Thursday, May 5, 2011


DARGAR from Los Angeles is the black metal/noise side project of Pete Majors and James Brown III, who are both members of bloody black metal thrash band HARASSOR. This dissonant, crusty, and atmospheric recording was achieved using unconventional techniques, as the band members never actually performed together on the tracks. Under the ethereal blanket of kittens and candlelight, Pete's vocals and guitars were recorded at Major's Headache studios. James then meticulously cut, pasted and edited the raw recordings into tiny components, which were then re-arranged and looped to accompany newly programmed drum tracks. The results are dense, filthy and chaotic metal songs, with discordant moments of beautiful sorrow, and Pete's evil, unnatural vocals tying it all together.

This cassette was released on James's sub-label Rising Beast Recordings, in a limited edition of 100 copies. Order here: