Quick Hits: Amorphis, Murder Construct, Valdur, Black Mountain, Pete International Airport, Devo

posted September 9, 2010

  • Amorphis' ground-breaking album, "Tales From The Thousand Lakes," has been inducted into Decibel Magazine's illustrious ‘Hall of Fame.' The trail-blazing 1994 release is featured in Decibel's October 2010 issue (#072) with Iron Maiden on the cover available on newsstands now or online. The seven-page feature story as written by Chris Dick, includes interviews with all five Amorphis members about the making of their watershed release.
  • California's Murder Construct have posted a new track, "Control," online now via the band's MySpace page. "Control" comes from the band's forthcoming debut EP that is expected to see its release this November.
  • California blackened death horde Valdur unleashed their long-awaited new full-length "Raven God Amongst Us" upon unsuspecting masses earlier this summer. Featuring nine tracks of sonic decay, the self-financed long player was recorded at Trench Studios and released via drummer Sxuperion's own BloodyMountain Records. Check out "Berserrker," taken from "Raven God Amongst Us," at Stereogum.
  • Check out the video for Black Mountain's "The Hair Song," directed by Zoe Bower and Simon Chan.
  • Check out the new video for "21 Days" from Pete International Airport.
  • On Inside Track episode 2, Devo lead singer Mark Mothersbaugh discusses his new methods of making music including mobile apps and even breaking open a "Speak & Spell" toy.