"Arditi on Puissance-mies Henry Möllerin ja lukuisissa "never heard" -tason metallibändeissä soittavan ja soittaneen Mårten Björkmanin sotaisaa industrialia ja neoklassista yhdistelevä projekti. Omne E(...)"
Inspired by Iberian traditions, their music aims to celebrate the roots which identify a people and bind them to their land.
Founded in 2009, the band has recently become the Portuguese flagship for a new wave of like-minded projects currently spreading across Europe, who have embraced ancient ways and spirituality as both a starting point and a beacon for their incursions into Folk music.
Iberian ethnic instruments such as bagpipes, war drums, horns and various ancient stringed instruments provide the roots that burrow deep into the rich Lusitanian soil to nourish Urze de Lume's powerful and unique sound, whose belligerent tone ignites the audiences at the band's live performances.
"Vozes na Neblina", however, finds Urze de Lume taking a more quiet stance, in contemplation of the beauty of Fall. Its faded colours and a moist morning mist bring forth the memory of a transient moment, when the warmth of the Sun retires to give way to pitchblack night-time.
Just before soft percussion, along with the gentle shimmer of stringed instrumentation or the mesmerizing hum of a distant horn, take hold, Urze de Lume stir the embers of the crackling fireplace which welcomes us back to the comfort of our own inner sanctum. The time has come to cherish Autumn's melancholy farewell, as we recall all other departures that we came to face throughout our lives.
"Vozes na Neblina" brings two new instrumental tracks by Urze de Lume, as well as two preludes narrated by their friends and brothers-in-arms Àrnica.
Limited CDEP, available in two editions:
- Regular edition, lim. 300 handnumbered copies (Semi-transparent CD disc housed in silver-printed black carton stock.)
- Collector’s edition, lim. 50 handnumbered copies (Semi-transparent CD disc housed in silver-printed black carton stock. Comes mounted on a wood slice, pyro-engraved with the Urze de Lume logo, and includes a card autographed by all band members.)
What was once cold hard stone has now turned into raw steel! The awe-inspiring figure that is Arditi has never been stronger or more relentless, and continues to cast an ever-harsher tone to their Martial Neo-Classical Industrial.
A new dawn rises as the broken ground trembles under the resounding echoes of an army… “Imposing Elitism” marks a turning point – what was once cold hard stone has now turned into raw steel! The awe-inspiring figure that is Arditi has never been stronger or more relentless, and continues to cast an ever-harsher tone to their Martial Neo-Classical Industrial on their sixth full-length release. By reaching further into Man’s collecting past to harvest memories of a golden age of heroes, Arditi tap into the source of ancient blood that will fuel the impending march to the new Era.
Originally available as a small-run cassette, of which the 222 copies pressed quickly sold out, “Imposing Elitism” is now finally available on CD (presented in Digipak format) and LP (available both on black or golden 180 gr. vinyl, with matching covers, each limited to 250 hand-numbered copies and including download code)
01. Imposing Elitism (05:26)
02. Heroic Age (06:08)
03. Templets Heliga Härd (04:45)
04. Order of the Black Sun (04:32)
05. The Earth Shall Tremble Under the Tramp of our Feet (05:28)
06. Sturm auf die Zukunft (03:10)
07. Dawn of a New Mythos (04:55)
08. Förfäders Dygder (05:44)
09. Ashes Scattered in a River (02:20)
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Equilibrium Music proudly welcomes Angelic Foe, A project by Annmari Thim, the Swedish singer, composer and lyricist also known for her work with Arcana (as their lead-singer from 2001 to 2014), as well as several guest appearances in numerous other projects.
“Mother of Abominations” is Angelic Foe’s second album, following the critically acclaimed debut “Oppressed by the Heavens” released on Prikosnovénie in 2012. Written by Annmari and video games sound designer Samuel Lidström, the final mixing and mastering for “Mother of Abominations” has been handled by Peter Bjärgo (Arcana, Sophia) and is now finally presented in a gorgeous Digipak CD, complete with a 12-page booklet.
The album’s nine tracks fabricate a dramatic and melodious invitation to worlds of mysticism, haunted by otherworldly creatures. Angelic Foe’s new creation evidently bears a dimmer mood when compared to its predecessor, as the acoustic instrumentation prominent on the debut album gives way to a heavier and deeper symphonic canvas, largely based on rich orchestral arrangements, broad choral textures and vibrant percussion.
Bombastic yet soothing Neo-Classical ultimately crowned by the beautiful voice of Annmari, which drifts from a soft and forgiving allure into a strong commanding tone as it narrates tales sprung out of religious texts and beliefs over the lush cinematic background. Let “Mother of Abominations” lead you on this enticing passage to the unearthly!
01. Daughter of Comfort (06:42)
02. The Get (04:32)
03. All Her Princes Are Gone (06:05)
04. Shapes Without Shadows (04:59)
05. Pestilence and Smither (03:43)
06. Bewitching Lilith (04:30)
07. Workers of Harm (06:56)
08. The Judgement (05:23)
09. Enemies of God (07:22)