Finnish psychedelic doom bringers DARK BUDDHA RISING will unleash their long awaited II EP via Neurot Recordings on the new release date of April 20th.
On the surface, DARK BUDDHA RISING emits the darkest of psychedelia, yet deep down, their sounds are forged in the blue fires of the ancients, exhalations of gods, goddesses, and demons alike. Ten years since the release of their earth-rupturing I opus, II continues to traverse ancient, spiritual planes, opening up a vortex with their sonic thunder, and following calls from beyond, in search of deeper truths and meaning. Even the song titles elude to this, the band noting their reference to, “offering oneself to the guidance from beyond all transitory phenomena.”
Elaborates Team Rock of the offering, “Ritualistic chants gather to an exultant chorus, the air pregnant with an expectancy that turns to despair as the relentlessly plodding, predatory riff they’ve summoned is met by howls of anguish. The band, down in their dark dwelling, confront horrors most intangible and foul, that they might overcome them, seeking strength and rejuvenation. DARK BUDDHA RISING is not an entity that requires much analysis – to do so would be to defeat their objective of getting you outside of your head, stripping away the layers of your corporeal self, your awareness of your physical and intellectual existence on this earthly plane. Attune in, turn off, and space out.” Adds Wonderbox Metal, “Containing two tracks lasting twenty-six minutes, this release is full of droning doom that weaves a certain type of darkness into its psychedelic and hypnotically-performed delivery.”
For a decade, DARK BUDDHA RISING has convened in the now-famous Wastement studio space, set below their home city of Tampere, Finland, to roil in the sounds of the underground, to meet dark spirits, to breathe in time with rhythmic pulses sent from the skies, the stars, and the very dirt around them. From this thriving community a new commission has been born between DARK BUDDHA RISING and Oranssi Pazuzu who shall write and perform a new concept piece exclusively at Roadburn Festival 2018, this collaboration named Waste Of Space Orchestra. See all confirmed live ceremonies below.
II will see release on CD and vinyl formats via Neurot Recordings on April 20th. For preorder bundles visit THIS LOCATION.
View the album teaser video courtesy of Chariot Of Black Moth below.
DARK BUDDHA RISING:
4/19/2018 Roadburn Festival – Tilburg, NL (as Waste Of Space Orchestra)
6/06/2018 Saint Helen Festival 2018 – München, DE
8/15-18/2018 Dark Bombastic Evening – Alba Iulia, RO
II Track Listing:
1. Mahathgata I
2. Mahathgata II