Culted stream full album Vespertina Synaxis - A Prayer for Union & Emptiness
Recently signed industrial doom machine CULTED are now streaming their entire forthcoming EP, ‘Vespertina Synaxis – A Prayer for Union & Emptiness’. The EP will hit the worldwide stores this Friday, August 30th 2019.
You can listen to the EP in full below:
CULTED crawled forth from the icy expanse of the Canadian prairies and the Nordic coast of Sweden when Michael Klassen and Matthew Friesen were approached by Daniel Jansson to collaborate on an international project. In 2008, these ideas began to coalesce, with fellow Canadian Kevin Stevenson joining the cult to start the recording of their first two releases: LP ‘Below the Thunders of the Upper Deep’ and EP ‘Of Death and Ritual.’
2013 saw the release of the follow-up full-length, ‘Oblique to All Paths,’ which was written, recorded, and produced in various closets, basements, dens, and domiciles. Now, in 2019, CULTED continue their down-tempo exploration of blackened and industrial soundscapes with ‘Vespertina Synaxis; A Prayer for Union and Emptiness.’ The doom-laden mini-album finds its inspiration in the isolation, alienation, and damnation that dominates the rime-encrusted lands CULTED inhabit.
RAY ALDER - First single launched!
After various successful releases with his main band in the previous years, InsideOutMusic are now proud to welcome longtime Fates Warning vocalist and frontman Ray Alder to a new worldwide co-operation for his solo releases.
Ray Alder checked in with the following comment: “Hi everyone! I am so happy to announce that I have signed a deal with InsideOutMusic for my solo project and the debut album “What The Water Wants”. I want to thank InsideOutMusic for giving me the opportunity to record and share this album with the world. For the last year I have been writing with Mike Abdow, (Fates Warning touring guitarist), guitarist/bassist Tony Hernando (Lords Of Black) and my longtime friend Craig Anderson (Ignite) on drums. The album was mixed by Simone Mularoni (Rhapsody, Michael Romeo, DGM, etc.), who worked tirelessly with me to give this project the great sound we felt it deserved. I have had the ideas for a while but never had the time to actually sit down and write. But since Fates Warning had taken a break from writing and touring I finally had the chance to assemble the album. I hope you all enjoy it as much as we did writing and recording it!”
Ray Alder’s first solo album for the label is entitled “What The Water Wants” and includes 10 melodic and versatile songs created with assistance from guitarists Mike Abdow (Fates Warning touring member) and Tony Hernando (Lords Of Black) as well as drummer Craig Anderson (Ignite, Crescent Shield). The album was mixed by Simone Mularoni (Rhapsody, Michael Romeo, DGM) and will be released worldwide on October 18th, 2019.
A first single and introduction to the record has been launched today, so check out the track “What The Water Wanted” in a lyric video by Cloud Music Typography here:
This is the complete tracklisting of the album:
RAY ALDER – “What The Water Wants”
2. Crown Of Thorns
3. Some Days
5. Under Dark Skies
6. A Beautiful Lie
7. The Road
9. What The Water Wanted
10. The Killing Floor
11. The Road (Acoustic Version) * Bonus Track
Ray Alder’s “What The Water Wants” will be available as limited first-pressing Digipak CD with a bonus track (An acoustic version of “The Road”) and as LP on 180gr. vinyl with the full album on CD as bonus.
You can pre-order the album in its various formats starting today here:
Look out for further news on Ray Alder and more music samples in the coming while…
URN release second track new album 'Iron Will Of Power'
The recently signed Black Steel Worshipers of URN are now releasing the second brand new track of their new offer ‘Iron Will Of Power’ which will hit the worldwide stores on September 20th 2019.
The hard hitting track “Hunted” is now streaming below:
URN comment on the track: “The dark journey into mind’s deepest depths continues. You are about to meet the ones that hunt you. This is a battle where you are obviously alone. With this track we give you a guidelines to become a hunter or the hunted. Make your choice.”
URN was formed during the winter of 1993, and the first rehearsal tapes were recorded shortly after that. In 1997 URN released their very first official promo tape, which was recorded at the infamous Perkele studio in kuopio, Finland. After a couple line-up changes, the band started performing live gigs as three-piece band which led to a first record deal with Dutch label Damnation Records in 1998. URN entered the studio to record their very first full-length which was created in only two days! In 2001, ‘666 Megatons’ was finally released upon this world and in that same year, URN toured alongside DESTROYER 666, CARPATHIAN FOREST, SABBAT (JP) and UNPURE.
2004 URN recorded a split album with DECAYED, which was specially recorded with an 8-track, directly followed by ‘Dawn Of The Devastation’ in 2006. The busiest years in the band’s career followed with extensive tours all around the globe. After years of playing live and several line-up changes, low motivation and lack of interest kicked in. All members of URN now focused on several other musical (solo) projects. With Revenant joining URN in 2011, the time felt right to start the engines of URN once again. First rehearsals were scheduled, and the creation of brand-new music was in full swing. The brand-new release ‘The Burning’ was born in 2017 and with it, new motivation and inspiration that made URN stronger than ever before.
With ‘Iron Will Of Power’, URN walk their own path more powerful than ever, and with a well-deserved ‘we do what we want’ mentality they salute grinning, whilst conquering the throne of Black Steel Worship!