Iceburn stream their ninth full-length album, »Asclepius«, out now via Southern Lord Recordings
Salt Lake City, Utah based fusion doom metal act Iceburn featuring guitarist/vocalist Gentry Densley (Eagle Twin, ex-Ascend, ex-Form Of Rocket) stream their ninth full-length album, »Asclepius«, out on June 25th, 2021 via Southern Lord Recordings.
01. Healing The Ouroboros
02. Dahlia Rides The Firebird
From Southern Lord Recordings:
»Asclepius« is the new album from the ever-evolving and adventurous collective Iceburn, who return with their first new material in twenty years.
Much like the mythical ouroboros that appear in their music, Iceburn have come full circle, as guitarist/vocalist Gentry Densley (also of Eagle Twin & Ascend) comments, “Iceburn had always been about progressing and pushing the boundaries, pushing the music ahead of ourselves so we had to work to catch up. This new record comes from a place of rediscovery of who we are deep down, a place that with all it’s challenges and comforts, ultimately feels like home.”
The rawness of »Asclepius« harks back to the days of their early records (such as Hephaestus), and fuses elements of metal, jazz, psychedelia, and rock with a seamless flow, monolithic riffs, swirling harmonies, and a groove that are the cornerstones of their sound.
»Asclepius« comprises two long-form tracks, »Healing The Ouroboros« and »Dahlia Rides The Firebird«, the latter is based on an old traditional Greek tune. With some members majoring in classics/philosophy, music/composition and studying ethnomusicology – classic mythology has always been a key reference point for the themes of their music. That the new record is named after the god of healing and medicine and arriving at this moment in time is coincidence, as the band comments, “It felt like we needed healing even before this pandemic hit.”
Gentry Densley – Guitar, Vocals
James Holder – Guitar
Cache Tolman – Bass
Joseph “Chubba” Smith – Drums
Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well