New York psychedelic doom unit KING BASTARD share « Black Hole Viscera » video; debut album ‘It Came From The Void’ out January 14th.
Young and fearless Long Island-based psychedelic doom metallers KING BASTARD head to the far reaches of space with their engulfing new video « Black Hole Viscera ». This is the second single taken from their debut album ‘It Came From The Void », to be released on January 14th on CD and digital.
« Whereas spacey, psychedelic stoner rock often takes a good-vibes-only approach to the cosmos, King Bastard confronts their spacefaring audience with the universe’s darker side. » — Invisible Oranges
KING BASTARD‘s debut album ‘It Came from the Void’ is a concept record that follows the journey of a group of cosmic colonists and touches upon feelings of alienation and neglect from one’s so-called superiors. Directed by Brendan McGowan (Ghost, Denzel Curry) and Connor Robertson, their impressive debut video « Psychosis (in a Vacuum) » — telling the crash of Russian astronaut Vladimir Komarov — instantly caught the attention of major tastemakers, who dubbed the band as « raw, vile and impossible to ignore ».
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Each track invokes a synesthetic experience and a scene from a short film: the journey begins on suffering Earth and quickly ascends into the cosmos, bringing visions of disaster and human failure. Melding 70’s sci-fi horror imagery with a modern doom sound that incorporates synths, percussions, saxophone, violin and viola, ‘It Came from the Void’ plays with contrasts: it is trippy and skull-crushing, infectious and repulsive. Behold, as KING BASTARD are about to smash everything on their path. ‘It Came from the Void’ was recorded, mixed and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice) at Thousand Caves studio in Queens, NY. The artwork was created by Intuitive Designs.
KING BASTARD ‘It Came From The Void’
Out January 14th on CD and digital (self-released)
1. From Hell to Horizon
2. Kepler 452b
3. Psychosis (in a Vacuum)
4. Bury the Survivors/Ashes to Ashes
5. Blackhole Viscera
6. Succumb to the Void
It took only one fateful moment of 2018 in Stony Brook University to make planets align and the passion of Izzy Guido (synth), Arthur Erb (bass), and Mike Verni (guitar) coalesce to create the fearless and gargantuan beast that would soon be known as KING BASTARD. While their initial drummer couldn’t cope with the crushing force of the threesome’s cosmic convergence, the arrival of drummer Matt Ryan behind the kit finalized the sealing of their sonic oath.
After a run of demo tapes including “Have You Seen This Man?” and “Live at the Haunted Barn”, the foursome took to Menegroth, the Thousand Caves studio in Queens, NY to record their debut full-length ‘It Came from the Void’ with the legendary Colin Marston – a collaboration that was benevolently encouraged by Mike’s uncle, Darren Verni of Unearthly Trance. The six tracks were recorded live in one weekend, as KING BASTARD knew exactly where they wanted to take their sound: a fusion of traditional doom riffs with experimental psychedelic jams. The following year was spent honing the smallest details, from tracking synths and guitar leads, to adding percussions, saxophone, violin and viola, adding that unearthly vibe that makes their music stand out from the pack.
KING BASTARD lineup:
Mike Verni: Guitar
Isabel Guido: Synth, saxophone, and vocals
Arthur Erb: Bass
Matt Ryan: Drums and auxiliary percussion
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