Latest news: Thu, Jan 16 2014, MURMUR
American experimental black metal band MURMUR are currently streaming their forthcoming new and self-titled album ‘Murmur’ exclusively via these media partners:
‘Murmur’ is scheduled for release tomorrow (next Tuesday in North America). The Chicago based quartet has already revealed cover artwork and track listing, which can be found below:
The first pressing of ‘Murmur’ will come as a limited Digipak edition including a bonus track cover version of the KING CRIMSON classic, "Larks' Tongues in Aspic, pt 2" and is now available for pre-order on Season of Mist’s e-shop.
MURMUR started off in 2007 and immediately received underground recognition. With the release of their fierce and utterly disturbing debut album in 2010, more accolades followed before the band embarked on an even stranger but no less frightening musical journey on a split EP with NACHTMYSTIUM the next year, which earned them international acclaim.
MURMUR has re-emerged an altogether different beast than the one that spawned 2010's morose full-length "Mainlining the Lugubrious". On their forthcoming self-titled second album the band, led by guitarist and vocalist Matthias Vogels, created a sound as distinct and progressive as anything to ever come from the US heavy-rock underground. Their music is angular and propulsive; flexing fluid time and meter changes as they build to dizzying crescendos, before collapsing into moments of fragile subtlety. "Murmur" spans the spectrum from primal to provocative, and is the crossroad were a wild range of influences from black metal via experimental jazz, Midwest punk to noise rock, and more meet. MURMUR deliver one of the most innovative and groundbreaking works of the modern black metal scene. The band was founded in 2007 in Chicago, Illinois (USA). Their debut "Mainlining the Lugubrious" immediately had a massive impact in their home country’s underground scene. Yet already the following split-single in 2011 with compatriots NACHTMYSTIUM led to quickly growing international recognition. Now MURMUR are ready to take on the world with "Murmur" displaying their stunningly fast-paced evolution. Time to get those headphones on and listen...
|Matthias Vogels||Guitars, moogs, voice|
|Alex Perkolup||Bass, voice|
|Shane Prendiville||Guitars, moogs, voice|