“Ever wonder what it would be like to get really, really high and get lost inside a lava lamp?” — Heavy Blog Is Heavy
Denver’s favorite psychedelic stoner doom sorcerers GREEN DRUID released their Ashen Blood full-length via Earache Records earlier this month. Called “a darkly addictive monster of shadow riffs and deep, earthen tones of sacred blood,” by Heavy Planet and, “foreboding and enveloping, like hiking hours into the forest and realizing you’re a little too stoned to find your way back,” by Alternative Control, Ashen Blood is brooding and atmospheric doused in gargantuan riffs summoning the Lovecraftian horrors of the cosmos.
In celebration of Ashen Blood’s release, Heavy Blog Is Heavy has shared the kaleidoscopic new visual companion to the track “Ritual Sacrifice,” hailing the clip’s, “trippy, hyper-colorful visuals that, coupled with the track’s hammering riffs and psychedelic atmosphere, make for a powerfully mind-bending experience tailor made for an extended puff-puff-pass session…. Ever wonder what it would be like to get really, really high and get lost inside a lava lamp? GREEN DRUID is here to give you a glimpse into that experience.”
Watch “Ritual Sacrifice” at THIS LOCATION.
GREEN DRUID’s Ashen Blood is available on CD, LP, and digital formats. For order bundles, go to THIS LOCATION.
In related news, GREEN DRUID is hosting their very own Weed Olympics. Currently under way, the band is testing out sixteen strains of weed for eight weeks. Each week, the band will post a video of their “smoke off” between strains at the GREEN DRUID Instagram page HERE. Fans can vote on their favorite strain via the GREEN DRUID Twitter page HERE! The semi-finals will be held the first two weeks of April with the grand finale to happen on April 20th.
GREEN DRUID will play a handful of area performances including an appearance at Stoned And Dusted And Electric Funeral Fest III with additional shows to be announced soon. See all confirmed dates below.
4/20/2018 Lion’s Liar – Denver, CO w/ Necropanther, Ghosts of Glaciers
4/26/2018 Bar Bar – Denver, CO w/Thorr Axe, Giardia
5/26/2018 Stoned And Dusted – Joshua Tree, CA w/ Brant Bjork, The Obsessed, Nebula, more
6/29/2018 Electric Funeral Fest – Denver, CO w/ Speedwolf (reunion show), Spirit Adrift, Aseethe, R.I.P., more
GREEN DRUID worships at the feet of the monolithic amplifier and performs holy communion with the tremorous onslaught of murky tones that emanate from its maw. “While our first EP and foray into the world of doom could be viewed as us learning the ins-and-outs of the genre, Ashen Blood is where we really started to hone in on our own voice,” issues the band. “Taking influence from the dark fantasy landscapes of games like Dark Souls and Bloodborne, we strove to create a truly doomed psychedelic experience.”
“…the stoniest stoner band that ever stoned.” — Kerrang!
“…a new band rich in their sludgy-stoner ways. With moody moments that swell into thunderous guitar mountains, this is the perfect jam for any fan of psychedelic doom.” — Metal Injection
“GREEN DRUID aren’t just purveyors of doom; they’re also genuine devotees of the genre and its disparate pockets. And with Ashen Blood, the band is both paying homage to sounds they love and also making an effort to continue the expansion of doom’s big tent…” — Heavy Blog Is Heavy
“Steady, subterranean, and filthy clean, GREEN DRUID duskily flows with the drone of a thousand rusty amps through the cracks and pores of forgotten, ancient crypts… a darkly addictive monster of shadow riffs and deep, earthen tones of sacred blood. This is doom, and it is mighty.” — Heavy Planet
“…one of the most redeeming records of the year so far… I was fully sold into this whole GREEN DRUID thing once the first half of ‘Rebirth’ kicked in with its Dopethrone-ing burlap thick riffs, loudspeaker vocals, and crystalline wah-pedal flourishes… Ashen Blood has its own occult allure about it that kept me coming back for a listen… Recommended if you like old Electric Wizard, the first Magic Circle, Ice Dragon, and such.” — Grizzly Butts