We are pleased to share with you the union between Bindrune Recordings and Boston, MA’s own Infera Bruo!
We first heard this bands complex and unique sound on their debut demo, but it wasn’t until the bold statement, “Desolate Unknown”, where this band mixes a decidedly Emperor-ian black metal density and atmosphere with organic synth experiments that we were hooked.
“Desolate Unknown immediately lays its cards on the table with a sharp production and a form of blackness that offers a nod of appreciation to the Scandinavian movement, yet Infera Bruo cultivate enough of their own identity in this music to keep the delivery enveloped in a very personal, though endlessly intense fire. The songs are rich with effective and sinister melody lines as found on the opening track Visions of the Inner Eye, but Infera Bruo inventively shift away from their rather focused and at times laid back stylistic and structural affinity for blackness the old and safe way (not a bad thing) on the deep and lengthy track Ritual Within. Electronic/experimental elements seep into the meat of this track, as does more tortured riffs where nasty chords writhe up from the strings to show the truly ugly and creative side of this band. The dissonance continues on Dust of Stars as Infera Bruo really hit their stride and open up the possibilities in their music with even more abysmal riff concepts, sung upon high with a searingly tight guitar tone and tempo shifts that range from the blasting mayhem you’d expect, to more crawling post rock drones that drag a mess of glorious treble behind them.” -Worm Gear Zine
Bindrune Recordings is proud to welcome this boundary pushing quartet to the ever growing family. Their violent and layered sound may echo the rise, fall and tormented buzz of the city which is a juxtaposition of the Bindrune woodland aesthetic, but their music is a fantastic and talented journey beyond the realms of reality that feels right at home within our roster.
Infera Bruo are hard at work on their 2nd full-length album, their first for Bindrune Recordings, which will see a release towards the fall of 2014.
In the mean time, Desolate Unknown is available from the band both Digitally and on CD, and the Bindrune/Eihwaz webshop also has copies for sale!
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Infera Bruo (meaning “Hellish Noise” in the Esperanto language) is from the Boston, Massachusetts area. The band formed in late 2009 when keyboardist Germanicus, guitarist/vocalist Galen Baudhuin and drummer/vocalist Ardroth met with the desire to form a unique black metal band. Eventually Neutrino stepped in on bass to complete the final lineup.
Infera Bruo’s members have diverse musical backgrounds. Germanicus has been involved in a many projects over his long career including The Girls, art punk from the 1970’s, and Cul De Sac, experimental post-rock. Ardroth’s background includes Bothildir and Shadar Logoth, epic black metal projects from Northern Maine. Neutrino formed and played in Encrimson’d, a melodic peasant metal project from Minnesota, Virulence, progressive jazz-infused grindcore signed to Morbid Records and Pillory, technical death/grind singed to Unique Leader records. Galen has been member of numerous bands including Manias, bilingual death metal from New Mexico and progressive metal outfit The Seventh Circle. Galen is currently playing bass guitar duties for the grindcore/punk band Trap Them.
Infera Bruo released a self-titled album in 2011 that was recorded at studio G, MA by Galen and Infera Bruo, and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music. Musically, the record is a blend of dark melodies, atmosphere and electronics. Lyrical themes of the record explored issues of individualism, misanthropy, the occult and ancient history. The album was well-received by media outlets. The band played numerous live shows in the New England area in support of the release.
In 2012, Infera Bruo recorded its second full-length album “Desolate Unknown.” The album was again recorded and mixed by Galen and the band and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege Engineering (High on Fire, Sleep, Nails). “Desolate Unknown” continues the musical path of the self-titled release while foraging into new territories of sound. Lyrically the record focuses on topics of inner struggle and turmoil, consciousness and ageless forces of destruction.
“Desolate Unknown” was released in July of 2013 and Infera Bruo subsequently embarked on a series of shows in New England and the east coast in support of the record.