Posted by Nick Skog on Thursday, January 24, 2013 Under: Live Shows
Hypnotic Dirge Records, Metalobsession.net and MMK promotions proudly presents a dual album launch for two of Australia's best Doom exports, Lycanthia and Subterranean Disposition, on their Australian east coast tour this February, March and April.
Longstanding Australian Death-Doom/Gothic Metal band Lycanthia are due to release their latest Album 'Oligarchy' in a digi-pak format, through Hypnotic Dirge Records. Their music is described as dark, aggressive and emotional sound scapes fused with classical elements. This sound is created with the use of Grim Male Vocals, mixed with Dual Female harmonies, Violins, Twin-Guitars, Bass, Drums and Keyboards/Piano. 'Oligarchy' has been described as "Pure gloom metal with emphasis on atmosphere, melody and captivating vocals" by doommantia website.
Mastered by Jens Bogren of Fascination Street Studios, Oligarchy is the perfect successor to their momentous EP 'Within The Walls', and see's Lycanthia develop their musical style with greater maturity and creativity. Bassist and Vocalist, Lee Tassaker, said "we are over the moon about being signed to Hypnotic Dirge Records and cannot wait to share the stage with fellow label-mates Subterranean Disposition. It's going to be great to share the music of our new album 'Oligarchy' with everyone, at our up and coming shows in VIC, NSW and QLD, over the next few months."
Starting life as the solo recording project of Melbourne metal veteran Terry Vainoras
(Order of Chaos, Damaged, Insomnius Dei, Earth, Hellspawn, The Eternal) with a sound entrenched in a mixture of equal parts Doom, Death and Sludge with hints of the Experimental, Subterranean Disposition released it’s debut album through Hypnotic Dirge Records on the 27th of October in 2012, receiving critical praise through the worldwide metal media.
Terry has recruited a stellar line up of his favourite musicians to recreate the album as a live band: Christophe Delcourt on Drums (Away the Cinders), Shaun Bryndzia on Guitar (Canyonaero) and Retch Bile on Bass (Broozer). The touring group will also feature Phoebe Pinnock (Heaven the Axe) performing her vocal contributions in Melbourne and Megan Tassaker (Lycanthia) performing the female parts in Sydney, Brisbane and Gold coast, with a guest saxophonist at each show.
Terry has said “The guys in the band have worked incredibly hard at interpreting the recorded work, teaching me a lot about these songs in the process. We are really excited to get out and perform this material live for the first time, and to do so with such a great touring partner in Lycanthia. See you all at the shows”
Saturday February 23 – Bendigo Hotel, Melbourne
Saturday March 16 – Bald faced stag, Sydney
Friday April 5 – Prince of Wales, Brisbane
Saturday April 6 – Miami shark bar, Gold Coast
In : Live Shows
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