Alex Risberg, a name people might know from his time in Pike, has been a long time supporter of the Shaman so when he contacted me about premiering a track by his new band 10,000 Years, even without hearing a single note, as their debut EP was still in the recording and mastering process, I really couldn’t refuse.
After laying down five tracks at the infamous Studio Sunlight with legendary engineer Tomas Skogsberg earlier this month, this crushing stoner metal three piece are getting ready to unleash their debut Self-Titled EP via Death Valley Records on the 10th July. But before they do, you can now stream the ferociously heavy Master Of Oblivion which, as the press release states, will definitely appeal to fans of High On Fire, Black Tusk and The Sword.
Now click play below, while pre-orders for the CD and digital download are available from 10,000 Years Bandcamp page.
More On 10,000 Years & Their Self-Titled EP
Having previously played together in the original lineup of Swedish underground heavyweights Pike, Erik Palm (Guitars) and Alex Risberg (Bass/Vocals) found their way back to each other, musically, in early 2020. The creative fire reignited and stoked to a burning inferno and through a mutual love of heavy riffs and thundering stoner rock, doom- and sludge metal, 10,000 Years was born. Finding a drummer would prove to be an easy task and with Espen Karlsen the final piece lay firmly in place.
After spending the early parts of 2020 writing and rehearsing, 10,000 Years recorded their Self-Titled debut EP during one weekend in June in the legendary Studio Sunlight with equally legendary producer Tomas Skogsberg.
And now this immense slab of sonic skull crushing is finally ready to be unleashed upon an unsuspecting world. The EP will be released through Death Valley Records and it will be available on CD as well as digitally on the usual platforms.
10,000 Years Tracklist:
01. “Albatross” Landing
02. Master Of Oblivion
03. Lee Van Cleef
04. Into The Jaws Of The Green King
05. From Suns Beyond
10,000 Years are:
Erik Palm – Guitars
Alex Risberg – Bass/Vocals
Espen Karlsen – Drums
Recorded during one weekend in June 2020 in Studio Sunlight, Norrtälje, Sweden
Produced & mixed by Tomas Skogsberg in Studio Sunlight.
Mastered by Magnus Andersson in Endarker Studios, Norrköping, Sweden
Artwork & design by Francesco Bauso, Negative Crypt Artwork
Logo by Dominic Sohor
10,000 Years will be released on 10th July on CD and digital download via Death Valley Records.