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Marigold –Apostate

Italian sludgy post rockers The Marigold returns with their new album Apostate, due for release via Coffin & Bolt Records / Golden Robot Records on the 23rd April. The band recently release a new single and video My Own Apostate. A dark doom damned song with a special guest on guitar: Adam Harding (Dumb Numbers, Kidbug). 

Apostate defines a high point as one of the best works the group has completed. Recorded by the Marigold and produced by the capable hands of Toshi Kasai (Melvins), in addition to that Adam Harding (Dumb Numbers, Kidbug) who not only plays on the album, he also worked on a video clip. Apostate represents the hard work The Marigold poured into the album, from magmatic slow riffs to the dreamy, murmured vocals. The Marigold delivers a melting pot of sludgy alternate death rock. Echoes of bands like the Melvins, Tool and Big Business and shine through with a grungy under belly to top it off.

Released in late April on Vinyl, CD and Cassette, Apostate is a mixture of colossal riffs, atmospheric vocals and cinematic narrative! The opinion of the band’s members is that this is the most heavy album released to date: it’s a dark journey that ranges from sludge to stoner with touches of hardcore.Th album was recorded in Marigold’s studio and then produced and mixed at Kasai’s Sound Of Sirens in Los Angeles. In the end, it was mastered by the trusty friend and historical collaborator Amaury Cambuzat.

The Marigold is among the most long-lived band in the Italian alternative rock music scene; founded by Marco Campitelli, The Marigold has been active since 1998. They still confirm their tenacity with a record based on an unconventional style.

 Founded on an idea by Marco Campitelli and born in 1998, The Marigold have gone through different line-up changes, a metamorphosis which brings them to the band as it is composed today:

Marco Campitelli: 6-string bass, guitar, vocals

Stefano Micolucci: bass

Lorenzo Di Lorenzo: drums

Many live performances, demos, compilations, have earned them the appreciation of various fans and the accolades of a variety of music magazines.  In 2004 they made their debut on Black Desert Rec (obscure branch of 8 Records) with the E.P. Divisional.

In 2007 the band releases Eretomania produced by Amaury Cambuzat (Ulan Bator and Faust), out for Idischi Del Minollo / DeAmbula Records / Debruit Et Desilence Records). Between 2007/08 the band plays in Europe.

September 2009: the band releases a new album titled Tajga always produced by Amaury Cambuzat, a dreamy album with post rock influences. In 2012 Tajgais reissued with the E.P. Let The Sun with three  live tracks, a sort of photo of the band in this period.

In 2014 the Marigold releases Kanaval produced by Toshi Kasai (Melvins, Tool, Big Business’ guitarist). This album is a return to the primitive steps of the band with a experimental sound melted to noise. The release is out in the USA with the label Already Dead & Tapes Records on cassette. Kanaval is released on CD for DeAmbula , Hyphen (BE), Icore and Riff Records (IT).

2017: after 14 years Giovanni Lanci is replaced by Lorenzo Di Lorenzo.

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (5562 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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