Mose Giganticus is a Progressive Synth Sludge Metal band from Philadephia, USA, formed in 1999. And when I say band, I mean Matt Garfield (songwriter, vocalist, programmer, drummer, and keyboardist) plus several additional musicians for live performances. The band has released three albums with 2010’s Gift Horse (released through Relapse Records) being the latest one. Gift Horse actually was one of my 2010 Top 5 albums.
I just stumbled upon Krakow on Blabbermouth – and to be honest I’m quite blown away. The four-piece comes from Bergen, Norway, plays Post-Metal (is Metal dead now?) and was founded in 2005. Within a couple of months they had already recorded their first three-track demo. Inspired by bands like Mastodon, Iron Maiden, Queens of the Stone Age or High on Fire. The cover artwork depicted above is from their upcoming full length release Diin – coming in September 2012 through Dark Essence Records.
Mastodon is an American Heavy Metal band from Atlanta, USA, formed in 1999. They have released five full-length albums to date. The video featured in this post was made for the song Spectrelight (featuring Scott Kelly of Neurosis) from their latest release The Hunter.
The video uses a kaleidoscope effect to generate symmetric patterns and images out of a few pictures. It was released about 500 hours before The Hunter was released (Sept. 27, 2011) (source). That might be the reason why the video feels like a teaser to the album and its visual content. Documented in the cover art of The Hunter – a sculpture made by AJ Fosik – being a repetitive image in the video.