Irish doom metal outfit Slomatics has announced their new album, »Strontium Fields«, which will see the light on September 8th, 2023 via Black Bow Records.
Listen to the first single »I, Neanderthal« below!
01. Wooden Satellites
02. I, Neanderthal
03. Time Capture
04. Like A Kind of Minotaur
06. Zodiac Arts Lab
08. With Dark Futures
Says the band: “We are excited to announce our new album »Strontium Fields« will be released through Black Bow Records on September 8th. Pre-orders are live on our Bandcamp and Black Bow Records Big Cartel right now!
There are three vinyl variants, with the ‘starburst’ vinyl being sold exclusively by us. For the bargain lovers out there we are offering two bundle deals, including new shirts.
The first song from the album »I, Neanderthal« will be streaming on Bandcamp today.
Thanks to everyone involved in getting this album out there, and thank YOU for your support. We can’t wait for you to hear these songs!”
Photos by Sandy Carson
Courtesy of C Squared Music:
Irish doom band Slomatics will release their new album »Strontium Fields« on September 8th via Black Bow Records.
There strides the behemoth. Across nearly 20 years, Slomatics have developed a singularly identifiable style in the heavy underground. Working since 2004 from their home in Belfast, Northern Ireland, they have crafted seven-going-on-eight full-lengths and countless splits with outfits like Agents Of The Morai, Conan, Holly Hunt, Mammoth Weed Wizard Bastard, Yanomamö and many others, fostering a sound that soars at least as much as it crushes. Slomatics’ new full-length offering »Strontium Fields« will be released on September 8th.
“»Strontium Fields« is, for us, a post pandemic reflection – full of the joy of life, filtered through a wall of amps, fuzz boxes and ancient synthesisers. We’ve kept busy releasing music through the lockdowns but are especially excited to release a full length album again, one on which we hope we have captured and developed every area of our sound. This album feels like both a consolidation and a leap forward, with more melody, experimentation and riffs than ever before.” – David
Listen to the first single »I, Neanderthal« here: slomatics.bandcamp.com/track/i-neanderthal
A science-fiction backdrop casts a duly futuristic theme around which their material is based, and as they offer lumbering tones and massive, willful slogs of doomed riffs, they complement that grooving clarion with a sense of space that is all their own. From 2012-2016, drummer/vocalist/lyricist Marty Harvey and founding guitarists David Majury and Chris Couzens grew ever more expansive across a trilogy of albums telling a single story, and while 2019’s »Canyons« and their sundry joint outings moved past that narrative, they did not forget the lessons learned in creating a sense of the epic to match the hugeness of their sound.
As they move toward their eighth album after a widely-lauded (and loud) split LP with Domkraft, »Ascend/Descend«, in 2022, they arrive as respected veterans of a global scene, consistent most of all in their evolution on a winding but sure path, building new worlds even as they destroy old ones. Unrepentantly, gloriously heavy, their live sound – the festivals read like a wishlist: Roadburn, Desertfest, Freak Valley, Psycho Las Vegas, etc. – is a physical presence in the room, genuinely consuming. And as they look ever forward in songwriting and performance, with an increasing scope and breadth bordering on the psychedelic, they are all the more unto themselves. The slow march to oblivion, put to tape.
Marty – Drums / Vocals
David – Guitar
Chris – Guitar
Album produced by Rocky O’Reilly at Start Together Studio, Belfast.
Mastered by James Plotkin.
Artwork by Ryan Lesser.