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Saturday, January 30, 2010


Well we've been away at Mount Maunganui for the past week, hence having done no posts, but today the untitled djent project by guitarists Matt & Chris from The Blue Devil will be jamming with the first drummer who wishes to become apart of the magic. As of today another two drummers have applied for the vacancy, but I'm yet to check the emails this morning. So could be more :).

Anyway, if anything is good - it will be uploaded.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

New Band Joining The Asylum Music Group

The new band joining the AMG is still on the look out for a drummer. Although their is one potential candidate, they would very much like to hear from anyone that plays drums and is into Meshuggah.

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.
1) Meshuggah
2) Suffocation
3) Pantera
4) Earth
5) Gojira

So if you are at all interested in drumming for that sort of band then contact me at asylummusic@msn.com

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.

Band of The Week

Just realised that I never put up the band of the week for the Sunday just been. So I guess I'll kill two birds with one stone, do both last weeks and this weeks in one post.

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....



Visit their:
Official Website


The band of the week this week is another New Zealand band, and in my opinion they have come a long way since their first album. The music has become a great deal more refined and given a groove element that pokes through the crushing death metal riffs to give it an extremely powerful headbangers dream.

The band of the week, this week is....

Dawn of Azazel



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Saturday, January 16, 2010

New Band to Join The AMG

With the next few days there should be another addition to The Asylum Music Group. A band based around the style of djent, death and progressive metal.

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 asylummusic@msn.com

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Blue Devil - The Darkened Dawn EP/Single [2009]

Ok, I'm releasing The Darkened Dawn in a 2 song pack for download. Obviously one track is The Darkened Dawn and the other track however is just an Intro. The intro is an electric, acoustic duo song that lasts about a minute. Its very lounge music style, you'll see.

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.

The Blue Devil - The Darkened Dawn [Single] [2009]

1) Intro [0:40]
2) The Darkened Dawn [4:14]

Band: The Blue Devil
Album: The Darkened Dawn (Single)
Year: 2009
Genre: Instrumental, Djent, Death, Southern, Sci Fi, Experimental
Size: 9.94mb
Bitrate: 320kbps


Download From:

Deposit Files


Band Credits:

Christian Geese: Guitar & Vocals
Matt Edwards: Guitar, Bass & Vocals
Dave Hu: Drums

Monday, January 11, 2010

Upcoming Zaryathus Release

There are two new upcoming singles to be released by Zaryathus. One of which you may already of heard. 'Celestrial Visitors' was released as a bonus track in the AMG - Best of 2009 compilation album released earlier this month. The second song 'Empire' has yet to be heard by anyone other than the artist as it is still a work in progress. The first Zaryathus song of 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

Band of The Week

This week we're back to the normal band of the week stuff again, so you know its good old djent, Meshuggah style. Oh and by the way you can get any of the Bands of the Week (minus the odd, random ones) from Futuristic Metal.

This weeks artist is a one man band, reportedly similar to the styles and sounds of Devin Townsend, DT, Meshuggah and Periphery. However he is extremely unique.

The Band of The Week is....

Chimp Spanner

Visit Chimp Spanner:
Official Website
Sound Click

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Blue Devil News

I've been thinking about this over the last few of days, but I'm beginning to think that we should take The Blue Devil somewhere that gets a little more recognition. And I'm thinking my favourite metal blog - Futuristic Metal.

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

Band of The Week

Its time for another band of the week. However this week I've decided to do something special. Being the first Sunday of the new year, well actually the first Sunday of the new decade, I've decided to do a special edition of Band of The Week.

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 Styx - Zero Kelvin, Down - Over The Under


2008: Seven - Cymatics, Byzantine - Oblivion Beckons

2009: Cilice - Deranged Headtrip, Chimaria - The Infection


Saturday, January 2, 2010

New To The AMG Blog for 2010

New To The Asylum Music Group for 2010

First of all Happy New Year everyone. I have updated the appearance and features of this blog for the new year, so I thought I'd give a run down on what they all are.

You will notice that The Blue Devil has a new gadget titled 'The Latest TBD Download' which is where you will be able to see the latest song I have uploaded by TBD. Just click the image to go to the download page.

As well as this I have put in gadgets that allow you to quickly search the entire blog, scan the list of available downloads from the bands of the AMG and the logos of four of the five bands within the AMG Group.

Will may also notice that the contact information for The Asylum Music Group has been added. Feel free to email your thoughts or especially if you would like to become part of the Asylum Music Group and have your bands music advertised for free via this site.

Two New Songs by The M.E Project

Two new songs from The M.E. Project. These songs are improvisational, psychedelic influenced guitar solos that will feature in the upcoming album The Omega Scroll. Both songs were recorded on March 30th, 2009.

The Campbell Tribute


The Marusich Tribute

Download The M.E. Project's The Omega Scroll Album Cover here.

The Blue Devil Back Release

This post contains the link to the original version of The Blue Devil's Burnt Me To The Ground. The link is for the download of the improvisational song that started it all (well that one song, the first song fully completed by The Blue Devil).

To The Ground by Chris (guitar) and Matt (vocals) first recorded on the 22nd of August, 2009. It was then adapted for electric guitar and given a solid structure, it eventually became the song Burnt Me To The Ground.

The lyrics from Burnt Me To The Ground are based on the improvised vocals in this recording.

The Asylum Music Group - The Best of 2009

As a 'starter pack' type thing for the new year I decided I would make a compilation of the AMG bands for one disc/cd. And well, here it is: The Best of 2009 by The Asylum Music Group.

The album consists of 12 songs from The Blue Devil (both Pre Dave and Dave eras), Birth of Sol, Zaryathus and The M.E. Project and totals out at 55 minutes 46 seconds.


1. Burnt Me To The Ground - The Blue Devil
2. The Dark Rift - Zaryathus
3. Through Hell (Rough Mix) - The Blue Devil
4. Extending To Nothing - Birth of Sol
5. The Saga of Horse Renwa - The Blue Devil (Pre Dave Era)
6. The Tail of The Vetenary Gynacologist - The Blue Devil (Pre Dave Era)
7. The M82 Syndicate - Zaryathus
8. My Daughter - The M.E. Project ft. Christian Geese
9. Whats on Christians Mind - The Blue Devil (Pre Dave Era)
10. Burnt Me To The Ground (Acoustic) - The Blue Devil
11. Dance of The Antelope* - The M.E. Project
12. Cellestrial Visitors* - Zaryathus

* Previously Unreleased

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