14:15 - Apothecary Sure, not as if EW represent all bands of such styles though. I dunno, the immediate association of psychedelic type music with drugs just reeks to me of that "look at those dirty hippies and their marijuanas" type thinking
14:01 - Mr. Doctor VVV Truth. And I'm a EW fanboy.
NeraNature: Audio Samples of Four Tracks Posted Online
The singer of the Polish metal band Darzamat - Nera - is working on her debut album, which will be released under the name NeraNature. Audio samples of four tracks ("Shattered", "Precious Now", "Oblivion" and "Disappointed") from the album "Foresting Wounds" can be streamed on her myspace.
NeraNature was founded in 2009 by Nera, a singer so far associated with the Polish metal band Darzamat. The project appeared as a space where the air is filled with matters lingering in her head, a bit more intimate, private and sometimes bizarre and freakish. - I've been waiting for a long time for the right place and time to find an outlet for my personal thoughts and beliefs. This is the time and place - explains Nera. The idea appealed to Chris, the guitarist of Darzamat, who created the base for the melodies and completed the project with his music.
"Solfernus' Path", the fifth full-length studio album from Polish dark metallers DARZAMAT, will be available for streaming in its entirety on the French webzine Heavylaw.com (http://www.heavylaw.com/ ) An exclusive listening session will be at website on Friday 4 September. The album will be playing for 24 hours only. It's free for everyone.
"Solfernus' Path" was released in Europe on August 28 through Massacre Records and in Japan via Spiritual Beast Records. The CD was recorded in Poland under the supervision of Jaroslaw Toifl, with whom the band had previously worked on 2005's "Transkarpatia" (Metal Mind Productions in Europe, MVD in the USA). There are two great guests on the album: King Diamond's Andy La Rocque (guitar solo in "King of the Burning Anthems") and Stone Sour's Roy Mayorga (opening intro). The artwork for the new CD was created by MentalPorn.com Agency, which has previously worked with such bands as Deathstars and Behemoth. The album was mixed by Jonas Kjellgren (Scar Symmetry guitarist) of Black Lounge Studios in Avesta, Sweden.
Polish metal band Darzamat have posted the following statement about their new label signing with Massacre Records:
One of the most important Polish dark metal band Darzamat has inked a worldwide deal with German Massacre Records. The label is known for working with such bands as King Diamond, Atrocity, Crematory, Darkane, Legion of the Damned, Solitude Aeturnus, Theatre of Tragedy, Das Ich and Disbelief. The group's fifth album "Solfernus' Path", is scheduled for release on August 28 (In Japan album will be released by Spiritual Beast).
Commented Flauros, vocalist of the band: "We are more then happy to announce that we have signed a new record deal at Massacre Records. We hope that thanks to the experience of the Massacre Records crew our music will have a chance to reach more people now. We are really looking forward to working with them and promoting the "Solfernus' Path". We are also extremely happy to enter the Asian market through Spiritual Beast.''
Darzamat reveals the details concerning the new album, which will be entitled "Solfernus' Path". The band has just started writting the songs for the album.
"For the first time in our band's history we've decided to create a concept album. It is a certain sort of novelty for us, yet we've had such an idea in our minds for a long time now. The coherent story which is to be told by both the lyrics and the music, is a hell of a greater challenge than composing ten pieces in the similar stylistics. As the action proceeds, the music must "react" accordingly and suitably. It is as if a screenplay, which is to attract the viewer in an interesting way," tells Flauros, the vocalist of Darzamat.
Darzamat has begun the work on the new album, the successor of the released in 2005 "Transkarpatia."
However, there's been no news coming from the band's camp lately! This situation is explained by Darzamat's vocalist - Flauros:
"There've been no signs of life from us during couple of last months, yet the silence was only apparent. There were a few factors contributing to this very silence, yet I can assure that we weren't on holiday during this time. The whole group was engaged in a very hard work on the few projects. Obviously, the most important of them is the new Darzamat's album but the rest is not less interesting. First of all, our keyboard player - Spectre's been very strongly wrapped up in the new fantastic undertaking. He was asked to prepare a film soundtrack for the needs of the Discovery channel! It's a dusky and dismal picture as it presents the serial killers ravaging in Poland. Nera was also engaged in the whole undertaking and she sang there a couple of truly insane musical backgrounds. As far as I know, the film will appear already this year. Therefore, You'll soon be able to get to know for yourself how Darzamat's members ideally composed in this climate," emphasizes Flauros.
Metal Mind Productions have updated their MySpace page to include the new video from Polish atmospheric Gothic/Black metallers Darzamat.
Head here to view the clip for 'The Burning Times'.
Darzamat filmed the video in cooperation with the film association GTW from Gliwice, Poland. The video, created to promote the band's new album "Transkarpatia" deals with the times of The Inquisition, the fanatic witch-hunts as well as with the war that the Church was declaring to everything and everyone who stood out of the one and the only appropriate vision that the Church presented.
Darzamat has started recording of it's fifth album entitled "Transkarpatia". After having put tracks in Poland, the band hit Sweden to have its material mixed and mastered by a great producer - Andy La Rocque (the guitar player of the cult band King Diamond and ex-member of Death).
"I am very glad Andy agreed to cooperate with Darzamat. Producing the album in a place (Los Angered Studio in Goeteborg) where such groups like In Flames, Evergrey and King Diamond worked on their masterpieces, is an honor. I expect the best from our cooperation."- comments Flauros.
''Transkarpatia'' will come out at the beginning of the next year. The album will be released by Metal Mind Productions.
Poland's DARZAMAT have completed work on their fourth album, "Semidevilish".
The follow-up to last year's "Oniriad" was recorded at Mamut Studio with producer Maciej Mularczyk and contains 10 songs plus an intro, for a total of 50 minutes of music. Also included with the CD will be a concert video for the song "Era Aggression", filmed at the ninth edition of the "Brutal Assault" festival in the Czech Republic, where DARZAMAT appeared directly before CANNIBAL CORPSE.
Commented DARZAMAT vocalist Flauros, "This is the hardest material DARZAMAT has ever made and at the same time, the first step in a new direction which is to open a successive chapter in band's history. 'Semidevilish' is a confirmation that DARZAMAT still presents metal music never deprive of feelings, hate, anger, passion and experimental approach."
Darzamat's musicians enter the studio to begin recording their fourth album entitled "Semidevilish". - We have prepared ten songs. Most of them are mixture of black and death metal with symphonic and dark atmosphere. As usual for Darzamat, this record will be very hard to classify, but I am sure, that it will be the most powerful and the best album in the history of the band - explains Flauros, Darzamat's vocalist.
Musicians spend time in "Mular Studio" in ¦wiêtoch³owice, in a new studio of Maciej Mularczyk, who produced the last Frontiside band record. - Mular guaranteed, that we will sound like we want. We work with professional, who knows what to do. We are looking forward to the end of this session and we are sure, that sound will surprise everybody - emphasizes Daamr, guitarist and now also bass guitarist.