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Frances Sludge Doom Band AZKEN AUZI’S Self Titled Album Out Now!

Hailing from Toulon, France, Sludge Doom force AZKEN AUZIannounces the signing with Italian powerhouse label Argonauta Records.

It was in the Spring of 2021 that Ludo, Laurent & Fred decided to explore an even darker and more tormented side to their understanding of music, emerging out of the remnants of MANIAC(death metal) and TOM IS FAT(noisy rock), AZKEN AUZIcombines doom/sludge but also more atmospheric passages.

Rapidly things took form, one composition and concert after another, until it was decided to record a first demo single “I Hate You” which received a very positive feedback.

It was just a matter of time before the band should decide to studio record their first album.

FFO: Electric Wizard, Acid King, Weedeater, Alice In Chains, Sleep, Celtic Frost, Yob, Darkthrone, Monolord, Beherit, Mayhem

Track Listing:

01 Disgrace
02 Azken Auzi
03 I Hate You
04 Rho Scorpii
05 K.R.L.H.
06 Home

Band: AZKEN AUZI
Album: AZKEN AUZI
Country: France
Genre: Sludge Doom
Label: Argonauta Records
Release date: January 13th, 2023

AZKEN AUZI ONLINE:

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New Album ‘Break The Oath’ By Stoner Doom Band PANDER Out January 20th Via Argonauta Records

Lineup:

Meindert Pander – Vocals/Guitars
Jurgen de Raad – Bass/Backing Vocals
Peter de Bruin – Drums/Electronic Textures/Backing Vocals

Stoner doom band PANDER unveil new single ‘Earth’s Face’ off up-coming album ‘Break The Oath’ out January 20th, 2023 via powerhouse label Argonauta Records. Watch the video below.

Since 2011 Pander – set up in the Frisian Netherlands – brings on their heavy loaded dirt. Debut demo GO (2012) came forward with effective forthright stoner metal.

Follow-up Fierce Self (2015) gained even more weight and let catchy grooves flourish plentifully. Meanwhile a rather big amount of gigs were played.

Late summer 2017 the four piece became a three piece. A change of sound implied this powertrio’s increase of more thickened and rude riffage, resulting in dense, doomy songs on the now new album Break the Oath. Varied, slow- and more fast-paced songs, that bear brooding tensions – encapsulating gloomy and psychedelic atmospheres.

While lyrically bringing certain firm critical notes to the table on our existence and human behaviour. Or, putting forward themes that deal with humanity’s place within the big picture of our universe or, a tangible topic like loss.

PANDER Says:

“It is with a great delight that Pander caught up with Argonauta Records in spring 2022! The signing fulfilled the band’s intent to bring their heavy loaded stoner gloom to a next step, getting in touch with that specific record label which beholds the stylistic vibes Pander is expressing. Gero Lucisano’s Argonauta Records has it all; the wide ranged stoner-sludge-doom amalgam the variety of bands on the label are flagging. So, therefore, Argonauta’s respond to Pander making contact with the company back then, assembles an appreciation of the band’s creative output!”    

FFO: Queens Of The Stone Age, Torche, Mastodon, Monster Magnet and Karma to Burn

Track Listing:

1. Earth’s Face
2. Ordeal
3. Deceit
4. It Burns
5. Break the Oath
6. Victimized
7. Krush
8. Bonha
9. Inside
10. Lost

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Extreme Sludge Doom Metal Band RAUM KINGDOM Breaks Barriers With Their New Single ‘Red Admiral’

RAUM KINGDOM are:
Dave Lee – Vocals
Andrew Colohan – Guitars
Niall Gregory – Bass
Mark Gilchrist – Drums

Irish atmospheric Post-Metal, Sludge and Doom quartet RAUM KINGDOM has a new and very Impressive EP coming out titled Monarch to be released January 27th 2023. Dave Lee leads the pack with his unreal and haunting vocals.

After the tragic and sudden passing of bass player Ronan Connor in March 2021, RAUM KINGDOM wanted to release music to honor Ronan’s memory.

The song Red Admiral is a tale of woe and regret, the antagonist is in a self imposed prison dealing with intense guilt and angst. The intro is a utopian dreamscape sound that carries the listener deep into the trenches of misguided sadness and fear. The song hits in waves of melancholy despair and peaks of ferocious hard hitting metal.

This is an album you must have in your collection. This album is well written and composed. Raum Kingdom adeptly maneuvers the listener into a auditory hallucination.


Grateful and humbled by the inundation of positive reviews and attention from music critics, webzines and fans from across the globe, haunting, fearful, Raum Kingdom continue to create hype in the community by doing what they passionately enjoy doing.

RAUM KINGDOM started out in late 2013 on the east coast of Ireland when singer Dave Lee and guitarist Andrew Colohan set out to create a soul crushing experience of sonics. When long time friends, bassist Ronan Connor and drummer Mark Gilchrist joined the line up, the project was ready to express itself.

Exploring their collective passion for all heavy genres of music, the four-piece began to channel that energy into what would turn out to be RAUM KINGDOM’s first, self-titled five track EP, self-released in April 2014. Taken unawares by the instant and positive critical response, RAUM KINGDOM‘s ability to resound with their audience comes from their heart for turning negativity into positivity and the ethos of having a blast doing what they have a passion for. To date, the band has completed numerous shows on the Euro circuit, and released an EP, a split EP with Belgian group All We Expected, and their much acclaimed debut album ‘Everything & Nothing’, a one hour sonic journey of redemtion and hope.

After the sudden and sad passing of bass player Ronan Connor in March 2021, RAUM KINGDOMwanted to release their last recordings and writings in respect for Ronan’s memory. 

Their new effort is something beyond everything: emotive, melodic, atmospheric and hypnotizing. A musical journey for our deep senses.

Pre-order Monarch here:

Tracklist:
Red Admiral
Hairstreak
Swalowtail
Comma
Gatekeeper
Pieris

RAUM KINGDOM ONLINE:

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Check Out New Music From Atmospheric Post – Metal Band CLOUDY SKIES

Frances CLOUDY SKIES’S new Dreamgaze Atmospheric Post-metal album ‘Changes’ will be coming out via Argonauta Records January 20th.

CLOUDY SKIES, Dreamgaze Atmospheric Post-metal, Est. 2019 Paris France, is a duo led by Lionel & Nicolas who both belonged to Ambryo(metal/hardcore 2000-2009) and Eyes Front North (Blackened Postmetal 2009-2019).

The main idea for this new project was to literally “change” direction by crafting an odd and beautiful landscape nourished by not only “Metal” but also many other music genres Lionel and Nicolas love such as indierock, ambient, post rock, alternative…

As songs are the reflection of the composer’s soul, it was important for them to impregnate their emotions into their music. It could sound like a cliché but sensitivity is part of CLOUDY SKIES and the last 2 years they have been through with Covid-19 and lockdown have helped a lot to write in that direction.

Lionel and Nicolas composed and recorded everything except drums. For that task they hired the talented Conny Pettersson (ANATAETERNAL LIESTROJAN DOGS…) to perform subtle, ethereal, groovy and brutal drum parts. The band focused on sound quality and took particular care in fine-tuning track mixing. As for the mastering, it has been processed by the great Magnus Lindberg responsible for many great albums (CULT OF LUNAGHOSTSWITCHBLADEPG.LOST…). This results in a clear, spacious and massive audio experience.

FFO: Deafheaven, Solstafir, Caspian, Cult of Luna, Katatonia

Check out their new single ‘Another Dream’ below:

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SludgeDoom Band AZKEN AUZI Signs With Italian Powerhouse Label Argonauta Records. New Self Titled Album Out January 13th!

Hailing from Toulon, France, Sludge Doom force AZKEN AUZI announces the signing with Italian powerhouse label Argonauta Records.

It was in the Spring of 2021 that Ludo, Laurent & Fred decided to explore an even darker and more tormented side to their understanding of music, emerging out of the remnants of MANIAC(death metal) and TOM IS FAT(noisy rock), AZKEN AUZIcombines doom/sludge but also more atmospheric passages.

Rapidly things took form, one composition and concert after another, until it was decided to record a first demo single “I Hate You” which received a very positive feedback.

It was just a matter of time before the band should decide to studio record their first album.

FFO: Electric Wizard, Acid King, Weedeater, Alice In Chains, Sleep, Celtic Frost, Yob, Darkthrone, Monolord, Beherit, Mayhem

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Out Now: Psychedelic Space Rock AKTOPASA Journey to the Pink Planet

Band: AKTOPASA
Album: Journey to the Pink Planet
Country: Italy
Genre: Psychedelic Space Rock
Label: Argonauta Records

This three-men band was formed at the end of 2017 in the Venetian hinterland by Marco Sebastiano Alessi (Drums), Lorenzo Barutta (lead guitar) and Silvio Tozzato (bass guitar).

‘Aktopasa’ (or ‘अक्टोपस’, if you prefer) means octopus in Nepalese. Nepal is a landlocked continental state where the highest mountains on Earth rise. Those who live in this country may not usually see octopuses, and probably, for these populations, the octopuses are not even a main topic in everyday conversations.

Aktopasa aims to represent something that is not trivial, but with a certain – irrational – logic: psychedelic frequencies coming from mount Everest, a British coast or a Caribbean island, from the Underground or the outer Space, from a time not precisely defined.

Aktopasa Online: