Heavy music portal The Sleeping Shaman is hosting an exclusive double premiere for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based instrumental doom metal trio, SEISMIC, advancing the release of the band’s eponymous debut EP this Friday. The feature sees the entire dynamic EP is now streaming alongside the premiere of the band’s video for the track, “At The Mountains Of Madness.”
Seismic was recorded and mixed by Ben Feldman at Coffee Haüs Studios in Freehold, New Jersey, mastered by William Sullivan at The Wreckin’ Joint, and completed with artwork created by the band’s Ken Miller, a.k.a. Violent Visual.
SEISMIC offers with the premiere of their first video, “‘At The Mountains Of Madness’ is the culmination of our first year of writing and represents our worship of the almighty Black Sabbath. With a subtly evolving main groove, sharp tempo changes and sludgy, hardcore influenced coda, it is our most immersive and experimental work yet. The song is the third off our debut EP and harnesses the societal and existential horror we are all experiencing in the country and around the world today. Since we are unable to perform live due to the ongoing pandemic, we chose to create a music video to celebrate the release. For this task, we enlisted Director Kyle DeMilner of Not A Robot Productions, to craft a video using archival and public domain footage edited with his footage of us in the studio. While majority of the footage is from the 50s and 60s, the video is an apocalyptic fever dream of pestilence, violence and devastation that feels all too current in 2020.”
See SEISMIC’s “At The Mountains Of Madness” video and stream the EP first only at The Sleeping Shaman RIGHT HERE.
Seismic will see independent release on CD and digitally this Friday, November 13th, with a vinyl version to follow in early 2021. Find preorders at Bandcamp HERE.
Watch for additional videos, news on the LP, and more from SEISMIC to post over the months ahead.
Formed by former members of Eaten Alive, Combat Crisis, and other bands from across Philly’s vast underground heavy music scene, SEISMIC arrives with monolithic force on their maiden recording, channeling the ominous and existential horrors of our time and forging them into a lumbering, dynamic landscape of slow-motion sludge/doom metal without vocals or lyrics guiding the way. Immersive, heady, and thunderous, the three tracks on Seismic consume nearly twenty-six minutes, calling to mind the works of Ufomammut, Sleep, Bongripper, and Electric Wizard.