Senin, 16 Agustus 2010

Ghaust / Aseethe split CD review by Wastedrockers(ENGLISH VERSION)

Various Artists ‘Ghaust / Aseethe’ Split-CD (Cactus Records, 2010)

This is a dangerous release for local heavy music fans - released mid 2010, a split CD of Ghaust / Aseethe, a split cd from two bands from different country. Ghaust, like we all know, is a post-metal duo from Jakarta. While Aseethe is a sludge metal trio from Iowa, USA. The label that released this album is cactus Record, a label based in Malaysia.

This split cd containing 3 songs with long duration. First song, "Return Of Fire", come from Ghaust. This Ghaust's new song sounds more complex and dynamic : there's a fast part, heavy part and slow part. The duration is also quite long : 9 minutes. By the way, this song was recorded and mixed by Iyub from Santamonica / Sugarstar. While the second song is Ghaust's old song titled "Akasia", that re-mixed by Morgue Vanguard(Ucok) from Trigger Mortis / Homicide become “Akasia RMX”. Ucok totally rearranged this song into a heavy composition & noisy industrial, a hypnotizing power electronic.

The third composition titled "The Armada" come from Aseethe. Oh no, this song's duration is quite long : about 21 minutes! Long enough to make you sucked into the song! A typical of doom metal songs : slow, dark, heavy and atmospheric. Besides, this so was mixed and mastered by James Plotkin(the legendary producer behind the records of Isis, Sunn O))), Earth, Khanate, and such). SO to listen to this song, you have to spend a special time to contemplate within!

But I will not categorizing Aseethe as a pure doom metal, because their music basically is a dark atmosphered slow post-metal, give you a "doomy" feeling. Different from post metal that Ghaust offered, that tend to be more "light", melodic and melancholic.

By the way, the photography art for this album is pretty cool! A must have release to consume, enough said! - Dede

Genre: Post-Metal, Post-Industrial, Doom-Metal, Thingking-Man Metal
For the fans of: Cult Of Luna, Pelican, Red Sparowes, A Storm Of Light, Techno Animal, YOB, Battle Of Mice, Overmars.

To buy this CD, Please contact : soundofghaust@yahoo.com or cactusdistro@yahoo.com

Indonesia Version, Read At Wastedrockers Webzine

Rabu, 11 Agustus 2010


+ GHAUST / ASEETHE split CD(Cactus Records)

This split album featuring two new tracks from GHAUST, "Return Fire" and "Akasia RMX"(Remix by Morgue Vanguard). This time Ghaust became tighter, heavier, with less post rock influence. ASEETHE give a onefull awesome track, called "The Armada", with structure that shadow across between Ocean, Neurosis, Cult of Luna and the bands alike. The Armada mastered by James Plotkin(Khanate, Isis, Nadja). Two bands,Three tracks, clocking in 41 minutes of epic heaviness.

For fans of Neurosis, Boris, Ocean, Corrupted and Pelican. Come with a digipack full color packaging. A vinyl format may come in the future..

Indonesia : 50.000 Rupiah.
Outside Indonesia : Please Contact Cactus Records.

Available :
- Jakarta : Howling Wolf Cipete, Aksara book store.

+ GHAUST / PAZAHORA split 7"(Epidemic Records/Dis.eased Wrekkids)

This split contain a brand new songs from each band, "Against the wind" from GHAUST and "Death and Ruin" from PAZAHORA! The artwork made by Arian13 and This vinyl will be limited 300 copies in dark purple splatter with free mp3 download coupon.

7" SOLD OUT from us! Please Order to Epidemic Records.


+ GHAUST - GHAUST CD/Cassette(Purbaharuan Recordings)

Ghaust debut album contains 6 tracks/39 minute running time. Ghaust build a instrumental trip crossing through different genres, where post-rock/shoegaze influences, crushing sludge/doom tempo, collide with hardcore punk and Heavy rock.

The sound draws from the collected DNA of Kyuss, His hero is gone, Pelican, Boris and Corrupted! But instead of being content to just replicate their influences, Ghaust take the best parts and choicests riffs and whip up something distinctly theirs on this debut album.

CD : Indonesia/Worldwide : 40.000 Rupiah / $6
Cassette : SOLD OUT from us, please order to Third Arm Records.

+ GHAUST / BLCKWVS split 10"(Maniyax Records)

This split contain a new remastered track from GHAUST and a brand new song +remix from BLCKWVS! Pressed on black vinyl in a gorgeous full color sleeve with a insert. LIMITED TO 300 COPIES!!!

10" SOLD OUT from us! Please order to Maniyax Records.

ALL PRICE NOT INCLUDE POSTAGE, Contact us for shipping price.

Any Question/single order/Wholesale order for Ghaust CD/Cassette/Vinyl/Shirt, send us a message from Myspace, Facebook or just send an email to : soundofghaust@yahoo.com


Cactus Records : cactusdistro@yahoo.com
Epidemic Records : epidemic_distro@hotmail.com
Dis.eased Wrekkids : william@diseasedrecords.com
Maniyax Records : maniyaxrecords@gmail.com
Purbaharuan Recordings : soundofghaust@yahoo.com
Third Arm Records : heyhey@thirdarmrecords.com

Selasa, 03 Agustus 2010


GHAUST : BIRD OV PREY Poster! Limited to 28. Size : 29cm x 42cm, Screen printing on “C” A Grain, 180 gr. Hand numbered and signed by MORRG! Please send your order to : order@omuniuum.net