American hypnotic sludge/post-metal band Magnatar presents their debut album »Crushed«, out now via Seeing Red Records
Hailing from Manchester, New Hampshire, hypnotic sludge/post-metal band Magnatar presents their debut album, »Crushed«, which was released on June 3rd, 2022 via Seeing Red Records.
01. Dead Swan
02. Crown Of Thorns
04. Personal Contamination Through Mutual Unconsciouness
05. Dragged Across The Surface Of The Sun
06. Loving You Was Killing Me
08. Event Horizon
Since 2017, Magnatar have commanded their presence through high voltage amplified atmosphere. Assembled in the mountainous state of New Hampshire, the quad brings about a sound rife with hellish, off-metered dissonance and drone, introspective ambient passages, and a vocal style that transitions between harsh and hypnotic.
“»Crushed« began as a concept album, but soon transformed into to a much more personal reflection as time went on,” says guitarist, vocalist, and synth player Eric Sauter. “The album is a chronological passage of a relationship I was in that started as a loving partnership but slowly turned into me being the victim of domestic violence for a little over a year. These combined pieces of music stand to testify to the series of emotions felt while being the brunt of such a horrific experience. It serves as a glimpse into experiencing the true darkness and pure evil that can reside inside of someone, as well as the self destructive nature we hold within ourselves.”
»Crushed« was written by Magnatar.
Viola played by Zach Glennon and backup vocals from Devin Cox on the song »Crushed«.
Recorded, mixed and produced by Eric Sauter with assistance from Alex Salter, Brandon Benson and Samuel Tassey.
Mastered by Zach Weeks at God City.
Artwork by Sienna Langone.
Photography by Mike Villars.
Layout by Nestor Carrera.
“New Hampshire four-piece Magnatar struck me immediately as a band that’s striving to see what’s just beyond view of the naked eye. Their sound is continually pushing forward with bold sweeping gestures. One could almost characterize it as monstrous, but truthfully it is both beast and beauty. There are moments on »Crushed« (2022) when the vents are opened up and all hell is cast through them. Other songs on the album usher us through valleys of wonder (»Crown Of Thorns«), mountains of disturbing mystery (»Crushed«), and apocalyptic landscapes dotted with meteoric craters (»Even Horizon«).” — Doomed & Stoned
Limited edition LP with two exclusive editions on colored vinyl:
• 150 units available in Swamp Green
• 150 units available on 3 Color A Side / B Side (Black, Green, & Cream)
Order your copy here: magnatar.bandcamp.com/album/crushed
Eric Sauter – Guitar/Vocals/Synth
John Funk – Percussion
Colin Ward – Guitar/Vocals
Andrews Pagliuca – Bass
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