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BRIGHTER DEATH NOW - With Promises of Death

Format: CD
Label & Cat.Number: Familjegraven GRAV-01
Release Year: 2014
Note: the return of BDN, eight very different tracks with a great variation between death industrial, power electronics and doom ambience.. first release on new label of ROGER KARMANIK, mastered by PETER ANDERSSON (RAISON D'ETRE)
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"Das erste Album der Industrial-Legende BRIGHTER DEATH NOW auf Roger Karmaniks neu gegründetem Label Familjegraven, dem Nachfolger zu Cold Meat Industry. Seit rund 25 Jahren ist ROGER KARMANIK eine der Schlüsselfiguren - sei es als Betreiber des inzwischen eingestellten Labels Cold Meat Industry, ein der ersten Adressen für Dark Ambient / Industrial und Neofolk, und natürlich mit seinem Projekt BRIGHTER DEATH NOW.
,With Promises Of Death" ist das erste Album seit acht Jahren, dass der Schwede auf seinem neu gegründeten Label Familjegraven veröffentlicht. Auch 2014 gilt: wo BRIGHTER DEATH NOW draufsteht, ist kompromissloser Death Industrial von mitunter verstörender Intensität drin. Aus elektronischen Sounds, manipulierten Geräusch-Quellen und verzerrten Vocals gebildete Klangcollagen, für die BDN weltweit geradezu kultisch verehrt werden. Neben ,With Promises Of Death" sind auch Reissues und Ausgrabungen bislang unveröffentlichter Aufnahmen angekündigt. / The limited vinyl version comes in an debossed cover and is available in white and black vinyl "WITH PROMISES OF DEATH" is the first new full length album from seminal death industrial legend BDN in eight years. The inaugural release on Roger Karmanik's new label, FAMILJEGRAVEN, created with the sole intention of producing releases from BRIGHTER DEATH NOW in the wake of COLD MEAT INDUSTRY's demise, heralds a slew of planned reissues and new material. THIS IS NOT OVER!" [label info]




"The first new recordings from Brighter Death Now in how many years? The monstrous collection Very Little Fun tracked material up until 2005, but wasn't released until 2011; so it was probably 2007 when BDN put out the blacknoise assault 1890. Brighter Death Now, of course, is the solo black-ambient / death-industrial project of Roger Karmanik, the founder of the seminal imprint Cold Meat Industries. Karmanik closed down CMI in late 2013 / early 2014 as he was suffering mentally and physically from the drain of running the label. The terminus of the label, however, brought focus back on his own work which had been dormant for so long. By the end of 2014, Karmanik had fully immersed himself within the shroud of Brighter Death Now, completing this album and announcing the birth of his new label Familjegraven whose sole purpose is to release his own projects, including rarities, reissues, and new recordings. With Promises Of Death begins with a burst of power electronics might and fury of Swedish / English sloganeering blurting above a vertiginous torrent of thrummed black noise and deafening reverberation. It's somewhat atypical for BDN to encroach into the territories of Con-Dom or Grey Wolves, as is the locomotive noise-futurism of "Hate Is For Beginners." The raw-nerve intensity of poorly grounded electronics cycling a diabolical hum collapses amidst the signature BDN collages of true crime / confessional dialogue buried deeply in the mix; and by the end of the album, Karmanik has slowly shifted to those engulfing shadows and fear-mongering orchestrations of coal-black monotone. It's all so deliciously morose, this Brighter Death Now." [Aquarius Records]