Today, individualist black/ambient/industrial cult Empire Auriga stream the entirety of their forthcoming album,Ascending the Solar Throne, at esteemed cultural journal Halifax Collect. The band’s long-awaited comeback record,Ascending the Solar Throne is set for release on August 19th viaMoribund Records. Empire Auriga's debut album, Auriga Dying, was critically acclaimed for its ahead-of-the-time fusion of black metal, dark ambient, and industrial, all coalescing into a cosmic black hole that was both devouring and debilitating. Eight years later, Empire Auriga return with the highly anticipated Ascending the Solar Throne. Aptly titled once again, Empire Auriga bring us the true sound of interstellar death with Ascending the Solar Throne. Here, the mysterious trio exists as the delirious melancholia awakened by union with the void, wisps encircling the kernal of futility at the center of each body, shining with listless abandon, seething as evaporation through obsolete ruins, smoldering with the intuition of having seen through the membrane. This is the sound of Ascending the Solar Throne! Hear the entirety for yourself exclusively HERE, courtesy of Halifax Collect.
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[BREAKING NEWS] DARK ESSENCE RECORDS inks a deal with Iceland’s extreme metal psychedelic progressive atmospheric leviathans momentum! Halifax Collect investigates and talks to the band about these recent tidings (interview, music and partial track-listing below).
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Heartfelt thank you to both band and label. For more information on KUOLEMANLAAKSO and Svart visit:
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HALIFAX COLLECT Blog ran an awesome in-depth article on the A389 Recordings 2014 Mixtape/Sampler. Check it out and find out about some new awesome music. Post your six favorites with reasons why and you may randomly be chosen to win a prize! CLICK HERE!
Two new songs. You can listen over on the blog! Plus: Fenrir tells us how he feels about the new songs.
Svona fyrst allir svölu krakkarnir eru með preview:
Boston Bruins - Hafa staðið nokkurn veginn í stað, Jarome Iginla er samt horfinn á braut vegna vandræða Bruins við að koma sér undir launaþakið. Verða væntanlega eitt af bestu liðum Austursins.
Buffalo Sabres - Verða…
One of the best forgotten albums out there.
The raven is sometimes known as “the wolf-bird.” Ravens, like many other animals, scavenge at wolf kills, but there’s more to it than that.
Both wolves and ravens have the ability to form social attachments and they seem to have evolved over many years to form these attachments with each other, to both species’ benefit.
There are a couple of theories as to why wolves and ravens end up at the same carcasses. One is that because ravens can fly, they are better at finding carcasses than wolves are. But they can’t get to the food once they get there, because they can’t open up the carcass. So they’ll make a lot of noise, and then wolves will come and use their sharp teeth and strong jaws to make the food accessible not just to themselves, but also to the ravens.
Ravens have also been observed circling a sick elk or moose and calling out, possibly alerting wolves to an easy kill. The other theory is that ravens respond to the howls of wolves preparing to hunt (and, for that matter, to human hunters shooting guns). They find out where the wolves are going and following. Both theories may be correct.
Wolves and ravens also play. A raven will sneak up behind a wolf and yank its tail and the wolf will play back. Ravens sometimes respond to wolf howls with calls of their own, resulting in a concert of howls and calls.
Sources: Mind of the Raven, Bernd Heinrich, The American Crow and the Common Raven, Lawrence Kilham
Robin Williams is gone. Regarding depression, mental illness, trauma, everyday negative thinking, addiction etc
Paul Gilmartin wrote: “Wish I wasn’t cynical about Robin Williams’ suicide being treated as voyeuristic lip service instead of a push for REAL grassroots change.”
I’d like to add to this something from a personal experience.
Last time I spoke to a close family relative about my depression and anxiety - in great length and with sincerity and vulnerability - he replied, “that’s fucked up,” and a couple of days later he added, “can’t you get some medicine for this?” This might seem out of place in this thread but what I’m saying is, people are still brushing mental illness, depression and negative thinking off the table like it’s still just a “pick yourself up” kinda thing of not so-big importance. Because it’s “invisible,” empathy and thoughtfulness and understanding slide down the tallest ladder of snakes in one easy swoop. A life threatening state of mind and state of existence (and/or addiction) looses the little currency it has with disheartening and discouraging quickness.
I’m gonna watch 1 Hour Photo and Insomnia again. And then another one…
Halifax Collect interviews newly signed Relapse Records artist Myrkur. Short documentary video and two songs streaming HERE.