Hamburg, Germany’s RYLOTH offer up their latest slab of atmospheric blend of dark hardcore, blackened metal and screamo with their new multi-layered track “Deleuzian Chant”, and we’re super stoked to give you its first official hearing below! The antifascist, gay/trans-positive and queer feminist DIY hardcore punk band create an exceptionally interesting and visceral sound, and joined us today to share more about the content of their work and advertise their ongoing tour, happening now in Germany in and France (see the details below).
From the ashes of Hamburg post rock band Trag/wyte and screamo outfits Objet Petit A and short-lived Cetacea (Hamburg/Bremen), Ryloth was formed in summer 2018. First shows followed half a year later including a brief tour through the UK and several festivals like Miss The Stars Fest, Cry Me A River Fest and Fluff. In late autumn a new singer got added and were now a five piece.
Asked about the content behind the new song, the band offered:
Deleuzian Chant deals with the musical notion of ‘exposition’. The idea, that the beginning of a piece determines how it’ll end. In the so-called classical conception, you need to motivate the development of a composition. This idea has been heavily contested by composers of the 20th century. However, this does not mean that every understanding of ‘musical progression’ is meaningless now. But as every understanding of progression today is compromised, one has to inquire what it could mean to progress. Maybe the adequate musical piece of today does not evolve along an original idea, an idea one can refer to at any time, but along multiple divergent series.
Additional vocals by Steph (Lord Snow) and Dani (Niboowin). Artwork by @fratzundmaus.
The new track comes from the band’s debut LP called “Avant-Cour”, slated for a premiere via Callous Records from UK (tapes) and more DIY labels to be announced soon (vinyl).
Originally planned as a two-song-EP, but gotten delayed a few times, Avant-Cour was finally recorded at Sunsetter Recording Studio in Bremen in fall 2019 where it got mixed as well. Jack Shirley did the mastering.
The album thematically deals with (de)construction on two levels: stripping down interrelations to get to the bottom of motive (lyrically) and motif (musically) alike.
06.03. vlaardingen (nl) – KOFA
07.03. évreux (fr) – mad cats
08.03. paris (fr) – ess’pace
09.03. tier (de) – private location
10.03. besancon (fr) – les passagers du zinc
11.03. stuttgart (de) – juha west
12.03. munich (de) – kafe kult
13.03. berlin (de) – private location
14.03. leipzig (de) – atari
15.03. celle (de) – buntes haus