Oakland ethereal doom pessimists, SECRETS OF THE SKY, will play a FREE SHOW tonight Thursday, July 30th in Fullerton, California at the Slidebar with All Hail the Yeti and Enrot. [More info HERE]
The band will be performing tunes off their Pathway full-length released earlier this year via Metal Blade records. A surreal audio exploration delivering thirteen epic tracks that yield varying tempers and textures with each passing listen, Pathway was engineered, mixed, mastered and co-produced by Juan Urteaga (Machine Head, Testament, Sadus etc.) at Trident Studios with SECRETS OF THE SKY, and has earned praise from media outlets nationwide, with the word “masterpiece” becoming a signature descriptor.
SECRETS OF THE SKY‘s Pathway is out NOW on Metal Blade Records. Order yours today at metalblade.com/secretsofthesky.
“…a progressive metal masterpiece…” – Metal Injection on first single, “Three Swords”
“Sometimes SOTS sound like Evoken woke up wanting to play Rodgers & Hammerstein, but couldn’t quite shake their funeral fog. They’re as colorful as Between The Buried And Me without ever busying up the compositions so much…Whatever. When SOTS play, they rule. ” – Decibel
“The doom equivalent of Alcest’s Écailles_de_Lune or Solstafir on last year’s Ã“tta… records with beauty, staying power and just enough grit to carry the day,” – Invisible Oranges
“…masterful, self-possessed, powerful and convincing.” – HeavyBlogIsHeavy
“…a colossal effort with some stupendous songwriting and production work.” – Metal Insider
“Soaring guitar melodies intertwined with a crushing yet pristine drum sound, a discernibly massive bass layer, crooning clean vocals and bestial growls decorate Pathway from start to finish. Pathway caters to doom, extreme and progressive metal fans but beyond anything, is a mind-bending musical experience transcends the scope of metal.” – Metal Assault
“…beautiful and nihilistic, but completely compelling and cohesive in execution. More of a step by step journey through a narrative of twilight atmospheres than a set of songs, Pathway stands apart from the band’s debut… not by outdoing it, but by further refining and expanding upon the elements which gave that first record its strength…pick up this out of the box record by an upcoming, out of the box band and take a long stare into the abyss.” – Violent Resonance