Oakland-based harbingers LYCUS will unleash the ominous curse of their debut LP Tempest next week, set for release on July 9th via 20 Buck Spin.
With a honed, masterful approach to their songwriting and delivery, LYCUS seemingly adds new vitality to the funeral doom genre with Tempest, the album’s three expansive tracks consuming nearly forty-two minutes of your soul with each listen. Recorded and mixed at hometown Earhammer Studios with Greg Wilkinson (Brainoil, Pallbearer, Samothrace, High On Fire), the album is literally drowning in an ocean-sized pool of incredibly descriptive accolades from media outlets. While references to Mournful Congregation, Ahab, Thergothon, Noothgrush and My Dying Bride are inevitable, LYCUS deliver both caustic and clean riffs and interject multiple vocal styles and additional instrumentation which elevate the material on Tempest to their own place among the scene’s veterans and forerunners.
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LYCUS is just days from announcing their upcoming U.S. Summer tour, and will traverse the continent to wash away the East Coast in the Autumn months. Stay tuned.
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