Finnish artist Juho Huuskola aka J.H. did form Shades Of Deep Water almost fifteen years ago as a solo-outfit to canalise his negative and isolationist ideas and thoughts about humanity, cosmos, reality and evolution. During the second half of last decade, he released some demonstrational recordings and one official EP, eventually followed by a first full length studio album, Waterways (independently released at the end of Summer 2013 on cassette).
Dan Deagh Wealcan are a pretty young project with a Russian and an Ukrainian musician, i.e. original member Mikhael A. Repp (Dan Deagh Wealcan were supposed to be a solo-outfit of this Russian guy) and Ungrace’s Eugene ‘Iowa’ Zoidze-Mishchenkho. Earlier this year, the duo released its debut album, Two Straight Horizontal Lines And The Organized Chaos In Between: Director’s Cut, via Metal Scrap Records.
The ‘issues’ in between Ukraine and Russia do not always infect ‘our’ sonic scene. I am talking about the collaboration of musicians, joining to start up a new project (or continuing an existing one), or labels from both countries taking care of the release and / or distribution of stuff from one of both countries (or another).
After nine years existence, Eden’s Curse now releases their very first live album, recorded in Glasgow’s Classic Grand on November 28th 2014. Before, they released 4 studio albums that received good reviews. Mixing and mastering of these recordings was handled by none other than Dennis Ward, their longtime engineer.
My first introduction to Brazilian thrashers Korzus was their 1986 album “ao vivo”, this was the result of extensive tape & vinyl trading. Back then Korzus where next to SEPULTURA the only Brazilian band I was really aware off. Now 2014, and !9!
Shortly after the release of the fantastic Atrum Tempestas-album Néant (see update November 10th 2014), very young Portuguese label Nordavind Records release Solace, the second full length of Norway’s Vinterbris. The band was formed in 2008 in the city of Bergen, and there were an EP and a self-titled debut full length before. This sophomore full recording deals with man’s struggle called Life, and its place in history and within Nature.
Line up :
Mr. Lordi – Vocals
Amen – Guitars
Hella – Keyboards
Mana – Drums
Sometimes I am ashamed (yes, even in my case it might occur) - I just mean that, apparently, Atrum Tempestas recorded and released an EP before, 2012’s Ne Deus Crede, and I was not aware of it… [weep weep weep and shame shame shame]. That’s a pity, and I will certainly search for that material, especially after having experienced this first full length, Néant (which actually is French for ‘denying’).
Line up :
Hannes Braun – Vocals
Jim Müller – Guitars
Ande Braun – Guitars
Steffen Haile – Bass
Andreas Schnitzer - Drums
This quintet hails from the southern parts of Germany and is celebrating the release of their fourth studio album. Sometimes that information is all you need to know as the music doesn’t conjure orgasms or even the slightest emotional response.
Short introduction: Deep In Hate hail from France; two albums before: Only The Strong Survive and Origins Of Inequality (resp. in 2007 and 2011). The quintet (now with drummer Nicolas Bastos, whom you might know from his co-operation with Aborted) return with a nine-tracker that lasts for thirty five minutes.