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Abandon release new single “Nails”

Abandon have been in the studio to record their new single “Nails”, which is available as a free download on Bandcamp

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Grab it here:

http://abandon.bandcamp.com/track/nails

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Forthcoming release – Komatsu “Manu Armata”

Blindsight Records is proud to present “Manu Armata” by Komatsu

 
Eindhoven Stoner/sludge formation KOMATSU got noticed, both in their homeland as abroad during 2013. Among other things, the hard working band gave a successful performance at the Speedfest festival (Eindhoven, Holland), where they were joined on stage with non other than John Garcia (Vista chino, ex-Kyuss, Hermano, Slo Burn, etc.) to perform the Slo Burn cover song ‘July’. In addition the band released a split-EP with the English rockband Desert Storm and played several successful shows and tours in Europe. After the raving reviews of their debut album ‘Manu Armata’, this album will now be released in England, via Blindsight Records. 

After releasing their first self titled EP ‘KOMATSU’ in 2011, the band hit the studios at the end of 2012 to record what is to become their first full-length album: ‘Manu Armata’. 
Non other than producer Theo van Rock, who has worked with major bands like Tool, Rollins band, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Ween, helps them during recordings. They manage to capture the heavy and thrusting distinctive sound KOMATSU is known for while maintaining an accessible and open feel. On ‘Manu Armata’ you’ll hear eleven songs with powerful and filthy stoner guitar-riffs, raw vocals, crushing drums and uncompromising (instrumental) tracks with sound-samples. Suburban Records releases the cd for ‘Manu Armata’ and the brand new record label Lighttown Fidelity, releases the album with beautiful artwork on vinyl. 

The international press gets excited. Several renowned music-magazines reward the album with high ratings (Aardschok 82/100, Rocktribune 88/100, Powermetal 85/100, Up Magazine 92/100, Lust for Life magazine and Eindhovens Dagblad (local newspaper) give 4 out of 5 stars). They rate Komatsu to the top of the Dutch heavy rock scene. 

After a successful tour in the UK (december 2013) the ‘stoner-jugernaut’ Komatsu now heads for England again in July 2014. At July 7th 2014 ‘Manu Armata’ is available in the UK. More information about the promotion-tour shall follow soon.
 

 
Release date: 7th of July, available on CD Digipak and Digital Download.

Gift of Blindness

There will soon be a new addition to the label, Umair’s doom/noise project Gift of Blindness will be releasing an album hopefully this year. In the meantime you can listen to a sample here:

Desert Storm / Komatsu split released

The new split by Uk’s Desert Storm and Netherlands’ Komatsu is released. It features 4 cuts of huge riffing stoner rock, availabke on 10″ vinyl which looks fantastic.

Available to buy here

New album by Bicycles With No Riders released

The debut album by Bicycles With No Riders is released today. “Hold You Up To The Light” is Umair Chaudhry’s debut solo release featuring 11 acoustically based songs. For the most part the only instruments are acoustic guitar and voice, with the occasional backing instrument such as piano and electric guitar. The songs are deliberately sparse and minimalist, drawing on Umair’s primal instincts of tonality and melody.

Link to the release on Blindsight Records

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Forthcoming release by Bicycles With No Riders

Bicycles With No Riders is the new solo project of Umair Chaudhry (Abandon, Monday Morning Sun, Absence etc) and focuses more on stripped down, basic song writing than the multi-layered approach of his other projects.

“Hold You Up To The Light” is Umair’s debut solo release featuring 11 acoustically based songs. For the most part the only instruments are acoustic guitar and voice, with the occasional backing instrument such as piano and electric guitar. The songs are deliberately sparse and minimalist, drawing on Umair’s primal instincts of tonality and melody.

Release date: 2nd of December 2013, on Digital Download.

Listen to “Gone” taken from the album here:

Abandon “Self Titled” Album Released

The debut album by Abandon is now available on CD / Digital from Blindsight Records, Bandcamp, Amazon, iTunes and other retailers.

Abandon’s debut full-length is the culmination of 2 years’ writing and recording. Expanding on the sound of previous releases, the self-titled album features eight unreleased songs, each a separate meditation in sound. Within 65 minutes the songs traverse through contrasting shades of light and emotion, culminating in the celestial dirge of “White Summer”.

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Track listing:

1. Wonder (4:22)
2. Flaws (6:45)
3. Constant Reminders (7:34)
4. A Hole That Can’t Be Filled (6:24)
5. Not For Who You Are (7:24)
6. A Dark Room Filled With Light (9:22)
7. Deep Within The Earth (9:22)
8. White Summer (13:33)

Link to purchase the album on CD / Digital on Blindsight Records

New Abandon album to be released 30th of September 2013

Abandon will be releasing it’s self-titled album on the 30th of September 2013. The album has been in the works for the past 2 years and will be the first recording to feature Simon Tierney on Guitar and Christopher Marshall on Bass. We will be playing one off shows to support the album including A Carefully Planned Festival in Manchester on the 20th of October followed by a tour later on in the year.

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“Abandon” will contain 8 unreleased songs available on CD lancing pack and Digital Download, featuring the stunning hand painted artwork of Magali Melin. Here is the tracklisting:

1. Wonder (4:22)
2. Flaws (6:45)
3. Constant Reminders (7:34)
4. A Hole That Can’t Be Filled (6:24)
5. Not For Who You Are (7:24)
6. A Dark Room Filled With Light (9:21)
7. Deep Within The Earth (9:22)
8. White Summer (13:33)

We are giving away “A Dark Room Filled With Light” taken from the album, via Soundcloud below.

“A Dark Room Filled With Light” on Soundcloud

Digital re-issue of Xmas Lights’ first album

The first ever recording “Enron Ate My Baby” by experimental hardcore/ambient/post-metal band Xmas Lights is available as a donations-based release from today.

Xmas Lights were formed in Oxfordshire in early 2004 featuring ex-members of other Oxford bands Near Life Experience, Outofinto, Suffer The Fall & Vena Cava.

Taking in elements of metal, hardcore, electronica, and ambience Xmas Lights took their music to a whole new level through the sheer intensity of their live show, with band members often finding themselves scattered throughout the room or on the floor, while continuing to thrust their uncompromising musical salvo down people’s throats.

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