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Black Shape Of Nexus

From: Germany
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Latest Black Shape Of Nexus News

Below is our complete Black Shape Of Nexus 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.

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Unearthing The Sludge Metal Underground

There’s a whole lotta metal out there, spanning dozens to possibly hundreds of sub-genres, and it can be difficult to find new music to match your tastes if you don’t know where to start looking. Every Monday we unearth three lesser known or unsigned metal bands within specific genres or geographical areas that deserve to be heard by a bigger audience.

With metal’s roots firmly rooted in thrash, and with styles like power metal dominating a big portion of the playing field, heavy music is generally thought of as something fast and furious played while lightning fast fingers work up and down the fretboard. While this is often the case, there’s a large section of metal that likes to take a nice leisurely stroll down aural destruction avenue.

Today we’ll put the spotlight on three acts that have a seriously sludgy component to their music. Sludge, stoner, doom, drone: these genre tags and more all get lumped together and frequently intersect at varying points, so there may be some crossover and any given listener may decide these bands are more one than the other. My only qualification here is that they utterly annihilate musically, usually in slow motion and with a fair share of drawn out notes, like a low speed avalanche of crushing molten metal.

Bereft

This California act is a bit of a dream for fans of sludge or funeral doom. Formerly called Bewilderbiest before dropping a proper release, Bereft is still very much an unknown in the overall metal scene, even though it features names that will be familiar to fans of extreme metal, including Derek Rydquist (The Faceless) and Charles Elliot (Abysmal Dawn). Moving away from their normal modes of operation, these musicians are producing a more primal, less technical form of extreme metal that’s a disturbing look into the hate and despair humanity is capable of feeling.

Bereft has now released debut album “Leichenhaus” (reviewed here), and while tracks from the release are unfortunately sparse online, there are a few ways to check out the music. A live performance video of two songs off the album can be heard below, or you can check out the full album version of “Withered Efflorescence” via Facebook. Noisecreep is also currently hosting a stream of the track “Ethereal Dispersal” at this location.

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Black Shape Of Nexus Streaming "Negative Black"

As "Negative Black," the third LP from Germany's sludge juggernaut Black Shape of Nexus, nears its North American street date this Tuesday June 5th via Exile on Mainstream, today the entire album is streaming via The Obelisk right here. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"Surging with eighty minutes of Black Shape of Nexus' own brew of some of the most down-tempo sludge metal on the planet, Negative Black marks a new step for the band, carving a path into their foreseeable future. While the outfit already bears the reputation for unfurling some of the most destructive but still coherently-flowing sludge metal available, incorporating outside elements of crust, black metal and soundscape persuasion at times, Negative Black surges to even deeper caverns of auditory obliteration, pummeling you with painfully slow doom and finishing you off with acrid, harsh drones, and giving down-tempo a whole new meaning."

The track listing is as follows:

1. ILLINOIS
2. 400H
3. 60 WV
4. 10000
5. 14d
6. RMS
7. NEG. BLACK

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Black Shape Of Nexus Streaming New Song

As "Negative Black," the monolithic third LP from Germany's Black Shape of Nexus oozes towards North American release, the band today proudly drops the third track from the album on the public today. Witness the sheer aural pulverization of this band through one of the "shorter songs on the album," by streaming the near-eight-minute-long "60WV" at Brooklyn Vegan.

Recently the band released the album's second track "400H" which can still be streamed via Terrorizer.

Having just returned from a tour of Germany, Black Shape of Nexus will continue to book new events throughout Europe and beyond in the months ahead in support of "Negative Black." Footage of the band performing the track "14D" from the new album live in Athens can be viewed below. "Negative BlacK" is set for release on June 5th. More...

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Black Shape Of Nexus Posts New Track

Today German sludgecrushers Black Shape of Nexus have polluted the masses with a track from their forthcoming third LP, "Negative Black," via Terrorizer Magazine. Get a gritty, bloody sampling of the outfit’s newest low-fi audio cruelty via the album’s second track “400H” right here. The following press release was issued about the album:

"The band’s first for the eclectic Exile On Mainstream label, Negative Black surges with nearly eighty minutes of the expected crushing Black Shape of Nexus sludge/doom pummel. The album will see North American release on June 5th, on CD in a matte-varnished 6-panel digifile, a 2xLP format with inside/out printed gatefold cover, and deluxe digital download.

"Recorded in the Winter of 2011 and twisted into shape at the mighty Tonmeisterei Studio, Negative Black — an album four years in the making — marks a new step for Black Shape of Nexus, carving a path into their foreseeable future. The album has been eagerly awaited by BSON’s diehard cult fanbase and underground doom/sludge aficionados since the release of their bruising 2008-released Microbarome Meetings 2xLP. While the outfit already bears the reputation for unfurling some of the most destructive but still coherently-flowing sludge metal available, incorporating outside elements of crust, black metal and ambient/soundscape persuasion at times, Negative Black surges to even deeper caverns of auditory obliteration, pummeling you with painfully slow doom and finishing you off with acrid, harsh drones, and giving down-tempo a whole new meaning. More...

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Black Shape Of Nexus To Release New Album

Hailing from the German city of Mannheim, sludge devastators Black Shape of Nexus, having recently signed with Exile On Mainstream, are preparing for the release of their upcoming third full-length "Negative Black." The following press release was issued about the album:

"Recorded in the Winter of 2011 and twisted into shape at the mighty Tonmeisterei Studio, Negative Black -- an album four years in the making -- marks a new step for Black Shape of Nexus, carving a path into their foreseeable future. The album has been eagerly awaited by BSON's diehard cult fanbase and underground doom/sludge aficionados since the release of their bruising 2008-released Microbarome Meetings 2xLP.

"While the outfit already bears the reputation for unfurling some of the most destructive but still coherently-flowing sludge metal available, incorporating outside elements of crust, black metal and ambient/soundscape persuasion at times, Negative Black surges to even deeper caverns of auditory obliteration, pummeling you with painfully slow doom and finishing you off with acrid, harsh drones, and giving down-tempo a whole new meaning."

Black Shape of Nexus will release the nearly eighty minute "Negative Black" in North America on June 5th, and it will be made available to fans on CD in a matte-varnished 6-panel digifile, a 2xLP format with inside/out printed gatefold cover, and deluxe digital download. Check out the cover art here. More...

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Black Shape Of Nexus Announces New Bassist

Drone/doom band Black Shape Of Nexus has released the band's sold out live tape, "Live in Mannheim," for free download. The live tape was originally released by Malaysian QSD Records.

In other band news, Stef (ex-Diavolo Rosso, Ghost Of Wem) has joined the group on bass. The band has reportedly already written new songs and is going to record a new full length album in
December, 2011.

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Supreme Chaos Records Presents A Night Of Doom

Supreme Chaos Records has announced "A Night Of Doom," a highly demanded package of doom bands that can be seen at Club Zentral in Stuttgart on the 14th of November, 2008. Ahab, Black Shape Of Nexus and Dust share the stage on this special doom event.

Here are the details:

14.11.2008 Stuttgart (GER), Club Zentral
Ahab, Black Shape Of Nexus, Dust
Doors: 19:30 - Beginning: 20:30
Tickets: 12,- EUR

For more information, visit doom-nights.de.

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