Monday, January 31, 2011

Review of II on Anti-Gravity Bunny

The people (well, person) at Anti-Gravity Bunny have written a review of II that is actually better than the album itself, I think. You should read it.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Monument I download!

I just found a free download of our friend Noah's Monument- I cassette. I've had this one in my stereo for the better part of the year, really excellent ambient black metal stuff. Highly recommended.

Or you can buy it from Sol Y Nieve here.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Free download at Brooklyn Vegan

Thanks to Brooklyn Vegan for offering a free download of "Northern Blood Tithe" from the Sun Splitter II cassette. You can stream two tracks from us and one from The Swan King here.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Permanent Records review

The kind folks at Permanent Records have some copies of Sun Splitter II for sale, and had these nice words to say about it:

"New Tape - Sun Splitter - II - Sun Splitter is from Chicago, but we have a feeling they won't be known as a "local" band too much longer. "II" is their new tape on the Locrian-run Land of Decay label and it contains 4 fucking epic metal-gaze jammers. Fans of all things Justin Broadrick, well maybe not ALL things, but most things Broadrick (ie. Jesu, Godflesh, etc) and industrial post-metal will absolutely love Sun Splitter. Word on the street is that they kill live too. This cassette is limited to 100 and will not likely last long. "

Sun Splitter II cassette

Here are some images of the Sun Splitter II cassette from Land of Decay:

The cassette is available for purchase at upcoming shows and through Land of Decay

Recording, Martyrs show

We just got back from Great Western Record Recorders where we spent a couple of days recording a new album with Matt Talbott. The studio was incredible, and we are very happy with the rough mixes. We'll post details here when the album is available (late spring?).

Friday night we were honored to share the stage at Martyr's with Anatomy of Habit, My Cold Dead Hand and The Swan King. Both My Cold Dead Hand and The Swan King were new to me, and they both performed very impressive sets. The Swan King has a melodic hardcore/metal/rock style and totally shredded; My Cold Dead Hand was thick, low and slow rock n' roll and both were excellent. Anatomy of Habit closed out the night with a powerful performance that left my head spinning, great people and just such an excellent band. Thanks to Mark Solotroff for assembling the evening and to Martyrs' for hosting.