As the release of II: Void Worship, the new full-length from Rhode Island volume assassins, PILGRIM, draws near, today Noisey offers up second track, “Master’s Chamber,” for mass consumption.
Literally quaking under the weight of its own planet-crumbling heaviness, II: Void Worship finds PILGRIM traversing new trails in their bottom-heavy doom manifestations, replacing the meditated, hypnosis-inducing dirges of their debut with more calculated and gritty powerhouse riff torrents. Recorded at Moonlight Mile Recording by audio wizard Mike Moebius and centered on tales of swords and sorcery, death, doom and widespread obliteration, tracks ebb and flow into frenzied climaxes and fade into sweet sonic depressions, molding perfectly crafted rock songs into twisted spires of cryptically ominous doom metal epics.
Gushes Noisey, “II: Void Worship is a crushing barrage of sustained power chords, gut-churning string bends, deliberate drum bashing and otherworldly vocals about beefy warriors and barren wastelands.”
Feel the rumble of “Master’s Chamber,” alongside an in-depth Q&A with The Wizard himself HERE.
PILGRIM is currently performing their ceremonies across the US supporting reunited stoner rock icons, Spirit Caravan. The journey will raze nearly two dozen cities by its conclusion and has already seen the band captivating newfangled ears at three SXSW performances.
PILGRIM w/ Spirit Caravan [remaining dates]:
3/18/2014 Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
3/19/2014 Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA
3/21/2014 Rotture – Portland, OR
3/22/2014 El Corazon – Seattle, WA
3/24/2014 The Shredder – Boise, ID
3/25/2014 Burt’s Tiki Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT
3/27/2014 Marquis Theater – Denver, CO
3/29/2014 Reggie’s – Chicago, IL
3/30/2014 Cactus Club – Milwaukee, WI
3/31/2014 The Fifth Quarter – Indianapolis, IN
4/01/2014 Outland Ballroom – Springfield, MO
4/02/2014 Rock Island Brewing – Rock Island, IL
4/03/2014 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
4/04/2014 Hi Tone – Memphis, TN
4/05/2014 V Club – Huntington, WV
4/06/2014 Hideaway – Johnson City, TN
4/08/2014 Pyramid Scheme – Grand Rapids, MI
4/09/2014 Skully’s – Columbus ,OH
4/12/2014 31st St Pub – Pittsburgh, PA
4/13/2014 Empire – Springfield, VA
4/14/2014 AS220 – Providence, RI
4/15/2014 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn NY
Since the early 2012 unveiling of their debut sonic behemoth, Misery Wizard, fans and critics alike have patiently yet anxiously awaited the second chapter in the ongoing legacy of the mighty trio that is PILGRIM. Their first release shook the metal underground to its core, making a loud, in-your-face effort to bring doom metal back to its most minimalist and archaic roots, restoring it to its former glory. Their critical success, paired with their controversial interviews and emotionally draining live performances have lead PILGRIM to excellence, traversing the globe performing sold-out shows in multiple countries and playing festivals alongside some of the biggest names in their genre. Two years later, the fabled outfit has returned with a brand new record, the highly anticipated next installment of their aural adventure, II: Void Worship.
II: Void Worship is scheduled for release on April 1, 2014 in North America, and on March 28/31 in Europe/UK via Metal Blade Records. Special preorder packages, including vinyl, are currently available at http://www.metalblade.com/pilgrim/.