RADIAN: Distorted Sound Magazine Streams Entire Discordian LP From Ohio Doom/Sludge Metal Quartet; Album To See Release Through Elburno Records This Friday

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This Friday, Akron, Ohio doom/sludge metal quartet RADIAN will release their bulldozing second album, Discordian, through their own Elburno Records. With its release just days away, Distorted Sound Magazine is hosting an exclusive advance stream of the entire LP.

RADIAN’s sound is more vicious and vibrant than ever before on Discordian, the album delivering six new songs with an elevated sense of living in a perilous world wrought with political discontent and societal unrest. Discordian was recorded and engineered at Akron Recording Company September of 2020 by Sanford Parker, who provides synth elements to the album. Parker mixed the album at his Hypercube Studio in Chicago, after which it was mastered by Colin Jordan at Boiler Room Mastering in Chicago.

Vocalist Jeff Fahl states, “Human experience. Man’s isolation within himself. Reality is for one only. One’s order is another’s chaos. So on and so forth. Each moment is a doorway to new worlds. And each one of us exists to solely pass through and discover. Lost and free, we take only what we can carry and in turn leave part of ourselves behind. Our reality is ours alone and we are merely a part on an infinite dream.”

Distorted Sound writes with the advance album stream, “Titled Discordian, the upcoming album from the Ohio-based doom/sludge metal band is their second full length-record and ahead of its release on Friday, we are delighted to give the album its official premiere!”

Stream RADIAN’s entire Discordian LP first through Distorted Sound Magazine now at THIS LOCATION.

RADIAN will release Discordian through guitarist Mike Burns’ Elburno Records this Friday, June 24th, digitally and on two vinyl variants – Transparent Beer and Green/Black Splatter – in runs of 125 each. Find preorders at Bandcamp HERE and watch the video for “The Discordian” HERE.

Having recently supported Portrayal Of Guilt and Yautja, RADIAN continues to book regional live appearances, including a gig in Atlanta in late August, and plans to hit the Northeast this Fall coming together.

8/28/2022 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA w/ Drifter, Order Of The Owl, more TBA
9/09/2022 Vortex Concert Club – Akron, OH w/ Pound

Formed in the Winter of 2017, RADIAN is currently embodied by guitarist Mike Burns (ex-Rue, Sofa King Killer), drummer Jeff Sullivan (ex-Fistula), bassist Bill Govan (ex-Goosed, Ravenna Arsenal), and vocalist Jeff Fahl (ex-Rue). Coalescing elements of groove and grime from their prior acts into a cohesive, slamming sludge attack, they independently released their debut LP, Chapters, in 2019 to an enthusiastic response from the sludge and metal media and fans alike.

Following the album’s release, RADIAN supported the record live until the pandemic brought everything to a crawl. Like many other bands, the members found ways to write and create remotely and continued honing their sound until it was safe to gather and record again. December 2021 saw RADIAN release a split cassette with Celophys as part of Robustfellow Productions’ Robust Split Series, while the final touches were being implemented on their second album, Discordian.