Mis amigos de black metal Vattnet Viskar have released their first music video for their song “Breath Of The Almighty” which comes off of their debut full-length Sky Swallower, out now on Century Media Records. This is a very interesting video, as it’s dark and very abstract. It’s weird, but I enjoyed it. Check it out below and be sure to pick up Sky Swallower right now! Vattnet Viskar will also be hitting the road with Intronaut for a short run. You can see those dates after the jump as well. Continue reading »
Just like the new Chelsea Wolfe record, Pitchfork is exclusively streaming the debut LP from New England’s Vattnet Viskar, Sky Swallower. The album officially comes out next Tuesday September 3rd but who wants to wait that long? Head over to Pitchfork and stream it in advance. Oh, and be sure to check out Vattnet Viskar on their mini-tour with Intronaut next month. Dates have been provided below.
Vattnet Viskar’s guitarist Chris Alfieri is a very good friend of mine and he has done work with us in the past with year-end list, stellar mixtapes and even telling us why he no longer listens to The Black Album. He is an awesome dude and his band is one of the sickest, most bestest bands ever and I recently sat down to have a few words with Mr. Alfieri, my black metal brotha from anotha motha. Check out the interview after the jump. Continue reading »
My Northeastern post-blackened-doom homies Vattnet Viskar make me really proud. Last year they signed to Century Media Records, then announced their debut full-length will be released this fall and now they have unveiled a brilliant new track by the name of “Fog Of Apathy.” I love these guys and I love how they have matured as musicians and I am highly anticipating the release of Sky Swallower. Go stream “Fog Of Apathy” right now via Stereogum and stream their self-titled EP after the jump. Continue reading »
My personal favorite post-black metal doomers Vattnet Viskar, who signed to Century Media Records last May, have announced plans to release their debut full-length album this fall. The album, titled Sky Swallower, will be released on September 3rd and will feature eight tracks of pulverizing blackened doom.
In a show of anticipation, Vattnet Viskar will be hitting the road for a short run in July where they will be playing Sky Swallower in its entirety. After the jump you can stream Vattnet Viskar‘s 2012 eponymous EP and check out the bands upcoming tour dates with I Am Heresy and Astronoid. Continue reading »
2012 was an amazing year for me. I’ve already put out two of my Best Of lists and I have two more to go. 2012 was great year for breakout EPs and 7″ releases. A lot of killer bands put out spectacular EPs this year and so I decided to put together a list of those also. Here goes. Continue reading »
Well, it is getting dangerously close to the middle of the year and you know what that means. Asshole bloggers like me start talking about their favorite albums this year so far. Well, I’m not any different from any other asshole, so here is my current favorite albums of the year so far. These are not in any particular order. These are just unbelievable albums that I have learned about and jammed out to these past six months. [Continue...]
I have talked about Vattnet Viskar many times before and I am proud to call these blackened filthmongers my friends. They released a self-titled EP in March on Broken Limbs Recordings and now it has been announced that Vattnet Viskar has officially signed to Century Media Records. Wow. This is insane. Century Media, who currently don’t have very many black metal artists on their roster, wasn’t something I foresaw in this bands future but I am stoked for them and I am very proud of them. Stream their new EP below and follow them on their Facebook page. Congrats, dudes!
My homeboys in Hetfield & Hetfield have been working on some new material and they recently hooked me up with an exclusive premiere of a new track titled “Mega Shark.” This track is amazing, it’s a big step up from their album Tidal Wave Dreams, which I loved. I can’t wait to hear some more new material. Until then however, you can enjoy “Mega Shark” below. Get into it.
Hetfield & Hetfield will be hitting the road with Vattnet Viskar next month. You can see the flyer and dates after the jump. [Continue...]
Prepare to have your shit fucked up. Vattnet Viskar are on the rise and they have no plans to quit. Bring on the filth.
I have a major bromance with Chris Alfieri, guitarist for New Hampshire’s own Vattnet Viskar. Over a short period of time he and I have become homies and because of the mutual love of music and the fact that I was into his band before I met him, I like to keep the promotion going, ya know? Well, the Vattnet camp is preparing to release a new EP through the New York-based label Broken Limbs Recordings and the good people at CVLT Nation are currently streaming the first single off of the EP titled “Weakness.”
This track is Earth-shuddering. Simply put, it’s unbelievable. Crushing blackened madness from one of the greatest up-and-coming acts out there. I’d also like to share some more details about the forthcoming EP. The record consists of three tracks (“Weakness”, “Intent Oblivion”, “Barren earth”), two of which I have now heard and let me just say that this EP will be a force to reckon with. I highly recommend you head over to CVLT Nation and stream this blackened piece of New England filth. Keep an eye out for Vattnet Viskar‘s new EP and a forthcoming split with the great Black Monolith. Both are jizz-worthy.
I’ve spent a lot of 2011 on Bandcamp, as most of you know, and one of the things I come across more than anything on there are band’s demos. I love listening to filthy, raw demos and so I’ve decided to do a “Best Demos of 2011″ list while I still have the time. Do you spend time listening to demos? If so, what were some of your favorites this year? Leave a comment and let me know! [Continue...]
What can I say, 2011 was a very conflicted year for me musically. Sometimes I wanted to gaze off into an abyss and reflect on life with some lo-fi ambient black metal, and other times I wanted to pound ‘Gansetts on a beach listening to Havok with Swayze’s dead body dressed as Bodhi from Point Break (Weekend at Bernie’s style). Either way, it was a year of great music by some great people.
All I can say is, as you’ll see from this list, on any given day, I have no clue what I’m doing whatsoever. Judge away if you want to, but let’s be serious here, none of you actually ONLY listen to Aura Noir all day; well except for Bari. I’m a music fan first, and an elitist second, with that being said:
MY GODDAMNED TOP 10 ALBUMS OF 2011. -Chris Alfieri
Music should overwhelm the listener. It should transport him away from his physical surroundings and spark an emotional response, bring him a memory or a thought that otherwise would not have been encountered. This is a mix tape of songs that overwhelm me. This mix should not be taken lightly. –Chris Alfieri of Vattnet Viskar
Listen to Vattnet Viskar.
Track list can be viewed after the jump.
In celebration of another one of Metallica’s “son who’s addicted to crystal meth but we keep enabling him by giving him money and letting him live at home” type follies, Loutallica, let us look back and decipher how we got to this post-rapture like state of Metalli-music, and why I’ve officially ended my relationship with Metallica’s self-titled 1991 album.
Oh, Black Album, where do I begin? Is it your artwork? Is it your subject matter? Is it your snare drum? I don’t know, but there’s something about you that sucked me in, and like that other crazy ex who brainwashed me for a few years too long, I thought you were sexy, strong, and confident. Hell, you even went well with a Naragansett Lager on a warm summer evening. But I wised up to your wickedness. Hindsight is 20/20 sir, and we need to get some closure. [MORE]