THE NEPTUNE POWER FEDERATION Complete Recording Sessions For ‘Memoirs Of A Rat Queen’

Australian psychedelic rock and roll occultists THE NEPTUNE POWER FEDERATION have completed the recording sessions for their forthcoming fourth full-length, “Memoirs Of A Rat Queen”. The album, tracked by bassist Jaytanic Ritual and The Pet Food Factory in Marrkville, Sydney, will be the band’s first for Cruz Del Sur Music and will see the light of day this September. 

“It took a while longer than we originally anticipated, which is what we should have expected,” says guitarist Inverted CruciFox. “We try to include a lot of small details that reward headphone-wearing listeners who use our records to travel to alternate dimensions. There has to be enough fuel to accommodate their journey.”

Accordingly, the band’s blend of progressive, metal and space rock will be on full display on their new album, sure to please followers of the band. “It feels a bit different, yet a natural progression, which was the aim,” says CruciFox. “I feel like we have paid our sonic respects to QUEEN, MOTÖRHEAD, T-REX and many others.”

Since The Pet Food Factory is run by Ritual, there is a certain sense of familiarity with the studio’s confines. CruciFox says that other underground acts in Sydney often benefit from “residual magicks leftover by [vocalist] The Imperial Priestesses’ occasional presence there.” Therefore, it is little surprise the rest of THE NEPTUNE POWER FEDERATION takes cues from their imitable frontwoman.

“There are few specific recollections of the process,” notes CruciFox. “We simply present at the studio and swiftly fall under the thrall of the Imperial Priestess who conducts the music through us via mind control. There is a feeling of disorientation and euphoria followed by shock that 12 months has passed and the album is complete.”

With “Memoirs Of A Rat Queen” now in the bag, all CruciFox and his THE NEPTUNE POWER FEDERATION bandmates can do is bide their time until it’s unleashed upon the unwitting metal masses. “We are awaiting the response of the ancient ones — a centuries-old council of mystic faeries who determine which of the new songs shall be added to the set. It’s an unconventional approach, but we stand by our methods.”

Related links:
https://theneptunepowerfederation.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/theneptunepowerfederation

KEEP IT TRUE 2020: WARM UP SHOW WITH THE LORD WEIRD SLOUGH FEG, SANHEDRIN, VULTURES VENGEANCE, TIR

A MESSAGE FROM KEEP IT TRUE FESTIVAL!

Due to the great demand and many years of faithful support from you, we decided, in cooperation with our friends from CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC and GATES OF HELL RECORDS, to make the official Warm Up on Thursday in Dittigheim a full WARM UP show with FOUR high-class bands. As a big thank you to you, we will offer the tickets for only 10 Euro (plus presale fee) Expenses Contribution.
You can order these under this link. To save shipping costs you can use the Print@Home feature. At the doors ticket will be exactly 10 Euro without fees and we will keep around 50 tickets for the doors.

https://posthalle.reservix.de/p/reservix/group/311227

Of course the tickets are strictly limited!

After the show, there will be the usual Metal Disco with Thorsten MOR Hepp.

On this occasion, we will already be giving out the festival wristbands for the KIT Festival throughout the Warm Up Show (on presentation of the ticket, of course) to speed up entry on Friday.
In addition, we are currently working on further measures to optimize the admission on Friday, but later there will be a separate newsletter.

 

CRUZ DEL SUR MUSIC and GATES OF HELL RECORDS present:

 

KEEP IT TRUE WARM UP SHOW

 

SLOUGH FEG (USA)

SANHEDRIN (USA)

VULTURES VENGEANCE (ITA)

TIR (ITA)

Turnhalle Dittigheim
23. April 2020

Doors: 07:00 pm

First Band: 08:00 pm

 

www.keep-it-true.de

www.facebook.com/keepittruefestival

 

Metal on,

 

Oli + Tarek

SANHEDRIN To Issue Sophomore Album ‘The Poisoner” In February


Brooklyn metallers SANHEDRIN will release their sophomore album, “The Poisoner”, on February 22 via Cruz Del Sur Music. Recorded in August and September of this year at Menegroth, The Thousand Caves with Colin Marston at the helm, “The Poisoner” features eight songs of timeless, classy heavy metal that picks up where the band’s acclaimed “A Funeral For The World” debut left off, with an array of big riffs, catchy vocals and explorations into darker territory than before.

“We had no idea how that record would be received when we released it,” begins guitarist Jeremy Sosville, also of BLACK ANVIL. “We knew we were proud of it, but the response from the greater public was quite surprising and humbling. Since then, we’ve been able to play some great shows and really learn what makes our band unique and build on that.”

SANHEDRIN, who also feature former AMBER ASYLUM and LOST GOAT vocalist/bassist Erica Stoltz and drummer Nathan Honor, used ideas that date back to the formation of the band for “The Poisoner” in addition to songs that were written around the time of “A Funeral For The World’s” release. The overriding goal, however, was to have an album ready in time for their European live debut next March alongside labelmates GATEKEEPER.

“I think all three of us progressed quite a bit as individual players as well as learning to maximize our roles as a collective,” says Sosville. “The approach is unique for every song, but it normally starts with me bringing in some riffs that work well together. Erica usually comes up with a vocal line and all three of us convene until we’re all happy with the final result. A very important aspect we pay attention to is how all the songs flow together. It’s a crucial element to any great record. We certainly did not want to write the same album a second time but we did not want to forsake what makes us SANHEDRIN either. Overall, I think this record is a little darker and a little meaner.

A distinctive element of SANHEDRIN is their thought-provoking lyrics, many of which that go deeper than metal’s often fantasy and allegory-based themes. On “The Poisoner”, SANHEDRIN addresses real-world themes that can be seen virtually every day in the news. “A lot of the album is about the destructive and chaotic side of human nature,” says Stoltz. “The thirst for power, living in a world slipping into a surreal soup of archaic ideas and advanced technology.”

After an active 2018 that saw SANHEDRIN share the stage with the likes of EYEHATEGOD, THE OBSESSED, CAULDRON, WITCH MOUNTAIN and SABBATH ASSEMBLY (among others), the band is preparing for an even bigger live assault in 2019 behind “The Poisoner”.

“I hope that the people who support us already are as proud of this record as we are and that we can gain some new supporters with this new material,” wraps Sosville. “We work really hard to make music we believe in, so it’s gratifying when you can reach more people with it and bring them along for the journey. We’re not the biggest band out there, but the people who do follow us have been extremely positive and supportive. We’re really grateful for that. I’m probably most excited at the prospect of bringing these songs to as many stages as we can in 2019.”

 

“The Poisoner” track listing:

Meditation (All My Gods Are Gone)
Wind On The Storm
Blood From A Stone
The Poisoner
The Getaway
For The Wicked
Saints And Sinners
In From The Outside