Today, The Sleeping Shaman, with the blessing of Svart Records, is ecstatic to bring you a stream of a brand new track by UK’s doomers BLACK MAGICIAN. Taken from the bands forthcoming 3 track EP ‘The Pursuivant’, which is set for release via Svart Records on August 30th, sees the quintet delve further into their prog leanings they displayed on their debut album, now click play below to revel in the title tracks splendour.
2012 saw the release of their debut album ‘Nature is the Devil’s Church’ on 12” via Shaman Recordings (available HERE) while Burning World handled the CD version (available HERE) and with countless gigs, tours and support slots with the likes of Pentagram, Carcass and Wino’s Premonition 13, plus festival appearances at Dublin Doom Days, Desertfest and Roadburn, caught the attention of Finland’s Svart Records.
Newer material for Svart sees the band honing their sound to a more primitive heavy metal in the tradition of Celtic Frost, Candlemass and Sabbat (UK), whilst more heavily incorporating the influences of British folk, prog, psych, and hard rock in the vein of Pentangle, early Genesis, Arzachel and Uriah Heep. The release also features an insert drawn especially for this 7” by legendary and enigmatic artist Kris Guidio of Lord Horror and The Cramps fame.
Monolithic cosmic-nod-inducing riffs, tortured town crier vocal sermons, swirling mellotron and dark acoustic cleanly-sung passages are the ingredients in this alchemical brew, the resulting concoction a grim incantation, an ode to anti-urbanism, a very English darkness.
‘The Pursuivant’ is set for release via Svart Records on August 30th, it will be available on 7″ vinyl only with the choice of Black or Clear vinyl and Pre-Orders are available now at THIS LOCATION.