News may 2012



News about Murw, Ildra and Stargazer:


: MURW news :

Testpressings for the "Kanker" lp has been approved and the lp has gone in production. The dedicated vinylmastering gave the record a more dynamic sound, perfectly fitting to the diverse songwriting. Estimate release is 2-3 weeks! In the mean time, here are some more reviews:

"The bulk of this album is massive, progressive and riffy. It incorporates unheard melodies and interesting accords. Slow and fast parts alternate timely and naturally, creating authentic atmosphere, sound and, above all, harmony. Kanker shows high skill level. Looking back at previous works by Murw it is clear that they never tried to play “like” somebody and this album is not an exception. This album is not something you’ve heard. Analogies can be drawn here and there, but they are weak and insignificant." (9,6/10) - Metal archives (USA)

"Interesting, special, and guaranteed never boring. Recommended!" (9/10) - Medazzarock (Swi)

"“Kanker” is a very well-crafted release that deserves attention. At times it sounds like something that Mournful Congregation or Shape of Despair could have crafted. Murw managed to consolidate their sound very well and deliver a great release." (88/100) - Infernal Masquerade (Spain)

"Their approach to black metal has simply generated a very original and genre-defining brand of black metal. Definitely one of the most interesting black metal albums to be released in the last couple of years, Murw's Kanker is definitely a piece of art. It is expressive. It is challenging. It is unique. If you like avant-garde and progressive black metal, you will have to check this one out." (4/5) - Sea Of Tranquility (USA)

"Definitely one of the most interesting black metal albums to be released in the last couple of years, Murw's Kanker is definitely a piece of art. It is expressive. It is challenging. It is unique. If you like avant-garde and progressive black metal, you will have to check this one out." (4/5) - Sea of tranquility

"I’m not sure I’ll hear a better-produced album this year." (3/5) - Metal Ireland (Ire)





: ILDRA news :



(Please note: the Ildra shirt is not out yet! It will be available this summer.)





: STARGAZER news :

I'll also print a tshirt for Stargazer. This one will have the design of the brilliant "The scream that tore the sky" album.



: LIVE RECORDINGS :

In the last couple of months, I've recorded a few concerts from the soundboard with semi-professional material for further mixing in the Tuianti studio afterwards. Below are some videos with the results:


Murw - 'Als sneeuw voor de zon' live in Utrecht, The Netherlands
Recorded stereo out from soundboard + 2 microphones on the stage:




Gorath - 'Before the throne of the demiurge' live in Genk, Belgium
Recorded 7 groups from the soundboard: