We’re less than a month away from the second edition of North Dissonant Voices and the two final names on the bill are finally here. One more act will play on Cave 45 during that weekend, but that will remain shrouded in mystery until stepping foot on stage. Below, a few words on the closing names on an already exquisite and challenging line-up.
For those reading this website, it is no surprise that we are absolutely thrilled to announce the second ever performance in Portuguese soil of Gnaw Their Tongues. Despite only recently starting their live activities, the main creative outlet of Mories has been crafting sumptuous horror pieces through noise and black metal for years and years. Their last, “Hymns For The Broken, Swollen and Silent” is an yet another absolute gem in the band’s storied career, taking its sound to uncharted territories again – think the clarity of “Abyss Of Longing Throats” with the dreadful nastiness we’ve come to know and love them for, as you can check for yourself here. As if the new offering wasn’t enough of a motivation, let me tell you this: if you enjoyed seeing them at Amplifest a few years ago, you might be surprised. First, because playing in Cave 45 ain’t the same as playing in Hard Club. Second, because they’ve been getting better and better, this year’s Valentines day show with Terzij De Horde and Dragged Into Sunlight was a particular highlight of this evolution, featuring a three-piece formation and the most perfect live realization of their sonic horrors I’m yet to see.
The last of the festival’s choices of promising underground black metal acts is LVTHN. If you’re thinking that’s an abbreviation for the American band, I’ve got good and bad news for you. The bad is that Wrest ain’t playing live with that one yet and you’ve been missing out on some really nice shit. The good news is that there’s a ferocious Belgium surprise awaiting for you. So here we go, LVTHN is a five-piece that has been quietly building quite the reputation on the underground scene for the past few years, with two excellent demos and a split with Mexican act Lluvia. This build up led to their first full-length “Eradication Of Nescience”, released earlier this year by Fallen Empire. The record is a perfect blend of old-school black metal with modern dissonant tendencies and therefore a perfect fit for NDV.
Recall NDV 2017 takes place on the weekend of January 20 and 21 in Porto’s Cave 45. Tickets are already available, click here for more information.