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I, Voidhanger



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



"Dark Circles" EP out late September/early October.

Listen to a preview track, "In The Midst Of The Tranquil Spheres":

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sound nice! And this cover is tasty Twisted Evil Good job Eric!!!
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I, Voidhanger



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OUT NOW!

The Wakedead Gathering - Dark Circles EP-CD

Comes with 12-page full-color booklet with lyrics.

Price: € 6,00 plus shipping.

Visit our store: www.i-voidhanger.com/mailorder.htm
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First English review of this little death metal jewel:

FROM THE DUST RETURNED webzine
Review by Autothrall

Cincinnati crypt keeper The Wakedead Gathering (aka Andrew Lampe) left a reasonable impression upon me with his 2010 debut Tenements of Ephemera, which had him well on his way to becoming another A-lister of the throwback death metal scene here in the States, and to that end, its successor, the Dark Circles EP does not disappoint. There's nothing new or original happening here, perhaps, but what I appreciated with the debut, and again here, is how central the songwriting is despite the levels of atmosphere Lampe manifests through the backing melodic subtext. Where many projects are content to just drudge along in the footsteps of their influences with dime-a-dozen riffing patterns, there is not one misplaced or uninteresting sequence throughout these six tracks which withdrew me from the experience. Not once did I glance at the clock through a good number of spins...
I love how the very base, primitive guitar tone here is so chunky and clean, whether it's swaggering along in a more death/doom configuration or a surgical death/thrash pattern ("Dark Circles" itself). Then he'll add these subtle, glimmering, echoing phrases in the backdrop which add such depth, dimension and definition to the songs. You're never really just left with one boring, drawling progression of notes to attend you. Songs never exceed their grasp, and chugging, slower segments are interspersed with uptempo breaks that never disintegrate upon transition. Tremolo riffs are pure old school 1988-1993 but usually menacing and catchy as I enjoy them (Scream Bloody Gore, Malleus Maleficarum, etc). The vocals are nothing unusual, reminding me of a mix of old Swedish garbled grunters like Dan Swanö with Chris Reifert of Autopsy. Dark and steady. The bass here wasn't much of a factor in listening, but the drums were pretty well balanced with a live-ish feel to them that doesn't feel over tracked or over edited. In fact, overall I feel like The Wakedead Gathering could pull off a very close approximation of this sound in the live setting, a boon for fans who disdain the highly polished studio output of many more technical death acts.
When Lampe pulls off some fell, glorious, saddening phrase (like the descending melodies in "Inhale the Eclipse"), the music becomes truly captivating and atmospheric to the point that I wish so many more of these retro death metal stylists would pay heed. Dark Circles isn't merely brutality for brutality's sake: you get a feeling that this act is meant for more straight from the ritual intro to the EP. It's an actual feat of composition as opposed to arbitrary piggyback riding on the popularity of these old, morbid, flustered aesthetics. Granted, when I pull apart the pieces, it's not exactly unique. The Wakedead Gathering does not sound overtly like any one of its particular influences, but a celebration of dozens of them, and unafraid to embellish itself in more accessible ranges of melody despite the negative connotations this might provoke from neanderthals who covet the genre. In the end, I found Dark Circles even more captivating than its predecessor, and alongside other newer acts like Horrendous, Sonne Adam and Morbus Chron, Lampe is proving he's got so much more leg to stand upon than many of the tired rehashes in this niche.
(8,5 out of 10)
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a tape in a trade last year from Wakedead and enjoyed it quite a bit. Time for another listen through!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a copy of the Tenements Of Ephemera cassette as well, which I got directly from Andrew. I really enjoyed it, so I'm sure to get this new EP as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Out soon via I, Voidhanger Records:

THE WAKEDEAD GATHERING "The Gate And The Key" CD

A year after the "Dark Circles" EP release, THE WAKEDEAD GATHERING have completed works on their sophomore full-length, a fantastic piece of dark death metal and a step forward in TWG's natural evolution, once again in accordance with the genre's noblest tradition.

"The Gate And The Key" is a horror/sci-fi concept-album telling the story of a group of dimensional travellers passing through a black hole. The dark portal will precipitate them into an alien realm, where they are abducted, studied, and painfully morphed into a race of Lovecraftian entities inhabiting that dimension. They will become the first seed of a new breed, the "key" that will open the "gate" for the Ancients Ones to penetrate our reality...

Music-wise, the album is filled with twisted riffs, doom decelerations, rapacious vocals, and menacing atmospheres of Cosmic Horror, in a perfect equilibrium between the crypt-sounds of early Incantation and the dissonant, slanted death metal of early Morbid Angel, Demilich and Timeghoul.

"The Gate And The Key" is scheduled for an October release. While waiting for the cover art to be revealed, listen to the second track off the album, "Autochton": http://snd.sc/13AexXX
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Official page up now for the new album, "The Gate And The Key."

New sample track as well.

http://www.i-voidhanger.com/the_wakedead_gathering_the_gate_and_the_key.htm
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome, but sound is a bit too muffled for my taste, like someone put a blanket over my speakers. Is this the final mix?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aaattaack wrote:
Awesome, but sound is a bit too muffled for my taste, like someone put a blanket over my speakers. Is this the final mix?


It is. It's not a perfect mix, just needs to be turned up a little louder.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Support!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I own Ars Notoria demo tape, very technical, but atmospheric in the same time...
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2013 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



The Wakedead Gathering "The Gate and The Key" cover art by Pete Hamilton.

CD is going to be pressed next week!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

"The Gate And The Key" is out now. Available via I, Voidhanger Records. U.S. distros and I will have copies soon.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to hear that, was already a bit confused, cause on metal-archives s.o. set the release date to 14th January. I will purchase it as soon as possible.
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