The Arusha Accord – Juracan

People often make the mistake of assuming that legacy is a matter of size, that the narratives which are hard to contend with deriving their power from mass, from sheer presence of the past. To be fair, it’s not an entirely erroneous assumption; bands which contend with a massive legacy,…

85 – Danish Bullshit

I’m back, and so is Eden, so we have a normal episode for once! And it’s a glorious trainwreck. We talk about new music, including Myrkur, The Arusha Accord, Akercocke, Leprous, Igorrr, Fractal Universe, ZETA, The Contortionist, The Faceless, and Queens of the Stone Age. Also, Gene Simmons of KISS trying to trademark the metal horns. We have an extended discussion on bands appropriating spiritualism and eastern philosophy and then do the first part of a deep segment on Devin Townsend. Specifically Strapping Young Lad and Devin Townsend Band. This one’s a wild ride, so enjoy!

Devil Sold His Soul Return With ‘Time

Devil Sold His Soul’s previous album Empire Of Light was a real sleeper hit for me, after watching their crushing sets at both Damnation Festival and opening for the Gojira/Ghost combo, their sweeping post-metal meets hardcore blend made so much more sense and impact. And despite parting with long-time vocalist…

Bands Plagued By Facebook “Fake Like Crisis”

Over the past few weeks, there’s been a bit of a crisis brewing in social media that seems to be strangely isolated in bands in the djent, metalcore, and progressive metal scene. Bands have started seeing an outrageous influx of likes from fake pages. On the surface, it could have easily been assumed that bands were buying up fake likes to boost their numbers, but it’s much deeper and complex than that, with

Devil Sold His Soul Part Ways With Vocalist Ed Gibbs, The Arusha Accord’s Paul Green Announced As Replacement

Just a couple of weeks ago, I was watching Devil Sold His Soul tearing it up live in support of Ghost and Gojira and I remember thinking, although slightly unconventional at first listen, how well vocalist Ed Gibbs suited the band’s post -metal inspired hardcore. Their latest release Empire Of Light was a real sleeper hit…

Basick Records Having A Busy Day!

Which can only mean good things for you! The busy bees over at Basick Records have released a shed-load of announcements today, which I shall summarise thusly: They’ve signed Australian progressive metal band Circles. Yes, another band with a love for plurals. No matter; this is still awesome. The Arusha…

Devil Sold His Soul On Totalrock.com Podcast

Kelly D from Totalrock.com interviewed Rick (guitar) and Paul (samples) from British ambient metal band Devil Sold His Soul last month, which can be found here. Once you’re done with that, follow this link to her podcast archive, which includes chats with The Arusha Accord, Pin from Aliases, Rinoa discussing…

Best of British: The Arusha Accord

 The Arusha Accord are a bunch of spiffing chaps from Reading in Berkshire, which is pronounced like the colour, not like the thing you’re doing now. They write some pretty technical stuff (SikTh comparisons abound, as they also have two vocalists; brothers, no less!), and apparently confuse the hell…