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Horseback

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Latest Horseback News

Below is our complete Horseback 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.

Horseback Releases New Album

Horseback's fifth full-length record "Piedmont Apocrypha" is out today via Three Lobed Recordings, and you can now stream the full release below or find ordering info at this location. The track listing is as follows:

1. Passing Through 06:44
2. Piedmont Apocrypha 10:27
3. Milk and Honey 04:19
4. Consecration Blues 02:20
5. Chanting Out The Low Shadow 17:00 More...

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Horseback Streaming 3CD Collection

Chapel Hill, NC's experimental act Horseback is streaming the full 3 CD set of singles and rarities titled "A Plague of Knowing." Check it out via Bandcamp or in the player provided below.

This limited edition 3-Disc collection compiles a half decade’s worth of compilation: vinyl only, demos, live recordings, and previously unreleased Horseback material from 2007-2012. The album was released on August 20th, 2013 via Relapse. More...

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Horseback Reveals Rarities Collection Track List

Chapel Hill, NC's experimental act Horseback has announced a singles and rarities collection entitled "A Plague of Knowing."

This limited edition 3-disc collection compiles a half decade’s worth of compilation, vinyl only, demos, live recordings, and previously unreleased Horseback material from 2007-2012. The album will see a CD and digital release via Relapse Records on August 20th in North America (August 19th UK/World and August 16th Benelux/Germany). The band comments:

"From the beginning, this project has been about personal revelation and the creative processes that lead to a deeper -- and broader -- understanding of the Self and the world. Horseback has been, and will continue to be, an exploration of the darkest of shadows and the simplest of joys.

"Though each of Horseback's full-lengths has been carefully sculpted into a semblance of unity, the process is never really pure. Where there is purity, there is lack: a poverty of the whole, a void of meaning. The mangled forms on display in this collection are stitches in a larger fabric, however unsightly they may seem. There is no hidden knowledge, only the viral horror of understanding. The flags read 'Revelation, if it kills us; give us a plague of knowing.'"

The track listing is as follows: More...

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Horseback Posts "'A Plague Of Knowing" Trailer

Horseback posted a trailer for the band's upcoming 3CD compilation release "A Plague of Knowing." The trailer features a portion of the unreleased track "On the Eclipse." The release collects a half decade’s worth of compilation material, vinyl only releases, demos, live recordings and previously unreleased songs onto a limited edition set.

The first pressing is strictly limited to 2000 copies and housed in a beautiful deluxe three disc digi-wallet together with a Horseback sticker. The album is an essential collector’s item for die hard fans as well as anyone interested in diving into the history and progression of one of underground heavy music’s most interesting outfits.

Preorders for the album can be made over at this location. Check out the trailer here: More...

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Relapse Releases "Patlapse" Compilation Online

Relapse Records has released a new online compilation in honor of Pat Egan, who recently passed away. The label comments:

"Our hearts go out to our brother Pat Egan and his family. Pat was our Director of Sales for over 10 years and passed away on Monday morning after battling pneumonia. We have created a 20 song sampler to benefit his daughter's college fund. Any and all donations are very much appreciated. RIP Pat, we love and miss you!"

The Dillinger Escape Plan also commented on the compilation:

"On Monday Pat Egan, Relapse records director of sales for the past 10 years, passed away after a struggle with Pneumonia and related complications. Pat was a champion and great friend of Dillinger for years and we are very sad to have lost him. He work very had to get our music out to all you guys and now is your chance to show your appreciation.

"Here is a link to a compilation featuring songs by us and a bunch of other bad ass Relapse artists. All proceeds from the download of this compilation will go towards a college fund for his daughter Katie, a scholar and an athlete with a bright future ahead of her. All of the bands on this compilation have waived their royalties and Relapse is passing through all proceeds from the sale of the comp directly to Pat’s wife and daughter.

"The compilation costs a minimum of $5, but you are welcome to donate more than that if you would. There is no limit on how much you can give."

The track listing is as follows: More...

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Relapse Records Offering Free Sampler For Download

Relapse Records has released a new free winter sampler, which can be download at bandcamp or streamed in the player below. The track listing is as follows:

1. Pig Destroyer - Sis 01:14
2. Ironhorse - Failure 03:03
3. Weapon - Vanguard Of The Morning Star 04:19
4. Baroness - March to the Sea 03:11
5. Royal Thunder - Blue 09:30
6. Christian Mistress - Haunted Hunted 05:57
7. Hooded Menace - Effigies of Evil 05:35
8. Serpentine Path - Crotalus Horridus Horridus 06:27
9. Inverloch - The Menin Road 06:21
10. Dying Fetus - From Womb To Waste 04:56
11. Murder Construct - Compelled by Mediocrity 02:44
12. Spawn Of Possession - Where Angels Go Demons Follow 05:38
13. Primate - Global Division 02:30
14. Horseback - Ahriman 03:55
15. Locrian - Chalk Point 08:13
16. 16 - Ants in my Bloodstream 04:34
17. Liberteer - Build No System 01:34
18. General Surgery - Like An Ever Flying Limb 02:25
19. Cripple Bastards - Senza Impronte 02:09
20. Blockheads - Famine 01:40
21. Death - Living Monstrosity 05:08 More...

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Horseback/Locrian Album Streaming Online

The collaborative album between experimental alchemists Horseback and Locrian, entitled "New Dominions," is currently streaming online via Paste Magazine. Listen to the full album at this location. Relapse Records also commented on the release:

"A beautiful piece of mysterious blackened psychedelia, 'New Dominions' was previously available only in an extremely limited vinyl pressing via Utech Records. Now remastered by James Plotkin and expanded to include 3 more tracks, this genre-defying release will see its deluxe CD/Digital reissue on November 6th via Relapse Records with pre-orders available here."

The track listing is as follows:

1. Gift
2. Our Epitaph
3. Oblivion Eaters
4. In the Absence of Light
5. Gift Remix By James Plotkin

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Horseback Streaming Collaborative Track

Dark, experimental alchemists Horseback and Locrian have premiered the lead track from the re-release of their 2011 collaboration entitled "New Dominions." The song “The Gift” is currently available for streaming via Stereogum here. Relapse Records comments:

"A beautiful piece of mysterious blackened psychedelia, New Dominions was previously available only in an extremely limited vinyl pressing via Utech Records. Now remastered by James Plotkin and expanded to include 3 more tracks, this genre-defying release will see its deluxe CD/Digital reissue on November 6th via Relapse Records with pre-orders available at this location.

"Horseback recently released their latest full-length Half Blood via Relapse Records this past Spring. The album can currently be streamed in its entirety here."

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Horseback Offering Song As Free Download

Chapel Hill, NC based act Horseback has teamed up with RCRDLBL to offer a song as a free download off the band's new album "Half Blood." Stream or download the song "Ahriman" in the widget below or by heding over here.

The new album "Half Blood" was released last month through Relapse Records and is available for ordering at this location.

"Half Blood" was recorded by Jenks at The Chateau and according to a press release is a "true synthesis of the eclectic sounds the band has explored in the past. The material on Half Blood is an amalgamation of drone, doom, black-metal, psychedelia, post-rock, noise, and ambience recorded with a wide array of instruments including guitar, bass, drums, keys, piano, bells, contact mics, field recordings, drum programming, noise and various signal processors." More...

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Horseback Streaming Entire New Album

Chapel Hill, NC’s Horseback is currently streaming the band's new full-length "Half Blood" via Spin Magazine at this location.

The record is out now in North America and the U.K. and is available via Relapse here. "Half Blood" was recorded by Jenks at The Chateau and according to a press release is a "true synthesis of the eclectic sounds the band has explored in the past. The material on Half Blood is an amalgamation of drone, doom, black-metal, psychedelia, post-rock, noise, and ambience recorded with a wide array of instruments including guitar, bass, drums, keys, piano, bells, contact mics, field recordings, drum programming, noise and various signal processors."

Additionally, Pitchfork recently conducted an in-depth interview with Jenks Miller. Check out the interview at Pitchfork's website.

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Horseback Streaming New Songs Online

Chapel Hill, NC’s Horseback has premiered a pair of brand new songs from the band's upcoming full-length, "Half Blood."

The album’s blackened Americana composition “Arjuna” is currently streaming via Pitchfork at this location, while via NPR is hosting the album’s opener and an extensive interview with Horseback mastermind Jenks Miller here.

"Half Blood" is due out May 8th on Relapse Records, and the label also commented: "The material on Half Blood is an amalgamation of drone, doom, black-metal, psychedelia, post-rock, noise, and ambience recorded with a wide array of instruments including guitar, bass, drums, keys, piano, bells, contact mics, field recordings, drum programming, noise and various signal processors."

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Horseback Streaming New Song

Horseback has posted the new song "Ahriman" online for streaming, which is the first advance track from the upcoming full-length "Half Blood," due out May 8th on Relapse Records. Check out the song in the player below, or pre-order "Half Blood" at this location.

Relapse Records commented on the album:

"The material on Half Blood is an amalgamation of drone, doom, black-metal, psychedelia, post-rock, noise, and ambience recorded with a wide array of instruments including guitar, bass, drums, keys, piano, bells, contact mics, field recordings, drum programming, noise and various signal processors."

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Horseback Finishes Recording New Album

Chapel Hill, NC’s Horseback has completed the recording on a new full-length and follow-up to 2009’s "The Invisible Mountain."

The album, titled "Half Blood," was described by mainman Jenks Miller as “the band’s most ambitious record to date that represents a synthesis of the approaches we've explored in the past.” Truly a natural progression in their increasingly prolific catalog, "Half Blood" was self-recorded and produced by Jenks Miller at The Chateau in the band’s hometown. Additional tracking was done at Arbor Ridge Studios and Track and Field Recording by Nick Petersen.

"Half Blood" is set for a Spring 2012 release via Relapse Records and features cover artwork from renowned Russian surrealist painter Denis Forkas Kostromitin. Relapse Records commented on the album:

"The material on Half Blood is an amalgamation of drone, doom, black-metal, psychedelia, post-rock, noise, and ambience recorded with a wide array of instruments including guitar, bass, drums, keys, piano, bells, contact mics, field recordings, drum programming, noise and various signal processors."

More details on the album including a full tracklisting, cover art, and song samples will be revealed shortly.

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Horseback Performance Footage Available

Footage has been posted online of North Carolina's Horseback performing the title track off "The Invisible Mountain," which can be viewed below. More information on Horseback is available through the band's Facebook page, or you can stream the entire "The Invisible Mountain" release by heading over to this location.

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Horseback Posts "Blood Fountain" Video

Horseback has premiered the music video online for “Blood Fountain” through Stereogum.com. The video was directed by Jon Mackey and can be viewed at this location.

“Blood Fountain” comes from the band’s "The Gorgon Tongue" double album, which will see its release on May 10th. "The Gorgon Tongue" combines the "Impale Golden Horn" and "Forbidden Planet" albums together as a two-disc set.

Horseback has also previously posted the track “Veil Of Maya (The Lamb Takes the Lion)” off the second disc from "The Gorgon Tongue" online. You can check out the track through the band’s Facebook page.

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Horseback Posts Song From Upcoming 2-Disc Set

Horseback has posted the track “Veil Of Maya (The Lamb Takes the Lion)” off the second disc from the band's upcoming release "The Gorgon Tongue" online. The song can be heard now at the band’s Facebook page. "The Gorgon Tongue," which combines the "Impale Golden Horn" and "Forbidden Planet" albums together as a two-disc set, will see its release on May 10th.

"Impale Golden Horn," Jenks Miller’s 2007 solo debut as Horseback, was previously released on CD via Burly Time / Holidays for Quince and is now out-of-print. "Forbidden Planet" is the most recent of Horseback recordings that was just released as a cassette only release through Brave Mysteries.

Horseback's Relapse debut "The Invisible Mountain" is streaming in its entirety at this location.

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Horseback To Release Two Disc Set

Horseback will see the dual release of the "Impale Golden Horn" and "Forbidden Planet" albums packaged together as "The Gorgon Tongue." This two-disc set will be released on May 10th, 2011.

"Impale Golden Horn," Jenks Miller’s 2007 solo debut as Horseback, was previously released on CD via Burly Time / Holidays for Quince and is now out-of-print. Horseback’s Relapse debut "The Invisible Mountain" is streaming in its entirety at this location.

"The Invisible Mountain" was released last August and appeared on many year-end lists among rock and metal critics (Stereogum, Decibel, Verbicide, All Music Guide, OMG Vinyl, and BrooklynVegan).

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Stream Horseback's Entire New Album Online

HORSEBACK’s second full-length album "The Invisible Mountain" is currently streaming in its entirety at this location. "The Invisible Mountain" will see its CD and digital release next Tuesday, August 3rd, via Relapse Records. The album saw its LP release earlier this year via Aurora Borealis. HORSEBACK is currently writing for the follow-up album to The Invisible Mountain, a companion album that is tentatively titled "Half Blood."

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Horseback Signs To Relapse Records

Relapse Records has issued the following update about inking a record deal with Horseback:

"Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of North Carolina’s Horseback. Horseback, the brainchild of Jenks Miller, has released two full-length albums since forming in 2007. The band’s second full-length, The Invisible Mountain, will be re-released through Relapse later this summer. Audio samples from The Invisible Mountain and more can be heard online now via the Horseback MySpace page."

Miller commented on the signing: "Horseback is an ever-evolving project which will explore a variety of sounds and approaches in its lifetime. I am glad to have the opportunity to work with Relapse, and have long admired their commitment to new and challenging music."

The band is currently writing for the follow-up album to "The Invisible Mountain," a companion album that is tentatively titled "Half Blood." Additional details on this release will be announced soon.

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