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Ashtar is a duo from Basel, Switzerland, formed in 2012 by drummer of Phased and ex-bassist/vocalist from shEver. They create a haunting, magic blend of Black Metal, Sludge and Doom – an intuitive, intense hybrid of down-tuned archaic riffing, heavy bass and desperately sick vocals with layered, eerie-saturnine melodies, telling about abyss and beauty, melancholy and chaos.

Ashtar's debut album «Ilmasaari» was recorded between December 2013 and April 2014 at OSA Crypt in Greifensee, Switzerland. It has been mixed and mastered by Greg Chandler (Esoteric, Lychgate) at Priory Recording Studios in Birmingham, UK. Czar Of Bullets is proud to release «Ilmasaari» in June 2015. Along with this CD release there will be a limited tape edition via the French label Antiq. The vinyl version is going to see the light of day in early autumn through Throne Records. 

 

 

Expenzer Collage

Four Swiss musicians, an 18 years old underground institution, found a fifth member - the singer who completed the brand-new Thrash monster EXPENZER.

To describe their sound, imagine the brash „kick in the door“, feeling from Pantera's Cowboys from Hell - the drive, never lettig up, like The Haunted's“...made me do it“ and the class of acts like Testament or ExodusJoin this exciting ride on a runaway train, steared into traffic, on purpose...with EXPENZER's debut album, KILL THE CONDUCTOR.

You get something special when you combine the experience of musicians that grew together in nearly two decades of rehersals, concerts, recordings and the passion of a fresh born band, unleashing it's unspoilt energy. All the members in EXPENZER created the foundation for their debut album, together in various combinations, on different terrains, to finally combine all their strenght on one target : to KILL THE CONDUCTOR!

In the Summer of 2014, all the stars fell in line and created an electrifying force behind this collaboration, that unfolded during the first live performances of the band, wich put them on a festival bill amongst Kreator, Vader or Satyricon, and concerts with Swiss Class Acts, like Gurd or Poltergeist, proving their ground, with an untamed joy to play on stage. The music was created fluently and focused, though the characters’ history with each other and a collective mindset on a distinct style and attidute, in the songs you'll hear. 

In the same year "Kill The Conductor" was recorded, mixed and mastered by V.O. Pulver (GURD) at the Little Creek Studio. We from Czar Of Bullets are proud to release the album worldwide in July 2015.

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