Norilsk – Japetus (2014)
R.I.Y.L. = Morne, (early) My Dying Bride, (early) Anathema, Saturnus, Isis
Release Date: July 22, 2014
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“‘Japetus is a very impressive first effort that should garner much praise and attention.” – Metal Observer
“This is an excellent three-track introduction to a very worthy band. On the title track and “Potsdam Glo,” the band show a talent for strong, original atmospheric doom.” – Hellbound
“Norilsk, named after Siberia’s most northern city, crank out some seriously heavy doom with a good pile of death metal and sludge swirled inside for an unhealthy dose of ear candy.” – Crown of Viserys
“This is a great EP if you are into the sound of intense music that can pump you up but also do so in a relaxing way.” – Canadian Beats
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Track Listing: Japetus
1 – Japetus (08:14)
2 – Negatron (05:43)
3 – Potsdam Glo (05:43)
EP Length: 19:41
– Bass, guitars and vocals by Nicolas Miquelon
– Drums and backup vocals by Nick Richer
– Lyrics by Nicolas Miquelon, except “Negatron” by D’Amour / Forrest / Langevin / Matsuo.
– Drums recorded by Mike Bond at Pebble Studio, Ottawa, Spring 2013.
– Bass, guitars and vocals recorded by Jean-Philippe Latour at Studio En-Phase, Montreal, Spring 2013.
– Tracks 1 & 2 mixed and mastered by Mike Bond at the Bond Cave, Fall 2013-Winter 2014.
– Track 3 mixed and mastered by Jean-Philippe Latour at Studio En-Phase, Spring 2014.
EP Band and Live Line Up:
Nicolas Miquelon – Bass, Guitar, and Vocals
Nick Richer – Drums and back up vocals
L-R – Nick Richer (Drums and Backup Vocals ) – Nicolas Miquelon (Bass, Guitar and Vocals) – Photo Credit: Nick Richer
1/3 doom, death metal, and sludge, Norilsk is a new duo from Gatineau, QC that includes Nicolas Miquelon (Damnus, The Great Russian Empire, ex-Kintra) and Nick Richer (Damnus, Doll, Outrage AD).
Drawing their inspirations and themes from Northern identity, isolation, and world demise, the band has named themselves after Siberia’s most northern city. Incorporating elements of sludge and post-metal along with influences from doom-death metal bands such as Thergothon, Saturnus, and early My Dying Bride, the band is unleashing a taste of what’s to come in their debut EP ‘Japetus’.
“Norilsk is definitely something I wanted to do for a long time” says Miquelon. “Revisiting old school influences with today’s perspective gave me the opportunity to exorcise the darkness within – and nothing seemed more appropriate as a breathing exercise than doom-death metal.”
Presented in a very limited CD edition and digital format, the Japetus EP is both an introduction to the band and a teaser to the bands future recordings. Clocking just under 20-minutes, the EP includes one song “Japetus” from their forthcoming full length album, one alternate version “Potsdam Glo” and one Voivod cover song “Negatron”, which is exclusively only available on the CD.
The EP will be officially released on July 22, 2014 followed by a full length to be released and to be announced at a later date.
2014 – Japetus