Bolt Gun The Tower

Release date:
November 24, 2023
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Australian experimental metal band Bolt Gun return with their 3rd full length album The Tower. Since their first release in 2014, Bolt Gun have continued to push the boundaries of heavy music, adopting a semi-improvised style that combines elements of black metal, post-metal, noise and dark ambient. The Tower is inspired by the literary works of Brian Evenson, Franz Kafka and Shirley Jackson and explores themes of isolation, extinction, absurdity and nihilism. Written throughout 2020 to 2022, the album expands on Bolt Gun's interest in the dynamic possibilities of using ambient music within extreme metal. The expansive tracks pull listeners into tornadoes of drone, noise and saxophone which then explode into more post-metal/black metal sounds. The music on The Tower is heavily influenced by 2nd wave black metal, experimental heavy bands such as Locrian and Swans in addition to the work of Colin Stetson and Bohren & der Club of Gore. Artwork by Tomasz Winiarski. Recorded in Australia at Bad God Motel; Studio Sleepwalkers Dread; Robin Stone Studio. Mixed by Ron Pollard at Studio Sleepwalkers Dread. Mastered by Jon Vayla at Bad God Motel. The Tower will be out via Avantgarde Music on CD, LP and digital' in September, along with Bolt Gun's EP The Warren, featuring Iggor Cavalera on drums.

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