2012 END OF YEAR CATCH UP WITH: A DARK ORBIT



2012 END OF YEAR CATCH UP WITH: A DARK ORBIT 

Hey guys – what have you been up to for the last few months?

The last few months, ADO has been in a rebuilding phase and working really hard with our 2 new members John and Jason. We have been putting the finishing touches to the mixing of our album, “Parhelion”,  and writing tons of new stuff to get our new chemistry down. This new stuff is insane! 

How has 2012 been for you? Highlights? Any particular low points?

2012 has been very eventful for us as much as it has been slow. Low points are the loss of founding members and the constant prolonging of our next release because of other issues as well. The highlights are the gaining of 2 of the strongest and most musical members we have ever had which has made us tighter than we have ever been as a group and literally we are writing our most brutal and beautiful stuff ever. I can’t wait for people to hear were we are taking our sound. Another highlight was opening for Between The Buried and Me / Periphery and opening for that near sold out crowd.

We’re on the final run up to Christmas and the end of the year – what are you busy cramming into the final few weeks?

The final mix/master/release of “Parhelion”!

What releases from 2012 have you been particularly impressed with? 

Personally I have been all over the new releases from Arctic Sleep (Arbors), Devil Sold His Soul (Empire of Light), Deftones (Koi No Yokan), and Meshuggah (Koloss).

What do the band want from Santa for Christmas?

A perfect 2013 for ADO!….and to open for Meshuggah!!!

2013 - what can we expect from A Dark Orbit?

You can expect the best year from ADO! We are releasing the new record (finally), working on all new music and hopefully another new release by the end of 2013. We also are planning many weekend shows outside of St. Louis and we plan to make it back to the UK in the Summer! We hope people get tired of hearing about us! 

Final message for fans?

Please don’t forget about us or give up on us. Many things are out of our control….but trust us…we are coming! FULL STEAM AHEAD!

Catch up with A Dark Orbit’s 2009 EP - Voyager for FREE on our bandcamp

MIDSUMMER MELTDOWN - SALE NOW ON!

BASICK’s MIDSUMMER MELTDOWN!


In true British Shakespearean fashion, we’re offering you an absolute dream this Midsummer’s Night:


For twelve nights from June 21st all back catalogue CD’s are now on sale for a tempestuous £1.99 each!


Or why not fill some gaps as you like it, with our 3 for a Lady Godiva' offer!

Head over to the store now, where there’s much ado going on!
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Fresh from their UK 'Tech Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself' tour with Chimp Spanner and Cyclamen, Aliases announced last month that their album 'Safer than Reality' will be released through Basick on August 15th.

Now….we know you guys like your freebies so this month you can pick up a copy of Metal Hammer and find both Aliases and Circles tracks on the covermount.
But…we also know a lot of our audience is outwith the UK and can’t get a copy of Metal Hammer easily enough so…for you we’ve made Aliases new track 'What's Left For Us?' available to listen to on Youtube (see below) and if you like it enough that you want to snuggle up with it at night, you can also DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE TRACK FOR FREE. (Click here to download it). Yes…we spoil you, we really do! Read more here….





NOT ONLY THAT (yes, there’s more…) - On June 27th tune into SCUZZ TV on Sky guide 374, Freesat 503 to see the Aliases take over - with an interview and the first official screening of the video for ‘What’s Left For Us?’
The band are busy working hard writing their next release and planning a string of dates for the Autumn. Watch this space.
If you’d like to review Aliases album 'Safer than Reality' or book the band for an interview, please get in touch with Hold Tight! PR and request one.

Fresh from their UK 'Tech Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself' tour with Chimp Spanner and Cyclamen, Aliases announced last month that their album 'Safer than Reality' will be released through Basick on August 15th.

Now….we know you guys like your freebies so this month you can pick up a copy of Metal Hammer and find both Aliases and Circles tracks on the covermount.

But…we also know a lot of our audience is outwith the UK and can’t get a copy of Metal Hammer easily enough so…for you we’ve made Aliases new track 'What's Left For Us?' available to listen to on Youtube (see below) and if you like it enough that you want to snuggle up with it at night, you can also DOWNLOAD A COPY OF THE TRACK FOR FREE. (Click here to download it). Yes…we spoil you, we really do! Read more here….

NOT ONLY THAT (yes, there’s more…) - On June 27th tune into SCUZZ TV on Sky guide 374, Freesat 503 to see the Aliases take over - with an interview and the first official screening of the video for ‘What’s Left For Us?’

The band are busy working hard writing their next release and planning a string of dates for the Autumn. Watch this space.

If you’d like to review Aliases album 'Safer than Reality' or book the band for an interview, please get in touch with Hold Tight! PR and request one.

No Consequence give away FREE track from new album!

No Consequence have today released a FREE copy of their new track ALL THAT’S LEFT (DEMO) from their forthcoming album. Grab a copy of the new tune » here «

No Consequence line up 2011

Simultaneously progressive, brutal and catchy, NO CONSEQUENCE are technically impressive without geek exclusivity and their genre crossing talent produces music that is as challenging to pigeonhole as it is to safely absorb.

Their debut album was released on Basick Records in 2009 entitled "In The Shadow Of Gods" to a receptive audience…

"Meshing big melodies with sizable savagery, impressive technicality, and an experimental sensibility that’s a joy to indulge." - ROCK SOUND

"This really is a blistering debut album, fast and ferocious but the one thing that you always feel when listening is that the guys are always completely in control. Every track and structure is measured and purposeful… taking technical to its full potential." - Thrash Hits

"This is simply a flawless debut album bursting with enthusiasm and invention and will sate the appetite of even the most hardened metal fan." - Sonic Abuse

Pick up a copy of their debut today for only £4.99 here or grab a digital copy at bandcamp to flesh out your back catalogue and await the new NO CONSEQUENCE album with heightened anticipation.

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CHIMP SPANNER: Live at the Purple Turtle, London, April 21 2011. One of the major reasons Paul Ortiz aka Chimp Spanner is so widely revered is not only for his music (which is admittedly awesome!) but because he’s one of the nicest people working in music. When we saw this photo of Paul (and Boris in the background) it summed up everything we love about him. Check out the rest of the set by Bust It Away Photography.

If you’ve not yet heard Chimp Spanner’s work - check out his tracks on bandcamp where you can listen for free and download or buy the physical album.

Out on the road for the first time across England, Chimp Spanner are on tour with label mates Aliases and Cyclamen. The tour hits Brighton tonight and finishes up on Monday in Coventry. If you’ve not yet caught it, get along to one of the two remaining shows and fill up on some top class tech and progressive metal.

Aliases Live in Manchester

Got a message from @bluehazeburnout saying she’d been at the Tech Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself tour on the opening night in Manchester. She took some pics of Aliases - see below and click the link to view her full set. Nice!

If you’ve been to any of the shows and caught any photos, get in touch!

Full credit@ @bluehazeburnout - http://bluehazeburnout.deviantart.com/gallery/

PHOTOS: TYBYWY Tour - Leeds!

James Thompson from James Thompson Photography was in Leeds last night capturing all the action from the Tech Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself tour. To view the full set check out the series here. (Click on Hayatos face to get into the full set of pics)

Aliases - http://www.facebook.com/aliasesband

Aliases - http://www.facebook.com/aliasesband

Chimp Spanner - http://www.facebook.com/chimpspanner

Cyclamen - http://www.facebook.com/thiscyclamen

All photo credits: James T Photo

The Arusha Accord signing all their pre-orders. Grab a copy here - http://www.basickrecords.bigcartel.com/artist/the-arusha-accord

The Arusha Accord signing all their pre-orders. Grab a copy here - http://www.basickrecords.bigcartel.com/artist/the-arusha-accord

Out on Monday 18th April via Basick Records -  worldwide re-release of The Arusha Accord’s debut album ‘The Echo Verses' as a 2-disc digipack collectors edition which will be bundled with the bands original debut 'Nightmares Of The Ocean'  EP, along with exclusive videos, photos and multimedia content, as well  as much sought after guitar/bass and drum tabs to each of the bands  songs.




Paul Green, vocalist with the band comments: “We’re ecstatic about this release, a  celebration of coming home and also a milestone that will see us move  on from TEV. It’s great to be  getting TEV & NOTO into stores across the world, something that  really had been missing for us and of course, you guys! With all the  tabs for TEV now there for you guys, let’s see how you get on trying to  learn those bastards ;)
 This release truly means the end to a  chapter for the band… We’ve learnt a hell of a lot about our sound and  what we want from music over these past 2 years… As you know  we’re working on a new record; the guys have been throwing stuff back  and forth to each other and i can assure you, it’s incredible! We have  always aimed to push the boundaries with our sound, and the new material  is even more beautiful and as disgusting as anything we have written to  date. I think its too early for us to give anything away but we are  dipping back into our roots and also looking at new areas for  inspiration… Lets hope we can finish this as well as we’ve started!  ;)”
LTD EDITION CD/TEE PACKS AVAILABLE FROM THE BASICK STORE - £16.99
http://basickrecords.bigcartel.com/artist/the-arusha-accord


CD PACKS AVAILABLE FROM OUR ONLINE STORE FOR £8.99
http://basickrecords.bigcartel.com/artist/the-arusha-accord

Out on Monday 18th April via Basick Records - worldwide re-release of The Arusha Accord’s debut album ‘The Echo Verses' as a 2-disc digipack collectors edition which will be bundled with the bands original debut 'Nightmares Of The Ocean' EP, along with exclusive videos, photos and multimedia content, as well as much sought after guitar/bass and drum tabs to each of the bands songs.

Paul Green, vocalist with the band comments:

“We’re ecstatic about this release, a celebration of coming home and also a milestone that will see us move on from TEV. It’s great to be getting TEV & NOTO into stores across the world, something that really had been missing for us and of course, you guys! With all the tabs for TEV now there for you guys, let’s see how you get on trying to learn those bastards ;)


This release truly means the end to a chapter for the band… We’ve learnt a hell of a lot about our sound and what we want from music over these past 2 years…
As you know we’re working on a new record; the guys have been throwing stuff back and forth to each other and i can assure you, it’s incredible! We have always aimed to push the boundaries with our sound, and the new material is even more beautiful and as disgusting as anything we have written to date. I think its too early for us to give anything away but we are dipping back into our roots and also looking at new areas for inspiration… Lets hope we can finish this as well as we’ve started! ;)”


LTD EDITION CD/TEE PACKS AVAILABLE FROM THE BASICK STORE - £16.99

http://basickrecords.bigcartel.com/artist/the-arusha-accord

CD PACKS AVAILABLE FROM OUR ONLINE STORE FOR £8.99

http://basickrecords.bigcartel.com/artist/the-arusha-accord


INTERVIEW: Paul Green (The Arusha Accord)

In July last year The Arusha Accord announced they were going on hiatus until further notice, hung up their guitars and packed their vocalists away in an airtight box. And that was that. Tech fans mourned. God was allegedly so angry he shook the sky

And like relentless rabid badgers Basick never gave up on The Arusha Accord, poking them with sticks at every opportunity until we ground them down because good bands should not be allowed to languish in obscurity. I mean…look how good they are - look at this happy baby!! LOOK AT IT!

Today we’re pleased to say that Arusha are back, Back for Good, back safe and sound in the arms of the Basick family where we plan to keep them locked in the cellar, pumping out complex time signatures until their fingers fall off from leprosy.

The deal will see a worldwide re-release of the bands debut album ‘The Echo Verses’ as a 2-disc digi-pack collectors edition on April 18th 2011, which will be bundled with the bands original debut ‘Nightmares Of The Ocean’ EP, along with exclusive videos, photos and multimedia content, as well as much sought after guitar/bass and drum tabs to each of the band’s songs.

The band are also currently working hard at writing for their follow up record, also due to be released with Basick in the not-so-distant future.

Deep within the confines of his Basick prison cell, vocalist Paul Green gave us this insightful interview.

NAME: Paul Green

WEAPON: Throat

BAND: The Arusha Accord

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I love The Arusha Accord. Where have you been and why have my ears been denied your technical spasticity?

Thanks :) In all honesty we’ve been taking a break from music for the past few months. As everyone knows we announced our hiatus during the summer, which has meant we could concentrate on other bits in our lives such as University. It’s also given us a breather from practising/shows etc so we can write parts that will hopefully form the skeleton for our new release.

You’ve returned home to Basick. How does it feel to be part of the family again? Do we need to nail you down so you don’t escape again?

It’s great to be back! We’ve always had a close relationship with Basick & Barley.
He’s been like a big brother to us since we met him at our 3rd show. I think that the bands Basick sign & the label ethic speak for itself. Plus some of our best buds are in those other bands so its win win!!!No need to nail us down we’re home for good!
 
For those people unaware of The Arusha Accord – how would you describe your music to them and why should they part with their hard earned pennies to own something of yours?

Complex, Layered, Wacky, Lucid, Vile & Serene. It’s a everything and then it’s the opposite in the next bar, it’s unpredictable at best! We spend a very long time making sure our tracks continue to offer something new on each listen. As pretentious as it sounds we want our music to have legacy and not short term success.

What are three things you would like to accomplish with the band in the next year?

1. some real headway on the new record
2. to make an impact in the US/Rest of the World with this new re-release
3. to try new methods & styles within our music, expanding on what we have achieved to create something truly special
4. free Nelson Mandela

 
What question are you tired of answering in interviews?

Everybody and I mean even people who know us well as a band assume that Alex and I are brothers. It doesn’t piss me off but Green is a pretty common English surname & everyone knows Alex is actually my dad!
 
Is sex with a robot okay if for all intents and purposes it looks like a person?

Personally I wouldn’t , however my good friend Pete told me once he wished some mannequins were real because he’d love a piece! Therefore I think Pete would probably do a robot chick as well and he’s a good friend, I couldn’t hold it against him, so its fine by me! On the subject, I heard R2D2 was just a giant Flesh light?!


Here’s a big shitty stick. Who you going to beat with it?

Everyone who likes to have a negative opinion on music but has zero knowledge to back it up! f*cking idiots!!!!!!!!

For more information on The Arusha Accord - please click here. If you would like to arrange an interview with the band, please get in touch with us here

Team Basick were out last night in Luton putting up posters for our Birthday Party on Saturday. It’s gonna be an awesome night. Can’t wait!

Team Basick were out last night in Luton putting up posters for our Birthday Party on Saturday. It’s gonna be an awesome night. Can’t wait!