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MINE COLLAPSE: Chicago Trio To Issue Debut EP Via Nefarious Industries This Summer – Earsplit Compound

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Nefarious Industries will release the self-titled debut EP from Chicago-based MINE COLLAPSE this Summer, issuing the record’s art, track listing, street date, and more.

Formed in the Fall of 2015 by two-thirds of now defunct punk/metal ensemble arbogast, also part of the Nefarious Industries family, MINE COLLAPSE picks things up where arbogast left off, with Aaron Roemig and Mike Rataj continuing a nearly decade-long collaborating streak. Roemig and Rataj hurl a ten-ton mass of experience onto the Chicago music scene with their newest endeavor—having served time in other Chicago notables Lord (Asian Man Records), Modern Advances (Baldy Longhair Records), Retro Morning, and Still Machine. Rounding out the sound on the EP and live is Ed Sanchez-Gomez, the mastermind behind the Latinoamericano Shoegaze project, Umbra Sum (Acuarela Records).

On their self-titled debut, MINE COLLAPSE delves into a uniquely heavy, jagged, sludge-punk sound featuring reverb-soaked vocals. Clocking in at twenty-two minutes, the four-song EP shows layers of frantic noise rock and doom riffage stacked atop Rataj’s signature jazz-infused pummeling drum style. Influences range from contemporary heavy bands — think Torche, Queens Of The Stone Age, Don Caballero, Boris, and The Austerity Program — to old-school nineties AmRep bands à la Helmet, Jesus Lizard, and Unsane.

Mine Collapse was recorded with Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos, Lord Mantis, Harm’s Way) at Bricktop Recording in Chicago over three days in March 2016. Mastering was completed by Carl Saff who has put the final magic to recordings by a slew of amazing bands and noteworthy labels including Coliseum, Sofy Major, Young Widows, and many more. The EP will see release on CD and digital on July 22nd through Nefarious Industries. Stand by for additional info, audio samples, and more preceding its street date.

MINE COLLAPSE will be performing the new EP in its entirety this Friday, May 20th, at Quencher’s Saloon in their hometown of Chicago, with additional regional live performances to be announced in the coming weeks.

MINE COLLAPSE Live:
5/20/2016 Quencher’s Saloon – Chicago, IL w/ American Draft, Old Gold, HighGraves

Mine Collapse EP Cover Artwork

Mine Collapse Track Listing:
1. Mouthpiece
2. Zeroed
3. Coward
4. StrangeFronts

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RISK RELAY: New Jersey Act To Release Fourth Album Through Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

Risk Relay [photo by Nicole Skinner]
[photo by Nicole Skinner]

“A speck of dust on the edge of immensity, I clung to the stone cliff, gazing into the depths of that immeasurable void.” – John Uri Lloyd

RISK RELAY, sixteen-year veterans of the New Jersey local music scene, are excited to be releasing their fourth record, As We Descend, this November, the band’s first album for Nefarious Industries.

Closing a three-year gap in releases, RISK RELAY sought out new inspirational energy and direction for the creations of this new concept recording, the lyrics and artwork for As We Descend inspired by the late nineteenth-century science fiction novel, Etidorpha, which depicts the story of a man banished to an alternate world within the center of the Earth.

With six expansive new movements, As We Descend was engineered by RISK RELAY drummer Brian Buccellato at his own Volume IV studio in New Brunswick. The album showcases a very apparent evolution in the band’s songwriting and arrangements, while there is still a nod to the frenetic buzz of their earlier work. The trademark dissonant guitar interplay from Ed Dailey and Mark Weinberg remains, as do the intricate, syncopated rhythms, brought by Buccellato’s drumming and Steve Bumgarner’s basslines. Dailey’s intelligent lyrics guide the listener on a journey through the abyss, reflecting the emotional distress of the book’s main character, longing for both what he’s seen and what remains to be seen. In the end, re-emerging from the subterranean, we encounter the band’s most engaging collection of songs to date.

RISK RELAY has shared bills with and become fans of many of the acts within the Nefarious Industries family over the years, and the members are very excited to be joining the label’s roster. As We Descend will arrive in vinyl and digital formats in November 2016. An exact street date, album artwork, and more info on the album will be released in the coming weeks. In the meantime, RISK RELAY will be actively performing throughout the region on a regular basis leading up to and through the release of As We Descend this Autumn.

RISK RELAY Live:
5/21/2016 The Blarney Station – Warwick, NY w/ Veneer
6/30/2016 The Citizen – Jersey City, NJ w/ Control

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ANIQATIA: New Luminous EP From Pennsylvania Exploratory Melodic Rock Act Playing At PureGrainAudio – Earsplit Compound

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PureGrainAudio is now streaming the entire new Luminous EP from Eastern Pennsylvania-based exploratory melodic rock quartet, ANIQATIA, as the record is prepped for official release this Friday via Nefarious Industries.

Returning to the studio which spawned their admired Erratics debut EP, ANIQATIA’s Luminous was recorded at Skylight Studio with producer Vince Ratti (Circa Survive, Braid, Title Fight). Incorporating influences from the likes of Hum, Explosions In The Sky, Sunny Day Real Estate, Failure, and others, the band’s sound thrives with a progressive sound that is also simultaneously refreshing and nostalgic. Luminous showcases a hardened and exploratory set of songs propelled by soaring melodic guitar lines and ironclad, thoughtful rhythms.

ANIQATIA offers of the EP, “During the writing process for Luminous, we pushed each other to play outside of our comfort zones and tried different approaches for composing songs. It showcases our more experimental side, with both our most aggressive and most melodic material to date. The end result is five unique tracks that offer listeners a variety of sonic landscapes, so Luminous has a little something for everyone to enjoy.”

Stream ANIQATIA’s full Luminous EP at PureGrainAudio now at THIS LOCATION.

Luminous will be released digitally this Friday, March 11th, 2016, via Nefarious Industries, home to Maid Myriad, El Drugstore, A Fucking Elephant, Opul, Bangladeafy, and other boundary-belittling rock and rollers. A preorder bundle is available right HERE.

ANIQATIA Live:
3/19/2016 War House – Phillipsburg, NJ
3/24/2016 Club Gravity – Bethlehem, PA
4/12/2016 The Alternative Gallery – Allentown, PA
4/16/2016 Operation Rebuild Nepal Festival – Frackville, PA
6/18/2016 McCoole’s – Quakertown, PA

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ANIQATIA Streams “The Heiress” With New Noise Magazine Premiere As Luminous EP Nears Release Through Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

“The Heiress” is the brand new single hailing from Eastern Pennsylvania-based ANIQATIA and their impending Luminous sophomore EP. As the sprawling new recordings from the exploratory, melodic rock quartet find their way days closer to mid-March release through Nefarious Industries, the new track seeps into the public through an exclusive stream at New Noise Magazine.

Issues ANIQATIA with the track premiere, “’The Heiress’ is a song about the frustration and tension that goes along with having people in your life that you can’t please, regardless of how hard you try. Musically, it’s structured around that tension – the verses represent building it up, the choruses serve as a release for it, and the drifting middle sections are trying to escape it.”

Experience the tension and release of ANIQATIA’s “The Heiress” at New Noise Magazine RIGHT HERE.

The EP’s “February” is also playing at Heavy Blog Is Heavy HERE.

Luminous will be released digitally on March 11th, 2016, via Nefarious Industries, home to Maid Myriad, El Drugstore, A Fucking Elephant, Opul, Bangladeafy, and other boundary-belittling rock and rollers. An advance preorder bundle including a shirt, the band’s prior EP, and the new EP has been posted HERE.

The band continues to perform throughout the tristate steadily into the Spring thaw and beyond with new shows booked in the coming months and more being booked.

ANIQATIA Live:
3/19/2016 War House – Phillipsburg, NJ
3/24/2016 Club Gravity – Bethlehem, PA
4/12/2016 The Alternative Gallery – Allentown, PA
4/16/2016 Operation Rebuild Nepal Festival – Frackville, PA
6/18/2016 McCoole’s – Quakertown, PA

ANIQATIA’s sound incorporates influences from the likes of Hum, Explosions In The Sky, Sunny Day Real Estate, Failure, and others. Building upon the foundation created with its predecessor, Erratics, the band’s new EP Luminous was also recorded with Vince Ratti (Circa Survive, Balance And Composure, The Wonder Years), the album thriving with a progressive sound that is also simultaneously refreshing and nostalgic. Luminous showcases a hardened and exploratory set of songs propelled by soaring melodic guitar lines and ironclad, thoughtful rhythms.

Luminous

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ANIQATIA: Heavy Blog Is Heavy Premieres “February” From Luminous EP By Pennsylvania Melodic Rock Quartet – Earsplit Compound

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As Bethlehem, Pennsylvania-based ANIQATIA prepares for the release of their sophomore EP, Luminous, through Nefarious Industries in March, the opening track, “February,” has seen an early premiere through the operators of Heavy Blog Is Heavy.

ANIQATIA collectively offers of the song, “’February’ was chosen as the first single off of Luminous because it takes all the varying dynamics found on the EP and combines them into a roller-coaster of a song. The track contains a little bit of everything that we pride ourselves in as a band and we are eager to share it with everyone. Lyrically, ‘February’ explores naturalistic themes about the harsh Winter we had last year here in Pennsylvania. Most of the writing for Luminous happened during that very long and frustrating Winter, which gave way to the ominous tones that can be heard on ‘February’ and throughout the rest of the EP.”

The write-up of the track at Heavy Blog Is Heavy alongside the premiere includes, “Bands such as This Town Needs Guns, The World is A Beautiful Place…, and American Football are all some absolutely stellar emo bands that use elements of post-rock in their sound to create something gorgeous. Now, we have a young new band on our hands that go by ANIQATIA…”

Explore ANIQATIA’s “February” at Heavy Blog Is Heavy RIGHT HERE.

Luminous will be released digitally on March 11th, 2016 via Nefarious Industries and most digital retailers.

ANIQATIA also continues to book new shows throughout the tristate area surrounding of the release of Luminous, with new shows booked into mid-April and much more in the works.

ANIQATIA Live:
2/21/2016 Black Bear Bar – Brooklyn, NY
2/27/2016 Deep Tanks, Inc. – Staten Island, NY
3/19/2016 Oxford Lounge – Philadelphia, PA
3/24/2016 Club Gravity – Bethlehem, PA
4/12/2016 The Alternative Gallery – Allentown, PA
4/16/2016 Operation Rebuild Nepal Festival – Frackville, PA

Formed in 2013, ANIQATIA (an-uh-kay-dee-uh) recorded their debut EP Erratics, with engineer Vince Ratti (Circa Survive, Balance And Composure, The Wonder Years) releasing it in June 2014 and quickly gained recognition from both critics and fans alike, drawing comparisons to Hum, Explosions In The Sky, Sunny Day Real Estate, and Failure, among others. Luminous builds upon the foundation formed by its predecessor, featuring a more progressive and cohesive sound that is both refreshing and nostalgic at the same time. Recorded and mixed in the Summer of 2015, once again by Ratti, Luminous showcases a hardened and exploratory set of songs propelled by soaring melodic guitar lines and ironclad, thoughtful rhythms. Fans of the aforementioned acts, as well as Nefarious labelmates Maid Myriad, and Opul should keep the EP on their radar.

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EXCLUSIVE PREMIERE: Stream A New Song From Aniqatia! – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

“Bands such as This Town Needs Guns, The World is A Beautiful Place…, and American Football are all some absolutely stellar emo bands that use elements of post-rock in their sound to create something gorgeous. Now, we have a young new band on our hands that go by ANIQATIA…” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

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ANIQATIA: Pennsylvania Melodic Rock Quartet Partners With Nefarious Industries For March Release Of Luminous EP – Earsplit Compound

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, natives ANIQATIA will be partnering with Nefarious Industries in early 2016 to release their sophomore EP Luminous.

ANIQATIA (an-uh-kay-dee-uh) was formed in the Spring of 2013 by two pairs of longtime Lehigh Valley musicians with the goal to create a distinctive sound that married their varying influences. Their debut EP Erratics, recorded by renowned engineer Vince Ratti (Circa Survive, Balance And Composure, The Wonder Years) and released in June 2014, quickly gained recognition from both critics and fans alike, drawing comparisons to Hum, Explosions In The Sky, Sunny Day Real Estate, and Failure, among others. Luminous builds upon the foundation formed by its predecessor, featuring a more progressive and cohesive sound that is both refreshing and nostalgic at the same time.

Recorded and mixed in the Summer of 2015, once again by Ratti, Luminous showcases a hardened and exploratory set of songs propelled by soaring melodic guitar lines and ironclad, thoughtful rhythms. Fans of the aforementioned acts, as well as Nefarious labelmates Maid Myriad, Opul, and others should keep the EP on their radar.

Luminous will be released digitally on March 11th, 2016 via Nefarious Industries, and will be available at most digital retailers.

Luminous

Luminous Track Listing:
1. February
2. The Heiress
3. Like Leaves
4. Empty Devils
5. Apollo

ANIQATIA is currently confirming shows throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York in advance of the release of Luminous, with much more in the way of live performances forthcoming surrounding the EP’s street date.

ANIQATIA Live:
1/15/2016 The Grape Room – Philadelphia, PA w/ Black Friday Death Count
1/17/2016 The Meatlocker – Montclair, NJ w/ Sunstained [info]
2/21/2016 Black Bear Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Ferocious Fucking Teeth [info]
2/27/2016 Deep Tanks Inc. – Staten Island, NY

ANIQATIA:
Chris Navatier – guitar/vocals
Jared Balogh – bass/vocals
Josh Beck – guitar/vocals
Nick Fritz – drums

Audio samples from the EP, preorder links, review copies and more will be issued in the coming weeks.

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GHOST SIMPSON: Self-Titled EP Review – Sonic Abuse

Ghost Simpson is an exploratory EP that introduces the band that is its namesake perfectly. There are reference points here from the progressive synth experiments of acts like Banco De Gaia and System 7 to the ambient dub of The Orb (themselves explorers of the space originally occupied by the likes of Pink Floyd and Yes). […] It’s a dark, brooding, gothic atmosphere the duo conjure, the music rooted in the post-punk experimentation of the early eighties […] a woozy style that recalls a dark underground nightclub where the blues-loving patrons have all been doped with ketamine and left drooling for a night of psychedelic noise and half-observed flashes of distorted reality. […] In this age of endless derivation, GHOST SIMPSON have tapped into something truly different.” – Sonic Abuse

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