ME, after listening to the randomly selected music you’re about to hear.
The band is Vindensång, from Pennsylvania. The song is from their 2008 debut, Terminus: Rebirth in Eight Parts. (more after the jump . . .)
The band is Aurora Borealis, from Maryland. First read about them months ago at Death Metal Baboon and The Number of the Blog. Then, a few days ago, the band decided to make their entire discography available for free download. You can find all the links on THIS PAGE.
The band is Down Royale, from Brisbane, Australia. Just released a six-song EP in May called Proving Ground, available here.
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The band is Your Pain Is Endearing, from Boston. Song is from their 2011 EP called Fall of An Empire.
That Aurora Borealis disc spends a lot of time in my work-van’s CD player. So many riffs that get stuck in my head on there.
So far, I’ve only listened to the tracks you guys streamed at DMB, but they’re killers. Nice that the band have made everything available for legal download. Here’s the statement they released, which I think is true (people who are collectors of physical CDs are going to buy the music anyway, and I think some will make a donation on their download page, too):
“I have decided that i want to make our entire discography available to everyone for free. There are tons of people out there can simply cannot afford to buy cds in these tough times. Of course we will still continue to sell hard copies of the cds that are still available to those people who collect cds, or want the hard copies.
“I made this decision after the success we had from offering the new Timeline: The Beginning And End Of Everything cd as a free download. The response was overwhelming from people who appreciated the gesture.
We hope our fans enjoy this. We know some of our first few albums are very hard to find and are pretty expensive. There are still people out there that do not feel right stealing or downloading an album illegally so we want to make it easy for them without breaking the law.
“The free downloads section will also include a zip file (Covering The Skies) of every cover song we were involved in or recorded. This is Not for sale anywhere, nor will it be ever. Some of the covers sound really bad because they are so old and some sound great. Either way they are fun to listen to and we have had many people asking about them.
“We hope you guys enjoy this. It is our way of thanking you all for 15 years of support.
Vindensång, how come ive never heard of these guys before? i love it, that song is out of this world.
It really is. I’d never heard of them either. In fact, I only listened to this song because of seeing a Facebook ad about them. I don’t know what’s involved in setting up those ads — but this is the first one I can remember seeing about a band. Anyway, I’m glad I checked it out. Turns out these guys supported Agalloch on a couple of their East Coast tour stops in March. There’s other good music on the Vindensang Facebook player, though not all of it is as metal, or as blackened as the one I used in the post. Still, beautiful.
So here I am recording soom gothic doom, and then I come read/listen to this. Thanks for ruining my mood.
Nah just kidding, I transition through metal genres easily enough, lucky for me.
You were probably okay til you got through the Vindensang, and then all hell broke loose with the Aurora Borealis. 🙂