Cult Leader - www.facebook.com/CultLeaderMusic
When it comes to contemplating 2010's heavy music panorama, Salt Lake City's CULT LEADER finds its place among the bands that are offering a step-up in aggression, finding a way to update our idea of catharsis through total musical chaos. CULT LEADER emerged in 2013 from GAZA dissolution, and although it continues in many aspects its former embodiment's work, it clearly evolved in a more contrasted way, fueling its energy with harcore/crust influences balanced by an attraction for morbid ballades and suspended moments of hopelessness. So far the band released two Eps and two LPs through Jacob Bannon's label Deathwish Inc. (Converge, Oathbreaker, Code Orange, Deafheaven...) all four of them bearing the marks of creative challenges and technical virtuosity. This is not only brutal violence, it EATS you, it FLOODS you in a way no other band ever did. Four headed terror CULT LEADER is back with a forward-thinking, highly contrasted and extreme second LP "A Patient Man" (Deathwish Inc.) mixing hardcore/crust energy with avant-garde death metal and sludge riffing.
Birds in row - www.facebook.com/birdsinrow
Back in 2012 France's trio BIRDS IN ROW blew us away by releasing a genuinely heart-crushing and violent first album. "You, Me and The Violence" laid us low, offering in 12 concise songs enough anger to push us, and enough sensitivy to move us deeply. BIRDS IN ROW, instantly, became a model for all sharp toothed screamo hardcore, the one we were in desperate needthen. Deathwish Records (Converge, Touche Amore, Oathbreaker...) released this masterpiece and, alongside with never ending world tours supporting, Amenra, Converge, Neurosis... BIRDS IN ROW took the lead of french DIY scene. This year see the release of their long awaited second LP "We Already Lost The World" which mark band's evolution towards new uptight feelings.
Artists: Cult Leader, Birds In Row