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King Bastard drops new music video for their latest single »Bury The Survivors / Ashes To Ashes«

Stony Brook, New York based psychedelic doom metal band King Bastard drops a music video for the third single »Bury The Survivors / Ashes To Ashes« taken from their debut album, »It Came From The Void«, set to release on January 14th, 2022.

Says the band: “Following nearly three years of anticipation, we present our debut album »It Came From The Void«. A mixture of infectious jams and gratuitous effects to craft soundscapes reminiscent of a 70’s space horror. Each track invokes a synesthetic experience, a scene from an auditory short film.”

01. From Hell To Horizon
02. Kepler 452b
03. Psychosis (In A Vacuum)
04. Bury The Survivors / Ashes To Ashes
05. Blackhole Viscera
06. Succumb To The Void

Recorded in Menegroth Studio in Queens, NY as well as Mike’s basement, Andrew’s garage, and Reed’s closet.
Produced by King Bastard.
Engineered by Colin Marston and Mike Verni.
Mixed and mastered by Colin Marston.
Artwork by Intuitive Designs.

Courtesy of Purple Sage PR:

US psychedelic doom visionaries King Bastard teamed up with Doomed & Stoned to present two new tracks with the brain-melting visualizer for »Bury The Survivor / Ashes To Ashes«. Their debut album »It Came From The Void« will see the light on January 14th, with preorders up now via Bandcamp!

King Bastard’s debut album »It Came From The Void« is a concept record that follows the journey of a group of cosmic colonists and touches upon feelings of alienation and neglect from one’s so-called superiors. Directed by Brendan McGowan (Ghost, Denzel Curry) and Connor Robertson, their impressive debut video »Psychosis (In A Vacuum)« – telling the crash of Russian astronaut Vladimir Komarov – instantly caught the attention of major tastemakers, who dubbed the band as “raw, vile and impossible to ignore”.

Each track invokes a synesthetic experience and a scene from a short film: the journey begins on suffering Earth and quickly ascends into the cosmos, bringing visions of disaster and human failure. Melding 70’s sci-fi horror imagery with a modern doom sound that incorporates synths, percussions, saxophone, violin and viola, »It Came From The Void« plays with contrasts: it is trippy and skull-crushing, infectious and repulsive. Behold, as King Bastard are about to smash everything on their path. »It Came From The Void« was recorded, mixed and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice) at Thousand Caves studio in Queens, NY. The artwork was created by Intuitive Designs.

It took only one fateful moment of 2018 in Stony Brook University to make planets align and the passion of Izzy Guido (synth), Arthur Erb (bass), and Mike Verni (guitar) coalesce to create the fearless and gargantuan beast that would soon be known as King Bastard. While their initial drummer couldn’t cope with the crushing force of the threesome’s cosmic convergence, the arrival of drummer Matt Ryan behind the kit finalized the sealing of their sonic oath.

After a run of demo tapes including »Have You Seen This Man?« and »Live At The Haunted Barn«, the foursome took to Menegroth, the Thousand Caves studio in Queens, NY to record their debut full-length »It Came From The Void« with the legendary Colin Marston – a collaboration that was benevolently encouraged by Mike’s uncle, Darren Verni of Unearthly Trance. The six tracks were recorded live in one weekend, as King Bastard knew exactly where they wanted to take their sound: a fusion of traditional doom riffs with experimental psychedelic jams. The following year was spent honing the smallest details, from tracking synths and guitar leads, to adding percussions, saxophone, violin and viola, adding that unearthly vibe that makes their music stand out from the pack.

King Bastard is:
Mike Verni – Guitar
Isabel Guido – Synth, Saxophone, Vocals
Arthur Erb – Bass
Matt Ryan – Drums, Auxiliary Percussion

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

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