Brooklyn based purveyors of doom/psych/sludge metal Godmaker, Mountain God, and Kosmodemonic will be joining forces and taking to the proverbial band van for a 4-date regional run this coming April. Having carved out a strong presence in the Brooklyn heavy scene, all three groups now prepare to destroy on a regional scale, with a string of appearances throughout the Northeast and the support of prominent heavy acts along the way. Read below the poster for the full press release and list of dates.
Despite having only formed in 2013, Godmaker has already come to be regarded as a musical force that is impossible to ignore, not only in Brooklyn but throughout the metal community at large. They’ve shared the stage with prominent doom and sludge bands including Weedeater, Floor, and Black Cobra, and their self-titled debut, released in November 2014 by Aqualamb records, was received with rave reviews, with critics calling the band “heavy, angry, and loud as hell…they will impress you in a big way” (The Sludgelord).
With a more atmospheric, but none less confrontational, take on doom metal, Mountain God adds depth and complexity to pure volume through the use of layered textures and labyrinthine songcraft. The result is dense and compelling pieces of music, both in the form of delicately crafted studio work, and a truly cathartic live show. Spring 2015 finds them hot on the heels of their latest release, the 19-minute opus Forest of the Lost, which has been hailed as “the aural equivalent of being punched in the face of an exquisitely etched and decorated Renaissance platemail gauntlet” (doom-metal.com). Rounding out the core lineup is Brooklyn-based blackened doom metal specialists Kosmodemonic, whose 2014 debut EP Chapel Perilousreveals an enormous amount of potential from a band fixated on pummeling listeners to the point of hypnosis.
Collectively, these three bands represent a new wave of Brooklyn doom. While rooted in the traditions of pounding brutality and mountainous volume, each brings a refreshing sense of innovation, and a distinctive voice to the world of underground metal. The time has come for this wave to spread beyond Brooklyn, for the new doom to be unleashed…
Sunday, April 12 at Snug Harbor (New Paltz, NY)
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