Process of Guilt

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    Having perfected their distinctive and inimitable musical expression along a path that spans their 10-year long career, Process of Guilt are today one of the main driving forces on the Portuguese underground. Delivering massively heavy riffs on top of a punishingly precise, quasi-industrial, rhythm section, the band possesses a unique intensity that attracts listeners from a broad spectrum of music genres.
    Vastly experienced when it comes to playing live – having even shared the stage with bands like Godflesh, Cult of Luna or Napalm Death – their performances are pure displays of ferocity that leave no one indifferent. With the release of their third full length «Fæmin», in 2012, Process of Guilt finally took the long deserved leap to international recognition and acclaim – the album granted them two headlining European tours and a spot at the 2013 edition of Roadburn Festival in Tilburg, where they played to a full and enthusiastic crowd. After a split with Rorcal, Process of Guilt are now preparing their next full-length record, which will see the light in 2016.
     
    Next shows:
    03/02/2017 @ Festival Camarro, Barreiro
    04/03/2017 @ Évora Metal Fest, Évora
    10/06/2017 @ SMSF, Beja

    Löbo

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    How much does the soul weigh? If it was measured by Lisbon doom outfit LÖBO, it would weigh a ton, according to their atmospheric downtempo masterpiece Alma, which is proof that heaviness, melody, and electronic elements can co-exist and can create aural landscapes capable of blackening your soul, yet lead you into the light at the end of the tunnel. Like the dawn after a death, there is an elegiac quality to Alma that simply pulls at the heartstrings while it simultaneously drowns you in leaden, crushing sound. It’s these contrasts that put LÖBO in general and Alma in particular in a league poignantly removed from conventional “doom”.
    For the members of Löbo, Alma has proved to be a highly influential piece of work which paved the way for several new acts and countless side-projects. Their history should not end here, and so LÖBO are regrouping and working once again to release a new piece of music that marks a new journey for all who have been missing their pulse live.

    Katabatic

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    Following the release of their debut EP Vago and a long string of shows that included an Iberian tour with Caspian and opening slots for Russian Circles and A Storm of Light, KATABATIC’s first full-length “Heavy Water” made the band stand out even more as one of the most relevant Portuguese post-rock outfits, a status that was confirmed with the follow-up EP ’Weighs Like A Nightmare On The Brains Of The Living’. Breaking away from the genre’s clichés, KATABATIC’s songs have an unpredictable feel and feature sparse dreamy vocals which, along with the sludge elements the band adds to their heavier parts, makes up for the unique and distinctive sound that has gathered them praise. After an appearance at Dunk! Festival in Belgium, one the most famous instrumental rock festival in the world, KATABATIC are now writing their next record.

    HHY & The Macumbas

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    Band from Porto coming with a feverish sound blending Voodoo cosmologies and Dub in an frenetically danceable Black Mass, aiming to unravel the sonic spectrum that connects King Tubby and Sun Ra with Macumba rhythms from the mental jungle.
    Assembled by multi-specter instrumentalist and producer Jonathan Uliel Saldanha (aka HHY), representing his Skull-Cave Dub, combining a feverish barrage of bone-percussion, sub-bass pressure, clusters of horns, The Macumbas band is constituted by musicians from the Soopa collective, an active part of portuguese exploratory music for more than 10 years.
    After an European tour with memorable shows in Berlin, Brussels, Paris and Bourges, and an array of enigmatic multidimensional performances in festivals like Sonár, Amplifest, Primavera Sound, NEOPOP, BOOM Festival, Milhões de Festa, 2014 saw HHY & the Macumbas debut LP ‘Throat Permission Cut’ hit the shelves and the band is now recording the second LP.

    Ricardo Remédio

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    From the same mind that constructed the much acclaimed atmospheric doom outfit LÖBO and the dark electronic alter-ego RA, now comes a full-length rendition of the electronic explorations of Ricardo Remédio, that serves as a new artistic chapter in his diligent career. As if his musical background wasn´t enough to catch your attention, Ricardo Remédio is accompanied by the multi-instrumentalist genius Daniel O´Sullivan(Ulver, Sunn O))), Mothlite) on the production duties of this debut “Natureza Morta”. Ricardo Remédio, besides having an extensive live curriculum, playing several important portuguese festivals, is no stranger to working with international artists and has previously collaborated with JK Flesh and Necro Deathmort, via remixes, to name a few. “Natureza morta” paves the way for a new kind of sonic exploration that fuses industrial inspired electronic music with a dark emotional tone to it, whilst maintaining it´s focus throughout. A concise and sharp record that sees Ricardo Remédio mature as an accomplished artist within the ever expanding electronic realm.

    Névoa

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    Névoa were formed in 2014 by Nuno Craveiro and João Freire in Porto, Portugal. After the well-received debut “The Absence of Void”, Névoa released “Re Un” through Avantgarde Music. This sophomore record pushes their craft to much greater heights, with Névoa expanding their sonic signature to include slower elements, psychedelia and traditional music into their melodic brand of black metal. Névoa presented “Re Un” in full for the first time at Amplifest 2016, and were regarded by many as one of the highlights of the event.
     
    Next shows:
    04/03/2017 @ Évora Metal Fest, Évora