Within the vast territory of sounds that stretches between post-rock and metal, Labirinto are South America’s most well-known band… and one of the very few outfits whose name and reputation has reached European and North American shores.
On February 10th, the band will be releasing their new album, Gehenna, via Pelagic Records. A record that promises to be the “band’s heaviest and darkest release to date”, conceptualized and scored by guitar player Eric Cruxen, who along with his wife and founding member Muriel Curi forms the backbone of Labirinto.
Today we have the pleasure of premiere the band’s brand new video for “Mal Sacré”, a beautifully shot video in black and white that meshes together pictures that compose the nature – water, earth, fire, stone, etc. Check it out below.
Gehenna is already the band’s 9th release, but only the sophomore album – their back catalogue is made up of a number of EPs and split EOs (with THISQUIETARMY among others). For Gehenna, they invited producer legend Billy Anderson – known for his works with Melvins, Neurosis, Swans, etc. – to Brazil. But the 9 days with Anderson were not free from trouble. “We tracked drums, bass and guitars live, and used the emergency stairs as a reverb chamber, which was really cool“, comments Curi. “But on the 2nd day and on the first take of the first track, the studio’s console broke down.” The band kept their chins up and replaced the broken desk. The result of Billy Anderson’s 9 days in Brazil is an atmospherically dense and massively heavy instrumental record. The album features 10 tracks, and one of them, Locrus, is a collaborative effort with the Belgian guitarist Mathieu Vandekerckhove (Amenra / Syndrome).