Manchester, New Hampshire based heavy stoner rock band Abel Blood is back with their new full-length album, »Arrival Of The Waves«, which was just released on September 15th, 2023.
01. Kept Them Past
02. Trippy Eddy
04. Needs To Live
05. Scrape The Dirt
06. 7 Dead
07. Crystal Clear
08. Mental Note
09. Keeping Pace With The Elephants (Slight Return)
Seeking a creative outlet during the long, strange months of the Covid-19 quarantine, Adam Joslyn (guitar, vocals) reached out to Jimmy DeLuca (drums) in the summer of 2020, to see if he was up for some social-distanced jamming. Friends since high school, the two previously played together in the early nineties in the groove metal band No Thanks, albeit in totally different capacities, with DeLuca handling vocals and Joslyn playing bass.
After a few jams together and a spark ignited, they realized they had something good going and needed to bring in a third to handle the low end, and Adam knew just who to call. A few years earlier, while searching for someone to jam together on some acoustic songs he had written, Josyln had met Ben Cook through a Craigslist ad. While playing those mellower tunes they discovered a shared love of stoner rock and heavy psych music. Due to busy and changing lives, their jam sessions came to end, but they remained in touch, attending concerts and chatting about music.
With Ben jumping onboard in September of 2020, the creative juices really started flowing and Abel Blood was born. Songs came together quickly, and Abel Blood self-released their debut EP, »Keeping Pace With The Elephants« in March 2021.
In 2022, Abel Blood decided to expand and recruited local singer/guitarist Malcolm Salls, which has brought the band to a whole new level. Sadly, also in 2022, bassist Ben Cook, gracefully stepped down to spend more time with his family. A follow up to their EP is scheduled to begin recording in Spring 2023.
Combining elements of stoner rock, heavy psych, heavy blues, and doom, Abel Blood aims to get you out of your seat on your feet!
Recorded and mixed by Ben Rogers at Loud Sun Studio, Jaffrey, NH.
Mastered by Eric Sauter at Blackheart Sound, Manchester, NH.
Abel Blood is:
Adam Joslyn – Guitar/Vocals/Bass
Malcolm Salls – Guitar/Vocals/Bass
Jim DeLuca – Drums