RISING‘s debut full-length, To Solemn Ash, is nearing North American release via Exile On Mainstream Records on January 17th, the Danish trio’s thunderous melding of sludge/stoner rock and straight-up classic metal captured on the LP with amazing production. Having already pillaged the Danish press as well as dozens of major metal/rock mags and zines across Europe, To Solemn Ash is starting to heavily root itself in the North American scene as the stateside release of the album nears.
Today Pitchfork is hosting a stream of the opening track to the album, “Mausoleum.” Check out the worldwide public premiere of the newly unleashed anthem RIGHT HERE.
To Solemn Ash boasts nearly fifty minutes of RISING‘s solid doom-and-groove heavy metal thunder over ten tracks, produced by Jakob Reichert Nielsen, mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, Mastodon, High On Fire, etc.) and bearing artwork of Jakob Printzlau aka Plastic Kid (Lack, Volbeat, BMTH, Kashmir, etc). To Solemn Ash will be available in a 4-panel digifile CD, gatefold 180-gram LP and digital download.
“…Rising have a knack for huge, blustery sludge anthems…” – Pitchfork
“…tracks that sound like they’re going to implode in a mess of smoldering tar, cracked horse hooves, bong glass shards, transmission pieces from a 1971 Corvette Stingray and flaming lumberjack axes… 8/10” – Decibel
“The band tempers the heft and brutality of sludge and doom with enough trad-metal finesse to render an exceptionally listenable record that still hits hard.” – MetalReview
“The band knows how to put rocking, heavy-ass tunes together, tunes that flow like a river of molten lead.” – Doommantia
“…these guys expertly blend vintage metal with sludge to create both the typical down-in-the-muck feel and headbanging grooves.” – Popdose
“Moving from menacing to melodic in the space of minutes, the band are clearly competent at their sound…” – Metal Reviews