Swirls of Noise radio #37

It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on Swirls of Noise, so here’s an extra long playlist for you guys with a lot of the new music I’ve been listening to lately.

Anneke Van Giersbergen appears twice, her new classical collaboration with Arstidir on the horizon, while the live recordings from The Gathering’s 25th anniversary show finally get a release, and she’s joined by more female fronted rock coming from Delain and Anette Olzon. Black metal is widely represented with tracks from Icelanders Naðra and (), dissonance from Voidcraeft, Mussorgski’s cold industrial, Primeval Mass’ typically epic Greek variant – and of course everyone’s favourite BM lunatic Abbath. Cybergrinders Agoraphobic Nosebleed have gone sludge, joined by the miserable dirges of A Thousand Sufferings, and a turbo charged Conan. Death metal is more than adequately represented with some familiar names and some not so – Cthe’illist’s caustic murk and Khazaddum’s tech-death both being intriguing listens. Megadeth return with their faster than lightning new guitarist Kiko Loureiro, and who wouldn’t be interested in Venomous Concept – a hardcore punk supergroup with members of Napalm Death and Brutal Truth? Norwegian wolves Ulver and their brooding electronics beckon in the softer side of the playlist, followed by the Dead Can Dance meets Tangerine Dream vibe of Dissvarth and soft ambience of Brave Timbers.

And while I try to promote lesser known, yet equally deserving artists here on Swirls of Noise – how could we not end with the last track from the incredible discography of the sadly late genius David Bowie?

Anneke Van Giersbergen and Arstidir – Solveig’s Song, from Verloren Verleden, upcoming 2016
Delain – Suckerpunch, from Lunar Prelude, upcoming 2016
Anette Olzon – Cold Outside, from Vintersjal/Cold Outside, 2016
The Gathering – Travel (live), from TG25 – Live at Doornroosjie, 2016
Naðra- Falið, from Allir vegir til glötunar, 2016
() – Null and Void, from Null and Void, 2014
Mussorgski – God is in the Neurons, from Creatico Cosmicam Beastie, upcoming 2016
Primeval Mass – With the Emblem of the Blackwinged, from To Empyrean Thrones, 2016
Abbath – Winter Bane, from Abbath, 2016
Voidcraeft – Drunkenness and Sorcery, from Ἕβελ, 2015
Agoraphobic Nosebleed – Not a Daughter, from Arc, 2016
A Thousand Sufferings – Red is Redemption (Bloodletting), from Burden, 2015
Conan – Revengeance, from Revengeance, upcoming 2016
Cattle Decapitation – Not Suitable for Life, from The Anthropocene Extinction, 2015
Fleshgod Apocalypse – The Fool, from King, upcoming 2016
Chthe’ilist – Voidspawn, from Le Dernier Crépuscule, upcoming 2016
Venomous Concept – Anthem, from Kick Me Silly, VC III
Khazaddum – Thorin Oakenshield, from In Dwarven Halls, 2015
Megadeth – The Emperor, from Dystopia, 2016
Ulver – Glammer Hammer, from ATGCLVLSSCAP, 2016
Dissvarth – Between the Light and the Moon, from Between the Light and the Moon, upcoming 2016
Brave Timbers – Swimming in the Isar, from Hope, 2016
David Bowie – I can’t Give Everything Away, from Blackstar, 2016

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