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CONFUSION MASTER: New Noise Magazine Streaming Awaken by CONFUSION MASTER, Album Out Tomorrow


New Noise Magazine is now streaming Awaken, the groove-laden debut album by German doom outfit CONFUSION MASTER, as the album is prepared for release tomorrow through Exile On Mainstream.

CONFUSION MASTER‘s Awaken represents the band’s focus and attitude: condensation and reduction to what is really important and, musically, creates a well-focused sound: existentialism and escapism – manifesting the personal horrors in tone drawing from these inspirations. Awaken features four tracks delivered over forty minutes. The LP will contain a CD version of these tracks and three additional bonus songs which will later be released on vinyl as limited edition split records with other bands to keep the band’s release politics an ongoing venture.

CONFUSION MASTER’s Awaken LP is now streaming at New Noise Magazine RIGHT HERE.

Also see the band’s official video for “Reaper’s Fist” HERE.

CONFUSION MASTER’s Awaken LP/CD pack and digital release will be brought to life by Exile On Mainstream this Friday, April 27th, find preorders for the LP HERE, and the digital through iTunes, Amazon, and all other major providers. Japanese label Bonten Records will release a CD only-version on their own.

In support of Awaken, CONFUSION MASTER will tour across Europe and beyond in the fall (dates to be announced), A hometown record release show is scheduled for next week’s May 5th with fellow labelmates TREEDEON. This will be followed by a run of tour dates in Japan with GUEVNNA scheduled for May 21st through 26th, with shows in Tokyo, Fujisawa, Gifu, Nagano, Niigata, and Tokyo. Stand by for additional dates to be announced.

CONFUSION MASTER Tour Dates:

5/05/2018 Plattnfischn Record Fair – Rostock, DE *Awaken release show
5/21/2018 Tokyo, Ruby Room
5/22/2018 Fujisawa, Gigs Shonan
5/23/2018 Gifu, Casper
5/24/2018 Nagano, The Venue
5/25/2018 Niigata, Golden Pigs
5/26/2018 Tokyo, Moonstep

Dubbing themselves as “Electric Sabbath action doom, deep-down soaked in a time-spiral measuring equal parts ‘70s ‘Sabbath proto-rock riffage in a loop scheme backbeat groove formula and tritonous stoner weed,” CONFUSION MASTER was brought to life in Autumn 2015 on the northern misty Baltic Sea shores of Rostock, Germany. A quartet, drawn from punk and metal circuits, sharing their love for sound, misanthropy, D.I.Y. values, and vintage gear, the members have earned merits in underground stalwart hordes such as Cyness, Wojczech, Bad Luck Rides On Wheels, and Aequatorkaelte – this alone should give you a hindsight towards the fact that we are not talking a bunch of greenhorns here but a band that has vision and attitude.

In 2016 CONFUSION MASTER started touring in support for bands like Dopethrone, Crowskin, Bongzilla, Beehoover, and labelmates Black Shape Of Nexus. To date the band has played well over forty shows and has many more already booked for 2018 in company with Southern Lord recording artists Like Rats, among others.

 

Northland Radio/ Sonic Attack full 2hrs on your favourite label!


Check out the beautiful podcast for a show Northland/ Sonic Attack Radio over in beautiful Scotland aired a while ago focussing on Exile On Mainstream:

 

Playlist:

1. Scott “Wino” Weinrich – Adrift
2. Friedemann – Nichts können alles machen
3. Tricky Lobsters – Big Book Of Bad Ideas
4. Beehoover – Heavy Zooo
5. Obelyskkh -The Ravens
6. bulbul – Shenzhou
7. Enablers – She Calls After You
8. The Antikaroshi – Downtown
9. Black Shape Of Nexus – 60WV
10. Place of Skulls – We The Unrighteous
11. Conny Ochs – Suiciety
12. A Whisper In The Noise – Helen
13. Wive – Teethy
14. Stinking Lizaveta – Ten Thousand Hours
15. Treedeon – Breathing A Vein
16. DŸSE – Treppe
17. Celan – One Minute
18. Darsombra – Green
19. Kristian Harting – Feathered Ghosts
20. Spirit Caravan  – Dead Love/Jug Fulla Sun

 

CONFUSION MASTER video premiere over at PureGrainAudio!


Exile On Mainstream presents the debut album by German doom outfit CONFUSION MASTER, confirming Awaken for release on April 27th. A video for the album’s lead single, “Reaper’s Fist,” has been premiered through PureGrainAudio.

PureGrainAudio is now playing Awaken’s thundering “Reaper’s Fist” video, offering of the song, “the riff-heavy offering is oozing with low-end and lumbers along like a battle-hardened tank ready for war.”

See the “Reaper’s Fist” video premiere via PureGrainAudio at THIS LOCATION.

CONFUSION MASTER’s Awaken LP/CD pack and digital release will be brought to life by Exile On Mainstream on April 27th, in close connection with Japanese label Bonten Records who will release a CD only-version on their own.

Preorders for the LP have been made available HERE, and the digital through iTunes, Amazon, and all other major providers.

In support of Awaken, CONFUSION MASTER will tour across Europe and beyond, leading with a hometown record release show on May 5th. This will be followed by a run of tour dates in Japan scheduled for May 21st through 26th, with shows in Tokyo, Fujisawa, Gifu, Nagano, Niigata, and Tokyo. Stand by for additional dates to be announced.

CONFUSION MASTER Tour Dates:
5/05/2018 Plattnfischn Record Fair – Rostock, DE *Awaken release show
5/21/2018 Tokyo, JP
5/22/2018 Fujisawa, JP
5/23/2018 Gifu, JP
5/24/2018 Nagano, JP
5/25/2018 Niigata, JP
5/26/2018 Tokyo, JP

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NOISEPICKER “Peace Off” up for preorder!


We are happy to report, that Noisepickers fabulous album “Peace Off” is now available for pre-order, shipping from 27 April 2018, officially released on 11 May 2018.

The album comes as 180g black LP in a beautiful gatefold sleeve containing artwork by the great Roland Scriver and is not available as CD-only release. The LP will contain the full album on CD as well. 

Get your copy HERE.

“Peace Off” was recorded live in the rehearsal room, mixed and produced by the band themselves with additional mastering by Stefan Brüggemann. Containing songs written onstage, while the audience yelled for more that Noisepicker didn’t have, songs written while camping on festival sites when the band realised their set was too short for the following night, and songs slaved over for months to drag every possible grain of human indecency and corruption into the composition.

It’s time to pick your noise and eat it.

Having honed his craft in countless bands over the years, first and foremost Exile On Mainstream’s own End Of Level Boss, but also including Lord of Putrefaction, Decomposed, Hangnail, Firebird, and most recently fronting jazz-rock lunatics The Earls of Mars, the tone of a distorted electric guitar was never going to release it’s grip on Harry Armstrongs ever more eclectic taste, even though Noisepickers sound was planned to be a more piano-driven, dark blues idea.

It was while recording the demos for Noisepickers debut release – the “doom/punk/blues” EP – that Armstrong reached for his long neglected Fender Stratocaster to add a touch of “loud” to the proceedings. Possibly fueled by his musical upbringing, and definately influenced by the spirit of the UK punk scene, in which he found himself becoming more and more emersed (free gigs, cheap drinks and infectious energy being an irresistable draw), his take on the blues became corrupted by his love of the loud.

Having written and demoed a 20 minute set (inspired by the 20 minute slots offered to bands at events such as Wonk Unit’s Wonkfest), Armstrong recruited the teenage whirlwind that is drummer Kieran Murphy, who was working in a bar, washing dishes to the soundtrack of Orange Goblin and Muddy Waters just stumbling distance from where Noisepicker’s sound was being concocted.

Tracklisting:

Side A
01 No Man Lies Blameless
02 So You’re Sick?
03 A Taste Of My Dying
04 He Knew It Would All End In Tears
05 O What Mercy Sorrow Brings

Side B
01 I Hear You Talking And It Sounds Like Bullshit To Me
02 This Is How The World Will End
03 Burning The Witch
04 The Day When All Hope Died
05 I Stood By Her Grave

 

CONFUSION MASTER “Awaken” up for pre-order


Ladies & Gentlemen,

Dubbing themselves as “Electric Sabbath action Doom deep down soaked in a time spiral measuring equal parts 70ies Sabbath proto rock riffage in a loop scheme backbeat groove formula and tritonous stoner weed” Confusion Master have been stirring anticipation over the last few months.

We can now report that the eagle has landed and their first album “Awaken” is up for pre-order, shipping from 13 April 2018, officially released on 27 April 2018.

Get your copy HERE

‘Awaken’ is Confusion Master’s fist album: its main focus represents the band’s attitude: condensation and reduction to what is really important and, musically, creates a well-focussed sound: existentialism and escapism – manifesting the personal horrors in tone drawing from these inspirations.

The album is available as a 40 mins long vinyl LP containing 4 tracks. The LP will contain a CD version of these tracks and 3 more bonus songs which will later be released on vinyl as limited edition split records with other bands to keep the band’s release politics an ongoing venture.

The LP/CD pack is released in cooperation with BONTEN RECORDS.

Tracklisting:

Side A
01 Witch Pollution
02 Northern Midnight Ghoul Dance

Side B
03 Reaper’s Fist
04 Goner Colony

Bonus Tracks (on CD attached):
05 In The Shadow Of The Bong
06 False Dawn
07 Awaken

Release Dates:
27 April 2018 (webshop availability from 13 April 2018)

 

CONFUSION MASTER sign with Exile On Mainstream


We are happy to report to be sharing future paths with Rostock’s own Doom-Darlings CONFUSION MASTER:

Dubbing themselves as “Electric Sabbath action Doom deep down soaked in a time spiral measuring equal parts 70ies Sabbath proto rock riffage in a loop scheme backbeat groove formula and tritonous stoner weed” Confusion Master have been brought to life in Autumn 2015 right at the northern misty shores of Rostock/ Germany by the Baltic Sea.

Confusion Master is a band – 4 guys, drawn from Punk and Metal circuits, sharing their love for sound, misanthrophy, D.I.Y. values and vintage gear. The members have earned merits in underground stalwart hordes such as CYNESS, WOJCZECH, BAD LUCK RIDES ON WHEELS and AEQUATORKAELTE – this alone should give you a hindsight towards the fact that we are not talking a bunch of greenhorns here but a band that has vision and attitude.

In 2016 Confusion Master started touring in support for bands like Dopethrone, Crowskin, Bongzilla, Beehoover and labelmates Black Shape Of Nexus. To date the band has played well over 40 shows and more (lots more) are already booked for 2018 in company with Southern Lord-recording artists LIKE RATS among others.

Confusion Master are about to release their debut album in early April 2018 – its main focus will represent the band’s attitude: condensation and reduction to what is really important and, musically, creates a well-focussed sound: existentialism and escapism – manifesting the personal horrors in tone drawing from these inspirations.

The album will be called “Awaken” and will feature a 45mins long vinyl LP containing 4 tracks. The LP will contain a CD version of these tracks and 3 more bonus songs which will later be released on vinyl as limited edition split records with other bands to keep the band’s release politics an ongoing venture.

The LP/CD pack will be brought to life by your own Exile On Mainstream in close connection with Japanese BONTEN Records who also will release a CD only-version on their own.

confusion master is
mathias klein- bass
stephan gottwald- drums
gunnar arndt- guitars/ fx
stephan kurth- guitars/ fx/ vocals

 

TREEDEON new album preorders are open – stream of the first track via Decibel Magazine USA


Thee mighty TREEDON will release their monstrous second LP, Under The Manchineel, on February 23rd 2018. Advancing the record’s release, Decibel Magazine has premiered the crushing track, “Breathing A Vein.”

Offers bassist/vocalist Yvonne Ducksworth, “We recorded Under The Manchineel at Studio Wong in Berlin; they have a great Live setup for us. The song “Breathing a Vein” surprised me; turned out to be one of our favorite songs on the record. As far as vocals: it really melds what Arne and I do best to accompany one another. The song lyrics are echoing that as well: Two opposites who manage to belong together.”

Decibel issues with their debut of the song, “There is a legion of sludge metal bands out there today that have pushed the genre’s extremity and direction in new and exciting ways, but few do it like TREEDEON. The instrumental side of their music draws heavily from doom and noise, as well as sludge, moving at a thick, crushing pace. Vocally is where TREEDEON set themselves apart, as you’ll hear on ‘Breathing A Vein.’ The dueling vocals of Yvonne Ducksworth and Arne Heesch dance from clean and bright to throat-ripping shrieks and back, creating an added dynamic to the new song.”

Stream TREEDEON’s “Breathing A Vein” at Decibel Magazine RIGHT HERE.

 

Exile On Mainstream Records will release Under The Manchineel on CD, LP, and digital formats on February 23rd; preorder your CD or LP RIGHT HERE.

Under The Manchineel Track Listing:
1. Cheetoh
2. Death Of Ceres
3. Breathing A Vein
4. No Hell
5. Manchineel
6. Protoplanet
7. Wasicu

TREEDEON returns with the follow-up to their debut, Lowest Level Reincarnation, which was released some three years ago. The bruising second album, Under The Manchineel marks the arrival of a new drummer Andy Schuenemann, of post-rock instrumental duo Alphatrip, joining bassist/vocalist Yvonne Ducksworth and vocalist/guitarist Arne Heesch, and taking the band in an even heavier direction.

The seven tracks on Under The Manchineel have foundations in sludge, noise, and doom, also incorporating unexpected melodies into their colossal wall of sound. This thunderous catharsis, reaches levels of emotional intensity previously untapped within the album’s forty-five-minute lifespan. The lyrics are fueled by a multitude of political issues including general disenchantment with world events, and the current world order. The track “Manchineel” — one of the album’s many highlights — is a clear example of this as raging vocals of lyrical angst target all the forces declaring war on our society and our planet.

https://www.facebook.com/Treedeon

 

TRICKY LOBSTERS – 2nd video out. CD/LP now officially shipping from our webshop


“…man, this one just has ‘sleeper hit’ written all over it…” – The Obelisk

“Tarred Albino” is the crushing new single from Rostock, Germany’s groove-heavy doom/blues rock trio, TRICKY LOBSTERS and their impending Worlds Collide LP. The track sees release through a video premiere at The Obelisk this week as the band’s cohorts at Exile On Mainstream prepare the album for official release.

Featuring guest Sebastian “Sebel” Niehoff on Hammond Organ on the track, the new video for “Tarred Albino” shows TRICKY LOBSTERS performing live at major events and intimate club settings, as well as in the studio during the recording sessions of their new LP, the studio footage as filmed by drummer Jörg Peters, and the live action filmed by Justus Tanz throughout 2016 and 2017, who also handled the editing of the video.

Alongside the “Tarred Albino” premiere, popular rock underground outlet The Obelisk offers of TRICKY LOBSTERS’ new album, “man, this one just has ‘sleeper hit’ written all over it,” continuing, “it’s a work of marked quality of songwriting — mature and memorable and experienced befitting a sixth outing — but energetic and not at all staid-sounding.”

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Also view the previously-released “Bitter Man’s Fame” video HERE.

Get your copy on CD HERE

Get your copy on LP HERE

A set of live dates is arranged to celebrate the release – of course the album will be available on ALL THESE SHOWS for punters to get their hands on – here are the dates:

 

TRICKY LOBSTERS release 1st video + preorders available


If the term “insider tip” wasn’t so drawn out, it could be repeatedly used to describe Tricky Lobsters. From Noise to Punk Rock in the early years, from Rock’n'Roll to the gnarly Sludge Blues rock on their latest output “The Blue Hospital Conspiracy”, their body of work includes pretty much everything with a noisy edge. After nearly four years in the wilderness, but their legacy not unsung, the Baltic Sea-based band continues their travels in a kind of western-driven, grande finale and face off in an epic clash of stories, riffs and drama. Engineered and produced by drummer Jörg Peters at Blue Hospital in Rostock in 2017, the three northerners follow diverse paths through rock history and bind them together on Worlds Collide, their sixth official release to date – the band is in their 21st year of existence. With Worlds Collide, they once more present trademark groove and riffs, born from melodies and lyrics deeply rooted in old and recurring stories of love, dreams and deception. The record paints a vivid picture of their current world – and the one behind them.

Please watch the first video in a series of three (two more to come). It features the opening track “BitterMan’s Fame” on their album “Worlds Collide”, which will be released on CD, LP and digitally on June 23rd 2017.

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The album can be preordered on all formats HERE.

A set of live dates is arranged to celebrate the release – of course the album will be available on ALL THESE SHOWS for punters to get their hands on – here are the dates:

 

EXILE ON MAINSTREAM welcomes TRICKY LOBSTERS


If the term “insider tip” wasn’t so drawn out, it could be repeatedly used to describe Tricky Lobsters. From Noise to Punk Rock in the early years, from Rock’n'roll to the gnarly Sludge Blues rock on their latest output “The Blue Hospital Conspiracy”, their body of work includes pretty much everything with a noisy edge.

The band are hailing from the Baltic Sea area and remain one of Germany’s best kept secrets in Underground Rock with tens of thousands of miles of touring under their belt. With deeply rooted in the same scene as this fine label you are worshipping by visiting this site it was only a question of when our paths will cross and a collaboration was dealt out. Now it happened. With their newest effort “Worlds Collide”, due for release in June 2017 we are happy to welcome the Tricky Lobsters raft in our harbour.

Expect more news to be circulated through these realms soon.