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Titan to Tachyons - Cactides

AMN Reviews: Titan to Tachyons – Cactides (2020; Nefarious Industries)

Cactides consists of five medium-length instrumental tracks that are influenced by 50 years of metal and progressive rock, rearranged and mutilated for 2020. But Gates and company go beyond the tropes of these genres, incorporating heavy riffing, speed picking, feedback, and arpeggiated chords into unconventional structures and throwing in a dash of open improvisation here and there. […] For anyone who is disappointed by how slowly the heavy metal genre evolves and progresses, look no further than Cactides as a counterexample to that trend. Gates is a major voice, and Cactides could be her breakout appearance. Well done, indeed.” – Avant Music News

UNDERER - The Code

UNDERER: The Code – Scream Blast Repeat

“From the opening china splashes of ‘01:19’, The Code sets out its stall as a tumultuous descent into cabin fever and paranoia, like watching English actor, Stephen Graham, at his most unhinged. […] Fans of Dillinger Escape Plan’s seminal 2007 album, Ire Works, will recognise a kinship on ‘Lady’, and Mr Bungle afficionados have plenty of reasons to be excited by ‘Steven’. […] Simply press play and prepare for a bludgeoning.” – Scream Blast Repeat

Titan to Tachyons - photo by Karen Jerzyk

TITAN TO TACHYONS: Decibel Magazine Premieres “Morphing Machineminds” From Cactides LP; NYC Trio With Current/Former Orbweaver, Secret Chiefs 3, Cleric, And John Zorn Members To Release Album In August Via Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

photos by Karen Jerzyk New York City-based avant/instrumental metal trio TITAN TO TACHYONS has completed their debut album, Cactides, which is now confirmed for mid-August release through Nefarious Industries. As the record’s details, and preorders, are issued, the lead track and maiden single, … Continue reading

Titan to Tachyons - Cactides

Track Premiere: TITAN TO TACHYONS ‘Morphing Machineminds’ – Decibel Magazine

“A band featuring current and former members of Orbweaver, Gigan, Secret Chiefs 3, Imperial Triumphant, Cleric, and John Zorn promises to be weird and TITAN TO TACHYONS does not disappoint. Led by guitarist Sally Gates (ex-Orbweaver, ex-Gigan), the trio blast through six minutes of off-kilter heaviness that is equal parts melodic and dissonant. Take opening track “Morphing Machineminds” as an example—the track is all over the place with its ideas and tempo, but TITAN TO TACHYONS never go off the rails.” – Decibel Magazine

BRENNER & MOLENAAR: Uninvited Savior – House of Prog

“There are deep and dark notes which make me think of a foghorn crying out a warning, yet against that there is a distant melody which makes me think of a fairground luring unwary children to a doom they can never imagine. This is music designed for headphones as one really does need to shut away any extraneous stimuli and instead be taken into a world of BRENNER & MOLENAAR where we can be thankful we are visitors and do not have to stay in that dank and dismal place forever. Not for the fainthearted, this is yet another Brenner release I have found fascinating and compelling, and now I find myself looking to see what Molenaar has also been doing as I feel I need to know. Music which is pushing the very boundaries of the definition.” – House of Prog

GRIDFAILURE: Sixth Mass​-​Extinction Skulduggery II

Review: GRIDFAILURE Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery II – Musique Machine

“…I can say with confidence that GRIDFAILURE is a very peculiar and original project with its own stylistic direction and approach to sound.” – Musique Machine

GRIDFAILURE: Sixth Mass​-​Extinction Skulduggery II

Review: GRIDFAILURE Sixth Mass-Extinction Skulduggery II – Scream Blast Repeat

“It really is that dark and unnerving and coated in the type of misanthropy that makes you ashamed to be a human being. Skulduggery II is not a dystopian album; it’s a prophecy. This is a work of art that transcends music and dares to peer into the abyss.” – Scream Blast Repeat

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UNDERER: Decibel Magazine Streams The Code Debut Album By Cleric Member’s Solo Project; Album Sees Release Via Nefarious Industries Friday; Album Proceeds To Benefit Several Charities – Earsplit Compound

photo by Nick Shellenberger Decibel Magazine is hosting an exclusive advance stream of The Code, the debut album from Camden, New Jersey-based UNDERER – the solo project of Nick Shellenberger of Cleric and Shardik. The stream hits just ahead of the record’s official … Continue reading