* Stream the record here: www.goldenantenna.com/stream/ tephra
* CD is housed in a superthick cardboard gatefold sleeve.
* Limited run of 1000 copies
TEPHRA. Tephra hail out of Germany. They have been around since 2003 and previously released two full-length records. On 18th February 2011 we`ll release their new record entitled “Tempel” on CD/ lim. LP/ Digitlal.
Eight brandnew songs clocking in with 48 minutes of experimental rock. The group has chipped away from their sludgy doom-metal, broke barriers and replaced their heavy breakdowns with sophisticated riffs taking their carrer a leap forward. This is by far their most technically diverse, dynamic and complex album.
In the three years since their last record, this band dropped their keyboard player and supplied their Neurosis-influenced heavy doomrock with a versatile, unmistakable portion of energetic groove grounded by their head-nodding rhythym section. „Tempel“ brings you eruptive noise that will certainly push most speakers to their breaking point.
The band is moving from a more ordered to a less ordered state with every record. This is not to suggest the band has lost skill or focus, but rather that they use their knack for cacophony to cover a greater breadth.
„Tempel“ is epic without bombast. It’s an orchestral wall of sound that is equally as entrancing as it is unnerving. Their approach to the perpetual change from bone-crushing to more quiet passages makes them distinctive and unique.