October events

october

In the merciless North, lamb sacrifices you.

Nights after the equinox become longer and longer. Enjoy the atmosphere and awesome gigs that await you!

01.10.2018
Geneve, Urgence Disc: Stony Sugarskull [psychedelic goth] event info

02.10.2018
Geneve, Urgence Disc: Tragical History Tour [folk punk] event info

03.10.2018
Geneve, La Makhno: Niege Morte, Euglena [black metal] event info
Yverdon, Citrons Masques: Far from Alaska, Ripstone [rock] event info

04.10.2018
Lausanne, Bleu Lezard: The Doors Revival [rock] event info
Lausanne, Le Romandie: Part Chimp Orso [rock, noise rock] event info
Geneve, Champmeslé: Bleed Again, Monsutā [metal, nu-metal] event info

05.10.2018
Vevey, Rocking Chair: The Soft Moon, Veil of Light [post punk] event info
Meyrin, Undertown: The Hellfreaks, Komodo 3000, Velvet Fish [punk rock, blues rock] event info
Yverdon, Citrons Masques: The Battle Borns [rock] event info

06.10.2018
Montreux, Ned Music Club, Metal Retaliation: AM:PM, Algebra, Norvhar, Battle Tales, Divergency [death metal, thrash metal, folk metal, metalcore] event info
Geneve, La Makhno: Ultra Razzia, Tulamort, Sous Escorte [oi punk] event info
Geneve, Salle du Terrau: Provler, Blown, Hope [hardcore] event info
Geneve, ABARC: Back to the Ocean, Buried Skies, Oaxaca, Krown [hardcore, metal core, rock] event info

10.10.2018
Geneve, Kalvingrad: Varukers, Coupe-Gorge, Psychropore [punk, punk hardcore] event info

11.10.2018
Geneve, Kalvingrad: Leng Tch’e, Kess’khtak, Grilled Flesh Party [grindcore, death metal] event info

12.10.2018
Yverdon, Citrons Masques: Conjoctive, Circle of Exectution, Murge, Maestrick [metalcore, death metal, rock progressive] event info

13.10.2018
Martigny, Sunset Bar: Nostromo, Ruptured [grindcore, hardcore] event info

16.10.2018
Geneve, Kalvingrad: Darjeeling Opium, Angry Sometimes [rock hardcore, punk rock] event info

17.10.2018
Martigny, Caves du Manoir: Wo Fat, Sasquatch, Mystic Sons [psychedelic blues doom, stoner metal, stoner rock] event info
Geneve, Undertown: Sargeist, Chaos Invocation, Acrimonious [black metal, death metal] event info

18.10.2018
Geneve, Post Tenebras Rock: Desert Mountain Tribe [rock psychedelic] event info

20.10.2018
Lausanne, Les Docks: Halestorm, Devilskin [hard rock] event info
Lausanne, Theatre 2.21: The Crotals [stoner sludge] event info
Yverdon, L’Amalgame: Acid Mothers Temple & The Melting Paradiso U.F.O, Zayk, Exmoor [rock psychedelic] event info
Martigny, Caves du Manoir: The Fuzztones, The Revox, Les Envahisseurs [garage punk, garage rock] event info

23.10.2018
Geneve, Kalvingrad: Ascenders, Bottle Hymn (tribute to Manowar) [heavy rock, heavy metal] event info
St. Maurice, Manoir Pub: Vader, Entombed, The Modern Age Slavery, Mortuary [death metal] event info

24.10.2018
Geneve, Kalvingrad: Partout Partout, Golden Oriole, Gaute Granli [math rock tribal, electronic indus, noise] event info
Geneve, Urgence Disc: Off the Wagon [post punk] event info

25.10.2018
Geneve, Urgence Disc: Fvss Popvli [psychedelic rock] event info
Yverdon, L’Amalgame: The Young Gods, Emilie Zoe [rock] event info

26.10.2018
Geneve, Post Tenebras Rock: Killing Joke, Turbowolf [post punk, industrial rock, hard rock] event info

27.10.2018 
Friebourg, Le Nouveau Monde: Reaptile, Invouta, Falcifer, Buryme [sludge, doom, drone] event info
St. Maurice, Manoir Pub: Forgotten Tomb, The Abbys Order, Serpens Lumnis [black metal, doom metal] event info
Yverdon, Citrons Masques: Chaoseum, November 7, Dead Dog Cafe [metalcore, indus metal] event info

28.10.2018
Geneve, Urgence Disc: Silly Walk [punk rock] event info

29.10.2018
Geneve, Urgence Disc: II [dark wave] event info

30.10.2018
Geneve, Kalvingrad: Mini-Jupe, The Nurse and the Six Burns [noise rock, rock] event info
Lausanne, Le Romandie: Bambara, Grey Lips [post punk, rock] event info

31.10.2018
Freiburg, Le Nouveau Monde: The Doorknobs, Slift [rock garage, psychedelia] event info
Yverdon, Citron Masques: Exsom, Ultima Ratio [heavy metal, rock] event info

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Nansis

Gnansisenre: Black – death metal
Origin: Geneva, Switzerland
Active since: 2008
Connections: Eggs of Gomorrh, Distrip, Destronork, Claws, Amok, Claw, Deadly Sin Orgy, Gronde, Stortregn, Destronork
Current members:
Haître – Vocals
Assunaaq – Bass
INVN – Guitar
Jean – Drums
Glycy 
– Guitar
Links:
Nansis Facebook
Nansis BandCamp
Nansis WebPage

A lot of time has passed since I wrote about a black metal band. Finally, I found something for the fans of the hidden underground treasures. This one will amuse you with its bewitching sounds and intense atmosphere. Meet Nansis – an underground black metal formation from Geneve.

This project was started by INVN in 2008 and functioned under the name Horizon for one year, until the arrival of the next member – Haître. After joining the project, he took care of the singing and lyrics. The formation was renamed to Nansis and later on welcomed on board next horde members. After some minor changes, since 2013, the line up is fixed and constant. So far, Nansis released a demo album “Exorde” in 2012 and a split record with Serpens Luminis and Haruspex “Usque Ad Sideras et Usque Ad Inferos” in 2017.

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Exorde means introduction. Great, now give as another chapter.

“Exorde” got quite a few praising reviews, pointing at the potency of this formation, that may be a big part of the future black metal scene in Switzerland. For sure, their entry to the underground scene was smooth and successful. “Exorde” contains 6 pieces that talk about the war, Satan and the humanity downfall. The lyrics depict desolated and destroyed landscapes or war horrors. All this is accompanied with the haunting and cold, yet bewitching and captivating atmosphere. Neat melodies woven into distorted and heavy guitar sounds, along with the piercing vocals makes it an overall sharp and complete work.

In the split album you can find three new songs. I wish there were more, because since 2012, this formation improved a lot. Even though the atmosphere and the character of these three new compositions are resembling the ones on the demo, the new pieces are faster and more aggressive. Anyway, if you are a fan of underground black metal, I strongly recommend you to listen to both titles. For kicks, here is “Goat Irrumation” from the split album:

It is worth mentioning that Nansis is a Sumerian word that means “eclipse” or “world of darkness”, so the group is somewhat inspired by the ancient mystic mythology. The bass player of Nansis, Assunaaq, happens to also be the professional graphic designer. She took care to nicely depict Sumerian influences on the demo cover. Beside that, the group is also inspired by the bands like Endstille, Negator, Behexen, Aosoth, Hetroertzen or Irkallian Oracle.

Right now, Nansis plan to play live here and there, and starting from 2019 focus on the new album. It would be great, really guys, just do it.

If you like this horde, keep an eye on them, the potential here is big and they are surely promising!

 

Cosmosonic

Genre: Scosmosonictoner metal, stoner rock, psychedelic rock
Origin: Geneva, Switzerland
Active since: 2012
Connections: BAK XIII, Last Torridas, Apocalypse, Fade, Grounded, Ça Va Chier
Current members:
Dada – Vocals
Bison – Bass
Barbara – Guitar
Moussu – Drums
Zuckignole – Guitar
Links:
Cosmosonic Facebook
Cosmosonic BandCamp

Free trip to the outer space and back! No fine prints, no hidden traps, no hoax. All is legal and safe. You just have to sit comfortably in a preferably deep armchair or a sofa, with a beer in your hand and let the Cosmosonic sounds pour down on you from your speakers. But remember to prepare yourself for a big dose of stoner and psychedelia, mind melting and tripping are common side effects of listening to this Genovese band.

Cosmosonic was created in 2012 by a few people of quite different musical origins. The band contains three members of Apocalypse (thrash metal), one member of Last Torridas (alternative) and a singer from BAK XIII (cyberpunk). This mixture turned out to work in an excellent way. Having musicians that are experienced in different music genres, know different styles and have different backgrounds worked perfectly for Cosmosonic. The collaboration is clearly flourishing and the fruit of their joint effort is truly sweet and intoxicating.

cosmosonic

On behalf of Cosmosonic I would like to welcome you on board. Please sit back and enjoy the music. Our destination: Tripping.

In 2017 Cosmosonic released their first album named Cosmosonic, which is a good piece of stoner rock at the edge of psychedelia. You can also pick up there a lot of metal influences and, the icing on the cake, Dada’s hoarse and quite aggressive vocals. It’s hard to believe that this is the same person who is also responsible for the cold and mellow vocals of BAK XIII! It sounds like Dada finally unleashed his real vocal potential that was only waiting for a good moment to fully shine. The whole album is a compact piece of 5 songs that definitely ends too quick and makes you press the replay button multiple times… Here you have a sample, a song “Party Spirit” where Dada is kindly inviting you for a ride…

The band is influenced by the whole range of musical genres, from rock and grunge to metal and punk. Cosmosonic is also inspired by the 60s and 70s music. From the lyrical side, they are influenced by Lovecraft’s books and this is nicely captured by the artwork accompanying their music. Besides that, in their songs you can find some philosophical moments where they ponder about life and its aspects. Oh, they also talk about parties.

As a proper psychedelic band, they want to emit some space vibes and I say they totally nailed it! Solid riffs, nice base, great harmony, groovy and heavy sound that melts your brain. What else do you need? For a band from the outer space doing this awesome job, they truly deserve their name, which merges cosmos and sound into one word.

I will finish this post with some good news: Cosmosonic is working on a new record! More music to chill with is on its way… If you want to see them live, come to the CrabCore Fest and enjoy the ride!

 

The Erkonauts

erkonautsGenre: Progressive metal
Origin: Geneva, Switzerland
Active since: 2014
Connections: Sybreed, Djizoes, Stormfist
Current members:
Ales Campanelli – Bass & Vocals
Los Sebos – Guitars
Fred Di Limoncelli – Guitars
Mathieu Martinazzo – Drums
Links:
Erkonauts Facebook
Erkonauts Official Website
Erkonauts BandCamp

Time to talk about another hidden Swiss treasure, that seems to gain a lot of popularity overseas, yet remains quite modestly promoted in their homeland. The Erkonauts toured successfully in USA, China, Japan and East Europe. Reviews of their albums are just soaking with the superlatives and their fans are scattered across the globe. Let’s take a closer look at these guys.

Not so long ago, in 2014, a few guys who used to play in different bands already, decided to do something for fun and started a new project that they would fully enjoy. It seems to work – The Erkonauts turned out to be pretty productive releasing two albums until now: “I did something bad” in 2015 and “I shall forgive” in 2017.  Both of their albums deliver a good piece of progressive metal music, that nicely blends multiple styles yet still remains very firm and complete.

The Erkonauts is supposed to be about touring, gigs, recording and parties. It’s actually hard to believe that, because there is nothing funny about their music. Starting from the lyrics and finishing at the skilful instrument playing, all seems to be too well tuned up to be just for fun. Lyrics are very versatile, well thought and narrate various stories. You can hear some Mayan mythology, story about the fall of Roman Empire or a story about a girl, who went through some serious shit, but it made her even stronger. There are also few songs that are an evidence of a specific kind of humour The Erkonauts have. Titles like “The Great Ass Poopery” or “All Girls Should Die” should be definitely taken with a pinch of salt because these songs turn out to be pretty ironic and surprisingly clever. All this is served with blasting bass riffs, hoarse, yet understandable vocals and catching melodies, that would make you tap your feet and bang your head. After listening to their music myself, I can only join the praising choir of positive reviews:

The Erkonauts are inspired by a whole bunch of bands including Scorpions, Dead Can Dance, Waltari, Def Leppard and also some great Swiss metal bands like Samael or Coroner. This versatile group of bands resounds in their own music, making it entertaining and divergent.

The origin of the band’s name is also worth to mention. It comes from the Erkonos – an intriguing alien that is in the logo of this band. It travels around the world and The Erkonauts keep him company in this peregrination… At least they did, until they dissected him. You can familiarise yourself with this imaginary friend’s detailed anatomy on the cover of the “I Shall Forgive” album. I can fully refer to this idea, after all, I chose a potato for my logo and mascot.

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Perhaps Erkonos would forgive, but now he doesn’t have the guts to speak again.

The Erkonauts are on fire now! They think about having another album and for the last few months they had several gigs. Their songs are made to be played live, see it for yourself on the CrabCore Fest – they are a headliner!