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Wednesday 17th April 2019

OHHMS // Secret Cutter // Plus More

— The Old England Pub
UK’s breakthrough progressive metal act OHHMS return!
time:20:00
price: Headfirst Tickets

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OHHMS // Secret Cutter // more to be announced

Wednesday 17th April

The Old England, Bristol

Doors: 20:00

Tickets: £11.00 adv. // £13.00 otd.

After rising a sonic tempest with their widely praised debut full-length ‘The Fool’ last year, UK’s breakthrough progressive metal act OHHMS keep conquering uncharted territories with their new album ‘Exist’.

Support from fellow Holy Roar Records label mates, American-based grind/sludge trio SECRET CUTTER.

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OHHMS

https://ohhms.bandcamp.com/

After rising a sonic tempest with their widely praised debut full-length ‘The Fool’ last year, UK’s breakthrough progressive metal act OHHMS keep conquering uncharted territories with their new album ‘Exist’. Wielding the flag of Animal Rights and Conservation as a casus belli against global injustice and ignorance, the Canterbury five piece deliver their deepest, most immersive music piece to date. Over the span of four songs, OHHMS prove they are more than great post-metal and doom providers, by crafting a gripping record which backbone subtly calls to mind albums from the finest of 70s prog such as Pink Floyd, Rush or Genesis.

Opening track and 23-minute masterpiece ‘Subjects’ vehemently depicts the existence and death of an animal – the monkey on ‘Exist’ cover – born into animal testing facilities. An awareness-raising song of a lifetime that fills the LP’s first side. Unflinching, vocalist and lyricist Paul Waller pursues the fight on side B: whether on the doom-laden and straightforward ‘Shambles’, the heart-rending post-metal throes of ‘Calves’ – when Human’s savagery reaches peaks – or the 6-minute anti-gun maelstrom of ‘Firearms’, every topic on the album is an underlying ode to pacifism and empathy.

Initially planned for a 2020 release, OHHMS’ sophomore album ‘Exist’ was born earlier as a strong will to bring topics that are dear to the band on the table. They once again sails through the heavy scope and manages to blend all their influences in one massive, down-tuned and melodic piece of Art. Definitely their darkest and catchiest album to date.

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Pijn

https://pijn.bandcamp.com/music

The debut album from UK Post-Rock's great hope, Pijn. 66 minutes of pure cinematic bliss, for fans of Pelican, Isis and Russian Circles.

From guitarist/vocalist Joe Clayton - "For us, this album has been a long time coming. As a collective we had been writing towards this release before our first EP was released, and through the extensive touring we have done since then, we found our focus for the record. Recorded and mixed through the first half of 2018 at our own studio, we expanded the collective by opening our arms to contributions from anyone that could take solace in talking through their experience of loss. We wanted to reach people on a personal level, and for them to share in the catharsis that making the record had given us."

Thematically, 'Loss' follows some of the stages of grief, with the four sides of the record designed to work as standalone pieces. The band asked for members of the public to share their experiences of loss with them, as confronting their own experiences had a powerful cathartic effect and helped the band work through things together. They were inundated with submissions, many of which were extremely difficult to read as they were so personal, so they talked with people on the phone, were sent poems and even sent songs. They put everything to use for the album in some form, written text and photographs making up the artwork, audio sent was processed to make drones or samples upon which songs were built or was layered within the tracks on 'Loss'.

‘Blanch’ features a sample from Sister Rosetta Tharpe performing ‘Didn’t It Rain’ in Manchester in 1964, an iconic show which inspired generations of musicians that happened right near to where many of PIJN now live.‘Squalor’ features a sample from Heartworn Highways of Uncle Seymour Washington, neighbour of legendary singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt, whose down to earth worldly advice represents the life those trying to live for their music are surrounded by. Many sections of the album feature a shepard tone created by the last note of the album. As an ever descending note this sound was used for tension throughout the record and to bring the very end and the very start of the album together.

On top of this, members of the band have been extremely interested in representing the thematic elements of the fleeting nature of life through other mediums. In lieu of standard ‘music videos’, an extended sequence of short films and vignettes has been made, soundtracked with many different versions of one of the songs, and every now and then the ‘single’ will feature. It cannot be guaranteed that when someone looks at the film that they will hear the version of the song on the album, but they will experience alternative versions of it.

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Secret Cutter

Bethlehem Pennsylvania Sludge Grind Stalwarts SECRET CUTTER return with their highly anticipated sophomore L.P. "Quantum Eraser"

For a decade SECRET CUTTER has steadily built a reputation for their unique genre bending vision for Sludge and Grind music. Their 2014 debut LP "Self Titled" ( https://secretcutter.bandcamp.com/ ) was critically acclaimed for its eclectic song writing and brutal heaviness.

SECRET CUTTER is at once familiar, utilizing the blueprint of Floor or Eyehategod but conveyed through a distorted lens that is as original as it is heavy .The minimalist three-piece, vocalist Ekim, drummer Jared Stimpfl and guitarist Evan Morey ,have created a crushingly heavy, angry sound that is solely their own.

Distributed through U.K. based Holy Roar records and Deathwish Inc. The groups 2nd and newest L.P. Quantum Eraser contains 11 tracks of feedback laden mind fuckery.

Quantum Eraser was recorded by drummer Jared Stimpfl at Captured Recordings Studio( Jesus Piece, Ultra Mantis Black)

Mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege .With cover art by Thomas Hooper (Neurosis, Converge).
WHO'S GOING:

Artist Videos:

YouTube
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SECRET CUTTER - Quantum Eraser [FULL ALBUM] 2018

Artist Audio:

Ohhms
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EPISODE 23 - Paul & Dan (OHHMS) - Holy Roar Podcast
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Secret Cutter
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