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Gorod confirmed for Southeast Asia’s biggest metal festival

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 4th February 2013 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

French jazz-death metal act Gorod have been announced for the Hammersonic Jakarta international Metal Festival, which is billed as the Biggest Metal Festival in Southeast Asia, on April 27th and 28th.

The band are absolutely excited to be part of one of Asia’s biggest metal festival alongside bands like Cradle Of Filth, Cannibal Corpse, As I Lay Dying, Lock Up, Epica, Dying Fetus, Hour of Penance, and more. This will also be the first time ever that the band will play Asia.

Gorod will also play the Bonecrusher Fest European tour, in March, with Job For a Cowboy, Beneath the Massacre, War From a Harlot Mouth, As They Burn and Make Them Suffer.

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01.03.13 Germany Köln @ Underground
02.03.13 Holland Drachten @ Iduna
03.03.13 UK Nottingham @ Rescue Rooms
04.03.13 UK Glasgow @ Cathouse
05.03.13 UK Leeds @ Uni Mine
06.03.13 UK London @ Underworld
07.03.13 Belgium Antwerpen @ Trix
08.03.13 France Savigny le Temple @ Empreinte
09.03.13 France Montauban @ Rio
10.03.13 Spain Madrid @ Sala Caracol
11.03.13 Spain Badalona @ Sala Estraperlo
13.03.13 Luxembourg Esch-Alzette @ Kulturfabrik
14.03.13 Switzerland Yverdon-les-Bains @ L’Amalgame
15.03.13 Switzerland Aarau @ Kiff
16.03.13 Germany München @ Backstage
17.03.13 Austria Graz @ Explosiv
18.03.13 Germany Würzburg @ Posthalle
19.03.13 Germany Berlin @ Lido
20.03.13 Poland Warsaw @ Progresja
21.03.13 Czech Rep Brno @ Melodka
22.03.13 Germany Chemnitz @ Talschock
23.03.13 Germany Rostock @ Alte Zuckerfabrik
25.03.13 Finland Helsinki @ Nosturi
27.03.13 Sweden Stockholm @ Göta Källare
28.03.13 Sweden Gothenburg @ Brewhouse
29.03.13 Denmark Copenhagen @ Pumpehuset
30.03.13 Germany Bochum @ Matrix

 

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JFAC to headline Bonecrusher 2013

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 19th December 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Job For A Cowboy will return to Europe in March to headline this year´s Bonecrusher Fest tour!

They’ll be joined by Beneath The Massacre, War From A Harlots Mouth, Gorod, As they Burn and Make Them Suffer.

Tour dates are as followed:

01/03/13 – DE – Köln – Underground
02/03/13 – NL – Drachten – Iduna
03/03/13 – UK – Nottingham – Rescue Rooms
04/03/13 – UK – Glasgow – Cathouse
05/03/13 – UK – Leeds – Uni Mine
06/03/13 – UK – London – Underworld

07/03/13 – BE – Antwerpen – Trix
08/03/13 – FR – Savigny le Temple – Empreinte
09/03/13 – FR – Montauban – Rio
10/03/13 – ES – Madrid – Sala Caracol
11/03/13 – ES – Badalona – Sala Estraperlo
13/03/13 – LU – Esch-Alzette – Kulturfabrik
14/03/13 – CH – Yverdon-les-Bains – L’Amalgame
15/03/13 – CH – Aarau – Kiff
16/03713 – DE – München – Backstage
17/03/13 – AT – Graz – Explosiv
18/03/13 – DE – Würzburg – Posthalle
19/03/13 – DE – Berlin – Lido
20/03/13 – PL – Warsaw – Progresja
21/03/13 – CZ – Brno – Melodka
22/03/13 – DE – Chemnitz – Talschock
23/03/13 – DE – Rostock – Alte Zuckerfabrik
25/03/13 – FI – Helsinki – Nosturi
27/03/13 – SE – Stockholm – Göta Källare
28/03/13 – SE – Gothenburg – Brewhouse
29/03/13 – DK – Copenhagen – Pumpehuset
30/03/13 – DE – Bochum – Matrix

Check out the video for Tarnished Gluttony at this location.

Gorod announce Japan tour dates

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on 5th December 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

French progressive technical death metal act Gorod  will embark on their first Japanese tour in June 2013 in support of their latest album A Perfect Absolution.

Gorod will be supporting The Crown on this tour, along side Japanese tech. death outfit Gotsu Totsu Kotsu and more.

The band  commented on the upcoming run: “We can’t wait to meet our Japanese fans !! We’re so happy we can make it !!Thanks to Pascal (our manager) and Beneth (Chaotic Tapestry Japan) to make this dream come true !!

GOROD – The Spring Is Gone Tour dates

June 11 – SENDAY – “Flying Son”
June 12 – NAGOYA – “3Stars”
June 13 – OSAKA – “Pangea”
June 14 – FUKUOKA – “Graf”
June 15 – SHIZUOKA – “Sunash”
June 16 – TOKYO – “Cyclone”

Moonloop Sign To Listenable

Posted in News with tags , , , , on 7th March 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

The ever-growing Listenable Records (home to acts such as Betraying the Martyrs, Sarah Jezebel Deva and Gorod) have announced the latest addition to their family, none than the Spaniard progressive death metal out Moonloop.

Moonloop were formed in Barcelona, roughly 11 years ago in 2001. Their sound is said to be characterised by powerful guitar riffs and atmospheric passages.  In 2011 Moonloop recorded their debut album Deeply From the Earth. After a long process, the record was mixed at The Room studios by Gorka Dresbaj and mastered at Mastering Room AB (Sweden) by Goran Finnberg. The album concept is based on Mother Earth, as well as on life experiences.

Moonloop are:

Eric Baule – vocals, guitar
Juanjo Martin – rhythm guitar, vocals
Raul Payán – drums
Vic Granell – bass

Gorod – A Perfect Absolution [2012]

Posted in CD, Metal with tags , , , , , , on 26th January 2012 by Nico Solheim-Davidson

Band: Gorod
Album: A Perfect Absolution
Release Date: March 2012
Genre: Progressive Death Metal/Jazz
Label: Listenable Records

It’s not every day that you come across a French metal act [unless you actually follow the French metal scene in the same manner that people follow their favourite celebs on twitter], so it was a shock I found Gorod’s upcoming album in my e-mails. The band are described as progressive death metal and jazz on their official Facebook and they’ve been around since ‘97 – Originally formed under the moniker Gorgasm (sounds like the name of a dodgy pornographic snuff film, doesn’t it?). Anyway, Gorod’s newest release A Perfect Absolute, due for release in March, is based on the history of 10th century Kiev. More specifically, in the year 945 when Igor, King of Kiev was murdered (probably in a brutal manner) while collecting a “tribute” while visiting his Pagan neighbours the Derevlians, who lived in a forest. After the incident, his widow, Olga, avenged him in an extremely harsh manner before converting to Orthodox Christianity. That’s your history lesson for today, readers.

I find the genius combination of subtle birds singing and tragic orchestration to work well as a build up for the main part of “Birds Of Sulphur”. The guitars virtually smash it up with strong back up from the drums and vocals. The melodic licks are quite reminiscent of Lamb of God and to a broader extent, Amon Amarth.  The second half of the track sounds more along the lines of Death, only heavier and faster. “Sailing into the Earth” stomps on the ears with its guitar work like a herd of raging elephants, the only different being is that the former is much more pleasing on the ears, especially the brutalising use of drums. The third track “Elements and Spirit” might sound like the name of some sort of Wiccan book of shadows but musically, it’s more on the power metal-meets-Mario sounding side of things with a hint of Children of Bodom mixed in with it as well provided by the keyboards – though this could be a sound caused by the 70s jazz influences. The most shocking thing about this track is the vocals… Don’t worry, they’re still barbaric enough to melt your next door neighbour’s face but as I was saying, the vocals do come as a shock due to the slight use of clean vocals for one line and then a more semi-raw vocal style later on.

The vicious sounding axe-work and thundering rhythm sections of “The Axe of God” are to the ears like flagons of mead are to a Viking: Pure enjoyment. The solo reminds me, for some strange reason, of Megadeth while the slower section seems to have a sense of grandeur mixed with sorrow. “5000 at the Funeral” take the album down the slow lane with a solemn, possibly jazz-like musing of guitars, strings and piano giving the album a unique sound compared to most death metal releases. The percussion seems to be quite industrial and alternative before the wailing of Arch Enemy-sounding riffs hurl themselves into the fray with an epic-yet-harsh narration that gradually evolves into a fierce snarling roar of metallic growls. For the most part, the track seems very drum-orientated which will please any drummers that listen to the album. And for any guitarists reading this, don’t worry, there’s plenty of neck-braking riffs.

The romantically named “Carved In The Wind” brings back the epic, poweresque guitar sections mixed in with the overpowering vocal work and bonecrushing rhythm section. The track is pre-dominantly Lamb of God sounding, especially towards the end which does make the song as tasteless as water. Nearing the end comes “Vangarian Paradise” which really does spice up the album with its mix of metal and funky jazzed up riffs. The snarling roars that are the vocals oddly sound brilliant with the unique sounds on the track. The album coms to its end with “Tribute In Blood” which is a dangerously good mixture of blasphemous vocals and demonic riffs as well a brilliant way to finish the album.

Gorod are certainly masters of their trade when it comes to welding together metal and jazz into an unholy yet enjoyable union of blasphemous, face-melting music and “A Perfect Absolution” is no different. Gorod literally take the good parts of 70s jazz and death metal to create the masterpiece that is this album.

4.8/5

Nico Davidson