Scott- Drums, Guitars (6&12 string), Bass, Piano, Keyboards, Music/Lyrics, Voice and Misery
Marissa Nadler- Choir, backing vocal dirges
Xasthur is extremely proud to have a new addition for the next album, Marissa Nadler. http://www.marissanadler.com/news.shtml
Marissa is a solo artist (singer/songwriter/guitarist); her music can be described as Ambient Atmospheric Shoe Gaze Acid-Folk, even though I’m not very concerned with labeling genres. She has a few albums you might want to check out, ‘Ballads of Living and Dying’, ‘Saga of Mayflower May’, 'Songs III: Bird on the Water' and ‘Little Hells’ if you have the time. This is really an honor because I’m quite a fan of her music.
Her voice will be heard as another instrument to accent the music of Xasthur which is an old sound that just doesn’t come out of today’s technology… and I must say it works very well with what I’m doing. Think in the vein of Shape of Despair “Shades Of…”
So far, I have listened to a couple of tracks that she has contributed to, and for a minute, I asked myself, “what band is this again?”, I like when that happens.
With that said; if you’re expecting anything less dark or atmospheric with the music on the next album, then you’re deeply mistaken. Instead, it’s yet another direction the band is going into.
Truth is; I am becoming very tired of how limiting “black metal” is, so now it’s time for something a bit more unidentifiable.
As usual, I’m in this to make the kind of music I want to make and feel inside of me and not to score scene points, which are cheap and don’t mean much. Fitting in is for needy people.
That’s all I have to say,