Tuesday 6 December 2016

***2017 OMSB mp3 Mix #1 (January)***

January 2017 mp3 MIX #1
 => ***DOWNLOAD HERE*** <=
...and updates

Holy moly I am done my second schooling. I am officially a certified English As A Second Language teacher. Happy days. So, based on this, next month I will open an online Facebook community for heavy music lovers with zero tolerance for asshats and douchebags. I will moderate it but I'm hoping it will be an interactive hub for sharing bands, tours, stories, etc. that people from any culture, country or background can feel at home in and be simultaneously excited about. It will be launched at the beginning of 2017 and will be linked in the next blog update.

Speaking of January 1st, on the first day of 2017 the almighty Zampler series will hit you right in your goddamned head yet again with installment #8. Zampler #7 - MI Does the Dyin', Fleet Just Does the Flyin' is linked here and is also a free download.

Before we move on to 2017 perhaps we should sign off on 2016 first. There is voting at Form Und Leere for top picks, releases and crushes of 2016 regarding punk, hardcore, screamo and metal. I would highly recommend taking a gander and a few minutes out of your busy schedule to vote for your favourite bands and releases of the year. Go here to vote and check back again in January on Form Und Leere for the results, which I will repost here cuz that blog rules.

In Zegema Beach Records news...well, a ton is happening. Like, the following:

*** RESPIRE - Gravity and Grace 12"LP in stock here.

*** Massive Halo Of Flies distro update (Weak Wrists, Dawn Ray'd, Cloud Rat, etc.) coming next week.

*** Dec 15th = THEY SLEEP WE LIVE - Escaping the Measures of Time 12" release (watch a music video here and preorder here).

*** VI SOM ÄLSKADE VARANDRA SÅ MYCKET/мятеж artwork and tapes complete, ships next week - not an online release!!! (order here)

*** Synodus Horrenda/мятеж split cassette recordings finished, tapes coming early 2017.

*** UNDER A SKY SO BLUE tape EPs coming early 2017.

*** 8-Way 2x12" gatefold split artwork finished, titled 'Eight Feet Under' and going to press this month (eight EPs from eight bands across four countries on two 12"s).

*** January 21st ZBR Show at undisclosed house with:
- The World That Summer
- Terry Green
- La Luna
- Respire (12" Hamilton release show)

*** February 3rd ZBR show at Doors Pub with:
- The World That Summer
- Hammerhands
- Sarin
- Last Scattering

*** ZBR Fest is coming up in June on the 2nd and 3rd at Soybomb with almost 10 bands confirmed already from Canada and the USA. More info coming in 2017.

And lastly, here's the tracklisting for OMSB mix#11 that was reviewed in November.

1) SLOW MASS - Dark Dark Energy


3) THE VOGUE - Cardiac Arrest in 4/4 Time

4) GENGHIS TRON - Chapels

5) I HATE SEX - My Floating World

6) WILD GUESS - Thing

7) FLASHBULB MEMORY - Fist Through the Looking Glass

8) SHE NOTES THE CHARIOTS - Gunslingin' in the Masquerade Ballroom


10) YARMULKE - 最後に見える景色

Much love,

Dave / OMSB / ZBR


ZBR Store/Bandcamp

THEY SLEEP WE LIVE 'Escaping the Measures of Time' EP
12" (pre-order here)
(listen here)

RESPIRE 'Gravity and Grace' LP
12" (order here)
(listen here)

DREI AFFEN 'Drei Affen' EP
12" (order here)
(listen here)


***Interviews/Live shows coming up this month for sure:
- THEY SLEEP WE LIVE interview
- EYELET video interview
- THE WORLD THAT SUMMER tour diary day #1 w/Eyelet, Foxmoulder and Wimp City
- THE WORLD THAT SUMMER tour diary day #2 w/Carcajou and In The Name Of Havoc
- LIFE IN VACUUM podcast
- IL MARE DI ROSS interview

***Interviews/Live shows/premieres posted last month:
- LA LUNA video interview
мятеж tour diary - Day 6 - Swamp Fest day 2

***The following page have changes:
- nada

As always, on or around the 1st of every month, I will be posting a ZIP file with songs for the upcoming month with ALL specifics deleted from the tags, so unless you already know the band, there is NO information regarding each track.

During the following month, I will post reviews for those bands and link the tracks to the review so you can associate the two together. This way you can listen to a new song/band and have little-to-no bias. Below, I have re-posted the December mp3 mix that is used for this month's reviews.

The new OMSB mp3 Mix #1, including:
*-* my post-high school metalcore band
*-* a new band that sounds like Loftus
*-* arguably the earliest and most influential screamo band of all time
*-* a relatively unknown screamo band circa 2005 with a strong leaning towards Mara'akate and Usurp Synapse
*-* Toronto twin post-hardcore


Any bands/labels that are interested in having their stuff reviewed, please email zegemabeachrecords@gmail.com: with "Open Mind Saturated Brain" as the subject. Please keep in mind that I don't review everything, just what jives with the blog. I will, however, listen to everything you send me. I would recommend emailing with an idea for a song/album premiere 2 months prior to that song/album release date for a much stronger chance at being reviewed on this blog. Bands that have already had their discography reviewed can also submit new albums for review if they include song/album premieres.

1 comment:

  1. yarmulke is the best of Japanese screamo!