Oakland, California sludge/doom/crust metal unit BÃ„DR VOGU will release their second full-length later this month via Tribunal Of The Axe Records. Entitled Wroth, the eight-track offering was captured in the Spring and Summer of 2015 at Earhammer Studios in Oakland by Greg Wilkinson (Pallbearer, Vastum) and will be released on cassette and 2xLP.
BÃ„DR VOGU was forged in 2009 and arose out of mutual friendships in the Bay Area heavy music scene and set out with the intention of creating music that would stand up to the high level of talent and integrity existent in the region’s underground music realm. While inï¬‚uenced by local luminaries such as Noothgrush, Dystopia, Neurosis, Sleep/Asbestos Death, Stormcrow, and Brainoil, they also deftly infuse their sound with the bluesy swagger of the American South, conjuring forth the swampy sounds of Eyehategod, Weedeater, and Buzzov-en. Their brutal concoction is then encased in a solidiï¬ed crust of ï¬lthy death/doom that has an underlying punk/hardcore backbone.
Comprised of Sean Sokol on vocals/samples, Bryce Shelton and Leo Buckley on guitars, Justin Wonder on drums, and Chris Tanti on bass, these native Californians have had a long, incestuous history of involvement in the underground music scene in the Bay Area and have been involved with numerous other groups such as Hotblack Desiato, World Eater, Agenda Of Swine, Hazzard’s Cure, Ordo Obsidium, Dolph Lundgren, and Nik Turner’s Hawkwind, to name only a few. Their new album, Wroth, cohesively blends their strongest points into a massive and uncompromising slew of songs that they feel are their most compelling and ferocious to date.
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Wroth Track Listing:
- Copernican Theory
- Anathema Of Time
- Beasts Of Burden
- Narcotically Opaque
- Of Misanthropy And Malaise
Armed with a strong DIY ethic, BÃ„DR VOGU has steadily built an underground following in the States through incessant touring and a spattering of releases including their self-released 2010 demo, their 2011 Exitium full-length, 2012’s split LP with Seattle based death/crust outï¬t Wilt, and a tour tape/demo titled Agglomeration MMXIV issued in 2014 through Transylvanian Tapes. BÃ„DR VOGU has also established a sizable following in Europe from the release and distribution of their debut through the Spanish death/doom label Memento Mori. This has all led up to the release of Wroth.
Amidst recent writing and recording, BÃ„DR VOGU has remained diligent in maintaining a consistent touring schedule on top of playing out locally. They have done two full US tours and a plethora of smaller regional trips up and down the West Coast and the Southwest. With the release of the new album immanent, they plan to tour extensively in support of its release both in the United States in the immediate future starting with a sixteen-date trek that kicks off July 16th and runs through August 6th. Additional live assaults to be announced in the weeks to come.
7/16/2016 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA *Record Release Show [info]
7/21/2016 Siren Song – Eureka, CA [info]
7/22/2016 Highwater Mark – Portland, OR [info]
7/23/2016 Georgetown Liquor Company – Seattle, WA [info]
7/24/2016 Mootsys – Spokane, WA
7/25/2016 Boise, ID w/ Oryx [info]
7/27/2016 Club X – Salt Lake City, UT
7/28/2016 Flux – Colorado Springs, CO
7/29/2016 Bar Bar – Denver, CO [info]
7/30/2016 The Coal Mine – Albuquerque, NM
7/31/2016 Timeout Lounge – Phoenix, AZ
8/02/2016 Til Two Club – San Diego, CA
8/03/2016 Que Sera – Long Beach, CA
8/04/2016 The Garage – Ventura, CA
8/05/2016 The Redwood Bar – Los Angeles, CA [info]
8/06/2016 Dethhouse – Las Vegas, NV