Monthly Archives: December 2012

AVICHI Recording Sessions

Andrew Markuszewski (aka Aamonael) recording the new AVICHI full-length at Wall To Wall Studios in Chicago.

BELL WITCH “Longing” Review

PORTAL – Complete Work On New Album

Australian surrealist death metal terror unit PORTAL have completed work on their anticipated fourth full-length album entitled “Vexovoid”, the four year follow-up to their “Swarth” predecessor.

Taking their sound of singular death metal psychosis by creating their darkest and most-dense sounding album to date, “Vexovoid” carries the tradition PORTAL have laid upon since their inception 18 years ago.  Through the band’s strange, unsettling, avant-garde, and polarizing take on death metal (on a musical, lyrical, visual, and aesthetical level), throughout the years PORTAL have shape-shifted and inverted the genre into multiple realms of dementia.  “Vexovoid”, as expected, is another…

HELEN MONEY – Completes Work On New Album, New MP3 Available

Cellist Alison Chesley has completed work on her new album under her HELEN MONEY alias entitled “Arriving Angels”.

Engineered and mixed at Electrical Audio by legendary music icon Steve Albini, and featuring drummer Jason Roeder (of Neurosis and Sleep) on drums on four songs, “Arriving Angels”, which follows up her 2009 release “In Tune”, sees Chesley create her most dense and varying work to date.  Armed with her cello and an assortment of pedals, Chesley uses and applies her instrument in unconventional, unique, ethereal and ominous ways, through the vessel of mixing such influences as classical, chamber, and experimental…