Monday, 6 February 2017

ALBUM PREMIERE: Labirinto premiere their atmospherically dense and massively heavy instrumental opus “Gehenna” in Full


Within the vast territory of sounds that stretches between post rock and metal, LABIRINTO are one of South America's most well-known bands... and one of the very few outfits whose name and reputation has reached European and North American shores.

“Gehenna” is the band's heaviest and darkest release to date: a richly textured sound on an apocalyptic vision, driven by heavy guitars and synths, conceptualized and scored by guitar player Eric Cruxen, who along with his wife and founding member Muriel Curi forms the backbone of LABIRINTO.

“Gehenna” is already the band's 9th release, but only the sophomore album – their back catalogue is made up of a number of EPs and split EPs, a detail which showcases the band's strong foundation in the DIY scene. Throughout the 11 years of their existence, Cruxen and Curi have learned how to productively and successfully take control of every aspect of a band's universe themselves, without getting lost in it: from running their own professional recording studio, the internationally renowned Dissenso Studios in São Paulo, to running their own record label, to booking their own tours and collaborating with likeminded artists, record labels and producers across the globe.

For “Gehenna”, they invited producer legend Billy Anderson, known for his works with MELVINS, NEUROSIS, FANTOMAS to Brazil. The result of Billy Anderson's 9 days in Brazil is an atmospherically dense and massively heavy instrumental record. The album features 10 tracks, and one of them, “Locrus”, is a collaborative effort with the Belgian guitarist Mathieu Vandekerckhove (AMENRA / SYNDROME).

“Gehenna” is set for release via the renowned Pelagic Records on 10/02/2017 and today you can stream the album in full.  You can order a copy of the 2xLP, CD, digital here


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