Dark Buddha Rising’s “II” Set To Drop Via Neurot Recordings This March

Prepare your mind, body, and the deepest recesses of your soul: the black gates that Dark Buddha Rising unlocked a decade ago with “I”, open further in 2018, as the band announce the “II” EP, due for release via Neurot Recordings on March 23rd, 2018. “II” continues to traverse spiritual planes, exposing a vortex with their sonic calls from beyond.

Sample new sounds with this immersive video below:

For ten years, the Finnish band has convened in the now-famous Wastement studio space, set below their home city of Tampere, Finland, to roil in the sounds of the underground, to meet dark spirits, to breathe in time with rhythmic pulses sent from the skies, the stars, and the very dirt around them.

On the surface, the band emits the blackest of psychedelia. Deep down, their sounds are forged in the blue fires of the ancients; exhalations of gods, goddesses and demons alike. Of this new offering, V. Ajomo notes, “To drain our sonic temple, we wanted to record the new material which was made for 2016 shows in order to proceed towards the unknown with open minds and hearts. After the cleansing, we initiated our chamber with ambient meditation and opened the portals of inspiration for our future work.”

“II” sees Dark Buddha Rising return to its purest incarnation: J.Rämänen on drums, P. Rämänen on bass, and V. Ajomo on guitar, J. Saarivuori on synths and M. Neuman on main vocals. “We have done a full cycle of the orbit and now is the time for gravitational slingshot towards the new dimensions in sound, deliverance and vision,” says Ajomo.

The EP’s A-side was recorded and mixed in Space Junk Studio by K.Nyyssönen and B-side was recorded in Wastement by Dark Buddha Rising and mixed by S. Tamminen.

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Haemophagus Signs Deal With Selfmadegod Records

Selfmadegod Records is proud to announce the signing of Italy’s death metal/grindcore band Haemophagus to release a new full-length album in summer 2016.

The band’s third album, entitled “Stream of Shadows,” was recorded, engineered, and mixed in Palermo by ong time friend Silvio “Spadino” Punzo at Tone Deaf Studios. Dan Randall will handle the mastering at Mammoth Sound in Santa Cruz, California. Marco Failla will once again draw the cover artwork.

On the lyric and song writing side, “Stream of Shadows” takes a step towards weirder, faster and more lunatic structures. With themes ranging from the Buddha’s spiritual resistance against demons, people trapped inside flippers, and dystopian tales of rebellion and mind expansion, the band is trying to bring its brand of death metal, grindcore, and thrash to a different level of musical oddity.

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Dark Buddha Rising Streaming New Track “E X O”

Dark Buddha Rising is now sharing the second audio excerpt “E X O” from the band’s upcoming fifth album, “Inversum:” a two-track exercise in the black arts of psychedelia.

Regarded as the opening of the third cycle Of Dark Buddha Rising, “Inversum” was recorded, produced and mixed by the band in the bowels of the Wastement, the self-proclaimed “asylum of eternal feedback,” and welcomes the addition of new recruits V. Vatanen (guitar, vocals), J. Saarivuori (keyboards) and M. Neuman (vocals).

Check out the new track below. The band comments: “‘E X O’ is the cosmic process of ‘Inversum,’ a universal collapse into the singularity of existence.”

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Dark Buddha Rising Announces New Album “Inversum”

The psychedelic doom purveyors from Dark Buddha Rising will be releasing fifth studio album, “Inversum,” this fall. The band’s first release on Neurot Recordings, “Inversum” will be unveiled on September 25th, 2015. Elaborates the the band:

“‘Inversum’ is the opening of the Third Cycle Of Dark Buddha Rising. It acts as an initiation for the new members V. Vatanen (guitar, vocals), J. Saarivuori (keyboards) and M. Neuman (vocals). Also, it is the first release through Neurot Recordings. Most of all, ‘Inversum’ is the first album that is recorded, produced and mixed by ourselves in the depths of the Wastement, the asylum of eternal feedback.

“The process that led to the manifestation of the Inversum, was heavily guided by both intuition and determination, in order to take the music even further down the path we have chosen. ‘Inversum’ is a monument built upon the foundation of our work and sculpted with the initial principles of Dark Buddha Rising, to celebrate the Black Arts of Psychedelia.”

The album’s track listing will be:

1. E S O
2. E X O

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Dark Buddha Rising Signs To Neurot Recordings

The ritualistic doom practitioners who make up Dark Buddha Rising are Neurot Recordings’ latest signees. The label comments:

“Hailing from Finland and with four albums already under their belt (most recently 2013’s Dakhmandal), Dark Buddha Rising conjures psychedelic sprawling space jams made up of expansive yet concentrated bellows of decaying distortion and broken-signal analog bleeps, cannoning across antimatter, and presented with staggering finesse.”

Comments the band: “We are more than honored to be a part of the Neurot family. Their music has torn wounds so deep, they still bleed the black blood of inspiration. We share the profound principle towards music as necessity of our existence in this universe. To proceed into the last cycle of the Ennealogy with Neurot Recordings is a predestined path to spread the art of black psychedelia.”

Adds Neurot Recordings’ Steve Von Till: “Dark Buddha Rising are one of the darkest, trance-inducing bands I have ever witnessed. Neurosis was lucky enough to play several shows with them last year and each night I was completely hypnotized. This is true ritual music that should not be taken lightly. This is a deep, introspective conjuring of those aspects of ourselves that are uncomfortable to come face to face with, but necessary if we are to grow. We feel very lucky to be able to work with them on their next sonic rite.”

Catch the band live:

w/ Mr. Peter Hayden
4/19/2014 Guss39 – Bülach, CH
4/20/2014 Doomed Gatherings @ Glazart – Paris, FR
4/21/2014 Little Devil – Tilburg, NL
4/22/2014 Hühnermanhattan – Halle, DE
4/23/2014 Crass Pub – Chemnitz, DE
4/24/2014 TBA – Magdeburg, DE
4/25/2014 Stengade – Copenhagen, DK
4/26/2014 Püssy a Go Go, The Liffey – Stockholm, SE
7/5/2014 Roskilde Festival – Roskilde, DK

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