New Leucosis Stream
2013-03-25 by zaruyache | 21 Comments
California black metal band Leucosis have begun streaming their new self-titled sophomore record on their bandcamp page. The album is purchasable by both digital download as well on cassette tape.

http://leucosis.bandcamp.com/
Tagged: Leucosis

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ThyCrossAwaits
March 25th 2013
3058 Comments


Cooooooool

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afoolonahill
March 25th 2013
125 Comments


cool album cover

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deathofasalesman
March 25th 2013
5852 Comments


I'd buy it.

kount
March 25th 2013
1279 Comments


then do it

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
March 25th 2013
18860 Comments


p cool band

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MO
March 25th 2013
18986 Comments


sweet

Wizard
March 25th 2013
19607 Comments


Fuck yeah, I like these guys as much as Ash Borer and Fell Voices.

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zaruyache
March 25th 2013
7232 Comments


Album is good. A lot more post-rock on the first few tracks, but the last two-ish tracks kick up the black metal.

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zaruyache
March 26th 2013
7232 Comments


Upon further inspection I think I can say that this album is probably better than the debut. 4/5 great doomy post-bm.

Wizard
March 26th 2013
19607 Comments


Really zaruyache? I retract my statement above, this was alot weaker than their debut. The fact the album drags until the last couple of songs disappointed me.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
March 26th 2013
8935 Comments


bought promptly after hearing the first track

half way through now and idk about you guys but this fucking rules, like a perfect mix of ash borer and horna

Tyrael
March 26th 2013
20945 Comments


lol horna

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DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
March 26th 2013
8935 Comments


i like horna so bugger you! >:[

zaruyache
March 26th 2013
7232 Comments


Really zaruyache? I retract my statement above, this was alot weaker than their debut. The fact the album drags until the last couple of songs disappointed me.

I thought the songwriting was much more concise this time around. The first song does drag, but that's part of the whole post-rock doomy build-up thing. Outside of the first track I thought it was really good, with the last tracks being especially enjoyable, even if they were more straightforward.

like a perfect mix of ash borer and horna

Sounds almost too close to earlier Ash Borer, I think. Still excellent, though.

Wizard
March 26th 2013
19607 Comments


Different strokes for different folks I guess.

zaruyache
March 26th 2013
7232 Comments


Yep. Glad you liked the first one, though!

aproductof1984
May 9th 2013
3 Comments


I am a former member of this band who co-authored this release as well as the first album, Pulling Down the Sky. I was kicked out of Leucosis by Jeff Meuller just prior to the release of this album we had been jointly working on for over a year. As their former rhythm guitarist, three tracks of this album were primarily or fully written by me, and all released tracks contain a substantial amount of my guitar playing.

After being kicked out of the band, I did my best to leave things amicably with the current band members but made the reasonable request that my guitar playing and compositions be stripped from any future release. I was very surprised when I found out that they did not adhere to my request when the album was released this spring with my tracks still in place.

At this point I believe I have little recourse to stop what has happened and do not wish to shift fault any potential listeners who may admire the music of this album. However, I do want what happened in the behind the scenes in the production of this album to be public information so that any future labels, show promoters, or Leucosis fans can make an informed decision about whether or not they want to support this band.


DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
May 9th 2013
8935 Comments


^well if what you're saying is the truth, that's really fucking shitty, i'm sorry to hear that. why were you kicked out of the band? either way, they shouldn't have used your recordings regardless. i take it that you're isaac?

aproductof1984
May 21st 2013
3 Comments


I am Isaac.

I wasn’t planning on elaborating any further on this issue in a public space, but I realize by leaving things so vague it is natural that people will want to ask me questions surrounding my allegations.

The answer as to why I was kicked out of the band is to me completely irrelevant. I assume that in asking me, people are wanting to hear me defend myself by saying things like “I wasn’t on drugs…I didn’t do anything backstabbing to them…etc…” The honest answer is that it happened to me out of nowhere. I have several theories as to why things ended up the way they did, and though I was personally saddened by it, I have no interest in making this issue part of public debate. For me the issue was not being kicked out of the band. I believe my ex-bandmates had every right to kick me out of the band, just as anyone has a right to terminate a relationship they no longer want to be a part of.

Instead, the issue which motivated me to write on a public forum is intellectual theft. After kicking me out of the band, I requested that my guitar riffs and playing be stripped from the album and not be used in any future Leucosis release. At this time, around September 2012, Jacob agreed to respect my wishes. However, after the release of the album with my tracks in place, I was received a message from Leucosis stating: 1) that they recognize no sole person as the author of a Leucosis song, and 2) that they believe in the future I would actually prefer they release my material rather than delete it. While it is true that more than my guitar playing has eventually gone into each Leucosis song, I want to explain why I believe Leucosis’s defense of their actions is unreasonable.

aproductof1984
May 21st 2013
3 Comments


Pulling Down the Sky contains a larger percentage of my work, with only one true song “Incarceral Form” written by Jeff. On the latest self titled release, only two and a half songs, track 4, track 6, and the latter half of track 3 were originally written by me before ever being presented to the other band members. I composed some harmonizing riffs on the other tracks but acknowledge the songs as Jeff’s original compositions. At the time I wrote the aforementioned tracks, on my own and outside of our rehearsal space, they did not have names, as names and lyrics were always something that were added as something of an afterthought to each track. The first step taken to recording these tracks was my recording them straight into a computer so that the other band members could learn them and record their own playing over them. Saying that no I have no authorship claims as the song was a collective effort does not hold up to scrutiny. Furthermore, the decision they made to release my work against my wishes to because they “think I would prefer it in the long run” is clearly not a decision they had the right to make. The songs I claim authorship of on this album are not true derivatives of my compositions. The only differences I have noticed between my original song structures and the released tracks were the subtraction of a couple of harmonizing riffs I composed which the other band members didn’t care for and the addition of some pretty pointless soloing/noodling over the ending of one of the tracks.

In my previous comment, I already stated my personal reasons for making this information public. Beyond those immediate, self interest related goals, I also think that it is important for fellow musicians and supporters of musicians to have the expectation that musicians represent their work honestly and that musicians who do not meet this expectation are held accountable.


DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
May 21st 2013
8935 Comments


well in which case i really liked your work so i'm sorry that your wishes weren't respected regarding leucosis. i don't think i really want to support a band that respects someone's wishes so haphazardly and changes their mind for their own gain.



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