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Next Life - Guru Meditation PRE-ORDER

Item number: 79346

16,99 €

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Available from: 21.08.2020 ( Pre-order possible )


Next Life from Borgheim, Norway started out in 1999 and was the first band in the world to combine 8-bit computer synthesizers (so-called chiptunes) in metal. The result is a stunning fusion of chaotic DIY punk with strict form, gaming culture with the art world. By taking cues from innovative hardcore bands like The Locust and Converge and combining it with the megalomania of metal bands like Zeni Geva, Mayhem and Meshuggah, founding member Hai Nguyen Dinh made Next Life the truly singular voice it is in today's music scene.

"Guru meditation" is the opening track and title track on Next Life's fourth album. The title is taken from the Amiga "bluescreen of death". The album is scheduled for release on Fysisk Format later this year and is the third album to feature drummer Anders Hangard (Nidingr, Noplacetohide).

The seed to what was to come Next Life was planted when the band's visionary founder Hai Nguyen Dinh, aged six, wrecked the family's TV-speakers while playing "Exploding Fist" on his Commodore 64. Next Life is an expression of Hai Nguyen Dinh's diverse background as internationally touring professional stage performer (with Verdensteateret), world-class ranked gamer in Tetris and Diablo 3 and his lifelong dedication to visionary extreme music.

My values are expressed in the music, I want the sound to be hard, distinct and transparent, as in old 8-bit computer games: Minimalist in the technology but maximalist in the combination of elements. Creating massive riches out of the tiniest particles.

Next Life-founder Hai Nguyen Dinh and continues about the ideas behind the band: Next Life has always been about using old technology, not just for the nostalgic sound of it, but as an expression of our political view: Technology and humanity is in unbalance and we need to step back and make better use of the existing technology rather than the raging consumerism of keeping updated with the shifting technology. Music and art is the first place where new ideas can take form and, in time, change society.


01 Guru Meditation
02 The Beyond Perception
03 Prophecy Come True
04 Alive
05 Strength I
06 Part Human
07 Astral Emenation
08 Infinite Karmic Repetition
09 Dexterity II
10 Apocalypse 19
11 Slow Dive
12 Eternal Twilight
13 Intelligence III


Delivery date is expected 21.08.2020

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Band: Next Life
Title: Guru Meditation
Release: 2020
Label: Fysisk Format

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