thanks Funeral Sounds for the kind words!
our first 2 EPs are totally self-produced/financed, both were released without any kind of promotion so we are really happy to read that there’s still people caring about this.
we got in contact with every single person that bought our records and went to the post office hundreds of times, and it’ s good to know it was worh it!
"Despite the band not speaking English, they have gathered a huge following across social media and have garnered a very impressive fan base in the states. Shizune is one of a handful of bands around that area that have taken to DIY ethics and ideals and it’s really cool to see the scene being stretched out that far into a world where most people wouldn’t expect it…."
When you’re about to fall
don’t worry, let go
I’ll be the one that will catch you.
you need to know I’m next to you
I am the hope you cannot see
and when your legs are too tired to rise
I am the strenght you cannot feel
I’ll keep on bleeding
these scars are a gift to me
I’ll keep on healing
these scars are a gift to me
I have not
found the right words
Just kidding, but not really.
Unfortunately while the emo scene has given us a fantastic slew of bands in the heavier side of the spectrum (Saetia, Orchid, iwrotehaikus, Cerce etc) a lot of these bands seem to break up without warning before we even get the chance to appreciate them, leaving empty holes in our sad angst ridden little hearts and leaving us to press our own bootleg Merchant Ships t-shirts and Seyarse patches to look cool for our Skramz-pals.
However for every screamo band that seems to put down their instruments, another 2 seem to pop up and pick up right where they left off. Despite the community, the emo scene itself is still very small and the heavier more abrasive side of it even smaller.
So to take a break from the twinkly FACGCE bands and bedroom folk heroes, I just thought I’d take the time to list a few bands in the scene that reside on the more heavier spectrum of the genre, and how they’re continuing to improve and expand the genre that the early 2000’s left us early-20-somethings to discover later in life once we’d been dumped enough times.
For false christs and false prophets
will appear and display
great signs and wonders to deceive
if possible even the elect
so let’s just wait
for the next god that will appear
or the devil we shall fear
can we really trust our eyes
would our minds won’t collide
we must be sure and stand on our feet
because everything we believe in
must be the anchor to the floor
for our will to think alone
I can’t keep on hearing of love or wisdom
and being caged by new world order
while a priest is bringing
blood for breakfast
to your god
so if possible
I won’t dream
Things Fall Apart is an screamo band from Columbus, Ohio, USA. This four way split is their ninth EP. These two songs are a little noodly but also bring in some post-hardcore in their use of dynamics. Tall Ships Set Sail is a four piece screamo band from Woonsocket, Rhode Island. This four way split is their 3rd EP. Tall Ships Set Sail play a lofi brand of screamo that feels like it might fall apart at any moment. They shake and desperately scream their way through these two songs without coming apart completely.
Infro is a screamo band from Japan. This four way split is their fourth EP and their fifth release overall. Infro play a straight forward brand of screamo, the guitars are distorted but never forgetting some melody while still come straight at you and the singer has a forceful, versatile shout. Shizune is a five piece screamo band from Lonigo, Vicenza, Italy. This four way split is their fourth EP. An Appointment With Richard Harrison divides it’s time between exploding and screaming and the other half softly whispering and disintegrating while March Blizzard In Rostov n Donu starts twinkly with some buried shouts before building up and destroying itself.
shit, I need more RAM! // shizune
I will carry this burden
to your grave
where you won’t find
you won’t find them
for every breath I take I try
to keep everything inside
to fill my lungs and save some
air for the proper time,
for the time to come
Things Fall Apart / Tall Ships Set Sail / Infro / Shizune 4 way split jackets are in!
Just waiting on the tests now (which may be here today, UPS said they’d be here around 6)
download/stream the split here, and keep an eye out for pre-orders!