Already one of the year’s most anticipated releases, Elizabeth Colour Wheel’s debut album Nocebo is a masterclass in both aggression and reflection. Backed by San Fransisco-based label The Flenser, the experimental five-piece is poised to dominate 2019 with its thunderous blend of shoegaze, metal, and noise rock. After listening to album opener “Pink Palm,” that prediction becomes clear.
San Francisco-based black metal weirdos Mamaleek are set to release Out of Time, their fifth full-length album and second for The Flenser. The band consists of two mysterious brothers who have kept entirely to themselves about the project. Just recently the duo made their first live appearance, and Out of Time can be considered as the final chapter of this era of anonymity. Out of Time was recorded by Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden (Deafheaven, Bosse-de-Nage, Botanist, etc.). This is Mamaleek’s first double album and it is their most ambitious work to date.
San Francisco-based black metal weirdos Mamaleek are set to release Out of Time, their fifth full-length album and second for The Flenser. Musically, Mamaleek stands apart from the Bay Area’s most well-known black metal exports (Weakling, Leviathan, et al), and their connection to the genre grows more abstract with each release. This is especially evident on Out of Time, where the band has intensified their unique approach to heavy music with a variety of unusual samples—such as crooning from Turkish concerts, advertisements for items that long exist, and fragments of old pop songs.
What is the main art form that influenced you in creating? Was it only music or did movies and other forms of art influenced your creative process?
My main influence was my inner drive. I knew I had to make music. I never really had the strong wish to sound like a particular band, or to write music out of social contexts. To be honest, I wanted to integrate spirituality in music, since the beginning, even if it wasn’t that clear in the beginning.
Tanu Index’s Track of the Week #6 features Der Einsiedler by the Dutch band Urfaust released on the album Einsiedler in 2009 at Ván Records.
Tanu Index’s Album of the Week #5 features Emissaries by Melechesh released in 2006 at Osmose Productions.
Tanu Index’s Album of the Month features Demigod by the Polish band Behemoth released in 2004 at Mystic Productions.
Tanu Index’s Track of the Month features Oiseaux de Proie by the French band Alcest that will be released on the Kodama album on 30th of September at Prophecy Productions.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Tanu Idex’s Pick of the Week is I Am The Wargod by the Australian band Deströyer 666 from their 2000 Phoenix Rising album released at Season of Mist Records.