Tuesday, July 5, 2016

NEWS: Giant of the Mountain

Giant of the Mountain
The Empty Quarter
release date: May 27th, 2016
label: Burning Dogma Records
This recording is available in its entirety for listening at the link below. This work has been out for a little while now, but those interested in up-and-coming and lesser-known bands might be interested in this extreme prog from Texas. A word of caution: This is a real metal band, not a djent nor a core band, just in case you are wondering, given that prog often means hipster/core/djent/postrock bands that do not rock and do not want to rock. The band calls the music "blackened progressive death metal." There are plenty of moments of blasting speeds, with some roomier passages, and the band is concerned with writing good songs.
OFFICIAL INFORMATION: GIANT OF THE MOUNTAIN are pleased to announce that they will be releasing their new EP The Empty Quarter on May 27 2016. The band's blend of black and death metal has been widely hailed by the metal press in the past with Decibel Magazine describing the band's sound as "early Mastodon dressed up as Skeletonwitch with occasional forays into sweaty, gusty Americana a la USX or Across Tundras." The new EP takes the sound from their previous albums to the next level with improved production and song writing resulting in the band's best recordings to date. The band commented on the EP ""We have worked harder and longer on our new release, The Empty Quarter, than anything we’ve done so far. It’s without a doubt the most mature, energetic release we’ve conjured."
About Giant of the Mountain: Like the beast of seven heads emerging from the darkest depths of the ocean, Giant of the Mountain has ascended upon mankind with its crushing delivery of Blackened Progressive Death Metal. Giant of the Mountain was created in late 2008 by Cody Daniels and Randi Matejowsky with an idea to form a musical genre unlike any other. Amidst shredding solos and heavy bass lines, Giant of the Mountain’s eclectic influences of blackened, progressive, death, and doom metal come together to create an alluring and enigmatic style. Joining the guitarist/vocalist Cody Daniels and drummer Randi Matejowsky in 2013 is bassist/vocalist Alexander Salazar (DeadTooth, The Earth Dies Screaming). This new addition brought to the altar of the great eye of the night adds a new depth to the vocals, and a foundation of bass GOTM has never seen before. With their newest release, Moon Worship, the band has brought their music to an entirely new level. Giant of the Mountain will only continue to grow from here and bring their unique vision of music with with their new release, The Empty Quarter, on Burning Dogma Records May 27th, 2016.

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