Split 10'' Plebeian Grandstand​/​Cortez

by Cortez

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Tolosian plebs and long-time-no-see swiss cross their swords on this exclusive 10" split, each band carving their grooves with an unique twelve minute-long track.

On tail side, PLEBEIAN GRANDSTAND confirms their hegemony in terms of frightening chaos : the ghostly "I.W.W.O.Y.T.W.Y.W.O.M" starts like a long and punishing funeral procession, just before the thunder strikes the cortege. Becoming less hardcore-oriented and more experimental - while always sustaining a rare intensity-, the band leaves their comfort zone with this hypnotic track swinging between sludge/drone and black metal.

Heads, after seven years of silence and a full-length ("Initial") that left a deep impression, "A.F.D.N.T.E.D.E.V.L.S." marks the comeback of CORTEZ's acrid and corrosive noisecore. Still bass-less, still as harsh as ever, the swiss trio delivers a massive piece filled with a nearly luminous imperial slowness. An opportunity to check that the band hasn't lost its touch, entangling crushed rhythms and powerful emotional discharges.

Artwork (to come) by Romain Barbot - iamsailor.com

Co-release between Throatruiner (FR) Basement Apes (FR) & Get A Life (CH)


released October 15, 2012

Cortez emerged from a telluric womb in Switzerland in 2001 as an unusual power-trio: drum, guitar, singer. They came searching for sounds, and charismatically crying a huge, dense and corrosive one themselves.
Astonishing the audience’s mind by its intense and incandescent charisma on stage, the resulting display is pure passion, melancholy, and fundamentally human – perhaps all too human – emotion.
Their raw ingredients include musical materials from post-hardcore, noise, and metal. However, they are not bound by conventional genres. They interpret, blend and reinterpret musical concepts to form their own unique sound.
Cortez has toured Europe and Russia with many great bands, including THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, ISIS, UNSANE, JESU, GOJIRA, BURST, THE OCEAN, KEN MODE... Among others.


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Cortez Switzerland

CORTEZ present a masterful display of roiling metallic hardcore on their crushing new album 'No More Conqueror'.
This thing is a colossal sounding clash of sounds, with a massive production courtesy of Raphael Bovey (Zatokrev, Impure Wilhelmina, Convulsif).
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