Mountain Witch Stream New Album Cold River Exclusively With Terrorizer Magazine

This Charming Man Records release the brand new LP Cold River by Mountain Witch today and to celebrate we’ve teamed up with Terrorizer Magazine –  the world’s number 1 extreme music and heavy metal magazine – so you can listen to it in full, in all its magnificence. Head on over to Terrorizer.com now (or just click here) to listen to what we’ve been raving about these past few months. Below is what the guys at Terrorizer had to say about Mountain Witch…

“German doom lords Mountain Witch are streaming their upcoming new album ‘Cold River’ in its entirety, exclusively with Terrorizer.

Mountain Witch formed as an instrumental project by guitarist Rene Sitte and drummer Rene Roggmann in 2008, and has since grown into something quite marvelous indeed. With the addition of bassist Tobert Knopp, the trio have really come into their own. Their gloriously fuzzed out sound shares more than a few similarities with the likes of Uncle Acid, Kadavar and the first two Witchcraft albums, and is sure to have any serious Sabbath devotee nodding their head in delight whilst reaching for the king size rolling papers.

‘Cold River’, their second full-length, is another storming collection of vibrant ’70s indebted doom, complete with a warm, hazy guitar tone and soaring, passionate vocals that will make your neck hair stand on end, courtesy of drummer Rene Roggman. Just check out tracks like the driving ‘Ancient Light’, the lazy, rolling grooves of ‘Sleepers Chant’ or the smooth, sensual riffery of the title track if you need proof!”

Karhide – Remember Remember EP (Field Records, 2/12/13)

Karhide
Remember Remember EP
Field Records
Released: 2 December 2013

“Waterfield weaves into your consciousness, single-handedly commanding your attention with each and every exploration.”
One Beat

“Tim Waterfield, ex-man of electro-weighty punx Ann Arbor, has successfully performed alchemy with the choicest cuts of Black Sabbath and Mogwai, producing something else in its thunderous glory.”
Die Shellsuit Die

“Influenced by a multitude of genres the outcome is a unique style of noisy electronic, post rock and post metal… The only solution is that I recommend you listen to it carefully.”
Echoes And Dust

Karhide, AKA Tim Waterfield, has been programming beats for as long as DJ Shadow – but where Josh Davis came from a background of hip hop culture and breakbeats, Tim’s electronic upbringing in the East Midlands was through the industrial-strength beats of Godflesh and Frontline Assembly. Cutting his teeth in the ‘Big Black-but-one-louder’ Nottingham duo Ann Arbor, Tim has been refining and distilling a long lineage of electronica and guitar music for more than a decade, reaching his purest statement of intent with Karhide, more than twenty years since he picked up his first drum machine.

His EP Remember Remember is the latest addition to Karhide’s library of motorik and self-mastered recordings. A pensive yet pounding instrumental seascape that finds Waterfield again at the helm of everything; keyboards, guitars, programmed beats… voiceless but powered by sound and vision. Opening with the heavy tumbling riffs and beautified blips of the EP’s title track, Karhide showcases his trademark guitar noise and ear for post-rock detail, seizing on the brooding and reflective powers of Mogwai and Mono. Over four tracks Karhide expose us to intricately crafted and dynamic arrangements, taking in the cinematic swoon of ‘Strings Start’ and ‘Why’ before closing with the low slung clout of ‘Case Statement’. Like this year’s Rough Sleep EP, and Arcadia before it, it’s a project that overflows with thought and textures; the machinations of one man not only with many machines but the talent to manipulate them to his choosing.

As well as performing with Karhide, Tim runs the peerless Field Records label, ploughing a similar furrow of the best fusions of math-rock, post-rock and electronica with releases from the likes of Maybeshewill, Lafaro, Alright The Captain, Upcdownc and What The Blood Revealed.

Track Listing:
1. Remember Remember
2. Strings Start
3. Why
4. Case Statement
5. Strings Start (RMX)
6. Strings Start (Sarlat Remix)
7. Strings Start (SubTric Remix)

Label: Field Records
Format: Downloadable EP
Web: http://www.field-records.com/karhiderock

Label Profile:
Field Records is a Nottingham-based independent record label featuring bands such as Ann Arbor, Karhide, Alright  The Captain, Kasper Rosa, LaFaro, Khudu, Public Relations Exercise, Princess and Maybeshewill. www.field-records.com

Exxasens Unveil Brand New Video and Artwork for Satellites

It’s been a long time coming but news has finally reached us that Exxasens, Barcelona’s finest exponents of interstellar rock are releasing their new album Satellites on 16 December 2013 here in the UK. As a follow up to 2011′s acclaimed Eleven Miles, Pretty In Noise have premiered eleven minutes of the new album on their site today and if that wasn’t enough to send you into orbit, a brand new video for ‘Rocket To The Sky’ was also released via Aloud Music Ltd’s official YouTube channel. Check it out below!

We’re Gearing Up for Sŵn Festival 2013!

This year we’ll be helping out the good folk at Sŵn Festival, and in particular the lovely Elin Rees of Elin Rees PR, with some press and photography duties in the run up to Cardiff’s biggest and best gathering of the most exciting local, national and international acts around.

Gem White, Event Manager for Sŵn Festival said, “We are really excited for Sŵn Festival 2013, which will be our 7th annual multi-venue new music festival in Cardiff. Last year’s festival was attended by over 5000 people over the 4 days and hosted over 200 live acts and DJs. So we’ve set the bar pretty high for ourselves this year!”

The festival takes place from 17th – 20th October and will be held in a number of the city’s most established live music venues, as well as a few eyeopening haunts in the form of a vintage antiques market, hotel and gothic church.

To check the full lineup for Sŵn Festival visit http://swnfest.com/lineup/ and for further details and press accreditation contact Elin Rees via her website, www.elinrees.com.