Photos by Marfa Capodanno I first saw Pelican perform live in 2006 as part of their City of Echoes tour and I always felt that it was City of Echoes that found the band settling to a particular tone and modus operandi. Carrying over the heavier elements of Australasia and
Photos: Al Overdrive from Lingua Ignota’s London show Music that is real can be difficult. Personal experiences always mould the creative perspective of an artist, but what happens if those include moments of pure darkness? Many would shy away from exposing these events, but some find a cathartic release through
There is something intrinsically honest about music that arrives with an earthy, guttural sense. Music in its most raw form is able to awaken such emotions, because that primal, primitive feeling is essentially drawn from the producer’s own experiences and point of view. Margaret Chardier, with her Pharmakon project, has
Some matches just make perfect sense from the moment you hear about them. The historic collaboration of Sunn O))) and Boris that resulted in Altar is such an example, as is the recent unification of Oranssi Pazuzu with Dark Buddha Rising to form Waste of Space Orchestra. One such lethal
In recent years there has been an uproar in the extreme experimental rock scene. Genre hopping acts have been constructing their own Frankenstein monsters, by combining the overwhelming essence of power electronics and noise, the atmospheric touch of dark ambient, the cold detachment of industrial and the extreme metal fury
Photos by Tim Birkbeck from the tour’s London show A night of pure extreme music is all you need. And with a line-up that includes the likes of sludge/hardcore fiends Fange, straightedge crust arsonists Sect, old-school hardcore punk legends Terror and of course the mighty Converge, one cannot go wrong.