A few quick hits for you from my own quick spin through my e-mail and the interhole this afternoon.
ELIRAN KANTOR AND KATAKLYSM
Last week we brought you some news about the next album by Canada’s Kataklysm, Waiting For the End To Come, including the artwork for the CD. I thought the artwork was okay, but it didn’t elevate my pulse rate. HOWEVER, the artwork previously revealed is only for the standard jewel case version of the CD and a limited edition cassette tape of the album. There is an alternate cover for “the deluxe digipak” and the LP versions of the album, and you’re looking at it.
No disrespect intended to Peter Sallai, but I find this creation by the stellar Eliran Kantor much more appealing. It reminds me of what a collaboration between John Martin and Gustave Doré might have produced. Love it!
We’ve already said what we think of the new Fleshgod Apocalypse album, Labyrinth. Now you can listen to the whole thing, because it’s now streaming at Terrorizer. It’s an exclusive stream, which means the embed option is disabled for now. So, go HERE to listen if you’re curious how this virtually non-stop rampage will affect your sensorium.
Your humble editor finds himself in Idaho today, thanks to the old fuckin’ day job. You could find yourself in much worse places. The sky is blue, the clouds are white, the Sawtooth range is in sight, and aspen leaves are fluttering in a mild breeze. It seemed fitting, therefore, that I found a video which premiered today featuring Boise’s Bone Dance.
I wanted to include the video in this round-up not just because of that happy coincidence, but also because it’s a great example of an effective partnership between music and visuals. The song is “Writhing In Ecstasy”, off the band’s self-titled 2012 album. It’s an abandon-all-hope-ye-who-enter-here piece of sledgehammer hardcore, and the beautifully filmed and edited video (directed by AJ Duthie) does a great job of conveying the visceral punch of the music in a live setting.
I’ve been in some cramped venues before, but this one seems especially well-selected for the suffocating nature of the music.