Georgia isn’t all folk music and old prog rock, there is some more modern and more “challenging” music coming from the country. You just have to look really hard; and I do like to take a deep, long, and hard look into a country’s music scene. There is a quite exciting electronic scene brewing, and one of my favorite rap/hip hop bands are from Georgia. The metal scene, death, black, doom, hard, however is not very large however. Maybe because the strong religious faith of the people or because all the Georgian metal bands are released through Russian and/or Ukrainian labels. So far I’ve only found one really good metal band, who also sing in Georgian(!), and they are a very dark and brooding doom band called Ennui!
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At the time of writing, the new noise festival Röset is premiering at the small farm of Svartmyra in the darkest Småländska forests, and unfortunately I am not able to attend the two day noise-fest… Really wished I was able to attend it, but as always, it was just a bit too far away and if I made my way there I wouldn’t be able to pick up any nifty swag. Shame to miss some of the biggest artists in the local scene, like TREPANERINGSRITUALEN, Händer Som Vårdar, Ochu, Alfarmania, and Deutsch Nepal. But they’ll probably show up somewhere else, and I guess it’s not so bad, I’m not a big consert/festival goer. Most shows I go to, I end up feeling like crap and tired for the next couple of days, but it would have been nice to support the local scene and chat with them.
At least I got to see Death in June in Stockholm, I was also close to seeing Chelsea Wolfe and Russian Circles, but they were on the other side of the country at the time I was seeing Death in June. Speaking of bands that have toured with Chelsea Wolfe…
It has been a while since I last stargazed. Having moved a bit closer to the city core and living in a apartment with no decent view or balcony, the most I have gazed at the start for a long while is viewing the Big Dipper from my bedroom window. I miss those days when I could walk outside and see the night sky illuminated with the celestial bodies, and just stare and wonder at what could be beyond those giant gas gods.
Overmars is a quite interesting metal/sludge/doom/electronic/among other elements of different genres band, from Lyon, France, which formed in 2001 and have released a bunch of splits and two full-length. Born Again was released on the now defunct label Appease Me…, which has released some editions of Blut Aus Nord: The Work That Transforms God, Thematic Emanation of Archetypal Multiplicity and the first releases of Monolithe’s albums. It’s a shame the label has closed but fortunately Debemur Morti became the new home for Blut Aus Nord. Born Again has also been released as vinyl on the label Bipolar Dictatorship and as digipak on Crucial Blast.
Overmars consist of three stable members (and a bunch of other members), one of which is a member of another band called Veuve SS, which is a small, decent punk/hardcore band with a quite nice sound to them. But I won’t talk about them (not yet at least…).
Well, I’m back from my summer vacation spent cruising around the country side and doing fuck all. But now I feel it’s time to get back at writing stuff that no one will read, about music that no one likes, after all that’s all I do nowadays! Now, let’s kick it of with a split-CD from the great music label Aurora Borealis!
Let’s take a step back from all this pretentious malarkey of noise and experimental impenetrable black metal, to enjoy some awesome kick-ass sludge metal from Russia! Electricjezus is a new, two man band from Moscow who are very big on recording their music on old authentic recording equipment and using old instruments to match. It’s nice to see a band that embraces both the sound of old, with the new way of distributing their music digitally for wider accessibility. Still they haven’t forgotten all music collectors and music snobs as they will have a vinyl press of their debut in the future.
“I envy Thee my Lord
So many times I envisage myself
Sitting on your celestial throne
Looking at the world
Through eyes of contempt and hate
Laughing at human insignificance
Erasing their lives with a single thought
Let them destroy each other
Cut each other to pieces
Let them transform themselves into demons
And project their wickedness to Satan
My Lord, I envy Your apathy”