As said a few times before: these are busy times at the Burning World Records offices. The White Hills albums have all been sent out, the Conan – Monnos orders and pre-orders are coming in and are being shipped and this Tuesday we will be at the Graveyard / Horizont show at Doornroosje in Nijmegen with our mailorder. And we have something new again this Monday. The Yob Live at Roadburn double vinyl has been sent our to the plant and will be ready to ship out in a few weeks. We are giving you – our blog readers – the heads up on the pre-sale on this massive beast of an album. Included with the gold vinyl version (limited to 100) is a T-shirts based on the cover art (by Mories of Gnaw Their Tongues!). But of course we also have the black vinyl version. Order in our online store.
Read below what friendly words our friends at aQuarius Records had to say about Yob – Live At Roadburn:
“Attention all fans of spaceward soaring sludge!!! In 2010, blackened doom-mongers yet all-around nice guys Yob left their Pacific Northwest environs to travel to Europe, appearing at the Roadburn Festival in Holland, which we know from experience to be just about the best fest that any metal/psych fan could ever hope to attend. Yob now join the elite ranks of such bands as Wolves In The Throne Room, Earthless, Bong, Church Of Misery, and most recently White Hills, in having their Roadburn performance released on disc!
If you’re a fan, pretty much all you need to know about something like is is, is the audio quality any good? And was their performance killer? The answer to all those questions is, yes… Yob slay live, and this release will prove it to anyone who hasn’t yet seen ’em. In the hour allotted, they do four sprawling songs, “Ball Of Molten Lead”, “Burning The Altar”, “Kosmos”, and “The Great Cessation”; that’s 2 from their most-recent-at-the-time The Great Cessation album, and 2 from their previous slab to that, The Unreal Never Lived.
Epic and intense as you might expect. The set is structured nicely, crushing with riffy heaviness almost from the grinding get-go, but then “letting up” to space out psychedelically towards the end… ”
Our good friends at aQuarius Records in San Francisco have received a nice packet of Bunring World and Roadburn Records releases. Earlier this week we published the Bong review, now it’s time for their review of Gnaw Their Tongues L’Arrivee De La Terne Mort Triomphante LP. If you are as impressed with the description as we are, please your copy in our discogs store or if you are in the US at aQuarius of course!
‘The sound here too seems a bit more lush, more produced, cleaner, but without losing any of the filth. We might go so far as to say this is the most accessible GTT release to date, but then it’s all relative, this is still some seriously crusty, devastatingly brutal, menacing and mean black doom misery, but deftly woven into something more melodic, more emotionally charged, where past GTT records were simply hateful and hellish, pummeling and punishing, L’Arrivee De La Terne Mort Triomphante is something more, an epic, intense journey, the soundtrack element can’t be understated, this totally plays out like the score to some insane, and insanely harrowing epic, a tale of death, and lost souls, and the end of humanity, and total annihilation, but as with all great epics, there continues to be hope, a glowing ember, that sits at the middle of it all, waiting to be discovered, and to perhaps eventually triumph, or perhaps to perish and disappear into utter and unending blackness. Quite possibly the most epic black doom cinematic symphonic noise metal opera EVER.’
Our good friends at Aquarius Records in San Franciso are one of the few shops around who review each and every one of the records that come in. These guys really care about their shop, the goods they sell and their customers. That’s why we are really thrilled to read the rave review of our Bong – Live at Roadburn CD. If you haven’t got it yet please pick it up in our Discogs store.
‘At times, “Onwards…” drifts back down into lulling stretches of spacey warbling electronic FX, and hippy-kraut hand drumming, coming across like a sinister Siloah or doomy Amon Duul. Or imagine the Master Musicians Of Bukkake making an ambient album for Miasmah, maybe.The equally epic second track, “Wizards Of Krull” previously recorded for the first side of their self-titled lp debut in 2009, continues in this vein, with more powerful percussion, though. It’s 24 minutes of ritualistically pounding drums and crashing cymbals, low drone from bass and voice both, gobs of distortion and spooky psychedelic effects, those Shahi Baaja note clusters chiming in with regularity. “Wizards…” gets slowly more and more intense as it goes, really ramping up towards the end with rhythmic urgency. Damn this is good! Bong bring it, all right, quite recommended, definitely for fans of Om, SUNNO, Grails, Sylvester Anfang… and of course Bong. And bongs! Most if not all Bong releases thus far have been live, and this one is much less of a lo-fi recording than some of those, making for an essential document of Bong’s unique trance-inducing potency.’