HULL To Crush More Souls In Brooklyn This Saturday!!!

Brooklyn sludge rock sorcerers HULL are set to sever souls tomorrow evening at the Naam Record Release show. Set to take place at the Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn, the show includes a special unannounced guest and serves as a precursor to a run of Summer tour dates to be announced in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for the takeover.

HULL 2012
5/12/2012 Naam Record Release Show @ Glasslands Gallery – Brooklyn, NY w/ Black Rainbows
6/16/2012 Sidebar Tavern – Baltimore, MD w/ Triac, Drugs Of Faith, D.O.C., Musket Hawk, Other Gods
7/16/2012 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA w/ A Life Once Lost

HULL continues to tour in support of their monolithic Beyond The Lightless Sky full-length released via The End Records last fall. Called “…a concept album for the ages, ” by Metal Army America Beyond The Lightless Sky features guest appearances by vocalist Jarboe, keys/ambiance by Fade Kainer (Batillus/Jarboe/Inswarm ) and continues to reap critical acclaim internationally for its delicate balance of staggering heaviness and poetic grace. Exclaim hailed the band saying: “HULL have made something immense and nimble, ponderous and powerful,” while CMJ noted of the triple guitar sound in particular, “they’re downright elegant at times, a fantastic contrast to the otherwise intense soundscape.” The Obelisk called the band “crushingly heavy in a cerebral sense,” adding that “HULL have come into their own and not only join the ranks of forward-thinking American metallers, but position themselves at the front of the pack with a few moments of unabashed, unashamed modern metal,” and The Village Voice (NYC) commended the band’s seamless versatility: “[Beyond The Lightless Sky] veers between motorcycle-revving D-beat, bog-trawling doom, sinister black metal, Neurosis drum-offs and hypnotic passages that gnash like a venom-dripping cousin to the final Isis album.” Pop Matters agreed calling Beyond The Lightless Sky: “a determined and significant release, and one thoroughly deserving of a lot more visibility in the realms of heaving, epic metal.”

“The balance is still there between traditional ebbing post rock builds and hues and epic mountainous crescendos, but when HULL put their foot on the pedal its much more gravel than sludge.” – Teeth Of The Divine/ Album Of The Day

“They do have the sludge/post-metal spine, and that’s important, but their willingness to bloom beyond is what should keep HULL special and relevant well into the future.” – Metal Maniacs

“There is a fantastic amount of riffs you’re going to want to repeatedly hear on this record. Couple that with some guitar solos that come out of nowhere and fit like gloves with the album’s songwriting and its layered vocal approach, and you’ve got a hell of a ride.” – Slug

“…one damn fine record.” – Doommantia

“…the best stoner/psych/doom releases of 2011.” – Holy Grail From Hell

“HULL twisted heads off at South by Southwest sampling the band’s moody, doomy, sometimes boisterous post-rock debut, 2009’s Sole Lord, best defined by its three titles: ‘Endless Obsidian Abyss,’ ‘Wrath of the Sands,’ and ‘Born From Flesh and Stone.’ Everything’s doubly so for the Brooklyn fivepiece the second time around – longer (11-minute opener ‘Earth From Water’), heavier (the title track), subtler (‘Just a Trace of Early Dawn’) – coming together on 10-minute centerpiece ‘Fire Vein,’ sandblasted desert folk.” – The Austin Chronicle

“The band describe their sound as a collision of thrash, doom, classic rock and formal orchestral works’, this New York five piece have put together a very special collection on this album and it is something that grows on you with each listen as you find something new hidden away in the carefully constructed noise. With more experimental metal currently being lauded by the press, there is a definitely a chance for a band like HULL to break through, and on this form, they are highly deserving of that chance.” – Alternative Matter