BELOW A SILENT SKY
Hailing from Ilmenau, Germany, instrumental post-metal outfit Below A Silent Sky explore a particularly expansive brand of music. Combining slow burning, idiosyncratic song structures with periods of supreme tenderness punctuated with blasts of intense aggression, the band manage to craft music that is both hypnotic and pummeling. Below A Silent Sky is a fantastic example. They add to the ever-increasing number of great bands from western Europe (Stone From the Sky and Hubris. to name just two) who are working in the spaces between post metal, post rock and desert rock. Their March release, A View From Afar, weaves these influences into a heady elixir which moves between heavy hitting chords, spaced out meditations and prolonged sojourns in tremolo-picked leads.
GREAT OCEAN DRIVE
Great Ocean Drive combines both deep psychedelic rock and heavy stoner rock grooves. Coming from all different musical influences and long-time experience in several band projects, these four guys united create a unique melodic and powerful atmosphere.