Exclusive Stream: T.O.M.B. – The Great Venerat Insult

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Invisible Guy and Malignant Records (sub-label Black Plagve Productions) are collaborating to give you a track from the “Third Wave Holocaust” album that T.O.M.B. released a month ago. So that you can listen to it in your dark corner of the world. Enter into a world of hurt, a world where death-industrial is the ruler and black noise is the by-product. Soothe yourself with the darker sounds, and malefic content. Be frightened, be on your toes. Woe thee that tries to cross the boundaries of this limitless introductory to a whole charred apocalypse incarnate. There is no reason for you to enter this realms when you’re on your own, but you still have the urge to see into a whole other world. Some may fall, others may fall from grace. But the mighty few will stand on their own and face their inner demons. Anyway, enough of this darkly enrichment of your inner soul. We bring you the exclusive track “The Great Venerat Insult“, for your listening (dis-)pleasure. If you like what you’re hearing, you should head on over to Malignant Records and buy it. Down below, you can read what the label has to say about things.

Active for over a decade and with releases on Fall of Nature, Todestrieb, and Crucial Blast, Pennsylvania’s T.O.M.B. has come to embody the spirit of what Black Plagve is and was started for, pushing sound to the extreme by taking elements of dark ambient, noise, metal and death industrial and assembling them into powerful, blackened occult rituals. Built around field recordings that consist of cemetery desecrations, live crematory incineration’s and disturbing, abandoned insane asylum ceremonies, everything is misshapen and deformed, twisted and crafted into harrowing episodes of hallucinatory, blood soaked rituals, demonic incantations, and waves of foul smelling textures.

10 tracks in total, some, such as Clairvoyant Frequencies, Electric Exorcism, or Vulgarity, with their dense reverberating churn, necrotized tones, and over modulated frequency abuse, fall into the power electronics vein. Others, such as the tribalistic Vom Voodoo, Na La Gore Na, and Tribute to Hanhua, are drenched in unholy atmospherics, with buried rhythms, clanging percussion and deathchant vocalizations. It’s all held together with a clenched, rotten fist, moving and writhing in perfect unison over its 50 time frame.

Another strong and welcome addition to the growing Black Plagve roster and a resounding reason why T.O.M.B. remains at the forefront of the “black noise” movement. Recommended for fans of MZ.412, Gnaw Their Tongues, DEATHSTENCH.

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Interview with Jen Ellerson of Modern Movement!

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Modern Movement is a project that was jumpstarted by Jen Ellerson, back in 2010. She wanted to capture a movement that she’d seen rising in Berlin, which was limited to eclectic and nocturnal sub-cultures within this specific region of Germany. Mainly ranging from cold wave to other obscure sounds. Those that are involved with the project, describe themselves as “a collective of ambitious, international misfits with irreproachable taste“. So, when this concept first set out to do something, it was by putting up club-nights that would fuse together the potential she saw in Berlin. Garnering a lot of momentum from her previous (and still current) project Brave Exhibitions, which is about the same thing, but not really. It’s based out of London, but it’s focused within a similar scene. She’s been running it together with James Lowry for some time now. Anyway, since club-nights only and installations at that, didn’t really pinpoint what was happening around her, she sketched out an idea for a book in 2011. This later on formed into a bigger project, which would come out in 2013 and also include a compilation of tracks to accompany the book itself. Like a soundtrack for everything that’s been gathered around. There’s a lot to say about Jen Ellerson, and she’s got a lot of experience within multimedia as such, but hopefully this interview will clear up a lot of question-marks. I asked her about the book, the idea behind it, Brave Exhibitions, Modern Movement, what it was like coming to Berlin, how Berlin differs from London and much more. I’m hoping that you’ll find this informative and enjoyable, and I hope that some of you actually recognize yourselves as part of this story.

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