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During a slightly sweeter-spot of our lockdown, under the kind summer sun of August 2020, instrumental progressive rock/metal four-piece Kylver accomplished the mysterious phenomenon of actually being able to enjoy a few rehearsals together. Following this, the recording of their new project, The Plague Tapes, was possible at their treasured and favourite Ouseburn utopia, The Cluny. The initial idea was to produce their third record, but with the trials and tribulations that the pandemic caused, the formation of Plan B arrived.

Seven tracks are presented as a live performance, and although there is no audience in tow, the outfit believes this is the next best thing to an authentic, all-encompassing Kylver show. Aptly named The Plague Tapes, this collection offers versions of the band’s two previously released studio albums, The Mountain Ghost and The Island, which showcases their colossal vibe and mighty force through tracks such as the urgent and thrilling The Dance Of The Mountain Ghost and The Great Storm of 1703. Also included are two unreleased tracks, Allghoi and a building and technically appealing The Frozen Sands. Kylver brings a slice of much-wanted drama, thrash and sonic theatricality to 2021.

Kylver release The Plague Tapes on 5th February


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