the last cry of nature

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The last cry of nature is a musical story laid out in three parts, which interweaves various periods of human history, dogmas and superstitions with relationship between man and the planet. The first part, "Glow", emerged back in 2010 from a simplistic acoustic guitar pattern inspired by a late fall night in the forest near Krasnogorsk with a fire, hoarfrost sparkling in the grass and trees everywhere and a distant splatter of a stream. Everything was telling of the forthcoming winter and bringing a melancholic mood. Shortly after we recorded the track as a demo, which was put on a split CD with Abyssal, Doomsday and Rivers Run Dry. As we would play the song live often no one could stop and the sound avalanche could go on forever. So, during the next two years, the song absorbed the fruits of many improvs and grew and spreaded with new parts and details.

Frosty beginning of 2013 saw us in an old wooden house near Zhukovskiy. In the candle-lit evenings and nights the place had a special, sacrament-like vibe, in which our new music was born. With a new lineup and irrepressible fresh energy we were going towards a new sound without limiting ourselves with any genre boundaries. Everything that excited us and felt close to our hearts and minds we melted together in "Haze", a composition that became the second part of the album.

We started recording in spring. From a studio improvisation came "Deliverance", the final track of the record, inspired by the movie The Seventh Seal (Det sjunde inseglet). At that time we also recorded our rendition of the Amebix classic "Winter", a song that has always felt very relevant to us and the spirit of our band.

In the beginning of May, between recording sessions, we did a 4-show trip to Belarus, which became one of our dearest, most cherished memories. When we came back, we finished tracking main intruments, did a minor part of vocals and hit the road again.

This time - from Moscow to Siberia. Our energy was on a pinnacle, every show of that tour was through the roof. We were playing our hearts out and were greeted with unparalleled support from the audience in every city. The trip was filled to the top with adventures and impressions. We would meet amazing people all the time, and many of them since then became our friends.

This tour of Russia that we did in June 2013, biggest in our history, became our last. Half a year later the three of us got together to record vocals for the album, as well as percussion, noises and effects. But after that the recording pretty much got shelved. For a long time, due to busyness of band members and heavy emotions related to the band and its breakup, we weren't able to finish this record.The awakening happened in the fall of 2017, and with huge help from our friends we could complete this path. Once again we want to thank all those who came to our shows and supported us. These songs were forged on the road, distorting and transforming, and many people we met on our way have affected them. Without you none of that would be. Thank you.
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Anastasia (vocals, lyrics)
Dionis (vocals, guitar, percussion)
Sergey (guitar, sampling)
Yulia (bass)
Sergiy (drums, percussion)
Ksenia (keys, vocals)
Natalia (backing vocals)
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Axidance - The last cry of nature. 2018
* 100 cassettes / Full color two page inlays.
3 songs , 36 min.
* By They live! records, Kirpi4 records-distro and Domovitoe distro.
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Recorded in 2013-14 at Your Way studio by Alexey Afanasiev.
Mixed and mastered at His Hovel by Sergey Alexeev.
Cover artwork by Natalia Paskal.
Cover arrangement and color by Dionis D. and Natalia Shilimina.
Band logo by Pasha Bob.

Thanks to Kostya - They live records, Shustrik - Kirpi4 Distro and Andrey Domovitiy for releasing this album, Alexey (Convince) for his guitar and everyone who supported us during our last tours in Belarus and Russia in May-June 2013.

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released January 31, 2018

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