Deathwish Inc. have released a free digital sampler of their roster of artists entitled Summer 2012.
Bands included (in order of appearance): NARROWS, OATHBREAKER, HEIRESS, WHIPS/CHAINS, RISE AND FALL, GIVE UP THE GHOST (AN), LOMA PRIETA, VICTIMS, BIRDS IN ROW, CODE ORANGE KIDS, TOUCHE AMORE, SINGLE MOTHERS, LIVING EYES, PUNCH, SELF DEFENSE FAMILY, CURSED, NEW LOWS, STARKWEATHER, and DEAFHEAVEN.
Summer 2012is an eclectic hour long trip into the Deathwish world. If you like what you hear, please support these artists by seeing them live and by purchasing their releases and apparel in the DW Estore @ www.deathwishinc.com.
Ghent, Belgium’s RISE AND FALL have announced that their very first music video is now online. Directed by Mathieu Vandekerckhove, the band filmed the video last October with almost 30 of their friends.
Check it out:
In other news, the band’s upcoming album, Faith, is set for a March, 20, 2012 release date.
“We’re in the process of writing a new record and contrary to past writing experiences where, unfortunately, the comparison with “some kind of monster” came to mind more than once, this time around the experience is actually an inspiring and really creative one. Together with our new drummer Wim, who is now a full time member of RISE AND FALL, we have written a great deal of songs and the record is slowly coming together in our heads. Early March we are doing preproduction and early May we will enter the infamous Godcity studio in Salem, MA (USA) with Kurt Ballou to record our 4th full length album.”
The recording session will be followed by a short tour of the North-East of the USA in May with Southern Lord recording artists MASAKARI. Go here for tour dates.
Gent, Belgium may not be a world famous city but it’s the home of one of the best up and coming hardcore bands, RISE AND FALL. Their third album, Our Circle is Vicious, speaks to the soul and charges the emotions. There is a strong dark feel to things. It’s absolutely crucial that one reads the lyrics to Our Circle is Vicious as they are the heart of the album. Straight up, unambiguous, and honest, the stories that are told on Our Circle is Vicious are as devastating as they are empowering.
While RISE AND FALL can dish out the brutal, fast material just as well as their peers, the band separates themselves from the pack with their slower, more atmospheric material. The trudging “To the Bottom” does an excellent job of expressing agony and disillusionment with its drag out feel. “In Circles” features the great use of crescendos and decrescendos and sweet drum parts. Album closer, “The Knowing,” is the crown jewel of Our Circle is Vicious with its delicate and melancholic feel. When the song kicks into its final heavy riff, it almost reaches classic METALLICA levels.
Guitarist Cedric Goetgebuer finds an excellent balance between heavy-handed brutality and creating emotional atmospheres with clean electrics and guitar effects. His style is what helps to give RISE AND FALL a signature sound.
Our Circle is Vicious is a symbol of the kind of music that keeps not only hardcore but extreme music true. (Deathwish Inc.)