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Disharmonic Orchestra

From: Klagenfurt, Austria
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Carpathian Forest Added To Eindhoven 2017 Bill

Carpathian Forest, Disharmonic Orchestra, Sabiendas, and Antropomorphia have been added to the line-up of Eindhoven Metal Meeting 2017.

The ninth edition of Netherlands' loudest festival will take place on Friday the 15th & Saturday the 16th of December 2017, once again at the reputable Effenaar venue in Eindhoven. The line-up is currently shaping up as follows (with more still to be announced):

Antropomorphia (Nl)
Baptism (Fi)
Blasphemy (Ca)
Carpathian Forest (No)
Coroner (Ch)
Disharmonic Orchestra (At)
Dool (Nl)
Extreme Noise Terror (Uk)
Merciless (Se) - Last Show Ever!
Our Survival Depends On Us (At)
Pentacle (Nl)
Sabiendas (De)
Tankard (De)
Venom (Uk)
Verwoed (Nl) More...

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Jeff Wagner Discusses Influence and Impact of Prog

Jeff Wagner, author of the upcoming definitive book on progressive metal (scheduled for release in Autumn 2009), former Metal Maniacs editor and current The End Records staffer, has been interviewed by the Noise Pollution blog of James Mayse.

THE END RECORDS staff member Jeff Wagner. Scheduled for release in Autumn 2009, the book will detail the common movements of pioneers like OPETH, WATCHTOWER, VOIVOD, ATHEIST, DREAM THEATER, PSYCHOTIC WALTZ, CELTIC FROST, SIGH, and FATES WARNING — metal bands who have gone against the tide of tradition and conservatism. Linked by a desire to push heavy metal forward, these varied bands with a couple hundred other black sheep form the hard-to-pin-down category of "progressive metal."

Here's an excerpt:

We haven’t talked at all about death metal. I find much early death metal rather one-note (or one-grunt), but the genre is showing almost as much variation now as is black metal. What was the first band to take death metal’s “traditional” sound and expand it?

Wagner: That’s the chapter I’m elbow-deep in writing right now. It’s a tough call. Celtic Frost were considered a death metal band as much as a thrash or black metal band back in the day, and when they released ‘Into the Pandemonium’ in 1987, it was a total radicalization of all that. But I think what you’re talking about is the purer late ‘80s/early ‘90s death metal sound. Around 1990/1991, several bands began expanding the sound and taking it into a more experimental and/or technical area. I think of Disharmonic Orchestra (‘Not To Be Undimensional Conscious’) and Atrocity (‘Hallucinations’ and ‘Todessehnsucht’) in Europe, and here in the states the first that come to mind are Death’s ‘Human’ album and Atheist’s ‘Unquestionable Presence.’

Read the full article at Noise Pollution Blog.

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Disharmonic Orchestra To Have Album Reissued

Avant-garde death metal band Disharmonic Orchestra's second LP, "Not To Be Undimensional Conscious," from 1992 is getting the reissue treatment from Metal Mind Productions.

Everything on this album, from the peculiar cover and booklet design to the music itself, ventured as far from traditional death metal approach as possible. The LP was produced by Tomas Skogsberg, who previously worked with such bands as Entombed, Grave and Therion. The highlight of this release is definitely the rhythmic section – Messner's drumming is extremely complex and varied, yet fits the music perfectly, while Zamernik plays his bass guitar with remarkable intensity and charisma, not to mention incredible skill. The guitars deliver a mix of death/grind riffs with a melancholic avant-garde touch, reaching way beyond extreme music. In fact, the only "traditional" death metal track on the LP is "The Return of the Living Beat," which is a re-recorded version of "Putrid Stench" from the split with Pungent Stench, enriched with a funky breakdown and a rap section in the middle.

The new digipak edition of "Not To Be Undimensional Conscious" is limited to 2000 copies and includes three bonus tracks. The release date is scheduled for July 21, 2008 in Europe and September 2, 2008 in USA (via MVD).

Here is Disharmonic Orchestra's "Not To Be Undimensional Conscious" (remastered + bonus tracks) tracklisting: More...

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