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Shadow Assembly

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Shadow Assembly is a newly formed Gothic Rock recording project made up of Brandon Pybus (vocals, synthesizer) of Sonsombre, and Michael Louis (guitar, bass, drums, synthesizer) of Chronic Twilight.  The resulting sounds are pure Gothic Rock with of the most sinister variety.

Both headstrong songwriters in the Gothic genre, the pair wanted to challenge and expand on what they do best, individually.  Louis’ artistic gratification comes from concentrating solely on writing, recording, and producing instrumental tracks, while Pybus earnestly attends to lyrics, vocals, and mixing.

Sonsombre broke onto the scene in the second half of 2018 with its debut album, A Funeral For The Sun, later to be released by Post Gothic Records.   Pybus’ dramatic vocal style has been well received in the Gothic community.  With A Funeral… and the newly released sophomore album “The Veils of Ending” selling well and generating an underground buzz, it is the same dedication to quality, and all things Goth, that Pybus brings to Shadow Assembly.

Chronic Twilight has been making a name for itself since 2017, now with 3 releases to its’ credit (two of which are on Wave Records), and several videos.  Louis’ musical influences span Glitter Rock, Punk, Ambient, Goth, Progressive, and Americana, which are evident in his songwriting.  Fans of both Chronic Twilight and Sonsombre are sure to enjoy hearing the musical melting pot transpire in Shadow Assembly’s upcoming debut single, Black Shadow of Me.

Ghostcrawl, Shadow Assembly’s debut full-length album, was released digitally in June of 2019, and will have a forthcoming physical release on Oskar TerramortisPost Gothic label.  For more information and updates, like and follow Shadow Assembly’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/ShadowAssembly.

ShadowAssembly.Bandcamp.com

Facebook.com/ShadowAssembly

ChronicTwilight.Bandcamp.com

Facebook.com/ChronicTwilight

Twitter.com/ChronicTwilight | @ChronicTwilight

Sonsombre.Bandcamp.com

Twitter.com/Sonsombre | @Sonsombre

Sonsombre – Fear (Official Video)

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Sonsombre is back with their second official video for “Fear”, the fifth track from their album “The Veils of Ending”.

PREVIOUSLY ON POST GOTHIC

Firmly rooted in the Goth Rock tradition of bands like The Wake, Nosferatu, and The Fields of the NephilimSonsombre evokes the sound and feel of the early 90’s second wave.  Founding member, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Brandon Pybus is a long-time veteran of the metal underground, with more than 12 releases to date with bands such as LycanthropyEye of the SunSuhgurimShield Breaker, and Wytch Goat.   In 2016, with a desire to return to the melodic roots and sounds of the classic Goth bands that shaped the genre, but with a nod to modern classics such as NFDSonsombre was conceptualized.

Several songs were recorded but not released.  Then, in early 2018 the concept was resurrected and more songs were recorded.  As the project took shape, “A Funeral For The Sun” emerged.  In the hopes that this release would re-create the feelings and emotions listening to bands like Suspiria, The Sisters of MercyRosetta Stone, and the like, the decision was made to release the record independently and with no conception of how it would be received.  Fortunately, the response was immediate and positive, with many DJs, podcasters, and Goth Rock fans from around the globe expressing their appreciation for the spirit and execution of “A Funeral For The Sun”.

Oskar Terramortis’ Post Gothic records will release “A Funeral For The Sun” as a limited edition digipaCk in January of 2019.  The body of Oskar’s work from Gothic Music Records and Post Gothic records make this a perfect fit.  Sonsombre is currently working on a follow-on album tentatively scheduled for release in the Spring of 2019 and is preparing for live dates throughout 2019 in support of these releases.

THE NOSFERATU

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THE NOSFERATU
Louis DeWray

Shadows under a sodium lamp at Ash Vale station and the power cut after the UK storm of ’87, Janicek and Deville’s impeccable accuracy, and the jealousy, revenge, love, anger, and loss of 1990. A long lost postal romance, the terrifying, beautiful consequences of naivety, the look in an eye, the falling acid face of death in a mirror and the sound and the rush of air in an underground station somewhere in London, like red lights in a dream. The last one to leave because you don’t want it to end. Chemicals, Naturals, flashing red lights, burning white lights in closed eyes, white horses, dinosaurs in birds scaled faces, feeling closer to someone far away because you’re sharing the moon. Patchouli & lipstick on leather, when First & Last & Always was a weapon, thoughts of belonging but where nothing exists. The inflection in the last note of The Cure’s ‘Fight’. death, Death and DEATH. Electronic hand-claps, the twist of dancing stripe-y tights and the disguise in a fringe. All the friends, places and debts never to have met, seen or owed a moment to were we’d not to have been THE NOSFERATU.

A return to the 100% no compromise gothic rock that made the Legend and Rise albums what they were with songs like Siren, Dark Angel, Close, Alone and many more.

Vocals – Louis DeWray
Bass – Vlad Janicek
Guitar – Rob Leydon (Red Sun Revival)
Drums – Chris Clark (Alien Creation/Karmasutra)

and live

Backing Vocals – Anastasia Resurrection (Down From Below)

More news soon.

First live show Friday 29/11 The Underworld, Camden.

Ticket news to follow with an extra surprise or two.

Sonsombre

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Firmly rooted in the Goth Rock tradition of bands like The Wake, Nosferatu, and The Fields of the Nephilim, Sonsombre evokes the sound and feel of the early 90’s second wave.  Founding member, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Brandon Pybus is a long-time veteran of the metal underground, with more than 12 releases to date with bands such as Lycanthropy, Eye of the Sun, Suhgurim, Shield Breaker, and Wytch Goat.   In 2016, with a desire to return to the melodic roots and sounds of the classic Goth bands that shaped the genre, but with a nod to modern classics such as NFD, Sonsombre was conceptualized. 

Several songs were recorded but not released.  Then, in early 2018 the concept was resurrected and more songs were recorded.  As the project took shape, “A Funeral For The Sun” emerged.  In the hopes that this release would re-create the feelings and emotions listening to bands like Suspiria, The Sisters of Mercy, Rosetta Stone, and the like, the decision was made to release the record independently and with no conception of how it would be received.  Fortunately, the response was immediate and positive, with many DJs, podcasters, and Goth Rock fans from around the globe expressing their appreciation for the spirit and execution of “A Funeral For The Sun”. 

Oskar TerramortisPost Gothic records will release “A Funeral For The Sun” as a limited edition digi-pak in January of 2019.  The body of Oskar’s work from Gothic Music Records and Post Gothic records make this a perfect fit.  Sonsombre is currently working on a follow-on album tentatively scheduled for release in the Spring of 2019 and is preparing for live dates throughout 2019 in support of these releases.

Sonsombre on Spotify
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