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Filipino doom/post-metal supergroup Basalt Shrine sign with Electric Talon Records for the North American release of their debut album »From Fiery Tongues«

Manila, Philippines based doom/post-metal supergroup Basalt Shrine has signed with Electric Talon Records for the North American release of their debut album, »From Fiery Tongues«, which will be available on August 15th, 2022.

Whilst the record is currently available in markets outside of the United States, Electric Talon Records will be handling the distribution of CDs & cassettes within the North & South American markets, and digital worldwide.

01. Thawed Slag Blood
02. In The Dirt’s Embrace
03. Adorned For Loathing Pigs
04. From Fiery Tongues
05. The Barren Aftermath

Courtesy of Electric Talon Records:

Today we would like to present to you our latest collaboration – the North American CD & cassette release for Basalt Shrine’s 2022 record, »From Fiery Tongues«.

Hailing from the Philippines, Basalt Shrine is a doom/post-metal act that was conceived during the height of the pandemic. The band began when Bobby Legaspi of the doom/sludge acts Surrogate Prey and Malicious Birth joined the Vivo Brothers – Ronnel and Ronaldo of various musical entities (Dagtum, The Insektlife Cycle, Abanglupa, Imperial Airwaves), in their on-going post-metal project Human Tusk, Hallowed Trunks. They initially worked on Human Tusk, Hallowed Trunks pre-recorded materials but later decided to start from scratch and exchange new demos, thus forming what is now known as Basalt Shrine. Bobby recruited Rallye Ibanez (Surrogate Prey, Ex-Religious Nightmare, Isvarah) to do bass and vocal duties. Due to the strict health protocols and series of community quarantine lockdowns, the band wrote and recorded their debut album remotely.

Rallye and Bobby brought the grit and blackness to the sound of Basalt Shrine while the Vivo Brothers, with their musical ordnance- from psychedelic rock, post-punk, dissonant death metal, hardcore punk- graced the band’s music with a magnitude of experimentative/explorative textures and layers. Their debut album, »From Fiery Tongues«, is an attempt to translate meditative tonalities into beautifully heavy sounds and vibrations. »From Fiery Tongues« will be available August 5th, 2022 through Electric Talon Records on the CD & cassette medium, exclusively for the North & South American market. In addition to this, Electric Talon Records is handling digital distribution worldwide.

Pre-order here:

North America:
Electric Talon Records (CD, Cassette, Digital)

Electric Spark (Vinyl)
Surrogate Rec. (CD)
Cruel Nature Records (Cassette)
Three Moons Records (Cassette)
Aim Down Sight Records (Cassette)

PAWN (Cassette)
Harrowing Industries (CD)

All songs are written and arranged by Basalt Shrine.
Mixed and mastered by Ronnel Vivo at Sound Carpentry Studio.
Album artwork and design by Ronaldo Vivo, Jr.
Produced by Ronnel Vivo and Basalt Shrine.

Basalt Shrine is:
Bobby Legaspi – Vocals, Guitars
Ronaldo Vivo Jr. – Drums
Rallye Ryan Ibanez – Bass, Vocals
Ronnel Vivo – Guitars

FFO: Neurosis, Yob, Isis, Amenra

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

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