With a name like BLACK MAGICIAN you sure as Hell ain’t going to be getting glam rock or emo!!! No sir, these Liverpudlian retrogressive throwbacks are about to drop their debut album, ‘Nature Is the Devil’s Church’…5 tracks of expansive, ritualistic, soul stealing doom of the highest order in a little over 40 minutes. Huge, monolithic riffs entwine with swirling Hammond organ around unique throat burning vocals combine to create a sound that has been described by the living legend that is Doomlord as “Atomic Rooster playing early Cathedral”, nuff said!
And today, The Sleeping Shaman is thrilled to be streaming the 2nd track from the album ‘Full Plain I See, The Devil Knows How To Row’, now click play below to be dragged into BLACK MAGICIAN‘s world of fear and despair…[audio:https://dl.dropbox.com/u/43655858/02_Full-Plain-I-See-The-Devil-Knows-How-To-Row.mp3|titles=Black Magician – Full Plain I See The Devil Knows How To Row|width=95%]
Shaman Recordings will be releasing just 300 copies of ‘Nature Is The Devil’s Church’ on appropriately sacrificial blood red vinyl that also comes with a digital download card, and for those of you who prefer things a little more compact, Burning World Records will be handling the CD version with a planned release date of September 2012.
BLACK MAGICIAN vocalist Liam Yates commented on the album… “Thus marks the inauguration of the Black Magician. Five hymns of mystical Doom metal and folk conceived from intense study of the bleak annals of English history and folklore, and meditation on old heavy metal, prog and folk. Inscribed in the heart of Lancashire at Full Stack Studios, surrounded by dark satanic mills, in view of witch-haunted Pendle Hill, with Matt Richardson at the helm. ‘Nature is The Devils Church‘ is an ode to brigands, boggarts, witchcraft and the dark British psyche. All hail!”
Pre-Orders for the vinyl of ‘Nature Is The Devil’s Church’ are now available on the Shaman Recordings website HERE and please note, the LP will not be shipped until the last week in August.