CHRISTIAN MISTRESS return with To Your Death, an 8-song excursion in pure American heavy metal. Marked by the powerful vocals of Christine Davis and the rich harmonies of guitar duo Oscar Sparbel and Tim Diedrich, CHRISTIAN MISTRESS have honed their craft resulting in a vital entry to the genre. Simultaneously relevant and anachronistic, CHRISTIAN MISTRESS serves the song, the art, and the listener with ‘To Your Death’ ignoring the line drawn between past, present and future.
Led by ripping pro skater and rip-roaring guitarist Justin “Figgy” Figueroa, HARSH TOKE are equal parts atmospheric and anarchic, merging raging, blind fury musicianship with unprecedented white-knuckle volume abuse. Tense and surreal, HARSH TOKES’ songs slowly build from hallucinatory haze into grand overtures of noise and feedback; a cosmic buffet of pounding, pummeling and punishing planes of sound. Heavy. Cosmic. Kinetic.
HARSH TOKE explore sound and space through music. On the San Diego Acid Rock band’s debut album “Light Up and Live”, loud, heavy guitars, swimming bass lines and smashing drums warp to full throttle, working together to launch the group’s “Haze Maze” of unapologetic psychedelic-blues into interstellar overdrive. “Light Up and Live” was recorded by Brian Ellis (also of the prog-rock band ASTRA) and mastered by Carl Saff (Earthless, OFF!, Unsane).
After having deeply explored the different aspects of Crowley’s philosophy on their previous releases “Iao Sabao” and “Lucifer Leviathan Logos”, Norwegian occult heavy metal band MAGISTER TEMPLI returns with its second full length, “Into Duat”, in which they focus thematically on some of the central myths and gods of the Egyptian Mythology.
As in their 7’’ “Nyarlathotep” from 2014, the band has moved even further away from their doom-inspired beginnings, towards a more open-minded musical experience strongly based on filthy traditional heavy metal. Heavy guitars, intense drumming and authoritarian, preaching vocals are key ingredients.
“Into Duat” was recorded in Oslo between Evil Octopus and Sorcerer studios, with former band member Simon Aarset as technician.
The Gods of Rock have seen fit to bestow upon the masses a reincarnation of the psychedelic force previously known as The Socks.
Comprising the same lineup, this incarnation of reverberation that goes by the name of Sunder is destined to sell out stadiums throughout the world, splitting heads through the ears with their brand of thunderous, heavy rock.
Signed to Crusher Records in Europe and Tee Pee Records in the States, SUNDER is poised to leave their mark the world over.
Julien Méret’s vocals have both the zeal of a prophet and the desperation of a false one. As he proselytizes to the masses, it’s impossible for any person to end up anywhere but on their knees. Then, praying for mercy, a wave of fuzzed out guitar tone crushes the mind and leaves nothing but chaos.
Jessy Ensenat may as well be playing with your bones as he leaves you seizing on the ground with the power of his drums. Vincent Melay will remind you what it was all for, as his rhythmic bass lifts your soul to immortality.
Finally, the vocals, farfisa, and mellotron of Nicolas Baud will give you a taste of your own funeral as you join him to piss on your own grave.
The Socks were of Lyon, France. Sunder is of the world and it is with the sounds of Sunder that the shores of the world will be plundered.
Debut album expected by the fall of 2015.
Arena Vienna / Dreiraum / adv 14€ / doors 16€ / 19.00h