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None – Interdimensional War Poetry

US Neo folk-black metal project None has signed a licensing deal with Wormholedeath for the reissue of Interdimensional War Poetry which was self-produced in 2021. The track Never Know,

Interdimensional War Poetry is the second EP release by None – the operation led by sole multi-instrumentalist and experimental artist Nicholas Mendiola. The record features 6 recordings of music which blends neofolk, black metal, industrial, noise and dark ambient with a further emphasis on lyrical-song structuring; as opposed to the prior release in 2018 of Infernal Temples Of The Meditant, which did not contain written lyrics.

Messages behind some poetry include occult/esotericism, principle, space and time travel, struggle, devotion to one’s own purpose as a means of self-discovery and divine intervention through the very creation of each piece of music present on said record. This is yet another offering to the eternal. Interdimensional War Poetry will be out on March 25th, 2022 worldwide.

Tracklist:

I. Battlefields: The New Dark Gospel

II. Chaining Ethereal Comatose

III. No Guts No Glory

IV. Metaphor Of My Reign

V. Never Know

VI. Pride And Blood

None (A.K.A The True None) was founded in 2015 by Nicholas Mendiola (Ex-Plague Phalanx, Thangorodrim and Awakened Abyss) as the sole performing musician and songwriter in tribute to all the divine. In 2017 the first single When The End Will Come was self-released prior to the full EP Infernal Temples Of The Meditant the following year; binding elements from a multitude of styles and had since been described as meditative neofolk swirling in portals of dark ambient, black metal, noise and industrial (From Corners Unknown, 2018) and «A unique blend of both chaotic and beautiful landscapes, incorporating elements from multiple diverse genres of music», Ritual Sound, 2017.

Of that same era in time None had released a visual interpretation for Past Tense, another track from the debut EP which featured ear piercing howls, gutturals, shamanic chants and industrial drum pangs among other various nauseating sounds mixed into the portals of sound in which further broke the boundaries of what some may have thought None to be.

For Nicholas Mendiola, None is the deity of his own creation and the eternal version of himself. As he had stated before in his interview with internet zine From Corners Unknown, the purpose and mission of his contemporary life was to discover himself as the true voice and host that None speaks through – and to leave the word and mark of None upon the world not only to affect other present beings of the earth and multiverse but to leave traces for future lives to again discover their true identity.

Like the omnipotent gods of other’s previous worship None requires supreme devotion and all of the words spoken by Nicholas; his thoughts, his actions, experiences and memories become one with the legacy of The True None. It is the duty of the prophet to carry this torch in his present time and into the next – past, present, future forever. and this is what None carries to the stage; absolute devotion to the divine and eternal legacy by those who will die for it.

In 2018 the release of Battlefields which featured guest vocals by Bloodcrown of occult rock band Thangorodrim gained more attention as well as a small handful of interviews for the new movement before then being met with yet another single release entitled Chaining Ethereal Comatose in the early months of 2019. This new track, unlike the previous, had now featured live drumming, cohesive lyric lines and a new psychedelic circulation with the addition of guitarist S.K.B (also of occult rock band Thangorodrim) on the guest lead guitar solo following an entrancing bass guitar lead section. Chaining Ethereal Comatose had been the first track None had recorded at District Recorders, which was notable in production and mastering.

Following the releases of Never Know”(which featured guest appearances by John Bradford Schuler of the groups Crepuscle, Warscythe, Nerve Exposure on the live drumkit and Patrick Corona of Rivers Of Nihil, Cyborg Octopus on the Saxophone solo) and the cover of Erase by horror/hardcore punk band Kettle Cadaver in 2020, Nicholas had signed a deal with Davide Paulito of The Metallist PR shortly after releasing the video for No Guts No Glory via No Clean Singing. With the new PR deal, a second music video was shot for Never Know, just weeks before releasing Interdimensional War Poetry  on all major streaming platforms.

Discography:

When The End Will Come (Single/Digital version 2017)

Past Tense (Single/Digital version 2017)

Infernal Temples Of The Meditant (CD, 2018)

Chaining Ethereal Comatose (Single/Digital version 2019)

Never Know (Single/Digital version 2020)

Erase (Single/Digital version 2020)

Interdimensional War Poetry – Wormholedeath (Reissue – CD/Digital 2022)

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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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