It’s been slightly more than a year since "Thanathonaut" was out, and we would like to show you some new material we were working on lately.
With the help of Silencer from Whispering Shadows (UK) who was a part of our latest show in Kyiv, we are giving you the special edition of Whispered Hands Podcast featuring some of our raw rehearsal recordings.
You can find more details on the show over here: https://witheredhandspodcast.wordpress.com/2015/05/19/the-hand-of-glory-episode-08-2015/
So, the gig was all good with Silencer from Whispering Shadows (UK) joining us as guest guitarist. As I've mentioned before this was the first live show for Narrow House since 2012, and sadly the first one with me as the only person left from original line-up. We performed without live keyboards which were always the responsibility of Ekaterina Romanova, who were not able to be part of the band this time. However this was also the first time we had a bass player on the stage (Vyacheslav Lemberskyi) , with whom we've been rehearsing since the end of last year. Basically him joining the band made this all work in the first place. Here goes a fan-made video from the venue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tLhPOkxyBYk
We’ve got our first interview this year published by enthusiastic UK based project Femetalism that already did a great job with reviewing our releases previously: "Calling themselves Apocalyptic Doom and experimenting with countless influences, Narrow House have a unique sound which has grown and developed through the years and looks set to continue doing so. Their most recent album, Thanathonaut was featured back in August 2014 on the site and we recently had a chance to speak Yegor Ostapenko from the band to talk about the album, their live music experience, what is coming up and much more". Check the full version over here: http://www.femetalism.co.uk/2015/03/interview-narrow-house.html#more
It’s been almost a year since our second full length was out but we still get reviews from time to time. Which is good! "Narrow House incorporates sax, bass and cello, creating a process of osmosis between classical and electric instruments; a masterful mix of symphonic doom, experimentation, guitars crushing, sinister atmosphere, epic sax which made us think of a great Italian saxophonist Fausto Papetti. Tell us who won’t be engaged with the ideas contained in "The Last Retreat", "Furious Thoughts Of Tranquility", "Thanathonaut" and stay indifferent to their melodramatic intensity?" — Hardsounds (http://www.hardsounds.it/recensiones/10873) "It is rare in the doom to come face to an energy such that it apart in the older groups such as Candlemass." — Pavillon 666 (http://www.pavillon666.fr/webzine/chroniques/chroniques-albums-cd/chroniques-albums-cd-detail.php?groupe=9397) "When I listen to the next release of the Ukrainian band I see it as a logical continuation of the first album in a way, and as a bold step forward at the same time […] I want to hail their avant-garde style." — Mroczna Strefa (http://www.pavillon666.fr/webzine/chroniques/chroniques-albums-cd/chroniques-albums-cd-detail.php?groupe=9397)
Seems like our first live show since 2012. More details to follow. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CAyjBh6WwAAClPt.jpg
Narrow House are nominated for Metal Storm Awards 2014 in "Doom metal" category. We will be very grateful for your votes! Check the full list over here: http://metalstorm.net/awards/categories.php?cat_id=6
Thanathonaut was recognized as one of the best 100 albums of 2014 according to German Doom Metal Front magazine. Thanks DMF! http://doommetalfront.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/times-of-splendour-grief-doom-metal.html
Narrow House wishes all of you only the best in 2015. Let us all remember why 2014 was so remarkable with European Metal Channel who made this nice video for NH. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQTMbnlRNfg
Good news! Other than patches and shirts now we also offer three variations of Narrow House badges. Just like with patches ordering both shirt and album (CD or digipack) will give you an opportunity to get a free badge! Details can be found here: http://narrowhouse.net/narrow-house-badges
We kept some silence for a quite some time now but that doesn’t mean that nothing is happening. For instance we’ve got a bunch of new reviews including one by Pete Woods of Terrorizer Magazine itself: "The title track is particularly effective, stomping in with marching boots, adding a dash of retro keyboards and spiraling ever forward with twisting sax heavily reminiscent of King Crimson in their prime." And a few more: "Thanathonaut is a clever and captivating record full of great atmosphere and fantastic moments. Narrow House also use instruments like cello or saxophone which makes their music even more interesting, but they are fortunately entertaining throughout the whole album." — Sicmaggot "Narrow House is strange, poetic, melancholic, serious and artistic." — Hammer World As always all reviews can be found over here: http://narrowhouse.net/thanathonaut-reviews-part-vi