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Wednesday, 25 May 2016

APOSTLES OF ERIS

GenresPunk / Hardcore / Emo / Screamo / Emo-violence / Skramz / Metal / Ambient / Noise / Videogame / Experimental / Prog
Related artistsVan Hagarмятеж, Karoshi and Altar Of Complaints.
CountryNashville, Tennesee/Richmond, Virginia USA
Years Active2013-present
Song: "Putting Faith Into Fantasy"
Album: "The World That Summer split"
Year: 2016
For fans ofA Flower Kollapsed, Storm{o}, Cease Upon The CapitolEndamori, Dolcim, Crows-An-Wra, Capsule, People's Temple Project, Daitro, Loma Prieta, Envy and Alter Of Complaints aka PROPER SCREAMO.
Label(s): Zegema Beach Records / Dingleberry Records
This post's artist is from the March 2016 Mix. This is track #7.
You can download: the May Mix#5 right here or get the new June 2016 Mix#6 here.

APOSTLES OF ERIS is the solo project of one of my favourite people in the world, Jesse Mowery. I first came into contact with him via this blog when he submitted the incredible Altar Of Complaints material, which I then turned into a discography review and interview. We then kept in contact via facebook which eventually led to him joining мятеж on a short tour with People's Temple Project in the summer of 2015. We bonded and said we'd do a split together in the near future and voila, I got to hear his solo project and then the new band I became a part of needed a release and BAM! we had a joint effort on our hands.

APOSTLES OF ERIS has been releasing since 2013 with a 7-track digital EP called 'The Practice of Learning From Practice', followed in 2014 by a three-song digital EP titled 'Kallista' and a tracked named "I've Seen the Fnords" from 'Songs For the Dead Vol.2'. After a two year break Jesse returned with the much superior split tape with The World That Summer, a band which I do vocals for. Jesse actually asked me to do vocals on the longest song on his side of the split which he ended up christening "Putting Faith Into Fantasy" with us going back and forth in the screaming department.

Oh, but what does APOSTLES OF ERIS sound like? Well, it's kinda hard to explain, really. The early work (2013) is spacey, discordant, screamy, dreamy and trippy. Songs such as "Perpetual Lie" must be the audio equivalent of an acid trip. "Language as a Murderer" makes me think that I'm flying like Superman over jungles, misty waterfalls and canyons. There's even a song called "Untapped Mana" which I can only assume is a Magic: The Gathering reference. Hmmmm, I guess the sound on 'The Practice of Learning From Practice' could be loosely described as screamo meets video game music and drugs.

In 2014 the material shifted to a grimier, less dreamy home. The 'Kallisti' EP is dirtier, more caustic, and quicker than it's predecessor and I find the change to be quite fitting. The song "Stagnant Existence" and "We Know You Know" are prime examples of this heavier and more chaotic approach which coalesce with "I've Seen the Fnords" from the compilation to illuminate the path to the 2016 split cassette material which top even these excellent songs. Click this link to read my track by track description of his four songs on the 'The World That Summer split'. Grab the tape from the Zegema Beach Records store heeeeeya.

I'm not sure what he has planned next but I sure am excited about it!

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DISCOGRAPHY

2013 - The Practice of Learning From Practice digitalEP (stream/download here)

2014 - Kallisti digitalEP (stream/download here)
2014 - Songs For the Dead digital compilation (contributed "I've Seen the Fnords") (stream/download here)

2016 - The World That Summer split cassetteLP (stream/donate/download here)

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(2016) APOSTLES OF ERIS - "A Growing Emptiness With a Sense of Completion" (from 'The World That Summer' split)

(2016) APOSTLES OF ERIS - "Putting Faith Into Fantasy" (from 'The World That Summer' split)

(2014) APOSTLES OF ERIS - "Stagnant Existence" (from 'Kallisti')

(2014) APOSTLES OF ERIS - "I've Seen the Fnords" (from 'Songs for the Dead' vol. 2)

(2013) APOSTLES OF ERIS - "Language as a Murderer" (from 'The Practice of Learning From Practice')

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APOSTLES OF ERIS additional links
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