The sludge flavour has entered different stages and countries around the world, making it an underground option outside of the United States. It has gone through Europe creating version more psychedelic and experimental, one of those emerging bands is Nibiru, a group of Italians that believe that musical expression should come with spontaneity; it should flow from beginning to end and take those who listen into a ride of the senses. After releasing their third studio album ‘Padmalotus’ in May this year, the band announced the recruiting of drummer L. C. Chertan, turning Nibiru from a power trio to a mighty quartet.
Since their inception in 2012, Nibiru have developed a very unique sound based on the band’s ethos where they use certain aspects of rituality into the sludge nature, creating a seemingly fluid path for your ears. Integrating meaty riffs with borrowed tribal instruments such as the didgeridoo (wind instrument from the tribes of Australia) and percussions beats in a jamming or improvisational environment, Nibiru create a an environment proper for those that rather ride music like a feather, letting themselves go in the process. At first Nibiru had three members to compose their music, but with Siatris handling drums, guitars and tribal instruments, it was necessary to include a fourth member to be able to give more fluidity to their sound.
L.C. Chertan from Origod officially joins Nibiru. It’s not easy to find a bond with our music and three ‘outside the box’ people like us, but L.C. Chertan made it. After just a few rehearsals we have found what we were looking for: more power and relentless energy also on stage, as we have some important live shows to be announced soon. Siatris will support me as guitarist and vocalist, just like he did during ‘Padmalotus’ recording sessions. Nibiru will show no mercy.
And after you hear Nibiru, you realize that entering in such a free spirit group of musicians requires being as open minded as the rest of the band. L.C. Chertan comes from fellow Italian hardcore band Origod and through the scene they mingle enough to be aware of how Nibiru work showing affinity to their sound.
Since the first time I listened to Nibiru I’ve been impressed by the huge emotional and spiritual blast they are able to create. When they asked me to join the band, I agreed in order to improve as a drummer, confronting myself with a very different style from my post-hardcore band Origod. Thanks to Nibiru, I can emotionally express the deepest and darkest side of myself.
The announcement comes after the release of Nibiru’s third full-length album, ‘Padmalotus’ released in May 2015. The album composed of four songs is a spatial ride for your mind. The first three songs are proper songs from a band with sludge and progressive sentiments, while the last song ‘Khem’ is a maratonic highly experimental song of twenty-eight minutes of atmospheric sensation. ‘Padmalotus’ sounds like a gigantic jamming session, with twists that make you forget that you are actually in this planet. It may demand a certain mind set for you to enjoy the massiveness that this albums brings. A true successor and a stepping forward album to what Nibiru has made over the span of three years, this album takes the band and listeners to new horizons only to create expectations on what Nibiru can do next. With the addition of a member focused on the percussion side, making you wonder what this addition can do for the future of Nibiru.