Nightfell – “A Sanity Deranged”
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‘A Sanity Deranged’ is a pinnacle to this point of the disparate sounds that shape the cohesive discordance of NIGHTFELL. Slicing ice cold texture cuts like obsidian glass amidst the monumental death crush and grim wallow of doomed dejection. The heart has remained as defiant and vigilant as ever, but the old flesh has been shed and a beast reborn rears forth— jaws dripping, teeth gnashing, shedding the withered exoskeleton for an adherent body. Recorded and mixed together with Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer Studios (High On Fire, Asunder, Vastum, Ulthar) with additional instrumentation and vocals tracked by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Melvins, etc), the duo of NIGHTFELL evoke their most dense and dynamic recording yet. Grab your copy from 20 BUCK SPIN!!!
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JOHN CALVIN ABNEY is a songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist who has spent nearly 10 years in the studio and on the road in service to the songs of other writers, including John Moreland, Samantha Crain, and Lee Bains III + The Glory Fires, along with a veritable swath of musicians who quickly become friends. Recently, he has also spent time scoring short films and documentaries between sessions and shows. ABNEY’S 4th full length record, “Safe Passage”, is a porch light lit, a proverbial lighthouse in the miles of vast darkness. It’s hope. A hope of making it through, one way or another, without losing yourself or what you hold dear. ABNEY is currently on a 50+ date US tour and will be touring the country again with John Moreland in early 2020.
Like an ancient, old-growth redwood, alone in a field of industrial decimation, LOWCASTER is one of the few heavy acts left standing in San Francisco’s deforested metal scene. Formed in 2015, their branches reach out in all directions, from thrash to post-metal, from doom to psych. Their massive, raw sound is nourished by the deepest dirt-encrusted roots of Bay Area underground music. The band’s sophomore release, ‘Flames Arise’ is as much a dirge as it is a battle cry. Yet, high above the crest the band’s sights aim skyward, arms outstretched toward vistas mystical, melodic, and undeniably metal. Grab your from the house of heavy, RIPPLE MUSIC!
HOLLIE KENNIFF is a Canadian-American electronic musician. Most notably as one half of husband-wife duo Mint Julep with Keith Kenniff (Helios, Goldmund). Her debut solo album, “On The Gathering Dawn” watch as Hollie wistfully melds washed-out synths, blurry guitars and nurturing vocal flourishes by combining classic ambient with a modern minimalist aesthetic. n5MD is your source, hit them up today!
SAY HEY is a 4 piece rock band from Salt Lake City, Utah soaked in a sweet marinade of garage, psych & everything nice! Formed just over 2 years ago by four hometown friends, “Everything//Everyone” is the bands debut full length record. Encompassing all angles of the bands sound, this album is sure to take the listener through a full range of emotional and sonic pleasure.
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