It is still showing up new and exciting bands. One of the most exciting things I’ve heard in a long time is the quartet Lost Tribes Of The Moon. They enter the sphere of rhythmic music with great ambitions and visions, and have released their self-titled debut release. 3 long and main compositions are showcased on the album with a vast and dense variety of influences including but not limited to forms of heavy metal, prog rock and folk. Long and indulgent song lengths give these songs the proper vehicle to fully tell each story within.
A few supplemental tracks surround the beginning, middle, and end of this album to help tie the atmosphere of this musical universe together, and which contains expanded instrumentation and sounds that open the doors even further into this auditory journey that is Lost Tribes Of The Moon….
Lost Tribes Of The Moon is a band that follows their own path musically and allows their music to speak for themselves. Based in Milwaukee,WI, Lost Tribes Of The Moon is a band that doesn’t try to be defined by one or two genres, rather using metal as it’s main vehicle of sound but citing influences ranging from 70’s hard rock, prog rock, doom, black metal, NWOBHM, folk, and ambient/experimental to make up a reference for what the listener has in store for their ears.
The band focuses on dynamics within their musicianship and proper use of inspiration to deliver a sound that doesn’t sit neatly into any single description or genre. Lost Tribes Of The Moon takes their name from a reference to Clive Barker’s Nightbreed movie and graphic novel and uses that type of dark story telling fictional (or not so) universe combined with lyrics based on stories of mythical figures and old tales to influence the vibe of this band.
Lost Tribes Of The Moon has been performing as a live band since September of 2017, but in that short time have hit the stage hard and have been a support act for such bands as Today Is The Day, Black Tusk, Immortal Bird, Doomstress, Dreadnought, Ails, Owl, Savage Master, and Vile Creature. The band’s goals for the remainder of 2018 and 2019 is to promote their debut album and venture out to further regions beyond their hometown and the midwest to share their music and live sound with more and more audiences. Never are they satisfied with being content, the band also stays focused on progressing and regularly composing new material to evolve to the next phase of their existence.
Features inside album artwork by critically acclaimed artist Martin Mercer who has worked on movies such as Nightbreed, Lord Of Illusions, Iron Man 3, Suicide Squad and Aquaman.
To show the versatility of the instrumentation, I’ll take it with you here, Jon Liedtke – Guitars, Synthesizers, Theremin, Jacob Muchin – Bass, Jeremiah Messner – Drums, Percussion, Tabla, Bells, Janine Rohde – Vocals, Screams, Violin. Guests musicians: Carl Storniolo – Singing Lids, Victor DeMichael – Gongs, Noah Mezsick, Ron Blemberg, Jon Liedtke, Jeremiah Messner – Choir Chants on Track 5