Hello folks and welcome to the second installment of Post Rock Post, where we dedicate a few minutes to the unique and enchanting genre that is post rock. Last time, we told you about Rumor Cubes, a post-rock band tinged with the melancholic influence of the violin. This time, we have something quite similar yet unique in its own way and that is Salvya. Hailing from my native city of Tel Aviv, the band are characterized by a heady mix of folk, jazz, rock and even some metal elements to create an EP that is both dreamy and engaging and yet melancholic like our previous guests. Head on over the jump for a taste.
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This year has been chock full of highly anticipated tech death releases and most of them have not disappointed at all. We still have a few ahead of us and one of them is Beyond Creation‘s upcoming release, Earthborn Evolution. The last track released from the album was everything we hoped for and it looks like the streak is on going. Head on over the jump to listen to ‘Neurotical Transmissions’!
Minus the Bear. Are they pop? Are they hardcore? Are they post-rock? Who knows and, honestly, who cares? Regardless of classification, they are one of the most unique and influential bands of the last decade or so, mixing all their different influences under a pop-y canopy. Now, the band are set to reissue their two seminal releases, They Make Beer Commercials Like This and Planet of Ice.
Nate Newton, Caleb Scofield and Aaron Turner’s post/sludge metal band Old Man Gloom are poised to release the follow up to their atmospheric and crushing 2012 release, NO, titled The Ape of God. The album will be released this November on CD via Profound Lore records, with Sige Records handling the pressing of vinyl copies. Check out more details after the jump!
Press, PR, media, hype, social networks. Who needs all of this nonsense? Certainly not Dead Letter Circus, as the Australian alternative progressive band have released a new EP via iTunes, out of the blue. Not only that, but this EP will feature acoustic versions of tracks from their previous album, The Catalyst Fire. Dubbed Stand Apart, this EP is certainly a surprise move but perhaps one to be expected from a varied and intriguing band such as them.
It’s not unusual for metal shows to start at 9:00 if you’re talking 9:00 p.m. but it was 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 9th, 2003 when Brian Fair, Jon Donais, Paul Romanko, Matt Bachand, and Jason Bittner aka Shadows Fall emerged onto the second stage at Ozzfest in Marysville, California and proved to me that without a doubt Nu-Metal was dead and the real metal music that I love was back with a vengeance. By that point the Shads had already been demonstrating their brand of metal to audiences in their native Western Massachusetts for eight long years but they were just emerging onto the national stage with the release of the epic album “The Art of Balance.” More details after the jump.
Remember that teaser that Pianos Become The Teeth posted the other day? Of course you do! That was just a snippet of the first single from the bands Epitaph Records debut, Keep You, which will be released on October 28th of this year. The best part about this announcement? They gave us the full song that the teaser was pulled from; it’s called “Repine” and it will tear you apart emotionally. Have your tissues ready before you check the song after the jump.
Every so often there come performances that are so beautiful and meaningful that you cannot help but find a way to go. Distant Worlds: Music from Final Fantasy is one of those lovingly-crafted endeavors seemingly years in the making with the inception of the first Final Fantasy game way back in 1987. With nearly thirty years of longevity, it only seems right to honor one of the most beloved aspects of the series—the music—in such a way that would move both fans and strangers alike.
We greatly apologize that still photographs cannot capture the magic that composer Nobuo Uematsu has given to us throughout the years, but may you find some joy in these stills shots from an absolutely wonderful performance.
Man, there’s so much new music being released in the coming months, it’s hard to keep up! To add yet another anticipated release to the list, up-and-coming death metallers Abysmal Dawn have premiered a track from their upcoming fourth studio album, Obsolescence. The song is called “Inanimate“, and it’s one groovy freight train of a death metal jam. Listen after the jump.