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Hardcore/metal grinders Vorvan from Moscow RU are visiting Amsterdam for the very first time to present their latest album "Once Love Was Lost" which was mixed and mastered by American producers Kurt Ballou (Converge) and Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise)
"dive right to the bottom and feel the power of whale punk"

VORVAÑ (RU, crust/hardcore/punk)
Vorvaň from Russia was formed by guitarist Eugene Cherevkov who had left his previous band Tombstone Piledriver and started the new project in 2009 in Moscow with an idea of playing fast mix of metal and punk. In February 2012 Vorvaň released their debut EP "Sailing the Vastness of Oceans" via Gorgona Records limited to only 500 CD copies. As expected, it was influenced by Converge, Disfear and Mastodon. After the "Sailing the Vastness of Oceans" release a fresh line-up went on in November 2012 and joined the CIS tour by the end of year. During 2013 Vorvaň were actively playing local shows, sharing the stage with such bands as Napalm Death, Extreme Noise Terror. In October, the band releases a digital EP “In Gloom” consisting of four new songs where they presented much more aggressive and solid sound, more experimental and chaotic. 2014, Vorvaň opened their new recording studio and went on their first headlining European tour. The band played shows with Converge, Kylesa, Architects. Whole of 2015 was spent on new material and experiments with recording and finally, Vorvaň finished working on their first longplay album “Once Love Was Lost” which was mixed and mastered by American producers Kurt Ballou (Converge) and Brad Boatright (From Ashes Rise). In September 2016, Vorvaň premiered the new song “The Black Kaleidoscope” featuring guest vocals of Armin Schweiger (Afgrund/Distaste), quickly followed by their new official music video release on the song “When Serpent Strikes First”. New song “Sirens” features guest appearance of Meghan O’Neil known as a vocalist for San Francisco-based Punch and Super Unison. “Once Love Was Lost” was officially released via Wooaaargh and Darkened Days Records on double coloured vinyls. This press includes a 32-page booklet with the lyrics plus artwork.


THE FLESH (NL, dark hardcore/crust/punk)
Four degenerates crawled from under the remains of the dead, spewing forth songs in praise of spiritual, physical and emotional erosion. A full-on attack on conformity, hope and sensibility. File under blackened misanthropic hardcore-punk.
(No band camp or Facebook page yet, this is the first live show of the band.)

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Monday, 20 November, 2017 (All day)


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