Hohoho und frohe Weihnachten gehabt zu haben…
alle sollten sich sofort selbst mit der neuen The Great Beyond beschenken – das ist an sich ein Befehl, von ganz oben. Also anstatt so einen Mist wie Greta Van Fleet zu hören. Just sayin’
“Finally. New food for 70s and Classic Rock fans! After the celebrated TCM debut EP „A Better Place“ last year, The Great Beyond from Münster are preparing for the band’s first self-proclaimed longplayer.
Once again, the guys unpack a lot of great guitar sounds, which were all arrested somewhere in the 70s. But overall the songs gain more facets than their predecessor EP. If „A Better Place“ was the stylish, but reservedly relaxed guy in a vintage shirt, the Full Length colleague might be the best buddy with a fringe jacket and an enormous thirst for beer. The subtle thunderstorms have stayed and the sound is still vintage soaked, but the whole thing changes now more than ever with parts that move forward with a wild hard rock feeling, always on the thin line between the powerful Queens Of the Stone Age and the casual playfulness of their classic rock colleagues Heat or Kadavar. Fans of the TCM-Doom outfit Mountain Witch should also try it, because of the fantastic 70s flair and the fast and convincing riffs.”
” If you find yourself thinking ‘I’ve never heard of this band before‘ you are most likely correct. A band born from the ashes of Orbit the Earth, Wire Love are looking to elevate the intensity of the post-hardcore scene in Germany. They do so by bringing massive amounts of groove with just the right amount of technicality interspersed. Their style results in an extremely energetic and high-pressure aural experience that could draw similarities to acts like Botch.
The production is crisp and very well-layered, thanks to the skillful handling at The Tonmeisterei in Oldenburg. The mix is very clear, but there is an edge to it that maintains a semblance of the genre’s classic abrasiveness. It is a powerful and massive sonic assault, one in which there is still enough breathing room for layers of atmosphere and conscious song structure to break through. Wire Love are looking to put the post-hardcore scene on its toes, and this album has the potential to do just that.
Wire Love forming from the ending of other music groups is really almost ironic, as Leave The Bones is an album that explores life and how daunting picking up the pieces of broken things can sometimes be. Julian De Manos of the band had this to say on the album-
‘Life can be daunting, even frightening. Sometimes you’re feeling like picking up the pieces of your existence, trying to put them back together just to realize the fixed mosaic looks kind of grotesque. It feels like you have lost yourself. It’s a terrible state of mind and “Leave The Bones“ kind of deals with that. It’s about realizing that things are ultimate, that nothing is certain. It’s terrifying, but it’s the way it is. „Long live the burial ground. Deep down I know I’m safe and sound.“ Dealing with that is a real challenge for me and if there’s one big topic the record is dedicated to, this would be it.‘
He you crazy,
we have two extraordinary new releases up for preorder.
check the first song of münsters heavy metal rager NIGHTFYRE here:
we will get 100 ltd night blue copies as a mailorder exclusive – be quick, sharpen your battleaxes and order here
second great band in the preorder ring: WIRE LOVE, ex Orbit The Earth, smash your face with some complex and heavy bulldozer Hardcore. this following song is by far the “cutest” one…
the mailorder only release will be 100 milky clear w/ brown splatter, the regular press 400 black/milky clear split –
all covers with UV spot varnish. get your treats here
I know these DIY-kings for quite a while, and attention – fatherly speaking – watched them grow, and become musically ripe and successful with their old bands. we were not always on the same page when it came to music ideas, “strategies” if you want to call it so, but i always admired their will to go their way, to put as much time in a project as it needs to have to become great. a lot of passion, thats what these guys are. a pain in the ass sometimes, but always on the lookout for best come out. the easy ways would have been to do everything like it was on the record before but they are not up for easy (…you will not hear a single similarity to their old bands).
old farts of the german hc/punk community. say hello to your daily dose of powerrock. you dig Doomriders or early Mastodon? Caffeine will be your new best friend.
heavy & complex music is often challenging – you need to understand whats happening, or at least feel the vibe. i am not interested in music which only wants to be a riddle for the listener. on my opinion there needs to be another thing in this kind of music accomplished: it simply has to have its rocking side. the tech stuff is not allowed to suffocate the groove, the fun if want to call it like this. i played drums for long time in different bands, i never was a good technical drummer – unlike the drum maniac in Caffeine – but i understand the challenge to do complex music which is fun and makes you wanna swing your rusty hips. Caffeine accept this challenge: they deconstruct, they are not willing to take the easy way, detours are allowed and often let you take a glimpse on things, you would not have seen on the direct way. and i promise, there a a lot of nice “non tourist” spots along this way. After checking these nasty places, they take you back straight to all the fun-spots. they serve you all: the a-part-only-is-allowed-to-be-played-once-guys will be pleased as well as the shit-must-be-groovy-dudes – and you know what: it sometimes gets spooky here as well!
so here we are – meet this three-piece from Hannover. You know probably all of them from a ton of former bands, like Perth Express, Glasses, Problem Is You, The Pyre… Anyways: Caffeine are nothing like these, Caffeine are a good flip through your favourite postmetal records. Apocalyptic, monumental, devastating… think of Coliseum meet Doomriders meet old Mastodon meet Neurosis. Very intense and “groovy” stuff, highly technical but not too complicated