Tag: Aristic

NEWS: Aristic and Dollhide combinate forces at 5:30!

Continuing his collaborative work in a different way, Niklas Rutland aka Aristic has been quietly squirrelling away with Russian multi instrumentalist Vassili Neplokh aka Dollhide. Together they have created “5:30“, an ode to Groundhog Day where life becomes a mundane daily grind, life in ever repeating concentric circles. If you haven’t had the pleasure, “Dimensions”

Review: “Kalos” by Fraktions

In 2017 London Progressive Metallers Fraktions were on a high, their debut EP “Anguish“, a concept release about mental health that takes the listener on a journey through multiple sound worlds taking them to Tech-Fest where they were joined by Kaan Tasan now of Heart of a Coward who reprised his role on “Panic“. But

Playthrough: “EVLN” from Aristic!

The run of singles following debut album “Dimensions” from Aristic, the one man solo project of Swedish multi instrumentalist Niklas Runstad continued in February as he was joined by Lukas Andersson, vocalist of Zero Horizon for “EVLN” (short for “Evolution“) and it’s a Progressive Tech-Metal classic. So after a music video it’s only logical that a

NEWS: Aristic return to “EVLN” for music video!

A couple of weeks back Aristic unveiled a new cut entitled “EVLN” (Evolution) which sees mastermind Niklas Runstad joined by  Lukas Andersson of Zero Horizon and we not only did a rare as rocking horse s*** track review for the single but also talked to him about his writing and recording process. But he’s not done.

Exclusive Interview: Aristic talk Writing and Recording!

Niklas Runstad is fast becoming something of a legend in these parts. A multi-instrumentalist hailing from Gothenburg Sweden, he’s been creating music under the name Aristic with elements of Metalcore, Deathcore and Progressive Metal before inviting a different vocalist to appear on each track he creates. His debut album “Dimensions” has been a regular on

Track Review: “EVLN” from Aristic!

The Experimental Metal solo-project of Niklas Runstad based in Gothenburg, Sweden, Aristic sees the multi-instrumentalist blend elements of Metalcore, Deathcore and Progressive Metal together for formulate on cohesive beast with a guest vocalist hand picked from the Underground Metal scene appearing on each track. 2019 saw debut album “Dimensions” appear with seven different vocalists making

NEWS: 8-bit Aristic?

Following the narrative of last year’s “Fears and Convictions” 8-bit music video, a new video for “Guidelines” has surfaced from Aristic. The original version of the song is taken from the debut album of the Swedish solo project, entitled “Dimensions“, which sees a different guest vocalist appearing on each track from the multi instrumentalist. Didn’t

Documentary: Behind The Scenes of “Vir4l” from Aristic!

The first new material after “Dimensions” for Aristic came in the form of “Vir4l“, which saw the multi instrumentalist joined by NO:IR frontman Sam “Evvi” Davis. one of a handful of single tracks we did a track review for in 2020. Here’s an out take reel from the video shoot…

NEWS: Aristic return to “Vir4l”!

“And with the new light there was young hope, To underline the meaning, And carve our names in, At the end of August, The end of, At the end of August, The end of, I’ll never replace the ones I first made, Jesus, does anyone?” Any excuse for a bit of 36 Crazyfists! At the

Track Review: “Vir4l” from Aristic ft Evvi!

For those not in the know, Aristic is a solo project of Gothenburg, Sweden based Multi instrumentalist Niklas Runstad. Starting in 2019, he created tracks with guest vocalists from other local bands and the end product of that was the brilliant “Dimensions” debut album. Back in the studio with producer Mathias Rexiux and mixing and