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Italian progressive/post-metal act Varego revealed the cover artwork (shown below) of the new release "Epoch" and is streaming the new single "Alpha Tauri" in the player below.
After joining forces with producer Billy Anderson for mixing and mastering, the band teamed up with long time collaborator Marco Castagnetto for the new cover artwork.
The band says: "It is great to have again Marco on board, listening to our songs and working on an original artwork for our album. He is able not only to create stunning illustrations, but also to capture the essence of the band while realizing a perfect blend of details where fiction, philosophy and arcane secrets collides."
On the single "Alpha Tauri," the band commented: "Alpha Tauri marks a new beginning for us. Being on hold since a bunch of years, we focused our efforts to create a new journey based on our main influences, which is something coming from the 'voivodian' world. We hope you enjoy the energy of our songs as we do.”
The track listing for the album is:
1. Alpha Tauri
3. Flying King
4. The Cosmic Dome
6. Dominion More...
Italian post metal / sludge group Varego today announces a new album following the debut “Tumultum” (2012), follow-up EP “Blindness of the Sun” (2013), and the digital single “Phantasma” (2015).
The new album is entitled "Epoch" and captures the band with renewed vibes made of unceasing guitar riffing, yet built on progressive structures with a cinematic touch. "Epoch" will be made up of six long tracks and will see the band renewing its long time collaboration with legendary producer Billy Anderson. Varego comments:
“The new album is our most relevant effort to date, born after several months of hiatus that gave us a new belief and attitude towards our means and targets. We are plenty satisfied of the band work, being able to capture and build up something different than before, keeping our roots alive and transforming them into an original sound full of energies and atmosphere. Having big influences from bands as Melvins, Neurosis, Voivod, and Motorpsycho, our aim was to create a sort of celebration of a certain music attitude and method. And the new partnership with Billy Anderson did the rest.” More...
Italian post/sludge metal outfit Varego released this week a new single titled “Phantasma." The single features the title song “Phantasma”, mixed and mastered by Billy Anderson, and “Secrets Untold – Second Birth” revised by Drone Doom outfit Shabda - a cosmic re-birth of the song previously featured on the EP “Blindness of the Sun.”
You can now download the two-track single for absolutely free via the Argonauta Records Bandcamp page or stream the tracks below.
1. Phantasma 05:11
2. Secrets Untold - Second Birth by Shabda 10:17 More...
Italian post/prog metal band Varego is back aftertwo years of silence following the “Blindness of the Sun” opus. The band is now working on the final touches for new 2-song single “Phantasma,” tentatively scheduled out by the end of November.
Available on Bandcamp via free download, “Phantasma” will feature a brand new song mixed and mastered by producer Billy Anderson (Sleep, Weedeater, among many others), and a remix of old song “Secrets Untold.”
Varego comments: “Yes, we've been probably too much under the radar recently, but this will be a significant come back for us in two years, that we want to celebrate with a new song that more than ever features all our influences (think of Melvins, Neurosis, Voivod and King Crimson, all together, yes!). Or, if it looks too much pretentious, just call it WEIRD METAL!”
Argonauta Records is very proud to announce that the first official Argonauta Records Fest will take place on May 10th, 2015. The label comments:
"This is an event created primarily as a need to represent 'on stage' our musical taste, giving a 'live' vent to our first years of life as a label, enhanced by many feedbacks received both nationally and abroad.
"Six bands of our roster will create an evening that will move into Stoner, Post Metal, Noisecore and Sludge territories. A fine opportunity to share with us what will be a feast made of extreme sounds and great bands. Stay tuned on our official website for more details about the bands on the bill and further initiatives related to the event to be held in Alessandria (Italy) at LIVE23."
The lineup will feature:
Nibiru (Psych Ritual Sludge)
Infection Code (Noisecore)
Varego (Post Metal/Stoner)
Last Minute To Jaffna (Post Metal)
Deaf Eyes (Instrumental Post Metal)
Kayleth (Space Stoner Rock)
The post metal/sludge band Varego has released the band's first official video clip. The song "Soul to Devour" is taken from the full-length "TVMVLTVM," released during 2012 by Argonauta Records. The following press release was also issued:
"The album, which has been highly acclaimed by many relevant channels, is a mystical/esoteric concept that will have its continuity in the next works of the band. The video clip 'Soul to Devour,' released by www.sfiammaproduction.com, features some of the main events and characters of a long odyssey through Earth and Cosmos, and it is available below in HD format.
"Varego is the name of an entity formed by five musicians, veterans of the underground music circuit. Born in 2009 with a sound briefly compared to various Post Metal genres, the band worked with the producer Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Melvins, EyeHateGod, among many others) for the debut album made of ten songs. The work is a strong mix of sludge sonorities, for a final result featuring epic and progressive elements." More...