Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
The project is called Occasus. The name stems from the Latin word meaning darkness, or the setting of the sun (a name of one of the Zaryathus songs).
The finished/produced songs for the Occasus album 'The Obliteration of Planet 13' are currently being used as a demo album for submission to several record labels. Occasus desire to strike a record deal with an international or NZ based company in order to further promote its music and eventually enter the world of film and television, producing music for movies, tv shows and advertisements.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Album: Prophecy [EP]
1. The Beginning of the End
2. Celestrial Visitors
4. The Setting of the Sun
New 320 kbps Links made Available for 'Music of the Solar Winds'. Zaryathus' debut ablum.
Album art is currently being worked on. This will be released at the same time as the EP.
The name of Zaryathus' upcoming EP has also yet to be decided, however it is expected that it will be uploaded to the internet and available for free download at some point today. As soon as more details come through, they will be released on here; The Asylum Music Group website.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Zaryathus has made a statement indicating that the previous album, Music of the Solar Winds, is quite different to this upcoming release. While the album still contains hardhouse and elements of dance; The Obliteration of Planet 13 focusing on more of an dark sci fi atmospheric style, drawing from heavy dark classical music such as Carl Orft's Carmina Burana - O' Fortuna.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
This is the first Deconstructed Surface release. Recorded on the 15th of April, 2010, this is a recording of the bands jam session. Its packed full of improvised progressive djenty riffs.
Album name: Revelations, Jam Sessions [15.04.2010]
Total running time is 19 minutes, 40 seconds
1. Children of the Gods
2. Within the Serpent's Grasp
3. The Serpent's Lair
5. A Matter of Time
6. Serpent's Song
7. Out of Mind
Bitrate: 128 kbps
album cover coming soon
However, there a few updates that I can type up for everyone. But first I'll throw down the names of four more bands that are worth checking out.
The 4 Bands of the Month are:
1. Arc of Ascent
---a New Zealand stoner doom band that is basically brilliant
2. Quantum Heresy
---another recent djent band that follows the trends that are becoming pretty damn popular
---a solo project that is somewhere between the sound and styles of Keith Merrow and Chimp Spanner
---a band that incorporates djent into groove, similar vocals to Devil Driver
Alright, now for the news. Two of the AMG bands have created their own MSN accounts and emails so that you can get in contact with them directly. Perhaps ask them to support at a gig or what have you.
The Blue Devil:
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Thankfully one of these assignments involves a couple of the bands (The Blue Devil & Deconstructed Surface) having proper band photos taken, so some good comes out of it.
Other than that I recording of a live performance by Deconstructed Surface has turned up, and once I get ahold of it, I will upload it to mediafire and multiupload so you can download it for free. However, this is an unofficial recording. Whoever recorded it was in the bar at the time of the gig, so chances are it was done using a cellphone or dictaphone.
Ok so I need to catch up on the bands of the week posts. Screw introductions and descriptions; by now you should know that if I upload them as a band of the week, then they are bloodly good. And you should all go download them with out hesitation. Buy it, but yea, a few offer free downloads. Legend!
So heres 5 bands of the week to make up numbers, plus a bonus. :)
1. Vortice (djent, groove)
2. In-Quest (death, groove)
3. LiquorWorks (djent, progressive, atmospheric) official website
4. Periphery (djent, progressive, metalcore)
5. Proton Kinoun (atmospheric)
A note about Periphery...
The vocals absolute suck. If you can find, download (or buy) the deluxe edition. It has a 2nd cd with the instrumental versions of each song. Blew my mind. Brilliant. Just a shame they had to throw in this emo pussy shit vocals that djent bands seem to be doing.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
I think I'll just get straight to the point with these two then.
The bands of the week for the past two weeks are......
Byzantine & Down
Byzantine is a progressive groove metal band from the USA, now broken up, but with 3 albums and a dvd under their belt, these guys are proven legends.
Visit them at:
Down, the southern hard rock/metal supergroup with Philip Anselmo on vocals and the rest of the members originating from Crowbar, Corrosion of Comformity, Eyehategod and Pantera, you know its going to be f*cking good.
Visit them at:
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Visit them at:
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
The Band of the Week is...
Saturday, February 20, 2010
So the band of the week this week is another instrumental, one man band. Surprisingly unsigned - so if any of you record label types are reading, make him a bloody offer (email below). You'd be a fool not to. Coming from Columbus, Ohio he has four releases to the name, all of which are offered for free download. How freaking sweet is that.
In the style of some good old progressive djent music, this band is similar to Chimp Spanner, Tesseract, Keith Merrow and Vildhjarta. So just from that list you know its gotta be good - I mean 3 out of 4 of those have been the band of the week in the past.
Anway without further wasting your time, the band of the week is....
Thursday, February 18, 2010
And as usual, you can download the mp3 file free. The link is below.
Today Matt and drummer/guitarist/bassist /harpist Callum got together for a jam. The result was some epic acoustic - electric blues. They are contemplating re-forming The Hells Band with another guitarist (also an ex Hells employee).
The Hells Band looks to be a promising prospect, and gives Matt an outlet for his blues influenced guitar playing and vocal style that doesnt have much of a place in The Blue Devil or the Untitled Project.
In related news Matt Edwards is currently writting two more songs for The M.E. Project. The first song being a similar style to the band Earth and the second song being a much more rocky one, in the style of Godsmack, Rob Zombie and Soil.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Also they plan on rewritting The Blue Devil song The Darkened Dawn, putting more progressive drums to it and altering the guitar parts slightly. As always all updates will be posted on here and any recordings will be made available for free download.
Monday, February 15, 2010
The drummer Robert Macambridge agreed to join the band Saturday night, so from now on they are formulating their first song, which will hopefully be released before the 1st of March. Fingers crossed.
Djent style music, of course, this bands name is Swedish, meaning Wild Heart and the teaser for their upcoming album can be found on youtube, or if you want to download their stuff thats been released so far you can try either Last.fm or Futuristic Metal.
So without further pissing around, the band of the week is....
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Sunday, February 7, 2010
Birth of Sol are performing twice this month with the help of the Indie Club.
Firstly at the Live Bar, Hobson St, Auckland City. Thursday 25th February 2010 with Sommeand Big Punch.
And secondly at the Masonic in Devonport, Auckland. Friday 26th February 2010 with Frozen Alice, Audio Pilots and the 2AM Orchestra.
Entry is $10 and includes a free cd, so go along and support your local acts.
More towards the rocky side of metal this band has some of the strangest yet funniest lyrics I've heard, so if not for any other reason you should check them out based on that. But the riffs and beats throughout their songs are solid and brilliant. Get you caught up in the music regardless of whether you actually like them or not.
So by all means go and check these guys out and go support them, its $40.
The band of the week this week is....
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Matt still hopes to put out the album by August however when he formed his solo project he always knew that it would take a back seat when it came to his other bands.
The bands first non improvisational song is currently being structured and put together at this time. They hope to record the song within the next couple of weeks, and by that time hopefully have a drummer to put the drums to it. Otherwise its back to the trusty old drum machine.
As well as the new song being written by Matt, Chris and Matt have decided that due to the differing stlyes and technical expertise between the two bands they have formed that the song Through Hell, currently under the band name of The Blue Devil, will be performed by their new untitled band instead.
Monday, February 1, 2010
The new blog, titled: The Asylum Music Group's Musician Finder, is a place where individuals can post advertisements seeking a band to play with, or just other people to jam along with them, as well as for bands to seek new members and upload information about their upcoming events.
Its very easy to advertise on the blog - all you need to do is email the Asylum Music Group at firstname.lastname@example.org with all the relevant information and within a few days a post will appear on the blog. Oh and of course, just like everything else with The AMG, its FREE.
Definately worth checking out.
The band of the week is...
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Anyway, if anything is good - it will be uploaded.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
The style of music they play is rather unique but its best summed up by giving a list of the main five bands that come through in the guitar playing.
The band is situated in Auckland, round the North Shore. The drummer does not need to be able to move his entire kit around as they already have one permenantly set up where they practice.
To get an idea of the style of music, the best recording to listen to would be The Darkened Dawn or Through Hell by The Blue Devil as they were written by the same members. Listening to Through Hell will explain the reason for a drummer. Haha.
They recorded their first song today, obviously without drums. A blend of Earth and Meshuggah, completely improvised for the full 38 minutes and 54 seconds. Well granted a few of the riffs had come up in previous improvisational jams between the two guitarists but the majority of the riffs were completely new. Im not sure but it may be uploaded onto the net for free download, but it may not. We shall see. I guess it all depends on how good it actually sounds timing wise.
So the band of the week last week is one of the pioneers in stoner, doom and drone metal. The latest album they have released is pure brilliant. Very ambient sounding and very well just listen to the thing, its great.
The band of the week last week is....
The band of the week, this week is....
Saturday, January 16, 2010
The band is currently looking for a drummer. The drummer should be able to play weird patterns such as those found in the works of Meshuggah and Four Question Marks, but also standard four beats and of course... double bass and the odd blast beat.
If you want to become part of this new band email The AMG at email@example.com
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Anyway, the whole point of this pack was to get it on Futuristic Metal, so hopefully it'll be up in the next week. Heres hoping.
1) Intro [0:40]
2) The Darkened Dawn [4:14]
Band: The Blue Devil
Album: The Darkened Dawn (Single)
Genre: Instrumental, Djent, Death, Southern, Sci Fi, Experimental
Christian Geese: Guitar & Vocals
Matt Edwards: Guitar, Bass & Vocals
Dave Hu: Drums
Monday, January 11, 2010
The two singles due to be released are part of the upcoming album by Zaryathus, and while it follows the same sci fi influenced background as the first album, the 2010 album promises to be less repeative than its predecessor. The 2010 Zaryathus album is titled 'The Obliteration of Planet 13'.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Its a great place to find new bands and it has plenty of djent style music, so you know its good. However, I'm not sure if we should wait and change our name before or after I try to get us onto Futuristic Metal...
Anyway point is, look out for The Darkened Dawn on Futuristic Metal over the next few weeks or so, it may be there. :)
Sunday, January 3, 2010
So this week instead of giving one band, what I'm going to dois list the best album for each year between 2000 and 2009. Obviously this is all going to be in my opinion. And I know many of you wont agree. But as usual, if you dont have them/it then its definately worth a listen.
2000: Pantera - Reinventing The Steel
2001: Slayer - God Hates Us All
2002: Down - Down II: A Bustle In Your Hedgerow
2003: Devildriver - Devildriver
2004: Necrophagist - Epitaph, Lamb of God - Ashes of The Wake
2005: Four Question Marks - Aleph
2006: Meshuggah - Nothing (reissue - the original release is 2002)
2007: Swim In
2008: Seven - Cymatics, Byzantine - Oblivion Beckons
2009: Cilice - Deranged Headtrip, Chimaria - The Infection