Monolith sub-frequencies intended to lift the listener to a higher level of consciousness, a state of trance and hypnosis. Bong-Ra mixes Doom Metal, Free Jazz and Electronics in a completely new unique crossover heavily inspired by ancient and pre-dynastic civilisations. His personal philosophy and research into transcendency, the esoteric and existentialism inspired by the musical works of John Coltrane, the teachings of Manly P Hall, the crushing weight of Doom Metal and the open forms of improvised Free Jazz to create a completely new genre in itself.
After the EP “Palestina,” “Antediluvian” is Bong-Ra‘s second audio adventure into the realms of Doom Metal, yet this time on a full-length format. Recorded with Hungarian drummer Balasz Pandi, and featuring guest appearances by saxophonist Colin Webster and bassoonist Chloe Herrington. “Antediluvian” will be receiving a high-end vinyl release on Tartarus Records.
As one of the pioneers of the electronic harsh subgenre’s breakcore together with artists like Venetian Snares and DJ Scud, Bong-Ra (v1.0) led the breakcore scene for two decades, preaching his manic rhythms across the globe. After twenty years of carnage Jason Kohnen decided to metamorphose his Bong-Ra alter ego and return to his original roots and passion for Doom. Afterall, he’s one of the founding members of the recently revived Dutch Doom Metal band Celestial Season and also a member of the upcoming Doom band The Answer Lies In The Black Void along with Martina Horvath (Thy Catalfaque), so this transformation of Bong-Ra (v2.0) into a sub-based Doom experience is only natural and inevitable for him.
Purchase the album through Bandcamp: https://tartarusrecords.com/album/antediluvian