17:50 - BlackEssence Wherever I visit metal site, I see a bunch of people fapping about new sludge release. 3-4 years ago it was calm, now? "We are new sludge metal band" "OH YESS YOU MUST BE COOL"
17:25 - Apothecary I definitely would not say that sludge is the "hot new trend" within metal. If anything, that's deathcore and the recent ramp up of all the pseudo-intellectual "progressive" death metal
17:23 - BlackEssence But it's true. 5 years ago I just know couple of band playing that kind of music. Now - everyone is playing it. Because why? They have no money for good guitars and amps?
17:21 - Apothecary I don't often respond to comments with memes, but that last one calls for it [link]
17:16 - BlackEssence Sludge is some kind of nu metal now. Everyone want to play it and be "so sludge". It's stupid trend.
17:09 - Apothecary I think it works both ways, really
16:31 - Kuroboshi Well, isn't it so that the fans usually vote first, and then other people also start looking into the album and don't give it as high votes, thus bringing it down.
Jakartan metal avantgardists Kekal have released another new track from their upcoming album Multilateral. This one is titled "Primal" and appears to be the track number 10 in the tracklist of the album. You can download the song or listen to it on SoundCloud below.
As some of you may be aware of, Jakartan avantgarde metal band Kekal will release the new album Multilateral this August. Recently, the complete tracklist of the album was revealed by the band's mastermind Jeff Arwadi. Multilateral will contain 11 tracks, 7 of which have already been released as free downloads and 2 more will follow this year. Stay tuned!
Indonesian avantgardists Kekal have recently revealed another new track from the upcoming album Multilateral. "Crossroads" is the 8th track from the record and the 7th track released so far. Also, it is the first one of the three featuring vocals by Vocaloid character Megurine Luka. Those of you who are curious enough may download the new song through the official Facebook app and listen to it below.
Avantgarde metal band Kekal from Jakarta continues to release songs from their upcoming album Multilateral. This time it's the title track, which you can get at their Bandcamp page and also download it for free. And you can also listen to it below.
According to Jeff Arwadi, the mastermind of Indonesian band Kekal, the music for the upcoming album entitled Multilateral is almost finished, as he is currently working on a final song. The total number of tracks will be 11 and the overall running time will be over an hour. Nine of the songs will be published before the album's release.
Indonesian band Kekal announced through the official Facebook and Twitter accounts that up to 3 tracks for their upcoming Multilateral album (set for release in 2015) will feature a Vocaloid character Megurine Luka. For those unfamiliar with Vocaloid, it's a singing voice synthesizer so the new album will have some female vocals, even though synthesized ones. You can listen to a sample below.
Indonesian avantgarde metal band Kekal released another, already the fifth track from their upcoming new album, called "Neutrality". The song is available for streming via SoundCloud widget down under. The official release of the Multilateral record is set to be released sometime in 2015. The album was produced, engineered, mixed and mastered by Jeff Arwadi, while the cover artwork was done by Levi Sianturi. Listen to the song and share your thoughts.
Indonesian avantgarde band Kekal offers you the download of the new track entitled "By Means Of Survival" for free here. This track is the 4th from the band's upcoming record Multilateral that is available for free download. You can get the other songs over here. If you prefer, you can also listen to the new track "By Means Of Survival" as well as the previous tracks on Bandcamp.
Avantgarde metal band Kekal recently announced their new album's title and release date. The successor to Autonomy and the Unsung Division EP is to be called Multilateral and comes out in August 2015. For now, you can listen to the brand new tune "Token Discontentment" on their Bandcamp page and download the song for free as well.
Indonesian avantgarde metal veterans Kekal have posted 8 new songs, which are available for streaming online at the band's Soundcloud page. These songs are among 11 total from their electronic-induced new album Autonomy, to be released in October 2012 by German label Whirlwind Records, on CD and digital download.
Indonesian avantgarde metal band Kekal has announced that their 9th full-length album titled Autonomy will be officially released on CD and digital formats between September and October 2012 by Whirlwind Records (as release dates vary on each region, exact dates will be announced later).
Indonesian avantgarde metal band Kekal has released a new music video for the song "Rare Earth Elements" from their upcoming new album Autonomy. The official release of the album is planned for June. Meanwhile, the video, directed and edited by Jeff Arwadi, can be seen on the band's official Facebook page or below.
"Track One", the new video from Indonesian avantgarde metallers Kekal, can now be watched below.
The message behind the video as explained by the band: "First off, I am AGAINST all sorts of endorsement towards hierarchies in social life.. But as human, as in animal, I believe that we tend to behave such way, where the more dominant one bullies the less dominant one.. Bullying happens everywhere, across all cultures, ethnicities, and genders, and it happens in many forms and contexts.. On this video, I took a very old public domain footage about an experiment to 3 rats, where in such cases, they developed a hierarchy between the most dominant and the less dominant ones.. The less dominant rat on the experiment did not fighting the more dominant one until the end, but instead it developed a kind of behavior where it no longer wanted to eat the food and to let it consumed by the more dominant one..
01. Track One
02. Gestalt Principles of Matter Perception
03. A Linear Passage
04. Tabula Rasa
05. Private School of Thought
06. The Regulars
07. Departure Gate 8
08. Heartache Memorial
09. Let Us Blend
10. Open World
11. End Unit of The Universe
Name of record label, release date, and additional details will be announced soon.
"8", the eight full-length album from Kekal is a collection of thoughts and emotions blended together into a unique yet bold statement. Each song displays its character as a balance between electronic and organic elements, rhythm and melody, aggression and atmosphere, simplicity and complexity, beauty and the beast. With "8", Kekal redefines the term 'experimental' in its true sense, but yet listeners will find the entire album accessible and digestible.
As indecisive as a five-year-old in a toy store, Kekal - the so-called clinically dead metal band from Indonesia - have confirmed a new album is planned for 2010. When avantgarde becomes beyond the grave.
"Good News! Kekal is NOT dead, and it is proven that new songs are currently in the production.
After speculations about the current status of Kekal following the departures of all band members last year, it is confirmed that a new Kekal studio album is planned for 2010.
The new album will be some sort of "collective effort". It means that all 3 former key members (Jeff, Azhar Levi and Leo) have contributed in making "the whole art-form in one package", while not limited only on the music side. Levi is currently making the entire artwork for the album and Jeff is producing the music. Two songs will also have Leo's guitar works.