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Blue Heron presents their debut full-length album »Ephemeral«, out now via Seeing Red Records and Kozmik Artifactz

Albuquerque, New Mexico based desert rock band Blue Heron presents their debut full-length album, »Ephemeral«, which was just released this Friday, May 27th, 2022 via Seeing Red Records (US) and Kozmik Artifactz (EU).

01. Futurola
02. Sayonara
03. Push The Sky
04. Infiniton Field
05. The Buck
06. Black Blood Of The Earth
07. Where One Went Together
08. Salvage

»Ephemeral«, Blue Heron’s debut full-length, is an 8-track, 47-minute exploration of heavy rock at its fullest. Excavating the far reaches and connected strata of stoner rock, sludge, doom, heavy psych and post-metal, Blue Heron transmute years of engagement with rock and metal’s profuse branches into a singular, sand-scorching epic. With lyrical threads ranging from mortality and failed civilizations to mythic fables and cinematic re-imaginations, Ephemeral is stylistically diverse, thematically ambitious and unassailably relentless in its raw, desert power.

Blue Heron’s guitarist and singer were founding members of Spiritu, possibly Albuquerque’s first desert-style rock band, who burned briefly yet brightly with a Jack Endino-produced debut LP, a European tour with Clutch, Spiritual Beggars and Dozer, and a compilation slot next to Entombed and Mastodon.

Formed in 2018, Blue Heron is a heavy rock band from Albuquerque, New Mexico, and their firsthand relationship with the desert is inextricable from who they are and how they sound. Surrounded by endless horizons that spark a compulsion to fill the vastness with massive volume, Blue Heron saturate their piece of desert with rolling, thunderous riffs, drums that pummel and swing, deep, thrumming tones and vocals that rip and roar.

On December 3rd, 2021, Blue Heron self-released their »Black Blood Of The Earth / A Sunken Place« single on 7-inch vinyl and digital formats. They also have a track on Magnetic Eye’s »Best Of AC/DC [Redux]« tribute album, alongside the likes of Supersuckers, Domkraft and Witchskull.

Blue Heron’s debut album, »Ephemeral«, arrives on May 27th via Seeing Red Records in North America and Kozmik Artifactz in Europe.

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All songs written by Blue Heron.
Recorded at Third Eye Studios by David McRae.
»Infiniton Field« recorded by Mike Chavez.
»Where One Went Together« recorded at Tru-Art Media by Jose Martinez.
Produced by Blue Heron, David McRae and Lee Sillery.
Mastered by J.T. Schmidlapp.
Art and layout by Mirko Gastow.

Blue Heron are:
Jadd Shickler – Vocals
Mike Chavez – Guitar
Steve Schmidlapp – Bass
Ricardo Sanchez – Drums

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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