New Zealand gloom rockers THE HOUSE OF CAPRICORN are currently streaming their new full-length, In The Devil’s Days, in its entirety on their official Bandcamp page. Check it out HERE.
A cult classic in the making, In The Devil’s Days is officially out today via Swamps Of One Tree Hill. Featuring ten tracks of slow-roasted, death rocking graveyard doom, In The Devil’s Days is a sonically colossal offering based on a spiritual pilgrimage into Hell to meet the Lord of Flies, to understand and outline the infernal mechanism, and to witness the revelations that come with His rebirth in the great Morning Star.
THE HOUSE OF CAPRICORN manifested in the early 2000s in the swamps below One Tree Hill, Auckland, New Zealand. 2005 saw the release of their first demo (The Rivers And The Rain/Old Redhook), and in subsequent years an EP (2006’s The Rivers And The Rain) and samplers (2007’s Solis Hail Summer Sampler and 2009’s Sign Of The Cloven Hoof ), intermingled with frequent shows, national tours and having a strong hand in assembling and spearheading the New Zealand stoner/doom rock community. In 2010, the band’s debut album, Sign Of The Cloven Hoof, which drew heavily on stoner rock and doom, as well as an occult, antiquated aesthetic, was released to positive response both locally and internationally.
“In the Devil’s Days is a dark and doom-laden rock/metal release which any fan of heavy music like doom metal, sludge metal, dark metal or gothic metal definitely should check out.” — Sea Of Tranquility
“To say the new album is a leap-forward sonically would be a colossal understatement. It is a hugely impressive and confident release. Far more nuanced and compositionally progressive than the band’s debut, the band’s determination to infuse the album with plenty of, ‘graveyard doom and deathrock’ whilst still maintaining that, ‘rowdy essence of rock n roll’ is absolutely secured.” — Six Noises
“Mark my words, In the Devils Days is going to be seen as a groundbreaking album in the canon of heavy New Zealand rock.” — Manual Magazine
“Stoner rock, doom and death rock mix together to give us a dark look into the fires of hell. Like Sign Of The Cloven Hoof, the new album is heavily invested in the occult making In The Devil’s Days sure to be a hit with all the death obsessed kids out there,” — Heavy Metal Time Machine
“THE HOUSE OF CAPRICORN is one of those bands that mixes ’90s post hardcore, metal and punk in a way that is catchy, dark and powerful all its own.” — AZM