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the bugcast 395 – After the <blank> has gone

The Bugcast - 4 hours 50 min ago

This week on The Bugcast: even more legendary departures, a real world reaction to a fictional drama, and our usual eclectic mix of 8 amazing Creative Commons tracks!

Songs played

Intro: Chris Juergensen – Bug Lips
Outro: Mark Marshall – Man Walking


BBC News: Earth, Wind & Fire soul band founder Maurice White dies
BBC News: Matt LeBlanc ‘amazed’ by Top Gear reaction
BBC News: Obituary: Sir Terry Wogan
JustGiving: The Helen Titchener (nee Archer) Rescue Fund – for Refuge
Telegraph: White Zimbabwean farmer frogmarched from farm after claim by British doctor

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  • The next live show will be episode 396, broadcast live in the chatroom on Friday 12 February 2016 at 21:30 UK time (GMT/UTC).
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Podcasts mentioned

Association of Music Podcasting
Made In The UK Show

Special thanks go to

The artists for allowing us to play their music.
Everyone who joined us in the chat room for the live broadcast of this show.
Internet Archive for hosting the media files
Ubuntu Podcast for the use of their Icecast server
Euterpia Radio for the use of their Shoutcast server
World Wide Indie Radio for relaying the live stream on their own service

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Old Forest: Dagian

Dark Compass - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 19:00

Old Forest
Dagian by Old Forest
Old Forest have been around for a while, with members from the bands IN THE WOODS and CARPATHIAN FOREST, hence the name.
The sound of Old Forest on Dagian is much more atmospheric than we used to know them for their previous albums’ grimness: the large use of keyboards, effects and weird voices give them a value-add in terms of mysticism although keeping the band into a conceptual rawness that still roots them into classic Black Metal, with the final result that (for all these reasons) reminds us of the most glorious episodes of Necromantia’s career, sharing with them a similar dominant role of Bass guitar!
A great slab of UK Black Metal.
Check more details out on their Facebook Page, and a track will be featured on next weeks DarkCompass.

Take Shapes: Tiny Spears

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 13:00
Take Shapes Today’s Dose is by Take Shapes from Fayetteville, AR.

“Take Shapes released their debut full length album Raised by Waves in December 2015. The full album is available at or on iTunes or Spotify. Listen for various songs to contain the following elements: two basses, interweaving vocal harmonies, swirls of shoegaze effects, feedback solos, finger-tapped guitars, drum damage, piano breakdowns, sleigh bells, mellow beauty, huge explosions, lots of references to the ocean, and a bunch of other fun stuff.”
[band bio]


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Holy Grail Descent into The Maelstrom

Dark Compass - Fri, 02/05/2016 - 09:00

Holy Grail, Photo Miss Shela PhotographyHoly Grail, Photo Miss Shela Photography
With their third release “Times of Pride and Peril” is out on the 12th, this Los Angeles heavy metal quintet, have released this lyric video, “Descent Into The Maelstrom”. They will be touring throughout the US in February and March.
Check it out, thanks to Holy Grail and Prosthetic Records.

Idyllic Music #195

Idyllic Music - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 20:00
This episode of Idyllic Music is brought to you by the number ten. It sits comfortably between nine and eleven, matches our fingers quite nicely and is the base for the decimal system nearly everyone uses every day. And as it happens, this is also our tenth anniversary. Ten years of podcasting independent downtempo electronica. I can't say enough about the great artists that have allowed us to showcase their music. Happily, there is still alot more music out there waiting to be discovered. Counting it out for us are Ketsa, Navasa, Marque and Reprisal, Kirk Pearson and BIT, Vir Nocturna, Dissolved and Nonima. I'm Jim Nye.

Every Piece Matters

Dark Compass - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 18:00

PliniPlanPlini has released a new EP. It includes Simon Grove from The Helix Nebula, another of my favourites.
Check it out here, if you like it buy it.

Every Piece Matters by Plini

100% of it’s proceeds go to The Every Piece Matters Charity, which helps families in Cambodia.

Fort Frances: Building a Wall

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 13:00

Fort FrancesChicago indie rock band Fort Frances is putting the finishing touches on their new release “Alio” coming 4/22/16, and in the last few months released the self-reflective piece, “Building a Wall”, a solid rock track that was recorded both in Chicago and Maine.

With their last EP in 2015, No One Needs to Know Our Name, the band has apparently pushed from their American roots into louder territory and based on this track the newest material seems to continue in that fashion without losing the underlying soul.

We’ve also included the video below for an outstanding live performance of the track “These Are the Mountains Moving“, and you can find much more at their social links as follows…


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Kvelertak Recording

Dark Compass - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 12:00

Kvelertak, Photo by Stian-AndersenKvelertak, Photo by Stian-AndersenKvelertak are currently working on their new album with producer Nick Terry (Lindstrøm, Turbonegro, The Libertines) in Norway — the first time the band has made an album in their native country — and they’ll be doing a headlining run of the U.S. in April, which is probably around the time the album will be released.
For now enjoy this track.

Colibrium – Spinning on The Wheel

Dark Compass - Thu, 02/04/2016 - 08:00

Adelaide’s Colibrium are finding the balance, the push and pull of their artistic careers – by releasing their debut album on Friday March 11. The five-piece rock outfit have been dominating the South Australian music scene for years and this release sees them announce their presence on the national music stage and bring their massive sound to the masses. In Balance is their debut 8-track LP and will be available online and at their release parties around Australia in March and April.

Expect a track on DarkCompass around that time, for now enjoy this via Soundcloud

Fallen Angels New Single

Dark Compass - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 22:12

We played Fallen Angels a while back. Check out the new single. 

MIUK 192

Dark Compass - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 18:11

24355_111003645603549_1609974_nIts a little late, but I managed to pull off more hosting duties at Made in The UK.
Two days isn’t late right?

Made in The UK Show 192

Made in The UK Show 192

Made In The UK Show - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 18:06
Hosted again by Ro from DarkCompass. Venkman: The Friar (from Kakkorhapaiophobia, Litchfield) Facebook Diane Charlemagne (feat Andy Rourke): It’s in Your Eyes (Youth Mix) Obituary Counting Coins: All That I need (Single Release, Hull) Reverbnation Ace of Space: Vesta Tilley (from “A Gentler World”) Official Page O.D.Davey: Rabbit Fur Coat (from “The Human Noise We Sat There Making”) Bandcamp Adam … Continue reading Made in The UK Show 192 →

Fifth To Infinity: Omnipotent Transdimensional Soulfire

Dark Compass - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 17:53

Seriously: one of the cruelest crime in music business was going to happen. An incredible album kept under lock by stupid contractual troubles for two years and apparently never seeing the light was finally unleased from the cage.
Featuring ex-OPETH drummer Mike Lopez and two other burning souls from Stockholm, Fifth to Infinity recorded a masterpiece of dark-blackened metal with a involving transcendental lyric concept. Stunning song writing, arrangements and production make this act like a serious ace for the future!

Omnipotent Transdimensional Soulfire by Fifth to Infinity

Badlands: Echo

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 13:00
Badlands Badlands are From Malmö, Sweden, and today’s Dose is the single off the upcoming album Locus due out April 15.

“Driving listeners into wormholes filled with sharp synthetic arpeggios and a spooky aesthetic, “Echo” haunts as much as it captivates. Dark and brooding, the song delves into self-censorship and the danger involved. A driving bass line carries listeners into an oblivion of pulsating analog synths and booming percussion, while acoustic cello dances in and out of phase with the rest of the arrangement, making waves that are doomy and grinding.” [via glg]

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Infernal Outcry – Eclipsed (Radio Edit) by CollisionCoursePR

Dark Compass - Wed, 02/03/2016 - 10:10

Take a listen to
Eclipsed is the first single from MASS EXTINCTION REQUIEM I from Infernal Outcry. Available everywhere on March 18th.

DC710 Defying Mud

Dark Compass - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 19:00

This week, Not so dark and gloomy. Ha, I lied, with a 17 minute doom track half way through.
Don’t forget, we have an enhanced show here with chapters. Subscribe to this here, or download from the link above and below.

  1. The Veer Union: Defying Gravity (from “Decade”, Vancouver, Canada, Pavement)
  2. The Ruts: Babylons Burning (from “Babylons Burning”, London, UK, WestWorld)
  3. Wasted Shells: Masterplan (from “Dark Matter”, Malmo, Sweden)
  4. Winters Verge: The Call from The Deep (from “IV”, Cyprus)
  5. Atomic Symphony: Abyss (from “Redemption”, Zurich, Switzerland)
  6. Austaras: Thrones (from “Prisoner of Sunlight”, Chicago, Illinois, USA, Pavement)
  7. Bellusira: Dance with Me (from “The Healing”, Melbourne, Australia)
  8. Bosque: Paradox (from “Beyond”, Portugal)
  9. Neuronia: Get Ready for War (from “Under The Same Sky”, Warsaw, Poland)
  10. Burn The Ocean: Land of Mud (from “Come Clean”, Italy)


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Is This Thing On Independent Music Podcast

Is This Thing On Podcast - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 18:27

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Remember me? Yes well I am back and apart from a little rant “Where did the music go?” I have a packed show full of some great music. This week I am  privileged to interview the might folk singer Jim Chorley about his forthcoming album and he graces us with a live rendition of the title track.

This weeks play list reads thus…

The Ritz Club – Walk Away, WizPlay – Straight Up, Omeil – I wanna Know Why, Jim Chorley – Honest & True, Benjamin Yellowitz – Berlin Bar, Hildur Hoglind – Country Grey, ToyFace – Daniel, Nick Tann – Precious Mother,  Broken Links – Life of the biologically dead, Chalk – There are certain things we haven’t told you.

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Demise Of The Crown – We Are Invincible (Official Video)

Dark Compass - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 18:26

Demise Of The Crown – We Are Invincible (Official Video)
Official music video for Demise Of The Crown “We Are Invincible” from new self title album out March 4th! Directed by Joseph Ghaleb & Demise Of The Crown

Pre-order album here:

“We Are Invincible” lyrics:

I’m a slave for life, I’m a sinner cast out alive
you can take my blood, from my veins
take me down to hell
where theres fire
the smoke reveals my heart
where theres hunger, the smoke reveals my heart
and I say

We are, we are, invincible I grin
We are, we are invincible I grin
I cry to the air and I can’t understand
why you done this to me
In my time of despair!

Theres a hole in the wind
it’s starring at my heart
and the rage highs from my veins
take me down to hell
where theres anger
the wolf reveals his thrust
when theres moonlight
the wolf appears in black
To haunt me

We are, we are, invincible I grin
We are , we are invincible I grin
I cry to the air and I can’t understand
why you done this to me
In my time of despair!

Touted and mindless
just let them slip into oblivion
and as I battle, all my demons
theres not a soul in sight
then comes the morning light
rise of the sun!

We’ll never know
the pain and the torment
the fire that tears in you
tormenting you

But if it weren’t for me
you’d be silent still
you’d be on you’re own
(you’d be on you’re own)
I hope the passing days
don’t prove me wrong
but the days gone by
and you’re problems are all but gone
no I can’t understand
Why you’ve done this to me

And the wolves howl!
In the night!

Official Site: Coming soon


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Stranger in the Alps: Pattern Matching

Insomnia Radio Daily Dose - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 13:00

Stranger in the AlpsWashington DC indie-folk singer-songwriter Stranger in the Alps (aka Steve Kolowich) released the seven song release Pattern Matching almost exactly one year ago on February 3, 2015. The title track is featured here today and is quite a beautiful effort from the seven-song release that builds upon the best of the folk revival from half a century ago. We discovered this excellent release through the generosity of French entity, Ziklibrenbib.

Stranger in the Alps have a few more releases available over at Bandcamp below, namely the ‘Black Box‘ single and 2013 full-length ‘Honey if You’re Lucky

Pattern Matching by Stranger in the Alps is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License


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SKÁLMÖLD – Gleipnir (Official) | Napalm Records

Dark Compass - Tue, 02/02/2016 - 10:22

SKÁLMÖLD – Gleipnir (Official) | Napalm Records
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Viking Metal from Iceland. SKÁLMÖLD did not bask in the fame earned for their highly acclaimed debut “Baldur”, but started to work on new songs immediately after returning from their tour. “Börn Loka” (“Loki’s children”) is a concept album that focuses on the story of the siblings Hilmar and Brynhildur. In order to achieve honor as a Viking warrior, Hilmar has to embark on a perilous journey, fight terrifying beasts and possibly make the biggest sacrifice imaginable. SKÁLMÖLD’s characteristic Viking Metal serves as the soundtrack for this journey. This time, the Icelandic musicians even added a classical choir and the unique voice of Edda Tegeder (Angist) to their rich soundscapes. The raw yet melodic tunes combined with the epic story of Hilmar results in a sweeping mix that goes right under skin and captivates the listener’s imagination. The artwork was done by the team of CCP/Eve Online who translates the mood of the story beautifully into the visual medium. “Börn Loka” is an original and profound longplayer, that fills the legends of the North with new life!

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