Deveykus releases debut album!

Pillar Without Mercy, the debut album by Deveykus was released via Tzadik Records on June 18, 2013!

Pillar Without Mercy, the debut album by Deveykus was released via Tzadik Records on June 18, 2013!



Deveykus

Deveykus

Dan Blacksberg – Trombone, Compositions Nick Millevoi – Guitar Yoshie Fruchter – Guitar Johnny DeBlase – Bass Eli Litwin – Drums  

Dan Blacksberg – Trombone, Compositions
Nick Millevoi – Guitar
Yoshie Fruchter – Guitar
Johnny DeBlase – Bass
Eli Litwin – Drums

 



Deveykus - Wordless Ecstacy

Deveykus – Pillar Without Mercy

An ecstatic trip thru the world of Hasidic nigunim as seen through the intense lens of Doom Metal. Inspired by bands such as Earth, and Sunn O))), the music on this album presents classic Spiritual Melodies out of the Hasidic tradition in re-composed and re-arranged versions aimed at a heavy rock sound. This is music […]

Deveykus – Pillar Without Mercy

An ecstatic trip thru the world of Hasidic nigunim as seen through the intense lens of Doom Metal. Inspired by bands such as Earth, and Sunn O))), the music on this album presents classic Spiritual Melodies out of the Hasidic tradition in re-composed and re-arranged versions aimed at a heavy rock sound. This is music that blends the spiritual fire of Hasidic melodies with Albert Ayler and Dark Metal.

Order from Tzadik Records , iTunes or Amazon



Two new albums coming soon!

Exciting news on the Upcoming Albums front! 1) I am in a new project called Deveykus that recorded an album last year which has now been picked up by Tzadik Records.  Stay tuned for more info! 2) Gun Muffs has finished recording and mixing their debut full length album.  Look for it soon at gunmuffs.bandcamp.com […]

Exciting news on the Upcoming Albums front!

1) I am in a new project called Deveykus that recorded an album last year which has now been picked up by Tzadik Records.  Stay tuned for more info!

2) Gun Muffs has finished recording and mixing their debut full length album.  Look for it soon at gunmuffs.bandcamp.com

 



Deveykus

DEVEYKUS is the newest of trombonist Dan Blacksberg’s re-imaginings of traditional Ashkenazic Jewish Music, and perhaps his most powerful to date. The mastermind behind Electric Simcha, a band that turbo-charged classic Hasidic melodies of celebration with the speed and sound of hardcore punk rock, Blacksberg delves into the spiritual side of Hasidic nigunim (wordless melodies) […]

DEVEYKUS is the newest of trombonist Dan Blacksberg’s re-imaginings of traditional Ashkenazic Jewish Music, and perhaps his most powerful to date. The mastermind behind Electric Simcha, a band that turbo-charged classic Hasidic melodies of celebration with the speed and sound of hardcore punk rock, Blacksberg delves into the spiritual side of Hasidic nigunim (wordless melodies) in order to draw out another new sound, this time inspired by Doom bands like Earth, and Sunn O))), from this well-worn tradition.

In 2012, Blacksberg brought together 4 other musicians whose work spans experimental rock, metal, and Jewish music to form the band that would execute this new sound, Deveykus. Meaning “To cleave” to god and referring to both an ecstatic, trance-like state brought on by the singing of nigunim, and the name of the style of nign meant to bring on that state, Deveykus is a new band that brings the sounds of Jewish music fully into the world of experimental doom metal.

Deveykus’ debut album, Pillar Without Mercy, was released by Tzadik Records on June 18, 2013.

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Deveykus - Wordless Ecstacy

Eskia – From Below

“From Below” is an exercise in lo-fi, home-recorded black metal. Eli began the recording process by improvising all the drum tracks in his basement. Then, almost as spontaneously, he wrote and improvised guitar & bass tracks to fit the drums, recording onto his laptop as he went. Lastly, he improvised vocals over the completed music. […]

Eskia – From Below

“From Below” is an exercise in lo-fi, home-recorded black metal. Eli began the recording process by improvising all the drum tracks in his basement. Then, almost as spontaneously, he wrote and improvised guitar & bass tracks to fit the drums, recording onto his laptop as he went. Lastly, he improvised vocals over the completed music.

Download for free on Bandcamp.com



Eskia

ESKIA is the lo-fi, mutated twin brother of Metal Blade Records artist INTENSUS. Both are “free improv extreme metal” solo projects created by multi-instrumentalist Eli Litwin. “From Below” is an exercise in lo-fi, home-recorded black metal. Eli began the recording process by improvising all the drum tracks in his basement. Then, almost as spontaneously, he […]

ESKIA is the lo-fi, mutated twin brother of Metal Blade Records artist INTENSUS. Both are “free improv extreme metal” solo projects created by multi-instrumentalist Eli Litwin.

“From Below” is an exercise in lo-fi, home-recorded black metal. Eli began the recording process by improvising all the drum tracks in his basement. Then, almost as spontaneously, he wrote and improvised guitar & bass tracks to fit the drums, recording onto his laptop as he went. Lastly, he improvised vocals over the completed music.

Download for free on Bandcamp.com



Normal Love’s new album Survival Tricks now available!

Normal Love’s new album Survival Tricks now available!

The long-awaited follow-up to their 2007 debut finds a much different Normal Love. The lineup has gone through several changes, members are now scattered between Philly and NYC, and the sound has evolved from a chamber-prog-metal onslaught into an uncanny no wave-industrial-new music cyborg. Still recognizable on Survival Tricks is the combination of complexity and […]

The long-awaited follow-up to their 2007 debut finds a much different Normal Love. The lineup has gone through several changes, members are now scattered between Philly and NYC, and the sound has evolved from a chamber-prog-metal onslaught into an uncanny no wave-industrial-new music cyborg. Still recognizable on Survival Tricks is the combination of complexity and chaos, brutality and wicked humor, reconstructed into a post-human sonic organism. —Shaun Brady / Philadelphia Citypaper

Buy it on Vinyl or CD from ugEXPLODE or Public Eyesore

Also available on iTunes and emusic



Normal Love – Survival Tricks

The long-awaited follow-up to their 2007 debut finds a much different Normal Love. The lineup has gone through several changes, members are now scattered between Philly and NYC, and the sound has evolved from a chamber-prog-metal onslaught into an uncanny no wave-industrial-new music cyborg. Still recognizable on Survival Tricks is the combination of complexity and […]

Normal Love – Survival Tricks

The long-awaited follow-up to their 2007 debut finds a much different Normal Love. The lineup has gone through several changes, members are now scattered between Philly and NYC, and the sound has evolved from a chamber-prog-metal onslaught into an uncanny no wave-industrial-new music cyborg. Still recognizable on Survival Tricks is the combination of complexity and chaos, brutality and wicked humor, reconstructed into a post-human sonic organism. —Shaun Brady / Philadelphia Citypaper

Buy it on Vinyl or CD from ugEXPLODE or Public Eyesore

Also available on iTunes and emusic



Normal Love

Normal Love

Eli Litwin – drums Alex Nagle – guitar (except in video) Evan Lipson – bass Amnon Freidlin – guitar Carlos Santiago – violin Merissa Martignoni – voice/sampler (only in video)

Eli Litwin – drums
Alex Nagle – guitar (except in video)
Evan Lipson – bass
Amnon Freidlin – guitar
Carlos Santiago – violin
Merissa Martignoni – voice/sampler (only in video)



Normal Love - The Final Sarcophagus of Darkness (composed by Eli Litwin)
Normal Love - Severe Confection (composed by Dustin Hurt)