In collaboration with Dutch webzine NEVER MIND THE HYPE we present to you the album premiere of ‘PROVEN LANDS‘ by the new Dutch experimental metal mining duo PROSPECTORS!
For fans of: Krallice, Sonic Youth, Dysrhythmia, Hella & Behold The Arctopus
‘Proven Lands‘ is the debut album by Prospectors wherein the Dutchmen mine the uncharted lands of extreme metal.
Six compositions were recorded with session-drummer Michiel van der Plicht (Pestilence, Carach Angren, ex-God Dethroned) including “Obsidious Veins”, introducing their music with ferocious dissonance and musical ingenuity. In “Become Void” the synth takes over, evoking mystery and suspense. Then the push and pull that opens “Monolithic Structures” gradually turns into a blast beat driven hurricane and makes way for a rocking climax. With ‘Proven Lands’ the Dutchmen take you on a 33-minute trip that is cerebral yet emotive, familiar yet unknown.
In their own words:
“After playing in various (mostly black metal) bands for over a decade, we decided we wanted to try something different. Aware of the limitations we faced and sensing both of us desired to push the envelope conceptually, Prospectors was born. As Prospectors, we take an organic and dynamic sound and use it to explore new musical concepts. We take abstractions and translate these to solid, often dissonant, songs. In doing this we emphasize always putting the music first.“
- Ravelling Motion (4:30)
- Obsidious Veins (4:52)
- Descent into the Unknown (6:34)
- Become Void (3:22)
- Monolithic Structures (4:43)
- Vortex (8:04)
Michiel van der Werff – guitars
Matthias Ruijgrok – bass & synth
Michiel van der Plicht – drums (session)
Recorded by Prospectors & Michiel van der Plicht
Mixed by Michiel van der Werff
Mastered by Colin Marston
Artwork by Joost Vervoort
Photos by R. Schmidt
Design by Galgenvot
Proven Lands (Full-length 2021 / Self-release)