New Titles Coming This Summer From Armoury Records: BLACK RIVER, PROGHMA – C, VOTUM

New Titles Coming This Summer From Armoury Records: BLACK RIVER, PROGHMA – C, VOTUM

Black ‘N’ Roll
Release Date: July 20, 2010

All-star band BLACK RIVER features within its ranks members of Behemoth, Dimmu Borgir, Neolithic and Rootwater. Black ‘N’ Roll is the band’s second full-length and offers 45 minutes of gritty, bar-ready riff rock anthems! The 11-track long player was recorded at Studio Sonus and Studio Gdansk, engineered by Malta (Behemoth) and includes the eccentric track “Jumping Queenny Flash” which is, as the title suggests, a merging of Sex Pistol’s “God Save The Queen” and The Rolling Stones’ “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” covers. Black ‘N’ Roll debuted at #20 on the official Polish charts upon its European release earlier this year. Said guitarist Kay of the offering: “It has the taste of good whiskey, it smells with sweat of girls dancing at the strip bar and with odor of car tires burnt on tarmac.” For fans of The Cult, Monster Magnet and Danzig.

Taff – Vocals (Neolithic, Testor, Geisha Goner, Rootwater)
Orion – Bass (Behemoth, Neolithic, Vesania)
Daray – Drums (Dimmu Borgir, Neolithic, Vader, Masachist, Faust et al)
Art – Guitars
Kay – Guitars (Kayzen, Kashtany, Neolithic)

Bar-do Travel
Release Date: July 27, 2010

The tale of PROGHMA-C began in 2002, when a group of experimental music aficionados decided to merge their paths of musical exploration into a single, sonic entity. The band seamlessly combine trance, ambient, rock, pop, new age, death, fusion and progressive influences into a sound that is very much their own unique, powerful beast. Debut Bar-do Travel was recorded at Studio X in Olsztyn, Poland with Szymon Czech and features nine-tracks of heady, eclectic awesomeness (including an unexpected cover of Bjork’s “Army Of Me”). PROGHMA-C wishes only to enhance the palette of our musical universe. For fans of everything from Tool to Meshuggah.

“…Bar-do Travel is the best Polish album since Decapitated’s Organic Hallucinosis and the best debut since Out Of Myself by Riverside. Definitely a must-hear…” –

Piotr “Bob” Gibner – Vocals
Pawel “Smaga” Smakulski – Guitar/Synth
Lukasz “Kuman” Kumanski – Drums
Michal “Waski” Gooretzky – Bass

Release Date: August 3, 2010

The second full-length from Polish prog/atmospheric wizards VOTUM, Metafiction is at once dark, somber and beautiful; emotional music for those who enjoy the mysteries of the human mind. The record, recorded at the famed Izabelin Studio in Poland, is a seven-track concept album that focuses as much on the music as it does the lyrics and visual art surrounding it. VOTUM’s concern is not of the particular style of music they play but rather the atmosphere pouring from within. For fans of Opeth, Porcupine Tree and Anathema.

“…Metafiction is a progressive musical puzzle. A puzzle to a psychotic search. A mindgame; look for the pieces, connect them together and write the ending of the story.” – Power Of Prog Blog

Maciej Kosinski – Vocals
Alek Salamonik – Guitars
Adam Kaczmarek – Guitars
Zbigniew Szadkowski – Kayboards
Bartek Turkowski – Bass
Adam Lukaszek – Drums