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Long-time fans of Blutmond may have been surprised by the lineup that took to the stage recently at the HarVest Festival in Switzerland.
The band featured two new members – Simon on guitar and Fabio on drums and samples - who joined vocalist and guitarist John, vocalist and bassist Jerry, and saxophonist and guitarist Marc. It was, according to John, something of a final audition for the two musicians, albeit one that was pretty much a foregone conclusion. The following press release was issued about the band's lineup changes:
"Since its formation in 2004, Blutmond has never been a band that has been happy to limit itself to a formulaic nod in the direction of a particular genre. Starting out as a Black Metal band and releasing their first full length album “Endzeit” in 2006, Blutmond quickly developed a reputation for their insane and provocative live shows, which, whilst raising their profile throughout Europe, also led them to realize that the time had come to create something that was more emotional and honest.
"As is often the case when bands choose a different direction, not every member was on board with the idea, which resulted in a few lineup changes, and the recruitment of a new guitarist and saxophonist. With Code666/Aural Music picking up their sophomore full-length album, 'Thirteen Urban Ways 4 Groovy Bohemian Days' appeared in 2010, followed at the end of 2012 by 'The Revolution is Dead!,' once again on Code666. These two albums demonstrated that Blutmond was obviously forging ahead down a more avant-garde path, but one that definitely had a distinctive edge to it. Now that 2013 is drawing to a close, John has begun writing new material for the band’s fourth full-length album."
John comments: “I’ve built myself a small studio in my apartment which makes it much easier for me to work on the music as I can have access whenever I want. It’s early days yet, and we’re not ready to reveal too much about the direction we’re taking, but I don’t think anyone is going to be disappointed."
Blutmond was also previously covered in our look at bands that blend different genres. Check it out right here.
Although there may be stagnation in many areas of the heavy music scene, particularly at the most visible and mainstream levels, such is not the case with a swath of metal’s underground sector.
Sure, there are dime a dozen bands that all sound the same and use the exact same breakdown of low growls and clean singing (you know which ones I’m talking about – they like to call themselves “melodic hardcore” or “post-something or other”). There are even plenty of groups that claim they transcend genre or don’t care about sub-genre tags because “music is music” - and this is frequently a warning sign what you are about to hear will suck, hard, and very likely be a copy of something else that was just as lame.
But if you skim off that top layer of bafflingly-popular gunk, there are bands to be found that genuinely ignore borders between styles and let a wide range of genres seep into each other, creating unique and interesting sounds.
In previous Unearthing columns we’ve looked at a few metal bands that blend different genres or ignore metal trends as well as experimental or avant-garde acts, and today we’ll unearth three more outfits in those categories. These are musicians that don’t mind getting some prog in their death metal or some black metal in their electronica, and they’ll even play with mainstream elements while still hitting the extreme notes without skipping a beat.
This Swiss avant-garde outfit has three full-length releases under its belt, with the new album “The Revolution is Dead!” (review coming soon) just dropping last month through Code666 Records. Despite the title’s claim, the metal revolution certainly isn’t dead, as Blutmond plays with just about everything that can be found in the musician’s toolkit: black metal collides with saxophone, female vocals, and even some goth and industrial elements.
As a statement from the band itself recently said, the latest album is “a roller coaster of mindfucked hate songs full of love and lots of lost dreams.” This is a group worth checking out for fans of Oblomov, Furia, or black metal bands that all around don’t give a good goddamn about remaining “trve” or “kvlt.” Four tracks from “The Revolution is Dead!” can be heard through the player below.
Avantgarde Swiss metallers Blutmond have agreed to extend their deal with Aural Music for one more album, the upcoming “The Revolution is Dead!” which is scheduled for release in late November through Code666 Records. The band comments:
“Damn right, we’re back. We had some long and hard negotiations with the code-crew and finally decided to re-sign for our new badass output called 'The Revolution Is Dead!'
"And guess what, you’re not ready for this abomination of Swiss insanity! The real soundtrack for everything you’ve lost and everything you gonna miss.
"A roller coaster of mindfucked hate songs full of love and lots of lost dreams (but no coffee. Sorry). Free your mind and chose the wrong path. We’ll be waiting there.” More...
Swiss folk metal band Eluveitie announced its very own festival "Eluveite and Friends" to be held on December 30, 2011 at the Volkshaus in Zurich, Switzerland. Ticket information can be found at this location.
The complete billing for the show:
Switzerland avant-garde black metal trio BLUTMOND has inked a deal with Code666 Records. The group's new album, "Thirteen Urban Ways 4 Groovy Bohemian Days," is scheduled for release in September 2010.
"We decided to get rid of corpsepaint and traditional BM attitude, all of us in the band enjoy different genres and I think it shines through in our music" says guitarist/vocalist Jonas "John" Brem of BLUTMOND's influences "BLUTMOND has finally found the perfect partner for the upcoming release "Thirteen Urban Ways 4 Groovy Bohemian Days". We just signed a contract with the legendary label Code666 Records! And hell yeah, we're fucking excited and looking forward to kill your illusion of what Metal is! After many line-up changes, endless composing sessions and insane sceneries in the gutters of our souls, our new record can finally find the way to our audience. Don't except old-fashioned shredding, we truly found our way within the dark arts, using catchy riffs, melancholic Blues tunes, and urban stories about broken hearts, unpaid bills, lonely nights and warm beer. Stay tuned and await everything!"