (8:38)
2. Vanishing (6:13)
3. Blood And Stone (5:57)
4. No Name, No Marker (7:59)
5. The Vigil (10:06)
EP Length: 38:55

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“The one song from the album released for public listening so far is “No Name, No Marker“, and if you guess that refers to graves, you would be correct. It’s a riveting mix of doom and post-metal with blackened shrieking in the vocal department. After a haunting, grief-stricken opening, the track becomes heavier and more intense by orders of magnitude, eventually becoming a big juggernaut of earthquaking chugs and groaning chords, with guitar leads that shimmer, flicker, and spiral around the powerful rhythms like ghost lights. The wrenching vocals add to the music’s intensity, and the grinding bass solo is a nice touch as well.” – No Clean Singing

“Longhouse plays a musical style that takes sludge and doom metal and mixes them with with a very heavy vocal approach to create a very dark sounding recording, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover various spiritual and occult concepts.”  – Doomed to Darkness

My Silent Wake – Invitation To Imperfection – Out March 2017!

Over the years My Silent Wake have become one of the most admired bands in the doom metal scene, with incredible albums like 2015s stunning Damnatio Memoriae. However, what has made them a truly unique entity is the breadth and depth of their creativity. Not content simply to craft albums of formidable, melancholy metal they have also stripped their music down to its acoustic essentials, both live and on album and with releases like the acclaimed Eye Of The Needle, explored the world of dark ambience as well. Now, with their first album for new label Opa Loka Records, My Silent Wake offer something different again, with the most experimental, atmospheric and imaginative release of their storied career.

Invitation To Imperfection combines My Silent Wake’s mastery of the ambient and acoustic and then adds more… Friends and associates from the extended My Silent Wake family offered their own personal touches to the recordings and an array of instruments were used to bring these songs to life; from zithers to mandolins, pump organs to karimbas, they all contribute their own colours and textures to the magic. Multiple recording locations were also used, as the band wandered far and wide harvesting the sounds that resonated with the vision in their hearts. The result is an enthralling album that is, in its own quiet way, as powerful as any of My Silent Wake’s magnificent doom albums.

Ever present in all that My Silent Wake do, is Ian Arkley and he offered a few thoughts on their latest creation:
“It is not about virtuosity, high class production or striving to be noticed or to impress… it is about trying to create a balance which allows for things not being perfect whilst trying to create an interesting track. This isn’t just My Silent Wake ambient or just My Silent Wake acoustic; this is a mixture of the two which we sincerely hope you enjoy.”

Invitation To Imperfection is a deeply affecting album. It’s thought provoking and dream invoking, prompting reflection and revelation, a very special album from a band who are a true musical treasure of untold worth, with a rich history and an exciting future.

Line-up:
Ian Arkley – Vocals, Lead & Rhythm Guitar
Addam Westlake – Bass
Gareth Arlett – Drums
Simon Bibby – Keyboards
Mike Hitchen – Rhythm Guitar
Genre: Doomed Dark Ambient
For fans of: Arcana | Cities Last Broadcast | Lustmord
Further information: www.mysilentwake.com

Frowning – Extinct – Out Now! (Funeral Doom!)

Black Lion Records has unveiled the sophomore album of German One Man Funeral Doom Metal project “Frowning”. 

Being impressed with the mesmerizing music of Pantheist and Evoken, Val founded his own Funeral Doom Metal project “Fowning” in January 2011. “Funeral Impressions”, the debut full length of the band was released on October 25th, 2014 and this album turned the band into an admirable name inside the Funeral Doom Metal scene.

“Extinct”, a nice follow up to the debut album that took the world by storm, contains 5 stunning tracks of pure Funeral Doom. Mournful gut-wrenching growls, eerie cold melodic atmosphere, desolate tones of acoustic guitar, slow, crumbling and drone oriented riffs — all of these elements of the album ensure that a phenomenal Funeral Doom journey is awaiting for the listeners.

METAL INJECTION has exclusively streamed the entire album, which can be found at this location 

YOUTUBE STREAMING

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLdogKKkQPBmnq7NHqoW43e561iKJA2jvi
 

FROWNING
Extinct 
(Full Length)
GENRE Funeral Doom Metal
LOCATION Weinböhla, Saxony, Germany
RELEASE DATE Feb 17, 2017
LABEL Black Lion Records
FORMAT CD & Digital

 

Track – List:

1. Nocturnal Void
2. Encumbered by Vermin
3. Veiled in Fog
4. Buried Deep
5. Frédéric Chopin’s Marche Funèbre


TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 62:57

Members:

Val Atra Niteris – Everything

FACEBOOK:
https://www.facebook.com/frowning.band

Order the Album:
https://frowningblacklion.bandcamp.com

https://www.blacklion.nu/store/CDs?_route_=CDs&product_id=84


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