Premiere: Radian ‘The Sun Spoils’ – Taken From Their New Album ‘Discordian’ That Drops In June

It could be argued that Radian are a bit of a who’s who from the doom, sludge, and stoner genres as its boasts members of Fistula, Abdullah, Sofa King Killer, and Rue amongst its ranks. Quite an illustrious history and wealth of experience to call upon when the quartet wrote their filth riddled sophomore album Discordian that features six tracks of despondent sludge and doom.

Radian - Photo by Josh Fitzjarald
Radian – Photo by Josh Fitzjarald

Set to be released on June 24th through guitarist, Mike Burns, record label, Elburno Records, but prior to this latest slab of riffage being heard by the masses, we at Shaman HQ can bring you the track The Sun Spoils, which vocalist Jeff Fahl comments, ‘Life is indeed for living. But you can spend half of it killing yourself and half of what’s left dying. Who are you breaking all of those rocks for? For whom do you carry the stone?’

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More On Radian & ‘Discordian’

Akron, Ohio-based doom/sludge metal merchants Radian – formed by former members of Fistula, Abdullah, Sofa King Killer, Rue, and more – have completed their crushing second album, Discordian.

Radian’s sound is both more vicious and vibrant on Discordian, the album delivering six new songs with an elevated sense of living in a perilous world wrought with political discontent and societal unrest. Discordian was recorded and engineered at Akron Recording Company September of 2020 by Sanford Parker, who provides synth elements to the album. Parker mixed the album at his Hypercube Studio in Chicago, after which it was mastered by Colin Jordan at Boiler Room Mastering in Chicago.

Radian - Photo by Josh Fitzjarald
Radian – Photo by Josh Fitzjarald

Radian was formed in the Winter of 2017. Coalescing elements of groove and grime from their prior acts into a cohesive, slamming sludge attack, they independently released their debut LP, Chapters, in 2019 to an enthusiastic response from the sludge and metal media and fans alike.

Following the album’s release, Radian supported the record live until the pandemic brought everything to a crawl. Like many other bands, the members found ways to write and create remotely and continued honing their sound until it was safe to gather and record again.

Radian 'Discordian'
Radian ‘Discordian’ Artwork

December 2021 saw Radian release a split cassette with Celophys as part of Robustfellow ProductionsRobust Split Series, while the final touches were being implemented on their second album, Discordian.

Radian is booking new shows surrounding the release of Discordian. They’ve just finished a run with Drifter which hit Buffalo, Akron, and Youngstown that saw them joining Fistula and more. Additional excursions are already in the planning phase. Stand by for updates to post shortly.

Discordian Tracklisting:
01. The Discordian
02. To Light And Know
03. Painless: Void
04. The Sun Spoils
05. At The End Again
06. They Look Like Good Strong Hands

Radian is:
Jeff Fahl – Vocals
Mike Burns – Guitar
Chris Chiera – Bass
Jeff Sullivan – Drums

Radian will release Discordian through guiatrists Mike Burns’ own Elburno Records on June 24th, digitally and on two vinyl variants – Transparent Beer and Green/Black Splatter in runs of 125 each. Pre-orders are available now over on Bandcamp.

Label: Elburno Records
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