Introducing: Post-metal/doom band Ikarass hailing from Basque Country!
Photo by Eneko Baceta Blanco
Ikarass is a post-metal/doom band based in Durango, Spain. The band was formed in early 2013 when Hodei G. Mendiguren and Matio Baños (both guitarists) put together their interest in heavy and extreme music. Gradually the other members were joining into the band first ot all Imanol M. Aginako (vocals), Unai Baseta (bass) and Imanol Bilbao Bernaola (drums).
Extremely influenced by post-metal classics like Neurosis, Cult Of Luna, Isis, Amenra or Russian Circles; Dark atmosphere is a constant in Ikarass sound. Ashtonising Drone and ritual/ tense ambients are intermixed with heavy riffs. Dense structures uplifts into emotional and clean guitar passages, all combined with heartbreaking and touchy vocals.
Their first record »Relapse Into Desolation« was released on March 6th, 2020.
01. Guided By Greed
02. Blood Heaven
04. Relapse Into Desolation
»Relapse Into Desolation« was recorded, mixed and mastered by Xanpe in Koba Estudios.
Album artwork by Hodei G. Mendiguren.
All music & lyrics written by Ikarass, except lyrics on »Deception« wich are adapted from Anestesia’s »Ez naiz existitzen« song.
Imanol M. Aginako – Vocals
Hodei G. Mendiguren – Guitar
Matio Baños – Guitar
Unai Baseta – Bass
Imanol Bilbao – Drums
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Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well