Vuyvr "Incinerated Gods"

THRT043 / July 15, 2014

12"EP / DIGITAL

Roughly one year after their acclaimed debut full-length, Swiss black metal mongers VUYVR deliver their new offering "Incinerated Gods". On these four lengthy tracks, the band pursues the style previously developed on "Eiskalt", paying their dues to traditional black metal while sticking to the unusual approach you can expect from these hardcore/post-metal veterans (members of Impure Wilhelmina, Rorcal...). These recordings also serve to pass the torch between drummers, the three first songs introducing new hitter Bastien (Lost Sphere Project), while the closing track stands as the last song recorded with Roderic Mounir (Knut). Cold, brutal and melodic, this live-recorded EP is another testimony of VUYVR's raw power, making the band standing apart from their contemporaries.

  • Recorded live by Vuyvr in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Mixed by Jean-Philippe Schopfer at Yellow Recordings, Geneva, Switzerland (tracks 01-03) / David Moro at DMB Studios, Geneva, Switzerland (track 04)
  • Mastered by Jean-Philippe Schopfer at Yellow Recordings, Geneva, Swizerland (tracks 01-03) / Serge Morattel at REC Studio, Geneva, Switzerland (track 04)
  • Artwork by Julien Diels

500 x milky clear

TRACK LISTING

01. Spring Of The Jordan
02. Hate Is A Black Hole
03. Infected Water
04. Devoured

    Vuyvr "Eiskalt"

    THRT029 / February 28, 2013

    LP / DIGITAL

    Trying to determine why VUYVR's debut album "Eiskalt" is a stimulating and refreshing take on black metal is not an easy task. Hailing from Switzerland, their sound initially appears to be rather traditional, obviously influenced by a number of Norwegian and Swedish meisters of the genre. Beneath an impeccable flow and as the record will start to grow on you, you’ll notice subtle, personal touches which contribute to a large extent to the record’s peculiar charm. There’s majestic breakdowns who are wonderful but not strictly metallic ("Betrayers Of The North"), stellar dual guitars equally breathing of heavy metal and post rock ("Dead Trees Will Wander At Night"). The vocals are crisp but not exaggerated, conveying immediacy. The primitive pounding of the drums resonates the naive fury of extreme metal’s early days… Devil is in the details indeed and apparently VUYVR have inherited the unorthodox class that characterizes their country’s metal tradition (Hellhammer, Celtic Frost, Samael, Coroner…). Having excelled in the ranks of seminal underground acts such as Knut, Impure Wilhelmina, Rorcal, Elizabeth, they are not preoccupied by what the purists will think of them. They are devoted to sonic darkness and it’s all that matters. Less than a year after their initial racket, the band rushed into their practice space and recorded 9 tracks within a day that would eventually become "Eiskalt"
    Your winter just got grimmer.

    • Recorded by Jean-Philippe Schopfer at Yellow Recordings, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Mixed and mastered by Marc Brusatin in Biel, Switzerland
    • Artwork by Richey Beckett

    500 x 180 gram black

    TRACK LISTING

    01. HOCH
    02. BETRAYERS OF THE NORTH
    03. WAR OF 100 000 CENTURIES
    04. DISFIGURED BY HATRED
    05. IDOLATRY
    06. SLAVES
    07. DEAD TREES ARE WANDERING AT NIGHT
    08. WEAPONS MADE FOR GRACE
    09. THE WYVERN