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Mantra – Italy’s STORM{O} drop another sick music video!

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Italian ferocious post hardcore band STORM{O} are just a little over 2 weeks since their last video premiere here on IDIOTEQ, and we are stoked to give you yet another high quality visual for their impressive tune “Mantra”! These guys ar installing some real flavour into the emotive, visceral hardcore scene since shelling down their amazing record “Sospesi Nel Vuoto Bruceremo In Un Attimo E Il Cerchio Sarà Chiuso”, and earned a reputation as one of the new generation of post hardcore bands worthy of a solid dose of replays. Their new Moment of Collapse RecordsShove and Legno release ‘Ere’ makes their rise undeniable and we’re truly honored to present their amazing work right here on IDIOTEQ. Watch the new video above and scroll down to check out the full record!

The band will be doing a sick 72-hour multi-gig and multi-city record release party, which is one of the raddest live DIY initiatives we’ve seen in a long time. GO HERE to see what’s up.

Mantra lyrics:

I perimetri tra cui ci spogliamo delle nostre certezze.
Tra cui le nostre nude paure, come cani rabbiosi, ringhiano e ululano.
Non siamo mai stati soli qui.
A milioni hanno urlato come bestie rinchiuse,
cercando di rompere l’invisibile rete d’affetto
che ad ogni carezza si faceva più stretta.
Le loro voci, incastrate negli angoli, cullano i nostri lamenti.
Non temere le lacrime:
annegheremo comunque fra i nostri rimorsi.
Non temere il dolore:
saremo comunque dati in pasto alle stagioni.
Non temere il mio corpo che ora,
fermo, ti cede il respiro.
Addomesticati dai graffi, sulle cicatrici abbiamo edificato il nostro passato.
Ma ogni istante lontano da te è un istante sprecato.


The boundaries in which we undress our certainties.
Among which our naked fears, like rabid dogs, snarl and howl.
We have never been alone here.
Millions, like caged beasts, screamed trying to break the invisible trap of affection
made tighter and tighter by every caress.
Their voices, stuck in corners, lull our laments.
Fear not the tears:
We will drown in our regrets anyway.
Fear not the pain:
We will be fed to seasons anyway.
Fear not my motionless body
that now cedes you breath.
Tamed by scratches, on scars we built our past.
But every instant away from you is a wasted one.

STORM{O} live dates (contact them via [email protected] to book a date!):

02. – 15/16/18 – Trentino/Friuli/Austria/Slovenia
02. – 22/23/25 – Lombardia/Piemonte/Liguria/Svizzera
03. – 1/4 – Toscana/Marche/Umbria
03. – 8/9/10 – Sorprendici!
04. – 25/26/27/29/1/2/3 – Lazio/Abruzzo/Molise/Puglia/Calabria/Sicilia

The Italian Post-Hardcore band STORM{O} finally returns with a new full-length album entitled “Ere”. The four-piece from the province of Belluno already called growing attention with their first full-length “Sospesi Nel Vuoto Bruceremo In Un Attimo E Il Cerchio Sara Chiuso” in 2014 and is now setting off to the next step in their career. With “Ere”, the band delivers 13 songs of pretty intense and diverse Hardcore that are housed in a nice inside out printed gatefold cover released by Moment of Collapse Records. Hailing from the small town of Feltre, Storm{O} have been on the map since 2005.

Their name is derived from the mingle of a dark storm and the Italian word for a flock of black birds (“stormo”). This imaginary union is graphically described by the two brackets that represent the flock of birds, and the letter “o” between the two brackets, representing a drop. Storm{O} play a unique mixture of pulverizing Hardcore that is guided by an aggressive and fast drumming. The furious song structures are leading into brilliant set breaks that mark the only spots to gasp for breath. The guitars act in the frame of a dynamic songwriting that leaves space for a couple of uplifting moments and the bass adds a discreet noise-rock edge. The basis of Storm{O}’s sound always remains as a harsh, driven and distorted wall of uncompromising Hardcore that is a good reminder of the early works of bands such as Uranus, Converge, Orchid or Catharsis. The screamed Italian vocals vary from anxious spoken words, to angry shouts and desperate screams. These guys defnitely never lose their intensity and convince on full scale as they are sharing this collective passion for intense music, paired with a unique form of expression. “Ere” was recorded and mixed by Riccardo Pasini at Studio73, Italy and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music, New York.

Over 250 shows, 5 tours along Europe and UK, performing at FLUFF FEST 2016 and MISS THE STARS FEST 2015, opening for Converge, Full Of Hell, Birds in Row, Graf Orlock, Mutoid Man, Unsane, Jungbluth, Celeste, La Dispute, Suis La Lune, Norma Jean.

Hardcore screamed in their native language, narrow mathematical passages and runaway emotional explosions give shape to an unconventional and somehow unique music.

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