avant-rock

Stone Temple Pilots - Perdida

Stone Temple Pilots may have been around for what now three decades, but whereas I can’t deny their passion for their craft and a certain ability, I was hardly ever a fan of their songs with very few exceptions. Likewise, I thought that the late Scott Weiland had an interesting voice and some nice grit to it, but I hardly liked any of the many songs that he sung. Sad but true.

Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier to release new studio album “Corpse Flower” on September 13th 2019

Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mondo Cane) and renowned French composer Jean-Claude Vannier, who is perhaps best known for his work with Serge Gainsbourg, will release “Corpse Flower”, a 12-song album, on September 13th, 2019, via Ipecac Recordings. The album features the song “On Top of the World”. Listen to the new track below.

Dan Weiss to release new studio album “Starebaby” on April 6th 2018

New York City-based drummer Dan Weiss will release his latest full-length album, “Starebaby”, on April 6th, 2018, through acclaimed jazz label Pi Recordings.

Encompassing elements of improv jazz, avant rock, technical metal, and suspenseful soundtrack auras, the album lineup features accomplished musicians from across the jazz and metal circuits joining Dan Weiss, including Matt Mitchell, Craig Taborn, Ben Monder, and Trevor Dunn (Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, Tomahawk, Secret Chiefs 3).

Stick Men - Prog Noir

There may have been almost 3 years since their previous album “Deep”, but time does not really matter for progressive “weird” acts such as Stick Men. You see, when others are trying to find ways to become more fan friendly and “popish”, there are some bands that are making strange prog music that’s hard to get, if you do not give it time and several listens. Needless to say, Stick Men is one of those bands!
 

Virus - Memento Collider

Virus is a bizarre case, a band coming out of the ashes of Ved Buens Ende and other bands Czral (sic) was involved in... just like them they indulge in this weird heavy on psych, avant garde experimental style that’s intentionally lo/fi and fuzzy.
 
Minimalist and concentrated performances that lapse into several minute compositions and flimsy mocking vocals that exalt equally odd lyrics, make this fourth album by the band another foray into eccentricity that a lot of extreme metallers seem to enjoy.