With the release of the self-titled debut from Seattle doom visionaries, BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH, now less than one month away, the guardians of Decibel Magazine’s web portal heave forth opening track, Lava for public ingestion.
Fronted by iconic guitarist/vocalist Tad Doyle — formerly of TAD and Hog Molly – BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH is a trio of longtime rock rebels featuring Doyle alongside veteran bassist Peggy Doyle and drummer Dave French (The Anunnaki). Not surprisingly, the threesome’s forthcoming long player summons some of the gnarliest sounds from the blackest depths of the Pacific Northwest.
Relays Doyle of the debilitating resonance of the record’s opening hymn, “‘Lava’ was originally inspired by a Native American folklore story that talks about Mount St. Helens and Mount Rainier, both active volcanos in the Cascade Mountain range spanning Washington State and Oregon. The story in short; ‘Where little sister goes, big sister follows,’ with ‘little sister’ being Mt. St. Helens and ‘big sister’ being Mt. Rainier. Native culture and geology records have mentioned that these eruptions happen every four-hundred or so years. Rainier is well overdue. This song is basically a tribute to the force and natural powers that lay within the region and what an eruption would look like through the eyes of the life that surrounds the region.”
Be engulfed by Lava over on Decibel Magazine.
BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH was captured at Robert Lang Studios and Doyle’s own Witch Ape Studio in Seattle, Washington and mixed by Billy Anderson (Sleep, High On Fire, Melvins et al). Thrusting forth five hauntingly heavy tracks, with two bonus psalms included on the CD edition,BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH is Doyle’s first recorded output in nearly fifteen years.
Splicing thick, jagged riffs through chilling post-punk drumming and hulking compositions that blow soulfully hot and desolately cold, sometimes within the confines of one track, BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH is the sound of earthly decomposition and planetary ruin; a slow, suffocating, spellbinding dance towards a looming apocalypse… thick, monolithic, deliberate and devouring.
Their longform pieces present the kind of mature ideas and expansive progressions that outpace the listener’s short-term memory leading them off the proverbial map; familiar landmarks like sludge, post-metal, rock all but disappeared over the horizon. Authentic and authoritative, BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH is as much a persistent thudding body punch of sonic destructive force as it is a thoughtful statement of awareness and the inescapable raw condition of life.
BROTHERS OF THE SONIC CLOTH will be released February 16th, 2015 via Neurot Recordings and pre-orders are available now from the labels webstore.
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