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Shiva Appreciation Society

Art Against Agony - "Shiva Appreciation Society"

ALBUM TITLE: Shiva Appreciation Society

GENRE: Jazz Prog Experime(n)tal



DISTRIBUTOR: H‘Art / Believe

ARTIST: Art Against Agony

COUNTRY: Germany


The Machinist - Rhythm Guitar
The Malkavian - Drums
The Maximalist - Percussion
The Twin - Bass
The Sorcerer - Lead Guitar

ART AGAINST AGONY to release third album "Shiva Appreciation Society"

There is more than meets the eys behind these masks and much more to it than meets the ear: ART AGAINST AGONY, who just finished work on their upcoming album Shiva Appreciation Society, are brilliant composers and instrumentalists who see the band as just one of many tools of expression in their creative garage.

Their albums, leaving the listeners highly satisfied, politely appreciative or outright flabbergasted, have been met with all sorts of media reactions, leading to the most brilliant approach of describing what the listener gets pulled into: “a journey from a metal concert to an absinth jazz-bar”. Stylistically, the virtuoso Jazz/Metal unit has been called “Prog-Jazz-Experimental-Brainfuck-Metal” (metal.de) and even named “Messiahs of Prog” (progsphere.com), the only thing one can be sure of is:

Ludicrously insane scales, crude polyrhythmics and heavy dynamic changes encompassing the whole spectrum between Jazz and Metal – nothing for the faint-hearted. Musical virtuosity meets conceptional transcendence on their third album Shiva Appreciation Society which is set for release on October 5th 2018!



Cover Art


1. Introduction
2. Nothing To Declare!
3. Nandi
4. Katz
5. Pumpkin Thief
6. Emissary
7. Feste
8. Voerman Interlude
9. Write A Word: THC
10. Write A Sentence: The Headbanger’s Confusion
11. Lemon Tree
12. Hulullúlulu Pt. II
13. House Built On Sand
14. Queen’s Lullaby
15. (Bonus) Coffee For The Queen - Extended Edition
16. (Bonus) Above The Clouds
(feat. The_Sorcerer)