WASTE OF SPACE ORCHESTRA, the enigmatic collision of sonic forces between cosmic black metal conjurors Oranssi Pazuzu and ritualist doom collective Dark Buddha Rising, will release their anticipated Syntheosis full-length via Svart Records Friday April 5th.
In advance of its release, Metal Hammer is hosting an exclusive stream of the record, lauding an, “exhilarating cosmic rite,” and further elaborating, “from the initially languid, heartbeat pulse of ‘Journey To The Centre Of The Mass,’ gradually slipping off its axis as it drifts through the Mindfuck Nebula amidst teeming streaks of starburst Moog, to the sentinels-of-the-universe rite that is ‘Infinite Gate Opening’ and beyond, Syntheosis journeys into ’70s, mystical sci-fi-inspired realms both intimate and vast, and we have a stream of the album in all its brainwave-retuning wonder.”
Submit to the sounds of WASTE OF SPACE ORCHESTRA’s Syntheosis HERE.
Svart Records will release Syntheosis worldwide on CD, double LP, and digital formats on April 5th. For preorders, go to svartrecords.com/product/waste-space-syntheosis-album.
Syntheosis began as a commissioned piece prepared together by the two bands for the 2018 edition of Roadburn. When this particular behemoth lumbered into view on the 013 MainStage of the fest that year, the outcome was truly breathtaking. For seventy magical minutes an audience was enraptured by what unfolded and the psychedelic darkness divined during this particular set resonated long after the festival detritus was swept away. Syntheosis the album is not a live recording but a carefully prepared studio interpretation on which the ten musicians worked over the spring and summer of 2018. The offering was recorded and mixed by Julius Mauranen, who also worked on Oranssi Pazuzu’s Värähtelijä and can be digested as a challenging, engaging psych metal record or as a dimension-spanning, one-hour performance consisting of nine parts recounting a story of three beings and their deep search for knowledge.
“…throughout much of the album, WASTE OF SPACE ORCHESTRA seems to balance elements of sci-fi and horror scores in their effort to create an otherworldly metal experience…what WASTE OF SPACE ORCHESTRA creates is epic and evocative in its sound and structure…” — Treble
“…a twisted trip of shape-shifting psychoactive doom – groovy and heavy, heaving and harrowing, foreboding and strange, spacey and occult.” — No Clean Singing on “Seekers Reflection”
“…the record finds countless clever ways to fuse the unique atmospherics, rhythms, and songwriting tics of both collectives into one graceful supergiant as it progresses.” — Grizzly Butts”…a masterful work of avant-garde metal.” — Indy Metal Vault
“…a true cinematic experience…The masterminds behind Waste of Space Orchestra have created something that will stand the tests of time. — Metal Utopia
“The coupling is one that truly manages to capture both band’s styles, combining the psychedelic effects-laden black metal of Oranssi Pazuzu with the heavy hypnotic riffs and rhythm of Dark Buddha Rising, and the result is as fascinating and mesmerizing as fans of both bands might expect. The whole truly becomes greater than the sum of its parts.” — Loud Stuff