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Spook The Horses

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Below is our complete Spook The Horses 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.

Spook The Horses Releases "Crude Shrines" Video

New Zealand's Spook The Horses premiered a video clip for the new song "Crude Shrines" over at Decibel's website at this location. You also check it out in the player just to the bottom of this article.

The song appears on the band's new release "People Used To Live Here," which is set to drop on November 10th via Pelagic Records. Pre-order the album over at this location.

The track listing for "People Used To Live Here" is:

1. Lurch (see video here)
2. Crude Shrines
3. Blessed Veins
4. Made Shapeless
5. Near Then, Far Now
6. Herald
7. We All Know Your Name
8. Following Trails

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Spook The Horses Announces New Album

Imagine if band members could rotate between instrument positions, because each musician had a proficient grasp on each instrument involved? It would supply a degree of freedom and mutual musical understanding, something that most bands could only dream of. Spook The Horses, from Wellington, New Zealand, are such a band.

Perhaps it's this multi-instrumentalism and virtuosity that explains the vast musical territory that is explored among the band's three albums: while 2011's debut album "Brighter" was defined by sweet post-rock crescendos, 2015's "Rainmaker" was a much heavier affair that would appeal to fans of Cult Of Luna or Amenra. The band's forthcoming "People Used To Live Here," in quiet stark contrast to the aforementioned, sees the band turn the distortion knobs way down, to a mildly saturated crunch tone, at most.

"Writing this album gave us the ability to experiment with song ideas we felt weren't appropriate on our previous albums," Spook The Horses' Zach Meech elaborates. The band's most daring effort to date, "People Used to Live Here" explores the natural and immediate. Written and conceived in relative isolation over several grim Southern Hemisphere winters, Spook The Horses is defining their own sonic trademark with this album: an atmosphere of quiet desolation, raw and real, desperate and unsettling; the post-apocalyptic soundtrack to abandoned places, where people used to live, at one point in time, long ago.

"We deliberately isolated ourselves when writing this album to force us out of our comfort zones," adds Callum Gay. "Most of the songs began as completely improvised pieces that we slowly fleshed and developed over time. We wanted to make sure that immediacy was captured and conveyed in a way we'd never done before. There's much less between us and the listener this time around." More...

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Spook The Horses Streaming "Rainmaker"

Fans of hypnotic and multi-faceted atmospheric metal can experience the entire "Rainmaker" album from Wellington, New Zealand's dynamic outfit Spook The Horses as the full-length is independently released today.

Physical and digital copies are available at the Spook The Horses Bandcamp page here. Engulfing over forty-six minutes, Spook The Horses' undulating post-hardcore and atmospheric metal shifts effortlessly between lacerating and sublime elements through eight dynamic movements on "Rainmaker."

The album was tracked live at Studio Wellington by James Goldsmith (So So Modern, Die! Die! Die!), mixed in Melbourne, Australia by Sam Sproull (Shihad, Cairo Knife Fight, Gatherer) and mastered in Stockholm, Sweden by renowned engineer Magnus Lindberg (Cult of Luna, The Ocean, Kongh). You can see the band supporting the release on these dates:

2/13/2015 San Fran - Wellington, NZ w/ DYSE
2/14/2015 Space Monster - Wanganui, NZ w/ DYSE
3/13/2015 Churchills - Christchurch, NZ w/ No Broadcast
3/14/2015 Re: Fuel - Dunedin, NZ w/ No Broadcast
3/28/2015 Kings Arms (front room) - Auckland, NZ More...

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Spook The Horses Streaming "Drought"

As New Zealand's three-guitar sextet Spook The Horses prepares sophomore LP, "Rainmaker," for release in less than a month, today a new single from the textured post-doom/hardcore opus is available online. Check out "Drought" below, thanks to Vice.com.

Engulfing over forty-six minutes, Spook The Horses' undulating post-hardcore and atmospheric metal shifts effortlessly between lacerating and sublime elements through eight dynamic movements on "Rainmaker."

The album was tracked live at Studio Wellington by James Goldsmith (So So Modern, Die! Die! Die!), mixed in Melbourne, Australia by Sam Sproull (Shihad, Cairo Knife Fight, Gatherer) and mastered in Stockholm, Sweden by renowned engineer Magnus Lindberg (Cult of Luna, The Ocean, Kongh). The album is due out February 2nd, and you can also see the band live:

1/17/2014 The Cabana - Napier, NZ w/ Heterodox, Over-Population More...

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Spook The Horses Announces New Album

New Zealand post-metal/hardcore outfit Spook The Horses just finished work on sophomore album "Rainmaker," which is being prepped for release in mid-Winter, 2015.

The band's epic suites are imbued with strings, brass, synthesizers and nuanced guitar (the lineup including three guitarists). The tone of the band's new record "Rainmaker" signifies an evolution from the dense trio of guitars that defined the 2011-released debut album, "Brighter," into the arid and spacious; a descent to the dry, desperate earth.

"Rainmaker" was tracked live at studio Wellington by James Goldsmith (So So Modern, Die! Die! Die!), mixed in Melbourne, Australia by Sam Sproull (Shihad, Cairo Knife Fight, Gatherer) and mastered in Stockholm, Sweden by renowned engineer Magnus Lindberg (Cult of Luna, The Ocean, Kongh).

Hear a new song below, and you can also catch the band live on these dates:

11/28/2014 San Fran - Wellington, NZ w/ Into Orbit, Skymning
12/06/2014 Great Job - Palmerston North, NZ w/ Gains, Robin
12/13/2014 Ding Dong Lounge - Auckland, NZ w/ Old Loaves, Proton Beast
1/17/2014 The Cabana - Napier, NZ w/ Heterodox More...

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