Crippled Black Phoenix

Crippled Black Phoenix
Crippled Black Phoenix
Origin United Kingdom
Genres Post-rock, Ambient music
Progressive rock
Years active 2004–present
Labels Invada Records/Domino
Associated acts Electric Wizard, Gonga, Iron Monkey, Mogwai, Teeth of Lions Rule the Divine, Scarlatti Tilt
Website www.crippledblackphoenix.co.uk
Members
Justin Greaves
Joe Volk
Karl Demata
Daisy Chapman
Charlotte Nicholls
Merijn Royaards
Christian Heilmann
Mark Furnevall

Crippled Black Phoenix is a post-rock supergroup from the United Kingdom. Several musicians have contributed to Crippled Black Phoenix's albums and play with them during their live shows.[1]

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History

Crippled Black Phoenix is a collective of musicians from many other bands (including notably Iron Monkey, Gonga, Mogwai, Electric Wizard and others).[2][3] In 2004, Justin Greaves began recording primitive sounds he had in mind for years. He was encouraged by Dominic Aitchison, and their ideas would lay the backbone for Crippled Black Phoenix.

Although originally having an unorthodox start, since all the band members were part of and busy with other projects at the time of the band's founding, Crippled Black Phoenix remained committed to staying together and forged their sound. The band writes what they call "endtime ballads," signifying both the slightly macabre nature of their songs and their unusual blend of styles as the final evolution in music. This blend has led to them being called everything from stoner-prog to freak-folk to doom.[4]

Crippled Black Phoenix have made live shows a focus and have performed in unusual venues, using Victorian-era instruments in tandem with more modern instruments.[5]

Current members

Past members

  • Kostas Panagiotou
  • Dominic Aitchison
  • Nial McGaughey
  • Andy Semmens
  • Charlie Romijn
  • Matt Williams
  • Thomas Elgie
  • George Elgie
  • Dave Greaves
  • Mark Ophidian
  • Max Milton
  • Jon Attwood
  • Jack Rampling
  • John E Vistic
  • Guy Metcalffe
  • Geoff Barrow
  • Paul Harris
  • Suzi Gale
  • Michael L.B. West
  • Danny Ashberry
  • Merijn Royaards

Discography

Albums

A Love of Shared Disasters (2006)

  1. "The Lament of the Nithered Mercenary" – 2:36
  2. "Really, How'd It Get This Way?" – 4:49
  3. "The Whistler" – 9:45
  4. "Suppose I Told The Truth" – 5:03
  5. "When You're Gone" – 5:35
  6. "Long Cold Summer" – 10:34
  7. "Goodnight, Europe" – 6:08
  8. "You Take the Devil Out of Me" – 4:23
  9. "The Northern Cobbler" – 7:32
  10. "My Enemies I Fear Not But, Protect Me from My Friends" – 6:34
  11. "I'm Almost Home" – 5:32
  12. "Sharks & Storms" / "Blizzard of Horned Cats" – 8:19

200 Tons of Bad Luck (2009)

  1. "Burnt Reynolds"
  2. "Rise Up and Fight"
  3. "Time of Ye Life/Born for Nothing/Paranoid Arm of Narcoleptic Empire"
  4. "Wendigo"
  5. "Littlestep"
  6. "Crossing the Bar"
  7. "Whissendine"
  8. "A Real Bronx Cheer"
  9. "444"
  10. "A Hymn for a Lost Soul"
  11. "A Lack of Common Sense"
  12. "I Am Free Today I Perished"

The Resurrectionists/Night Raider (2009)

  1. "Burnt Reynolds"
  2. "Rise Up and Fight"
  3. "Whissendine"
  4. "Crossing the Bar"
  5. "200 Tons of Bad Luck"
  6. "Please Do Not Stay Here"
  7. "Song For The Loved"
  8. "A Hymn for a Lost Soul"
  9. "444"
  10. "Littlestep"
  11. "Human Nature Dictates The Downfall of Humans"
  1. "Time of Ye Life/Born for Nothing/Paranoid Arm of Narcoleptic Empire"
  2. "Wendigo"
  3. "Bat Stack"
  4. "Along Where The Wind Blows"
  5. "Onward Ever Downwards"
  6. "A Lack of Common Sense"
  7. "Trust No One"
  8. "I Am Free Today I Perished"

I, Vigilante (2010)

  1. "Troublemaker"
  2. "We Forgotten Who We Are"
  3. "Fantastic Justice"
  4. "Bastogne Blues"
  5. "Of A Lifetime"
  6. "Burning Bridges"

References

External links

-BalconyTV Poznan performance in June 2011.


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