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Novere: With the desire to venture into the sonic paths of dark, slow and heavy music!

Novere - Icarus

Novere is grounded in the gloomy sound of early postmetal. It explores the universe of human emotions and mental struggles, mixing elements of doom black metal and postrock that creates a mix of raw noisy sounds and delicate melancholic downbeats.

Based in North London and formed in 2020, Novere is a collaboration of international musicians who were brought together by the desire to venture into the sonic paths of dark, slow and heavy music.

We believe music is beautiful when it’s real. Heavier when it’s vulnerable. Powerful when it’s true. FFO: Amenra, Mastodon, Neurosis, Isis. The track Icarus,

After releasing their first EP Soulless Elements at the beginning of the year, Novere is back with their new single Icarus which further pushes the band down into that post-metal melancholy that is becoming their signature sound.

Icarus is a one-track story about rejecting dogmas that limit and dwarf our human existence. These social, political, or religious constraints tear our minds as invisible chains and drive our paths like a yoke.

The title was chosen with clear reference to Greek mythology, to celebrate the rebellious protagonist who despite odds, defied the sun and aimed to reach the gods.

The ultimate message behind the song is that even after being condemned by those around him, Icarus, as an individual, will remain untouchable, standing behind his own truth, feeling real in his pain.

Over these 8 minutes of music, Novere tries to bring the listeners through a dense emotional journey, exposing them up to the heat of the sun before crashing them down to the icy water of the sea where the body of Icarus ends up lying. The track Farewell,

The band is based in North London and formed in 2020, Novere is a collaboration of international musicians. The track Black Sky,

Summary of main events so far:

Dec 2021: First EP release and debut live with Dawnwalker and Astral Bodies

March 2022: First tour accompanied by This Sun No More

11 April 2022 : 1 DAY session at Bear Bites Horse studio with Wayne Adams to record the new single Icarus.

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About Ulf Backstrøm (7417 Articles)
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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