Every Hour Kills: A rotating collective ensemble…..

Every Hour Kills - Euclidian

Every hour wounds, but the last one kills – Anonymous.

Every Hour Kills is a rotating collective ensemble featuring the core of ex-Divinity / Enditol guitarist and producer Sacha Laskow, bassist Brent Stutsky (ex-Breach of Trust), along with vocalists Jei Doublerice (Despite Exile, Abiogenesis) and Jerrod Maxwell-Lyster (ex-Out of Your Mouth). FFO Veil of Maya, Born of Osiris, Periphery, Erra, Spiritbox. Every Hour Kills Juxtapose angular heaviness with soaring melody on Euclidian.

Every Hour Kills hailsfrom Calgary, Canada, has a reputation for putting out solid, immersive EPs and creatively artistic music videos. Their latest work Vacua is expanding on their trademark sound, albeit it’s a twisted, heavier version than what fans have got used to over the years. This new release will see a new vocalist in the form of Jei Doublerice (Abiogenesis, Despite Exile, Sensory Amusia) and with his inclusion; EHK does away with a lot of the melody and clean vocals, swapping them for brutal breakdowns and turbulent vocals. The initial glimpse into this new form is through the single Euclidian.

The single was co-written with Chris Wiseman (Currents, Shadow Of Intent) and is an introduction to the new style with Doublerice. His riffing style complements Sacha Laskow’s perfectly and what came out was an amalgamation of this technical riffing with whacky synths/time signatures/cinematic breakdown. Doublerice came in over top with his signature intense style to wrap everything up. This is the shortest song on the EP and gets in and gets out with no filler.

Acknowledging that this new EP might not be for everyone, founder, guitarist, and producer Sacha Laskow, shares that this work is the result of a «dark, tumultuous fucked up year» for him personally, along with many other people. He explains further:

 «As lucky as I am to still have work and my basic needs met, the emotional rollercoaster still affected me strongly and I ended up unemployed for a period in 2020, and thus this EP was born. It is both more human in that I collaborated more strongly with new songwriters and Jei on vocals, but also more mechanical as I also wrote with the assistance of AI creation tools, and most of the instrumentation is programmed MIDI. I feel like this is my most honest work as a writer, to express what comes to mind rather than fit into a box or template of what Every Hour Kills ‘should’ sound like. It may alienate some people but so be it! ».

Vacua will be the fourth studio release from the band, following Every Hour Kill” (2015), Fragile Machine (2018) and Re:awaken (2020). The djenty scorecore is recommended for fans of Veil Of Maya, Born of Osiris, and Periphery

Every Hour Kills was built to challenge the idea of what defines a band. Rather, the group sees itself as a constantly evolving musical collective; guest vocalists and soloists across the songs bring their own unique artistry and elevate the collective impact of Every Hour Kills’ brand. The lyrics, artwork, visuals, and themes all look toward the future, asking the key postmodern question of how will emerging technology and our humanity progress and co-exist?


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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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