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AMFest brings some of the most respected names in the world of instrumental, experimental, progressive and post-rock to the Spanish city of Barcelona for a three day festival.
With a lineup that features bands from across the globe, AMFest is a diverse and immersive celebration of the more left-field, boundary pushing and unconventional variations of the rock sound.
Please visit amfest.es/eng/ for more information.
Deafheaven are a genre defying aggressive Metal band from San Francisco, CA. Their hybrid musical approach is outright stunning. A melding of epic Post Rock leanings (Envy, Godspeed You! Black Emperor) with experimental Black Metal (Xasthur, Weakling, Leviathan), and classic era "Screamo" (Orchid, Crimson Curse) into something never successfully experienced before.
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Zeal & Ardor
The black metal, blues, and African American fusion of Zeal & Ardor's music is the brainchild of musician Manuel Gagneux. He moved from his native Switzerland to New York, and took up the moniker Zeal & Ardor, having previously released music under the name Birdmask.
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Lo-fi rock from Chicago four-piece Pelican. Ambient and emotive, Pelican make intense and provocative instrumental music akin to Mogwai, Explosions In The Sky and Godspeed! ' Pelican would be nothing if they were described with words other than heavy, intense, hypnotic, and fascinating.' – Nowontour
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This French band play 'music from another world, a world that is real, but that exists beyond ours and cannot be grasped by our senses. A world where all appearances - trees, glades, streams - emit a pearly light and where a faraway and celestial music fills the air like sweet perfume.'
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Touche Amore are a thought provoking, passionate hardcore/punk band from Los Angeles, California. From the first strikes of their angular yet melodic chords, it's apparent that Touche Amore have awoken something long forgotten in the hardcore/punk genre. Bringing to mind the balance of rage and melody that "Revolution Summer" era DC bands Rites of Spring and Ignition once carried. Within each song they build an awe inspiring musical tension while impassioned vocalist Jeremy Bolm's shouts resonate, ripe with intellectual introspection. This collective outpouring of traditional hardcore anger and emotional hardcore openness ultimately coalesces into something beautiful, vulnerable, and refreshingly real.
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In 2001, Providence, Rhode Island was the setting for the inception of mathcore 5-piece Daughters (not to be referred to as 'The Daughters') after certain members' former band, As The Sun Sets, bit the dust. Daughters belong to Hydra Head records, home of Pelican, Cave In and Khanate, and look set to carry on that tradition of guitar music with one foot in metal, one in science and a third, deformed appendage sinking happily into monstrous noise.
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Japanese industrial rock influenced by Melt Banana, Stooges, Black Sabbath, Minutemen, etc., delivering a superb mix of 1960s punk trash, 1970s Detroit dirt, 1980s New York art-rock and psychedelic post-rock.
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The Album Leaf
San Diego post-rock superpower and favourite of Sub Pop, now having endured for over a decade. Centred around composer and producer Jimmy LaValle. The live band comprises a colourful chorus of strings, synths, guitars and visuals, with LaValle at the helm.
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Stefanie, Stijn and Peter teamed up to start Brutus in 2013. They all met while playing in different bands from the same region of Leuven (Belgium). In merging their different ideas and musical tastes they have formed a strong union, both musically and personally. Drummer / vocalist Stefanie mixes black-metal blast beats with math-rock flourishes whilst belting out the most impassioned vocals, shifting from deceptively melodic to out-right larynx-punishing in the blink of an eye. Guitarist Stijn Vanhoegaerden takes ethereal post-rock tones to hardcore punk levels of speed and energy aside Peter Mulders powerful sub-frequency shifts. It’s the way in which the band mixes post-rock construction, metal dynamics with hardcore energy and prog rock all the while lacing it with pure pop melodies that make Brutus’ sound so unique and all their own.
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A punk / noise band from Liege, Belgium.
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Tides From Nebula
The band Tides From Nebula formed at the beginning of 2008. In one year they wrote 50 minutes of energetic, ambient and, most importantly, emotional instrumental guitar music which formed the foundation of their their debut album.
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Tides Of Man
An instrumental, progressive indie rock band from Florida.
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portrayal of guilt
Portrayal of Guilt have carved themselves out as a unique force in the realms of post-hardcore and screamo; their self-titled 7” and ‘Chamber of Misery (Pt. I)’ 5” releases are exemplary exercises in intensity, not to mention the razor-sharp assault delivered on their split with industrial-metallers Street Sects.
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12Twelve, Lisabo, Za! , Ainara Legardon, Foscor, Los Sara Fontan, JJOS, Lume!, Puntalaberinto, Myoboku, Nerobamola, Falc De Metzinera, Puput