Impending Doom indeed, which happens to be the title of the debut album from Sweden’s Endtime (formerly Saturniids) who epitomise everything that doom metal brings. Slow heavy riffs, thunderous drums, demonic vocals with horror and occult overtones – think early Cathedral and Black Magician (yes, the very band that was released on Shaman Recordings), and you’re on the right side of the crypt.
Set to be released through the prolific Heavy Psych Sounds on the 4th March, and with pre-sales going live at 4pm (CET) today over on the labels webstore, we’re elated to bring you the chilling video for Harbinger Of Disease, but before you press play, here’s what the band had to say about the track…
‘Harbinger Of Disease is the first single from Endtime‘s forthcoming LP entitled Impending Doom. Five minutes and eleven seconds of bleak nihilistic doom metal. The sound of a plague unending, a famine unceasing, a drought unquenched…’
More On Endtime & ‘Impending Doom’
Impending Doom, words more true now than ever before! Not only is the world on a downward spiral to annihilation but it’s also the name of Endtime‘s forthcoming LP soon to be released on Heavy Psych Sounds Records.
Impending Doom contains five tracks so powerful that it makes the Tzar Bomba look like a firecracker. Put the needle to the wax and you will experience the sound of a thousand collapsing stars and a feeling like hell is imploding and heaven is falling.
Recorded at Studio Shitfun in the bands hometown of Uppsala and masterfully mastered by Dan Randall at Mammoth Sound Mastering (Sodom, Better Call Saul Soundtrack, The Walking Dead soundtrack, Violence). The icing on the cake? Amazing cover artwork by Robert Sammelin (Mondo, Waxwork, Arrow Video).
Endtime started out in 2015 under the name Saturniids with the pure intention of creating apocalyptic and earth-shattering musical compositions. That name didn’t suit their needs or personality, so in 2019 they decided to change it to the more fitting name Endtime.
Endtime are the ambassadors for no tomorrow. Endtime foster exploitation movies and aesthetics from the 1980’s. Think Giallo, Carpenter and Cronenberg. They don’t believe in groove, and they don’t believe in swing. They turn amps up to 11, they cause ruptured eardrums and serious dysentery with their subatomic frequencies. Endtime are the music equivalent to a nuclear blast.
Endtime hails from Uppsala, Sweden. Endtime plays doom metal but takes cues and mixes up influences from the progressive horror music genre combined with the legendary heritage of Black Sabbath. Endtime feature current and ex-members from bands such as Obnoxius Youth, Undergång, Taiwaz, Krusus and Noctum.
Impending Doom Tracklisting:
01. Harbinger Of Disease
03. They Live
04. Cities On Fire With The Burning Flesh Of Men
05. Living Graves
Joppe Ebbeson – Guitar
Daniel Johansson – Guitar
Nicke Björnör – Drums
Afshin ’Affe’ Piran – Bass
Christian Chatfield – Vocals
Impending Doom, the debut album from Endtime releases on the 4th March via Heavy Psych Sounds, pre-sales for various vinyl pressing and digipak CD go live at 4pm (CET) today over on the label’s webstore.