Premiere: Kalgon ‘Eye Of The Needle’ – From Their Self-Title Debut That Releases 23rd May

Following lead single The Isolate that premiered with our brother-in-arms Outlaws Of The Sun back in March, it’s a great honour for The Shaman to bring you the latest single from Asheville, North Carolina’s tripped-out heavy stoner doom trio Kalgon for the seven-and-a-half minute riffy psych monster that is Eye Of The Needle.


Taken from their self-titled, seven-track debut, which releases independently in just over a week on the 23rd May, and about the track the band says…

Eye Of The Needle is an ode to throwback psych and blues riffs. With an opening riff that sets the cruise and just rides, the verse and chorus gets into the groove and drives, finally leaving us soaring at the end. We wanted to make a road trip song. Lyrically, it gets into the how and why from the perspective of Kalgon, the coercive parasitic hivemind that has taken over humanity.’

Now click play below and join Kalgon as they drive through the Eye Of The Needle or for a visualiser video, head over to Dropbox.

More On Kalgon And Their Self-Titled Debut

Kalgon is a heavy psych and stoner doom trio from Western North Carolina who combine the drone of throwback stoner doom, ethereal textures of post metal, and the pillaging gallop of thrash and black metal.

Opening for acts such as Lie Heavy, Indus Valley Kings, Smoke, Stormtoker, among others, Kalgon has developed a regional following around Asheville, NC. Live shows are ruled by raw dynamics and a dark, foreboding atmosphere.

Kalgon’s seven track debut album features the raw elements that have defined them since they began two years ago. With a truly DIY approach, the self-titled release portrays the trio as they sound, with minimal embellishment. The album was engineered by Kalgon and mixed by Kevin Boggs.

Kalgon 'Kalgon' Artwork
Kalgon ‘Kalgon’ Artwork

With heavy psych, thrash, blues and stoner-doom stylings matched with steady low end riffs, the album runs a varied and dynamic course, all while nodding to throwback doom grooviness.

Lyrically, the album tells a story of Kalgon, a fungus that reawakens from the Devonian period by having spores that remain preserved in the exosphere after a comet carries it into orbit around Earth for hundreds of millions of years. The fungus then begins to colonize the minds of humans, controlling them to reformulate the atmosphere of Earth for warmer, more favorable conditions and more methane for the hivemind parasitic space fungus.

Kalgon Tracklist:
01. The Isolate
02. Grade Of The Slope
03. Apocalyptic Meiosis
04. Interlude (Windigo Refrain)
05. Windigo
06. Eye Of The Needle
07. Setting Sun

Kalgon is:
Brandon Davis – Guitar, Vocals
Berten Lee Tanner – Bass, Vocals
Marc Russo – Drums

The debut self-titled album from North Carolina’s heavy stoner doom trio Kalgon releases independently on the 23rd May and is available to pre-order over on Bandcamp

Label: Independent
Band Links: Facebook | Bandcamp | Spotify | Instagram