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DYING WHALE: Georgia Punk/Hardcore Trio Unloads New Track From Nefarious Industries-Bound Last Moments Of Misery Via IDIOTEQ – Earsplit Compound

[photo by Cameron Flaisch] Georgia’s DYING WHALE has issued a new single from their Nefarious Industries-bound Last Moments Of Misery album, releasing “The Cloud I Hold” through IDIOTEQ webzine. Unifying elements of metal, sludge, and hardcore with ferociously raw emotional delivery, DYING WHALE’s … Continue reading

DYING WHALE: Last Moments of Misery – Tzertzelos

“[DYING WHALE]’s music is a more than exciting combination of hardcore punk, metal, and sludge. Some people call this post hardcore. However, genres come and go. Creativity is what matters and this is the case here. I think we have struck gold.” – Tzertzelos

The DRX: “Throughout Within” review – Toilet Ov Hell

“Romans is not the first to borrow facets of extreme metal to construct progressive chamber orchestrations. For the past five years he has been toiling rather quietly in the shadows of neighboring genre mutants and miscegenetic luminaries. With this in mind, it should come as no surprise that he continually exceeds the boundaries of standard rock instrumentation to include woodwinds, strings, and choirs. Nor should it come as a surprise, after listening to Throughout Within in full, that it was crafted using members of Kayo Dot, Psalm Zero, and Stern. The New York scene from which The DRX has arisen is as incestuous as it is exciting—and the elements that were birthed there are perhaps nowhere as focused as through the eyes of Romans. Like the short-lived Mare (not a New York band but shut up) or Nucleus Torn (also not a NY band, also shut up) or Kayo Dot (NY band, happy now?) before him, he deploys a wide array of instruments to build expansive songs full of shifting hues and conflicting moods. Yet he never goes weird for the sake of weird, and has a keen enough narrative sense to guide even the not-so-adventurous listener safely through these shifts and conflicts.” – Toilet Ov Hell

The DRX: “Throughout Within” Included on Sweet Bread Productions Best of 2016 List

“The first LP from New York drummer / singer / keyboardist / composer Dan Romans’ ever-evolving collective is an intriguing concept album reflecting on the hollowness of modern life. Recruiting a cast of guest musicians from such underground notables as Kayo Dot, Stern, and Romans’ longtime collaborator, guitarist Ryan Hare, Throughout Within weaves progressive metal, modern chamber music, and an odd but effective pop sensibility into an ambitious and unpredictable journey.” – Sweet Bread Productions

BANGLADEAFY: “Narcopaloma” Review – Freq

“I tend to be cynical of a lot of math-rock/prog things for doing these things, but where Bangladeafy do it well it’s because it’s fundamentally closer to fusion jazz without all the floppy dogshit that comes with fusion.” – Freq

SEE?: Unclassifiable NYC Act With Current/Former Members Of Netherlands, Spacehog, Bangladeafy, More Streams Lighteninging On Your Thames At New Noise Magazine – Earsplit Compound

The unclassifiable lunatic collective SEE? – formed by current/former members of Netherlands, Spacehog, Bangladeafy, Pseudo/Sentai, Cibo Matto, Seabrook Power Plant, Needle Driver, Die Trommel Fatale, Joan As Police Woman, Bassoon, Sugarlife, and more – is now streaming their entire Lighteninging … Continue reading

The DRX: Entire Nefarious Industries-Bound Throughout Within Album By NYC Avant-Rock Group Streaming At Heavy Blog Is Heavy – Earsplit Compound

[photo by Michelle Johnsen] New York City-based avant-rock collective The DRX — led by composer and multi-instrumentalist Dan Romans, and featuring members of Kayo Dot, Psalm Zero, The Riot Oak, Jerseyband, and others – will release the group’s epic new concept album, … Continue reading

EXCLUSIVE: Avant Garde Project The DRX Streams New Album, Throughout Within – Heavy Blog Is Heavy

“Romans is a fascinating musician, wailing and growling across Throughout Within‘s nine sprawling tracks that contribute to the overall atmosphere of esoteric whimsy and incongruous tone: somber timbers clash against uplifting major key swells in heartfelt choruses; trumpets blare out through sludgy dirges; playful keys bounce around in morose wonder. Throughout Within is an oddity for sure, but it has the emotional depth and substance to back it up.” – Heavy Blog Is Heavy