Mushin – Realm Of Corrosion 2 : Download for free

Realm of Corrosion 2

Mushin are back with a new album, the follow up to last years Realm Of Corrosion, – available here as a free download. Building on the format of ROC1, ROC2 brings more detail and a stronger sense of movement/narrative to the pieces. A genuine improvement on its predecessor and a worthwhile addition to the genre.


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This album is provided as a free Creative Commons licensed download by HI.ARC.TOW. This makes it free to download and to redistribute.

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Diveliz Rex release Beithíoch – Aisling Dhorcha on tape

German label Diveliz Rex are releasing Beithíoch’s second album Aisling Dhorcha on tape.

From their press promo:

After the already promising debut Díolaim, Beithíoch has made a big step forward and delivers the follow-up concept Cassette album Aisling Dhorcha via DIVELIZ REX. Aisling Dhorcha consists of nine fantastic Ambient Black Metal songs with Gaelic lyrics that drag the listener back into ancient times. No long gimmicky description needed, let the music speak for itself!

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Track listing:

01. Glór Cianaosta/”Primeval Voice”

02. An Anaithnid Dorcha/”The Dark Unknown”

03. Dornán Talaimh/”A Fistful of Earth”

04. Oíche Bhithbheo/”Immortal Night”

05. Arm Na Déithe/”Weapon of the Gods”

06. Solas Na Geallaí/”Light of the Moon”

07. Súil Bhaloir/”Balor’s Eye”

08. Athbhreith Lasánta/”Fiery Rebirth”

09. Ag Stánadh ar Shíoraíocht/”Staring at Eternity”

Available now. 3,50 EUR + shipping. Get both Aisling Dhorcha and Díolaim for 6 EUR + shipping.

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Presenting: Mushin – download debut album “Realm of Corrosion” free

Realm of Corrosion

HI.ARC.TOW presents the debut album of industrial techno project Mushin as a free Creative Commons download. Realm of Corrosion fleshes out a techno industrial sound world around a narrative structural skeleton akin to that of prog-ambient or metal. Accompanying visuals for the album have been provided by photographer and graphic/texture artist David Watts (whose homepage is currently being reconstructed).


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About Creative Commons

This album is provided as a free Creative Commons licensed download by HI.ARC.TOW. This makes it free to download and to redistribute.

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Musical eugenics – why free downloads make sense

Beithíoch explains why their albums are free:

Alot of zines mistrust Beithíoch because the music is free. It pays to be wary of freebies. They’re usually either crap or have a catch (or both if you’re really lucky).

Beithíoch is different. For a genre oversaturated with bands, giving away an album for free is a shrewd move for a new band. It puts you at an advantage instantly to anyone selling their demo/album – potential listeners haven’t got to weigh up whether the album will be a waste of money, nor do they have to wait very long to get ahold of it. People can be introduced to new music free, quickly and, especially important for bands who stress that an album is a complete work, properly.

Profit ofcourse is nil, short term. long term however has other prospects, if you want to take them.

You could be forgiven for thinking after Díolaim that Beithíoch were your average, no-hoper one off bedroom black metal band. Wrong. Despite the minimalist, lo-fi sound Beithíoch is a serious project. The ideas and the music are deliberate, genuine and thought out. I want this music to be measured against the greats and I want it to enhance your life as much those classics do.

There then is the other factor – nothing exposes a work more to scrutiny than to make it freely available. There are no clever marketing teams to peddle an image and theres nothing to stop people hearing the music and deciding for themselves whether its any good. The ultimate musical eugenics.

Excellent new video for Síol Na Gréine – Evening Skies by Mathew Augustus

Filmed on Mount Douglas Beach, British Columbia, Canada by Mathew Augustus.

View the video in High Definition here.

“Evening Skies” is taken from the 2008 album Incandescence by Siol Na Gréine

Abhorrent get new line-up, start writing

Updates from Texan death metallers Abhorrent.

“So here’s a little update on the situation. Lyle has been busy with the Faceless and the other members just moved down here so we can start jamming new stuff. The new material is much more representative of the sound we’re going for, so we’re thinking about recording 2 new songs, coupled with Reward System Malfunction and sending those immediately out to interested and maybe even a few not-so-interested labels. We are still looking for a vocalist but it’s looking less and less likely that we’ll find one that’s willing and capable, if you know anyone, don’t hesitate to let us know.

Anyway, just thought I’d update you guys since it has been a while since anything official has been said. We are still going strong and writing new material, so once we do get signed we’ll be a good ways ahead in the writing of the full length.”

Cryosyncopy – Cosmic Vicissitude : released for free

cosmic vicissitude

The new (and likely final) album from Cryosyncopy is available now from HI.ARC.TOW as a free Creative-Commons licensed download. The album forgoes the several-track format of preceding albums for two longer, more meditative pieces that together form a more obvious whole. As on previous album Black Sea visual artwork has been skillfully provided by Apostol. The album is available in both MP3 and lossless FLAC format.

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Programmed Cell Death – Pale Reflections : Redux & FLAC

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Pale Reflections re-released in abbreviated form along with a FLAC version of the album.

“A lapse of critical judgement was shown with the original release of Pale Reflections. The overall formula has some flaws to it – many that are simply general shortcomings to the “dark ambient” and “industrial” genres, some not – ; a couple of tracks also push the album beyond its listenable limits, serve no particularly musical function and should really never have been on there. The former point will hopefully be addressed on the next PCD album (more on that later on, maybe) the latter however can be tackled more immediately.

Pesenting Pale Reflections 1.1 : the redux; two tracks lighter and more intelligible, hopefully.

The album is now also available in lossless FLAC format; more suitable for CD burning than MP3.”

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