New Music Excess

Throbbing Gristle – Persuasion (Live)

Posted in Avant-garde, Dark Ambient, Experimental, Industrial, Noise, Performance Art by newmusicexcess on April 1, 2010

I was having a look on YouTube this morning and found this video posting, and I thought, “my good friend Chris might like this”. So, this one is for you, Chris.


I then fed the band through one of my ‘patent pending’ listening suggestion procedures and, voila.

So, here is the list I ended up with. It seems that some of the choices are the slightly more accessible releases by the bands in question, but some are not.

  • Throbbing Gristle – 20 Jazz Funk Greats
  • Psychic TV – Force The Hand Of Chance
  • SPK – Machine Age Voodoo
  • Coil – Love’s Secret Domain
  • Monte Cazazza – Power vs. Wisdom
  • Nurse With Wound – Chance Meeting
  • NON – Pagan Musak
  • Whitehouse – Erector
  • Cabaret Voltaire – Red Mecca
  • Test Dept. – Beating the Retreat

Noticing that Coil had made the list I could not help but track down their chilling rendition/video of Tainted Love.

And don’t forget SPK’s metal-bashing performance of Metal Dance on The Tube.

I suppose it’s time to Force The Hand Of Chance with another Message From Thee Temple.

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Triptykon: Video Interviews With Tom Gabriel Warrior Available

Posted in Avant-garde, Black Metal, Doom Metal, Gothic Metal by newmusicexcess on March 30, 2010

Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones

Triptykon is the most recent musical project of Thomas Gabriel Fischer, the founding member of the pioneering extreme music bands Hellhammer, Celtic Frost and Apollyon Sun.

The Triptykon line-up consists of V. Santura (guitar, vocals), Norman Lonhard (drums, percussion), Vanja Slajh (bass), and Tom Gabriel Warrior (voice, guitars).

Further information –



Similar Artists:

  • Celtic Frost
  • Ov Hell
  • Skitliv
  • Valkyrja
  • The Wounded Kings
  • Dark Fortress

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The Dillinger Escape Plan – Option Paralysis

Posted in Avant-garde, Mathcore by newmusicexcess on March 15, 2010

The Dillinger Escape Plan - Option Paralysis

Track listing:

  1. Farewell, Mona Lisa
  2. Good Neighbor
  3. Gold Teeth on a Bum
  4. Crystal Morning
  5. Endless Endings
  6. Widower
  7. Room Full of Eyes
  8. Chinese Whispers
  9. I Wouldn’t If You Didn’t
  10. Parasitic Twins

The Dillinger Escape Plan on Amazon



Reviewed at:

Absolute Punk –

Allmusic –


Rocksound –

Sputnik Music –



  • Mathcore
  • Avant-garde metal


Similar Artists:

  • Converge
  • PsyOpus
  • Botch
  • The Number Twelve Looks Like You
  • Ion Dissonance
  • SikTh
  • Between the Buried and Me
  • The Tony Danza Tapdance Extravaganza
  • Lye By Mistake
  • Norma Jean


Band Information:

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@Wikipedia –


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Triptykon – Eparistera Daimones

Posted in Avant-garde by newmusicexcess on February 5, 2010

Triptykon - Eparistera Daimones

More information regarding the release of the forthcoming Triptykon album Eparistera Daimones is being released on the web. Check out the links at the bottom of this post to find out more about former Hellhammer/Celtic Frost singer and guitarist Tom Gabriel Warrior’s latest musical incarnation.

"Eparistera Daimones" will feature nine songs, with a total playing time of around 70 minutes:

01. Goetia
02. Abyss Within My Soul
03. In Shrouds Decayed
04. Shrine
05. A Thousand Lies
06. Descendant
07. Myopic Empire
08. My Pain
09. The Prolonging


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Shining – Blackjazz

Posted in Avant-garde, Jazz, Progressive Metal by newmusicexcess on January 21, 2010

The Shining - Blackjazz Track listing:

CD version
1. The Madness And The Damage Done
2. Fisheye
3. Exit Sun
4. Exit Sun
6. The Madness And The Damage Done
7. Blackjazz Deathtrance
8. Omen
9. 21st Century Schizoid Man




LP version
Side A
1. The Madness and the Damage Done
2. Fisheye
3. Exit Sun
4. Exit Sun
Side B
2. The Madness and the Damage Done
3. Blackjazz Deathtrance
Side C
1. Omen
2. 21st Century Schizoid Man
Side D
1. Fisheye [Extended Version]

With so many boundaries crossed and new sounds on this album, I thought my brain would explode with intense musical pleasure. I cannot begin to explain who this band even sound like as there are so many musical reference points and any comparison would do no justice. If you like music that challenges the norm then check them out, if not, then stay well away, you’ll hate it.

Reviewed at:

No Ripcord –

The Omega Order – –

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Ahleuchatistas – Of the Body Prone

Posted in Avant-garde, Avant-prog, Jazz, Math Rock, Progressive Rock by newmusicexcess on January 5, 2010

cover_594404102009 Track listing

1. 2/3 Consensus On The Un-Finite Possibilities
2. Owls
3. Those With Guns
4. Why Can’t We Be In Jamaica?
5. Racing Towards The Hard Kernel
6. Eastside Uptight
7. Dancing With The Stars
8. Total Nightmare In A Deep Dive
9. Making The Most Of The Apocalypse
10. Map’s Tattered Edges

On Of The Body Prone there seems me to be a seamless switching between chaos and order, between the melodic and the unmelodic, and between the simple and the complex. Ahleuchatistas set unsolvable math problems to music and you don’t know where they could take you.

Reviewed at:

All About Jazz –

Pitchfork –

Undomondo –

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The Skaden – You’ll Hope I Had Died

Posted in Avant-garde, Black Metal, Shoegaze by newmusicexcess on January 3, 2010

 theskaden-hope Track listing:

1    Pain and Sexual Overdose Delusion        
2    The Suicide of Thoughts        
3    A Peaceful Moment        
4    White Noise In a Monochrome Night        
5    Grand Final        
6    You’ll Hope I Had Died

The Skaden’s new album You’ll Hope I Had Died is an interesting combination of post Black Metal and Shoegaze. Both grim and female vocals sit atop this unique combination of styles with the themes very much in the area of solitude, despair and desolation. There have been combinations of alternative music and black metal before but this often just extends to  covering, although well, songs by bands such as The Cure or sounding like you are covering songs by The Cure. There is an entirely different approach in use here and it works really well. 

More information here: –

The Omega Order –

The Skaden’s MySpace Page –

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