Release date: 31st May, 2013
Limited edition of 300 copies
2LP splatter vinyl, gatefold sleeve + download code
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Melbourne instrumental heavyweights The Night Terrors offer a mind-melting mix of dark synth magic, thunderous dreamscapes and other-worldly electronica. Featuring the haunting theremin melodies of Miles Brown (student of Russian theremin queen Lydia Kavina), vintage horror synths and a powerhouse rhythm section, The Night Terrors have earned a reputation as one of Australia’s most unusual and original acts.
Following the release of two stellar EPs The Night Terrors and Lightless through Unstable Ape Records, The Night Terrors’ debut full-length album Back To Zero was first released on CD in April 2009 through Australian label EXO Records. Back To Zero is now reissued for the first time on double 12″ vinyl through Homeless Records, remastered by Mikey Young (Total Control, Eddy Current Suppression Ring).
Since the initial release of Back To Zero, The Night Terrors have toured the world with the likes of Hawkwind, Black Mountain, Melt-Banana, Serena Maneesh, and shared the stage with Goblin, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Boris, Bardo Pond, Marc Ribot, Pink Mountaintops, Nick Oliveri, Midnight Juggernauts and HTRK. The band has toured Europe extensively and appeared at international festivals such as VIVID Live (AUS), Polyhymnia (DE), Bracara Extreme Fest (Portugal), Denovali Swingfest (DE), Incubate (NL) and recently composed a 50 minute original piece for the Melbourne Town Hall’s Grand Pipe Organ as part of Melbourne Music Week 2012.
Reviews of Back To Zero
“Folks you should check out this incredible record by The Night Terrors. It is pretty awesome it’s like Bruno Nicolai meets MBV jamming with a gigantic theremin.”
Death Waltz Recording Company
“After the punk rock slurry that’s been dished about the Australian landscape, we all could use a breather. And this is one heady trip with plenty of room to breathe. A reissue of a 2009 CD, Back To Zero is made up of atmospheric post-rock instrumentals featuring a heavy dose of haunting electronics and Theremin. The Night Terrors could speak to the Tortoise or Godspeed crowd, but they seem steeped in horror film lore and the pulsing Death Waltz/Dagored label soundtracks than either of those outfits. (I must not be too far off; I see they’re doing a stint opening for Goblin). You could literally fly to Melbourne and grip a copy of this LP before I could finish breaking down every track. Kudos to Homeless for stepping out of their piss soaked cardboard box of a house and releasing this epic journey. There’s a song titled “Existential Revelation In The Circle Pit At Slayer” on here. You should probably buy this just to have that on your shelves.”