Northampton, Massachusetts based stoner/doom metal trio Black Pyramid teamed up with Totem Cat Records to release their new album »The Paths Of Time Are Vast« next year.
Courtesy of Totem Cat Records:
Black Pyramid and Totem Cat Records are beyond excited to announce the impending release of »The Paths Of Time Are Vast«, the first new Black Pyramid album to emerge in more than a decade. Evoking the molten, sludgy tones and the immersive atmosphere of their debut album, the band greatly expands upon what’s worked wonders in the past, then seeks the transcendent path, pushing each element of their alchemistic sound to its unparalleled cosmic conclusion.
Slated for an early 2024 release, »The Paths Of Time Are Vast« features Andy Beresky on guitar and vocals, Eric Beaudry on bass, and Andy Kivela on drums. This lineup of the band is now the longest running incarnation, actively gigging and touring since 2018, all the while honing their collective songcraft and solidifying their onstage chemistry. Working with Justin Pizzoferratu (Dinosaur Jr, Witch, Elder) at Sonelab, the band sought to capture the same visceral magic and sonic wizardry of their live performances onto tape, and then embellish in the psychedelic decadence of studio experimentation.
The resulting production is equally immense and ethereal, massive and otherworldly, elemental and insubstantial, as much an earthquake as an astral projection. Each song embodies the power trio’s raw energy, atavistic power and impassioned performances, juxtaposing elaborate arrangements with fiery free form improvisation.
Although past Black Pyramid albums were conceived as collections of stories told through individual songs, this marks the first time that the band has composed an album which tells a single solitary story. Utilizing both musical themes and lyrical imagery, »The Paths Of Time Are Vast« relates an epic tale of loss and redemption, death and rebirth, fire and frost. This album is your golden ticket to voyage beyond the realms of birth and dead, to take the journey through the many doors of radiant reality and dark dimension, to tread the celestial pathways carved in the carcasses of the stars, and to finally taste the vastness of time and space….
Black Pyramid play doom with the rumbling down-tuned tones of stoner metal gods but with the epic arrangements of old school metal and doom acts.
Add to the sonic brew perfectly executed forays into vintage psych and progressive rock, along with the apocalyptic lyrical ravings about war, the occult, and general alienation, and you’ve got an accurate picture of what the band is all about.
Black Pyramid is:
Andy Beresky – Guitar, Vocals
Eric Beaudry – Bass
Andy Kivela – Drums