Burning World Records is proud to present the latest addition to our roster: Black Magician. The band will release their debut cd Nature Is The Devil’s Church with us in September 2012. Vinyl duties will be handled by the label behind The Sleeping Shaman, Shaman recordings. Find below a quote from a The Sleeping Shaman live review, we could not have put it better ourselves and that’s not just because we are not native speakers! More info on the release when we have it.
“Driven by swirling organ and monumental carved-from-granite guitar, with able rhythmic support and throaty vocals, this is pure doom metal with nary a trace of the stoner rock or hardcore sludge that can be found in the sound of so many of their contemporaries and may be best summed up by my friend and living legend Doomlord as ‘like Atomic Rooster playing early Cathedral’. If that doesn’t make you all a-slaver with anticipation for their album or a live date in your town then there is just no pleasing you.”
While Black Magician confess to being just as influenced by the late 60s British folk scene as by the old guard of Heavy Metal and Doom, there’s no hippy-drippy philosophising here. Black Magician’s ideology is firmly rooted in the sinister. The brooding landscape of Arthur Machen, the haunted countryside of M.R. James is where they reside most contentedly.
Black Magician distance themselves from the current trend for pseudo-occult rehashed doom posturing and clichéd horror film imagery. What you can expect is something much more sincere, a genuine fascination with the darker side of British history.
Monolithic cosmic-nod-inducing riffs, swirling Hammond organ and dark acoustic passages are the ingredients in this alchemical brew, the resulting concoction a grim incantation, an ode to anti-urbanism, a very English darkness.
Black Magician Are
Liam Yates – Vocals
Kyle Roy Nesbitt – Guitar, Piano
Jay Plested – Drums
Matt Ford – Organ
John McNulty – Bass Guitar