After two co-headline festivals, the Green Jelly Jam Fest and Trapt in the Desert Fest, Antania will be hitting the state of Texas to promote “The God Complex” release that drop’s January 5th 2024 via The Triad Recs. Their mini tour ends in New Orleans at Siberia.
Heralded as the bass music scene’s Slayer, Antania (epitaph or the goddess Hecate, meaning enemy of mankind) is a black, doom bass project from Joshua Tree CA that consists of Death/Bass Producer Dr Luna and blackened vocalist Kali Mortem (featured in the black metal book “Daughters of Darkness”). Antania creates black and doom metal out of bass music by wrapping distortion around saw and sub bass, they don’t sample or use any stringed instruments and Dr Luna creates bass lines with a microbrute and is sponsored by KAT Percussion. Dr Luna was a bass player and keyboard player in black metal bands and when he heard EDM calling their music brutal decided to create a bass music project that was truly “brutal” and he would bring the sound and style of “Metal” with him. Antania is completely original and within their short existence have already started headlining venues and festivals (be afraid of the dark and mechanismus, black Metal mass). Their demo release “Lividity ” featured a collaboration with Hocico’s ERK AIRCRAG and horrorcore queen Razakel.
Antania, recently signed to the Roman Label “The Triad Recs”, deliberately turned down a potentially lucrative deal with a larger label in Eastern Europe. The primary reason behind this rejection was the band’s unwavering commitment to retaining full creative control over their music. The larger label, in contrast, sought not only to influence the final outcome of Antania’s creativity but also aimed to dictate the trajectory of their marketing strategy.
In an era where artistic independence is highly valued, Antania’s choice to prioritize creative control over the allure of a bigger label speaks volumes about the band’s commitment to their craft. By aligning with “The Triad Recs,” Antania has not only secured a platform to showcase their musical prowess but has also found a supportive environment that respects their artistic integrity. Adding to the new label, Antania recently signed to “NecroFlesh Events”to help expand their vision.
01/06/24 Costa Mesa CA/ support Green Jelly
01/13/24 Pinon Hills CA / Trapt in the Desert Fest
01/22/24 San Antonio TX – The Mix
01/23/24 Austin TX – Elysium
01/24/24 Denton TX – Rubber Gloves
01/25/24 Houston TX – Black Magic Social Club
01/26/24 New Orleans LA – Siberia
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Junes UB Unveils Cinematic Vibes with “Don’t F Up The Rotation” EP
Junes UB, a talented musician from the UK, has released a new EP called “Don’t F Up The Rotation.” It has four tracks that are inspired by the movie ‘Friday.’ Each track is like a chapter in a story that tells a chilled-out and relaxed tale. The EP is named after a famous line from the movie.
The first track, “Roll me one,” is a fun and playful song that reminds us of the movie. The second track, “Backstrap,” is a bit more serious and talks about a popular method for rolling cigarettes in the UK. The third track, “Lick it,” is also about rolling cigarettes, but it is a bit more clever and refers to the movie’s themes.
The EP’s final track, “Exhale,” is the most important song on the EP. It talks about the feeling of exhaling smoke after smoking. It is an upbeat and catchy song that showcases Junes UB’s talent and musical ability.
The EP is only 9 minutes long, but it is packed with amazing music. Junes UB is a versatile artist who can create music in many different styles. Fans are excited to see what he will release next.
Ol’ Burger Beats Crafts Timeless Beats and Conscious Rhymes in ’74: Out of Time’
Ol’ Burger Beats is a talented musician from Norway who has just released his latest album, “74: Out of Time”. The album has 17 tracks and features a mix of old and new sounds that take the listener on a musical journey through time.
The tempo of the album is set at 74 beats per minute, which gives it a unique and relaxing feel. The album also addresses some important issues, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and politics in the US and Europe.
Ol’ Burger Beats has collaborated with some of the best hip-hop artists, including Fly Anakin, Awon, Quelle Chris, Pink Siifu, and more. The result is an album that is both diverse and reflective of Ol’ Burger Beats’ growth as a composer.
“74: Out of Time” will be released on Feb. 16th on Coalmine Records and will be available on all major music platforms, as well as on cassette and vinyl. With special edition items and merchandise bundles, fans can join Ol’ Burger Beats on this incredible musical journey.