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summoner of cosmic darkness– –Exomancer– –conjurer of astral terror

 

HAIDUK

Evil Melodic Black Metal

 

New Album OUT NOW

https://haiduk.bandcamp.com

 

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“[Haiduk’s] strong point has always been his riffs, and here they just destroy.”

-BraveWords

 

“The album is solid, with truly unique and mesmerizing progressions of chords and lead work piled high.”

-Contaminated Tones

 

“Laced with intricate diversions into an almost hypnotic, tremolo-world of ever undulating riff patterns”

-Worship Metal

 

"[Haiduk] has perfected his own signature style and very few bands are doing this style"

Metal-Rules

 

“Haiduk has written, recording and produced an epic album in ‘Exomancer’. The sound quality is great and it has character, which is difficult to find.”

-This Noise Is Ours

 

“Sinister, spiralling, atonal and dark, ‘Exomancer’ is going to be an underrated gem from 2018.”

-The Killchain

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On 12/19/2018 at 12:31 PM, All Nights Reserved said:

Dude, extreme metal with drum machine but without vocals and guitar solos... well it's just some l'art pour l'art at its best. Form a band, get serious.

 

I appreciate the comment. My response is 2 years late..., I guess I didn't have time to reply last time. Anyway, I disagree with all 4 points in your comment. 

 

- Drum machine when done right is indiscernible from a human drummer. Nowadays ~50% of pro produced extreme metal bands use sampled drum sounds anyway, whether it's a human player or not. Even if human, there's still a ton of editing/correcting. On the other hand, if it is a drum machine, it gets quantized to sound more human again... If produced well, you can't tell a difference. 

 

- Solos are stupid. Pure wankery with little structure. Solos or high-pitched guitars don't fit extreme metal at all. 95% of such bands who try playing solos ruin their whole song because of it. Kills the dark mood. Very few bands know how to play a "dark" solo that fits death metal (Cannibal Corpse & Dissection come to mind). This "rule" that every band MUST have a solo around the 2 minute mark of every has ruined so many rock & metal songs over the decades. Fuck solos and fuck formulaic song structures. 

 

- L'art pour l'art is the purest form of art.

 

- Form a band to get serious? No longer necessary. That kind of thinking is obsolete. In the 70's / 80's / 90's the only way to make an impact was to make a band and hit to road. While this still somewhat rings true today, it's not at all required. 

 

 

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HAIDUK to release new album in 2021!

 

“Blackened Death Metal force majeure Haiduk, the solo project of Luka Milojica, will release its fourth full-length album in the summer/fall of 2021! The new album will feature 11 new songs, tying together the dark lore of the previous albums and feature new maps, stories, illustrations, and a timeline. New information, artwork, tracklisting, and music will follow in the coming months.

Luka Milojica describes the music on the new album as: ‘Pure evil, speed and darkness.’ “  – Ghost Cult Magazine (link)
 

https://haiduk.bandcamp.com/

 

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