After a five-year break, Richmond’s COUGH has returned with their newest opus, Still They Pray. Produced by Electric Wizard’s Jus Oborn and recorded by Oborn and Windhand’s Garrett Morris, Still They Pray is the kind of monolithic, cosmic doom that will take the listener to the heights of despair and the bottom of the abyss. With this release, COUGH summons psychedelic, feedback-driven melodies just to deconstruct them to their core. Still They Pray is easily COUGH at their most focused: pessimistic riffs and tortured grooves collide in melodic agony alongside a hallucinogenic blend of harsh and clean incantations, crushing and cathartic yet utterly mesmerizing. Step through the gates of madness and stare into the void.
Hear the first single, “The Wounding Hours,” now below:
Still They Pray is set for release via Relapse Records on CD/2xLP/Digital this coming June 3rd. Physical preorders and bundle deals are available via Relapse.com HERE, and digital copies can be preordered through COUGH‘s Bandcamp page at THIS LOCATION.
Still They Pray Track Listing:
1. Haunter Of The Dark
3. Dead Among The Roses
4. Masters Of Torture
5. Let It Bleed
6. Shadow Of The Torturer
7. The Wounding Hours
8. Still They Pray
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