Mixed and Mastered by Bobby Torres at Frightbox Studios.
New Jersey’s own Windfaerer forges a soundscape that entwines folkloric elegance with black metal ferocity. A portmanteau meaning, “one who travels with the wind,” like a vessel lost at sea, the name Windfaerer sets a melancholic atmosphere of longing for a return to a homeland, yet with hopeful eyes set toward the unknown.
Drumcraft Series 8 Birch Drum Kit Gretsch 7" x 13" Mahogany Snare Drum Evans Drumheads Mapex Raptor Direct Drive Pedals TRX Cymbals, Dream Cymbals Zildjian Cymbals
Drumforge collaborates with producer/songwriter Eyal Levi (The Black Dahlia Murder, Chelsea Grin, The Contortionist, Daath) to create a metal-focused drum sample library for musicians and producers. The drum sounds, as mixed and processed by Levi, were built using a combination of Drumforge 1 samples and Levi's custom sample collection.
Producers and musicians alike will find the library useful for writing and mixing all styles of heavy music. Drumforge offers this expansion at a limited time introductory price of $89 and is available for Kontakt 4 and 5 as well as Trigger formats. For more information visit: http://drumforge.com/products/eyal-levi-expansion. A video trailer can be seen on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/Iw8AMTHQn4s.
Commented Eyal Levi: "These drums are slamming and aggressive, yet punchy and clear. And there's a wide enough variety of features to where they will be applicable in any heavy music scenario. I'm super proud of what I've been able to pull off with the awesome Drumforge team!"
Drumforge is your source for all original drum samples made to inspire and create powerful music. Stay tuned for more information.
Seattle, WA based grind act Theories has been sowing the seeds of bleak, dark, and generally pissed off grind/metal in the pacific northwest since their inception in 2011. The band, comprised of current and former members Samothrace, Skarp, and Book of Black Earth, released their debut EP that same year. Their touring campaign followed shortly thereafter, and has taken them all over the US on nearly a dozen tours and to festivals including Maryland Death Fest, Chaos in Tejas, Southwest Terror Fest, and their most recent tour with new label mates, Cattle Decapitation. Vocalist Rick Powell, guitarist Lee McGlothlen, bassists Kush Karimi, and drummer Joe Axler are of a singular focus to tour as much as possible and to write hyper speed, violent music.
Enter 2014 and a new record deal with Metal Blade Records. Theories tracked Regression at The Red room and The Boiler Room with producer/engineer Derek Moree. Mixing and mastering was handled by Visceral Sound's Scott Hull. The result is one of the most belligerent releases from Metal Blade in recent memory - this is not grind for the weak of heart. At its core, Regression is about the downfall of one's own nation and all that it might encompass. Social unrest, economic uncertainty, mental anguish, environmental disasters - those left alive are lost and in ruins. Peace has solved nothing. Musically, the album reflects these themes, and on top of grind's prototypical hyper speed blasts, listeners will find moments of dissonant groove and clarity, as well guitar leads that are not often heard within the genre. As the LA Weekly recently observed, Theories are "bringing something new to the deathgrind table."
Remaining Tour Dates:
Theories w/ Goatwhore, Ringworm, Black Breath
Thursday July 9th - Washington DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
Friday July 10th - Nashville TN - The End
Saturday July 11th - Columbia SC - New Brooklyn Tavern