4/30/15

RORCAL / WELLS VALLEY FEEEEEEEEEEEDBACK

Rorcal never cease to amaze us, this time they surprised us all with a doooooom track to celebrate their 10th anniversary. Here's the official statement:

"La Femme sans Tête” (the headless woman) is our 10 years anniversary celebration track and it was written and recorded in two days in the humid basement we use as a rehearsal room. Track features electronic and drone intrusions by Alexandre Rottoli. It was edited by Alexandre Rottoli, then mixed by Jean-Philippe Schopfer (Yellow Recordings) and mastered by Stéphane Kroug at Electric Room mastering. Being a Digital release only (Pay what you want on our Bandcamp), the Download includes a guideline for you to make your own album cover. 
Now: download it all, check the “How to” file, go grab some drinks and press play. Follow the instructions and send us your own creations to management[at]rorcal.com. We’ll be posting it on our Facebook and through our pages. The winner will get our new album which will be out in 2016.
With Love,"
Rorcal

Meanwhile, you can still get the latest Rorcal releases - «Világvége» and the «split with Process of Guilt» - at our webstore! We only have a few items left, so, be quick or....

Also, in the Wells Valley front this week we'll have the chance to witness two live renditions of «Matter As Regent»: today at the XVIII edition of the legendary SWR Barroselas Metal Fest and saturday at Cafe Estudantino/Viseu.


4/8/15

FEEEEDBACK UPDATE: WELLS VALLEY / BLEAK RECORDINGS @SOUNDCLOUD

We're still stunned by the awesome live presentation of «Matter as Regent» by our postprogressivetechsludgesters Wells Valley at LOUD!/Arte Sonora ROCK SESSIONS.
A big thank you goes to the 80 attendees that supported Wells Valley and Katabatic on this successful evening.

Live photos by Pedro Granada:


































Meanwhile, here's a brief reminder that we're also present at Soundcloud with the following releases. Please visit us and share it at will!


3/16/15

FEEEEDBACK update!

April 4th is coming and Arte Sonora Magazine just made available a teaser featuring Wells Valley playing some tricky chords while promoting their next gig. Just hit play on the video below!
In the same topic, over the last couple of weeks, our desks were struck by a few more ravishing reviews to «Matter as Regent». Be sure to check them out on the following lines.
As a related matter to the next Process of Guilt live performance, today a few more names were announced for Reverence Valada Festival 2015. Keep on checking the updates on this amazing bill!





Deepground DE 
"(... ) Wells Valley sind derbe fies. Vom Songwriting und vom Sound her. Die Mischung aus derbem Post Rock mit starkem Drang zum Metal in Verbindung mit “mastodonen” Songstrukturen macht die Band sehr interessant und hörenswert. Fans von Cult of Luna, The Ocean oder besagten Mastodon sowie Ulcerate sollten hier pflichtmäßig reinhören und sich in die Jungs verlieben." 5/5
By Marcus

Lords of Metal NL  
"Portugal, a kind of blind spot when it comes to metal for a lot of people. Moonspell is the best know Portuguese band and the last couple of years Process Of Guilt has gained a little fame outside of Portugal, but mainly in doom and post metal circles. Wells Valley operates more or less in the same area Process Of Guilt operates in nowadays. All the big post metal names pop into your head when listening to ‘Matter As Regent’, but somehow the band has managed to give it a little twist of their own. That twist is probably due to the Voi Vod influences which are clearly there, that angular sound that characterized Voi Vod at the time of ‘Dimension Hätröss’ is something I clearly hear here as well. The forty minutes are up before one even notices it. ‘Matter Of Regent’ is a good debut and makes me long for more." 78/100
By Marcel H.



Ave Noctum UK 
"(...)  As things rise and the vocals get coarser and more angry I’m nodding head along and looking to see if someone such as Albini or Plotkin had mixed and mastered and although not this has the sort of sound I would expect from them and it is the sort of album that I reckon could fit quite easily on the Relapse roster.(...)7/10
By Pete Woods 

Metal Blast US  
"(...) the band manages to give the record more of a unique identity with the hugely-diverse palette of influences, flaunting the grimey, bassy dirge of classic industrial, the primal fury of hardcore, the enchanting rhythm of British post-punk and the oppressive mood of doom metal, all synthesising together to create a grim, sordid aberration of a record.4/5
By Sunny 

Metal Temple GR  
"(...) Delivering "Matter As Regent," an ethereal, six-track album, this semi-experimental band tap into a dark, slow sound that can mesmerize the listener. In their February 2015 release, they stick to that sonic theme and build on the fundamentals, incorporating haunting, screaming vocals to complete the effectual sense of impending doom."
by Matt "Wolverine" Johnson






















2/23/15

Wells Valley live update and FEEEEEDBACK!

If you want to witness the first live full rendition of «Matter as Regent» don't miss out the following event and don't forget to track it on facebook!




























Over the last days «Matter as Regent» was granted with a few more reviews from around the globe: 

Metal Storm (International)
"(...) Leaving an individual impression in post-metal is often a considerable challenge for many bands that attempt to navigate a genre prone to influence and avoid direct derivation. Portugal's Wells Valley manage this admirably for a fresh outfit, pursuing sounds that are of original design in a debut entitled Matter As Regent.(...)"
By R'Vannith

Dead Rhetoric (US/Can)
"(...) Matter as Regent is appealing because of its regular sub-genre bouncing, thus allowing the band to avoid a firm sonic peg. Flanked by a mondo-pro production job and quality visuals, Matter as Regent could be a quiet creeper in both the sludge and post metal fields.(...)"
By David E. Ghelke

Shoot Me Again (Fr)
"(...) Progressivement, on rentre dans le concept et comme évoqué plus haut, la formation a bel et bien compris ce qu'il fallait comme qualités pour honorer l'étiquette Post-Metal en 2015. WELLS VALLEY ouvre de nouvelles perspectives au genre et l'on espère que le groupe ne sera ni le dernier à innover, ni le premier d'un nouveau mouvement récupéré. Place à l'originalité avec ce Matter As Regent de WELLS VALLEY.(...)"
By Fred

On a final note, just press play in the episode 39 of Groovy Sounds From The Underground and, besides "Star Over A Wheel", you might find something of your interest!

2/18/15

Process of Guilt @Reverence Valada 2015 / Wells Valley @SWRXVIII

This week presented us with two awesome confirmations!
After a remarkable and powerful performance at the previous edition - one that still echoes to this day - Process of Guilt will return to Reverence Valada Festival 2015
Be quick and you can grab one of the last few splits with Rorcal still available in the following link
On the postprogressivetechsludgy field, Wells Valley will continue the live promotion of their recent «Matter as Regent» - available here - in the Day 1 of the already mythic SWR Barroselas Metalfest XVIII.
Be there and support these amazing live acts!



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