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Below is our complete Beastmilk 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.
As part of a swarm of new titles from Magic Bullet Records due for release over the coming months, the label is proud to announce the impending stateside issues of Beastmilk's "Use Your Deluge" EP and "White Stains on Black Wax" single. The label comments:
"Initially issued as a self-released cassette in 2010, which Fenriz of Darkthrone praised in his Band Of The Week features, several hundred copies of the White Stains on Black Tape demo tape sold out immediately.
"The strength of the material on White Stains on Black Tape garnered the attention and appreciation of Finland's Svart Records, who issued the songs on vinyl in 2011. In the years to follow, the 7" and tape became cult favorites amongst rabid underground music fans. Metal Hammer Germany wrote that 'Beastmilk ounds like the secret recording from a psychedelic mass, located stylistically between Roky Erickson, early Misfits, and The Devil's Blood.'
"Use Your Deluge was originally issued as a four-song 7" in 2012. Early discoverers of the EP were treated to the apocalyptic post punk brilliance that the rest of the world would come to clamor for a year later with the band's Climax LP. The expanded fervor for Climax sent music fans worldwide in search of the band's entire catalog, which depleted Svart's stock of the Use Your Deluge and White Stains on Black Wax stock overnight. 'Wicked...trippy...dreamy...and pretty fucking epic' said Rocknreelreviews about Use Your Deluge, and Avantgarde-Metal.com called it 'downer death-rock, heavily indebted to the likes of early Christian Death and similar noctambulant cobweb-mongers.'
"Rabid demand for both releases drove eBay activity through the roof, causing the band to enlist Svart and Magic Bullet Records to repress both EPs in efforts meet the sudden and increasing demand.
"Magic Bullet will release both Use Your Deluge and White Stains on Black Wax on colored vinyl and digital platforms for North American fans on October 14th, 2014, as well as a Black Friday edition of Use Your Deluge to follow." More...
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SATURDAY, 6/28 - 13:30
“That’s a killer e-cig; where’d you pick it up?”
Actually, the stranger on the bus doesn’t say that. At least not in English. And judging from his condescending glare from a row up and across the aisle, I’m thinking he doesn’t approve.
I exhale the last puff of vapor toward the ceiling and shrug uncomfortably.
Rachel exchanges a few words with him, nudges me on the shoulder. “He’s definitely not from here - I can’t recognize his accent - but he says you’re not allowed to do that on the bus.”
“If he’s not from here, why’s he lecturing other people on the rules?” I shoot the man a neutral nod. “This stuff isn’t affecting him.” Still, I put it away. Some people, man. Busybodies.
Through my vest pocket, I finger the boxy outline of the pack of Marlboro Reds I bought last night after I caved. Post-Dimmu, our gearing-down at Nikky’s place a few blocks away became a relaxed, languid, drawn-out gab session, leading us to miss the afterparty band, Amorphis. For shame. Harakiri shame.
Instead, we ended up at PRKL, another rock club, well after midnight. After buying the pack and stepping outside to smoke one, I nearly got myself flattened by a passing street tram. That was probably some kind of sign. More...
Beastmilk (which shall henceforth be referred to as "Breastmilk" at Metalunderground - because why not?) today offers a new music video premiered via Noisey - Music By Vice, in anticipation of impending summer festival dates.
The video, available below, is for the track "The Wind Blows Through Their Skulls" and features a mashup of nuclear propaganda, atomic fear and 1950s optimism, and also a visual representation of the band's message: dance while the world burns.
In October, the milkers of odd animals will join In Solitude to surf the Fall of Europe. Says the band, "There was only one other album in 2013 that we considered as game-changing and important as Climax, and that was In Solitude's kindred masterpiece - Sister. It made a hell of a lot of other bands sound out of date and irrelevant overnight. That's why we're very proud to surf the crest of a new wave with our brothers, as we announce a tour that has long been in the works." More...
Swedish metallers In Solitude will be heading out on a European tour together with Finnish rockers Beastmilk starting in October. Scandinavian colleagues Obnoxious Youth will support them.
Comments In Solitude: “We're very glad to announce this headlining tour, and we can´t wait to steer and spill death's lights in Europe again. And in such splendid company. We're sure this will be something particularly steep and special for all of us!”
In Solitude's third album “Sister” was released in the Fall of last year. See the band live on these dates: More...
Finnish post-punk act Beastmilk will appear at the Sonisphere Festival in Knebworth, England on June 6th, alongside such bands as Metallica, Alice in Chains, and Mastodon.
“We're honoured and privileged to be playing Sonisphere with such greats as Metallica," says the band. "We’re really looking forward to giving the crowd a glimpse back to Metallica’s punk influences, throwing up a dose of our apocalyptic death-rock and make some of those headbangers dance."
Beastmilk was also recently nominated as best underground act of the year in Metal Hammer magazine's annual Golden Gods awards.
Fresh from this week's appearance at the Roadburn Festival in Holland, Beastmilk will perform two select gigs in Finland in late April, before heading back to Europe to tour with Doomriders and Herder. Besides Sonisphere, the band will appear at several festivals during the summer, from Wave Gotik Treffen and Tuska to Hell's Pleasure and Norway's Slottsfjell Festival. Here are the confirmed dates thus far, with more festival appearances TBA:
25.4. Helsinki, Kuudes Linja
26.4. Jyväskylä, Musta Kynnys More...
Finnish dark post-punk troupe Beastmilk is streaming the entire new LP, "Climax," which can be heard in the player below courtesy of Revolvermag.com.
"Climax" is set for North American release on LP, CD, and digital formats this Black Friday, November 29th through Magic Bullet Records. The previously posted music video for "Death Reflects Us" can also be found at this location. More...
Following the previous leaking of Beastmilk's new anthems "Fear Your Mind" and "Love in a Cold World," the propaganda campaign for the Finnish outfit continues with a new video for "Death Reflects Us."
You can watch the music video below, courtesy of Noisey.Vice.com. "Death Reflects Us" is the opening track to the "Climax" LP and was directed by Ville Hakonen and produced by Wacky Tie Films.
"Climax" will see release on November 29th, 2013 and was recorded, mixed, and produced in July of 2013 at GodCity Studios by Kurt Ballou. More...
As Finland's Beastmilk awaits the public disbursement of the "Climax" LP, another brand new single from the record has been leaked via Stereogum. Check out "Fear Your Mind" in the player available below.
"The song 'Fear Your Mind' is about assassination fixation, our mass hybristophilia and the abstraction of the term 'evil,'" states Beastmilk vocalist and primary lyricist Kvohst on the powerful anthem. "The title alludes to something we all need to face, our natural instincts, deepest fears and desires. The whole album is about how we face death and the end. Through murder we know ourselves and we learn to face ourselves. I am making a point about our social inability to accept that part of ourselves that is present in the Manson cult and killers like Pekka-Erik Auvinen."
Kvohst goes on to say, "My mixing of dates and years there is meant to make the point that time is irrelevant; the victims and their families never forget, no matter how hard society tries to abstract the most heinous of crimes. They will always be recent on a personal level. Death is how we relate to history and how we place ourselves into that history. It's how we learn to be human. These murders repeat themselves and will continue to repeat themselves for all time. We cannot escape who we are. We simply have to live with it and learn to live in fear of our own minds." More...
Finnish dark post-punk troupe Beastmilk today premieres a lyric video for "Love in a Cold World," which can be viewed below, courtesy of CVLTNation.com.
The track hails from the band's forthcoming debut album, "Climax," set for international release on November 29th through Svart Records. The track listing is as follows:
1. Death Reflects Us
2. The Wind Blows Through Their Skulls
3. Genocidal Crush
4. You Are Now Under Our Control
5. Ghosts Out Of Focus
6. Nuclear Winter
7. Fear Your MInd
8. Love In A Cold World
9. Surf The Apocalypse
10. Strange Attractors More...
Finland's Beastmilk today premieres the new track "Love in a Cold World" online. Check it out at Ptichfork.com here.
The track hails from the band's forthcoming debut album, "Climax," set for international release on November 29th through Svart Records. According to a press release, the album "poignantly combines haunting clean vocals, darkly shimmering melodies, and a throbbing rhythmic pulse to create an atmospheric yet energetic journey into post-punk's past, present, and definitely its future."
The album will be available on CD, LP, and digital formats via Svart. The label also comments:
"Elements of a gloomier Joy Division, an angrier Echo & The Bunnymen, a medicated Killing Joke, and even a lush layering of Peter Murphy - all this, and vastly more, describes the immediately memorable 3D darkness of Beastmilk. Born in 2010 during a nuclear winter in Helsinki, Finland, the void-mothers of Beastmilk kick out an irradiated dust of what they appropriately dub 'apocalyptic post-punk.' More...