As Kolony Records prepares to release SECRETS OF THE SKY‘s debut, To Sail Black Waters — the album set to hit throughout Europe on October 4th and 5th and in North America on October 8th — today fans can be engulfed by an audio stream of the entire record.
Bulldozing over doom, death, black, prog and post-metal genre boundaries, the expansive power of To Sail Black Waters was recorded over an eight month period of recording sessions at Trident Studios with engineer/producer Juan Urteaga (Testament, Machine Head, Cattle Decapitation). Today, alongside a new interview with the band, Decibel Magazine is hosting an exclusive stream of the entire To Sail Black Waters opus, which the magazine crowns in their new print issue with a 9/10 review, stating that the album “overflows with that rare quality of sounding familiar while remaining wholly unique. Imagine if fraternal twins Death and Black Metal talked Doom into rummaging through the bathroom trash for one of Goth’s used tampons to stick down Old Man Prog’s snoring yap, causing him to yark a hot, chunky load all down the front of Post-Metal’s shirt… TSBW is the universal cure for a dull day, smarmy suburban consumerism, and all varieties of weak-willed hack music. Do not miss this.”
Hear for yourself and listen to the full album AT THIS LOCATION.
Recently Metal Injection hosted the debut of the band’s intense new “Decline” video, filmed with Andrew Nethery (Melvins, Kyuss Lives, Dead Meadow) RIGHT HERE. Fans can also see the lyric video for “Sunrise” HERE.
Next week, the Oakland-based act will begin their Western US Autumn tour with prog/dark metal act, In The Silence. Kicking off on SECRETS OF THE SKY‘s home turf Friday, October 4th, the tour will run through the 12th, with the final show taking place in In The Silence’s hometown of Sacramento on the 12th, include shows with Author and Punisher, Armed For Apocalypse and more.
SECRETS OF THE SKY & IN THE SILENCE Autumn Tour 2013:
10/04/2013 The Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA
10/05/2013 The Rock Shop – San Jose, CA w/ Beerijuana, Jagerita
10/06/2013 The Joint – Los Angeles, CA w/ Author and Punisher, Chiildren, Pendulous, LightSystem
10/07/2013 Hood Bar – Palm Desert, CA w/ Redivider
10/08/2013 The Dive Bar – Las Vegas, NV
10/09/2013 The Hive – Flagstaff, AZ
10/10/2013 The Underground – Santa Fe, NM
10/11/2013 Yucca Tap Room – Tempe, AZ w/ Sorxe, Goya, Enirva
10/12/2013 The Oakland Metro – Oakland, CA w/ Armed For Apocalypse, Hellbeard
“Imagine if you tossed Neurosis, more recent Immortal, and Porcupine Tree into a blender. Sounds like a fucked up mix, right? It’s an awesome fucked up mix though.” – Metal Injection
“…equal parts Insomnium, The Ocean, Agalloch, Type O Negative, Opeth and something all their own. It’s dark, dark stuff with a tinge of progginess that crosses multiple sub-genres and it sounds fantastic.” – MetalSucks
“…a strong and superb debut release… I was especially impressed with the way the band mixes doom with post metal and something that could be described as progressive rock… If anything, this band is expanding the sonic possibilities of doom metal without sacrificing its essential dark nature. 4.5/5” – Sea Of Tranquility
“Doom metal in general is a tricky field to hoe. There are a lot of different ways that a band can take this style of music and muddy it like a toddler trying to dial a phone and just mashing the keypad until someone finally picks up. Secrets Of The Sky though are quickly becoming masters of taking so many different elements and styles and weaving them into this unique tapestry of sounds and aural experiences.” – Metal Insider