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The House Of Capricorn

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Latest The House Of Capricorn News

Below is our complete The House Of Capricorn news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

The House Of Capricorn Streaming "Ivory Crown"

Apocalyptic devil rock troupe The House Of Capricorn is currently streaming a new track taken off forthcoming album "Morning Star Rise" (read our review here).

Experience the aural hellfire of the track "Ivory Crown" in the SoundCloud player below, thanks to No Clean Singing.

The New Zealand band's third full-length, "Morning Star Rise," set for international release on November 9th via Svart Records.

The track listing is as follows:

1. The Road to Hell is Marked
2. In The Light of Lucifer
3. Our Shrouded King
4. Ashlands
5. The Only Star in the Sky
6. Ivory Crown
7. Watching Angels Fall
8. Covenant's Ark
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The House Of Capricorn Releasing New Album

Svart Records has set November 9th as the international release date for The House of Capricorn's "Morning Star Rise."

Set to be release on CD, LP, and digital formats, "Morning Star Rise" is the third full-length from The House of Capricorn, an apocalyptic devil rock troupe from New Zealand, and it follows previous release "In The Devil's Days" (reviewed here). Svart also comments:

"Within its nine tracks of doomed rock 'n' roll, the album encapsulates the last three years of The House of Capricorn’s infernal service. Manifested at the bottom of the world, Morning Star Rise is an unholy, antipodean hymn to a looming end, all in the blinding light of the Devil. Drawing from the rowdy darkness of Babylon Whores, the gloom of Type O Negative, and all kinds of scathing black metal, the record is a culmination of rich influences and pitch-black aesthetics, all presented in lurching rock 'n' roll form with honest, Hellish intent."

The album's track listing is a sofllows:

1. The Road to Hell is Marked
2. In The Light of Lucifer
3. Our Shrouded King
4. Ashlands
5. The Only Star in the Sky
6. Ivory Crown
7. Watching Angels Fall
8. Covenant's Ark
9. Dragon of Revelations More...

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Unearthing The Genre-Blending Metal Underground

The big name metal bands may get most of the spotlight, but Metallica and Black Sabbath are just the tip of the heavy iceberg. Every week we search out and share lesser known or unsigned acts that deserve to be heard by a wider audience. For today’s edition of Unearthing the Metal Underground you’ll get a dose of metal that bucks specific trends and expresses a heavy sound in unexpected ways.

For all the focus on rebellion and the disdain for conformity, heavy metal is undeniably a style of music that breaks down into very regimented genres – black metal, thrash, grindcore, etc. There tends to be a rigid confinement that bands are expected stay within when creating music, and stepping outside those boundaries either leads to derision by hordes of anonymous Internet posters, or the formation of yet another sub-genre.

While there’s a whole division of metal devoted to ignoring those boundaries (prog and avant-garde), some bands simply blur the lines between styles naturally and don’t easily fit in one recognizable category. Breaking the strictures set down by the worldwide conclave of elitist metalheads , these three bands start with a standardized form of metal and then head in unexpected directions that set them apart and make them unique.

Germ

The solo band from Tim Yatras of Austere and Woods of Desolation, Germ is a project that exudes a pure love of music, no matter where the sonic inspiration originally comes from. Starting out with a highly atmospheric form of black metal using totally indecipherable vocals, the act then blends in shades of rock and other mainstream elements, including the use of clean singing. Going even a step further, the new album “Wish” mixes in trance and electronic elements, at times sounding almost like an ‘80s movie soundtrack. In a nod to the black metal roots, there is a bit of a lo-fi aura filtering everything, and the harsh vocals screech out from the background, just barely breaking out of the surrounding noise.

What’s interesting about Germ is that its particular blend of these styles rarely sounds like anything else out there. The collision of trance and black metal sounds essentially nothing like Nachtmystium’s forays into similar territory, and it also never falls into any resembling the dance metal or dubstep collaborations that have become par for the course lately.

For a condensed look at this intriguing mixup, check out the four minute track “Asteroid of Sorrow” below, or for a longer float down the cosmic highway that is Germ, instead dive headfirst into the 10 minute sublime ride “An Overdose on Cosmic Galaxy.” To check out more from Germ, head over to the band’s Facebook profile.

“An Overdose on Cosmic Galaxy”
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The House Of Capricorn Streaming Album

The House of Capricorn recently released it's second full-length album, "In the Devil's Days." The New Zealand band is streaming that album online, and it can be downloaded at Bandcamp. The House of Capricorn also have a couple of other releases you may listen to at that site, their 2006 debut EP "The Rivers and the Rain" and their first full length from 2008 "Sign of the Cloven Hoof."

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