Following their 2006 split with Mouth of the Architect, Dayton, OH instrumental doom/post-rock outfit Kenoma are set to release their debut full-length, The Tides Will Prevail, next week (April 28) through Translation Loss. The album, which has been 11 long years in the making, features five tracks comprising 50 minutes of gorgeous soundscapes that have been well-worth the wait. From the crushing riffs and sludgy tones to the progressive structures and ethereal atmospheres, The Tides Will Prevail is absolutely stunning.
In this recent interview with Svbterranean, bassist Doug McGinnis discusses the new record and the many member changes, which is the main reason behind the 11-year gap between releases. He also talks about how Kenoma have evolved over the years and the thematic approach behind The Tides Will Prevail, as well as the importance of song titles for the instrumental band, and more.
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San Antonio blackened hardcore band Illustrations have premiered their new track “The Killing Field” via Revolver. The tune is off of the band’s upcoming sophomore full-length, Acts of God, which was recorded by four engineers in four locations: Chuck Macak at Electrowerks Recoding in Chicago, Aaron Bastinelli at Big Orange Recordings in Austin, Justin Douglas at Shine Studios in Austin, and Illustrations guitarist Nicodemus Gonzalez at Public Profile in San Antonio. Check out “The Killing Field” after the break.
Today marks the anniversary of the death of one of the greatest acts ever in all of music: Prince. Now, I am not here to tell you what was so great about him, because that would take a book. I’m not here to tell you why you should listen to him, because if you aren’t or do not, well…let’s just say I’m judging you if you say you do not. All of my compatriots have different tastes in music and we all agree on one thing: Prince is awesome, especially his seminal albums with the Revolution (you should probably go out and get the albums 1999 and Purple Rain, and watch the movie Purple Rain. Don’t worry, I’ll wait.)