Travis Ryan Vocals on track #5
Recorded and Mixed at Inside / Outside StudiosRecorded by Gianluca Turrini e Matt Bordin
Mixed by Gianluca TurriniMastered by Bernie at Eleven Mastering
Produced by B.R.ASS Artwork, Pics & Video: Ram Das Foschi
Ottone Pesante – Apocalips
In the book of Apocalypse there are 7 trumpets that announce disasters, sufferings and death for the entire inhabitants of the world.
This destructive power of Brass has been forgotten by the human being that tried to relegate these instruments for mild and frivolous music genres.
Ottone Pesante has rediscovered the ancient tradition of devastation and with this second album "Apocalips" (two years later "Brassphemy set in score") want to show that its obscure and relentless soul is ready to bring us to the abyss once again.
So "Apocalips" means destruction of eardrums, but also self destruction of Francesco Bucci (trombone) and Paolo Raineri (Trumpet) lips. Those lips that are mistreated and stressed like never before, in order to bring this new way for instrumental music for brass, to the extreme.
In these 9 new tracks, the connections with Metal are stronger and, at the same time, there are connections with others musical worlds like contemporary music, experimental, doom, jazzcore. All the compositions are based on just the 2 voices of trombone and trumpet, but they are more various and different.
The sound is more raw and heavier, due to the sound experimentation of the brasses while the Beppe Mondini's drum is still really heavy. You can find the fast, melodic, technical, furious tracks that are already become a brand of this band, or really slow parts full of pathos, some more experimental and dodecaphonic tunes, other "orchestral / progressive" tracks and references to Black Metal.
The connections with Extreme Metal scene, comes out due to the collaboration with Travis Ryan (incredible Cattle Decapitation singer, Death Metal band from California) that makes track number 5 " The Fifth Trumpet", a real Apocalypse.
Prepare your anti-atomic shelter: OTTONE PESANTE, the trio that was able to receive respect from Jazz and Metal scenes at the same time, is about to come back!