Enslaved, Godflesh, Ulver, Ihsahn, Etc. Contribute To New Lustmord Tribute Album

Enslaved, Godflesh, Ulver, Ihsahn, The Ocean, Steve Von Till, and more have contributed to a new Lustmord tribute album called “The Others [Lustmord Deconstructed].” The effort will be available individually and as part of Lustmord’s “[ O T H E R ]“ 9xLP/5-CD box set on April 1. The box set is called “The Other” and it will also feature two remix albums, “[ THE DARK PLACES OF THE EARTH ]” and “[ B E Y O N D ].“

“The Others [Lustmord Deconstructed]” Track Listing:

01. Enslaved – “Eon”
02. Mono – “Er Eb Os”
03. Ihsahn – “Dark Awakening”
04. Jo Quail – “Prime”
05. Bohren & der Club of Gore – “Plateau”
06. Hackedpicciotto – “Trinity Past”
07. Ulver – “Godeater”
08. Jonas Renkse – “Er Eb Os”
09. Zola Jesus – “Prime”
10. Spotlights – “Of Eons”
11. The Ocean – “Primal [State Of Being]”
12. Crown – “Element”
13. Jaye Jayle – “Er Eb Es”
14. Godflesh – “Ashen”
15. Steve Von Till (aka Harvestman) – “Testament”
16. Årabrot – “The Last Days [See The Light]”

You can check out Godflesh’s take on “Ashen” below:

Silver Lake (Amorphis) Premiere “Sentiment” Video

Amorphis guitarist Esa Holopainen has shared a new video for “Sentiment” from his Silver Lake solo project. That track features Katatonia’s Jonas Renkse and it appears on Silver Lake’s recently released self-titled album. Holopainen commented:

“‘Sentiment‘ was one of the first songs that I wrote. As a matter a fact it was the first song with vocals on. I was immediately sold when I heard the Jonas’ demo-vocals with the text that he wrote. ‘Sentiment‘ is melancholical and folk-influenced song, definitely one of my favorite ones on entire album.”

Amorphis Guitarist Esa Holopainen Recruits Soilwork, Katatonia, Leprous, Etc. Members For Debut Silver Lake Album

Amorphis guitarist Esa Holopainen has revealed the details for the debut album from his solo project Silver Lake. The self-titled effort will be released on May 28 and it will feature members of Soilwork, Katatonia, Leprous, and more.

“Silver Lake” Track Listing:

01. “Silver Lake” (instrumental)
02. “Sentiment” (feat. Jonas Renkse of Katatonia)
03. “Storm” (feat. Håkan Hemlin of Nordman)
04. “Ray Of Light” (feat. Einar Solberg of Leprous)
05. “Alkusointu” (feat. Vesa-Matti Loiri)
06. “In Her Solitude” (feat. Tomi Joutsen of Amorphis)
07. “Promising Sun” (feat. Björn ‘Speed’ Strid of Soilwork / The Night Flight Orchestra)
08. “Fading Moon” (feat. Anneke Van Giersbergen)
09. “Apprentice” (feat. Jonas Renkse of Katatonia)

Holopainen commented:

“At first, I really didn’t know if the album would turn out to be purely instrumental or would there be vocalists as well. However, one thing was certain, I wouldn’t be the singer of Silver Lake. Many times, when people think about a guitarist’s solo album, they get the impression of technical stuff with a huge amounts of notes played extremely fast. Well, I‘m not a big fan of that kind of music. Whenever I write, I always want to pile up interesting songs, and not just shred for the sake of it.”

The Ocean Premiere New Song “Jurassic | Cretaceous”, Reveal Details For New Album

The Ocean have premiered a new song titled “Jurassic | Cretaceous.” This track features Katatonia vocalist Jonas Renkse and it will appear on the band’s new album “Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic,” which is set to be released on September 25.

“Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic” Track Listing:

01. “Triassic”
02. “Jurassic | Cretaceous” (feat. Jonas Renkse)
03. “Palaeocene”
04. “Eocene”
05. “Oligocene”
06. “Miocene | Pliocene”
07. “Pleistocene”
08. “Holocene”

Robin Staps said the following about the new record:

“‘Phanerozoic II‘ is more experimental, more eclectic in musical style and direction, and more varied in terms of tempos, beats, guitar work and the use of electronics. This was an intentional choice: we wanted Part I to feel rather streamlined and to have a strong cohesion between the individual songs. We wanted to create a certain vibe to linger from the first until the last note throughout the whole record. We kept the weirder, more daring and more progressive material for Part II.

The outcome is a record that is a real journey. It starts in one place, and concludes in a totally different place. In a way, it relates to 2013’s ‘Pelagial‘, which was similar in that it was also a journey: but a more guided, focused and predictable one. ‘Phanerozoic II‘ on the other hand is closer to the experience of free fall.”

He also added:

“Though humanity is only a very recent phenomenon in the 541 million years history of the Phanerozoic eon, the lyrics are obviously written from a human perspective. They are following Nietzsche‘s philosophical idea of amor fati in the light of the larger themes of Eternal Recurrence, and the inevitability of an imaginary impending collision on a planetary scale, which are the two red threads that go through Phanerozoic I and II.”

The Ocean Premiere New Song “Devonian: Nascent” Feat. Katatonia’s Jonas Renkse

The Ocean have premiered a new song titled “Devonian: Nascent” This track features Katatonia’s Jonas Renkse and it will appear on the band’s new album “Phanerozoic I: Palaeozoic,” which is set to be released on November 2. That effort is the first part of the band’s two-part concept album. The second part is expected to arrive in 2020.

The Ocean‘s Robin Staps commented:

“We sent Jonas the track, and what we got back as a ‘demo’ was almost identical with what ended up as the final version on the record. Jonas has a perfect and intuitive understanding of our music, there was no need to explain anything. He came up with his own vocal parts and lyrics, and everything just fit perfectly from the start.

Katatonia’s ‘The Great Cold Distance‘ was an important album for me and for The Ocean. It was one of the first albums where heavy, low-tuned guitars and clean vocals next to one another were actually working out for me, personally. It was an album that made me reconsider my opinion about clean vocals in metal, and that forged my own desire to look for a vocalist for The Ocean who could also deliver cleans.”

Renske added:

“Robin approached me for a guest spot already in 2005, and I really wanted to be part, but at that time we were in the studio ourselves recording ‘The Great Cold Distance‘, so I felt I had too much on my mind. We have met after that and talked a little about doing something and now it finally happened.

I was very intrigued by the song when I got the demo sent to me and I am very happy with the final result. ‘Devonian: Nascent‘ became a mammoth track without ever losing its initial melancholy.”

[via Heavy Consequence]