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Bolt Gun return with their third full length 'The Tower'


Australian experimental metal band Bolt Gun return with their third full length 'The Tower'. Since their first release in 2014, Bolt Gun have continued to push the boundaries of heavy music, adopting a semi-improvised style that combines elements of black metal, post-metal, noise and dark ambient. 'The Tower' is inspired by the literary works of Brian Evenson, Franz Kafka and Shirley Jackson and explores themes of isolation, extinction, absurdity and nihilism. Written throughout 2020 to 2022, the album expands on Bolt Gun’s interest in the dynamic possibilities of using ambient music within extreme metal. The expansive tracks pull listeners into tornadoes of drone, noise and saxophone which then explode into more post-metal/black metal sounds. The music on 'The Tower' is heavily influenced by second wave black metal, experimental heavy bands such as Locrian and Swans in addition to the work of Colin Stetson and Bohren & der Club of Gore. Avantgarde Music will release 'The Tower' on CD, LP, and digital on September 15th, 2023. Find preorders at Bandcamp HERE.


TRACKLIST 1. The Tower 2. The Vulture 3. The Sacred Deer (AUDIO) 4. The Scapegoat 5. A Faint Red Glow

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