A Flame Never Rises On Its Own

by Ortega

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A little more than two years have passed since Ortega attracted positive attention with their surprisingly strong debut 1634, which united sluggish doom metal riffing and raw sludge in a unique sound, including plenty of fresh ideas.
After some delays over the last months, the quartet from Groningen can now finally present new material in the form of a comprehensive EP, called A Flame Never Rises On Its Own. Although there is certainly continuity with their previous work, A Flame Never Rises on its own takes full advantage of the EP format by intensifying their efforts and delivery. And even though there are only three songs, they are expansive without seeming to be spread too thin on this abbreviated release.

A Flame Never Rises On Its Own: Three songs, each one displaying a unique character, but merge together into a single body of work.

Released by Badger Records.

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20 cassettes (released by Tartarus Records) SOLD OUT
50 clear vinyl with screenprinted cover + other artwork SOLD OUT
250 black vinyl
9 clear vinyl with normal gatefold SOLD OUT
11 testpressings SOLD OUT



released November 14, 2012

Recorded & by JB van der Wal at Hewwehetover Studios, Groningen over the period of 2010 and 2011



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Ortega Groningen

Since 2007, Ortega have been exploring the murky depths of humanity's longing for the horizon. Perilous courses which drag carcasses ashore, sojourns that tell of the bells that chime on the sands below, collisions of doom, sludge and noise that tell tales of abyssal mankind.

Ortega is:

Richard - Vocals & Guitar
Frank - Bass
Alex - Guitar
Sven - Drums
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