Slomatics will release Futurians: Live At Roadburn on vinyl and digital this october on Roadburn Records.
JJ Koczan from the Obelisk about the Slomatics gig at Roadburn 2017 captured on this release: “The most pummeling tones I’ve heard over the course of the last three days. “Electric Breath,” “Return to Kraken,” “And Yet it Moves,” “Supernothing” — this is the stuff of lumbering, rolling, molten doom supremacy, and as they’re five records deep into a tenure that one hopes continues into perpetuity”
The band commented on their performance on the legendary festival beforehand:
“To say we’re excited about playing Roadburn would be an understatement,” says guitarist David Majury. “It’s funny how something like a music festival can take on almost mythical proportions, but if any festival has done so it’s definitely Roadburn! We’ve had an association with the festival through our records being on Burning World Records, so it feels good to be finally hauling our fuzz pedals over to Tilburg.”
With Majury and Chris Couzens on guitar and drummer / vocalist Marty Harvey also handling synth, Slomatics defy logic with their sheer amount of low-end output. As the follow-up to 2014’s Estron and 2012’s A Hocht, Future Echo Returns (2016) was the third in a trilogy of albums, rounding out an extended story that the band purposefully leaves open for interpretation.
“I’m delighted we’ll be joining the 2017 edition of Roadburn,” echoes Couzens. “We’ve seen some incredible performances in Tilburg over the years and been blown away how the locals embrace the hordes of music fans that descend on them. It’ll be fantastic to join that special atmosphere as a performer in April!”
In honour of Slomatics appearance at the Roadburn Festival 2017 this April we are very happy to announce that their last album Estron is back in print on vinyl. The rerelease of the original Head Of Crom-vinyl was sold out in months so we decided to do another run. 300 copies pressed on white vinyl this time around. Please note:
This is a pre-order. Items will be sent out 3rd week of March 2017.
Roadburn Festival 2017 pick-up is also possible. Please mail [email protected] if this applies to you. We’ll refund you your shipping costs right away.
Dual-guitar riff excavators Slomatics released their fourth full-length, Estron, last year on Burning World Records, and for those who’d worship at an altar of tone, it makes a suitable icon. The Belfast, Northern Ireland, trio roll out sans bass but want nothing for low end, Chris Couzens and David Majury contributing tectonic force on songs like “Tunnel Dragger” and “Lost Punisher” while drummer/vocalist Marty Harvey (also of War Iron) sets the lurch in motion, his voice echoing deep from within the band’s well-honed morass. Songs are spacious but consuming and full, and on the 38-minute offering there’s really only one moment of letup: the two-minute ambient interlude “Red Dawn” that precedes closer “The Carpenter” (also the longest track at 10:26). Beyond that, Slomatics offer few opportunities (some, but few) to let the air back into their listeners’ lungs, and that’s clearly the idea. Estron marked not only their fourth long-player, but also their first decade in the band, Couzens and Majury having started Slomatics in 2004 and Harvey joining in 2011 between their breakout split with Conan (review here) and 2012’s A Hocht full-length, released on Head of Crom. In that decade, and in any case well before they got around to Estron, Couzens and Majury figured out what they wanted from their assault, and Estron bears the fruit of their hammering-out. Though slow-moving, the album is fluid front to back, and it thanks in no small part to Harvey‘s vocals, it has a sense of melody to complement its crushing, nigh-on-claustrophobic tonality.
Formed in 2011, Glasgow’s Headless Kross combine monolithic riffs, mind bending psychedelia and crust tinged freak-outs to give them their unique sound.
Frequently described as ‘psychedelic doom’, swirling phasers and repetitive pounding rhythms give way to downtuned heaviness in a way that is somehow both tight and loose at the same time.
Headless Kross recorded their latest album ‘Volumes’ in July 2014 with Chris Fielding at Skyhammer Studio. This is due for release in early 2015 on Black Bow (vinyl and cassette) and Burning World (CD and download), with an amazing painted cover by US artist W. Ralph Walters. The album contains 3 gargantuan songs exploring the well-worn theme of nature reasserting herself in an incredibly violent way.
‘Volumes’ is released on vinyl via Black Bow Records on April 1st 2015, while the compact disc pressing will be handled by Burning World Records.
The long sold out split EP by 2 of the greatest stoner / doom bands from across the pond (well from here on the European mainland that is) is available again after being sold out for a long time on original label Head Of Crom. We are talking about Conan and Slomatics of course.
The album has been repressed on blue and red color vinyl and in a limited amount of 500. If you need your copy please go here.
Head Of Crom described the split at the time as:
A three piece of such sluggish might that even the Old Ones themselves are wary. Their debut album ‘Horseback Battle Hammer’ originally sold out on Throne in a very short space of time, confirming the magnetic draw their dense yet beautiful sound has. Conan explore a new-found psychedelic prowess here, yet still retain their trademark tone of impossibly low-end power. These three crushing tracks were recorded by Chris Fielding at Foel Studio, against the backdrop of a bleak gale and a howling storm. Additional vocals were contributed by spacelord Dave Anderson (ex-Hawkind / Amon Duul II), stepping up the psych-factor one notch further.
This Belfast-based trio of grandiose riff-runts have been rocking since 2004. Along the way they have amassed two albums, three splits and a slavish cult following. These Hibernian doomhounds are quirky and unlike anyone else, although it has been alleged that they share some genetic material with early Melvins. Beautiful and enticing perhaps, but undoubtedly heavy as hell.
James Plotkin (Khanate, Isis, Earth) was the natural and most brutal choice for mastering duties on both sides of the split and with beautiful artwork by Tony Roberts.
And the cleaning out the closet continues! This time with a cd deal that is practyically a give away. You can choose 5 cd’s from the following list and only pay 10 euro. So this is your chance to make your Live At Roadburn cd-collection complete or have enough presents to last you till Christmas.
Choose from the following titles and put in your Paypal comment box (you also can choose 2 or more of the same title):
Wino – Live At Roadburn CD
Ulver – Live At Roadburn CD
Conan – Live At Roadburn CD
Year Of No Light – Live At Roadburn CD
White Hills – Live At Roadburn CD
Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation – ROADBURN CD
The Midnight Ghost Train – Live At Roadburn CD
Elder – Live At Roadburn CD
Get those baby’s here (scroll to the bottom). Medium has been set to LP to charge the right amount of shipping. For Germany and benelux it does not matter how many cd’s you order it will always be 5 euro.
As some of these we have in limited amounts there is a chance we will mail you back to ask for a replecement title when one of them is sold out.
At the time of release 2 years ago Pitchfork by way of Kim Kelly described the album as follows:
‘To strip the flesh from the bones is to find a band bent on replicating and revering the heavy sounds that came before them. To label them “stoner doom” does them a disservice. At their core, Conan are a doom band with repetitive song structures, and windswept clean vocals; the devil, however, is in the details, and the extra layers of effects and mechanical wizardry they heap upon their pure-hearted compositions elevate them to the next level. Monnos is their most solid, well-developed, and impressive effort yet, and those who walk the doomed path would do well to join their ranks.’
The vinyl of this album has been out of print for quite some time and we (the band and us) decided it was time for a repress! On green vinyl this time. Get in on the action here.
If you forgot how the album sounded please check out Bandcamp below.
Bongripper – the band that brought you Satan Worshipping Doom earlier – has announced that their new album Miserable will be released by the end of June 2015. The band will self-release the album and Burning World Records is one of the few retailers in Europe who will get the vinyl and cd of this record. If you need a copy on vinyl or cd of this masterpiece please go here to our online store.
Ps if you want to pick up the repress of Conan’s Monnos on green vinyl as well to save on shipping please go here).
You know we like the Bast album. As a matter of fact we liked it so much we wanted to be involved and got on board for th cd and digital. But what we did not expect is that so many reviewers like it as much as well. A few words from them:
Cack Blabbath : Online – ‘one of the most stimulating doom records you’ll hear.’ Sludge Lord: ‘Spectres is a brilliant début album that shows Bast are on the verge of greatness.’ This is Not a Scene: 8/10 – ‘an impressive and well-crafted album that sounds immense’ Nine Hertz: ‘ Five tracks, no need for filler. Bosh.’
Today it’s officially out! So go to you local record store and pick it up. If you haven’t got a local record store you can also get cd or vinyl in our online store. Or listen to or pick up the album on Bandcamp below.
Innovative UK black metal/doom hybrid Bast have revealed another new song from their eagerly awaited debut album ‘Spectres’, entitled ‘Denizens’, and you can hear it right here, exclusively with Terrorizer.
Bast’s sound is a very interesting one indeed, drawing an equal amount of influence from avant-sludge outfits like Neurosis and Eagle Twin as they do progressive black metal like Altar Of Plagues, Winterfylleth etc. The trio don’t fit comfortably in either the black metal or doom niches however, with their bleak yet psychedelic vibrations existing in a world of its own. The record’s title track, ‘Spectres’, boded well for the rest of the album, and now ‘Denizens’ is here to tantalise us even further. It’s a pretty beastly song indeed, emphasising the band’s sludgier side with aplomb.
The Sleeping Shaman reviewed Spectres and called it: ” One of the best doom albums by a UK band – and certainly one of the best debuts – of the past few years.”
Nine Hertz adds: “I think where Bast stand out is they don’t allow themselves to be distracted. Theirs is a singular vision that rarely explores unnecessary avenues. Five tracks, no need for filler. Bosh.”
The album is available for presale at Burning World Records.com on both vinyl and cd and will be shipped out in 2 weeks from now.