IN THE WOODS
Bernt – live guitar
Anders Kobro – Drums
James Fogarty – Vox/Guit./Keys
Corey Sletteberg – live Guitars
Job ‘Phenex’ Bos – live Keys
They started out as a death metal band called Green Carnation, but with the departure of main composer/guitarist Tchort to the band Emperor, they started the project called In The Woods… releasing a demo in 1993, The Isle Of Men, and a full-length album, HEart Of The Ages, in 1995. This album being unique to the time since the band expanded the limits of their black metal style into the soothing of keyboards and female vocals combined with eerie distorted vocals and clean singing as well.
The following Omnio (1997) is often regarded as their best album, a masterpiece featuring even more experimental music, 11 minute songs with more female vocals and reflexive lyrics, together with magical instrumental overtures. The third album Strange In Stereo (1999) brought an enigmatic change in style, since music got far more depressive and changing.
By the year 1999, Tchort returned to the Green Carnation band and started to work again in it. In The Woods… released their last album Three Times Seven On A Pilgrimage (2000), a compilation of three of their previous 7″ featuring covers from Pink Floyd, Jefferson Airplane and King Crimson, together with some newly released and rebuilt songs (like the new version of Child Of Universal Tongue). Since the beginning their lineup went through many changes, regularly consisting of X. Botteri, Jan Transit, C:M. Botteri and A. Kobro.
After releasing Three Times Seven On A Pilgrimage, they held a farewell performance in their home town of Kristiansand which featured all musicians including the former members. The performance was recorded and released as Liveatthecaledonienhall in 2003. It was confirmed that this was the band’s last official release. Some of the members went on to play in the similarly-styled band Green Carnation, others took up personal projects (TransiT, Stille Opprør) and founded the independent label Karmakosmetix Records, created to support new experimental bands such as In The Woods… was in its time.
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Anders Kobro (band)
Christian Hector: guitars
Stephan Wandernoth: bass
Cornelius Althammer: drums
Larry Roberts – Guitars
Vito Marchese – Guitars
Mike Feldman – Bass
Garry Naples – Drums
This summer will see the release of Novembers Doom’s seventh full-length effort, entitled ‘Into Night’s Requiem Infernal.’ The album was tracked at Belle City Sound by Chris Djuricic, who also handles bass duties in the band, and mixed by Dan Swano at Unisound. “The combination of Djuricic and Swano creates the perfect sound for us,” explains Kuhr, “and we’ve received nothing but stellar reviews of sound quality from this combination in the past. ‘Into Night’s Requiem Infernal’ is a very dark album, lyrically and artistically. It’s about the personal struggle with inner demons, battling with the unknown, and looking at others who use faith as a crutch. Much has happened to me in my life, and during the writing process for this album many challenges stood in my way. Family, health, loss… As thing pile on, one can’t help but have many questions, and dwell in the negative.”
Despite the challenges and occasional setbacks that Kuhr and his bandmates– Djuricic along with drummer Sasha Horn and guitarists Vito Marchese and Lawrence Roberts– have faced, Kuhr remains positive about their career. “When things get too stressful or we burn out, we take a couple of months off from everything, and then when we regroup the fire is back. One of the greatest highlights for me was playing Graspop Metal Meeting open air festival in Belgium in 2008. We had expected maybe 1200 people, as we were opening the marquee stage, and we played in front of nearly 6000 people, and half of them sang along to almost every song. Looking out and seeing hundreds of our t-shirts and the reaction of the fans was simply amazing.”
‘Into Night’s Requiem Infernal’ will seem at once familiar and fresh to Novembers Doom fans. “We chose to combine what we felt were the best elements of the past several Novembers Doom albums,” explains Kuhr. “We have the darkness from ‘The Pale Haunt Departure’ with the aggression of ‘The Novella Reservoir’ and the melody from albums like ‘To Welcome the Fade.’ Combining it all, I feel we have created some of our very best work.”
The artwork for the album was created by Tommy Genest for Meanspark Illustration. “I worked closely with him on all the conceptual pieces, and he delivered huge,” says Kuhr. “We’ve always had great album artwork and we like to keep things different, using different artists, while maintaining quality people expect, so it’s always great to find a guy like Tommy, who is on the same page as we are.”
The imagery is quite thought-provoking. At first glance the album cover appears to depict the Virgin Mary and child, but look again– “The moon in the sky gives the woman the appearance of the Virgin Mary holding a child. The child is without halo, though, so there’s no certainty these people are who we assume they are,” explains Kuhr. “The demons at her feet represent fear of the unknown. Their fear of what this child could become. It’s all a question of faith validity.”
Despite the band’s longevity and their high name-recognition within metal circles, there still seem to be some misconceptions circulating about Novembers Doom. “For those people who have yet to listen to Novembers Doom, who have never given us a chance because they feel we play a specific style of music because we have the word ‘doom’ in our name, then ‘Into Night’s Requiem Infernal’ is the album they should try us with,” Kuhr implores metal fans. “It is a combination of death metal, rock and roll, thrash, progressive, and elements of doom, all combined to create our strongest offering.” Perhaps Kuhr is right. Maybe ‘Into Night’s Requiem Infernal’ will be the album that finally sets the record straight, once and for all, on these Chicago heavy metal masters. Only time will tell.
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The group known as “Acherontas” was caught into its maelstrom and it was also evolved… Leaving a trail into history for over fifteen years, it was re-invented during 2007… Tat Tvam Asi was the first step into the abyss. .
Theosis went further, bridging the chasm between the worlds, being by itself a gate, an invitation and a caveat…
Our trail is covered with many covens, as split cooperations took place with names like Necromantia,Leviathan and Drowning The Light,a mini cd/7Ep devoted to the path of “Hermeticism”
“Vamachara” is the latest addition in the All-consuming fire of Acherontas and with it the circle is closed to re-open…
We indulged ourselves and the audience as headliners in many concerts. But the best, as always, is yet to come..
Acherontas is no ordinary band. It is a smokescreen. It is an ark. It is a soundbox. .. The last sentence is far more literal than the most listeners would understand.
Don’t search for further answers…
“…WE ARE REAL TO THOSE WITH EYES TO SEE…”.. ..
On behalf of the Band….
“TAT TVAM ASI” FULL ALBUM : CD/DIGIPACK/LP/TAPE
ACHERONTAS/NECROMANTIA”FOR THE TEMPLE OF THE SERPENT SKULL”CD/DIGIPACK/A5/PICTURE LP/GATEFOLD LP/TAPE/BOX SET
ACHERONTAS/LEVIATHAN”SIC LUCEAT LUX”: LP INCLUDING BONUS EP/PICTURE LP/DIGIPACK/A5
ACHERONTAS/DROWNING THE LIGHT:7EP/PICTURE EP/
“THEOSIS”FULL ALBUM: DIGIPACK/GATEFOLD LP/TAPE
“HERMETICISM” MINI DIGIPACK CD BY AGONIA RECORDS INCLUDING PATCH/ 7 EP BY WORLD TERROR COMMITTEE/TAPE FORMAT
ACHERONTAS “15 YEARS ANNIVERSARY OF LEFT HAND PATH ESOTERICA(DOULE CD/COMPILATION INCLUDING THE FIRST 2 FULL ALBUMS AND THE PREVIOUS RITUALS TAKEN FROM EPS)
“VAMACHARA” FULL ALBUM BY AGONIA RECORDS IN DIGIPACK CD & DOUBLE LP
ACHERONTAS/NIGHTBRINGER SPLIT DIGIPACK CD/LP VERSION BY AGONIA RECORDS
ACHERONTAS/CRIMSON MOON/AKRABU/SHIBALBA “ANA HARRANI SA ALAKTASALA TARAT”CD VERSION BY NIHILWARD AND LP VERSION BY OBSCURE ABHORENCE & ART OF PROPAGANDA RECORDS.
AMENTI – Ψαλμοί αίματος και αστρικά οράματα FULL ALBUM
OUT BY WORLD TERROR COMMITTEE IN CD/LP/TAPE
BLACK BLOOD CEREMONY LIVE RELEASE IN CD AND LP VERSION BY NEW ERA PRODUCTIONS
“PYLONS OF THEADVERSARY” SPLIT 4 WAY RELEASE WITH ARDITI/PUISSANCE/SHIBALBA IN CD/LP VERSION BY WORLD TERROR COMMITTEE
MA-ION(FORMULAS OF REPTILIAN UNIFICATION) FULL ALBUM IN A5 SPECIAL LIMITED VERSION/NORMAL CD JEWEL CASE/LP VERSION AND TAPE FORMAT
Thomas Sciarone – guitar
Kamiel Top – guitar
Jaka Bolič – guitar
Tim Meijer – bass
Igor Wouters – drums
“The Cure at their melancholic best…, with the intensity of post-metal.” (Kerrang/KKKK)
Within her lyrics Milena Eva lays bare her insecurities, internal struggles and self-doubt, as a means to reach out and connect. To ultimately inspire acceptance and love of the self, of the known and of the alien. To resist the apathy as expressed in the album’s first lyric – ‘Binge-watching the world collapse’ – and to include.
Thomas Sciarone comments: “Our activism and socio-criticism is strongly rooted in self-reflection and improving our selves. We do not only intend to break down walls and bridge gaps between scenes and genres, but also – more importantly – between people. And if it’s necessary to call out those who want to stand between us, we artistically will. It’s no coincidence that the last shot of the last video we took from No Image shows an awkwardly confident Donald Trump.”
With their nonconformist outsider approach, which the New York Times strikingly defined as “serenely intense… near-metal”, GOLD has managed to find a previously uninhabited spot that is truly their own. To achieve this in the heart of such a densely populated musical landscape, rather than at its outskirts, is the exciting result of intense years of performing and self-reflection.
Optimist is an adventurous confirmation of GOLD’s reputation as an enthralling band, on stage and on record.
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Asmael Lebouc: Backing vokills, downtuned 5 strings doomhammer
Berserk : Stringulations molestations
Charlesward: Distorted low frequencies
Raev: Drums of Conan crushing the skulls of posers
Now: Weird Truth Productions (CD), Caligari records (cassette)
Funeralium (2007): Totalrust/Ostra Records
Deceived Idealism (2013): Weird Truth/Ostra Records