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New Brunswick innovative noise/grind/sludge trio Anthesis are about to release their latest effort, dubbed The Age of Self, on June 9. The new record follows several EPs, as well as splits with the likes of The Great Sabatini and Greber, but is the band’s first full-length in seven years, since 2010’s Surface and the Sky. Recorded, mixed and mastered throughout 2016 by guitarist/vocalist Scott Miller, The Age of Self encompasses the band’s most focused and powerful material to date.
The 11-track album combines elements of ferocious grind, harsh noise rock and doom-ridden sludge into a cohesive sound, layered with dissonant tones and a remarkably bleak atmosphere. In this recent interview with Svbterranean, Miller took the time to discuss The Age of Self, the reasons behind the long gap between the two full-lengths and the writing and recording process for the new album. He also talks about Anthesis’ unique sound and how they’ve progressed over the years, as well as the DIY methods behind recording/releasing music, his solo endeavour Clouds Become Oceans and much more.
New Brunswick innovative noise/grind trio Anthesis are set to release their new album, titled The Age of Self, this June. The LP follows several EP and split releases, and marks their first full-length in over seven years, since 2010’s Surface and the Sky.
In anticipation of the new release, the band are offering up a taste of the album right here on Svbterranean, with the punishing track “Empty Vessels.” The song comprises nearly four minutes of abrasive sludgy noise, featuring doom-laden rhythms and dissonant angular guitars, combined in an unorthodox structure and layered with harsh vocals and an overwhelmingly bleak atmosphere. Check it out after the break.
New Brunswick progressive post-rock project Clouds Become Oceans (solo endeavour from Scott Miller of Anthesis) has just released his debut album, titled Paths, today (April 14) along with a full stream. Featuring eight instrumental tracks, the album incorporates elements of jazz and drone with heavy tones and stunning melodies. Check it out after the break.
Cambridge, Ontario’s Greber do things a bit differently from most bands. The duo, featuring Marc Bourgon of Fuck the Facts and Steve Vargas of The Great Sabatini, keep it stripped-down to a drums-and-bass combo, sans guitar player – who needs ’em, right? Greber obviously don’t because the result of these two super talented musicians together is some pretty crushing sludge- and doom-filled crusty grind. Their latest offering comes in the form of a split seven-inch with New Brunswick’s Anthesis, which is set for release on May 17 and features two new tracks from Greber. They’ll also be heading out on the road shortly, joined by Anthesis for a few dates, but before they do so, Bourgon and Vargas took the time for an interview with Svbterranean. They discuss their unique lineup, the new split and the kinds of bands they’re influenced by, as well as their lyrical approach, how Greber compares to their other bands and more. Continue Reading
Southern Ontario sludgy grind-doom duo Greber, featuring Marc Bourgon of Fuck the Facts and Steve Vargas of The Great Sabatini, are offering up a stream of their aptly-titled new track “Anxiety Addict.” The track is off of their upcoming split seven-inch release with New Brunswick’s Anthesis, and combines a hectic cacophony of powerviolence and grind with some suffocating doom.
The four-track split follows Greber‘s 2014 full-length, Kiln Hardened Psalms, and is available on May 17 through No List Records and Ancient Temple Recordings. “Anxiety Addict,” as well as “Sullen Snakes” from Anthesis, are up for your streaming pleasure over at Greber‘s Bandcamp page here, where you can also pre-order the split.
Greber will also be embarking on an eastern Canadian tour in support of the release, featuring select dates with Anthesis. Continue Reading