Band of the Day

2014.04.06

Beastmilk

Bouts of doomsday tension and bitter melancholy born of a nuclear winter in Helsinki, Finland
As if one fearless kiss could crush 
this joy-burner's grasp compressing into dust.
lyrics from Love In A Cold World

"Elements of a gloomier Joy Division, an angrier Echo & The Bunnymen, a medicated Killing Joke and even a lush layering of Peter Murphy"

With what Metal.de calls “bissel Schmutz,” Beastmilk were born of a Nuclear winter in Helsinki Finland in 2010. Formed by Goatspeed and Kvohst, during bouts of doomsday tension and bitter melancholy. These void-mothers kick out an irradiated dust of what they appropriately dub “apocalyptic post-punk.” Their debut demo “White Stains On Black Tape” sold out pretty fast and earned the attention of Darkthrone’s Fenriz, who made it one of his favorites of 2010. Metal Hammer Germany wrote that “Beastmilk sounds like the secret recording from a psychedelic mass, located stylistically between Roky Erickson, early Misfits and The Devil’s Blood.” They quickly gained the recognition of Finnish label Svart Records and inked a deal to repress the demo on wax along with their next release, both on 7” vinyl.

"wicked …trippy . .dreamy …and pretty fucking epic" said rocknreelreviews about their follow-up 7" "Use Your Deluge," and avantgarde-metal.com called it "downer death-rock, heavily indebted to the ilks of early CHRISTIAN DEATH and similar noctambulant cobweb-mongers."

The band have played their first show with local old-school legends, and noted band influences, Nolla Nolla Nolla & Radiopuhelimet, following up with a deluge of live shows including a New York show, an exclusive show at the Metal Magick festival in Denmark and a tour of Finland with Icelandic legends Solstafir. In June 2013 they flew out to Boston, USA, to record at GodCity Studio with the legendary Kurt Ballou (Converge), who produced their debut full-length album. The recording will be released on November 29th 2013 on LP, CD and digital, in the EU by Svart Records and in the US by Magic Bullet. The album will then also be released in the UK by Svart. Fall in with the fallout and get down with Beastmilk!

Beastmilk are: Goatspeed - guitars Kvohst - voice Arino - bass Paile - drums