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Below is our complete Bauda 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.
Following his debut sci-fi novella “Empty” from 2016, heavy metal scribe Ty Arthur (Metalunderground.com's very own xFiruath) returns with new full-length horror novel “Light Dawning.” Pivoting away from the emptiness of space, the book dives headlong into the waters of fantasy, but with a seriously grimdark twist.
This next foray into the bleaker corners of human existence is officially slated for release on Friday, May 26th, 2017. Kindle digital pre-orders are now online here, with physical editions to follow shortly.
Like its predecessor, the creation of “Light Dawning” was driven forward by the power of music, with special thanks in particular due to U.K. avant-garde black metal group Code, Norwegian musical enigma Ihsahn, and Chilean prog rock group Bauda. To get an advance preview of the themes and tone of the novel, a music playlist matching several scenes can be heard via Spotify here or in the player below.
Once known as the City on the Hill and revered far and wide for its independence and boundless opportunity, Cestia has become home only to the damned. Surviving under the brutal occupation of a southern empire for three long years, the oppressed populace has lost hope of liberation, turning instead towards an increasingly desperate rebellion willing to commit any atrocity for a chance at freedom.
As total war approaches, four lost souls trapped behind Cestia's walls are on a collision course with fate, destined to either save the city or see it utterly destroyed while calling on forces beyond mankind's comprehension. For good or ill, the light of a new day is about to dawn. More...
The strength of 2015 album "Sporelights" (reviewed here) saw Chilean prog group Bauda spot lighted in our Unearthing The Underground column, and we're excited to announce a new album is now in the works. Bauda just issued this statement online (translated from Spanish):
"Dear all, we wish you success in every way. This was a year of changes and processes that will bear fruit very soon. We are on the doors of recording a new album.
"We are very excited and happy. Happy new year and magic we wish with all my heart. Long live the big birds!! Born under Saturn, happy new year, all the best!" More...
It's been awhile since we cut through all the noise and decided to highlight three unknown bands specifically worth your while in a crowded music scene, and this week we're getting back into the swing of things with a new edition of Unearthing The Metal Underground!
We're returning with another look at progressive bands that meld opposing sub-genres, utilize very old school sounds in new and unique ways, or utterly dominate on the instrumental front. Without further ado, we now introduce you to three prog metal bands you need to hear hailing from locations as diverse as Spain, Chile, and New York City.
A Chilean band that has flown under the radar for far too long, Bauda's latest album "Sporelights" (reviewed here) came to my attention last summer from an unsolicited review request email, which is always a dicey proposition: you might get something awesome, or you might hear some basement recordings that never should have hit the digital airwaves.
Needless to say, "Sporelights" was an unexpected treat. I had no idea what to expect going in, being totally unfamiliar with the band, and I was blown away by the juxtaposition of sounds, flirting with the line between rock and metal.
There's some dark material that plays with shoegaze (but offers a lot wider breadth of sound than you'd usually hear there), along with incredibly emotional offerings that will be right on track for fans of Anathema, all while offering a very distinct sound that is uniquely Bauda.
The entire "Sporelights" album can be heard in the Bandcamp player, and you can follow the latest on Bauda by heading over to Facebook.
Chilean group Bauda has released a new video clip documenting the creation of latest album "Sporelights" (reviewed here). The footage was directed by César Márquez and is available below. In related news, Bauda also recently parted ways with bassist Juan Díaz - read the full statement here.
Chilean group Bauda has parted ways with the band's bass player. Bauda issued this statement about the situation:
"Friends we regret to announce that Juan Díaz (bassist) will no longer will continue in the band. We decided to separate our paths (obviously on friendly terms). Without a doubt this is a sad day for the band.
"With John, we have been working for 4 years, editing 2 fundamental discs for Bauda: 'Euphoria' and 'Sporelights.' We thank you in advance for all the effort and to Juan for complicity with the band and we wish you the best of luck in his new projects for the future.
"We hope to go back to have new projects and appearances with the future. The important thing is to keep on making music! The dates that we will continue to be agreed in order, as well as the new that we are planning for the future. A hug to the family baudiana and see you soon!"
Chilean outfit Bauda has just premiered a music video for “Tectonic Cells," which can be seen below and comes off the band's third album “Sporelights” (reviewed here). "Sporelights" was released late last year through Temple of Torturous on CD and vinyl.
Bauda was started by guitarist/vocalist César Márquez in 2006 as a solo project and has previously released an EP entitled “Del Mar Al Aire” in 2006 and two full-length albums, “Oniirica” (2009) and “Euphoria… Of Flesh, Men and the Great Escape" (2012). More...
Chilean prog group Bauda recently performed live for Rockaxis TV and the entire show along with an exclusive interview with the four members of the band is now playing below.
The group performed some songs from critically acclaimed third full-length “Sporelights” (reviewed here), which was produced by René Rutten from Dutch alternative rock band The Gathering and released late last year through Temple Of Torturous. More...
“Vigil,” the new lyric video from Chilean group Bauda, is now playing below. The song is taken from the band’s third album “Sporelights,” out now in North America through Temple of Torturous. The European release date occurred last month.
Bauda was started by guitarist/vocalist/ chief-lyricist-songwriter César Márquez in 2006 as a solo project and has previously released an EP entitled “Del Mar Al Aire” in 2006 and two full-length albums, “Oniirica” (2009) and “Euphoria… Of Flesh, Men and the Great Escape" (2012).
Precisely one week ahead of its official European release, “Sporelights,” the third album and first for Temple Of Torturous from Chilean group Bauda, is now playing in its entirety online - listen in below.
A North American release is set for November 13, 2015 also via Temple Of Torturous. Revolving around the perpetual struggles of men against the enslaving nature of modern societies, this new effort displays a powerful and dynamic progressive rock/metal, which paired with beautiful, dramatic orchestral ambiance create a majestic record that is so compelling it lures you deeper and deeper with each repeated listen. The "Sporelights" track listing is as follows:
5. Tectonic Cells
6. Asleep In Layers
7. Dawn Of Ages More...
Initially founded as a solo project by guitarist/vocalist César Márquez in 2006, Bauda takes influence both musically and lyrically from the great landscapes of Chile to create mesmerizing music that merges beautiful progressive melodies with dark cinematic ambiance.
It was only in 2012 that Bauda grew into a full line up group when Márquez recruited Nikolas Recabarren for drums and Juan Díaz for bass guitar. In 2013, Edgardo González joined the band as keyboard player and work began on new songs.
The band’s next step was inviting René Rutten from The Gathering to produce new album “Sporelights.” Revolving around the perpetual struggles of men against the enslaving nature of modern societies, this new effort displays a powerful and dynamic progressive rock, which paired with beautiful, dramatic orchestral ambiences create a majestic record. Fans of Anathema or Porcupine Tree will want to check this one out. The "Sporelights" track listing is as follows:
5. Tectonic Cells
6. Asleep In Layers
7. Dawn Of Ages More...
Chilean blackgaze band Bauda is working on new material for its third album, the successor to "Euphoria... of Men, Flesh and the Great Escape." The band has announced that René Rutten, respected guitarist, composer and founding member of the Dutch band The Gathering, will be in charge of the album production.
Rutten has recorded 11 studio albums and three live albums with his band. He also composed music for documentary films, TV programmes and theatre productions. He has worked in producing, mixing and mastering for other bands, which amounts 25 years of a distinguished career.
The process shall begin now in February, the date on which Rene will be in Chile to work along with Bauda, defining musical details and technical aspects. The recording will start in March at “Estudio Tierra” with previous direction of René. The mixing process will be done in the Netherlands by Rutten.
Chilean blackgaze band Bauda has shared another video from its debut album "Euphoria...of Flesh, Men and the Great Escape," this time for the track "Humanimals." Check out that video below. Directed by Andrés Piña, the video features images taken from Bauda's performance at Sala Master on November 17th 2012. The band will also be playing a gig at that same venue on Saturday, June 22nd.
Chilean blackgaze band Bauda has released its second official video from its debut album "Euphoria...of Flesh, Men and the Great Escape." The anime video is for the track "The Great Escape" and can be viewed below. The video was done using only 3-D animation by Bauda frontman Cesar Marquez and Fabiola Solano.
Chilean blackgaze band Bauda has finally released the official video for the track "Ghosts of Phanthalassa," the epic track from the band's latest second endeavor "Euphoria...of Flesh, Men and the Great Escape." The album tackles the subject of the old whaling station Ballenera Quintay and man's inhumanity to other living creatures. "Euphoria..." was released on the Italian label ATMF and can be streamed at this location.
Chilean blackgaze band Bauda is streaming its second album, "Euphoria...of Flesh, Men and the Great Escape," over at bandcamp, or below. The promo video for the intro to "Ghosts of Phantalassa" is also streaming after the player. Bauda was formed as the solo group of Cesar Marquez in 2006, bringing in guest musicians.
The main theme of the album is about an old whaling station in Chile called "Ballenera Quintay," (whose imagery is inferred in the video) and the extermination of the whales. "Euphoria..." is thus a conceptual album that evokes that place in Chile and is a shout to modern civilization - where men lost their sense of humanity. Bauda's first album, "Oniirica," is also playing on that bandcamp page as well.