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As has become customary for our birthday celebrations, we’re extremely excited to bring you another compilation album featuring the cream of the North East crop.

The album is FREE to download from our Bandcamp page; today, we focus on Kylver’s The Feast of the Mountain Ghost.

Kylver – The Feast Of The Mountain Ghost

One of the most innovative bands in the North East, four-piece Kylver craft awe-inspiring works of instrumental progressive rock, adding elements of doom, metal and post-rock into the mix with spectacular results.

Formed in late 2013, Kylver released their debut album in May 2015, receiving heaps of praise from the likes of Prog Magazine. The Mountain Ghost, a forty-minute long concept record which tells the tale of a spirit tormenting a village nestled in the shadow of his mountain home, is an epic journey of sheer technical wizardry.

Featured on their debut, The Feast Of The Mountain Ghost is an enthralling listen, opening with sinister piano tinkling, teasing a sense of unease before exploding into a cacophony of doomy riffs; a master class in atmospherics. “The track came from Neil’s opening plangent piano part and just grew from there,” explains guitarist Jonny Scott. “We knew where we wanted to take it as the concept for the album was also starting to develop, meandering along an unsuspecting path before taking a darker turn.”

 

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