Tuesday 24 March 2020


GenresPunk / Hardcore / Post-Hardcore / Metal / Metalcore / Metallic Hardcore / Math Metal / Grindcore / Black Metal / Death Metal / Progressive Metal / Experimental
Related artists: With Their Sons, Diynosaur, Yurameshi, I Love My Job, Kingdom of Eyes, coma., Hollow Rebellion and To Victory.
CountryArcata, California U.S.A.
Years Active2019-present
Song: "Mocking"
Album: "Temenigru"
Year: 2020
For fans ofA Black Rose Burial, Heartland, Genghis Tron, Meshugga, Noise Trail Immersion, Dr. Acula, Dragonforce, Beneath The Ashes, Watabou, Blind Equation, Avenged SevenfoldAs Blood Runs Black, The Black Dahlia Murder, Rings of Saturn, Enterprise Earth, Infant Annihilator, Born of Osiris, Death, The Crimson Armada, In Flames, Cynic, SeeYouSpaceCowboy, Fucking Werewolf Asso, .gif from god, Prototype, Fear Before The March of Flames, Dead To Fall, The Fall of Troy and Protest The Hero.
Label(s): Self Released / Tomb Tree Tapes
This post's artist is from the March 2020 Mix. This is track #3.
You can download: the March 2020 Mix#3 right here or get the new April 2020 Mix#4 here.

TEMENIGRU is a band from Vanja in Arcata, California. The theatrical solo project harnesses an arsenal that includes a dizzying array of metal offshoots with strong ties to the heavier, more tech-focused myspace bands. They were first introduced to me when Vanja sent me the 2019 demo for "Sigmund Sawed-Off Fucking Freud" and all I could think was sassy Genghis Tron meets SeeYouSpaceCowboy and goddamn I love this.

Fast forward to the very end of 2019 and Vanja submitted the self titled 'Temenigru' LP and Tomb Tree Tapes busted out 40 or so tapes, this time bringing metal to the forefront and branching out from the screamy, mathcore single. The mashup of the synths and screams alongside death growls, intricate metal guitarwork and huge breakdowns is done expertly and displayed from the get-go on opener "Equivalent Exchange". The next track "Tragedy of Mormegil" is an instrumental jam that doesn't hold back, it's certified instru-metal and not an interlude. "As Above So Below" is chuggy and all fuck, and once the black metal vocals kick in this becomes one of my obvious favourites. I'd be an ass not to take note of the sweet guitar harmonics as well as that eerie synth-drop breakdown at 1:40, complete with Satan himself on vocals. The opening of "Event Horizon" is cyberslam/synthcore to the max, but the song quickly shifts to demonic death metal with flourishes of fantasy metal. "The Darkness Beneath" continues the gutteral regurgitation (as does "Shadows Die Twice") while "Mocking" takes things back to the synth-driven intro, higher shrieking, palm-mutes galore and a few nice panic chords. "Summoning The Wyrm" is another instrumental song that may well be the heaviest behemoth here despite being the only song less then two minutes in length, as is "Absolution - Ascension", which is the most progressive and dare I say "posty" song on the album, making it one of my favourites. Closer "Lusting for the End of Undeath" is the dirtiest, most sinister and venomous song on the record...holy not-jesus.

I recently made a bunch of tapes for TEMENIGRU via the label Tomb Tree Tapes which turned out very nicely and come on a bunch of different colors. We made 44 in total, with 35 going to Vanja and the other 9 staying with Tomb Tree Tapes / Zegema Beach. 19 are swirl dipped on random colors and the other 25 are on plain random cassettes.



2019 - Sigmund Sawed​-​Off Fucking Freud digital single (stream/download here)

2020 - Temenigru cd/cassetteLP (stream/donate/download here) [buy tape from ZBR U.S.A. or Internationally]


(2019) TEMENIGRU - "Sigmund Sawed​-​Off Fucking Freud" (from 'Sigmund Sawed​-​Off Fucking Freud')

(2020) TEMENIGRU - "Mocking" (from 'Temenigru')

(2020) TEMENIGRU - "Absolution - Ascension" (from 'Temenigru')

(2020) TEMENIGRU - "As Above So Below" (from 'Temenigru')


TEMENIGRU additional links

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