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Narrow House is featured in Terrorizer #252

Good news everyone: we’ve managed to get one of our songs featured on Fear Candy CD that can be found attached to the latest Terrorizer issue. http://narrowhouse.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/terrorizer.jpg

Announcing the release date for next music video

So «The Midwife to Sorrows» music video will go online on October 13th after its initial premiere at Ukrainian Doom & Depression 2014. Are you as excited as we are? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GI6M7U5iNX4

Interview for "Robex Lundgren Musik blogg"

We got some love from Sweden with Robex Lundgren interviewing us on a wide variety of subjects: "Having a full line-up is always great as you can actually play live gigs and tour thus making a name for a band. However people tend to have their own opinions and it’s hard to have a compromise that will please everyone. So being alone most of the time helps when you know exactly what you want to do." The full text can be found here: http://ghgumman.blogg.se/2014/september/interview-with-narrow-house.html

Teaser for our next music video

By now you should probably know what track from «Thanathonaut» gets a video…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jePIrDR3ESU

"Thanathonaut" reviews, part III

The Fall is here, let’s all get depressed (in a good way) together while listening to «Thanathonaut»: «Their highly atmospheric and powerful progressive doom metal captivates and elevates. Filled with striking and excellent use of saxophones, choirs and cellos the guys have produced ten strong compositions that move more towards the symphonic spectrum than anything else.» — Stoner Hive «Within the doom genre itself, Narrow House spends time with all of it. There’s hints of funeral doom, psychedelia, and some stoner moments. But not happy to stay confined to the doom tag, you’ll find elements of progressive, jazz, and even some trace black metal here to really up the ante.» — Dead Rhetoric «As the album progresses through tracks such as «Furious Thoughts of Tranquility», «The Midwife of Sorrows» and «A Sad Scream Of Silver» the driving bassline of the string section combines with the saxophone brings to mind a version of Gerry Rafferty residing in the underworld. While many fans of funeral doom will be utterly put off by this mixing of styles, the progressive or avant garde metal lovers will find lots to enjoy.» — Femetalism As always you can find all available reviews over here: http://narrowhouse.net/press PS. «Thanathonaut» has been chosen as the Album of the Month at doom-metal.com. Thank you for this honor guys!

Shooting a new music video

Well, who would now, we started to work on our new music video to celebrate five years of Narrow House activity and release of «Thanathonaut». Above you can see a photo taken at the location we’ve chosen. Surprisingly it can be found almost in the center of the Kyiv. This fortification was built almost 200 years ago and was abandoned for many years, until the brave people of 3d Sotnia of Maidan moved there to start the reconstruction. Many thanks goes to them as they made all this shooting possible. For more pictures of the location click here: https://www.facebook.com/NarrowHouseUkr/posts/834005153276975

"Thanathonaut" reviews, part II

Less summer we have, more reviews we get. Some of the recent ones are: "…Traditional — British — doom imaginative constructions are strong and definitely deserve the attention of lovers of progressive doom and / or death, even though it’s not exactly "hard" or "extreme". I recommend it even to those who come from the other side of the progressive spectrum. This transcending genre is good." — Zware Metalen: http://www.metalhead.it/?p=35044 "Halfway between traditional doom and modern heavy metal, this attractive disc creates a series of apocalyptic and dark atmospheres of great impact, moving through a fresh sound and fortified by powerful groove and careful arrangements." — Rock Metal Essence: http://www.rock-metal-essence.com/2014/08/narrow-house-thanathonaut-recensione.html "A disc that certainly needs several listens to be treated justly [...] Those who love the nonlinear sound should certainly have a listening test." — Metalhead.it: http://www.metalhead.it/?p=35044 "Okay this is a weird album, more in keeping with slightly avant-garde/symphonic black metal than Doom, but that’s a good thing, this is what i like to hear, original ideas and interesting music." — Stu’s Reviews: http://mrstu616.blogspot.com/2014/08/narrow-house-thanathonaut-cd-review.html Black metal? Okay! You can find all available reviews over here: http://narrowhouse.net/press

New "Thanathonaut" reviews

Summer is a lazy time but we still managed to get some more decent "Thanathonaut" reviews: "This album is a surprise as I wasn’t sure what to expect from the band. From the Progressive Metal-style album cover to the name that gives nothing away, this is an atypical release in many respects. This is a very good thing, as the band have produced an extremely good album that manages to ably differentiate itself from the ravening hordes whilst keeping quality levels high and having a lot of personality and colour." — Wonderbox Metal: http://wonderboxmetal.wordpress.com/2014/08/11/narrow-house-thanathonaut-review/ "They really have mastered the combination here of a bright and modern sounding guitar, hard edged and dense, with the melody of piano and saxophone and strings to create a classical metal sound heavy with emotion and atmosphere." — Ave Noctum: http://www.avenoctum.com/2014/08/narrow-house-thanathonaut-badmoodman/ "It’s actually quite hard to pick out any high spots against such an extraordinarily, consistently brilliant construction. ‘Thanathonaut’ paces itself superbly, without a wasted moment, dipping at will into gentler interludes and urgent bursts of momentum, mixing the mournful groan of the cello with some ultra-sharp guitar lines, dragging in moments of funereal battery and surging choral movement as it goes." — Doom-Metal.com: http://www.doom-metal.com/reviews.php?album=2622 You can find all available reviews over here: http://narrowhouse.net/press In other news Bewitched of Narrow House hosted the 20th episode of "Withered Hands Podcast". Come check it out as this podcast has many great acts interviewed including Pantheist, Shape of Despair and many others: http://witheredhandspodcast.wordpress.com/2014/08/13/episode-20-whispering-shadows/

Interview for «No Clean Singing»

Recently we took part in «Doom Quiz» feature at «No Clean Singing» with us answering a few questions: "Talking about our current perspectives, we continue to promote the latest album. We have already introduced our limited handmade digipack edition of Thanathonaut. There are also some other merch ideas which will probably go public soon. There’s a chance that we will shoot a video for one of our latest songs as well." The full text can be found here: http://www.nocleansinging.com/2014/07/15/doom-quiz-part-4-eye-of-solitude-father-merrin-grimpen-mire-kypck-narrow-house-vin-de-mia-trix/

Introducing limited edition of "Thanathonaut"

Introducing limited edition of Thanathonaut. For more details please visit http://narrowhouse.net/buy-thanathonaut