Lyon, France based doom/post-rock/shoegaze band Hadewijch unleashed their debut EP, »Herbal Noise«, on cassette and digitally in May via Electric Valley Records.
From Qabar PR:
Hadewijch is far away from being another upholder of the overused stoner/doom metal clichés. Drugging graceful post-rock, dreamy shoegaze, and electrostatic drone elements altogether to bewitching doom metal, the French trio peddles its own brand of Herbal Doom.
The debut EP, »Herbal Noise«, is an extensive approach that virtually affects the sensorium, an attempt to turn a figment of one’s imagination into a reality. The sole track »Salvia« creeps through about 19-minute spans to take the listeners out of their comfort zone.
The band states: “Through herbalism and heavy sounds, we aim to bring positiveness and catharsis, because sounds, just like the plants, can be therapeutic. Beyond our sonic perception of life and humanity, the Herbal Doom is a way to transcend, ascend, and going back to our roots; a way to finally be conscient of our personality; a way to become an old connexion to the elements.”
Raphaël Ripoll – Vocals and Guitars
Paul-Robin Colomb – Guitars
Quentin Tarantino – Drums
Recorded at Nice Sound Studio.
Mixed at Polyfon Studio by Leif Herland.
Produced by Hadewijch.
Artwork by Hadewijch.