I've made time to sift through all the emails sent this way, FINALLY. Some stuff was really good, some stuff was just plain WEIRD. So, I 'm not gonna be picky elitist douche and post only what I liked, I'm gonna post everything.
THE GHOST OF MIJO MASE, an experimental project based out of Council Bluffs, IA.
BIO: The Ghost Of Mijo Mase is an experimental project in the vein of Nine Inch Nails, MC 900 Ft Jesus, and many other influences.
Hailing from Bielsko-Biała, Poland. Sunday Driver on Tour was
formed in 2008. Sunday Driver On Tour music is a mix of hard rock,
metal, stoner & southern rock influences.
"The idea to form a band reaches 2006. Zaczek & Malin who were playing together in NDC, decided to occasionally jam with their friend Molfer, ex-guitarist for the band Necrossis, who just got back from the army. The project work-name was “The Fridge”. The guys started to loosely jam and write some songs together. Unfortunately Zaczek’s & Malin’s obligations with NDC made it impossible to give their full attention to the project. The turning point appeared to be the breakup of NDC in 2008. Shortly afterwards the guys decided to focus on “The Fridge”. They found the drummer Talle’y from an advert. His unique drumming style seemed to fit perfectly for the project needs. It was then, when the band started to write their proper material, and it was also then when the bands final name Sunday Driver On Tour was decided. After few months of playing together, the quartet started to look for a lead singer, which eventually become Koper. Zaczek & Malin knew him from academic circles in Cieszyn, where they were collaborating in a project called Ilinks. Sunday Driver On Tour debut gig was on september 19th 2009 in Primus Pub in Czechowice–Dziedzice. In December the band went to Parabellum studio in Katowice to record their first EP called “Tales From Beyond”.
1. Maimed Chains
3. Brother, The Snake
4. Still Here
5. Tale From Beyond
Taylor Ross of Jacksonville Floridas' Chappaquidick sent this one in. Think Jazzy Improvisational Progressive Rock. This one stuck out for sure, if you are tired of listening to the same old stuff, check these guys out. Catchy melodies and synth freakouts a'plenty.
Genre: Melodic Death Metal
Lyrical Themes: War,Death, and Struggle
File Size: 85MB 320Kpbs
4.Paha Paemenen Puvussa 04:16
6.Pirun Saana 04:33
7.Ualtoen Viemät 04:55
Total Playing Time 42:28
This probably the only band singing metal in Savo dialect- Verjnuarmu means "bloodscratch" in English. I used to be one of the nasayers that said there wasn't even good melodic death worth listening to- I was wrong. Check It out.
Some killer tunes from Iceland that harbor elements of old and new within the stoner-doom arena. The band got their name from Norse mythology and one of the many sagas from the Viking times. They share some similarities with bands like OM, Black Sabbath, Weedeater, and Mary Bell.
A new collaboration from two Danish one man acts, Blodtru and Sol from Paradigms Recordings.
I'm a huge Sol fan, being the doom geek that I am, but hadn't heard too much from Blodtru. That said, I was a tiny bit disappointed with this one. That's not to say it's a weak album, it's not. I just felt like it could have been tied together a bit better. It starts with a full 10 minutes of chant with some feedback in the middle that brings to mind some of Sunn O)))'s work with Atilla. Then goes into Sol's normal style with obvious black metal influence, which works well.
There is less folk influence going on than I had expected from the label's description and from the summaries of Blodtru's work that I had read.
Overall though, a good release. It's definitely more subdued than what Sol fans will be used to. His other releases seem to favor a "wall of sound" approach, whereas this one is more contemplative, so this one will be good for those who found I am Infinity and Let There Be a Massacre to be a little too much.
As always, support the artist if you like what you hear!
There's not a whole lot of bands in Elgin Illinois worth listening to, but this is one of them. An acoustic side project of a death metal band, its influences are all over the place, so in their own words:
"River Gypsies music is rooted from every kind of music, but the feel is very dark and Celtic.
Two acoustic guitars, minimal drums, very abstract yet melodic male vocals, and bass guitar when someone is around to play it (the album songs all have bass).
River Gypsies formed in January of 2008, when Mike Mahoney(Apraizal, How's Casney?) met Bjorn Andersen(Pooch Carver, Tropical Dad, Avernus) in Lake Villa, IL. The two were going through tough times and sought a way to express the raw emotions that were created by their dark pasts.
The two found that their styles mixed to form something new, unique, and therapeutic!! Neither member was any good at singing, so when they got together with singer/ song-writer/ producer, Doug Smith( Pooch Carver, Tropical Dad, Instints, Avernus...) amazing recordings began to appear!
The three are currently in the process of getting recognition, playing magical performances and evolving as recording artists. Truly, music from the lost and beautiful, for the lost and beautiful."
As always, if you like the music, help out the artist and buy the album!
Genre(s) Atmospheric Doom Metal Lyrical theme(s):Sorrow, Pain, Suffering Origin:Belgium Formed 2009 Label:Unsigned Status: Active File Size: 90MB 320Kbps
Current line-up Déhà - All Instruments & Vocals (Yhdarl, Merda Mundi, Deviant Messiah, Wunde, Dunkelnacht, Khel, Slow)
Tracklisting 1. Fletus 39:18 Total playing time 39:18
"Yhdarl" is one of the most insane musical experiences you will encounter lets say outside of other black/ doom projects around today. It was interesting to hear that Deha has put together another project which is day and night compared to Yhdarl. A lengthy trip, but worth the time and fucking great atmopheric doom. For those who have trouble sleeping forget those nature sound recordings and run this through the earbuds.
Some interesting jams here in the form of Virus, an off-shoot of Ved Buens Ende, an otherworldly avant-garde black metal band of sorts with the same tinge to it. Features members, past and present, of Lamented Souls, Dødheimsgård, Ulver, Cadaver and Audiopain...
Jarno Sarkula:saxophones, clarinets & special woodwinds Erno Haukkala:trombone, tuba & piccolo trombone Miikka Huttunen:pump organ, grand piano & melodica Tuukka Helminen:cello Marko Manninen:cello Teemu Hänninen:drums & percussion
-Tracklisting- 1. Kivitetty Saatana4:48 2. Vasaraasialainen5:50 3. Pelko Antaa Siivet3:59 4. Hamarapuolella5:15 5. Astiatehdas3:10 6. Vanha Lapsuudenystävä6:14 7. Olisimme Uineet Vieläkin Pidemmälle5:44 8. Lentävä Mato3:41 9. Jää, Hyvä Mieli6:00 Total playing time: 44:46
Hey buddy faces! This is my debut post here at504NOLAand I've decided to throw up some shit i caught Swampchode slam dancing to. I wouldn't have noticed such a thing until he sprained - not one of his cankles - but two! This is a pretty killer Finnish 6-piece that started out in 1997; they have a handful of excellent full-lengths under their belt that I will surely add in time if they are received well. Their name means ''The Hammers of the Underworld'' in English and they play an experimental form of metal, utilizing every instrument typically not associated within the metal genre. Anyway, don't let that fool you because they are known to cause stage-diving and accidents like Swampchode has suffered on account of them (cankle sprains and such). So, don't be a heauxmeaux, and check it out promptly.
Tracklisting 1. Oneiroskopos 01:31 2. Squaring The Circle 07:50 3. Quinotaurus (Twelve Stars In Sight) 03:48 4. Kivijumala 11:45 5. V.I.T.R.I.O.L. 06:33 6. The Thunder, Perfect Mindfuck 08:32 7. Mental Fugue 06:49 8. Niut Net Meru 09:20 9. Kesäyö 08:59 Total playing time 01:05:08
Accept nothing, assume nothing. Always question authority - especially your own. Matter imprisons the spirit to force it into an effort to free itself. The instant you speak about a thing, you miss the mark. Now that I have shed my skin completely, one true reality alone exists.
Genre: Doom/Sludge/Stoner Metal
Lyrical theme(s): Satanism, Drugs, Charles Bronson
File Size: 84MB 320Kpbs
Marcus Newstead - Guitar/Vocals
Kenny Snarzyk - Bass/Vocals
Kirk Gatterer - Drums
1. Bronsonic 06:18
2. Santabbath 05:42
3. Mazda Of Puppets 06:18
4. First 03:22
5. Trainwrecked 11:28
6. Riff Glacier (Demo '09) 07:12
Total playing time 40:18
Holy shit these guys are back! If you had the pleasure to hear " Fisted Sister" in 2009 - you know this will slay some ass. Any band that puts Charles Bronson's image in a Bathory goathead is gonna sledge hammer your balls into pea gravel . This release also features Riff Glacier- you must listen to this. Check it Out
I started listening to these guys again recently, so figured I'd throw some up. They're kind of a joke punk band, but they pull it off really well. It's almost surf-punk sounding. Anyway, good weather for the "GOD FUCKING DAMNIT I FUCKING HATE WINTER" moods us northerners get into right about now.
Tracklisting 1. Human Insult 5:32 2. S.O.L. 4:56 3. Pay In Blood 5:15 4. Young Eaters Of The Dead 4:09 5. Smells Like Victory 4:21 6. Final 6:19 7. Battle At Battle Mountain 6:08 Total playing time 36:00 min
This is the 2nd release of some truly infectious doom sludge from Oakland, California - check it out.
1 - Camino
2 - Dos Caras
3 - Make A Move (Live)
4 - Miedo
5- Pasties and Tassels (Live)
6 - Rock Hard Nipples
The Unnaturals are an excellent band from New Orleans that bring something different to the table. SURF music! They are probably one of the busiest bands in the city too, having played shows with all the locals (Suplecs, Die Rotzz, The Bills, The Pallbearers, Crotch Breaker, etc.) as well as many national touring acts such as The Goddamn Gallows, Daikaiju, Muhammadali, etc. Jenn also plays bass in the local all female rock band Terranova, and is also the front woman for local punk band The Split()Lips.
Genre - Metal/Thrash/Hardcore Origin - Seattle, Wa. Time - 54.3 min. File - 104.64MB (320kbps)
Track List:"Free Your Mind " Lp (1990)1. Atrocities 2. What Does It Mean? 3. Sometimes 4. Ghosts Of Hiroshima 5. Live Thru It 6. They Turn Away 7. Free Your Mind 8. Psychopath 9. The Game 10. Running Out Of Time 11. We All Fall Down "The Madness Must End" Ep (1988)12. Stand Up 13. The Madness Must End 14. Psychopath 15. Power For Who?/Power For What?"A Simple Solution To A Complex Problem" Demo (???)16. We All Fall Down 17. Psychopath 18. Man In The Crowd 19. The Madness Must End 20. What Does It Mean?21. Power For Who?/Power For What? 22. Instrumental
Sorry for not posting as of late, I've been busy with work and all, but I found a little time to post this! Here you have Subvert, a band from the Pacific Northwest that played a style of fast metal tinged hardcore similar to The Accused or "the mighty" Poison Idea but more politically charged, Amebix comes to mind! Subvert was in existence from 1986 - 1991, this slab complies almost all of the bands output, minus a split Lp with Antischism, titled "Thinning The Herd" from 1991. The singer, Eric Greenwalt went on to form Christdriver that put out an Lp on Profane Existence and now plays in a band called Black Noise Cannon. Check this out and chatter back! Free Your Mind!!!
I was a busy busy dude, especially during the last six months, job/career change, moving, and blah blah blah. Well, 2011 is finally here, I know I haven't posted anything in a while, but thankfully everyone else has been posting up some great albums. We've received a lot of reader submitted albums that I finally took the time to go through and check out. So in the next few days I'll be posting them up along with some local New Orleans live videos that I've been filming at shows all year. I just wanted to say thanks to all the readers and to my fellow team members here for keeping this blog going. I know I've said it a few times, but damn. Working 7 days a week sucks.I'll be sure to start devoting more time to this place. I'm planning on giving this place a face-lift too, so if anyone wants to maybe make some banners or other cool stuff like that, send 'em in. Also, for anyone who doesn't know, I've been doing an online radio show for Core of Destruction every Sunday night at 9 p.m. Central time called "Yeayourite Radio". I play all types of stuff, mostly sludge/doom, a lot of New Orleans stuff, as well as Outlaw Country, Black Metal, and whatever else I've been listening to at the time. Be sure to check Core of Destruction out, and get in the chat room. They've got 2-3 shows every weeknight, as well as music streaming 24/7. Anyways, keep checking back, as I said, I'll be giving this place a face lift, so if anyone has any ideas or wants to help, email me (email@example.com). Submissions will be up in a few days, as well as some videos and stuff. Thanks again to the Krewe and all of our readers!
I originally started this blog with the intent to create an archive of New Orleans/Louisiana based bands demo's, EP's, full lengths and live recordings. My primary focus was to feature a little bit of everything going on in this great city. There are many bands past and present that have never gotten the recognition that they (in my opinion) truly deserved.
So I figured why not start converting all these demo tapes and etc. and share them with the world? But as I kicked the idea around on a few message boards and with friends, I decided to not just limit the page to Louisiana.
So here you will find artists from all across the globe, some may be well known, others may not. Here at Nola 504 and More, the Krewe and myself all have very unique musical tastes, which I think helps our page really stand out.
Yes, we may feature a lot of metal, but we also have punk, country, jazz, rockabilly, etc. Musical "gumbo" so to speak; meaning a little bit of everything. So, if you are/were in a band from Louisiana, or anywhere else in the world, and care to share it with the rest of the world, drop one of us an email. We'd love to check it out!