Posts Tagged ‘Falloch’

CANDLELIGHT: Sampler Available For Free Via Amazon Starting Today

Candlelight Records today launches a free label sampler available exclusively from Amazon.com. The 8-song sampler includes previously unreleased material from Falloch, The Rotted, Wodensthrone, Sear Bliss, Woe, Winterfylleth, Rumpelstiltskin Grinder and includes the first single from Ihsahn’s new album Eremita.

“The Paranoid” is taken from Ihsahn’s anticipated fourth solo album. Set for release June 19, Eremita was mixed by Jens Bogren (Opeth) and features performances from drummer Tobias Ornes Andersen (Leprous), saxophonist Jorgen Munkeby (Shining-Norway), guitarist Jeff Loomis (ex-Nevermore), and vocalists Devin Townsend, Einar Solberg (Leprous), and Heidi S. Tveitan (StarofAsh). Metal Sucks editor Vince Neilstein says, “The Paranoid” is a perfect introduction to Eremita. It’s heavy, expansive, and it’s complex without being an asshole about it. Not that any of this should be surprising; Ihsahn’s been developing his own singularly definable sound for three albums now, so fans should know what to expect.”

The inclusion of an early production mix of Rumpelstiltskin Grinder’s “F*cking Wild” follows the recent announcement of the band’s forthcoming new album, Ghostmaker. The Philadelphia-based quartet recently completed a string of regional performances and are now gearing up for dates to support the new album once it hits stores nationwide on June 19. Guitarist Ryan Moll says, “the title of this track says it all. It’s a rather suiting description of its relentlessness. The lyrics were written by Shawn (Riley) and the title was inspired by some old live Venom recordings.”

Falloch’s “The Ghosts That Haunts This Path” is a new song for American audiences. Previously available as a b-side to a European-only single, the song showcases the impressive stylings of the Scottish post-black metal duo. MSN Metal called the band’s debut Where Distant Spirits Remain, “a drop-dead gorgeous, haunting piece of work.” Kerrang called it, “intoxicating, haunting, beautiful.” Brooklyn Vegan adds, “it’s clear that Falloch aims to walk along the righteous path of adventurous black metal bands like Alcest. Where Distant Spirits Remain is a great first step in that direction.”

Planning to hit the studio in early June to lay down tracks for their third album, Woe’s reworked “Quietly, Undramatically” opens a new door on the title track from the band’s popular 2010 release of the same name. Vocalist/guitarist Chris Grigg notes, “the remixed version of ‘Quietly, Undramatically’ is a more accurate representation of what was hoped to achieve with the material and offers a different perspective into the album.” Decibel Magazine said, “Woe strive for sophistication without falling into the usual pitfalls of pretentiousness, cartoonish-ness or undue gloss. Essential aggression is maintained, while the atmospheric and emotional depth envelopes are pushed with a bold fearlessness.”

To listen/download the sampler visit HERE.

 

FALLOCH: Full Album Stream At AOL Music

AOL Music is currently streaming the soon-to-be-unleashed Where Distant Spirits Remain debut from Scottish duo, Falloch, in its entirety. Set for release in North America via Candlelight Records on September 27, the record was produced by Ronan Chris Murphy (Ulver, King Crimson) and offers up six tracks of atmospheric, post-black metal with lyrical themes based around sorrow, nature and longing.

Commented Falloch’s Andy Marshall: “In 2010 we got together and decided that we wanted to create an album that conveyed atmosphere and emotion with a Scottish/Celtic vibe influenced by a variety of musical styles. We feel that we’ve succeeded in what we set out to do and we’re both very happy with the amazing feedback we’ve received over the past few months. We hope that you enjoy the album and get as ‘lost’ in the sounds as we did when we were creating it.”

Check out Where Distant Spirits Remain in its entirety HERE.

 

FALLOCH: New Track Premiere Via BrooklynVegan

Today, high traffic web portal BrooklynVegan hosts an exclusive premiere of “Beyond Embers and the Earth,” from post-black metal duo Falloch. The song comes off the band’s upcoming Where Distant Spirits Remain full-length debut, set for release via Candlelight Records on September 27.

Commented Falloch’s Andy Marshall: “‘Beyond Embers…’ was a song we wrote after a trip to the Isle of Skye in the Scottish Highlands last Winter. The majestic landscape was glowing with frost, it was amazing! We went walking through the mountains and forests in the deep snow and the atmosphere was incredible. The song is about how isolated I felt at the time with only the sound of the wind to keep us company. Being so far away from urban life/culture was such a liberating feeling.”

Check out “Beyond Embers and the Earth” HERE.

Based in Glasgow, Scotland, Falloch are a growing glimmer on the atmospheric, post-black metal horizon. Andy Marshall and Scott McLean united out of a desire to create music that conveys atmosphere and emotion utilizing an expansive backdrop of styles and sounds. Produced by Ronan Chris Murphy (Ulver, King Crimson) Where Distant Spirits Remain includes six songs that showcase the band’s unique blend of styles. Fans of Alcest, Agalloch, Primordial and others will embrace Falloch’s somber soul. The duo’s lyrics focus around themes of nostalgia, sorrow, nature and longing.

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To pre-order Falloch’s stunning debut Where Distant Spirits Remain, click HERE.

 

FALLOCH: Post-Black Metal Duo To Release Debut Via Candlelight Records

Based in Glasgow, Scotland, the duo known as Falloch are a growing glimmer on the atmospheric, post-black metal horizon. Andy Marshall and Scott McLean united out of a desire to create music that conveys atmosphere and emotion utilizing an expansive backdrop of styles and sounds. Metal, post-rock, folk, with minimalist composers Yann Tiersen, and Arvo Part all factor in to the inspirations that drive the songs contained on debut, Where Distant Spirits Remain.

Set for release on September 27, 2011 via Candlelight Records, Where Distant Spirits Remain was produced by Ronan Chris Murphy (Ulver, King Crimson) and includes six songs that showcase the band’s unique blend of styles. Fans of Alcest, Agalloch, Primordial and others will embrace Falloch’s somber soul. The duo’s lyrics focus around themes of nostalgia, sorrow, nature and longing. Said Alternative Matter of the offering: “a majestic effort in the atmospheric field of metal.” To view the cover art, point your browser HERE.

Where Distant Spirits Remain Track Listing:

  • 1. We Are Gathering Dust
  • 2. Beyond Embers & The Earth
  • 3. Horizons
  • 4. Where We Believe
  • 5. The Carrying Light
  • 6. To Walk Amongst
 

FALLOCH: Signs to Candlelight Records

Candlelight Records today confirms the worldwide signing of Falloch. Andy Marshall and Scott McLean joined their talents together only a year ago but have already found a curious and growing audience. The band, who combine a wide variety of styles including metal, post-rock, and folk, are completing details for their debut album, Where Distant Spirits Remain, planned for release late summer.

McLean notes about the signing, ‘we are extremely happy to be offered this chance to sign with such a well respected label, which throughout its many years has had so many influential albums/bands on it’s roster. From the classic albums from Emperor and the early albums of Opeth right through to new exciting acts such as Altar of Plagues and Winterfylleth. We are looking forward to releasing our debut album through Candlelight, who are known for bringing through many new and talented bands to the forefront of the metal scene. We hope to become a strong part of the Candlelight family and look forward to great things in the future.’

Where Distant Spirits Remain was produced by Ronan Chris Murphy (Ulver, King Crimson). It is set to include seven songs that will showcase the band’s unique blend of styles. Fans of Alcest, Agalloch, Primordial and others will embrace the band’s somber and emotional sounds. The duo’s lyrics focus round themes of nostalgia, sorrow, nature and longing.

Falloch add to Candlelight’s new grouping of international signings, including Altar of Plagues (Europe), Gnaw the Tongues, The Living Fields, The Meads of Asphodel and more. The duo plan to add musicians to their line-up in time for the album’s release so that they can present their material live on stage.