atmospheric black metal

Spire

Jake Perrine (aka Spire) is a composer / producer / dj / performance artist currently resding in seattle washington. He performs dj / live laptop sets, as well as incorporating other media such as theatre, dance, voice and video. As well, Jake is a producer, remixer, masting engineer working with talented musicians to raise the bar on musicality, audio quality and sonic design. Remixing acts such as Sir Mix-a-Lot and Orbit Service, producing tracks with new artists, and mastering for several premiere west coast electronic labels, Spire truly is a Jake-of-all-trades at heart.

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Alcest

Alcest is a shoegaze / atmospheric black metal band formed in Bagnols Sur Cèze, France in 2000.
Formed by French multi-instrumentalist Neige (who has also worked with Amesoeurs, Mortifera, Lantlôs, Peste Noire, and more). Alcest was originally conceived as a solo project, though it would eventually take on the form of a full band as Hegnor (also of Peste Noire) and Arguth joined the fray and released a four-track demo entitled Tristesse Hivernale in 1999. This demo was a more straightforward black metal affair, much different from what would happen next.

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Internal Harvest

An experimental dark post-metal project formed in late 2009 with the intent of tapping into the heart and soul of the deepest and darkest emotions, evoking internal pain and suffering using music as total artistic expression. Since it's formation, Internal Harvest have self-released 3 CDs (each sounding leagues above the one before it), played a handful of infamous gigs and are focused on progressing even further. The latest release, "Exit Signs" is the epitome of everything this band has endeavoured to achieve via recording up to this point.

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Germ

There are multiple artists with this name: 1) A project of Australian Tim Yatras (Austere, Grey Waters, ex-Nazxul, etc) that incorporates elements of depressive black metal, rock and electronic music. Germ was conceived in early 2006, and shortly afterward the "Raving Mad With Sadness" song appeared online. Since then Germ has remained out of the public eye, but in the Spring of 2009 he entered SLS Studios to record his debut album. However, the record was never completed... until now.

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Moon

There are quite some bands with the name Moon: 1. MOON, from Morgantown, West Virginia is a rock band who has been taking their love for punk, pop and 60's garage to new levels for more than 20 years now. The group consists of Mark Poole on guitar and lead vocals, Billy Sheeder on drums, Todd Moser on bass and Clint Sutton on percussion. http://www.thebandmoon.com. 2. Moon is a German band, consisting of Verena Johann (Vocals), Oli Beier (Keyboard and Laptop), Martin Lowis (Guitar and Laptop), Marc Bierbaums (Bass), Gerph Niebur (Drums).

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Nontinuum

Black Metal/Ambient Lyrical theme(s) Anti-humanity, depression, suicide Origin Formed in Australia (New South Wales (early), Melbourne, Victoria (now)) Current line-up Due to personal and conceptual elements of Nontinuum, the band members wish to remain anonymous to the public. The demo CD "Dwelling In Oceans" is now available from Misanthropic Art Productions as well as through Nontinuum. Send a message for more information. At this stage, reviews for "Dwelling In Oceans" are overwhelmingly positive.

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Sleepwalker

Sleepwalker is a technical/progressive death metal band out of New England. Formed originally by guitarist Jonathan Wagner with other members, now they are reformed, with drummer Mike St. Onge, they are beginning to work on their debut ep this fall, and are still looking for a guitarist, bassist, and vocalist. Tryouts are being accepted now! E-mail heybendeko@gmail.com for samples of music and to send your tryouts!

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Drowning the Light

Following the split of Australian black metal band Baal Gadrial in 2003, vocalist Azgorh created Drowning the Light. Four demo tapes were recorded and given extremely limited distribution, being given out only to close friends. From 2003 to 2009 Azgorh has recorded 10+ demos, 10 full-length albums (5 of which were released in the same year: 2007) and material for a number of split albums under the Drowning the Light moniker.

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