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LUNATIC SOUL – "Under The Fragmented Sky" VÖ: 25.05.18

Band: LUNATIC SOUL
Album: Under The Fragmented Sky
VÖ: 25.05.2018
Label: Kscope/Edel

LUNATIC SOUL kündigen neues Album "Under The Fragmented Sky" als Nachfolger des emotionalen Epos "Fractured" von 2017 an.

2018 feiern wir das 10. Jubiläum von LUNATIC SOUL – dem Solo Projekt von Riversides kreativen Macht MARIUSZ DUDA.

Lunatic Soul is Mariusz Duda, the talented creator, singer and multi-instrumentalist behind some of the finest and most captivating progressive music coming from Europe, including his output on UK label Kscope and with Poland’s shooting stars Riverside. Duda is now releasing his sixth studio album, Under The Fragmented Sky on 25th May 2018. This new album is the companion to 2017’s Fractured and the pinnacle of the first decade of Lunatic Soul.

Following on from last year’s material, which covered content about grieving, hope and a fractured society, Under the Fragmented Sky rebuilds Lunatic Soul as we know it, with dark and haunting atmospheres coming to the forefront, taking its name from the lyrics of the 12-minute epic "A Thousand Shards of Heaven" from Fractured. Duda explains "Fractured is not a full picture of the latest Lunatic Soul recordings. These more classical pieces have been waiting for their own time which has now come. "Under the Fragmented Sky" will be both a supplement to "Fractured" and an artistically independent release with its own character and identity.

"It’s a very unexpected and spontaneous release” – says Mariusz Duda –"Initially, I was thinking about a maxi single "A Thousand Shards of Heaven" with a couple of other tracks but the material had evolved so beautifully in the studio that I ended up with 36 minutes of brand new music. It’s a truly enchanting album.

"UTFS" is a music journey with very subtle electronics and vocal experiments, it’s incredibly coherent and much closer to the mood of the earlier Lunatic Soul albums. Thanks to "Under the Fragmented Sky", the last red album will gain a fuller meaning and the whole Lunatic Soul discography will be enriched with another shade of my music fascinations, which have been suspended somewhere between life and death from the very beginning."

The album was recorded during the Fractured sessions at Serakos Studio, Warsaw from June 16-17, and finalised December 2017 and February 2018. The final track "Untamed" sees a guest appearance on drums for Wawrzyniec Dramowicz (aka Vaaver). The album was designed and illustrated by Polish artist Jarek Kubicki.

Pressestimmen zu "Fractured" 2017:

Orkus:
"Es ist als würdest du der personifizierten Schönheit ins Angesicht blicken. Von den ausgewogenen Klängen bist du so überwältigt, dass dir die Tränen kommen."

Slam 8.5/10: "Fractured strotzt nur so vor Abwechslung und gerät zu einem mehr als nur gelungenem Schmuckstück des modernen und gefühlvollen Progressive Rock."

Rock Hard 8/10: "Die architektonisch aufs Wesentliche reduzierten Ambient-Prog-Klangreisen […erinnern] phasenweise auch an Dead Can Dance, Peter Gabriel und Brian Eno… atmosphärische Panorama-Aufnahmen jenseits der gängigen Progrock-Schemata."

Classic Rock: "…große Kunst aus Polen von einem der innovativsten Musiker der Gegenwart."

Babyblaueseiten.de 13/15: "Ein Hammeralbum … eine gelungene avantgardistische Mischung aus Progressive Rock, Elektronik und vereinzelt Jazz-Elementen."

Westzeit 6/6: "…grandioses Stück Musik. Höchstwertung."

Visions 9/12: "Gepaart mit dem Instrumentarium früher Massive Attack und dem Mut zum progressive Experiment ist Fractured dennoch ein Album geworden, das wie kein zweites den Stempel "Pop Art" verdient."

Sonic Seducer: "…erweitert seinen musikalischen Horizont aber einerseits eindrucksvoll und zeigt andererseits, dass er auch hier trotz massiver Track Längen ohne Weiteres in der Lage ist, die Spannung aufrechtzuerhalten. … eine äußerst eindringlich knappe Stunde."

HiFi Stars: "Ein überwältigend dichtes Album, das aufgrund der hohen Qualität der Stücke viele Hörer aus allen möglichen Musikrichtungen abzuholen vermag. Anhören!"

Pressestimmen zu "Walking on a Flashlight Beam" 2014:

eclipsed – Album des Monats – 9/10: "In neun Stücken breitet er eine Klangwelt aus, die ihresgleichen sucht. … Spätestens mit dieser Einspielung hat sich Mariusz Duda für eine Kooperation mit Steven Wilson empfohlen. Für eine Kooperation auf Augenhöhe."

Stereoplay – Album des Monats (Musik 9/10, Sound 8/10)

Musicheadquarter.de 9/9: "Für mich ist WOAFB definitiv das Album des Jahres, aber auch ganz sicher eines jener Alben, die mich immer begleiten werden – das steht für mich außer Frage."

Audio 4/5: "….fast Depeche-Mode-artige Eleganz…"

Visions 9/12: "Die Eleganz, mit der er sein Soloprojekt Lunatic Soul in den vergangenen Jahren geformt hat, verdient höchste Anerkennung."

Gitarre & Bass: "….das Art-Rock-Experimentalisten , Pink Floyd Fans […] absolut faszinieren wird. Soundtrack pur!"

Good Times: "Der Weg von Prog Rock zu cineastischen Klangwerken, den Riverside Frontmann Mariusz Duda mit dem letzten Werk seines Nebenprojektes LS eingeschlagen hat, findet in Walking OAFLB einen vorläufigen Höhepunkt… Ebenso wie Steven Wilson zeigt Duda, dass er auf beiden Ebenen ein absoluter Könner ist."

Follow Lunatic Soul online:

Website: www.lunaticsoul.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lunaticsoulband
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lunaticsoulband
Twitter: @Marivsz_Riv

LUNATIC SOUL – "Fractured" VÖ: 06.10.2017

Band: LUNATIC SOUL
Album: Fractured
VÖ: 06.10.2017
Label: Kscope/Edel

 

LUNATIC SOUL KÜNDIGEN DAS LANGERWARTETE FÜNFTE STUDIO ALBUM AN: "FRACTURED" 

Listening Video zu "Fractured":

Pressestimmen zum letzten Album:

eclipsed – Album des Monats – 9/10: "In neun Stücken breitet er eine Klangwelt aus, die ihresgleichen sucht. … Spätestens mit dieser Einspielung hat sich Mariusz Duda für eine Kooperation mit Steven Wilson empfohlen. Für eine Kooperation auf Augenhöhe."

Stereoplay – Album des Monats (Musik 9/10, Sound 8/10)

Musicheadquarter.de 9/9: "Für mich ist WOAFB definitiv das Album des Jahres, aber auch ganz sicher eines jener Alben, die mich immer begleiten werden – das steht für mich außer Frage."

Audio 4/5: "….fast Depeche-Mode-artige Eleganz…"

Visions 9/12: "Die Eleganz, mit der er sein Soloprojekt Lunatic Soul in den vergangenen Jahren geformt hat, verdient höchste Anerkennung."

Gitarre & Bass: "….das Art-Rock-Experimentalisten , Pink Floyd Fans […] absolut faszinieren wird. Soundtrack pur!"

Good Times: "Der Weg von Prog Rock zu cineastischen Klangwerken, den Riverside Frontmann Mariusz Duda mit dem letzten Werk seines Nebenprojektes LS eingeschlagen hat, findet in Walking OAFLB einen vorläufigen Höhepunkt… Ebenso wie Steven Wilson zeigt Duda, dass er auf beiden Ebenen ein absoluter Könner ist."

Pressemeldung:

Lunatic Soul is Mariusz Duda, the talented creator, singer and multi-instrumentalist behind some of the finest and most captivating progressive music coming from Europe, including his output on UK label Kscope and with Poland’s shooting stars Riverside. Duda is now releasing his fifth and long-awaited album Fractured – the follow up to 2014’s acclaimed Walking On A Flashlight BeamFractured, has been described by Duda as an album of catharsis after a challenging year in his personal life.

Mariusz explains further "the main theme of "Fractured" is coming back to life after a personal tragedy. It’s inspired by what happened in my life in 2016 and by everything that’s happening around us and what’s making us turn away from one another and divide into groups, for better and for worse. Musically it will be the most original album I have ever made as well as the most accessible and personal album in the Lunatic Soul discography."

As well as a conceptual development, Duda gained the self-confidence to allow himself greater creative freedom with the new material, experimenting more with electronics and rhythm and inspiration with influences from the likes of Massive Attack and Depeche Mode to Peter Gabriel and David SylvianFractured features Poland’s Sinfonietta Consonus Orchestra, conducted by Michał Mierzejewski, on two of the album’s most personal tracks “Crumbling Teeth And The Owl Eyes” and “A Thousand Shards Of Heaven”; the album also features saxophonist Marcin Odyniec who first worked with Mariusz in Riverside.

The album was recorded in Poland at Serakos Studio and Custom 34 Studio, mixed by Magda & Robert Srzedniccy and Mariusz Duda, and the artwork was created by long time collaborator, renowned cover artist Travis Smith, whose previous work includes the likes of Anathema, Katatonia, Opeth & Riverside.

 

FRACTURED TRACKLISTING

Blood On The Tightrope [07:19]
Anymore [04:37]
Crumbling Teeth And The Owl Eyes[06:42]
Red Light Escape [05:43]
Fractured [04:36]
A Thousand Shards Of Heaven [12:17]
Battlefield [09:05]
Moving On [05:14]

Fractured will be released in the following formats:

  • CD
  • LP – double gatefold LP in heavyweight 180g vinyl in black and limited edition red vinyl (w/ MP3 download code)
  • Digital – with digital pre-orders receiving the song “Fractured” as an instant download

 

Follow Lunatic Soul online:

Website: www.lunaticsoul.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lunaticsoulband
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lunaticsoulband
Twitter: @Marivsz_Riv

MELTED SPACE – "Darkening Space" VÖ: 23.03.2018

Band: MELTED SPACE
Album: Darkening Space
VÖ: 23.03.2018
Label: Sensory Records/Alive

Pierre Le Pape hat mit MELTED SPACE das erste Metal Oper Ensemble aus Frankreich ins Leben gerufen. Bereits zum dritten Mal schart er eine amtliche Gästeliste um sich. Zusammen mit dem City Of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra ist wieder ein opulenter Meilenstein entstanden.

Vocalists:

Catherine Trottmann – Chaos

Clémentine Delauney (Visions of Atlantis, Exit Eden) – Harmony

Sakis Tolis  (Rotting Christ)- Time

Pierre Le Pape – Space

Ailyn Giménez Garcia (Sirenia)- Earth

 

Lucie Blatrier – Water

Guillaume Bideau  (Mnemic, Scarve)- Air

Black Messiah  – Fire

Øyvind Hægeland (Arcturus) – Death

Silje Wergeland (The Gathering)- Life

Jeff Scott Soto – Man

Mikael Stanne (Dark Tranquillity)- Lie

MORK – "Eremittens Dal" VÖ: 13.10.2017

Band: MORK
Album: Eremittens Dal
VÖ: 13.10.2017
Label: Peaceville/Edel

 

MORK – NEUES STUDIO ALBUM – "EREMITTENS DAL"
NORWEGIAN BLACK METAL FROM THE RISING UNDERGROUND FORCE COMING TO PEACEVILLE THIS OCTOBER
FEATURING GUEST APPEARANCES FROM DIMMU BORGIR AND 1349 MEMBERS

MORK – "I Hornenes Bilde"

(Video director Daniel Pedersen – Punkrockphoto)

 

"Many have tried, many have failed. Mork nails it" –Nocturno Culto (Darkthrone)

"I have seen the future of black metal, and its name is Mork. Halden Hellfire!.." -Seidemann(1349)

Peaceville Records is proud to announce the signing of Norwegian Black Metallers, Mork, for their third studio album, Eremittens Dal, to be released October 13th.

Mork was created by Thomas Eriksen in 2004 & was primarily a side-project for Eriksen from inception until the debut album release in 2013, & since then the band has rightly earned their accolade as one of the top Norwegian black metal acts of recent years, receiving strong endorsements from their peers.

Regarding signing to Peaceville:
"I remember when making Mork’s debut album, I originally got the inspiration from visiting Darkthrone’s studio, & the following year I get the honour of being picked out as Fenriz’s "BAND of the WEEK", as well as having Nocturno Culto supplying vocals to my second album. Obviously Darkthrone has been an important influence, & the fact that Peaceville Records decided to work with Mork and to release the third album, is nothing short of a huge honour and a pillar on my bucket-list. To go from making an album just for fun and being picked up by independent underground labels to then signing with Peaceville is an absolute dream come true"

Eremittens Dal stands as a tribute to the spirit of old-school Norwegian black metal. The album is primarily inspired by the works of Darkthrone & Burzum, complete with raw production & ice-cold riffs, but with its own dynamic and atmospheric twist; stepping effortlessly between the ferocious and the melancholy, covering themes of hate, death, seclusion and misanthropy, both lyrically and in the way that a one-man-band makes music in solitude, perfectly fitting of the title, translated as ‘Valley of the hermit’. The suitably grim pencil cover art comes courtesy of Jannicke Wiese-Hansen, who famously made artwork for early Burzum and Satyricon releases.

Eremittens Dal was recorded at Rottehullet Studio in Halden, Norway. It was mixed by Freddy Holm at Kleiva Studio & mastered at Enormous Door in the US (Darkthrone’s The Underground Resistance & Arctic Thunder). The album also includes special guest appearances from Dimmu Borgir’s Silenoz who contributes vocals on two tracks, plus additional bass parts from 1349’s Seidemann.

"Mork caught my attention a couple of years ago and I was immediately drawn to the atmospheric and reclusive soundscapes, enticed by the desolate and solitary approach – true to the old Norwegian Black Metal ways. It was as if I was thrown back in time. So when I got asked to add vocals on two tracks I didn’t hesitate to comply, I just instantly knew I was meant to have a part in it!" Silenoz (Dimmu Borgir)
Eremittens Dal will be release on Peaceville on CD, LP and digitally (with digital pre-orders receiving “I Hornenes Bilde” as an instant download) pre-orders available here:
http://found.ee/MORK_EREMITTENS_DAL

 

Eremittens Dal tracklisting:

  1. Hedningens Spisse Brodder
  2. Holdere Av Fortet
  3. Forsteinet I Hat
  4. Eremittens Dal
  5. I Hornenes Bilde
  6. Likfølget
  7. Et Rike I Nord
  8. I Enden Av Tauet
  9. Mørkets Alter
  10. Gravøl

Though Mork is essentially a solo-project, a full live line-up has been established, where the band has already played throughout Europe and parts of North America, plus famously a recent show in Izmir, Turkey, following in the footsteps of the legendary Mayhem.

Mork will perform at the Hellbotn festival in Kolbotn, 2nd September, with more dates to follow.

https://www.facebook.com/MORKOFFICIAL/