Hailing from Hamburg (Germany) – the melodic-metal quintet Blackdraft, consisting of Julia (Vocals), Karsten (Lead Guitar / Vocals), Tomek (Bass), Köbel (Drums) and Fabian (Rhythm Guitar), release the LP The Quest on the 14th of December.
Blackdraft – photo by Trashpilotin
The first track to surface from the album – Chapter 10: Fight (which was released as a stand alone single on the 2nd) – showcases their measured blend of melodic passages and furious fire, which enables Blackdraft to create music of dramatic shades and hues.
This month has been slimmer on reviews than normal, for which I apologise, I have been distracted by other aspects which have taken out much of my time – however despite that there has still been plenty from which to select the Editors’ Choice for Band Of The Month for October which is…
The Stuttgart (Germany) electro-rock trio of Petr Novak (Vocals / Guitar), Jan Georg Plavec (Synth) and Christian Seyffert (Drums), known as Hawelka, release the LP Liebe Oder Hass on the 19th.
Introduced on the video only site back in 2016, Liebe Oder Hass (available on bandcamp) has a more pressing and compressed delivery, with the keys giving the songs a muddy resonance as they blur the sides of guitar while percussion pulses the eardrums as the expressive vocal gives the material a gritty texturing.
Der Taucher is the second of the nine tracks on the album.
The Germany based electronica duo Actual Figures will be releasing the EP Good Wuck Wif Yr Stwuggles on the 1st of November.
The duo of Marie Mark Andersen from Denmark and Brandon Davis from the USA bring a wide net of influences to their music which is reflected in the variety of the output, which stretches from ambient to overpowering, yet always of primordial resolution and societal commentary.
The first song to surface from the forthcoming EP is the glitchy-techno track – Slave.
The German downtempo creator Valeska Rautenberg released the EP Ariel Minds yesterday.
Ariel Minds (available on bandcamp) is the first of four EPs, each themed around one of the elements – this exploring the intangible nature of Air with each of the songs approaching the construct from a different musical perspective.