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  • The Dark Unseen Drones are Behind Insomnia! Immundus new album!

    8 Oct 2014, 18:22 by Immundusnorway

    With a blend of ghost and horror music Immundus has given all his fans Insomnia - and it is all just in time for Halloween.

    “Like a psychopathic conductor, Duarte orchestrates a frightful and sinister dissonance.”- Elitarian Music Zine





    (LØTEN, HEDMARK, NORWAY) October 08, 2014 – You can’t sleep... You lie awake as the bass and tone of a musical drone pokes and provokes the terrors from your soul. Ah, you must have Insomnia - the latest release from Immundus. Also known as Bruno Duarte, Immundus is a Norwegian-based dark ambient composer.





    Drones and dissonance were just a few of the tools he used to create ­Insomnia – his fifth album to date.

    Immundus has morphed into an innovative harbinger amid his cohorts. He has forged a stylistic amalgam he terms as “ghost and horror music.” Duarte expounds, “I’ve always been interested in the paranormal and the afterlife. To be able to write music about these subjects is a great thrill.”

    Immundus crafts his music and instrumentation via inspiration from life experiences as well as horror movies. He offers insight to the creative process on Insomnia, “I first created the stories in my mind, the imagery. It was only thereafter that I set out to compose the music.”

    Insomnia stands apart from Immundus’ previous releases primarily due to its focus - which is less on technical aspects – and more on emotively enticing instrumentation. The tracks merge together thematically and involve meticulous production, at times using even broken instruments to capture the perfect ambiance.

    Within Insomnia, musical scores scream toward you with a constant tension. They are more like “scare-scapes” than soundscapes. This is perhaps why Immundus has been called a “pioneer of fear.”

    Key songs on Insomnia include, “The Reaper Plays Violin,” with its hauntingly-dissonant cabinet grand piano and violin. “The Ancient Nightcrawler” is an ethereal exposé, highlighting Immundus’ uncanny ability to create a virtual scene in the listener’s mind. Also doused with Duarte's doom are both “Welcome the Butcher,” and the title track, “Insomnia."

    There’s no cure for an Insomnia delivered by dark, unseen drones.



    CONTACT
    Bruno Duarte

    http://www.immundus.me
  • I M M U N D U S Tops the Charts Again!

    10 Sep 2014, 21:22 by Immundusnorway

    Being active since 2006 I M M U N D US and his Ghostly and Horror Music, after has already topped the charts on Myspace worldwide a few years back has once again striked and now tops the charts again, this time in one of the biggest, if not the biggest platform for musicians, Reverbnation.

    Reverbnation, home to over 3.7 Million Musicians, Venues, Labels and Industry Professionals has now placed a new unusual genre on the tops both nationwide and worldwide by placing I M M U N D U S and is unusual Dark Ambient style, as he calls it “Ghost and Horror Ambient Music” as Nr#1 in Norway under the alternative charts, top 3 on Norwegian Charts for all genres and top 100 on alternative charts worldwide topping with this, millions of artists and stepping up this music genre to a whole new level.

    I M M U N D US has had several releases since its start in 2006 and has contributed his music to hundreds of media projects for both commercial and non-commercial use since its very beginning.

    He is also an artist at Resource Sound, A Publishing Music Company distributing exclusive music worldwide for Film, TV and Media.

    Have a listen to some of his exclusive material available on Resource Sound for licensing at:

    http://www.resourcesound.com

    Dont forget to check out I M M U N D U S on Reverbnation

    http://www.reverbnation.com/immundus
  • Dubhfest 2014: een kort verslag. + foto's @ snoozecontrol.be

    12 May 2014, 08:15 by GothicBowie666

    Sat 10 May – Dubhfest II

    Op 10 mei breide Dubhfest een vervolg aan de succesvolle eerste editie van het festival, vorige jaar in het JOC in Poperinge. Dezelfde locatie en dezelfde headliner, maar dat kon me alleen maar enthousaster maken om erbij te zijn. Enkele indrukken op een rij:

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  • Factory of Dreams' "Some Kind Of Poetic Destruction" nominated for a 2013 Metal…

    1 Feb 2014, 16:17 by hugofloresmusic

    Factory of Dreams' "Some Kind of Poetic Destruction" album has been nominated for a 2013 Metal Storm Award in the category of Best Gothic / Symphonic Metal Album. Please vote for Factory of Dreams at:
    http://www.metalstorm.net/awards/categories.php?cat_id=8#189
  • Immundus interview with Dark Underground Music Zine

    26 Jan 2014, 21:56 by Immundusnorway

    Immundus interview with Dark Underground Music Zine

    1.Can you give us an update on what has been going on with the musical project since the recording of the new release?

    2013 was a very busy year, which keep me away from Immundus music most of the time, although I been working with Immundus, mainly 2013 was a year for exclusive music for media for Resource Sound. Im now back on track composing a new Immundus release that has been set for April 2014, even though is still not 100% sure about the exact date, things are going great on the background and moving towards this main goal.

    2.You have a new album coming out this year, can you tell us a little bit more about the musical direction it will be taken and also how does it differ from your past recordings?

    Im never good expressing the music direction, but I can assure will definitely have more music aspects and less experimental features.

    Im not so sure if it will differ too much about the past recordings because I would like to keep the Immundus musical identity on all my recordings, so I guess it will have a nice blend of previews and new elements to it.

    For fans and listeners who have related more to earlier releases should have something too look forward too.

    3.What are some of the themes and concepts the newer music explores?

    The new coming album will be entitled “Insomnia” .
    Will be a conceptual album as well, as I prefer to create stories through music and make meaning on my releases rather than just throwing in tracks to fill in spots.

    I have moved on from the previous concepts though and am creating a new one for this. It will be based on a more personal level and experiences and mind hauntings if one could say that.

    Will have less “terror” themes to it but with a more Ghost / Tense Ambient Approach. At the moment I am writing the music as Im going along and will have more feeling and less technical aspects to it.

    Im really happy how it is turning out at the moment so Im looking forward to put up some samples soon.

    4.A couple of years back you released on ep based on the writings of Edgar Allan Poe, can you tell us a little bit more about your interest in this author?

    Edgar A. Poe was one of the biggest and is one of the most famous poets when it comes to dark, macabre and romantic poetry who has influenced many music artists within the gothic and dark music.

    I am not particular familiar to all of his work, but what I have read has also inspired me to create music, even before the EP. But was a great opportunity to create this EP, which first started actually as a song I had submitted to a compilation based on his works, that got me so inspired to write more, so I simply did it and made this EP, even though is quite short, seems to have had a huge impact on a lot of listeners, considering the amount of downloads it has gotten on different platforms around the web.


    5.What is the meaning and inspiration behind the name 'Immundus'?


    Immundus name came up in the late 90s early 2000s as a stage name I had Necrokult Of Kronos, a black / death metal band which I was vocalist and bassist.

    After I moved to Norway the band ended and I decided to keep the name Immundus with me to this music project, as I saw it very fitting the the music I was intending to create. Immundus comes from latin which means, foul, impure, unclean, which I can relate the music I create to it on a more philosophical level.

    6.You have worked with both metal and ambient projects over the years, how would you compare the 2 genres?

    Well, these are two completely different worlds and by coincidence seems to be a lot of metal artists that moves on from a band into creating ambient music, myself included.

    Although these are completely separate worlds, I guess the fact that the dark and heavy moods they create would be possibly the strong elements that combine both genres, I know it does for me, not because of the music elements that are included, but most because of the intense atmosphere these genres can create around those who listen to it.


    7.With this musical project you work solos, do you feel this adds to the creativity of the music?


    Yeah, being able to create whatever goes on my mind, most of all. It was great to play with the band and we always got along great and had no problems composing music and making the sound, we were a good family there, but the fact that when Im composing my own music, I’m creating my own world and not only that, I can express myself through music, the way I want too without having to answer to anything or anyone, is the most important factor, this brings my creativity to the max.

    8.You call your music Ghost and Cinematic Horror Music, can you tell us a little bit more about it?

    haha, yes, well, my music has been called many things, at some point people entitled me as one of the pioneers of Ghost Ambient music along with Tor Lundvall.

    I guess i can live with that and yes, I do feel I write my music under that main concept when it comes to Immundus.

    But because I include more elements to it, more than ghostly atmospheres I decided to add cinematic and horror my music description, which are the main elements on which I base my compositions. 


    9.On a worldwide level how has the feedback been to your music by fans of dark ambient?

    The Feedback has been outstanding, and I see more and more people listening to this music. I can also see by the amounts of downloads I am getting on several online stores, apparently not all fans of dark ambient but also people who listens to completely different music listens to it.

    I can always say..mehh..it could be better, well, it can always be better, but I also see a lot of artists afraid that dark ambient music will become mainstream, I don’t get it, everyone wants their music heard, but want to make it difficult to get it……idiotic.

    I decided to bring my music to the audience, and despite having more listeners nowadays I still feel my music the same way and do what I want without thinking how fans will react….

    Im glad the reaction has been great, but that is not the most important. 


    10.What is going on with your other musical projects these days?

    Nowadays, I have them all every other projects on ice. I am 100% focused on Immundus as these music is what gives me most pleasure composing. Im not sure if the other projects will be back again, but as I see it at the moment, most likely they remain underwater.

    11.Music wise, where do you see yourself heading into during the future?


    I will keep on writing more Immundus music, that is for sure, and also since I joined Resource Sound, I will be writing more exclusive music for TV, Films and other Media as well and hope I can continue on the same path as I am right now, since it is definitely heading the right way. Moving onwards always.

    12.What are some bands or musical styles that have had an influence on your newer music and also what are you listening to nowadays?

    I try not to think nor listen too much music when I am composing as this usually might interfere to my own music. I know it is unavoidable but still I prefer to keep it as original as possible, non the less, Dark Ambient elements and others within dark genres will still be in my music, not through any particular artist or sound, is just the nature of Ambient Music.

    I listen to a lot of variety, from extreme to experimental and more alternative genres. I try to avoid radio as much as I can, but now and then come cool 80s tunes pops up and is so much better than the music that is being commercialised on the radios today.

    They have ruined the music and all we can do we bring up ours and show them something new….and different. Im still optimistic with the hope that this pop trend will end and all nature will be back to its due course.

    13.How would you describe your views on Occultism?

    
Don’t take me wrong, but I never discuss, politics, religions nor related subjects. I am interested on the occult on more on a quest for knowledge, and the mysterious side of life, other than practice itself. I done my share….

    14.Do you have any non musical interests?

    When Im not working on any music, I really like to snowboard, is a great sport and gives a good thrill!! 


    15.Before we wrap up this interview, do you have any final words or thoughts?

    I wanted to say thanks for this…been a long while since my last interview.

    For listeners: get music directly from the artists so we can fund more releases and don’t be afraid to like us on Facebook

    For music artists: don’t be afraid to expose your music to the masses, it will not make you more or less underground, by the end of the day with will still be all about You and your Music and what you want to do with it.

    Visit my site at: http://www.immndusofficial.weebly.com
    Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/immundusnorway
    or listen to some of my music on reverbnation: http://www.reverbnation.com/immundus
  • THE NEUTRON STAR - NEW FACTORY OF DREAMS SONG

    22 Jan 2014, 01:29 by hugofloresmusic

    From the depths of space comes Hugo Flores' favorite track from Factory of Dreams' album 'Some Kind of Poetic Destruction'. Experience The Neutron Star in all its glory right HERE -> http://www.reverbnation.com/factoryofdreams/song/19825688-the-neutron-star
    Get the albums at http://hugoflores.bandcamp.com
  • ANGEL TEARS from the album Some Kind of Poetic Destruction now available for…

    29 Nov 2013, 07:40 by hugofloresmusic

    Angel Tears from the album Some Kind of Poetic Destruction now available for Streaming! This song features the fantastic voice of Raquel Schüler and a great duet with Factory of Dreams' Jessica Lehto! Share, enjoy, listen Loud!! Here's the link: http://www.reverbnation.com/factoryofdreams/song/19320421-new-angel-tears?1336410755

    Album teaser:
  • 'Some Kind of Poetic Destruction' - Brand new article

    27 May 2013, 21:42 by hugofloresmusic

    A truly fantastic article / mini-interview of Factory of Dreams brand new album Some Kind of Poetic Destruction, scoring a mighty 10/10! Read it all @ http://www.soniccathedral.com/webzine/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=872&Itemid=35!



  • 'Some Kind of Poetic Destruction' - Brand new article

    27 May 2013, 21:41 by hugofloresmusic

    A truly fantastic article / mini-interview of Factory of Dreams brand new album Some Kind of Poetic Destruction, scoring a mighty 10/10! Read it all @ http://www.soniccathedral.com/webzine/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=872&Itemid=35!



  • OFFICIAL 'Seashore Dreams' video from FACTORY OF DREAMS - album Some Kind of Poetic…

    19 Apr 2013, 21:03 by hugofloresmusic

    OFFICIAL 'Seashore Dreams' video from FACTORY OF DREAMS - album Some Kind of Poetic Destruction (HD)



    After a long journey, Kyra sees the seashore ahead. She lays down on the sand, falls deeply asleep and dreams of Earth's invasion and the secrets soon to unfold. Within the dream, Kyra stands inside a strange and eery house close to the seashore. The ocean shows her images of the hidden Star now closing-in on the planet and images of a Metropolis being engulfed by rays of soundwaves. The answer to Earth's Fate is being revealed through 'Seashore Dreams'!!
    Time is no more
    As I see the Future
    From the Seashore
    The new Factory of Dreams' videoclip is here to support 'Some Kind of Poetic Destruction', the brand new Opus! '[Seashore Dream] is one of the best songs Factory of Dreams has ever done.' - Heavy Metal Haven's review of 'Some Kind of Poetic Destruction' http://metaltube.freeforums.org/factory-of-dreams-some-kind-of-poetic-destruction-t2875.html

    New album Available @
    http://www.therecordlabel.net/progressive-rock/factory-of-dreams
    http://www.amazon.com/Some-Kind-Of-Poetic-Destruction/dp/B00BMUL6MI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1362827424&sr=8-1&;
    http://www.recordheaven.net/index.cfm?x=browseArtist&ID=17099
    http://www.cduniverse.com/sresult.asp?HT_Search=XARTIST&HT_Search_Info=Factory+Of+Dreams http://www.allmusic.com/artist/factory-of-dreams-mn0001004858#discography
    http://www.hmv.co.jp/en/artist_Factory-Of-Dreams_000000000450691/item_Some-Kind-Of-Poetic-Destruction_5367319

    The new album will be officially released on May the 7th and features a 12-page book with 12 artworks to depict the full story, 12 new tracks (including the EXTENDED version of Seashore Dreams never heard before) and a bonus track, great guest singers, Hugo Flores musicianship and the sublime vocals of Jessica Lehto.

    Review by DjAnubis (10/10) http://djanubisreviews.blogspot.pt/2013/03/factory-of-dreams-some-kind-of-poetic.html
    'Both have conjured up yet another masterpiece and have expanded on it tenfold'
    'The sonic landscape which is created here by Flores and meshed with the angelic voice of Lehto leaves one craving for more after each listen'
    '(...) a record that literally makes time stand still'

    Review @ Heavy Metal Haven (93/100) http://metaltube.freeforums.org/factory-of-dreams-some-kind-of-poetic-destruction-t2875.html
    'She's an absolutely stunning singer [Jessica]'
    'The quality of the writing is also superb once again'

    Review @ Seaoftranquility.org (4,5/5) http://www.seaoftranquility.org/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=14312
    '(...) filled with great music and excellent female lead vocalists'
    'Let the story unfold as you bask in the glow of the surrounding soundscape' -- Read it all @ http://www.seaoftranquility.org/reviews.php?op=showcontent&id=14312

    http://poeticdestruction.com
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    http://www.youtube.com/projectcreation
    http://twitter.com/factoryofdreams
    http://hugoflores.com