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Orthrelm

Formed: 2000
From: Washington, D.C., United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Orthrelm News

Below is our complete Orthrelm 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.

Krallice's Debut Album Available Online

The debut album heeding from the black metal vision of guitar wizard Mick Barr (Ocrilim, Orthrelm) and Colin Marston (Behold...The Arctopus, Dysrhythmia, Byla, Indricothere, etc.) is now available exclusively via the Profound Lore website a few weeks before its official release.

The Krallice debut album is a virulent vision from the twisted and unique minds of Barr and Marston. The band also features Bloody Panda drummer Lev Weinstein. Epic time-stretching hymns that take reference from Weakling's "Dead As Dreams," Burzum's "Hvis Lyset Tar Oss" masterpiece, Gorgoroth's "Antichrist," and Ulver's "Nattens Madrigal," while incorporating Barr and Marston's musical pedigree from their respective acts, Krallice has nevertheless created a distinct-sounding opus that helps to strengthen and augment the landscape of North American black metal.

The tracklisting for the Krallice album goes as follows:

1. Wretched Wisdom
2. Cnestorial
3. Molec Codices
4. Timehusk
5. Energy Chasms
6. Forgiveness In Rot

You can check out an MP3 of "Wretched Wisdom" on the MP3 section of Profound Lore's website.

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Krallice Completes Debut Album

New York’s KRALLICE, the black metal outfit masterminded by guitar genius Mick Barr (OCRILIM, ORTHRELM etc.) and technical music wizard Colin Marston (BEHOLD… THE ARCTOPUS, DYSRHYTHMIA, BYLA, etc.), has completed work on their debut album.

The labels states in a press release: "In what will become one of the most cursed releases in the realm of black metal this year, the vision conjured up by Barr and Marston is an overwhelming amalgam of epic time-stretching visceral black metal that recalls the spirit brought forth with such acts as Burzum (first three albums), Weakling, Gorgoroth (particularly the “Antichrist” album), Ulver (particularly “Nattens Madrigal”) with of course the musical wizardry that Barr and Marston are known to portray with their prolific repertoire as its known, throughout the many circles within progressive and experimental music in which said musicians dwell within."

"Although Krallice does present a new voice for Barr and Marston (especially seeing that they pretty much dabble within instrumental music), Krallice not only adds to their prolific repertoire, but also strengthens it. With its layered, tremolo weaving, hypnotic and twisted guitar (dis)harmonics, vicious use of melody, elongated time-structures and Barr’s unique cavermous harsh wails, the debut Krallice album is a massive and surging work of demented unforgiving black metal art."

The tracklisting for the debut Krallice album is as follows:

1. Wretched Wisdom
2. Cnestorial
3. Molec Codicies
4. Timehusk
5. Energy Chasms
6. Forgiveness In Rot

Look for the Krallice album to officially be released late July and an MP3 to be posted online very soon.

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Zombi Complete New Album, Announce Tour w/ Isis

Pittsburgh instrumental duo ZOMBI has completed work on their new full-length album Surface To Air. Surface To Air, the follow-up to its full-length debut Cosmos, teems with the stirring, trance-inducing deluges of rhythm and sound the duo is renowned for. The album is set for a May 2nd North American release date via Relapse Records.

Surface To Air was recorded, mixed and mastered by the band (Steve Moore: bass/synth, A.E. Paterra: drums) over a five month span at the duo's Nightmare City Mobile Studios.

In support of Surface To Air, ZOMBI has announced plans to tour with ISIS this spring. The tour with ISIS will begin on March 28th and extend into May and also include dates with Dalek and These Arms Are Snakes. This follows up the band’s current tours with Orthrelm, The Apes and upcoming SXSW performance at the Relapse Records showcase.

A complete listing of ZOMBI tour dates is as follows: More...

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Behold...The Arctopus, Orthrelm Ready Split Single

Crucial Blast will be releasing a 2 song CDEP from New York tech/prog metal wizards BEHOLD...THE ARCTOPUS and the insane shred meltdown duo of ORTHRELM at the end of 2005. Away from VOIVOD is doing the artwork, which will be a tribute to recently passed Voivod guitarist Piggy. Each band will be doing one new song on the split single. BEHOLD...THE ARCTOPUS just released a killer EP on Troubleman earlier this year, and ORTHRELM will be following up their critically acclaimed OV album on Ipecac.

You can check out clips from both band's songs here:

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