Sirona launches a MASSIVE playlist showcasing underground artists. (#underground #undergroundmusic #netlabel )

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Sirona Records recently launched a new music player on their website, which features HUNDREDS of tracks from Sirona releases.

When I say hundreds, I mean 228 and counting. This playlist will likely grow massively in the coming weeks.

So do your self a favor, head on over to their website to access the endless showcase of underground talent.

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Native Wildlife, “A Simple Life, A Quiet Mind”, Full Length Release

Native Wildlife, “A Simple Life, A Quiet Mind”, Full Length Release

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Hey everyone. I’m finally getting around to making my first post now that I am settled in at college and have something I feel is worth the coverage.

Just a few days ago my favorite unsigned band from the East Coast, Native Wildlife, released their first full-length LP, A Simple Life, A Quiet Mind. Let me say, I have been anticipating the release for a long time.

Before I get into talking too much about the album I should introduce you to the band. Native Wildlife are a five-piece post-hardcore outfit from Massachusetts and Connecticut. They are still a relatively new band with two EP releases and this new full length. They deliver what I can only describe as some pretty fucking raw Post-Hardcore with some elements of ambiance and delicate guitar. Their lyrics are translated beautifully through Steve, their vocalist’s, ever-improving and intensely emotive vocal performances. Their sound is really refreshing to me in a genre that very easily blurs together. Partially due to Steve’s vocal style and the rest attributed to the band’s instrumentation.

On with the album! The opener, “An Ending”, starts the album off with a beautifully chill acoustic melody accompanied by some ambiance in the background. The track fades into the first heavy track on the album, “Invocation”. This track doesn’t waste time, getting right into one of my favorite verses of the album lyrically. This track is one of the more straight forward tracks on the album. Though there are some pretty rad lead lines that start around the second verse and I like those a lot. Really great vibes on the track. The bridge to the last verse makes a really cool transition and I love how hard Steve goes for the end of the track.

The next track, “Obsession”, is immense. Rather short, but the track explodes after a single snare hit into some of the heaviest stuff on the record. Steve is going 150% on this track and it’s no wonder why they threw a live single version on the Heads Up Records compilation that was released in March of this year. Just an incredibly heavy track with heavy everything bringing it down heavy as fuck all of the time. It’s excellent. With a little feedback it ends going into another pretty short track that has some of my favorite guitar work. “Progeny” has some cool lead stuff going on and some great lyrics, especially the last verse. Check it outtt.

(I also realize I’m not being very descriptive. Just kinda running down the record. I’m no music reviewer yet.)

The next track, “Nomad”, is very chill with some delayed out guitar and then it crescendos with the drums coming in and leading seamlessly into the next track, “Legacy”. This track features Dave Vitola, the front man of the Boston Hardcore band Deathdealer. This track gives me feels. I like it a whole lot. They also released a very cool music video for these two songs before the album dropped. Erik Rojas put together an awesome video for them. Excellent live shots of the band and some eerily creepy footage of people cutouts and stuff. It’s neat.

Watch it!

The next track, “Unhallowing”, is currently my favorite. It’s got some really cool guitar tones, as does the whole album. Some super gnarly bass tones, especially this gnarly riff that is in the forefront of the track for a few seconds. Steve and John alternate vocals on this track and it sounds awesome. I dig them grooves, brah. The song fades and the next and final track starts…

“Most Times” wraps up the album with a hauntingly beautiful a poem by William James, a poet from Pittsburgh, introducing the longest track on the record. I really like this track. After uncle BillJim’s poem fades out with the melancholic guitar, the track shifts into a powerful song. Tremolo picked ambiance fills the space while everything else just slams down this epic half time beat for a bit. The track picks up before going into a very broken up and terribly heavy hitting riff. It’s almost menacingly uncomfortable. Just as the heaviness subsides, noise from oscillating delays and effect madness bring the record to an end.

Overall I think this record is brilliant and it has a lot going for it from an unsigned and mostly unheard band from the East Coast. The album was recorded and mixed on 2″ tape by Alex-Garcia Rivera at Mystic Valley Recording Studio in Medford, MA and mastered by Jay Maas at Getaway Studios in Haverhill, MA. Knowing the amount of time and effort put into this record I highly recommend looking into it and giving it an appropriate listen through. Native Wildlife are some of the nicest guys I’ve had the opportunity to go chill with and see play and they are writing some rad music.

Check out Native Wildlife’s pages, download their records, buy some merch, like their pages, talk about them, support, and spread some love.

“That is a wrap… Start me at the beginning.” -John Snyder

TUNNEL VISION: Bash Nova – Re Volution (( #ambient #trippy ))

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***Tunnel Vision is a column that takes a look at underground and indie films/video and film making.***

I saw that Bash Nova put out a cool new video and I wanted to help share it.

Bash Nova is an awesome ambient sounds project that hails out of Scotland.

In a nut shell: Bash Nova captures the imagery of nature and sifts it through a really awesome kaleidoscope effect. This mixed with the ambient sounds makes for a really enjoyable experience for multiple senses. (Especially if you are smoking weed like I am now.) The song is titled Re Volution and is a track off the new album Contact of Flesh.

So anyway, check out Bash Nova HERE, Download Contact of Flesh for Free HERE, and watch this awesome video below. 

A Fallen Dream unveils “Divine” album art for for new EP. ( #afallendream #metal #albumart )

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Yesterday, A Fallen Dream took to facebook and posted the album art for the VERY anticipated new EP “Divine.”

As you can see, the design by Downfall Artwork is extremely fitting.

Makes me want to hear the whole thing now!

But alas we must wait for a little while longer. In the mean time, check out the track “Torn Between” from the EP

and this sample of what’s to come.

MORE VIDEO: Pollux also summons the madness.

Earlier I was discussing a shocking revelation that RedSK and Dental Work were using noise to summon resonant deities.

Now, it would seem, that France has been bombarded with such demons of chaos as well.

Our friend Pollux shared a disturbing video in the SP Facebook group the other day titled Black Skull. Upon observation, it is clear that he has some how managed to tear a hole into our own reality and take us on a journey through a pineal highway that is sure to rip you out of this world.

Now and only now do I know what it is like to astral travel through a computer wire and slip into oblivion. It is not coincidence that I happened upon this video while super stoned on spirit smoke.

Hurrah for it’s glory.

If you listen closely, you can hear the whispers of the resonant being…

Pretty awesome right ? ❤

Download and Stream “Black Day” HERE

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The Tunnel Proudly Presents: Tunnel to the Underground VOL.3!

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Well, it’s been eight whole months, but without further delay, Tunnel to the Underground proudly presents to you: TUNNEL TO THE UNDERGROUND VOL.3!

This is a MASSIVE compilation that features 122 tracks from over 70 artists from different genres. It starts here, and will continue to grow as it is released by various Net Labels through out the world. ANY NET LABEL OR LABEL CAN DOWNLOAD AND RE-RELEASE THIS COMPILATION FREELY!

Keep checking back to this page to see the lists of labels grow in number. Links to each labels version of the release will be listed here. LET’S MAKE THIS BIG.

Okay, enough chit chat, you might want to put on some headphones and dedicate a few hours to this, it’s a doozy.

CHEERS EVERYONE!

DOWNLOAD LINKS

NEW BANNER

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 STREAM AND DOWNLOAD HERE! [TRF742] (Features Bonus Track #122)

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STREAM AND DOWNLOAD HERE! [Siro662] (Features Bonus Track #122)

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STREAM AND DOWNLOAD HERE [Dead05333] (Features Bonus Track #122)

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STREAM AND DOWNLOAD HERE [MGR003] (Features Bonus Track #122)

Placenta Recordings announces Mental Spaghetti Fest #4: “The Quatro”.

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For years now, I have missed what looks to be one of the coolest music festivals in the underground scene. I have heard nothing but good things about the annual Placenta Recordings organized Mental Spaghetti Fest. Even the name is cool right?

So what is Mental Spaghetti Fest you ask?

Mental Spaghetti Fest is a weekend long, underground music and culture festival that features a HUGE line up of artists and bands that range from Metal to Noise, and any other underground and experimental genres you can really think of (Especially those of electronic nature.) Also, it’s one of those cool pitch a tent and camp out for three days festivals. Fucking awesome.

So anywaysssss. Earlier today I received my invite to Mental Spaghetti Fest #4! WOOHOO! It’s going to take place on the weekend of August 16th and run until August 19th. And god damn, they already have a killer line up going. Already I see familiar names such as RedSK, Dental Work, Watabou, Bubblegum Octopus, tooth_eye. I also see an exciting new addition, the local Detroit based grind band DEADCHURCH! I have been diggin on DEADCHURCH lately so I am psyched to see them live. Because I WILL be going this year, so fucking help me.

Tunnel to the Underground will be CAMPING OUT and covering this event, getting all kinds of cool photos and footage, and hopefully getting some interviews to post on the youtub page.

Here is the line up thus far.

Geronimo Arafat (Los Angeles, CA)
Bubblegum Octopus (Verona, New Jersey)
Dromez (Austin, Texas)
Crochetcatpause (Detroit, MI/Pittsburgh, PA) 
Dental Work (Traverse City, MI)
The Bayside Bombshells Burlesque Troupe (Traverse City, MI)
Whitey Alibaster (St. Petersburg, Florida)
Medicinal Groove (Traverse City, MI)
DJ Fungus (Traverse City, MI)
Eric’s Disastrous Social Life (Ann Arbor, MI)
Drill Scare (Chicago, IL)
Khrysalis (Detroit, MI)
Tooth_Eye (Chicago, IL)
Selector Catalog (Detroit, MI)
Eprom Colony (Detroit, MI)
Steve Cattin (Switzerland)
Grave Slave (Arizona)
Fluff (Frankfort, MI)
Barbeque (Detroit, MI)
Watabou (Ann Arbor, MI)
Kessenchu (Lansing, MI)
RedSK (Detroit, MI)
Little Mack (Ann Arbor, MI)
Lady Lebanon (Detroit, MI)
Lionghoulman (Detroit, MI)
Total Hipster Crusher (Fowlerville, MI)
Kevin Summers (Manistee, MI)
Faction Disaster (Gaylord, MI)
Bruxism (Fenton, MI)
Dead Church (Detroit, MI)
Snesei (Detroit, MI)
MEGAskyfish (Traverse City, MI)
Joestep Stalin (Lansing, MI)
Inflatable Best Friend (Kalamazoo, MI)
Nikola Whallon
The One Electric
Tell All Your Friends (Detroit, MI)
Detroit Dad (Detroit, MI)
Amigo (Flint, MI)
Sycamore Smith & The Gray Beast (Marquette, MI)
Silence Dogood (Marquette, MI)
All Odds Against (Vanderbilt, MI)
Consumption (Marquette, MI)
Mold Loaf
Bert
Pep-Step
Flylingual
Thug Bites

+ MORE TBA (Contact me here if you are interested in performing, we have a few slots left! placentarecordings@gmail.com)

We will keep you guys updated on any developments. Until then, check out the official event page HERE and check out Placenta Recordings HERE

Also, check out this killer video from last years fest. It showcases the variety of genres and the fun times to be had. Dig It.