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A step in a new direction for A TRANSYLVANIAN FUNERAL, Gorgos Goetia is a staggering 72 minutes of raw and unbridled black metal magick, with no drum machines, no keyboards and minimal production values to retain the creative and improvisational style of the album. Gone are the meticulously crafted layers of guitar harmonies, replaced with primitive barre chords and haunting arpeggios. Blasting robot drum machines are cast aside as Sleepwalker’s abuse of live drum dynamics dominate the recordings. The attitude is unflinching, the music unforgiving and the energy undeniably present like never before on Gorgos Goetia. Sleepwalker continues to work alone as A TRANSYLVANIAN FUNERAL, handling all the writing, recording and production of the album exclusively.
Stream Gorgos Goetia at forbiddenrecords.bandcamp.com/album/gorgos-goetia.
“It’s filthy black shit and you’ll love it.” – GunShyAssassin.com
“Pure raw underground sounds from the darkest corner of hell.” – Artemortifica
GOATCRAFT forged the genre of necroclassical, or dark neoclassical soundtracks that create an atmosphere of ageless beauty and melancholy violence. With All for Naught, GOATCRAFT expands into lush soundscapes that explore the themes of dark and occult music without becoming repetitive. Comprised of equal parts dark ambient, horror movie soundtrack and death metal-inspired violent piano All For Naught is music for a new millennium. Elegant melodies rise from aggressive hammering piano, and then descend into moods of bleakness and conflict. If dark ambient could be aggressive, it would want to be GOATCRAFT.
Stream All for Naught at forbiddenrecords.bandcamp.com/album/all-for-naught.
“Fascinating and somewhat addictive.” – Ave Noctum
“By stripping dark ambient back down to its most primal element – the fingering of ivory and ebony – and doing so with high levels of skill, melancholy, and frustration, Goatcraft’s All For Naught will inspire others to rely less on electronic effects and more on a deeper unearthing of arrangements that have stirred souls for hundreds – perhaps thousands – of years.” – Worm Gear Zine