To celebrate their 10th Anniversary Forged In Black will play a special home town headline show and join The Three Tremors as special guests in London.
This winter Forged In Black are celebrating 10 years of tireless dedication to the heavy metal cause. There have been some amazing high points along the road and lots of incredible music. To mark this landmark in their career the band are going to be playing two fantastic shows, so please join them to help forge some new memories as they enter their second headbanging decade.
First of all, on November 15th, Forged In Black will be the special guests of The Three Tremors at The Underworld in London. Featuring three of the most renowned and respected frontmen in the world of metal The Three Tremors are an unmissable live experience. Behind the mics you will have the chance to witness Tim ‘Ripper’ Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth, Dio Disciples), Harry ‘The Tyrant’ Conklin (Jag Panzer, Satan’s Host, Titan Force) and Sean ‘The Hell Destroyer’ Peck (Cage, Denner/Shermann, Death Dealer). Not many vocalists could live with that array of talent, but Forged In Black’s Chris ‘Stoz’ Storozynski is more than up for the challenge.
Then, on December 6th, Forged In Black will continue their anniversary celebrations with a special home-town headline show at their favourite venue, Chinnery’s in Southend. They will be supported by the winners of the Essex leg of the 2019 Metal 2 The Massescompetition, Goat Monsoon and Beyond Extinction. You can expect an extended headline set from Forged In Black featuring material from across their career and some special guests as well. https://www.facebook.com/events/695744557593765/
2019 saw Forged In Black sign with Fighter Records and release the outstanding album, Descent Of The Serpent which has been showered with praise by the critics.
“They are a force to be reckoned with.” – EVER METAL
“If this doesn’t get Forged In Black some recognition then there is simply no justice.” – POWERPLAY ROCK & METAL MAGAZINE
“…a superb album of heavy hitting heavy metal.” – METAL GODS TV
Canada’s Morgan Rider & The Deep Dark River are announcing their new album and the second installment in The Deep Dark River quadrilogy saga – “Leviathan and The Deep Dark Blue”.
The first chapter “King of The Forest” (North Soul Records) this past June and now “Leviathan and The Deep Dark Blue” (North Soul Records) is ready to be experienced by listeners this coming November 22nd. The first single is ‘The Seafaerers’, which also comes in an acoustic version on the album.
Melodic, dreamy and folky, ‘The Seafaerers’ tells the story of the Ocean God and his desire and attempts to destroy the shore dwellers, who in turn take up arms and set forth to claim the ocean as their own. An excellent excerpt from the story the whole album will detail, the single can be heard via its exclusive premiere on Bravewords at the following link HERE.
Morgan Rider and The Deep Dark Rivercombine all the humble qualities of blues, folk and classical into a well-balanced, artfully crafted musical reflection on life, hope and old-fashioned storytelling while delivering a uniquely fresh and uplifting listening experience.
Track Listing: 1 – Beneath The Crushing Tides (2:12) 2 – The Immeasurable Fathoms (6:35) 3 – Dread (4:38) 4 – Ignite The Tempests (5:01) 5 – The Seafaerers (4:50) 6 – When The Waves Are Stilled (7:15) 7 – Where the Light May Never Reach (2:53) 8 – The Immeasurable Fathoms (Acoustic) (4:59) 9 – Dread (Acoustic) (4:00) 10 – Ignite The Tempests (Acoustic) (5:33) 11 – The Seafaerers (Acoustic) (5:02) 12 – When The Waves Are Stilled (Acoustic) (5:28) Album Length: 58:31
Morgan Rider of The Deep Dark River embarks this fall to play 15 solo dates across Ontario before the album release concert on December 28. Dates below.
Tour Dates: 10.13 – Pickering, ON – OpenStudio Art Cafe 10.15 – Whitby, ON – The Pearson 10.16 – Lindsay, ON – Coach & Horses 10.19 – Whitby, ON – Town Brewery 10.24 – Oshawa, ON – Cork & Bean * 10.26 – Waterloo, ON – The Beat Goes On 10.20 – Gravenhurst, ON – The Oar 11.01 – Campbellford, ON – Church Key Grindhouse 11.02 – Pickering, ON – OpenStudio Art Cafe * 11.03 – Peterborough, ON – The Black Horse 11.15 – Bowmanville, ON – Manantler Craft Brewing 11.16 – Huntsville, ON – Huntsville Alehouse 11.21 – Kingston, ON – Musiikki 11.22 – Lindsay, ON – Boiling Over’s 12.27 – Perth, ON – Fiddleheads 12.28 – Toronto, ON – Cherry Cola’s (LEVIATHAN ALBUM RELEASE PARTY) * = duo
About:Born in 1989, singer, songsmith and multi-instrumentalist Morgan Rider had his earliest imaginings of life as a musician while contending with an often tumultuous childhood. Overhearing his mother – who is a trained operatic soprano – his love and understanding of music blossomed at an early age. Morgan eventually spending his adolescent and early adult years performing in touring metal bands – appearing on tours and large festivals across North America and Europe.
During the summer of 2017, Morgan’s adoration of folk, classical and blues music finally culminated into a project and the beginnings of a collection of songs. The name Deep Dark River had been stuck in his head for years, as a byproduct of his writings and alluding to the very nature of his ideas as a musician and artist. As such, Deep Dark River became the name by which he would perform beneath.
While his ideas began to take form, so did his mindset for what became the early stages of Deep Dark River. In March of 2018, the first original Deep Dark River single ‘The Golden Bough’ was released digitally worldwide. Morgan began performing live and also toured solo to the Canadian east coast to promote the single. In the summer of 2018, the debut album Deep Dark River was released and supported with a full Canadian solo tour over 5 weeks.
As 2018 neared its end, Morgan called upon his friend Nathen Morrison to contribute cello to the sounds of Deep Dark River, solidifying the project as a duo. The pair immediately began rehearsing and recording the first of a four-album quadrilogy – which Morgan had written the bulk of on his travels. The first single featuring the pair – Starfire – was released in March of 2019 along with the album “King of The Forest” released on June 21st, 2019 via North Soul Records. Not slowing down, the pair have their next album just months later “The Deep Dark Blue” planned for release via North Soul Records on November 22nd, 2019 with its lead single ‘The Seafaerers’.
Rapper uses Cattle Decapitations cover art for new up-coming album “Death Atlas” for his mixed tape and doesn’t even bother removing their logo so the band took to social media and decided to create a teeshirt out of the whole situation available for only 24 hours on their website. See below.
YES, THIS IS FOR REAL
Recently, a rapper took the cover of our new album “Death Atlas” and used it for his mixtape. Here’s a one-time-only T-Shirt available for the next 24 hrs ONLY! ORDER HERE DURING THE NEXT 24 HRS ONLY AND THEN ITS GONE FOREVER: https://indiemerch.com/cattledecap/item/78571
Their long awaited 9th studio album, “Death Atlas” is due out November 29th 2019. PRE-ORDER NOW
Cattle Decapitation have never shied away from confronting the awfulness wrought upon the natural world by the human race, and Death Atlas is their bleakest offering to date. The cover art says it all: a stooped, skeletal Grim Reaper carrying the burnt-out husk of our planet on his back. “The core concept of this record is humanity’s insignificance despite what we’ve convinced ourselves,” explains vocalist Travis Ryan. “That’s kind of why this album cover takes place in space, to remind you that ‘the universe always finds a way to purge’. In the grand scheme of things, our species is merely a fleeting thought.” This imagery is backed up with a ferocious soundtrack, which includes elements of death metal, grindcore, black metal, sludge, doom, drone – with Ryan’s vocals broader and more fully realized than ever before.
Produced once again by Dave Otero (http://www.flatlineaudio.com), Death Atlas also features a number of guests: Laure Le Prunenec (Igorrr, Ricinn), Riccardo Conforti (Void of Silence), Dis Pater (Midnight Odyssey), Jon Fishman (Phish) – plus, brass instrumentalists from Ottone Pesante. The end result of these experimentations and collaborations is one of the most devastating records of 2019, and it demands an emotional response.
As the band prepares to tour and hopefully reach places they have yet play, what Ryan wants listeners to take away from Death Atlas is clear: “I want people to be shocked into thinking more about their futures, their loved ones, the pain they’re potentially subjecting their future generations to. Everyone just seems to live in the now with no care for tomorrow, and that’s incorrect thinking, as far as today goes. Don’t make tomorrow a cancelled check.”
Nov. 22 — Austin, Texas @ Empire Control Room Nov. 23 — Dallas, Texas @ Gas Monkey Bar & Grill Nov. 24 — Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall Nov. 25 — New Orleans, La. @ The Parish @ House Of Blues Nov. 26 — Orlando, Fla. @ The Abbey Nov. 27 — Fort Lauderdale, Fla. @ Culture Room + Nov. 29 — Atlanta, Ga. @ Hell @ Masquerade + Nov. 30 — Richmond, Va. @ Canal Club Dec. 01 — New York, N.Y. @ Le Poisson Rouge Dec. 02 — Boston, Mass. @ Brighton Music Hall Dec. 03 — Philadelphia, Pa. @ The Foundry @ The Fillmore Dec. 04 — Toronto, Ontario @ Opera House Dec. 05 — Chicago, Ill. @ Metro w/ Atheist, Primitive Man, Author & Punisher, Vitriol Dec. 06 — Lawrence, Kan. @ Granada Theater Dec. 07 — Denver, Colo. @ The Oriental Dec. 08 — Grand Junction, Colo. @ Mesa Theater Dec. 10 — Albuquerque, N.M. @ El Rey Theater Dec. 11 — Mesa, Ariz. @ Club Red Dec. 12 — Los Angeles, Calif. @ Decibel Pre-Party @ The Regent Dec. 13 — Las Vegas, Nev. @ Fremont Country Club Dec. 14 — Fresno, Calif. @ Strummers Dec. 15 — Berkeley, Calif. @ UC Theatre Dec. 17 — Seattle, Wash. @ The Showbox Dec. 18 — Portland, Ore. @ Bossanova Ballroom Dec. 19 — Sacramento, Calif. @ Holy Diver Dec. 20 — Pomona, Calif. @ The Glass House Dec. 22 — San Diego, Calif. @ Brick By Brick + No Author & Punisher
Black metal is perhaps the most bizarre, esoteric movement in modern music. The subgenre, a predominantly Scandinavian phenomenon, skyrocketing from the dingy basements of Norway to worldwide notoriety on the back of a series of disturbing offenses in the early ’90s. The music itself is abrasive and relentless with its iconography, lyrics, and harsh instrumentals.
Surely some of this must be hyperbole? In some cases, yes. But in fact, the annals of black metal are filled with myriad creepy and bizarre things, like provoking distress with flying animal heads. It’s a rare instance of reality aligning with the imagery and culture projected by an art form, maybe because of which, black metal is experiencing something of a resurgence in the 2010s. With bands like Deafheaven gaining accolades from hipster taste makers such as Pitchfork and a 2019 feature film based on the book Lords of Chaos starring Sky Ferreira and Rory Culkin (described as Trainspotting for millennials), the subgenre is having a moment.
Parents are understandably concerned about the social implications of the genre’s hype. Scientists with Macquarie University’s music lab set out to discover if such apprehensions were warranted by conducting an experiment to test whether black metal desensitizes listeners to violence. Their theoryessentially states, “Death metal fans are nice people.” By contrasting Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” with Bloodbath’s “Eaten,” researchers found that “the dominant emotional response to [black metal] is joy and empowerment” and fans are not, in fact, desensitized to disaster. Bloodbath’s frontman, Nick Holmes, described his band as the music equivalent of an ’80s horror film. There are, however, exceptions to this rule.
Read on to learn about some of the most violent, infamous, and notorious crimes and figures in the history of black metal, and determine for yourself how deeply you want to delve into the dark forests of northern Europe.
“Excuse All the Blood”
Mayhem is the most notorious group in the annals of black metal, and rightfully so. Set to be the subject of the upcoming film Lords of Chaos, the band’s history is soaked in violence and extreme anti-social sentiment, an image the members of Mayhem cultivated for themselves in an effort to define what would eventually be known as True Norwegian Black Metal.
The wave of sordid violence involving Mayhem’s members kicked off in 1991, when lead singer Dead (real name Per Ohlin) slit his wrists and shot himself in the head with a shotgun. He left a very short suicide note: “Excuse all the blood.”
Mayhem’s Bassist Burned Churches And Murdered His Bandmate
Varg Vikernes, Mayhem bassist, sole member of one-man band Burzum, and the most notorious man in black metal, was convicted of murder and burning three churches. In 1994, he was sentenced to 21 years in prison, the maximum sentence in Norway. He was released on parole in 2009, after serving 15 years.
The year before his conviction, a confrontation between Varg, also known as Count Grishnackh (because black metal names), and Mayhem guitarist Euronymous ended with Varg stabbing Euronymous 23 times; the wounds proved fatal, and Varg’s motive remains unclear to this day.
If you’re connecting dots here, Euronymous took photos of Dead after his suicide, and collected brain and skull matter, and was then killed by another member of his band two years later.
Good for you, buddy. His charge was changed from rape to aggravated sexual assault, gross negligent rape. So, still a rapist.
In the 2005 Canadian documentary Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey, then-Gorgoroth frontman Gaahl gave a very candid and bizarre interview that has since become the stuff of legend. He was immediately investigated by Norwegian police after the film premiered, as he advocated for more church burnings –
“Church burnings and all these things are, of course, things that I support 100 percent and it should have been done much more and will be done much more in the
Gaahl also imparted some extremely bizarre nuggets of wisdom during his interviews, and is known to leave uncomfortably long pauses in conversation, a habit as funny as it is creepy.
Gorgoroth Hosted An Illegal Black Mass In The Pope’s Birthplace
In 2004, Gorgoroth recorded a DVD at a show in Poland entitled Black Mass Krakow, and in the process, broke all kinds of laws. As it turns out, staunchly Catholic Poland, birthplace of the then-Pope, has laws against blasphemy (which has gotten Nergal, of Polish blackened death metal band Behemoth, in all kinds of trouble).
By including crucified nude models and countless Satanic icons in their show, Gorgoroth violated Poland’s anti-blasphemy laws. The use of severed sheep’s heads and about 20 gallons of sheep blood also violated Polish animal rights laws. However, because the band was unaware of these laws, and the show’s promoter neglected to mention them or to stop the show, they were cleared of all charges.
The Saga Of Hendrik Möbus: Hatecore, Murder, and Nazis
n 1993, three members of German National Socialist (i.e., Nazi) black metal band Absurd murdered a 15-year-old boy. The band members were 17 years old at the time. In 2000, the band’s vocalist, Hendrik Möbus, one of those involved in the murder, was arrested in the United States for an outstanding warrant in Germany; he violated the terms of his parole by mocking the murder victim with a sieg heil salute (the salute itself is illegal in Germany).
If all that weren’t enough, upon his arrest, it was unveiled Möbus was in league with American Nazi William Pierce, hence his visit to the US. Together, they were internationally promoting a racist genre of music called hatecore, from which they made millions.
Varg Vikernes, Nazi Terrorist
In 2013, Burzum and Mayhem member Varg Vikernes was arrested in France on terrorist charges. Openly a right-wing extremist with strong anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim opinions, Vikernes, who objects to the term “Nazi,” was arrested on suspicion of planning a massacre. The arrest came four years after he was released from prison, having served 15 years of a 21-year sentence for murder a church burning.
Thai Black Metal Musician Avajee, Murdered For Tarnishing Satan
In January of 2014, Thai musician Avajee, bassist and vocalist for the band Surrender of Divinity, was found murdered in his home. In a detailed Facebook post, the murderer admitted to the crime, writing:
I have intended to end my life since I was 25. Because I’ll die eventually, I want to drag down those who tarnish Satanism with me. But I refrained from killing women and children. In my view, I have more respect for devoted Buddhists, Christians, and Muslims than those who call themselves Satanists without knowing anything about it. If I did not kill him, I’m sure he would be murdered by someone else later.
“Death Is The Orgasm Of Life”: The Suicide Of Jon Nödtveidt
In 2006, Dissection frontman Jon Nödtveidt committed suicide. It was a carefully orchestrated act; he was surrounded by candles, deliberately arranged, and left a suicide note, a will, and letters for his father and girlfriend. An open Satanic grimoire, or book of magic and incantations, found by his body.
Two years before killing himself, Nödtveidt was released from prison after serving a sentence for being an accessory to the murder of a gay man, which was deemed a hate crime. He felt great remorse about the crime, and spent his time in prison writing songs for a new Dissection album, Reinkaos, which, when released in 2005, was a huge success for the band.
Long before committing suicide, Nödtveidtwas quoted as saying, “The Satanist decides over his own life and death and prefers to go with a smile on his lips when he has reached his peak in life, when he has accomplished everything… Death is the orgasm of life!”
Emperor Drummer Faust Murderd A Gay Man In Blatant Hate Crime
In 2003, drummer Faust triumphantly rejoined Norwegian black metal legends Emperor after a 10-year absence. What was he doing in that time? He was in prison for murdering a gay man in what is clearly a hate crime. The book Lords of Chaos details the crime. Said Faust, “This man approached me—he was obviously drunk and obviously a faggot.”
Faust pretended to take the man up on his proposition for sex so he could take him to the woods and stab him to death. “It’s not a big deal, at least not in my opinion,” he claimed. Faust also apparently admitted to burning down a church not long after the murder. So maybe think twice before shelling out money on Emperor merch.
Bizarre Rumors Of Pig Hands And Ax Attacks
Bizarre rumors swirl around Nattramn, sole member of enigmatic the black metal project Silencer. In one creepy and obviously fictitious tale, Nattramn cut his hands off and sewed pig feet on his wrists (what was he sewing with if he didn’t have hands?). This rumor was fueled by a photo Nattramn released of himself, covered in bandages and blood, with pig’s feet instead of hands.
In another tale, Nattramn attacked a little girl in a park with an ax, driving an ax into her skull, nearly killing her. When police arrived on the scene, he begged them to kill him. In a distrubing twist, it turns out the latter crime was committed by Nattramn’s brother, who suffered from schizophrenia.
Mayhem’s Triumphant Return Was Thwarted By A Flying Sheep Head
After years of suicide, murder, and bizarre rumors of the band’s evil practices, Mayhem finally put its past in the past and got on with making and performing music. The band was in a good place in 2003, when vocalist Maniac, who replaced Dead, accidentally flung a dead sheep’s head into the audience during a macabre bit of performance art.
The projectile thwacked a concert goer’s noggin and landed him in the hospital. When interviewed about the incident, Per Kristian Hagen, the man who got head-bopped by the flying sheep skull, said “My relationship to sheep is a bit ambivalent now. I like them, but not when they come flying through the air. I have a headache now.”
The Church Burnings
Church burnings began in Norway in 1992. By 1996, more than 50 churches had been set on fire, and many of them were burned to the ground. Some of the churches were hundreds of years old, important cultural landmarks. In every instance, those convicted of church burnings in this period were connected to the black metal scene.
The act was commonly associated with Satanism, but began as a protest against the Christian culture forced on Norse people at the expense of their indigenous beliefs and culture.
Gaahl, Convicted Torturer, Invested In A Women’s Fashion Line
In 2008, Gorgoroth vocalist Gaahl spoke publicly about his sexuality—he is gay, and in a relationship with Dan DeVero, a Norwegian modeling agent. Together, the couple invested in Wynjo, a women’s fashion line designed by Sonia Wu of Bergen, Norway. Perhaps the strangest detail of all—wynjo means “happiness”.
The Lure Of The Forest
There’s something about the forest. Black metal bands can’t resist it. Be it a photo shoot or a music video, any occasion for imagery calls for a trip to the woods for a black metal band. This tendency has inspired some hilarious memes, as well as threads on sites like Reddit, where users ask questions like“Why is every [black metal] music video set in a forest?”
Choice responses include:
How do they even get electricity?
Because it’s free.
Because forests are metal as f*ck.
What’s In A Name?
Apparently a lot, if the painstaking lengths black metal musicians go to name themselves are any indication. A short list of some of the more ridiculous aliases used by prominent members of the scene includes:
Nocturno Culto (he’s Latin, apparently)
Demonaz Doom Occulta (also apparently Latin)
King ov Hell
Wait, no, that last one is an actual name.
It’s Tough Being In A Black Metal Band
Speaking with the Guardian in 2005, Mayhem bassist Necrobutcher admitted it’s difficult being in a black metal band. Between the suicides, murders, police investigations, arson charges, and Satanic rituals, there’s hardly time to play music. Of the violence swirling around the band, Necrobutcher said, “We couldn’t really buy better publicity. But every time we lost a member, we had to find somebody else to replace them and start the whole rehearsing process again. We suffered in that way as a band.”
The Black Metal Sheep
Given black metal’s tempestuous history with sheep, and in particular sheep decapitation, it seems strangely appropriate that, in 2014, a lamb was born with a corpse paint pattern on its face. Care to guess where it was born? Norway, of course.
Journeyman Productions is bringing Hyperspace Metal Festival back to Rickshaw Theatre in Vancouver, Canada and this promises to be the biggest year yet!
“I am very excited to present the first wave of bands for Hyperspace Metal Festival III. When I started this festival I wanted to provide a platform for power and melodic metal bands in North America and this is certainly the strongest lineup we’ve had yet. We can’t wait to share the rest of the lineup with you on October 21st!” says festival organizer Joey Hockin
Running from April 17-19 2020, Hyperspace Metal Festival has brought in a wide selection of bands from around the world since 2018. So far confirmed to play Canada’s premier melodic/power metal festival are Powerglove, Immortal Guardian, Helion Prime, Iron Kingdom, Dire Peril, Lycanthro, Silver Talon, Syryn, and Apprentice. The full line up will be released on October 21, 2019.
HIghlights of the confirmed bands include: Best known for their speed metal take on video game music, Powerglove (USA) will be headlining on Sunday with touring mates Immortal Guardian(USA) of who Gabriel Guardian brings his one of a kind ability to shred on guitar and keyboard AT THE SAME TIME. Fellow Americans Helion Prime will be showcasing their metal-tinged with scientific theories on Friday. More bands will be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Tickets are available on Eventbrite and a weekend pass is $50
Hyperspace Metal Festival was created by Journeyman Productions founder Joey Hockin to produce one of Canada’s premier melodic & power metal festivals hosted in Vancouver, BC. Now working on its third edition for April 2020, the festival has presented performances by Crimson Shadows, West of Hell, Judicator, Odinfist, Ravenous, Helion Prime, Iron Kingdom, Apprentice, Tanagra, Scythia and more.
Today we are delighted to announce that our partners at Comatose Music have added Houston, Texas heavyweights Architectural Genocide to their already unfathomably heavy roster. The band caught the ear of the world’s premier brutal death metal label with their grotesquely brutal 2018 demo, featuring the gut-churning tracks ‘Force Fed Fecal Fodder‘ and ‘Void Of Atrocity‘. Work is well underway on Architectural Genocide’s full length debut album and you can expect the skullcrushing assault to be launched by Comatose in early 2020.
Taking a break from the studio, the band will be jumping on the Houston date of the Bloodletting North America XIII tour, featuring Disentomb and Visceral Disgorgeon October 8th. Then on November 16th, they’ll be joining Primordius and Demonseedfor a night of destruction in Arlington.
To get just a hint of the utter annihilation that Architectural Genocide will be bringing your way with Comatose Music in 2020, you can check out their 2018 demo right here Visit Architectural Genocide on Facebook Visit Comatose Music here
Fresh off their acclaimed performance at this year’s Heavy Montreal and releasing a popular video for ‘Stop Screaming’off their latest album “Seven Storms”, Montreal’s Mountain Dust are bringing their southern tinged stoner rock to ears in central Canada for four intimate and heavy shows in Ontario and Quebec.
“Five out of five Satan salutes for Mountain Dust…the music breathed, but it breathed like Godzilla…Imagine Zeppelin on their first American tour, pre-superstardom; that’s the impression Mountain Dust left in their wake.” – CultMTL
The stage veterans have toured through the international festival circuit and made it onto international charts. Their sound is a new take on melancholic southern stoner rock with doomy melodies that remain heavy enough to keep the audience moving.
Mountain Dust can be seen live on the following dates: November 1 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck Bar November 2 – London, ON – Call – The Office December 13 – Montreal, QC – Casa Del Popolo December 14 – Quebec City, QC – La Source De La Martiniere
“Seven Storms” is available on the band’s online store (CD, Vinyl) here, Spotify, Bandcamp, and all other major online retailers.
Track Listing: 1. Seven Storms (3:46) 2. White Bluffs (3:35) 3. Turn You In (5:11) 4. Inside The Rift (3:10) 5. You Could (4:11) 6. Into The Depths (3:46) 7. Witness Marks (5:44) 8. Old Chills (4:18) 9. Stop Screaming (7:06)
Montreal’s Mountain Dust return in 2018 with a powerful sophomore album entitled Seven Storms. The band is on track to further differentiate themselves from the modern rock herd with even more diverse instrumentation and songwriting prowess than their first effort, 2016’s Nine Years, which was well received the world over and secured them a deal with German boutique stoner rock imprint Kozmik Artifactz.
Seven Storms remains rooted in the heavy rock styles that emerged in the late 1960s/early ’70s but uniquely includes references to emotive soundscapes and cinematic “Spaghetti Western” scores. Vocalist Brendan Mainville continues to use descriptive imagery and clever storytelling to paint vivid pictures of both pain and triumph.