Brooklyn, New York sludge rockers, HULL, who kicked off the year with a crushing performance opening for doom legends Pentagram, are gearing up for a two week tour with Batillus this March. The tour will run through SXSW and draw to a close at a special Manhattan performance at The Studio at Webster Hall on March 26th with Caltrop and Horseback. The show is sponsored by BrooklynVegan and 1000 Knives. Stay tuned for a full tour announcement in the coming days…
In related news, HULL will release their epic Viking Funeral EP, initially self-released in 2005, on vinyl via Science of Silence records this spring. The limited edition wax version will come in 180 gram blood red/black swirl vinyl with the song on one side, a laser etched image on the other and a parchment insert with the detailed Viking Funeral saga as well as a sticker and digital download info all wrapped in a Viking Funeral poster and wax-stamped with the band’s logo. To get your hands on the Viking Funeral vinyl and a sampling of some new tunes, don’t miss HULL on their upcoming SXSW tour with Batillus.
HULL are putting the finishing touches on the follow-up to their critically-acclaimed Sole Lord debut, issued via The End Records in 2009. Their sophomore full-length will be co-produced by Brett Romnes (who played drums on the Viking Funeral EP) and mixed by Billy Anderson (Sleep, High On Fire, Neurosis, EHG, Melvins et al). The record is slated for release this summer with another bout of live dates to follow. Stay tuned for further info…
“Sole Lord is fucking epic. If you like doom and/or stoner metal and/or post-metal, you need to add Hull to your list of bands to keep an ear open for. And someone needs to book these guys a UK tour. Now.” — The Dreaded Press
“Sole Lord is an exercise in grandiosity that never feels drawn out, and one of the most promising debuts of the year so far.” — Metal Injection
“Atmospheric, engrossing, and refreshingly original, Sole Lord combines pyschedelia, prog, post-metal and doom to suitably trance-inducing effect.” — One Metal
“… a seriously adventurous record that demands a seriously adventurous listener…” — The Sleeping Shaman
“Hullis a dirty brand of machinery; that deep inhalation of dope smoke conjuring up a thousand visions of a world greater than ours. Fiery sloth metal, yes…but progressive star driven as well. ” — Inside Heavy