News: Stories From The Lost

Stories From The Lost • Exoplanet [LP]

By Wout Lievens

Stories From The Lost • Exoplanet [LP]

Last week we pressed Exoplanet by Stories From The Lost on 180g vinyl in two beautiful color variants: Gold/Black (50 copies) and Dark Green (80 copies). This is the first vinyl release for Stories From The Lost and the first in house pressing for dunk!records. So we can surely speak of a historical moment at dunk!HQ.

A little bit more about this album

Though they began life in 2011, the Belgian post-metal group Stories From The Lost are beginning an exciting life anew after a host of lineup changes and sonic developments since their debut For Clouds. Originally working from an instrumental template, the band folded a focus on electronic sounds into their metal foundations. As time progressed and new members joined the mix, the band eventually re-shaped themselves into the fully-realized unit that has now emerged with the release of their third album Exoplanet, which they unleashed to the (digital) world on 1 December 2017.

While the electronics remain as an integral piece of the puzzle, the band has come forth with a richer palette of sounds for this release, featuring snarling riffs and a dual vocal attack courtesy of guitarist Mathieu Vanlandtschoote and bassist Kurt Vanlandtschoote. Adding textures to their chugging, guttural sound is guitarist Glenn De Loor, while founding member Wout Lievens holds down the rhythm section with his focused drumming and provides the electronic elements and samples. Besides Lievens, one carryover from the band’s early days is the presence of Tobias Stieler (Kokomo), who mastered Expoplanet, while recording and mixing was handled by Jannes Van Rossom as Deaftone Studio.

On Exoplanet listeners can find enticing stylistic blends of post-metal and post-rock (most noticeable on the standout track Minkowski), powerfully heavy soundscapes accented by electronics and vocal samples (Obey the Martians), as well as soaring, emotional passages such as those found on Bleak Daylight. This is Stories From The Lost’s magnum opus to this juncture, the culmination of 6 years of sonic expansion and redefinition of artistic purpose. The power and confidence with which these songs approach their audience reveal a creative chemistry between members that has allowed them to propel light years beyond previous releases, utilizing an arsenal of punishing riffs and carefully measured grooves that will both batter and bewitch the listener.

— Text by David Zeidler

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dunk!pressing is up and running

By Wout Lievens

dunk!pressing is up and running

We're very excited to share the news that from now on we will be pressing all of our releases with our own hands. In our own pressing plant!

Nine months after we started building the space we can now happily say this pressing plant is up and running.

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dunk!sessions: Stories From The Lost with 'Martians' & 'Into The Light' [VIDEO]

By Wout Lievens

dunk!sessions: Stories From The Lost with 'Martians' & 'Into The Light' [VIDEO]

There's this band called Stories From The Lost rehearsing in our headquarters and recording a new album just across the dunk!fields (Deaftone). We thought it was a good idea to go and have a look how that's working out so far. Here's two brand new songs from the upcoming album titled 'Exoplanet', to be released later this year.

 

 

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