Featurelust: 10:13 ‘Oathblade’

When it comes to Black Metal there are a significant number of artists out there who are doing it all on their own. While most churn out promising albums there are some who tend to stand out from the rest, offering something new and fresh to our beloved scene. 10:13 from Orange County CA is a one man project that has created a sound all his own. Neil Carter the man behind the music is a talented musician and he has used this as his medium to channel his own inner feelings.

Recently I had the pleasure of taking a listen to his new single entitled Oathblade and I was pleasantly surprised by the overall sound. Using everything from a harmonica to a mandolin this song speaks volumes and is one you need to listen to alone and in isolation in order to take it all in.

 

While this does not quite classify as straight Black Metal it holds an almost primal ritualistic feel that seeps with an other worldly presence. Combining aspects from Atmospheric, Symphonic, and even raw Black Metal Oathblade is reminiscent of bands like Lustre and Leviathan. It as if Neil took everything and threw it into a cauldron and mixed it all together.

The song itself starts off with the sound of the mandolin and harmonica working harmoniously together like the chant of an old folk Bluegrass song then unleashes into a meld of furious drumming and melodic synth then slows down into an Atmospheric Black Metal harmony that is constant throughout the whole song. The drumming is fantastic and it adds just enough heaviness to add fluidity. In addition there are some spoken word passages that give off a haunting feel. 10:13 is a project that definitely deserves more recognition and if you are a fan of anything within the metal community you should definitely give this a listen. Be sure to also delve into the promo that was released last year. 10:13 is also working on a full length album with the release date still pending.

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Album Review: “Isolated Evolution”- Necrolytic Goat Converter

Necrolytic Goat Converter is probably one of the most interesting band names I’ve stumbled upon in recent years but do not let a name deter you. Isolated Evolution is a treasure trove combining all things Black Metal into a cauldron of memorable tunes and goats… just kidding about the goat part but if converting them is a form of creating solid musical composition then mastermind Chris Voss has achieved just this. 

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Black Mourning Light Fest 2017 Line-Up


Black Mourning Light Fest 2017 Line-Up w/ Blasphemy, Revenge, Rites of Thy Degringolade, Antichrist + more

Oct 13 / 14 – Edmonton, AB @ Starlite Room  – Tickets On Sale Now!

 

2017 Logo and Art by Sickness666
Main BML Logo by Christophe Szpajdel

Born out the hell storm of Edmonton, AB, black and doom metal festival Black Mourning Light presented by Crown of Viserys and GigFly.ca returns for its third installment. They have taken the meaning of extreme to new levels with this year’s 2017 edition hosted on October 13th and 14th at the Starlite Room. 

This year’s infernal ritual features legends BLASPHEMY (Vancouver, BC) and REVENGE (Edmonton, AB) headlining plus some of the most insane black metal and death metal acts to ever grace a stage with EVILHEART (Mexico), FORTRESS (Kalispell, MT), FUNERAL OF GOD (Canton, OH) plus a carnage of Western Canada acts that includes THE PROJECTIONIST (Alberta/Ohio), THE LUCIFER PROJECT (Edmonton, AB), RITES OF THY DEGRINGOLADE (Edmonton, AB), AMPHISBAENA (Edmonton, AB), ANTICHRIST (Vancouver, BC), XUL (Vernon, BC), SORGUINAZIA (Edmonton, AB), SCYTHRA (Regina, SK) and GOATHAMMER (Saskatoon, SK).

BML organizer Dustin Ekman comments:

“This year we are taking Black Mourning Light to a new level of brutality, and I couldn’t be more honoured to have true legends in black metal on the festival. Revenge and Blasphemy are two of the biggest names in black metal and with them are some of the best bands in the world to create an absolutely killer lineup. This is a year to not be missed, that’s for sure.”

Tickets are available at the following Edmonton locations Starliteroom, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Rendezvous Pub and online at the following links:

One Day Ticket or Two Day Pass – https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1434131/ 

Tickets are $45 for one day, $75 for both days.

BML 2017 Line-Up:

Friday, October 13th

Blasphemy
Antichrist
Amphisbaena
The Lucifer Project
Fortress
Sorguinazia
Evilheart

Doors 5pm

Saturday, October 14th 

Revenge
Rites of Thy Degringolade
The Projectionist
Xul
Funeral of God
Scythra
Goathammer
Doors 4pm

About BML:

Black Mourning Light Metal Festival is the black metal and doom festival founded by Dustin Ekman of Crown of Viserys. Created to fill a void in Edmonton’s black and doom scene. After two successful years in 2015 and 2016, Black Mourning Light Festival returns for a 2017 edition. The 2017 onslaught will feature bands from across Canada and USA. Those that attended the 2015 inaugural ritual and the 2016 two day mayhem will not be disappointed by 2017, as they can expect a different while similar experience to those events.

Last year’s 2016 edition featured a line up of black, death and doom bands from across Canada plus the USA with UADA, Panzerfaust, Erimha, Helleborus, Idolatry, Display of Decay, Vile Insignia, Hive, Wormwitch, Norilsk, Cell, Holocaust Lord, Nachtterror, Dethgod, Ye Goat-Herd Gods and Hunted By Ravens.

For more info, please visit https://blackmourninglight.wordpress.com

Featurelust: Agios O Baphomet- Hvile I Kaos

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Kakophonix the mastermind behind Hvile I Kaos has been unwavering in his effort to deliver his own brand of Cellistic Black Metal to the masses. October 13th will see the release of the first full length album entitled Agios O Fotiá which translates to “Oh Holy Fire” in Greek. A small label that specializes in the Occult entitled Deathwave Nexion is going to see the release of the album, which has its well deserved spot on the labels roster.  Thereafter on October 14th a release show will be held at The 5 Star Bar in Los Angeles where Hvile I Kaos will perform with Ruins ov Abbadon, Imperialist, Solar Haze, and Morphesia. This show is being put together by Church of the 8th Day and The Elegy Ensemble and is sure to please, as it is rounding up some very prominent musicians in the scene. 

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Now if you have kept up with The Metal Wanderlust in the past Hvile I Kaos may be a familiar name and this is not the first time we have featured this unique and talented artist, and hopefully not the last. The single Agios O Baphomet is nothing short of another momentous offering, which is an adaptation of an esoteric chant attributed to the Order of the Nine Angles. Slow brooding layered cello work mingled with guitar draws the listener into an arcane journey, masterful and beautiful. Black Metal riffs transport the being into the fires evoking a presence portrayed in the notes and movements of the song. Quoting Kakophonix himself he states that the tracks on Agios O Fotiá each carry their own esoteric spiritual meaning. If that is an indication as to what there is to expect, this album will be nothing short of spectacular as Kakophonix is a master at portraying emotion and feeling through his music. Open your mind and ears once again, there is a fire burning on the horizon and it’s insatiable flame is to not be quelled. 

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Review: Iceland’s Nexion Delves into the Void

Iceland continues to prove their worth in todays metal scene. The country has become a driving force, spewing forth talent like a volcanic eruption. Nexion out of Reykjavík are just one of many sure to cause a stir within the underground, combining elements of Death and Black Metal tinged with that special Icelandic finesse Nexion are already at tier level with their peers. Their self titled debut EP released on April 14, 2017 is a 4 track powerhouse of angry and desolate sounds. 

I. Of Genesis rings chaos as the first notes blast through, immediately enveloping darkness mingled with dissonance. The vocals of Josh Rood shine ranging from pain staking screams to low guttural chants. This is a great opening track, it immediately hooks the listener to the bands sound as a whole. Waking from a dream II. Of the Coiling Void is reminiscent of a crumbling dreamscape, futile and evil. If walking through a desolate nightmarish setting had a theme song this would be it. It is so catchy and fun but that still does not take away from the ideologies. Jump into a concoction of death and pestilence, with a melody that hooks you right in, III. Of the Pestwielder culmimates the art of this beast, full of headbanging passages and evil melodies that embody the bands sound. Crossing the bridge into new beginnings IV. Of the Final Throes of Creation has a sound that will rip through your ears. Violent drums and swift ominous guitar riffs make for a painful angry birth into oblivion. Nexion has released a stellar debut EP and fans of Blackened Death Metal are sure to get their fill while leaving room for more. These fine gentleman are doing it right, a very promising EP and hopefully more to come in the near future. 

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Jóhannes Smári Smárason-Guitar

Óskar Rúnarsson- Guitar

Josh Rood- Vocals

Kári Pálsson- Bass

Tumi Snær Gíslason- Drums

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Eneferens Needs Your Help


Jori the Mastermind from the band Eneferens has suffered a loss and had his gear stolen after moving, he has set up a Go Fund Me Campaign. Please see the details below.

Hi everyone, as a lot of you know, a lot of my musical equipment was stolen a couple days ago. I have a deal for you. If you throw a dollar or two at me to help me replace my gear, I will give you a 4-song album that I just recorded. If that sounds like an alright deal, then click the Gofundme link and check it out. It’s also available on Bandcamp for $3 or more: https://eneferens.bandcamp.com/album/eventide-acoustic-ep

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Being the stubborn person that I am, I very much dislike asking for it, but I could really use your help at this time. Please share this as you are able to. Anything helps! Thank you.

Anything you can do to help would be greatly appreciated, Jori is a very talented musician and it is a shame that this has happened.

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ONE MASTER: Lycanthropic Burrowing Full-Length From Occult Black Metal Collective Streaming In Full At Invisible Oranges; Record Drops Friday + Band To Kick Off US Tour This Weekend


“Lycanthropic Burrowing
 is harrowing, all-encompassing, unrelenting, and malignant. Tracks are built on triangle waveforms, jarring between swaths of high-bpm blast beats (featuring extra crash) and doomy, depressive retreats. Hard-charging thrash riffs (with punky drum twists) act as connective tissue and add a welcome ‘let’s fuckin’ rock!’ juxtaposition to an otherwise inward, claustrophobic listening experience.” – Invisible Oranges

Friday marks the official unveiling of Lycanthropic Burrowing, the latest full-length from occult black metal collective ONE MASTER. Set for release via Eternal Death Records, the rabid offering was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios, comes shrouded in the commanding artwork of Dave Fogg of Fog Palace, and delivers thirty-five unrepentant minutes of cursed and dismal fury.

Today Invisible Oranges is streaming the record in full at THIS LOCATION alongside an in-depth investigation of the unhallowed offering.

Writes the esteemed blog, “[Lycanthropic Burrowing] sadistically delights by inflicting its pain. Catchy guitarwork offers hooks aplenty for those not (initially) into the pain-as-pleasure thing. Once reeled in, the brain scramble courtesy of the… production aesthetics becomes welcome relief from the onslaught’s tumult. Lycanthropic Burrowing is harrowing, all-encompassing, unrelenting, and malignant. Tracks are built on triangle waveforms, jarring between swaths of high-bpm blast beats (featuring extra crash) and doomy, depressive retreats. Hard-charging thrash riffs (with punky drum twists) act as connective tissue and add a welcome ‘let’s fuckin’ rock!’ juxtaposition to an otherwise inward, claustrophobic listening experience.”

Lycanthropic Burrowing will drop on July 14th on CD, digital, and limited vinyl formats. Preorders are currently available at the official Eternal Death Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION.

In conjunction with the release, ONE MASTER will take on a West Coast mini-tour from July 15th through July 22nd. The band will also appear at the Red River Family Fest in Austin this September alongside Panzergod, Yellow Eyes, and more with future live abrasions in the conspiring stages. See confirmed dates below.

ONE MASTER [events page]:
7/15/2017 5 Star Bar – Los Angeles, CA
7/16/2017 The Bancroft – Spring Valley, CA [info]
7/17/2017 Los Compadres – Oxnard, CA
7/18/2017 Elbo Room – San Francisco, CA [info]
7/19/2017 The Bamboo Room At King Wah’s – Medford, OR [info]
7/20/2017 Old Nick’s Pub – Eugene, OR
7/21/2017 Twilight Café And Bar -Portland, OR [info]
7/22/2017 Highline Bar – Seattle, WA [info]
9/22-23/2017 Red River Family Fest @ Barracuda – Austin, TX [info]

For the past fifteen years, ONE MASTER has been conjuring raw and aggressive black metal in the dark corners of the US underground. Lycanthropic Burrowing serves as the follow-up to the band’s acclaimed Reclusive Blasphemy offering, which ranked among the best metal records of 2015 by Loudwire, MetalSucks, and Metal Insider. From the militaristic oppression of “Will Of The Shadow” to the haunting ritualism of the closing title track, the expertly-produced Lycanthropic Burrowing is an audio document of a band ascending towards the elite tier of US black metal occupied by bands such as Nightbringer and Leviathan.

“Utilizing cacophonous production and unrelenting instrumentals, ONE MASTER harness a piercing auditory assault on the title track of their new record, Lycanthropic Burrowing.”  – Decibel

“…a powerful crescendo. Piercing tremolo rings across the length of the track, soaring high above a punishing barrage of drums and low-end that stretches for over seven minutes. The fervent intensity of ‘Death Resurrection’ is an ideal example of what has made ONE MASTER so ruthless over the last 15 years.” – Metal Injection on the track “Death Resurrection”

“…catchy, empowering, and solid from start to finish.” – Echoes And Dust

“…truly one the elite bands in the USBM scene.” – Indy Metal Vault

“Lycanthropic Burrowing pays homage in a way that’s as natural as the waxing and waning of the moon. Don’t resist it – submit to your baser instincts. Embrace your true, wild, unfettered potential, and free yourself from the restriction of modern music – you don’t need them. Shed your skin, and let ONE MASTER in.” – Transcending Obscurity

“The songs are raw and aggressive, played in the classic, orthodox style. It’s as misanthropic and furious as you would expect, delivering scathing black metal that is not for the weak or unwary… A triumphant return for ONE MASTER; long may they reign.” – Wonderbox Metal

 “As far as I can recall, this is my first encounter with the band’s music, despite the fact that this is their fourth album, but clearly won’t be the last – because ‘Will Of The Shadow’ is a real grabber. The intro is marked by a majestic, ritualistic kind of ominous grace, but the music becomes a cyclonic fury, laced with bursts of pulse-pounding thrash riffing.” – No Clean Singing on “Will Of The Shadow”

“As dark and unsettling as the album can be, Lycanthropic Burrowing is a distinctly rewarding listen (enjoyable is not quite the right word for something this dark). There is more than enough here to keep listeners coming back for more, and if this album is not recognized as one of 2017’s best, it would be a genuine shame.” – The Sound Not The Word

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