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Averse Sefira News

Averse Sefira News
December 30, 2007, 06:06:14 AM
I'm sure this will make a lot of folks here smile:

http://www.bravewords.com/news/80247

Candlelight Records has confirmed February 12th as the North American release date of Advent Parallax, the new full-length album from Texas-based black metallers AVERSE SEFIRA. Produced by Tore Stjerna (WATAIN, IN BATTLE), the album features stunning artwork created by renowned artist/illustrator Jos A. Smith, cover artist for the first BATHORY album.

Prior to the album's release, the band will team up with ROTTING CHRIST, IMMOLATION, and BELPHEGOR for a twenty-six day American tour. Set to kick off February 4th at the Tremont Music Hall in Charlotte, North Carolina the tour will circle the US before ending at the Meridian in Houston on March 2nd. The band commented with the following: "It is an exciting prospect to tour with such an excellent
selection of bands, particularly our long-time allies in Immolation. Together we will cast open the furnaces of damnation and scorch the claws of winter. The outing will also serve as the harbinger for our newest infliction Advent Parallax. This album is our definitive worship-made-weapon, one that shall galvanize the believers and confound the uninitiated."

Confirmed dates are as follows:

February
4 - Tremont Music Hall - Charlotte NC
5 - Jaxx Nite Club - Springfield VA
6 - Webster Theater - Hartford CT
7 - Penny Arcade - Rochester NY
8 - The Chance - Poughkeepsie NY
9 - Mark's Showplace - Bedford NH
10 - BB Kings Blues Club - New York NY
11 - Peabody's Down Under - Cleveland OH
12 - I-Rock - Detroit MI (Advent Parallax release date)
13 - Uncle Pleasants - Louisville KY
14 - The Muse - Nashville TN
15 - Logan Square Auditorium - Chicago IL
16 - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis MN
19 - El Corozon - Seattle WA
20 - Hawthorne Theater - Portland OR
21 - The Metro - Oakland CA
22 - Galaxy Theater - Santa Ana CA
23 - Jumping Turtle - San Marcos CA
24 - House of Blues - W. Hollywood CA
25 - El Jardin del Silencio - Mexicali Mexico
26 - Orpheum Theater - Flagstaff AZ
27 - The Sets - Tempe AZ
28 - Launch Pad - Albuquerque NM
29 - Rock Bottom Bar - San Antonio TX

March
1 - Cine El Ray - McAllen TX
2 - Meridian - Houston TX

Re: Averse Sefira News
December 30, 2007, 07:10:15 AM
Averse Sefira, Rotting Christ, Immolation and Belphegor... *orgasm*

Re: Averse Sefira News
December 30, 2007, 12:17:06 PM
This is great news for those of us who will be attending the ANUS-wide meeting in the NYC area during that weekend. I wasn't aware that the band would be releasing new materially so soon; better yet, from the article indicates, they'll be showcasing their latest work during the tour.

Re: Averse Sefira News
December 31, 2007, 04:23:32 AM
No Atlanta date, surprisingly, and yet there is a Nashville date instead. Usually it's the other way around. I might have to drive up for that one.

Immolation was easily the best band on the recent Suffocation tour.

Re: Averse Sefira News
December 31, 2007, 06:47:33 AM
More info on the Candlelight website:
http://www.candlelightrecords.co.uk/candleweb/redesign/candle_averse.htm
(note that they misspelled "Parallax", it's spelled correctly on the album cover).

Larger picture of the cover:
http://www.plastichead.com/images/covers/medium/CANDLE216CD.jpg

GS

Re: Averse Sefira News
December 31, 2007, 08:07:16 AM

Re: Averse Sefira News
January 04, 2008, 03:27:40 AM
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16 - 7th Street Entry - Minneapolis MN


Certainly an "intimate" venue, but they know what they are doing.

Anyone from ANUS/CORRUPT in the vicinity of the above should stay tuned for some upcoming plans - assuming you aren't blowing your load in NYC at the ANUS-wide group meeting.

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Re: Averse Sefira News
January 07, 2008, 09:21:11 PM
New song on the Candlelight myspace:
http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=72154195

Absolutely great!  More "epic" than their normal stuff without getting cheesy- a strong statement of will, executed through warfare.  Musically, it's technical in a subtle way- the rhythms are unusual, with a lot of interesting dissonant harmonies , but contrary to most "technical" metal bands, it isn't done in a shocking way, but rather in a way where the raw skill on display isn't what grabs the listeners attention, but rather the emotional, "spiritual" if you will, power of the music on display.

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January 08, 2008, 10:14:13 PM

Re: Averse Sefira News
January 08, 2008, 11:28:20 PM
The initial nod to Celtic Frost notwithstanding, Averse Sefira appears to be skirting the overuse of empty space as a means of resolving riff transitions; the airy passages are certainly pleasant, but one gets the sense that they are relying too heavily on a polished studio sound to create a sense of "atmosphere". Would the music be as impactful if performed on a 20W amp, without any reverb?

The track picks up momentum, and quite frankly becomes beautiful two-thirds into the song. I agree with Cynical, that this is more epic than their previous efforts. They more convincingly convey momentum and narrative this time around. I just hope that the album as a whole demonstrates this realization.

A musing on what Averse Sefira should become: take the brilliant intensity of Zyklon-B or Niden Div. 187, and cross it with the subliminal messages present in Obscura, but not before an alchemical purification.

Yes, these gents are coming into their own. Now let's make sure that they touch upon classical themes with greater rigor. My advice to the band would be: listen to less Celtic Frost and Immolation, or else you'll get caught up in their shortcomings. Pick up Bach's "Well-Tempered Klavier" and work through it until it speaks to you.

Re: Averse Sefira News
January 09, 2008, 04:31:46 AM
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The initial nod to Celtic Frost notwithstanding, Averse Sefira appears to be skirting the overuse of empty space as a means of resolving riff transitions; the airy passages are certainly pleasant, but one gets the sense that they are relying too heavily on a polished studio sound to create a sense of "atmosphere". Would the music be as impactful if performed on a 20W amp, without any reverb?

Yes, these gents are coming into their own. Now let's make sure that they touch upon classical themes with greater rigor. My advice to the band would be: listen to less Celtic Frost and Immolation, or else you'll get caught up in their shortcomings. Pick up Bach's "Well-Tempered Klavier" and work through it until it speaks to you.

Disagreed that they're overusing empty space; it's consistently used as the end of a certain riff, and the repeititon of it allows for a sense of continuity that ties the first third of the song together through quite a few riffs.

I'm afraid I don't hear much Celtic Frost in this, and this is quite a bit less Immolation-like than their previous two have been; at this point, the Immolation influence seems limited to the use of certain dissonant chords and an occasional rhythmic pattern, which is Immolation's strength, not a weakness.

chb

Re: Averse Sefira News
January 10, 2008, 03:56:40 PM
Very good. It's interesting that their songs are constructed in a way that reminds me of a classical drama with it's rising action, climax, falling action etc.

A bit less abrasive abrasive than former works, but still great. Maybe even better, but I'll have to hear the full album first.

Re: Averse Sefira News
January 10, 2008, 11:40:03 PM
Evilmusic has their last album on sale for $8

Averse Sefira - Tetragrammatical Astygmata $8.00