On this day in 1980 EINSTÜRZENDE NEUBAUTEN crawled into a pillar of Berlin’s Stadtautobahn bridge and recorded Stahlmusik.
The space was 1.5 metres high, 5 metres in width and 50 metres in length and made out of steel. Pocket torches were used to lit the place and a Telefunken Bajazzo transistor radio was used as amplifier. The session was taped with an ordinary cassette recorder. – Fromthearchives.com
You can see the recording space on the film Liebeslieder when EN returned a year later.
Distro: Album Page | Artist Page Written by: As Tiger of the City Album opener, starting things in a faster tempo to give it an energetic punch. The opening/closing riff is inspired by one of my greatest favourites – Achilles Last Stand by Led Zeppelin. Later on, we add some 80s-sounding synthscapes that were […]
vicarann ashuna kshaunyam hayenapratima-dyutih nripa-linga-cchado dasyun kotisho nihanishyati… …After all the imposter kings have been killed, the residents of the cities and towns will feel the breezes carrying the most sacred fragrance of the sandalwood paste and other decorations of Lord Kalki, and their minds will thereby become transcendentally pure. …this was one of our […]
Full details in the coming days Vigilant, insomniac rationality engendering descartean godzillas In temples of postmodern debris The proof of the proof is not to be found In the narcissistic swamp of Generation Y Here is an opaque introduction to the next Todestrieb release, arriving this month. Samples and details soon. Some of the philosophers, […]
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Taken from the forthcoming album on Fall of Nature. You can see from the waveform this is a pulsating, rhythmic recording. Industrial. Slow and expansive. The cold, grey atmosphere is calm but always menacing. Due for release later this month.
The next abomination to possess the stage was Pennsylvania’s mysterious spellbounders T.O.M.B. (Total Occultic Mechanical Blasphemy). Considered a black noise project, T.O.M.B. far exceeds the parameters of a typical band and is more of a ready-made dark performing art. Working with field recordings from cemeteries, abandoned insane asylums, crematories, morgues and other rotting places of a hollow and torturous past, T.O.M.B. brings something unique and terrifying to the stage. Fans watched in confusion and disarray as the autonomous and gloomy harvesters of sound began to mesmerize them with non-conventional metal instruments, conducting a series of spells and rituals such as “Jaw Bones”, “Birth”, “Ram Horn” and “Summoning.”
T.O.M.B. continued entrancing and terrifying the audience, with the smoke from incense rising up through a pile of various skulls within a wall of disorienting rabid sound. The blood letting rituals had begun. Incinerating their set T.O.M.B. cast the last spell “Ram Skull Sacrifice.” Many non-conventional items were used to create sound during the show such as the amplifying scraping of horns, jawbones, and a hand-held scythe across a tombstone to create disorienting and haunting sounds. This unique approach to metallurgy is an unusual and rare subgenre of black metal and made for a very interesting experience, to say the least.
T.O.M.B. travelled to Norway several years ago and recorded material with Hellhammer and Manheim of Mayhem. Some of that material is included in this video, a new work by T.O.M.B. to be released in the near future on an unannounced label.