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Vault_13
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:06 am 
 

The work on our new album is coming to an end, and it is time to reveal the tracklist for "Thanathonaut". To make this more entertaining we are presenting yet another work of Christophe Dessaigne we have used as album art:

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:42 am 
 

Actually, today we are celebrating 4 years of Narrow House activity, and we feel like giving you people something as a present. So, we are proud to present the first issue of Thanathonaut Recording Chronicles, which will give you some interesting details on how we approached the recording process of our new album.

Enjoy and subscribe to our channel for further issues!

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 12:50 pm 
 

Loved that interview. Very cool.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:47 am 
 

Thanks! More to come in the near future.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 01, 2013 3:16 am 
 

So, it’s time for a new chapter of Thanathonaut Recording Chronicles. This one will give you a clue on the new sound of Narrow House. You can expect to hear not just only the words, but track samples from the album itself.

So, just click the "play" button and find out what we are up to all this time. And don’t forget to subscribe to our channel for further issues!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 10:06 am 
 

It’s been exactly a year since our debut funeral doom album has been released. And as you may already know the followup is going to be much more diversified in terms of its music genre. But there are some things that will stay intact and continue the legacy of "A Key to Panngrieb" after all.

Without further adieu here goes the next "Thanathonaut Recording Chronicles" chapter that will shed some light on how we achieved that goal. Get ready to check out some juicy samples from the upcoming album this time as well. Enjoy and spread the word!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 11:33 am 
 

So, it’s been a while since the last studio diary was published, but no worries, as today another "Thanathonaut Recording Chronicles" chapter is up! This time we will give you some more details about special instruments we have used to record Thanathonaut, vocals, and even beautiful guest musicians. Be ready for some other surprises too.



You can find all previous chapters at our channel as always.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:36 am 
 

2013 will end soon, and so is our epic studio diary. We have already showed you how we handled guitars, strings, saxophone and vocals. The fifth installment of "Thanathonaut Recording Chronicles" will finalize our recording process with drums and keys, giving you a few more audio samples from the upcoming album.

Watch this and get ready for something completely special!

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:13 am 
 

Narrow House wishes all of you a Happy New Year! See you in 2014!

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 6:45 am 
 

So, the final chapter of "Thanathonaut Recording Chronicles" is here. As I promised before, this time there will be something completely special for you people, so hit the "Play" button already and enjoy!

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:37 am 
 

Awesome. I expect this to be a highlight of this year for me. Can't wait to see / hear / feel the final product. These studio diaries have been excellent as well.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 3:42 pm 
 

Thanks! Hopefully I will be able to tell the release date soon.

PS. I've noticed that I embedded the wrong video in the previous post. Fixed it.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 17, 2014 7:04 am 
 

Some good news in these dark times: to deliver you Thanathonaut we have signed a contract with Solitude Productions, who remain one of the few labels which still appreciate the music itself. It’s quite possible that we will be able to get the album in your hands even earlier than we have expected, so stay tuned!

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 5:24 am 
 

I'm happy to announce that "Thanathonaut" will be officially released on 19th of May on Solitude Productions. Enjoy this trailer featuring one of the songs from the album!



PS. I will edit the first post in this topic to give it more sense regarding this announcement.
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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2014 4:43 am 
 

I have given a short interview regarding the past, present, and the future of Narrow House:
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We are waiting patiently for the reaction of the audience since the new album is quite different comparing to the first one. Some new material has been already created, but additional feedback wouldn't hurt so we know we are heading in the right direction. This time we have put considerably bigger effort in promoting our new material and I expect that we will be able to increase our audience significantly with "Thanathonaut" release.

Check out the full interview over here. More to come.
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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 5:36 am 
 

Check out yet another interview with us:
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We used to compile our live program into one piece in the past. So pauses between our actual tracks were filled by ambient music, and as a result we had something like one hour long song. We even tried to arrive when the music was already playing. This was making very strong atmosphere, a lot of people in the crowd looked like put into the trance. Now we shifted from this approach to shorten songs and having explicit beginnings and ends between them, but we still use video playbacks taken from some art-house or apocalyptic movies.

The full text can be found here.
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PostPosted: Thu May 15, 2014 4:22 am 
 

I've participated in "Withered Hands Podcast", and I should say that this was quite an interesting experience:
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One of the key members of the band both in the past and future “Yegor” is chatting with us all about the old and the new. Whats happened, whats been happening, and where Narrow House are heading. As always this show contains 2 songs by the band in question. These 2 songs are The Vitreous God (Стеклянный Бог) from the debut album A Key To Panngrieb and then theres a new track called Crushing the Old Empire which will be featured on the upcoming release “Thanathonaut”

Want to hear a new track from the upcoming album before everyone else? Check out this podcast right over here. Our thanks to the host of the show, Silencer, for bringing us in.

PS. the volume of the podcast jumps sometimes.
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PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 7:57 am 
 

Have been waiting for this for a while now: "Thanathonaut" is out! It is already available in the official Solitude Productions store. Still, in case you want to buy it from the band (we are going to produce a special edition) — please wait a bit longer.

Meanwhile here what some people who already listened to "Thanathonaut" have to say about it:
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"If Narrow House is any indication of the doom metal scene in Ukraine, then let me hear more of it." — Flemming Gabin
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"Thanathonaut elects to take a wholly different path, incorporating everything from traditional heavy metal-like guitar riffs, to tinny-sounding saxophone, to a bow’s staccato swipe across a cello. The end result is something of an anomaly and, as a result, pushes doom metal’s envelope as we know it." — The Metal Advisor
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"The production sounds very professional" — Dark Underground Music Zine

You can stream "Thanathonaut" in all its glory on our bandcamp page.
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PostPosted: Mon May 26, 2014 11:44 am 
 

Check out the promo of limited edition of "Thanathonaut":



Regular version of Thanathonaut is 10$, limited one - 15$. Shipping should be around 6$.

PS. if anyone is interested there's also an option to order all Narrow House albums at once. Just add 5$ and I will add A Key to Panngrieb to the package as well. Have a few left.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 12, 2014 4:21 am 
 

It has been almost a month since the initial release of "Thanathonaut", and we have already received more than a few reviews from Italy, Greece, USA, Israel, Ukraine and Norway. This is what they have to say:

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"The voice samples that are cleverly arranged in Thanathonaut, perfectly complement the varied vocals of Narrow House, which have sometimes brutal texture and sometimes have a clean and extremely tranquil complexion, while the keys play a very important role in their compositions, and the dress beautifully with the heavy harmonies, yet fantastic interact with cello and saxophone, that steal the show here." — Phantasmagoria

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The songs are very slow with a high level of technology, keyboards and very gloomy. At times it feels like you are getting a message from space [...] As production goes, it is very well done, great quality indeed. [...] would say to anyone, try it with an open mind and make up your own mind." — Metal Temple

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"It mixes great melodies, different moods, good vocals, powerful bass, cello hard ala Apocalyptica and psychedelic saxophone [...] The result is a powerful package that surprises and impresses. It’s hard to believe that this is only the band’s second disc, and that debut came just a few years ago. [...] Beautiful, great-sounding, quality music with rich scope and original expression." — Gorge Metall

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"This album is solid doom when it comes to atmosphere and the idea standing behind it. There’s no bright future for mankind in the world of Narrow House, and the only response for prayers is a radioactive rain coming down form the skies." — Neformat

You can find all available reviews over here.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:20 am 
 

The band has celebrated its 5th birthday on 10th of July. We have also took part in "Doom Quiz" feature at "No Clean Singing" with us answering a few questions:
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Talking about our current perspectives, we continue to promote the latest album. We have already introduced our limited handmade digipack edition of Thanathonaut. There are also some other merch ideas which will probably go public soon. There’s a chance that we will shoot a video for one of our latest songs as well.

The full text can be found here.
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