Black Sails for Red Seas

Black Sails for Red Seas

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Bombastic melancholy

Drifting somewhere between Post Metal and Shoegaze, Black Sails for Red Seas has been in constant evolution; always searching for the right note, the right sound, the right emotion. Founded by the Prado brothers and Eric Lafontaine in 2013, with the addition of Christian Simon in mid 2015, the Montreal based band sought to replace the minimalist dynamic changes of Post Rock with a sound that was more dark, raw and menacing. Wild yet serene at the same time.

Black Sails for Red Seas (BSIVRS) released the aptly titled EP Wave II in April 2017. Following up on the release of Wave I back in 2015, their new EP features 4 songs for a total run time of 22 minutes offering a seamlessly dense and textured affair that bridges the gap between doom and shoegaze.

Refusing to hide behind the familiarity of their previous work, the band, while still continuing on their path of bombastic melancholy, now sees themselves embracing drones and soundscapes to add to their doom heavy backdrop of low B guitar work. An EP that surges into the light yet looming with danger embedded in its subtle aggression.

 

Members

George Prado
Guitars
 
James Prado
Drums
Eric Lafontaine
Guitars / Keyboards
 
Christian Simon
Bass
 
 

Releases

Black Sails for Red Seas, Wave II, Album cover
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Black Sails for Red Seas, Wave II, Album cover
  1. Palisades // Black Sails for Red Seas - Wave II
  2. Silfra // Black Sails for Red Seas - Wave II
  3. To the Lions // Black Sails for Red Seas - Wave II
  4. As Above, So Below // Black Sails for Red Seas - Wave II

Latest News

Guitars are earripping phantasms from the nether planes of  the earth. On top of this, small melodies floats on top, giving a fantastic mood and  surplus. […] The song kind of changes mood from the darkness in the beginning to a beautiful uplifting ending, filled with ethereal sounds on top, almost sounding a bit like some of M83’s bright moments. […] Black Sails For Red Seas is a new star in the universe of blackgaze.

Doppelganger // Hands of Despair - Well of the Disquieted
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  1. Doppelganger // Hands of Despair - Well of the Disquieted
  2. La ballade des gens heureux // Hands of Despair - Well of the Disquieted
  3. L’invasion – I. Encres troubles // Hands of Despair - Well of the Disquieted
  4. Amok // Hands of Despair - Well of the Disquieted
  5. Lily // Tunguska Mammoth - Breathless
  6. Yellow Sign // Tunguska Mammoth - Breathless
  7. Phénix // Tunguska Mammoth - Breathless
  8. Body and Souls // Hands of Despair - Well of the Disquieted
  9. New Sun // Tunguska Mammoth - Breathless
  10. Le Vent // Tunguska Mammoth - Breathless
  11. L’invasion – III. L’élégie // Hands of Despair - Well of the Disquieted
  12. Breathless // Tunguska Mammoth - Breathless
  13. No Name, No Marker // Longhouse - II:Vanishing