Progressive; heavy; psychedelic; americana, have all been used to describe Bask. The truth, we are four musicians based in Asheville North Carolina who love making music. We want rhythm heard for miles, melodies remembered for weeks and an honesty and sincerity felt to your bones. Most of all we want you to listen without concern for what you are hearing. To listen only for the sake of hearing.
Esse Quam Videri,
Sporting a sound more in line with the depths of a murky, corpse-filled swamp than their Chicago brethren, area trio Marmora are turning heads as well as banging them. Their dirty, howling guitars, crushing bass, and commanding drums recall the stoner rock of yesteryear, while layering on chaotic solos and an energy that’s sorely lacking with many instrumental projects, that all who witness cannot deny. Having honed their chops over the last ten years and more, Marmora is a tight-knit family affair, and while the sound may be gnarly, the musicianship and talent is clear throughout.
Hailing from Chicago, the fully awakened beast that is Of Wolves is a raw and heavy blend of Punk & Metal from Stoner Sludge to Hardcore & Post Punk. This unique three piece focuses on releasing energy through music as therapy and feel like a force of evolution for mankind through their music, topics and imagery. Their viciously savage vocal driven approach and instrumentation seem to transmit sonic vibrations directly to the core of their fans to shock them out of their trance-like state of social programming & control. This intensity paired with a lack of any usual musical boundaries gives them a unique freedom that limits many bands. Because they have not allowed themselves to be caged or boxed into one sound, genre or style these freedoms become a liberating force that allow them to go where their rage and emotions take them as a band without compromise. A therapeutic release comes straight through the songs with a rare straight forward approach of brutal force and raw intensity. While the music is directly in touch with the world with subject matter many of us are also feeling. Subjects that are direct relationship to a working class life. Everyday stress, disillusion & greed, corruption, injustice. A deep seeded frustration with the current issues of our world, jobs, governments, economies, politics & religion. The jaring release the music provides to the band and their fans appears unforgiving as it destroys walls and clears pathways into the lifelong barrage of programming. The uniqueness of this band will be a refreshing change and an addictive new musical fix for all those who witness their fierce and straight forward approach and want something new and different…. a slap in the face, a wake up call to the masses. And its a good thing as it seems as though if these guys were not letting out all their anger and frustrations through their music, they’d probably be in jail or on the news. But they say they are just regular guys sick of the fixed game they are stuck in. You be the judge.
THE KAHLESS CLONE
The Kahless Clone is an instrumental band that forges the vibe of dark metal, with the sonic landscape and emotional buildups of post-rock. This project was started by Vito Marchese of the Chicago based dark metal band Novembers Doom, as an outlet for some of the instrumental songs he had been writing. The first EP An Endless Loop was released in March of 2015, and was well received by critics and fans. The release of the second EP titled Our Never-ending Loneliness brings an evolution of sound and songwriting. Some progressive elements have been brought in, while still keeping the dark atmosphere that enveloped the debut release. This new EP shows the return of Ben Johnson, Zach Libbe, and Garry Naples, while bringing in Larry Roberts on bass. Recording and mixing was done at Belle City Sound in Racine, WI by Chris Wisco, who was able to once again capture the mood and atmosphere of the songs. Mastering was handled by Collin Jordan at The Boiler Room in Chicago, IL, who raised the sonic intensity of the tracks. Mario Salazar’s photography was able to visually depict the mindset brought on by the music. The group is currently seeking opportunities for shows and tours to help promote their newest release.