Void Omnia is a five-member black metal outfit from Oakland, USA, created in 2013 and bringing together former members of Apocryphon, Mutilation Rites and Tombs among others.
This is their first full-length album album is a typical example of the quality the releases from the American north have in recent years.
Void Omnia are, in terms of atmosphere, one of those bands who although are diligent students of both classic diabolical Scandinavian sound and the naturalistic US and Canadian black metal, their own atmosphere is not built with eerie, naked 90’s riffs nor with ambient and natural sound themes.
It’s rather based on well-written and well-played guitar riffs that create a sense of melancholic paranoia, a constant state of emotional over-stimulation.
Add storming blast-beat and a very talented singer in the mix and you have “Dying Light”. Cover art is the work of designer and cartoonist Glenn Schon.
Tracklisting: 1. Remanence Of A Ghost Haunt 2. Fallowed Remembrance 3. Singularity 4. Of Time 5. Emptied Heartless
Missive To An Angel From The Halls Of Infamy And Allure’, the forthcoming double solo album by David J (Bauhaus / Love And Rockets) is an intensely personal, self deprecating, confessional song cycle and ultimately a glowing tribute to his wife of many decades. It is intended as a cyclic swan-song, the last track, ‘I Hear Only Silence Now’ being a new version of the song which was the first on J’s 1983 solo debut, ‘Etiquette Of Violence’.
The new album was recorded in Prague, Berlin and Los Angeles as well as Wellingborough, England when J revisited Beck Studios where his former highly influential band, Bauhaus cut their seminal classic, ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’ back in 1979.
The new album features contributions from Anton Newcombe (Brian Jonestown Massacre), Toby Dammit (Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds), Paul Wallfisch (Swans), Sean Eden (Luna), Rose McGowan, Asia Argento, Emily Jane White, Annabel (lee) and the great Czech violinist Karel Holas amongst others.
J sees the album as the culmination of 36 years of solo / collaborative work. It is also a ‘coming home’ of sorts as the label behind the release is the London based Glass Modern (the newly reactivated Glass Records) which originally released some of J’s earliest critically acclaimed works.
Last autumn and early 2019 saw David J tour the world with Peter Murphy as a 40th Anniversary Celebration of Bauhaus. From Valparaiso to Auckland, St. Petersburg to California.
Tracklisting: 1. Mosaic 2. Blue Eyes in the Green Room 3. Baudelaire featuring Karel Holas 4. (I Don’t Want To Destroy) Our Beautiful Thing 5. Lovelorn featuring Emily Jane White 6. Clandestine Valentine featuring Karel Holas 7. Of Purgatory and Perfume 8. Migena and the Frozen Roses featuring Asia Argento & Anton Newcombe 9. No Floods Can Drown 10. Pre Existing Condition 11. Copper Level 7 featuring Annabel (lee) 12. (I Walked Away From) The Girl In Yellow 13. Best Western Blues 14. Missive To An Angel From The Halls Of Infamy And Allure 15. The Auteur (Redux / The Starlet) featuring Rose McGowan 16. I Hear Only Silence Now
The Wedding Present, recorded and filmed at the Atomic Café, Munich, on 24 October 2010. This double disc release includes both a CD and a DVD of the concert.
Of the original Bizarro release, Allmusic says: The Wedding Present's second proper studio album, Bizarro, cut down a bit on the frenetic jangle the band was known for in its early days and replaced it with healthy doses of darkness and power. Adding some fuzzy, crunchy distortion to give the guitars some hefty impact, slowing the tempos down to speeds that allow vocalist David Gedge to squeeze more heartbroken despair and bleak sarcasm out of every line, and generally upping their game in every way, the album was the fullest realization of The Wedding Present's sound yet.
Leading off with the unstoppably hooky ‘Brassneck’ which features a brilliant Gedge reading of lines that rhyme "grow up" and "throw up," the album plays like a collection of thematically related singles. The most single-y among them is ‘Kennedy’ which has some brilliant sing-along lyrics and an intensely dramatic guitar strum buildup that crescendos into a maelstrom of sound.
The rest of the record isn't far behind; whether it's the sparse ‘What Have I Said Now?’ or the slowly grinding ‘Bewitched’ one could extract any song and it would feel like a highlight - even the epic-length ‘Take Me!’ which closes the album in a fury of strums, drum fills, and chugging bass that builds and builds until it seems like the song is going to levitate and take the listener right along with it.
The Wedding Present didn't necessarily need to improve their already winning template, but they did and it pays off big time on Bizarro.
Tracklisting: 1. Heather 2. What Did Your Last Servant Die Of? 3. Interstate 5 [Dvd Only] 4. End Credits 5. Real Thing 6. Mystery Date 7. Brassneck 8. Crushed 9. No 10. Thanks 11. Kennedy 12. What Have I Said Now? 13. Granadaland 14. Bewitched 15. Take Me! 16. Be Honest
Fu Manchu’s 8th album, Start The Machine, was originally released on 14 September, 2004. Until now, it is the only album from the legendary band that has never been issued on vinyl.
To celebrate the 15th anniversary of this classic, At The Dojo Records will remedy that with a newly remastered debut vinyl release. Also included is a bonus picture flexi 7” of “Written In Stone” performed live at Roadburn Festival 2003, one year prior to the song’s studio version release on this album.
This 3,000 unit run is pressed on neon green/black splatter vinyl and the gatefold package design includes never before seen photos of the band.
Start The Machine features “Written In Stone,” “Hey” (as featured on the television series, “Sons Of Anarchy” and crowd favorites “Make Them Believe” and “Today’s Too Soon.” This is the recording debut of drummer Scott Reeder, formerly of Smile.
The CD version of this album is also newly remastered for maximum fidelity.
“One of Fu’s tightest albums in years” - Pop Matters
“Invariably tight, immediate and groovy, pulsing sonic hot rods like “Written In Stone,” “Open Your Eyes” and “I Wanna Be” dominate an LP that was clearly meant to be heard on vinyl” - AllMusic.com
Tracklisting: 1. Written in Stone 2. I Can't Hear You 3. Understand 4. Make Them Believe 5. Hey 6. I'm Gettin' Away 7. Out to Sea 8. Open Your Eyes 9. Today's Too Soon 10. It's All the Same 11. Tunnel Vision 12. I Wanna Be