good news / bad news

bad news first

due to personal reasons, sarah decided to leave the band at the end of 2016

we want to thank her for the last 9 years we’ve spent together, sounding, jamming, laughing, discussing, drinking, touring …

thank you little dwarf!
we’re going to play these last gigs with Sarah on drums, so don’t miss it

  • 23.09.2016 Hirscheneck, Basel| with KER
  • 07.10.2016 Oxil, Zofingen |with KER
  • 13.10.2016 Kunstverein, Nürnberg | with Spancer
  • 14.10.2016 Chemiefabrik, Dresden |with Spancer + DUST
  • 05.11.2016 Galerie du Sauvage, Porrentruy | with SUMA

 

See you soon guys

alex, chris, jessie, sarah

October Tour

We’re in the middle of organizing a tour through Switzerland/Austria/Germany in October:

07.10. Oxil, Zofingen /with KER
08.10. Switzerland -> booked
09.10. Switzerland /with KER -> help needed
10.10. Switzerland/Germany/Austria -> help needed
11.10. Austria (western part) -> help needed
12.10. Germany (south) -> help needed
13.10. Nürnberg /with Spancer -> booked
14.10. Chemiefabrik, Dresden /with Spancer , DUST
15.10. Germany (Bielefeld, Wuppertal, Bremen) /with Spancer, Dust -> help needed

for any suggestions please contact us by mail shEver@shEver.ch

Thank you very much for your support

Xtreemmusic.org about “Rituals”

BANDA: SHEVER (swi)
TITULO: Rituals
FORMATO/AÑO: CD 2011
SELLO: Total Rust
CALIFICACIÓN: 7.5
AUTOR: Xavier Bergada (12/2012)
Visitas: 9 desde 06.12.2012
Tras un primer álbum autoeditado las suizas SHEVER no se andan con mariconadas y siguen erre que
erre con su particular historia. El título del álbum ya habla por si solo, y quieras que no, es toda un
guía para hacerse un poco a la idea de lo que nos aguarda en el interior de las seis composiciones.
SHEVER ni son virtuosas ni son técnicas ni tampoco son aventajadas en nada, al contrario, su música
es de lo más simple que te puedas echar al oído, aunque eso no les quita el que, pues saben plasmar,
combinar y pegar sus pocos recursos con una naturalidad nata.
Musicalmente el manual no va mucho más allá de los medios tiempos, las corcheas palm mute y los
punteos de cuatro o cinco notas a más estirar, todo eso lo sueltan de cuajo al lado de atmósferas
lúgubres pesadas e incluso tenebrosas, partes limpias, coros fantasmagóricos, violines, ritmos
distorsionados, melodías lentas, y demás pasajes ritualísticos que le ceden algo más de sarna al
asunto. La gracia de este “Rituals” y pese a ser la mar de plano (musicalmente hablando) radica en la
viveza y en cada uno de los contrastes que acaban colándole a sus composiciones, pues igual se tiran
por los primeros CATHEDRAL como rompen el tema con coordenadas de SAINT VITUS, MURKRAT,
BLOODY PANDA, primeros MY DYING BRIDE, MYTHIC o WOODEN STAKE. Lo suyo es un Death/Doom
de lo más negro, con chorreos vocales a mansalva, ritmos cargados de pesadez, partes aceleradas y
toda la carnaza gutural que muy hábilmente le añade su vocalista Alexandra, sin hacer ascos a
momentos más tétricos, a la oración o al relax más enfermizo.
La producción cortesía de Greg Chandler (ESOTERIC) literalmente les viene al dedillo, sucia, áspera y
muy lograda, un adjetivo que se respira durante todo el álbum y que va asomándose aquí y allá hasta
su coletazo final. Pues eso, un álbum con pocas florituras técnicas, cargado de canciones simples y
fantásticamente bañado con pasajes a cuál más penetrante se encargan de sellar un digno segundo
álbum muy recomendable para los fanáticos de los estilos citados. De hacerte tilín lo descrito, tanto
la presente edición como la tirada en vinilo de la mano de Svart Records, creo que serán motivos más
que suficientes para cohesionarse de la mala sangre que se gastan estas cuatro féminas helvecias.

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WrittenInMusic.com about “Rituals”

Door Carl Puhl op 31 oktober 2012
4.5
SoundId
De Zwitserse doom metalband shEver is opgericht in 2004 door Jessica en toenmalige drummer
Melanie. In hetzelfde jaar verscheen hun demo The Mirror en twee jaar later hun Promo 2006. In dat
jaar verliet Melanie de band en werd ze vervangen door Sarah. De band bestaat verder uit vocaliste
Alexandra en Nadine op bas en viool. In 2007 werd het debuut Ocean Of Illusions uitgebracht twee
jaar later de EP A Dialogue With The Dimensions. Afgelopen zomer is hun nieuwe CD Rituals
verschenen. Dit werk is maandag 29 oktober op vinyl verschenen via Svart Records, maar sinds 25
mei van dit jaar op CD beschikbaar.
Een all-girl doom metalband! Hoe cool is dat?! Laat je niet in de war brengen; deze meiden spelen
echte metal! Het getuigt van enorm veel lef en kracht om zoveel ruimte in je muziek toe te laten als
deze band doet in bijvoorbeeld het nummer Souls Colliding. De muziek die deze band speelt heeft
een zeer somber en atmosferisch karakter. De songs zijn goed opgebouwd en weten, ondanks hun
monotone karakter, toch de nodige spanning te realiseren. Een goed uitgebalanceerde mix zorgt
voor een helder geluid en dit draagt bij aan de intensiteit van de muziek. Het ritme is traag en
loodzwaar, zonder te verzanden in dichtgeslibde riffs. Geen muur van geluid, maar subtiliteit in
spannende doom.
Fans van Cathedral, Bloody Panda, Buried at Sea, Sleep of zelfs het vroege werk van My Dying Bride
zouden nog wel eens verslaafd kunnen raken aan de muziek op Rituals van shEver. De muziek is
weliswaar niet enorm intens of overdonderend, maar zeer donker traag en atmosferisch. Wie de CD
aan wil schaffen kan de CD online bestellen bij Totalrust Music. Wees er wel snel bij, want het werk is
verschenen in een oplage van 1000 exemplaren. De vinylvariant is aan te schaffen via de webshop
van Svart Records.Satanás…

 

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The Sludgelord about “Rituals”

Tuesday, August 07, 2012
8 years of hard work, few self-released albums, rich live experience (including phenomenal
performances at high-profile festivals like Roadburn and Doom Shall Rise), and now Swiss all-female
Doom band shEver joined TotalRust to grace us with their strongest album yet. “Rituals” is all about
Sludgy brew of Death Doom Heaviness. Crushing riffs, crawling rhythm, hate-drenched vocals and a
melody that creates unique trance-inducing atmosphere.
These honoring the sounds as diverse as of Mythic, Cathedral, Bloody Panda, Buried at Sea, Sleep or
even early My Dying Bride might develop an addiction to these six aggressive pieces, stretching over
fifty minutes of DOOM Rituals…
Current line up
Alex: eve-ill brutal screaming & voice
Jessica: down-tuned heavy riffing & voice
Nadine: drone-doom bass, infernal growls & violin
Sarah: doomed drums
Coming from the beautiful landscapes of Switzerland, sheVer is not really a newcomer in the
Doom/death Scene. The band has even earned the respect from many big festivals including the
Roadburn thanks to their first album and EP’s.
So, one of the first main characteristic of this band is that all the members are women 🙂
But please, forget all your narrow-minded ideas or old clichés, becasue sheVer can bury many men’s
bands.
Let’s talk about the music, Dark, Heavy and by the way DOOOOMy as hell.
sheVer really knows its subject. And they will prove it in these 6 tracks. The album begins with “Ritual
Of Chaos”, a really representative son, of what is gonna smash you in the face during the following
tracks. The song begins with some arpeggios that directly put you in a state of gloom… and “then
comes dinner” ….. Dark ambiences, Muddy Riffs, and what a sound!
Alexandra’s vocals are really impressive. Sometimes goin from growls to clean. She does one of the
best vocals I’ve heard on this kind of Doom/Death release. The second part of the song comes with
an apocalyptic doomy riff with an incredible atmosphere reminding me of NEUROSIS.
Don’t get me wrong, sheVer never really sound like another band. They have found their own sound
and style. Goin’ from Doom Metal to Death Metal with a kind of Pagan spirit there. I don’t know if
sheVer have already listened to CELTIC FROST (another famous band from Switzerland), but there is
in their music this kind of fantasmagoric atmosphere … Maybe comin’ from their celtic blood 🙂
shEver – rituals
The Sludgelord
url: http://thesludgelord.blogspot.com/2012/08/shever-rituals_7.html
But, don’t worry you’ll never have here any speedy riffs or Heavy metal songs..No, sheVer wants “to
cover you with dirt”….. Yes; like Alice in Chains had the talent to do. I mean, “Rituals” is one of those
albums that will not only put cool dark riffs in your ears….. But will transport you into the album.
“Delirio” the second track of the album is another great proof .As soon as the first note enters, the
sound of the thick bass will put you down. Playing with the effective recipe of melting dark
arpeggios, with mystic whisperings and sludgy bass & drums, sheVer have created here a kind of
Manual Of Darkness…. turning everything from light to dark.
“Je suis Nee” is surely one of my favourite tracks. There is here something that every fan of Dark
Ambiences will love. Think about YOB, meeting My Dying Bride and Electric Wizard…… And you’ll
have Surely one of the best Doom/Death tracks of the year
Doin’ a track by track review would be crazy as there is really not any weak songs on this album.
Each track is a kind of chapter in a Book of Occult, they all deal with the same theme but show you a
different side of it, track after track. sheVer has without a doubt put the best of themselves in these
6 tracks and this new release will surely help them to conquer some new fans accross the world.
Only excellent musicians with a perfect knowledge of the Doom/Death genre can release killer songs
as “Tha He Na Te”, “Delirio” or “Je suis Née”. The Doom/death music scene is growing up everyday,
seeing new talent arriving from all around the world and sheVer, is one of these band. They are
doing something that we have already heard on many Doom albums in the past?
No, sheVer rejuvenate the genre and give here one of the must have records of this year.
Written by Seb Bismuth
This is another brilliant release and thanks a bunch to Seb for writing this great review. Please check
the links below for more info about the band. Thanks also to Gad from Total Rust for giving us the
record to review. Support this band and this brilliant label from Jerusalem, Israel.

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