- June 22nd, 2016
Cryosyncopy is back with a new album to round out the year for HI ARC TOW. Culmination 3: The Dark Path takes the electro-industrial/ambient style of Culmination 1 & 2 further into the realms of neoclassical, literary inspired music.
Imbued with a foreboding, gothic horror sensibility throughout, Culmination 3 should appeal to lovers of metal/electronic crossover works such as Beherit’s Electric Doom Synthesis or Summoning.
Here it is at last: the new Beithíoch album Conquest. Available to stream in full for free as well as purchase in both CD and digital formats from beithioch.bandcamp.com
Conquest draws on historical stories of massacre, battle and rebellion – combining the muscle of early Amorphis with the compositional sensibilities of Burzum in an album exploring the savagery inherent to human nature.
Beithíoch hails from the northwest of Ireland with a name that translates from Irish as ‘Beast’. Shrouded in deliberate obscurity, Beithíoch has developed from the ambient black metal sound of debut album Aisling Dhorcha into a black/death/doom metal crossover emphasising atmosphere, power and a sense of musical journey.
Later this month HI ARC TOW will be releasing the new Beithíoch album Conquest as a limited run of CDs and digital stream/download.
Hailing from the northwest of Ireland with a name that translates from Irish as ‘Beast’, Beithíoch has developed from the ambient black metal sound of 2008 debut Aisling Dhorcha into an idiosyncratic black/doom/death metal hybrid – combining the power of early Amorphis with the compositional sensibilities of Burzum.
Check back here for more info soon.
Irish black/death metallers Beithíoch have released details of their upcoming album, to be titled Conquest.
Expect an even mix of atmosphere and power; death, black and doom metal rolled into one package (with a few ambient tracks thrown in for good measure). Overall, think somewhere between the first two Burzum albums and Amorphis’ The Karelian Isthmus.
This will be by far the strongest Beithíoch release yet. In all aspects, another level of quality has been carefully worked towards, beyond what any previous material from this project managed.
Taken from Beithíoch.com
Alongside this news, Beithíoch have released the track The Fury of the Sea as a preview of what’s to come.
Want to hear more? Click here to listen to past Beithíoch releases.
The HI ARC TOW Ambient Compilation CD is out now. This release marks both the first independent physical release by HI ARC TOW and our first multi-artist collaboration. The compilation brings together artists from both Europe and North America in the creation of an album’s worth of eery, immersive ambient music – with each artist bringing their own distinctive style and interests to the record. On top of this, the album also features brand new, exclusive visual artwork by Ryan Colgan (After Death). We’re hugely proud of the effort by all of the artist’s and hope you’ll enjoy all the hardwork by everyone involved in the making of this album.
To purchase the CD Digipak or to stream the album in its entirety visit HI ARC TOW’s Bandcamp page or visit the page on this site, where you can also read more about each artist involved. Alternatively, email info[at]hiarctow.com directly to find out about getting a copy.
HI ARC TOW are proud to announce we will be exclusively releasing a compilation of underground ambient music artists – as both a limited run of CDs and a download.
Featuring contributions from Khand, Encomiast, Goatcraft, Síol Na Gréine and many more, the album will present some of the best new atmospheric music from both Europe and North America.
The CD version will also include three new paintings by artist Ryan Colgan, created specifically for the compilation.
Keep an eye on HIARCTOW.com for more details in the coming days and weeks.
Dark ambient/electro-industral project Cryosyncopy‘s new album Culmination 2 is now available to download in its entirety for free from HIARCTOW.com.
Produced once again by Síol Na Gréine, Culmination 2 follows in the paradigm of brooding, spacey, industrial ambient laid down by Culmination 1, whilst adding a more melancholy melodic sensibility to some of the quieter moments.
Cryosyncopy has finished working on it’s next album, Culmination 2. As the title suggests, the album follows in the footsteps of the preceding album, 2013’s Culmination – a foreboding mix of electro-industrial and dark ambient. Like Culmination 1 before it, the new album is produced and features contributions by Síol Na Gréine.
As ever, the album will be released through HIARCTOW.com as a free download. Before then – preview the new album with the track ‘Q’, no ‘U’ below.
New article posted at Deathmetal.org
Metal music by focusing on the bigger things — and by having an often ruthlessly dark sense of humour about human frailty — reminds me of the bigger questions in life and reflects the topics I think are really worth talking about.
For me, what begins as a question of why someone would listen to Ildjarn and not The Smiths ultimately boils down to how one views the world: either to see everything as knowable and within the grasp of human understanding, if we only figure out the maths behind it; or through the metal lens – which views humans as tiny, arrogant and probably doomed. The former to me seems painfully dull and conformist, whilst the latter is dangerous but leaves plenty of possibilities open and ready to be explored.
October 31, 2015
Here it is at last: the new Beithíoch album Conquest. Available to stream in full for free as well as purchase in both CD and digital formats from beithioch. […]
The HI ARC TOW Ambient Compilation CD is out now. This release marks both the first independent physical release by HI ARC TOW and our first multi-artist collaboration. The compilation brings together artists from both Europe and North America in the creation of an album’s worth of eery, immersive ambient music – with each artist bringing their own distinctive style and interests to the record. […]
HI ARC TOW presents the long-awaited return of ambient cosmonaut Khand. The Fires of Celestial Ardour consists of ten pieces of deliciously neoclassical synth-ambient that take the listener on a journey through lonesome, starlit expanses. For fans of Tangerine Dream, Dead Can Dance, Raison D’Etre, Endura, Mortiis, Nox Arcana, Ildjarn. […]
Creative Commons music meets Creative Commons video. Neoclassical ambient project Síol Na Gréine has a new video out for the track ‘Rúndiamhair’ (Mystery). The video consists of a number of time-lapse sequences edited together from sources available under Creative Commons usage licenses. […]