That man you see there, with a giraffe shirt and a spectacular beard, is Pete Davis. You may or may not have heard his music released under his own name, Surface Area or, most recently, Invalids. These projects are quite varied but they all display great musicianship and composition while being written by one man, Pete Davis himself. For some of the projects he's had additional people playing or singing along, for Invalids the bass is done by Nick from Black Crown Initiate for example, but they're all essentially solo projects. I got a chance to interview Pete and ask him the obvious, the obscure and the nerdy. Enjoy the interview and listen to all of his music, it really is worth it.
A curious thing happened when listening to Skyharbor's second album, which is coming out November 10th. I realized I had no memory of their first one...
So, a bit late to the party. I listened to this when the stream popped up online but forgot to post about it. Ne Obliviscaris, for those of you unaware, is an Australian progressive metal band with black metal tendencies, a violinist and great songwriting. Their previous album Portal of I was fantastic but Citadel tops it in every way in my opinion.
Listen to it here:
and tell us what you think.
It's time for some more (potentially) free music and this time there's a theme going on. Every release I'm writing about here was recently shared by either the Mathcore Index or Death of a Modernist so follow those sites on Facebook if these releases, or mathcore/screamo/hardcore, appeal(s) to you.