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SATURDAY 23.11.2019 :: 
 Post Metal / Sludge
Year of No Light (FR) + Monarch! (FR) + Lethvm + Absynth
 » Year of No Light (FR)  (Down Tempo / Sludge / Post-metal)


Yet one more band started after too many belgian beers under the sun of the ending summer of 2001, Year of no light slightly but undoubtly started to slide down to gloomier atmospheres as the inherent chaos of Bordeaux's caves and harshness of winter made their common work. As the line-up was getting solid the band clarified their intentions and started to build the basis of what would be their first demo recorded in 2004.
More and more shows were played and the rather general critical acclaim of the demo quoting them as being "The Cure playing sludge" combined with live reviews becoming more and more encouraging compeled the band into the writing of new tracks that would finally end up on their first album "Nord", recorded at Rec studio under the direction of Serge Morratel in the fall of 2005. This material was mastered early 2006 in New York with Alan Douches and ends up here on 2*LP gatefold via Atropine & E-vinyl and also there on Cd via Radar swarm and re-issued later in the US via Crucial Blast records.
Year of no Light spent most of the last 4 years spreading its enthralling psychedelic warfare to a continually growing audience. Alongside they parted ways with their singer (R.I.P) and recruited two other thirsty mercenaries. Shiran, of über-doom combo "Monarch!", brings now his chthonian six strings to an already massive cathedral of noise and ambient drone tones. Mathieu, of deviant-electronics act "Aérôflôt", strengthens ritualistic tribal rhythm patterns.
Out of their cave, they secluded into an old theater to record these 4 tracks catching every possible vibration of the trembling frame of this enlivened a new mansion. All the energy collected at that very moment forms "Ausserwelt", the sophomore album of Year of no Light. Mystical emanations flow out of these riffs colliding into each other to an in ear-splitting shriek. Cranked amps and molested drums hurl their mourning chant as a choir intoning its final psalms at the dawn of the Last Judgment. Year of no Light follows the path opened by "Nord" towards more somber psychedelics, creating its own blend of black metal, sludge, drone or any other influence marked with the seal of darkness.
Still no caps, no core neither stupid modern nihilism but instead an ambiguous electrical network of acting singularities, now ready to afford the collective metaphysical crash to come.
 » Monarch! (FR)  (Drone / Doom / Sludge)
Since 2002, MONARCH have been France’s most recognized and active extreme doom metal
band, through countless touring all over the world (which has recently included multiple tours
of Japan within the last few years) and delivering a myriad of releases on multiple respected
labels of some of the most punishing amplifier worship that has befallen doom metal alongside
the likes of such like-minded bands as Corrupted, Noothgrush, Burning Witch, and
Khanate. This has earned them the reputation as one of the most recognized and respected
underground extreme doom metal bands in the scene today.
With their new album “Never Forever”, France’s cult extreme doom metal
band MONARCH continue their singular style of punishing ritualistic drone doom and take it
towards more melancholic territories. Even more ghostly, atmospheric, and haunting than its
predecessor, 2014’s “Sabbracadaver”, “Never Forever” sees the five-piece take even more
form and shape with their songwriting while still harnessing that plodding, down-tuned, and
crushing low-end that has become their signature rhythmic backdrop to vocalist Emilie
Bresson’s enchanting and spellbinding vocals. With the more melancholic tone and vibe of
“Never Forever”, Bresson adapts her vocals in a more ethereal and delicate manner likewise,
while still juxtaposing them with her otherworldly harsh shrieks.
 » Lethvm   (Doom / Post Metal)

Lethvm, a Belgian band formed in 2015 evolves in a heavy and torn atmosphere, between devastation and candor.
The four members draw their influences in the darkness of life by inserting beauty, rage and melancholy in their melodies.

Lêtum, i, n : Dead, defund, erosion, ruined, destruction

After the release of their first EP "affable érosion" in 2016, the band hits the road across Belgium and France playing alongside bands like Bathshiba, Regarde Les Hommes Tomber, Swart Crown, Telepathy, Mr Marcaille, Plèvre.

Throughout the same year, the band composes their first album "This Fall Shall Cease" who was recorded in May 2017 by Nicola Lomarti at Noise Factory Studio in Namur.

The Band searches to transcribe the dark atmosphere that sweats during their live performances and adds the musical richness allowed by the studio sessions. The album gets a strong identity, but also tries to throw a new eye on the underground music world.

 » Absynth   (Doom / Sludge)
 + ENTRANCE : 10€
 + OPENING HOUR : 20:00
 + ORGANIZERS : Magasin 4: web
    » 23:45  Year of No Light
    » 22:35  Monarch!
    » 21:30  Lethvm
    » 20:30  Absynth
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 + Lethvm
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 + Absynth
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