Black Metal Noise Experimentalist CROWHURST Signs With Prophecy Productions
Prophecy Productions has signed prolific experimental harsh noise/black metal crossover superstar, Crowhurst. A project headed by Jay Gambit, Crowhurst stands as a testament to his ability to weave ethereal, engaging soundscapes without falling into the trap which befalls so many prolific artists – predictability. Over 75 releases, and each album remains a dynamic, disorienting exploration unlike the last. Beginning as a strictly experimental project, Crowhurst grew to encompass various collaborations with artists and producers such as Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Oathbreaker), who engineered & produced 2015’s I. The 2016 follow up, II was recorded in Manchester, England and produced at Machines With Magnets (The Body, Daughters). Crowhurst finalizes their trilogy with III, to be recorded with legendary producer & engineer Kurt Ballou (Converge, Full Of Hell) at God City Studios later this year, and will be Crowhurst’s Prophecy Productions debut. The effort features guest appearances from Tony Wakeford (Sol Invictus, Death In June), Ethan Lee McCarthy (Primitive Man), and Tara Vanflower (Lycia, Type O Negative) amongst a handful of other notables.
Crowhurst’s music has been featured everywhere from Vice, Decibel, and Terrorizer to The Tom Green Show. Meanwhile, Gambit has collaborated with Gary Mundy (Skullflower, Ramleh), Hiroshi Hasegawa (Astro, C.C.C.C.) and Eugene Robinson (Oxbow) amongst hundreds of others. Gambit is a person that you could talk music with for 6 hours and never repeat a single name. His taste changes across the board, and his music is reflective of this. His music varies, scares you, and leaves you hungry. Tiny Mix Tapes says, “Gambit is more along the lines of a 70’s Miles Davis”. Experimental, harsh, unrelenting and thoroughly unique.
Innovation is an important aspect of Crowhurst. On his signing with Prophecy, Gambit says, “With a roster who’s artists have a reputation for consistently breaking musical barriers and pushing genres in new directions, it is an insane honor to join the Prophecy family of artists.” With notable appearances at SXSW, Northwest Terror Fest and Days of Darkness II, Crowhurst is pleased to announce an appearance at the upcoming inaugural edition of Prophecy Fest USA in Brooklyn, NY this November.