Transmission0 US Release Date Confirmed
Go Kart Records today confirms August 24 as the US release date for the debut album from Netherland-based aggressive metal/hardcore band Transmission0. Simply titled 0 (Zero), it is the band's first introduction to stateside audiences as previously related projects and recordings have been primarily unavailable for most US music listeners.
An impressive recording that is expected to firmly launch the band's US profile, 0 was completely created (recorded/mixed) at the band's own Behind Green Door Studios in Tilburg, The Netherlands with guitarist Mischa van Rodijnen serving as both album producer and mixer. "At first it didn't look as if we would ever really start this band," says bassist Dave van Beek of the album and the band's early formation. "After the break up of our former band (Reveal), Mischa and I decided we wanted to start a dark, heavy and atmospheric band. And it took us three years to get everything to our liking in place."
Originally planning to work with small European indie Garden of Exile Records, Transmission0 switched paths earlier this year when recordings by the band were received by long-respected US label, Go Kart Records. More known for punk rock, in which the label is home to The Meatmen, Buzzcocks, G.B.H., Lunachicks, Ten Foot Pole and the recent re-issue of Pigmy Love Circus (featuring Tool drummer Danny Carey), the two agreed to align together. Three months of work would find 0 completed and ready for the worldwide stage.
"I cannot express really how happy I am with the result, especially considering we have done it all on our own." says van Beek. "We didn't have a producer or really expensive studio equipment. It was just us and the stuff we had at that moment. We are really proud of this album."
To first time listeners, Transmission0 is best likened to a mix of Isis, Neurosis, Mastodon and Cave-In. The band seemlessly steers from the highly charged and fast album opener "Journey" and "San Miguel" to the somber and hypnotic "U-Boot." Their musical ying and yang finds comfort in the mixing of opposites - once passive then chaotic.
Completed by keyboardist Michiel van de Avoird, drummer Bart Waalen and guitarist Leon de Goot, Transmission0 have crafted an impressive first recording. Track listing for 0 is confirmed as: Journey, vs Vampire, San Miguel, **, The Return, U-boot, Dust Like Sand, Ether, Serenity, ***.
Go Kart Records is distributed exclusively in the US and Canada by Koch Entertainment and Plastichead Music Distribution for all European territories.
Source: Digital Metal
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