Release Dates

June:
AKATHARTA "Spiritus Immundus", Pulverised Records, 23/06/2017
BURY THE MACHINES "Wicked Covenant" EP, Midnite Collective, 09/06/2017
CIRCLE "Terminal", Southern Lord Records, 23/06/2017
DEMONAUTA "Tierra Del Fuego", Kozmik Artifactz / Bilocation Records, 09/06/2017
FIRE DOWN BELOW "Viper, Vixen, Goddes, Saint", Ripple Music, 23/06/2017
HOLLOW LEG "Crown, Murder Edition", Argonauta Records, 30/06/2017
LÂMINA "Lilith", Raging Planet, 02/06/2017
MARS RED SKY "Myramyd" 12-inch-EP, self-release, 17/06/2017
SAPATA "Satanibator", Inverse Records, 02/06/2017
SPACE WITCH "Arcanum", HeavySike Records, 09/06/2017
VOKONIS "The Sunken Djinn", Ripple Music, 09/06/2017
WASTES "Into The Void Of Human Vacuity", Code666 Records, 15/06/2017
WEIRD TALES s/t, self-release, 01/06/2017
WITCHTHROAT SERPENT 7-inch-EP, Svart Records, 16/06/2016
July:
BORIS "Dear", Sargent House, 14/07/2017
CONTRA "Deny Everything", Robustfellow Productions / Shifty Records, 01/07/2017
DESTROYER OF LIGHT "Chamber Of Horrors", Heavy Friends Records, 14/07/2017
GOD ROOT "Salt And Rot", Horror Pain Gore Death Productions, 11/07/2017
KABBALAH "Spectral Ascent", Twin Earth Records, 07/07/2017
SEER "Vol. III & IV: Cult Of The Void", Art Of Propaganda, 07/07/2017
THE MIDNIGHT GHOST TRAIN "Cypress Ave", Napalm Records, 28/07/2017
August:
DEVIL ELECTRIC s/t, Kozmik Artifactz, 11/08/2017
September:
UFOMAMMUT "8", Neurot Recordings, 22/09/2017

OLDE: Those Outlaws From Canada Stir The Sludgepit | Die Gesetzlosen aus Kanada bringen Bewegung in den Sludgepit

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We Don't Give A Fuck About Rules

Interview by Aleksey Evdokimov


Did you hear that savage roar from Malton of Ontarion? I'm sure you did. Canadian Sludge'n'Stoner band OLDE was one of the most interesting discoveries of 2014, their first and only record “I” is appreciated not in vain. It's solid, raging and damn serious stuff is a real gift to rebellious hearts, so we have dared to interrupt Greg Dawson himself from his guitar-devoted meditation to ask him a few important questions about his band.

Let us start with a questions about the band's current status – what do you do now?
Right now we are writing new songs while supporting ‘I’. Also we have been trying to streamline our set with less pause between songs. So our set just flows nicely and Doug doesn't have to talk too much.

Did he rally entertain public between songs with speeches?
No, what I mean is he doesn't like talking. So by tightening up the space in between songs live, Doug feels less pressure to speak to the crowd.

Why do you think OLDE's first record did receive so much attention? And I'm not even asking about the cool art-work, because it's an obvious reason to pay attention to the album.
I'm not really sure why the album got so much attention but I'm happy it's listened to. Theo did do a rad job on the cover though for sure. I'd like to think people appreciate the rawness, size and honesty of the album.

OLDE's stuff sounds very deliberated and restrained. Did you visit anger management courses?
Hahaha, I think playing our music might be our anger management. We were definitely going for a very grim sound however I'm not sure any of us are that grim or bleak outside of the jam room – maybe Doug just a little. Man, I just wanted to sound like a locomotive and move some serious air. For me it was more of a sound and feel I was trying to create with my guitar. The tunes are grim and dark but I actually feel super happy when I play them. Is that weird?


“The tunes are grim and dark but I actually feel happy when I play them.”


It's weird if you wouldn't feel this way. But I hope that you don't plan to dive into more extreme underground.
The plan is to keep enjoying playing music together while trying to maintain the integrity of the band's sound and hopefully evolve a little along the way.

How long did you work on the solid and dry guitar sound?
I'm still working on the guitar sound and will never truly be happy with it. Lots of pedal buying and trying, amp tweaking, this tube, that tube. I kind of drive myself bananas with it. I found a new pedal yesterday that works quite nice with my JCM800, it's the Fulltone Octafuzz – a big big fuzz. But yeah, I'm never fully satisfied ever.

Do you plan to release another edition of ‘I’ but the limited vinyl and digital format in the near future?
If you mean a new record, hell yeah! We've been writing some new songs and are very happy so far. We have about 4 new tunes on the go. Not much has changed with the new songs, because we like our sound and style. However, we do feel it is evolving a little bit. We want the next record to clearly be an OLDE record but we certainly want to have some growth. Kind of like Lemmy’s mole but in song. That was just bad.

I'm talking about a re-release of ‘I’ on CD or on vinyl again.
Yes, we are doing a limited run of CDs and we will press more vinyl for sure. Maybe we will do a different colour of vinyl on our next run.

These new songs that you're talking about – don’t you think to use one or two tunes for some split-album?
I would love to do a split 7-inch. That could get us back in the studio and get new music sooner than later which I like.




Do you care about OLDE's lyrical content?
Yes, I really care about the lyrics. I want to either believe in them or believe them. When Doug sings, that fucker is putting a lot into it. Mind and body. I love his lyrics very much. He's our pessimistic poet, hahaha! Seriously though Doug touches on a lot of topics and I really like the way he lays out his words and patterns too.

OLDE was in almost every Top-2014, does it change anything after all? Did labels call you day and night offering big contracts?
Not much changed really. A little more contact from promoters and lots of nice reviews but not too much in the way of labels.

What do you think about sludge and metal popularization? Is it ok for you that this strange popularity, which doesn't give any profit because of the internet also doesn't guarantee a feedback from listeners?
I'm great with metal and heavy music being popular, I think it always has been. IRON MAIDEN were selling out stadiums in the 80s, which is fucking great. As far as the internet goes and making a profit we don't really care, we just like playing and really get off on the fact that people are listening in. That being said I don't want someone else making money on our hard work but we ain't playing sludge/doom to make dough, haha!

How often do you play live and how does it feel to tour in Canada?
We're trying to play as much as we can right now. We'll probably amp it up when the nicer weather comes. Travelling in the winter kind of sucks! Doom isn't so big around here but I reckon when we play Montreal it will be well received. Musically I look at Montreal as Canada's Europe. People are more open minded and support heavy music much more there. Toronto is a little too cool for school. People are spoiled in this town.

Is it hard to keep the band's personality despite all trends and temptations to follow some genre's rules?
With all due respect to whomever, we don't give a fuck about rules! #






Wir scheißen auf alle Regeln

Interview von Aleksey Evdokimov


Habt ihr den wilden Schrei aus Malton/Ontarion gehört? Ich bin mir sicher, ihr habt. Die kanadische Sludge/Doom-Band OLDE gehört zu den interessantesten Entdeckungen des Jahres 2014 und ihr Debütalbum „I“ erfreut sich nicht grundlos allgemeiner Beliebtheit. Sein kompaktes, wütendes und verdammt ernstzunehmendes Material ist ein wahres Geschenk für jedes rebellische Herz, weshalb wir nicht umhin kamen Greg Dawson in seiner Gitarren-Meditation zu stören und ihm eine Handvoll wichtiger Fragen über seine Band zu stellen.


Lass uns mit dem aktuellen Stand bei euch beginnen – was macht ihr im Moment?
Zurzeit komponieren wir neue Songs und präsentieren ‚I‘ live. Wir arbeiten gerade daran, unser Set mit kürzeren Pausen zwischen den einzelnen Songs kompakter zu gestalten. Das funktioniert ziemlich gut und Doug muss nicht so viel erzählen.

Hat er das Publikum zwischen den Songs immer mit Reden bombardiert?
Nein, er redet überhaupt nicht so gern. Indem wir die Lücken zwischen den Songs gerafft haben, verspürt Doug weniger Druck mit den Leuten sprechen zu müssen.

Was denkst du, ist der Grund dafür, dass das erste OLDE-Album so viel Aufmerksamkeit einheimsen konnte? Und da spreche ich noch nicht einmal von dem coolen Cover-Artwork, das alleine schon Grund genug ist, um dem Album Beachtung zu schenken.
Ich kann mir selbst nicht erklären, warum das Album so viel Aufmerksamkeit bekommt, aber ich freue mich selbstverständlich, dass es angehört wird. Theo hat mit dem Cover wirklich einen irren Job abgeliefert. Mir gefällt die Vorstellung, dass die Leute das Album aufgrund seiner Rohheit, des Formats und seiner Ehrlichkeit mögen.

Euer Material klingt wohl durchdacht und gezügelt. Habt ihr Anti-Aggressionstrainings besucht?
Hahaha! Ich finde, Musik machen ist unser Anti-Aggressionstraining. Wir wollten auf jeden Fall einen grimmigen Sound, allerdings bin ich mir nicht sicher, ob wir außerhalb des Proberaums wirklich so grimmig und raubeinig auftreten – vielleicht Doug ein wenig. Ich wollte, dass wir wie eine Dampflok klingen und richtig Druck machen. Mir ging es darum mit der Gitarre einen bestimmten Klang und ein Gefühl zu erzeugen, das grimmig und düster ist. Allerdings geht es mir richtig super, wenn ich unsere Songs spiele – klingt schräg oder?


„Es klingt zwar grimmig und düster, aber mir geht es richtig super, wenn ich unsere Songs spiele.“ 


Es wäre schräg, wenn es dir nicht so ginge. Hoffentlich habt ihr nicht vor tiefer in den Extremen Underground abzutauchen.
Wir wollen einfach weiter Spaß am gemeinsamen Musizieren haben, den Bandsound vervollkommnen und uns dabei hoffentlich weiterentwickeln.

Wie lange hast du am soliden und trockenen Gitarrensound gearbeitet?
Ich arbeite ständig am Gitarrensound und werde wohl nie wirklich mit ihm zufrieden sein. Ich kaufe Unmengen Pedals, probiere sie aus und frisiere den Verstärker mit der einen oder anderen Röhre. Hab' da einen ziemlich Knall. Erst gestern stieß ich auf ein Pedal, das super mit meinem JCM800 funktioniert, das Fulltone Octafuzz – ein monströser Fuzz. Aber so richtig zufrieden werde ich nie sein.

Wird es außer dem limitierten Vinyl- und dem Digitalformat bald eine weitere Auflage von ‚I‘ geben?
Klar wird es ein neues Album geben! Wir haben vier neue Songs komponiert und sind sehr zufrieden mit dem Material. Viel hat sich nicht verändert, weil wir unseren Klang und Stil gut finden. Trotzdem ist eine Entwicklung zu spüren. Das nächste Album soll eindeutig nach OLDE klingen, aber wir wollen auf jeden Fall eine Steigerung zum Vorgänger. So etwas wie Lemmys Warze, nur als Song – der war ziemlich mies.

Ich meine eigentlich eine Wiederveröffentlichung von ‚I‘ auf CD oder eine weitere Vinyl-Auflage.
Es wird eine begrenzte Anzahl CDs geben und mit Sicherheit lassen wir mehr Platten pressen. Vielleicht wird die nächste Auflage eine andere Vinylfarbe haben.

Apropos neue Songs – könnte es sein, dass ihr den einen oder anderen auf einem Split-Album veröffentlicht?
Es wäre großartig eine 7-Inch-Split zu machen. Ich würde gern möglichst bald wieder ins Studio gehen und neue Musik aufnehmen.




Wie wichtig sind dir die textlichen Inhalte von OLDE?
Die Texte sind mir sehr wichtig. Ich möchte an sie glauben und für wahr nehmen. Wenn Doug singt, legt er sehr viel Herz und Seele hinein. Ich liebe seine Texte. Er ist unser pessimistischer Poet, haha! Aber ganz im Ernst, Doug befasst sich mit vielen Themen und ich liebe sein Wortspiel und die Gestaltungsweise.

OLDE war in so gut wie jeder Top-2014-Liste vertreten. Hat das irgend etwas verändert und rufen euch seitdem Tag und Nacht Labels an und wedeln mit fetten Verträgen?
Es hat sich nicht wirklich viel verändert. Ein paar mehr Promoter haben uns kontaktiert und es gab Unmengen schöne Reviews. Aber labeltechnisch ist nicht allzu viel passiert.

Wie denkst du über die Popularität des Sludge und Metal? Ist es ein Problem für dich, dass das Internet trotz seiner Verbreitungsmöglichkeiten weder profitabel ist noch garantiert, dass ihr eine Rückmeldung von den Hörern erhaltet?
Ich finde es toll, dass Metal und harte Musik beliebt sind, das waren sie meiner Meinung nach immer. IRON MAIDEN haben in den Achtzigern Stadien ausverkauft, was verdammt großartig ist. Was das Internet und den Gewinn angeht, interessiert uns das nicht wirklich. Wir machen einfach gerne Musik und freuen uns enorm, dass da Menschen sind, die uns anhören. Und ehrlich gesagt will ich nicht, das jemand anderes mit unserer harten Arbeit Geld verdient. Aber wir machen ja auch keinen Sludge/Doom um Knete zu verdienen, haha!

Wie oft spielt ihr live und wie ist es in Kanada unterwegs auf Tour zu sein?
Wir versuchen zurzeit so oft wie möglich aufzutreten und werden vielleicht noch einen Zahn zulegen, wenn das Wetter draußen wieder schöner ist. Im Winter auf Tour zu gehen ist Mist! Doom ist hierzulande nicht so verbreitet, aber ich kann mich daran erinnern, dass unsere Konzerte in Montreal immer gut besucht waren. Montreal ist für mich so etwas wie das Europa Kanadas. Die Menschen sind dort offener und unterstützen harte Musik. Toronto ist dafür zu cool und die Leute verwöhnt.

Ist es schwer die Identität der Band aufrechtzuerhalten, trotz aller Trends und Versuchungen gewissen Genre-Regeln zu entsprechen?
Bei allem Respekt wem auch immer gegenüber, wir scheißen auf Regeln!


Past Releases 2017

January:
AATHMA "Avesta", Underground Legends Records – Listen
BANTHA RIDER s/t, self-release, 07/01/2017 – Listen
DEMONIC DEATH JUDGE "Seaweed", Suicide Records, 13/01/2017 – Listen
DOOM'S DAY "The Whore", PRC Music, 13/01/2017
DSW "Tales From The Cosmonaut", Acid Cosmonaut Records, 15/01/2017
ENDLESS FLOODS "II", Dry Cough Records, 06/01/2016
EPHEDRA "Can'-Ka No Rey", Argonauta Records, 30/01/2017
FREEDOM HAWK "Sunlight" (re-release), Ripple Music, 27/01/2017
FROZEN PLANET....1969 "Electric Smokehouse", Pepper Shaker Records / Headspin Records, 11/01/2017
HEREM "III", Inverse Records, 13/01/2017
JOHN GARCIA "The Coyote Who Spoke In Tongues", Napalm Records, 27/01/2017
LIZZARD WIZZARD "Total War Power Bastard", self-release, 01/01/2017
MAGNET "Feel Your Fire", Soulseller Records, 27/01/2017
MANGOG "Awakens", Argonauta Records, 09/01/2017
MIRES "Loom", self-release, 13/01/2017 – Listen
PSYCHEDELIC WITCHCRAFT "Magick Rites And Spells", Soulseller Records, 27/01/2017
WRATH OF ECHOES "A Fading Bloodline", PRC Music, 13/01/2017
February:
1968 "Fortuna Havana", Black Bow Records, 10/02/2017
ASOFY "Nessun Luogo", Avantgarde Music, 22/02/2017
BATHSHEBA "Servus", Svart Records, 24/02/2017
BATTALIONS "Nothing To Lose", Black Bow Records, 27/02/2017
BURIED FEATHER "Mind Of The Swarm", Kozmik Artifactz, 10/02/2017
CONCRETE JELLY "Getting Noticed", Sliptrick Records, 07/02/2017
CRANIAL "Dark Towers / Bright Lights", Moment Of Collapse Records, 10/02/2017
DDENT "آكتئاب", self-release, 13/02/2017
ELECTRIC AGE "Sleep Of The Silent King", Argonauta Records, 27/02/2017
ESCAPE IS NOT FREEDOM "Goldsmith", self-release, 24/02/2017
GLOSON "Grimen", Art Of Propaganda, 13/02/2017
GRIM RAVINE "The Light Is From Below", Black Bow Records, 17/02/2017
HORISONT "About Time", Century Media Records, 03/02/2017
KINGNOMAD "Mapping The Inner Void", Ripple Music, 24/02/2017
KING WOMAN "Created In The Image Of Suffering", Relapse Records, 24/02/2017
MARCHE FUNÈBRE "Into The Arms Of Darkness", MFL Records, 20/02/2017
NULA "Kenoma" EP, Black Bow Records, 24/02/2017
RHINO "The Law Of Purity", Argonauta Records, 13/02/2017
R.I.P. "In The Wind", Riding Easy Records, 03/02/2017
RÜCKWATER "Bonehead", Inverse Records, 24/02/2017
SANTO ROSTRO "The Healer", Discos Macarras, 03/02/2017 – Listen
STINKING LIZAVETA "Journey To The Underworld", Translation Loss Records, 17/02/2017
STRANGE BROUE "Seance" EP, Sunmask Records, 24/02/2017
TETHRA "Like Crows For The Earth", Sliptrick Records, 11/02/2017
THE DARKHORSE "The Carcass Of The Sun Will Sleep", Attic Records, 24/02/2017
THERA ROYA "Stone And Skin", self-release, 17/02/2017
UNEARTHLY TRANCE "Stalking The Ghost", Relapse Records, 24/02/2017
VOIDCRUISER "Wayfarer", Argonauta Records, 27/02/2017
March:
ALUNAH "Solennial", Svart Records, 17/03/2017
ALASTOR "Black Magic", Twin Earth Records, 24/03/2017
CALLIOPHIS "Cor Serpentis", Solitude Productions, 27/03/2017
CLOUD CATCHER "Trails Of Kozmik Dust", Totem Cat Records, 13/03/2017
DESERT KINGDOM s/t, Black Bow Records, 04/03/2017
DOCTOR CYCLOPS "Local Dogs", Heavy Psych Sounds Records, 31/03/2017
DREAD SOVEREIGN "For Doom The Bell Tolls", Ván Records, 03/03/2017
DRUDE s/t, self-release, 03/03/2017
FANGE "Pourrissoir", Throatruiner Records, 17/03/2017
FORMING THE VOID "Relic", Argonauta Records, 17/03/2017
HOLLOW LEG "Murder" EP, Argonauta Records, 03/03/2017
ILLIMITABLE DOLOR s/t, Transcending Obscurity Records, 22/03/2017
KREYSKULL "The Bird Of Bad Weather", Sliptrick Records, 30/03/2017
MOTHERSLOTH "Moon Omen", Argonauta Records, 03/03/2017
MOUNTAIN GOD "Bread Solstice", Artificial Head Records, 24/03/2017
NUDIST "Bury My Innocence", Argonauta Records, 20/03/2017
OCEANWAKE "Earthen", VicSolum Records, 10/03/2017
OHHMS "The Fool", Holy Roar Records, 31/03/2017
OTUS "7.83Hz", Argonauta Records, 20/03/2017
PALLBEARER "Heartless", Profound Lore Records, 24/03/2017
SHOW OF BEDLAM "Transfiguration", PRC Music, 31/03/2017
SPACETRUCKER "Launch Sequence", self-release, 31/03/2017
TELEKINETIC YETI "Abominable", Sump Pump Records, 17/03/2017
TELEPATHY "Tempest", Golden Antenna Records, 31/03/2017
THE HAZYTONES s/t, Sunmask Records, 24/03/2017
WITCHSTONE "Mortal Fear Of Infinity", self-release / Sunmask Records (distribution), 03/03/2017
April:
ALTAR OF BETELGEUZE "Among The Ruins", Transcending Obscurity Records, 15/04/2017
ARCTIC SLEEP "Arbors" (re-release), The Church Within Records, 21/04/2017
ARCTIC SLEEP "Passage Of Gaia" (re-release), The Church Within Records, 21/04/2017
CRACKHOUSE s/t EP, Argonauta Records, 07/04/2017
CURSE THE SON "Isolator", Ripple Music, 07/04/2017
CURSUS s/t, Artificial Head Records, 28/04/2017
DARSOMBRA "Polyvision", Translation Loss Records, 14/04/2017
DAUTHA "Den Förste" MCD/EP, Ván Records, 21/04/2017
DEMON HEAD "Thunder On The Fields", The Sign Records, 07/04/2017
DEVIL "To The Gallows", Soulseller Records, 21/04/2017
ELEPHANT BELL "Gates Of Dawn", Argonauta Records, 28/04/2017
EVOKE THY LORDS "Lifestories", Solitude Productions, 24/04/2017
FUNERALIUM "Of Throes And Blight", Weird Truth Productions, 12/04/2017
GREEN METEOR "Consumed By A Dying Sun", Argonauta Records, 21/04/2017
IMINDAIN "The Enemy Of Fetters And Dwellers In The Woods", Weird Truth Productions, 12/04/2017
KITCHEN WITCH s/t, Kozmik Artifactz, 14/04/2017
LIFE OF AGONY "A Place Where There's No More Pain", Napalm Records, 28/04/2017
MOONBOW "War Bear", Ripple Music, 21/04/2017
OBELYSKKH "The Providence", Exile On Mainstream Records, 21/04/2017
THE OBSESSED "Sacred", Relapse Records, 07/04/2017
THE RIVEN "Blackbird", self-release, 14/04/2017
WITCHAPTER "Spellcaster" EP, Black Bow Records, 07/04/2017
May:
BEASTMAKER "Inside The Skull", Rise Above Records, 19/05/2017
BELOW "Upon A Pale Horse", Metal Blade Records, 19/05/2017
BELOW THE SUN "Alien World", Temple Of The Torturous, 26/05/2017
BLACKBIRD HILL "Midday Moonlight", self-release, 05/05/2017
DESCARADO "Odd", Oak Island Records / Kozmik Artifactz
DRUG HONKEY "Cloak Of Skies", Transcending Obscurity Records, 05/05/2017
FROM OCEANS TO AUTUMN "Ether / Return To Earth", Argonauta Records, 05/05/2017
HARVESTMAN "Music For Megaliths", Neurot Recordings, 19/05/2017
HEAVY TEMPLE "Chassit", Ván Records, 26/05/2017
HEAVY TRAFFIC "Plastic Surgery", Twin Earth Records, 26/05/2017
HUMULUS "Reverently Heading Into Nowhere", Oak Island Records / Kozmik Artifactz
MAHAKALA "The Second Fall", Supreme Music Creations, 26/05/2017
MERCHANT "Beneath", Black Bow Records, 12/05/2017
MONOBROW "The Nacarat", Trill Or Be Trilled Records, 30/05/2017
MORASS OF MOLASSES "These Paths We Tread", HeavySike Records, 19/05/2017
NORSKA "Too Many Winters", Brutal Panda Records, 26/05/2017
PYRESHIP "The Liars Bend Low", Black Bow Records, 26/05/2017
RED BEARD WALL s/t, Argonauta Records, 12/05/2017
RED MOON ARCHITECT "Return Of The Black Butterflies", Inverse Records, 19/05/2017
SAMSARA BLUES EXPERIMENT "One With The Universe", Electric Magic Records, 12/05/2017
STEAK "No God To Save", Ripple Music, 19/05/2017
SUMMONER "Beyond The Realm Of Light", Magnetic Eye Records, 12/05/2017
WARCRAB "Scars Of Aeons", Transcending Obscurity Records, 01/05/2017

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