Italian extreme metal/hardcore beasts LAMANTIDE and O will be hitting Europe for a series of 5 shows in January, supporting the release of their latest EPs, both released earlier this Fall. Check out the details of the shows, dive into their frightening sounds and the depths of their sonic violence, and stay tuned for an interview with LAMANTIDE, coming soon, right here on IDIOTEQ!
JANUARY 2nd @ PADOVA – Marzolo Occupata
JANUARY 3rd @ FELDKIRCH – Graf Hugo
JANUARY 4th @ FREIBURG – KTS
JANUARY 5th @ STRASBOURG – Kawati Live w/ Ill Neglect + Galère
JANUARY 6th @ BREMGARTEN – KuZeB Bremgarten
O (Grindpromotion Records, Unquiet Records)
O saw the light during the month of April, 2010. The musical aim of the band is to create a sound which incorporates elements influenced by different types of extreme music, like post-hardcore, post-metal and black-metal, but without restricting the personal research and evolution. The intensity of music is paired by the lyrics, existential and negative: essential for O’s philosophy.
The first official release dates back to January 2011, with the split 7” shared with the Italian post-grind band Hungry Like Rakovitz. The record features two tracks, “Inestinto” and “Come il Buio”, while an unreleased track called “Speculare” was put online for streaming. It’s been pressed in 500 copies, 100 of which were the hand numbered gold vinyl version.
In June 2012, O releases, signing with Grindpromotion, their first full length, called “Il Vuoto Perfetto”. The record features nine unreleased songs and it’s been anticipated by a musical video for “Non è Vivo”. The album has been recorded in Ravenna at Studio 73 (Extrema, The Secret, Ephel Duath…) by Riccardo “Paso” Pasini.
In the meantime, the O live experience grew with gigs with, among the others, Napalm Death, Unsane, Raw Power, Necrodeath, The Secret, Celeste, Big Business, Birds In Row, Forgotten Tomb, Jungbluth, Hexis, Rorcal…
After the change of the drummer occurred in 2013, in October 2015 O release “PIETRA”. A one-side vinyl with five tracks, recorded and mixed by Riccardo “Paso” Pasini and mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, Mastodon, Nile…). “PIETRA” is coproduced by Grindpromotion Records and Unquiet Records.
LAMANTIDE (Shove records, Epidemic Records, Zegema Beach Records, Dingleberry records and distribution, Frammenti Di Un Cuore Esploso, Icore Produzioni, Black Fire Rec., Here And Now Records, Cave Canem D.I.Y.)
From Cremona (IT), took their first steps in the last months of 2009. Inspired by the sounds between hardcore and metal they started working on their first songs that were recorded with the original formation in 2011. After publishing the self titled EP and making a change to their rhythm section the following year, the band started touring intensively.
At the beginning of 2013, as the result of another drummer change, the band reached a definitive shape and increased the pace of live performances in Italy and in Europe (Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic) sharing the stage with some of the most important Italian bands (Stormo, O, Sunpocrisy, Hungry Like Rakovitz, End Of A Season, Last Minute To Jaffna) and foreign post-hardcore bands (Jungbluth, Celeste, I Not Dance, Heartless/ex-Masakari).
Following the addition of new members at the end of 2014, LAMANTIDE inevitably brought new musical influences and a different compositional approach which they felt was needed to create something that reflected the band’s current personality and focused on writing new material. Composed entirely by the 4 current members of the band, this material is part of the new EP “CARNIS TEMPORA: ABYSSUS”, which will be released on October 26th, 2015