Belgian stoner/doom/sludge band Welcome To Holyland released their long-awaited debut album »Ominous«, out now via Consouling Sounds
Aalst, Belgium based stoner/doom/sludge band Welcome To Holyland stream their long-awaited debut album, »Ominous«, which was just released on March 24th, 2023 via Consouling Sounds.
01. Phoenix Rising
02. Queen Of Green
03. Arizona Dust
The long-awaited debut album by Welcome To Holyland released on March 24, 2023 by Consouling Sounds on Digisleeve CD.
Contains six tracks of heavy, low and slow music, taking you on a trip into the darkest corners of your mind. A pounding mix of doom, stoner and sludge, for fans of Conan, Bongripper and YOB.
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Welcome To Holyland arose out of the ashes of experimental post-doom band Zeus Walks The Earth. This time going for a more sludgy stoner doom sound, slow and heavy. Rehearsals took off somewhere in the autumn of 2015. The purpose was to find a balance between heavy riffing and atmospheric soundscapes.
The band entered Patrick Delabie’s Studio 195 in March 2018. Four songs were recorded live in the studio and resulted in quite a raw/heavy and natural sounding demo. The self-titled demo CD was released on the 18th of May 2018. The demo was well received in the local underground. A tape version of the demo was released on the 22nd of April 2019.
Photo by Debbie Lee
In May 2022 Welcome To Holyland started the recordings of the debut album »Ominous«. The album was recorded live in the rehearsal room under guidance of Jonas Nyaarr from Go To Eleven who also mixed and mastered the album. Although the album still sounds as raw and heavy as before, an evolution can be heard in which the band deviates slightly from the long monotonous minimalism of the demo to slightly more compact and diverse songs.
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jonas Nyaarr.
Cover art by Droned Artworks.
Band pics by Debby Park.
Wim – Vocals / Guitar
Pieter – Guitar
Geert – Bass
Sylvester – Drums
Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well