Massachusetts melodic doom metal band Benthic Realm presents their debut full-length album, »Vessel«, which was just released on July 1st, 2023. Featuring former and current members of Second Grave, Conclave, Negative Reaction, Warhorse, Lucubro and Vigil.
01. Raise The Banners
02. Traitors Amongst Us
03. Course Correct
04. I Will Wait
05. Summon The Tide
06. Set Adrift
08. Veiled Embrace
09. What Lies Beneath
10. As It Burns
Formed in July of 2016 in Worcester, Massachusetts, Benthic Realm conjures melodies and crushing rhythms from the dark abyss. The trio consists of former Second Grave members Krista Van Guilder (Warhorse, Lucubro) on vocals/guitar and Maureen Murphy (Negative Reaction) on bass, and Dan Blomquist (Conclave) on drums. Brian Banfield (The Scimitar, Blood Stone Sacrifice) was a founding member but handed over drum duties to Dan in September 2017. The band continued to perform locally in the New England area.
The band was actively writing for their third release and had been scheduled to return to the studio July 2020, until the Covid pandemic changed their plans. The group resumed regular rehearsals in the summer of 2021 and spent the next year writing and rehearsing. October of 2022 the band headed back into the recording studio to record their first full-length album, to be released in early summer 2023. The band is currently booking shows in support of the new album.
After two EPs, »Benthic Realm« (2017) and »We Will Not Bow« (2018), Benthic Realm’s debut album »Vessel« was released in July 2023.
Get your copy here: benthicrealm.bandcamp.com/album/vessel
All music by Benthic Realm.
All lyrics by Krista Van Guilder.
Recorded at Sonic Titan Studios, Shelburne Falls, MA.
Engineered, mixed and mastered by Apollo XVII.
Artwork and band photo by KVG Creative.
Benthic Realm is:
Krista Van Guilder – Vocals and Guitars
Maureen Murphy – Bass and Keys
Dan Blomquist – Drums