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Kanawha Black

by Nechochwen

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Philippe Masse best album of 2022, and by a long run! Favorite track: I Can Die but Once.
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pinkytheent Holy hell. I was expecting to like this album. I was not expecting to be GRIPPED, spellbound, and spine-chilled by this unrelenting charge of astonishing, vibrant, robust, and sparkling melodies that held me in its thrall through the final seconds. At many turns, I glanced at the remaining time in a song to eagerly hope that there was still far more in store. A swirling wonderland of chilling folk melody and incendiary black metal. I have not headbanged so hard in a long while. Favorite track: The Murky Deep.
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Though Kanawha Black was inspired by events both factual and anecdotal in American prehistory and frontier history, the songwriting gradually progressed into an album that has a less earthy and more otherworldly atmosphere. As we tracked, mixed, and mastered this album over several years, Kanawha Black seemed to originate from and reside somewhere in the ether. On the surface, the songs’ topics continue to explore our region; Appalachia (specifically the Ohio River Valley of West Virginia and Ohio as well as the Laurel Highlands of Pennsylvania) continues to provide our greatest artistic influence. However, we hope that these songs will also convey to the listener that the essence of the past, even in fleeting moments in our modern lives, is still connected to us in many ways through natural mystery. Kanawha Black is our attempt to tap into the veil of this connection.


released May 13, 2022

Nechochwen – Guitars, vocals, flute
Pohonasin – Drums, bass, hand percussion, jaw harp on “Visions, Dreams, and Signs”, vocals for chorus on “Kanawha Black”
Engineered, mixed, and mastered by Pohonasin
Photography by Alex Long
Layout by Pohonasin
Logo by Austin Lunn


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Contact Nechochwen at: forestofrust@yahoo.com

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