ARGONAUTA Records is proud to announce the signing of the progressive avant-garde masters THEE MALDOROR KOLLECTIVE. The band is actually the ongoing collaborative project involving members of the ritual drone doom outfit SHABDA and a very close bunch of talented musicians that led to a over 15 years activity: started as a progressive avant-garde extreme metal phenomenon, Thee Maldoror Kollective evolved into a multi-dimensional experience.
The new album “Knownothingism” is the 9th full length of the band and a massive step into their genre-melting extravaganza. Lyrically inspired by the Yin hemisphere of universal energy, the album features the charming vocals of PINA KOLLARS (courtesy of Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records), moving further the entire work to smartly touch of rock, psych, prog, jazz, while keeping the sound into the most adventurous fields of laptop experimentalism. To be released next fall, Knownothingism is a creative zen walk into sound and a must-have album for all music enthusiasts.
Argonauta Records is excited to announce a new four-piece in the ARGONAUTA Records family. Northern Ireland based band NOCTURNAL TRIP are authors of a stunning “groovy” hard/stoner rock able to blend Sabbath influenced sound, 70’s psychedelic hard rock and a unique touch from the 90’s grunge scene.
Started in early Summer of 2012 by Zakk Fisher (lead guitar), Nathan Conn (rhythm guitar), Adam Porter (drums) and Lana Hunter (vocalist and bass guitar), Nocturnal Trip released their debut EP earlier this year and they are now working on the full length album which will see the light next Fall.
https://nocturnaltrip.bandcamp.com – http://www.facebook.com/ArgonautaRecords
After the great feedback received across the board for their debut EP “Euphoric Curse“, Sunderland (UK) based Stoner/Doom/Metal outfit WITCH CHARMER follow it up with their first full length record raising the bar on what came before.
The band (featuring the talents of Kate McKeown – Vocals, Dave McQuillan – Drums & Vocals, Len Lennox – Guitar & Vocals, Adam Clarke – Guitar & Vocals, Richard Maher – Bass) expands on the sound from their previous release and add a monolithic slab of smoked out doom and groove to take you on a satirical journey to enlightenment.
“The Great Depression” has been mixed and mastered by Tony Reed (Mos Generator, Stone Axe) and will be released by Argonauta Records in September 2014. Just wait for a massive dark, groove-laden, heavy stoner-doom album that fans of Acid King, Purson, Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, Goatsnake & Electric Wizard cannot miss!
http://www.facebook.com/witchcharmerband – http://www.facebook.com/ArgonautaRecords
Argonauta Records is excited to announce the signing of post black/screamo group SELVA ['selvə], founded in late 2013 by Tommy (drums), Gino (bass/voice) and Ale (guitar/voice), who have previously been in other different hardcore bands in northern Italy. Each member’s slightly different background helped to create their unique sound that goes from post-hardcore and screamo to black and post metal to instrumental post rock. SELVA is currently working with producer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Loma Prieta, among others) at Atomic Garden Studio (San Francisco) for the final touch to the album, due to be released this fall. Stay tuned for more news and details.
More information at www.argonautarecords.com – www.facebook.com/selvapbs
If you are thinking of a band with the Sabbath’s 70’s mood and a metal sound of stoner/doom flavor, you have to give a listen to RETURN FROM THE GRAVE, the new intriguing signing of the ARGONAUTA Records roster!
These four guys comes from the lost lands near Venice, Italy, and have been operative since 2011. Horror stories and the hidden meanings of Life and Death are the main themes of their upcoming new album “Gates of Nowhere”, featuring Heavy Doom hymns recorded completely in analog! The mastering of this new album has been done by Richard Whittaker, member of FxGroup Studios in London, who has collaborated with bands like Saint Vitus, The Who, Black Sabbath and Rolling Stones. This Epic and Heavy-Vintage stuff is something for fans of bands like ORCHID, IN SOLITUDE and UNCLE ACID cannot miss! “Gates of Nowhere” will be out in noble DigiSleeve CD edition in early June 2014. The band is currently planning new shows to promote the new album and constantly searching for new venues.
Russian Avant-garde, Post-metal band POSEIDON have inked a deal with ARGONAUTA Records. POSEIDON, founded in 2011 in the land where, as the legend says, once was Tethys Sea – Stavropol city, Russia – began at the end of 2011 releasing the single “Portals” followed by the single “Lotuses burning in the fire of Hell” in 2012, showcasing more of an Extreme Progressive Metal sound. In September 2013 Poseidon released the EP “III”, which has more Post-Metal and Atmospheric influences, with a lot of clean male vocals.
Today, the distinctive features of Poseidon’s music are the use of orchestration for visual imagery and more “Cinematic Post Metal”, where Avant-garde and Post Metal collide creating an original wall of sound, reminding of the aggressive tunes of THE OCEAN and the theatrical touch of VED BUENS ENDE. The new album “Infinity” will soon see the light in noble “Argonauta DigiSleeve” CD edition, limited to 300 copies worldwide. A complete song “The Death of the First Titan” from the album is available here:
ARGONAUTA Records is stoked to announce the signing of the Swedish Sludge/Post Metal creature KOLOSS, featuring the talents of Cristoffer Karlsson (voice), Alexander Johansson (guitar), Henrik Hedberg (bass) and Oscar Siggestrom (Drums).
With influences from Neurosis, Cult of Luna and Tool, KOLOSS are now a solid reality with a specific sound made of dramatic, epic and heavy sonorities. The stunning album “Empower the Monster” (digitally self-produced by the band in 2013) will see the light in physical format during April 2014 on VINYL, limited to 250 copies worldwide. A preview of the work can be heard by clicking here:
“Koloss will leave you truly shaken to the core”. The Sludgelord
NeeCee Agency has issued that Argonauta Records is proud to start a new exciting collaboration with the talented artist Marco Castagnetto (alias ZenPunkArt), offering exclusive posters, high quality print on canvas, all limited editions to 20 (twenty) copies worldwide!
ZenPunkArt drawings are usually populated by spirituality, introspection and analysis, mutation and the new flesh, giving bodies and brains to a kaleidoscopic whole made up of eclectic characters and situations, works conceived in total harmony with Argonauta Records attitude and behavior.
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According to NeeCee Agency, U.S. sludge monsters HOLLOW LEG will have a worldwide re-release of their album “Instinct” under the flag of ARGONAUTA Records.
The band, a duo now quartet, is an enormously toned groove engine hailing from the highways between Deland and Jacksonville, Florida. Their first full length, Instinct, as a duo of guitar and drums from late 2010 and released independently (now completely sold-out), was an action blown forth by their inherent and creative strengths housed within its lyrics and riffs. Since their incarnation as a duo, Hollow Leg has held live performances akin to SLEEP and EYEHATEGOD cooperatively steering a runaway freight train through the center of a volcano. Instinct will be again available February 2014 for a full new life thanks to the exclusive digi-sleeve packaging by the label and the worldwide release. Just wait for a massive assault of slow head-banging music!
According to NeeCee Agency, BENEATH THE STORM, a mysterious one-man sludge wrecking machine led by Igor Shimon, inked a deal with the label Argonauta Records.
Based in Slovenia, it came to life in the cold and long winter of 2012. It awoke on ruins of several underground death metal and sludge bands. The dark and eerie ideas were building up in the founder’s mind for several years and it was the right time for them to be released.
The goal is to create the most brutal and slow-as-possible sound. Influences came from several genres for a final result of absolutely epic Drone-based Funeral Doom/Sludge Metal carnage.
“Temples of Doom” will be available in November in noble digisleeve cd limited edition.