Barrie, Ontario based doom/stoner/punk band Nova Doll stream their debut album, »Denaturing«, which was just released on September 29th, 2023 via Black Throne Productions and Tarantula Tapes.
»Denaturing« is available now on vinyl, cassette and digital.
01. The Circle
03. California Sunshine
05. Light Her Up
07. Dead Before I Knew It
Guitarist and vocalist Casey Cuff comments: “What a journey this has been. Big shout out to everyone that helped me bring this project to life.
»Denaturing« was recorded, mixed, and produced in The Bethlab by Dan Allen and it was a truly inspiring recording experience.
Laura DeRocchis mastered the album, bringing all the sparkle to the forefront and giving it the last big oomf.
Sean Alten was able to put my themes into reality with the graphic design and layout for both the cassette and vinyl.
Originally, this was going to be a true solo project and I had planned to play all the instruments but am I ever glad I brought in Kris Dzierzbicki, Sean Alten, and Dan Allen to perform on the album instead!
Lastly, thank you to Ryan Hilton, Zack Hollow and Paul of Black Throne Productions for believing in the album and doing a shit load of work preparing for this release. Keith at Doomshire Tapes Cassette Kult for also believing in this project and doing a unique cassette variant.
The album is available for purchase online also via Tarantula Tapes and Black Throne Productions.”
Courtesy of C Squared Music:
Traversing the plains of doom, stoner and punk, Nova Doll is gearing up to unveil the new album, »Denaturing«. This offering is intended to be an experience, moving from one season to the next with tracks joined with sounds of nature. Dive into Nova Doll’s serving of heavy stoner rock laced with garage riffs and punk snarl. »Denaturing« is released on September 29th, 2023, via Black Throne Productions and Tarantula Tapes.
Each song is about death in a different respect – death of a person, death of innocence, death of relationships, or death of the seasons. »Denaturing« opens with »The Circle« about how some people will cast circles or call circle to create a sacred place to do their work. This haunting and heavy track opens the floor to the magic of the album. »California Sunshine« explores an acid trip that led to tragedy through an immersive, fuzz-fueled sound, with a dark undertone. The title track, »Denaturation« explores the biological and chemical breakdown of the body during the dying process, while the concluding »Dead Before I Knew It« delves into the experience of losing a part of yourself at the hand of someone else’s actions. It’s an eerie atmospheric venture into gloomy doom with a punk attitude.
Photo by Claire Fitzgerald
About Nova Doll:
Newly formed project Nova Doll was established in 2022 and is based out of Barrie, ON, Canada. The project draws musical inspiration from across the stoner rock, punk/stoner and grunge/sludge/doom genres. Influenced by the likes of Kyuss and early QOTSA, as well as High On Fire, the debut record »Denaturing«, leans heavily into these realms.
Guitar/Vox: Casey Cuff
Bass: Sean Alten
Drums: Daniel Allen
Additional guitars: Kris Dzierzbicki
Recorded/Mixed: The Beth Lab, Daniel Allen
Mastered: Laura DeRocchis
Produced: Daniel Allen & Casey Cuff
Cover Art: Casey Cuff
Album layout and design: Sean Alten
All songs written by Casey Cuff & Nova Doll