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Postby MySanityDoesFly » Fri Jul 15, 2016 6:14 pm

Hi again you lot! Big news regarding my new album!

The new album, 'By The Deathbed', will be released on August 19th via Crisis Risen, and is now available to pre-order on CD and download formats at https://mattford.bandcamp.com/

Tracklisting:

1. Regret
2. Afloat
3. Candles
4. Firewalking
5. Conflict
6. Blossom
7. Shirt Of Lace (traditional)
8. Unravel
9. Leaves
10. The Great Mortality
11. Serenity

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Matt Ford - 'By The Deathbed' (Crisis Risen)

'Former Black Magician, Serotonal and Torture Garden instrumentalist Matt Ford releases his debut solo album, By The Deathbed, on August 19th via Crisis Risen. The Liverpool musician's full-length debut follows 2014's self-titled demo and, having written, performed and produced the album entirely by himself, he reveals himself to be an accomplished composer of songs, soundscapes and atmospheres. Not only this, but By The Deathbed also showcases the full range of his vocal talents for the first time. The album finds Ford in fine voice, as his singing ranges from a low, Michael Gira-esque baritone to soaring falsetto, also taking in ghostly whispers, and spoken and choral passages.

This is a dark, bold and ambitious album. Overtly and without compromise, it deals with the grisly subject of death. However, one cannot sing about death without also singing about life; the extraordinary opener 'Regret' forces the listener to think of death, yet, from their deathbed, the song's protagonist laments their past mistakes as the body shuts down. This sets the tone for the entire record, which meditates on the constant battles of life; the neverending search for meaning and fulfillment in whatever form it may take, always carried out with the wariness of the passage of time and ultimately, one's own mortality.

The bleak lyrical themes are matched by the album's musical and sonic landscape. The songs are often folk-based - like the near-forgotten traditional ballad 'Shirt Of Lace' - but are drenched in an atmosphere which recalls the classic 1980s 4AD sound, as well as the darker and more twisted elements of post-punk and doom metal. Guitars shimmer and shudder, treated with effects signifying imbalance and disharmony. Drums and vocals echo cavernously. Atmosphere is punctuated by sounds of claustrophobic train rides and howling wind. The album is diverse, yet it all hangs together effortlessly, its elements bound by sheer, raw emotion.

'Conflict' is arguably the album's quintessential track, condensing its various lyrical and musical themes into one dramatic piece. Ford broods for minutes on the futility of conflict over a backdrop of chiming bells and barely plucked acoustic guitars, before the song erupts into an apocalyptic climax of heavy distortion, thunderous drums and banshee-esque wails. There are moments where Ford comes across almost like an evangelist preacher, foretelling your demise. But there is no Heaven or Hell here; he has only Earthly concerns, and he is urging you, not condemning you. After all, there is always hope, and this is ultimately the album's central message, one which manifests in its closing, three-track suite. Carried along by choirs, chants and bells, the suite brings to mind Arvo Pärt's work, and its solemn, Black Death-referencing centrepiece, 'The Great Mortality', resembles a Requiem Mass. It is amidst this leaden atmosphere which Ford weaves a thread of hope, culminating in the closing track 'Serenity'.

By The Deathbed is revelatory, hard-hitting and life-affirming. It is raw, in the midst of an over-produced musical climate. At its quietest, it is intimate and pensive. At its loudest, it is frightening, yet invigorating. Unapologetically, it's a celebration of the album format; there are no 'singles' here, but it does demand attention and rewards close listening by taking you on a journey, and communicating something vital and heartfelt to all who are open to it.'

Cover art by Kirsten Whittle and Matt Ford.

https://www.facebook.com/mattfordmusic/photos/a.1471945629684096.1073741829.1419227651622561/1749511695260820/?type=3&theater
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Postby MySanityDoesFly » Sat Aug 13, 2016 11:28 am

Here's a blog entry all about the new album. Should be a good read for those interested!

http://www.mattfordmusic.com/2016/08/by-deathbed.html

Don't forget, you can still pre-order, for another few days!
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Postby lochnarus » Thu Oct 20, 2016 10:48 pm

Hi guys! just wanted to let you guys know that my band, Sleepwalkers, is releasing our first EP "Hollowpath" on CD through Transcending Records and if you want a copy you can get it here:

http://www.transcendingrecords.com/CDs/ ... er-CD.html

It's no longer a pre-order and they are in stock.

Here's a lyric video of the title track if you haven't heard of us before

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blgsiS7vftM
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Postby Frits » Mon Oct 24, 2016 5:29 pm

Gonna check that out :wink:
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Postby MySanityDoesFly » Fri Dec 16, 2016 3:56 pm

My new single, 'Crisis Risen', is available now! Check it out...it's somewhat different from my recent album and hints at my future direction.

I'd love to hear your thoughts! Cheers.

https://mattford.bandcamp.com/album/crisis-risen

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Postby funestra » Mon Dec 19, 2016 7:26 pm

NEWS: The new album is ready, we're looking for a label now

Here is a first teaser
enjoy ;)

https://www.youtube.com/iIiKw_QDOro

OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://www.lyingfiguresband.com
FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/lyingfiguresofficial
BANDCAMP: http://lyingfigures.bandcamp.com
YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/LyingFiguresMetal
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Postby Thakandar » Sun May 07, 2017 3:30 pm

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Thakandar - “Sterbende Erde”

Hi, my name is Sebastian and I am the lead vocalist of Thakandar.
Our band hailing from Osnabrück / Germany was founded in 2008 and has taken its name from an evil-infested region in Robert Jordan's fantasy epic „Wheel of Time“. In contrast to their previous demos the new album „Sterbende Erde“ (Dying Earth), produced by Markus Stock at the sound forge of Studio E, clearly leans towards Melodic Black Metal.

It tells the story of an extinct civilization in a post-apocalyptic of a possible future. The concept was inspired by Stephen King´s „Dark Tower“ and Dan Simmon's „Hyperion Cantons / Endymion“ among others.
„Sterbende Erde“ will released October 20th 2017 by Einheit Produktionen.

A first track entitled “Hinter dem Schatten” is available at this location:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VJ2f8oClWlY


Rock on! :headbang:
http://www.thakandar.de | http://www.facebook.com/Thakandar | http://www.einheit-produktionen.de | http://www.soulfood-music.de
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Postby funestra » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:55 pm

LYING FIGURES - the abstract escape
sortie le 7 mai chez Rain Without End records

with members of Octavion, Ataraxis, ex-Drowning/Inborn Suffering/Marhyr, Tolstoï...

- OFFICIAL WEBSITE : http://www.lyingfiguresband.com
- FACEBOOK :http://www.facebook.com/lyingfiguresofficial
- YOUTUBE: http://www.youtube.com/lyingfiguresmetal
- MERCH : http://lyingfigures.bandcamp.com

- LABEL : Rain Without End record / Naturmacht
http://www.naturmacht.com

INFO: contact@lyingfiguresband.com

http://www.youtube.com/embed/61SM6EoOlNc
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Postby sinsoleng » Fri Jun 16, 2017 5:21 pm

Well, I guess I'll promote my band as well... we don't have a name yet. Rather, we had a name: Shattered, but that was already taken, as e found out, there are five bands with that name, and we didn't really decide on a nema yet, but it might be Dark Eternity (too clichéd). You can find some of the lyrics on deviantart.com - they are the ones written by Godomi. . . .

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Postby Squared Human » Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:39 pm

Hej Folks!

I'd like to announce my new metal project here!

SQUARED HUMAN consists of me, myself and I. A real solo project. While "me" is once again too late, "myself" still fights with the hangover from last night and "I" still sits on the bowl, it could actually already start off. Once again it's Saturday night, the child sleeps, the woman left the house and the cellar belongs to the three schizos. A badass mask ball, squared, loud, the neighbors cuss. What a wicked stuff and awesome cinema that SQUARED HUMAN there offer. Rocking handmade Metal with cutting vocals and abyssed lyrics, in German that the mother-in-law understands them too.

Check out my first song with video on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/mPJr2BAvGe4

And here's the second one:

https://youtu.be/q-C_gAV-iiI

A third song and video is already in the pipeline and will be released end of the year.

More information on the official website:

http://www.squaredhuman.com

Thanks for watching!

Cheers!
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Postby Squared Human » Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:50 pm

Hej guys,

my new song and video is online, check it out:

https://youtu.be/oz1YBdO6XvY

Cheers!
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Postby funestra » Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:21 pm

We have a new t-shirt available on September 1st !
You can already pre-order now on bandcamp!

Still available: full discography & grey T-shirts "My own nowhere, my own nothing" (limited quantity)
*guitar picks and stickers offered for every physical order*

http://lyingfigures.bandcamp.com

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