As much as I love progressive and black metal, I also really dig fucking sludgy-ass doom, man. Like, a lot.
I go to doom shows often, and the next morning, I feel it. My body punishes me with every move for witnessing doom; I have fun at these gigs, and tend to let all of my aggression out through my neck.
Anyways, if you like doom too, you’ll dig Philadelphia’s Gholas, for sure. Today, we’re actually streaming the opening track from the band’s sophomore LP Litanies, which is due out February 11.
The band, which harbors unhealthy obsessions with the writings of Frank Herbert, Philip K. Dick and Arthur C. Clarke, tracked Litanies in the winter of 2012 and 2013 at Red Planet.
The disc — available for pre-order here — was engineered and mixed by Joe Smiley, with the album’s mastering completed by James Plotkin.
Now, listen and love, folks. This music does not fuck around.
And if you love the track, go see the band playing Columbus, Ohio, at Cafe Bourbon Street on February 13; Chicago at the Burlington on February 14; Pittsburgh at The Rock Room on February 15; Washington D.C., at the Velvet Lounge on February 16; and Philadephia at Kungfu Necktie on February 26.
…And The Lives Come Flooding
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