Today BrooklynVegan premieres “Quest,” the latest single from Rhode Island doom doers PILGRIM. “Quest” is the third track off the band’s forthcoming debut full-length, Misery Wizard, set for North American release on February 14, 2012.
Commented the band in a collective statement: “‘Quest’ was one of our first songs. It has a special place in our hearts. It tells the tale of a man’s grueling journey through a desert to obtain an ancient relic locked away in a palace for thousands of years.”
Check out the tune as well as an interview with the band at THIS LOCATION.
PILGRIM are the latest addition to the Metal Blade roster via Primordial frontman Alan Nemtheanga’s imprint, Poison Tongue Records. Said Pure Grain Audio in an advance review of the record: “PILGRIM is a massive slab of slow-burning, sludgy doom metal. This is true doom metal, not the hybrid bile that so many bands are passing off as doom these days. The monster riffs will bludgeon you senseless and shake you to the core, but you’ll keep coming back from more, willingly and repeatedly.” Added Sea Of Tranquility, “slow, ponderous, crushing doom, owing much to vintage Black Sabbath, Saint Vitus, Pentagram, and the like. Ominous riffs, pounding rhythms, and haunting vocals make up the formula here, and tracks such as ‘Quest,’ ‘Astaroth,’ and ‘Masters of the Sky’ mix up the slow motion death marches with speedier dirges for a wild ride.”
PILGRIM will be ravaging the East Coast this March with their soul-crushing bottom-end before making their way to Europe in May. Confirmed dates thus far are available below.
PILGRIM Misery On The Road 2012
03/01/2012 Public Assembly – Brooklyn, NY
03/02/2012 JR’s Bar – Philadelphia, PA
03/03/2012 St. Stephen’s Church – Washington DC
03/04/2012 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
05/02/2012 Chateau Neuf Klubbscenen – Oslo, Norway * [new date]
05/03/2012 Heavy Days in Doom Town festival – Copenhagen, Denmark
Misery Wizard is available for pre-order now. Visit the band’s official landing page for further info: http://www.metalblade.com/pilgrim