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SAVER from Oslo, Norway deliver an
astounding album of sublime heaviness,
shimmering moogs, abrasive vocals and
a devastating, gnarly bass tone. Fans of
Breach, The Old Wind, Cult Of Luna: sit
back, have a drink and enjoy!
SAVER is the new project of Ole
Christian Helstad, Ole Ulvik Rokseth and
Markus Støle of TOMBSTONES and
HYMN. “The idea of starting SÂVER was
a consequence of ending
something“, comments Helstad. “In the
beginning it was a good mix of loss, in a
way, and the excitement of a blanc
canvas. In hindsight, we shared a feeling
of longing for an escape, getting away
from the known, and immersing
ourselves into something completely
different… which is scary and exciting at
the same time. It mirrors
the band both in a literary sense, as well as the general mood
during the writing process.“
The band recorded the album in May 2018 in Norrköping, Sweden, while camping out in the
Swedish woods nearby. Much like label mates LLNN or Briqueville, SAVER’s sound is
characterized by a strong component of apocalyptic synths and textural electronics hovering
above the base of heavy guitars and bass – a mélange that works incredibly well, and has
been becoming increasingly popular across the globe of heavy music lately.
While listening to „They Came With Sunlight“, it’s surprising to learn that SAVER are a
relatively new band.
The album surely does not sound at all like a debut album: the
transitions are too well-crafted, the pace and vibe too dense and consequent, and a great
tranquility lies within or beneath the heaviness, something that is rarely accomplished by
young bands. But the members of SAVER have known each other for years, and have been
active in the Oslo underground music scene in various bands… some of them made it to
Roadburn and Psycho Las Vegas (Tombstones), while others toured squats and small
venues across Europe, all of them contributed to their member’s experience and the serenity
which SAVER exudes. Helstad has even created his own boutique music festival in Oslo
called Høstsabbat, with bands like Amen Ra, Asteroid, Toner Low on the 2018 bill.
„A lot of the lyrics are centred around the idea of leaving this world behind, towards
something undefined“, Helstad explains. „Which makes the eternity of cosmos an inevitable
image in the viewfinder. Like hitting the road, except upwards with no rear view mirror.“
Enjoy that ride upwards that is „They Came With Sunlight“!
FOR FANS OF:
Breach, The Old Wind, Neurosis, Cult Of Luna, Pelican, Isis, MONO, Caspian, Swans, Have
A Nice Life
Ole Ulvik Rokseth – guitar, synth, vocals •
Markus Støle – drums • Ole Christian Helstad – bass, vocals
1. Distant Path 2. I, Vanish 3. Influx 4. How They Envisioned Life
Alternative four-piece Ethyl Ether has just released a video for new single Cold Black Soul, taken from their forthcoming 3rd album Chrome Neon Jesus set for release later this year.
Their sound is a mish mash of genres: not quite punk, not quite pop, not quite rock but something in between, which they have coined Aggro-Pop.
Formed just over 2 years ago in Cape Town, South Africa the band has been gigging regularly and have released 2 albums, The Pleasure Room and Museum of Human Error plus a live ep Into Chaos.
“Cold Black Soul was inspired by the realities of failed relationships and the negative feelings associated with them. The video symbolizes the importance of friendship and coming together to get past tough times.” – Ethyl Ether
Dragon Ball Super’s English dub is nearing the official start to the Tournament of Power on Toonami, but things of course don’t work out too easily for Goku and company as there’s one final hiccup to deal with.
After managing to recruit Freeza to the Universe 7 team, Goku and Freeza find themselves under attack by assassins from Universe 9. And because he’s been in Hell so long, Freeza’s going to use this opportunity to “warm-up.”
As for preview for Episode 95 of the series demonstrates, Freeza is going to gleefully tear through this mass of assassins. After making a showy return to his Golden Freeza form at the end of Episode 94 (and it seems Goku reacts to this new power as well), it seems he’s all but ready to kill again after being cooped up in Hell. This began toward the end of 94 as he quickly killed one of the assassins with a Death Beam, and this savagery has no signs of stopping.
The preview sees Freeza take to this mass of enemies with ease, and even hints at a new attack. There’s a moment where he taps each of the assassins and they explode soon after. Whether it is Freeza sending an invisible blast of ki into them leading to the explosion, or that he’s so strong a simple tap detonates them, in this brief preview clip Freeza shows just how much stronger he’s gotten.
Freeza had to train in order to achieve his Golden Freeza form, so the fact that he’s gotten a strength boost from just sitting in Hell certainly is an interesting idea. Though fans will see what he’s going to bring to the Tournament of Power as the series continues.
Dragon Ball Super currently airs its English dub on Adult Swim during the Toonami programming block Saturday evenings at 11:00 p.m. It is also available to stream on Funimation and Amazon Video. The Japanese language release of the series is complete, and available to stream on FunimationNOW and Crunchyroll. The manga has chapters that can currently be read for free thanks to Viz Media. Tickets are currently on sale for Dragon Ball Super: Broly, which opened in theaters in the United States on January 16.
The wildly successful and first-of-its-kind mystery docuseries Unsolved Mysteries is being revived by the original creators (Cosgrove/Meurer Productions) along with the producers of Stranger Things (21 Laps).
This modern take on the classic series will maintain the chilling feeling viewers loved about the original, while also telling the stories through the lens of a premium Netflix documentary series. Each episode will focus on one mystery and once again will look to viewers to help aid investigators in closing the book on long outstanding cases.
Terry Dunn Meurer is showrunning this all-new version of the show she co-created with fellow EP John Cosgrove.
Shawn Levy and Josh Barry are executive producing for 21 Laps.
The original Unsolved Mysteriesran for 11 seasons and 260 episodes chronicling over 1,000 stories, and received six Emmy nominations.
Episodes: 12 episodes
Unsolved Mysteries is a Netflix production.
Co-Creator / Showrunner / Executive Producer: Terry Dunn Meurer
Cannibal Corpse have announced that Erik Rutan will fill in for guitarist Pat O’Brien as O’Brien tends to personal issues. Rutan will appear live with the band for the Decibel Magazine Tour and the upcoming US leg of Slayer‘s final tour happening this May alongside Slayer, Lamb of God, and Amon Amarth. This won’t be the first time these death metal powerhouses have worked together; Rutan has produced four albums with Cannibal Corpse (Kill, Evisceration Plague, Torture, Red Before Black) and is uniquely equipped to fill the role – he is one of the death metal’s most acclaimed guitarists and is known for his time as part of Morbid Angel (who are co headlining the Decibel tour alongside Cannibal) throughout the 90s and early 2000s, as well as handling vocals/guitars and production duties for his current band Hate Eternal.
CANNIBAL CORPSE Decibel Magazine Tour 2019
w/ Morbid Angel, Blood Incantation, Necrot
02/17 San Antonio, TX – Alamo Music Hall
02/19 Tucson, AZ – Club Xs
02/20 San Diego, CA – The Observatory
02/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theater
02/22 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
02/23 San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
02/25 Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
02/26 Seattle, WA – Showbox Market
03/01 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
03/03 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater
03/04 Chicago, IL – The Concord
03/07 New York, NY – Playstation Theater w/ Slayer, Lamb of God, Amon Amarth
05/02 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Amphitheatre
05/03 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheatre
05/05 El Paso, TX – UTEP/Don Haskins Center
05/07 Edinburg, TX – Bert Ogden Arena
05/08 Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
05/10 Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
05/11 West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre
05/13 Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena
05/14 Columbia, MD – Merriweasther Post Pavilion
05/16 Noblesville, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
05/17 Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre
05/19 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Center
05/20 Youngstown, OH – Covel Centre
05/22 Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
05/24 Camdel, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
05/25 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
Yesterday New York’s Hardcore Legends SICK OF IT ALL are releasing a lyric video for the track “The Snake (Break Free)”, which is off of their latest record ”Wake The Sleeping Dragon!“, out since November last year.
Ronda Rousey is taking her talents to the NetherRealm
The Baddest Woman on the Planet and reigning Raw Women’s Champion was a special guest at today’s “Mortal Kombat 11” reveal event in Los Angeles, where she was officially announced as the voice of Sonya Blade in the upcoming fighting game.
Following a gameplay demonstration, Rousey was officially introduced as Sonya’s voice actor in a behind-the-scenes highlight reel that showed her at work in the booth. Rousey then came onstage for a brief interview where she discussed the secrecy of the project, the particulars of voice acting, and the overlap between her real-life moveset and that of her digital counterpart.
“This is a dream come true. I tried to grow up to be Sonya Blade, as close as I could,” said The Baddest Woman on the Planet. “Now instead of being the closest thing I can be to Sonya Blade, I am actually Sonya Blade.”
Joining Rousey at the event were Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston and Zelina Vega, who didn’t get in on the presentation itself but were rocking some A-plus cosplay in the crowd. Check out some glimpses of their day below and keep tabs on the UpUpDownDown YouTube Channel next week for more coverage from the event, including WWE Superstars playing “Mortal Kombat 11.”
Damned if I Don’t, the new project featuring South African born musician Daniel Stacey Herber who is currently based in Hong Kong. The debut album Self-Titled was written, produced and recorded by Daniel, he now plans to recruit a team of extraordinary musicians as a live act and begin touring around the Asia Pacific region in 2019. He has just released the official lyric video for the albums 1st single Constellation.
Daniel comments on the album, “The goal was simply to release an album, the first of many, thus the first songs written were the ones that appear on the album. Having been in many bands, it was also an experiment to see what sound I could come up with when writing alone, and the results are quite diverse, yet characterised by a raw emotional undercurrent running throughout the album”.
No small feat for a full-time teacher and current master’s degree student: a sonic evolution is in the making, the sound will be further refined on the second album, which is currently being written.
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa, Daniel Stacey Herber is of Dutch, Lithuanian and Irish descent respectively. Having now lived in Asia for over five years, he is truly a world citizen. His career in music began at the age of sixteen years old, where he played in various local bands in his home country for over a decade. His bands have toured extensively, played South African music festivals and received international radio-play. His previous band, notably, secured a distribution deal with Universal Music South Africa and were a featured support act for popular American band Underoath when they toured the country. As a music industry veteran Daniel has proved he has the self-reliance, commitment and dedication needed to see Damned If I Don’t succeed in a saturated industry; while keeping alive the ideals of rock and roll which have bonded so many people over the years.
Daniel Stacey Herber has had formal training in guitar from Tyrone Mayer, leader of South Africa’s popular Guitar Excellence company; studied bass guitar with globally-renowned jazz bassist and music lecturer Carlo Mombelli and more recently has had vocal training from Daniel Tompkins of Tesseract fame. Daniel has also given back to future generations of musicians by teaching guitar and bass to over one hundred students, over the course of four years, as a music teacher himself. He is currently completing a master’s degree in education from a prestigious British university by correspondence and teaches English literature at an international secondary school in Hong Kong.