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Ligature Marks: Equally haunting and beautiful as it is ruthless and destructive…..

Ligature Marks - Set Oceans On Fire

Portland Oregon’s Ligature Marks (featuring members of 36 Crazyfists and Vintersea) will release a deluxe edition of their debut album Set OceansOn Fire on June 11th, 2021. The album will contain two new tracks, and here are the track Noise In The Signal, featuring Ian Fike of It Prevails

Vocalist Benjamin Charles commented, «We are really excited about this release of Set Oceans On Fire. It’s been a long road to get to this point and the last year certainly provided no shortage of obstacles. One thing that seems evident is that chaos can often times be a catalyst for inspiration and that seemed to be the case for us. We stuck to our goal of writing a ton of new music and managed to shoot a music video for every single song we’ve released. Being isolated with the world at a standstill over the last year the band has really had a chance to develop our own sound and we figured out how to create really good art together, but we absolutely can’t wait to get back out there».

Ligature Marks is an American metal band from Portland, Oregon formed in 2017.  Ligature Marks’ lineup is made up of some of the Pacific Northwest’s most hailed underground and established musicians, including members of 36 Crazyfists and Vintersea. Their unsigned debut album, Set Oceans On Fire, earned them incredible popularity in the Pacific Northwest; with them being specifically chosen to perform with bands such as: Gojira, Soulfly, Unearth and Skinlab.

At first glance the band’s musical style could likely fall under the blanket statement of Metalcore. Dig a little deeper and you’ll uncover depths of influences ranging from progressive metal to hardcore, and from punk to straight forward heavy metal. The pallet of guitar styles the Whinnery brothers have in their arsenal lay down brutal and melodic textures, equally haunting and beautiful as it is ruthless and destructive. Backed by the unforgivingly savage rhythm section of Dave Keller and Kyle Baltus, the perfect amount of pocket and chaos, groove is everything. The vocals of front man Benjamin Charles are raw and intelligent. Memorable lyrics delivered aggressively and without apology, equally tormented as they are hopeful.

The albums, performances, and their unique approach to their videos, including interesting release parties in haunted vintage theaters and a state of the art planetarium, have continued to push the band forward in 2021 with an extended re-release of their album Set Oceans On Fire, and an upcoming EP due out later this year.

Ligature Marks consists of:

Benjamin Charles, Vocals; Karl Whinnery, Guitar; Kyle Baltus, Drums; Dave Keller, Bass; Josh Whinnery.

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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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