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* * * * * Aethyr * * * * *

Little is known about the secretive duo named AETHYR, aside from the fact that Mr.D and Mr.W are aliasing names of well-known professional artists who live and work somewhere in between Russia and Western Europe. One of them is a gifted musician who plays in various music bands, and the other is an acclaimed graphic and visual designer.

Their self-described “heavy-drone ritual” musical voyage was presented to the world via the group’s 2009 “Mass” EP available on “Dirgenera Quadrivium MMIX” split-release on Russian record label R.A.I.G. or “Russian Association of Independent Genres”. AETHYR’s basic approach – heavy-droning distorted guitars, rasping vintage synthesizers, programmed metallic percussions, noisy feedback, and other sound effects – was laid down on their consequent recordings and revealed an ambition to create a punishing of black and doom metal, dark ambient and harsh industrial
elements.

The second time when AETHYR was rised again with a punishing slab of blackened industrial doom on R.A.I.G. Messio (2010) is an first album but it continues the cryptic and menacing atmosphere of the debut Mass EP utilizing the leaden riffage of sub-tuned bass guitar, layers of harsh textured distortion and electronic ambience, hair-raising discordant guitar soloing and synth stabs, indecipherable ennui-laden voices and steady slow-motion martial percussions.

The duo’s apocalyptic epiphanies of future times are dark and cold borrowing equally from erratic aesthetic of industrial music and the most extreme forms of black and doom metal. Presented in a black cardboard folder with silver metallic printing and inlay. In februry of 2011 Aethyr released Cassette and MP3 EP features two ritualistic dark-scapes – “Ave A” and “Dominus” – over twenty minutes of new music recorded by Mr.D and Mr.W. As well in the end of same year to celebrate the Winter Solstice [ or Yule, or Mithra Day, or Shri Ekadashi, or Hanukkah, or St. Thomas' Day... or whatever you celebrate ] AETHYR come up with a new MP3- only EP entitled “Nihil Grail”. It consists of two previously unpublished tracks – “Nihil Grail” and “Temple of Set”. Recorded live by Mr.D and Mr.W. with Mr.S contributing live drums on the title track. This EP was a window to a brand new full-length album, which will be relesed in a first part of 2012.

Up To Date Discography:

2010 ~ Messio
2011 ~ Ave A
2011 ~ Nihil Grail “EP”
and the latest 2012 ~ Cvltvx “EP”

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< < < < < [ EDIT NOTE: 2012 EP [ Cvltvs ] Update ]. > > > > >

I’m not so much into [ Ave A ] and [ Messio ] as much as I am into [ Nihil Grail ] and the latest title [ Cvltvs "EP" ]. Actually what impresses me the most about [ Aethyr ] is that those guys gets [ BIGGER / BETTER AND LOUDER ] by the release. For those who previously had a go on [ Nihil Grail ] all I can say is that you in for a phenomenal treat on [ Cvltvs "EP ]. It’s loud, it’s dark and I definitely don’t know what to categorize them as. GO GET IT GUYS. Totally Worth The Listen.

< < < < < [ [ RAIG.RU ] | [ BANDCAMP ] | [ FACEBOOK ] | [ MYSPACE ] ]. > > > > >
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Artist – Aethyr
Album – Cvltvs “EP”
Release Date – 2012
Genre – Ambient, Dark-ambient, Post-dark ambient, Noise, Post-noise, Post-hardcore, Experimental, Industrial-black metal, Post-drone [ Even Better Than "Nihil Grail" ]

Tracklist

1. Part I & II 09:18
2. Part III & IV 10:00
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Aethry – Cvltvs “EP”
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Artist – Aethyr
Album – Nihil Grail [ EP ]
Release Date – 2011
Genre – Ambient, Dark-ambient, Black-metal, Industrial-black metal, Domm-metal [ Nihil Grail IS AWESOME ]

Tracklist

1. Nihil Grail 07:08
2. Temple Of Set 08:28
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Aethyr – Nihil Grail [ EP ]
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Artist – Aethyr
Album – Ave A
Release Date – 2011
Genre – Ambient, Dark-ambient, Black-metal, Industrial-black metal, Domm-metal

Tracklist

1. Ave A 11:39
2. Dominus 12:51
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Aethyr – Ave A
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Artist – Aethyr
Album – Messio
Release Date – 2010
Genre – Ambient, Dark-ambient, Black-metal, Industrial-black metal, Domm-metal

Tracklist

01 – Messio
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Aethyr – Messio
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Recommendations: Heirs ~ Transitional ~ London Is Burning ~ The Angelic Process ~ A Storm Of Light
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