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Blood & Spirit

by Nonsun

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shaheen7
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shaheen7 Such a bitter, poignant music...oozing grief that tears my heart, especially the world went shit. There's something spiritual about this album. This album takes you to a liminal space of light and dark, of calmness and rage, of lucidity and delirium.
It shakes my heart from the bottom, throwing it upside down,
then a little sweet tune appears like a faint ray of light, bringing solace, then gone again. The emotional weight this album carries is incredible. Great work. Pls stay safe.
Favorite track: A Wizard Grieving over the Loss of Magic.
AlexP
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AlexP deep, densely and massive... as incredible and powerful as the Ukrainian resistance.
Caroline Blaauw
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Caroline Blaauw Mesmerizing, heavy, and being put in light of the current horrible times, it adds the haunting feeling of no escape.
Thank you, tobias_rieper, for putting the link to Ukraine Special Support Operation on your page Favorite track: Guilt, Disgust, Disaster.
doodlehound
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doodlehound One of the finest records of 2022. Through tribulation and terror there is this sonic triumph.

Truly a powerful and heartbreaking listen. Favorite track: In Your Eyes I’m a Cripple.
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    Blood & Spirit by Nonsun on 180g colored vinyl. Comes as a 2xLP in a gatefold cover on Smokey Black with Blood Blob vinyl

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You can also buy VINYL 2xLP here: dunkrecords.com/products/nonsun-blood-spirit-2xlp

Streaming: orcd.co/nonsun-bloodspirit

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The album title refers to spiritual struggles through the bloodiest of times. The five tracks, in a sense, are yearnings, or prayers, thrown into the void.

What doesn't kill you... Does it make you stronger? Or leave you even more crippled?
When all magic is gone... Is wisdom worth a thing?

It's about raising questions rather than giving answers.

As the rational mind & willpower fail, a spiritual quest begins.

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released April 15, 2022

INTERVIEWS

Metal Noise 1 bit.ly/3RcgcfX
Metal Noise 2 bit.ly/3wO2xDw
A Closer Listen bit.ly/3KU1qbD
Metal Talk bit.ly/3B5vkGd
Neformat bit.ly/3CQ1C9y
Metal Italia bit.ly/3efWCRv

PRESS

"Currently the vile overture of war dominates the interpretation of this work, but in any context Blood & Spirit is a tumultuous display of defiance in the face of despair [8/10]" bit.ly/3R3viUu
— Metal Hammer

"A heavy treat that delights in subverting the doom template... Nonsun are truly inspired, and damn, it's delightful." bit.ly/3pSfI2F
— The Quietus

"Everything is in its proper place, and the emotional impact of the songs is bolstered by the band’s precision." bit.ly/3AOELtI
— Decibel Magazine

"Blood & Spirit evokes trauma, trial and tribulation and through it all is an absolute triumph. Highest Possible Recommendation." bit.ly/3GVmMVC
— Doodlehound

"It’s this brilliant ability to mix the light and dark, the dirty and the angelic which makes this album so alluring." bit.ly/3Rib6P5
— Veil of Sound

"Thunderous display of instrumental prowess [8/10]" bit.ly/3RbY5GH
— Boolin Tunes

"Many would go straight for darkened atmosphere and deep tones to disorient and spike you into a deluge of desolation, but Nonsun are so much more subtle about it that it’s impressive." bit.ly/3wB4SSf
— Everything is Noise

"There is not an ounce of fat to be trimmed here and it could be the inspiration that someone needs to create an art house film to match it’s shimmering brilliance [8/10]" bit.ly/3AUvpwF
— Metalnoise

"Perhaps Nonsun has its answer after all. If the music now serves a higher purpose, might this be evidence of a divine hand?" bit.ly/3PZuzmq
— A Closer Listen

"The gentlemen know how to build up a song without predictability lurking. And that's a breath of fresh air in this genre... Year List Material! [87/100]" bit.ly/3dUzVlv
— Zware Metalen

"This album is a work that is made to perfection both by its incredible compositional technique and its dark and haunting atmosphere... One of the best in the sludge metal genre that I have ever chronicled this year [9.75/10]" bit.ly/3PUvwMM
— Soil Chronicles

"Fantastic production values can be heard throughout Blood & Spirit with Nonsun delivering a devastating slice of Post-Metal/Sludge Metal with real heart and humanity." bit.ly/3yRGYTT
— Outlaws Of The Sun

"Their massive riffs built into ethereal structures make you imagine the sky is falling down onto the ground causing a gigantic earthquake." bit.ly/3ww7dhm
— Mangorave

"Very highly recommended for any fan of textured music you can lose yourself in." bit.ly/3pPnNoF
— Wonderbox Metal

"Painful but hopeful and combative. A common thread through everyone's life, but one that is very hard truth with Nonsun." bit.ly/3cqVdH2
— Brothers in RAW

"Blood & Spirit is a significantly more dynamic and varied creation than usual in its genre, but that also makes it all the more appealing [4/5]" bit.ly/3eCyoS7
— Slavestate Magazine


Alpha – drums
Alex – bass
Goatooth – guitars, keys & voices

Recorded at NonSound Studio & Pohulianka Basement Hall (2017-2020)
Mixed & mastered by Jaroslav Celujko
Photography, design & layout by Paul Alabama

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Nonsun Lviv, Ukraine

Subverting the doom template (𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐐𝐮𝐢𝐞𝐭𝐮𝐬)

Hypnotic take on tonal weight (𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐎𝐛𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐬𝐤)

There is something spiritual about their music... Sonic puzzle that makes you ponder, what is doom? (𝐂𝐕𝐋𝐓 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧)

booking: Erin@doomstarbookings.com

Bio: riffipedia.fandom.com/wiki/Nonsun
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