Flowing Downward
Súl Ad Astral write music to process the constant changes of life

Súl Ad Astral write music to process the constant changes of life

Súl Ad Astral is an international duo divided between New Zealand and the United States: originally founded in 2011 by multi-instrumentalist Stephen Fortune, the project was soon completed by American vocalist and lyricist Michael Rumple, who joined in 2012. With a debut album released in 2012 and a sophomore opus in 2014, the duo landed...
Lumnos goes back to ancient Egypt

Lumnos goes back to ancient Egypt

Putrefactus is back again. After less than ten months (during which he published a whole digital tribute album), Lumnos is ready to deliver a new full-length studio album. The Heliosphere Singularity is a further step in Lumnos quest for the stars, the tenth in just three years. The Brazilian one-man band here embarks on a...
Abstract Void is the missing link between synthwave and blackgaze

Abstract Void is the missing link between synthwave and blackgaze

You’ve probably grown accustomed to seeing synthwave artists billed at metal festivals, yet you had not heard of artists mixing the two genres in one, single music project. Until today. Abstract Void is a one-man band from planet Earth, nothing more is known about it, and Back To Reality is its sophomore album, following debut...
Twilight Fauna blends black metal and bluegrass from Appalachia

Twilight Fauna blends black metal and bluegrass from Appalachia

Twilight Fauna is the artistic persona of Paul Ravenwood, who in 2011 started publishing music inspired by the stories of Appalachia, his motherland. Straight out of Tennessee, in the first five years of activity as a one-man band Ravenwood released six full-length albums and a number of splits and eps. In 2016, he joined forces...
Synodic portrays the science of astronomy

Synodic portrays the science of astronomy

Synodic is a project focused on actual science of the cosmos. Founded in 2017 by Tulsa, Oklahoma-based multi-instrumentalist Myrdin Cerphas, in his own words this cosmic black metal band aims to be “a factual portrayal of the universe through the music”. Drawing inspiration from the late astronomer and science communicator Carl Sagan, Synodic “hails Sagan...
Sadness will leave you in awe and contemplation

Sadness will leave you in awe and contemplation

The internet era gave birth to a number of bands releasing new material every other day, and many of those make forgettable music, focusing more on the buzz about the project than music itself. That is not the case of Sadness. A one-man band hailing from Illinois, Sadness is the solo-project of Mexican-born Damián “Elisa”...
Mater Natura Excelsa: an atmospheric four-way split about nature

Mater Natura Excelsa: an atmospheric four-way split about nature

Prepare to plunge into the very essence of atmospheric black metal and its younger derivation, post-black metal, with a four-way concept split dealing with nature in all its might and poetic fascination. Four different bands, two one-man bands and two duos, depict their personal view of Mother Nature in two songs each. The result is...
Kosmogyr brings black metal across two continents

Kosmogyr brings black metal across two continents

Kosmogyr is a new, debuting name in the crowded black metal panorama. This international duo consists of American Ivan Belcic (vocals and drum programming) and Chinese Xander Cheng (guitars and bass). They met while the former lived in Shanghai, but never made music together until Belcic left for Czech Republic, where he currently resides. As...
Lumnos incoming full-length will fly you to Saturn and beyond

Lumnos incoming full-length will fly you to Saturn and beyond

Here at Avantgarde we have always had a soft spot for blacksters dealing with the mysteries of the cosmos, so don’t be surprised if our newborn sublabel Flowing Downward does too. That is why, when me met Putrefactus’ work, we could not let it go unnoticed. Brazilian one-man band Lumnos has been active since 2015,...
Coldawn to release its cross-continent blackgaze debut

Coldawn to release its cross-continent blackgaze debut

Coldawn is one of the first two artists to join the roster of Flowing Downward, the new Avantgarde Music sublabel. Originally formed under a different name and across two continents in 2013 by founders Ausk and B. Their debut album recording line-up was completed by session performancs by Australian multi-instrumentalist Tim Yatras (Germ, ex-Austere and...
FLOWING DOWNWARD is the new Avantgarde Music sublabel

FLOWING DOWNWARD is the new Avantgarde Music sublabel

We have some big news for all you fans throughout the world today: 2018 sees the birth of a new entity in the Avantgarde family, as starting today a new sublabel started operations, after an idea from Andrea, working already in the Avantgarde Music logistic staff since one year, and who will basically be the...