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Black Shape Of Nexus

From: Germany
Last Known Status: Active

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.

Black Shape Of Nexus Calls It Quits

Following the stream of a truly mammoth 24 HOUR song earlier this year, Black Shape Of Nexus has apparently achieved all it set out to, as the band is officially calling it quits. The group's Facebook page was updated with this statement:

"BLACK SHAPE OF NEXUS ARE FUCKING DEAD! Villingen-Schwenningen will be our final show. We had plans. But reality does not care about plans. It may sound cheesy but the saying is true. You can't ride a dead horse.

"Any famous last words? OK. We always wanted to take ourselves not too serious. We never wanted to be more evil or heavy than we were. We just wanted to be the persons that we still are. Beside the will to express ourselves in the way we did the second important thing was ATTITUDE. It is good to believe that we're going with the certainty that we've always done the right things.

"We feel endless love for all the ones who walked a part of the road with us. The list would be incredibly long. THANK YOU! THANK YOU ALL! OFF TO NEW SHORES!" More...

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Black Shape Of Nexus To Stream 24 HOUR Song

Germany's Black Shape Of Nexus has created a drone track that runs for 24 HOURS STRAIGHT, which will rumble the airwaves this weekend courtesy of Resonance FM Extra.

Titled "Neg. Black 1d," the track is an algorithmic elongated version of the eponymous song "Negative Black," taken from the band's 2012-released album of the same name.

The 24-hour "Neg. Black 1d" stream kicks off Sunday, March 27th at Noon GMT; tune in to bathe in the ambient, experimental side of Black Shape Of Nexus right here.

"Neg. Black 1d" is presently available for purchase at Black Shape Of Nexus' upcoming shows, the 24-hour track contained on an IDE hard-drive in specially designed packaging. There are plans to present this is another format in the future; more info will be released in the coming weeks. In the mean time, check out the band's previous release "Carrier" below. More...

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Black Shape Of Nexus Streams Full Album

The pummeling filth displayed by German sludge metal nihilists Black Shape Of Nexus, on their massive 2xLP "Carrier" album, can now be experienced by all who dare to endure the record. Listen in below!

The fourth massive Black Shape Of Nexus studio effort, "Carrier" transfers more than fifty minutes of the band's contagion into the population through six massive tracks - including a cover of Hellhammer's "Triumph Of Death" - mastered by engineer Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin.

New album "Carrier" will see its traumatizing official release through Exile On Mainstream this Friday, March 18th, 2016. More...

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Black Shape Of Nexus Covers Hellhammer

Germany's most contemptuous and harsh sludge act, Black Shape Of Nexus, currently prepares to pollute the inhabitants of this planet with the vile "Carrier" 2xLP.

Today the album's ode to Hellhammer - a cover of "Triumph Of Death" - comes online and can be heard below. "Carrier" will see its traumatizing release through Exile On Mainstream on March 18th, 2016. The track listing is as follows:

1. I Can't Play It
2. Lift Yourself
3. Sand Mountain
4. Facepunch Transport Layer
5. Sachsenheim
6. Triumph Of Death More...

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Black Shape Of Nexus Streaming New Song

"Facepunch Transport Layer" is the appropriately-titled maiden single to see public release from Black Shape Of Nexus' impending fourth LP, "Carrier."

The vile tune, indisputably one of the album's most unhinged and scathing passages, comes oozing forth through an early premiere - listen in below.

"Carrier" will see its traumatizing release through Exile On Mainstream on March 18th, 2016. The track listing is as follows:

1. I Can't Play It
2. Lift Yourself
3. Sand Mountain
4. Facepunch Transport Layer
5. Sachsenheim
6. Triumph Of Death More...

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Black Shape Of Nexus Finishes New Album

Remember Black Shape Of Nexus? We covered in the band in our look at underground sludge outfits back in 2012, and now the vile German outfit just finished recording and mixing a fourth album.

The beast will be called "Carrier," and is more than fifty minutes long, boasting six massive tracks including a Hellhammer cover. The record is currently being mastered by Rashad Becker at Dubplates & Mastering in Berlin and will be finalized for release through Exile On Mainstream in the Spring of 2016 on CD and 2xLP formats.

Vocalist Malte Seidel issued a statement on the experience of recording the album: "'Carrier' is the result of a band being in a constant state of deterioration. Doing a record is a very unpleasant and harmful process for us. Creating 'Negative Black' already was a nightmare, but with 'Carrier' the understanding of the term nightmare needs to be expanded. This is not being said to play the 'tension and dissent create great art' card. This album is not art. This album is not musicianship. This album is simply the album that we were able to do under the current circumstances while sometimes asking ourselves if a split-up would not be the better option. The final mix of 'Carrier' is done at the moment."

The Black Shape Of Nexus horde will celebrate its tenth anniversary as a unit on November 4 and 5, 2015 in the band's hometown of Mannheim, with a special event called B.SON Fest which will feature extensively devastating sets from the band both nights. More...

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Black Shape Of Nexus Working On Album

Black Shape Of Nexus - which was covered in our look at underground sludge bands back in 2012 - has been dormant for quite some time, but apparently new material and live shows are now on the horizon. The band comments:

"After a long and painful period of paralysis the BSON has woken up. New songs will be written. A new full-length will be recorded.

"The new record even already has a working title... which we won't tell you yet. Shows will played again from autumn 2015 on. Long live the discomfort!" More...

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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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