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Los Angeles fairy-doom metal band Faetooth premieres their debut album »Remnants Of The Vessel«, out today via Dune Altar!

Los Angeles fairy-doom metal band Faetooth premieres their debut album, »Remnants Of The Vessel«, which was just released this Friday, October 28th, 2022 via Dune Altar.

»Remnants Of The Vessel« is available now on all major streaming platforms!

01. (I) Naissance
02. Echolalia
03. La Sorcière
04. She Cast A Shadow
05. (II) Limbo
06. Remains
07. Discarnate
08. Strange Ways
09. (III) Moribund
10. Saturn Devouring His Son

Faetooth is a four-piece doom metal band based in Los Angeles, California. They officially formed in 2019, with Ashla Chavez Razzano on guitar & vocals, Jenna Garcia on bass & vocals, Ari May on guitar & vocals, and Rah Kanan on drums. The quartet had already been friends for several years before the band’s inception, instilling the confidence necessary to navigate personal vulnerability and vast musical experimentation. Faetooth possesses the ability to bewitch listeners through trance-inducing riffs, alluring melodies, and rich lyricism that ranges from mysterious to diaristic. Faetooth’s music is about the nature of the self, the natural world, and all of its enchanting mysteries.

Faetooth’s previous release, their debut four track EP, »…An Invocation« (December 2019) was recorded and mixed by Emilio Zoen inside his relaxed home studio, on track prior to the breakout of the 2020 Pandemic. The songs lay individually on their own wavelengths, all the while serving to showcase the band’s genre-bending experimentation. »…An Invocation« has been described as, “down-tuned, chaotic, and burgeoning with reverberated sounds.” Their debut garnered tremendous attention – an attention that continues to grow at a fairly rapid pace, as new listeners are swayed by Faetooth’s intensity. A small lathe-cut vinyl release of the EP, released a year after the initial digital release, sold out within 20 hours, a feat that likely presages things to come.

Photos by Jon Deal Real

“»Echolalia« alludes to the myth of the Tower of Babel; the tale of the toppling of the edifice and man’s weakness against the products of his own creation. Contemplating the relationship between man vs. God as technology and cultures develop, and the futility of our efforts against chaos and decay.”

“Largely inspired by the 1972 animated film Belladonna of Sadness, »La Sorcière« is a kaleidoscope view through stages of grief and recovery. Every riff change is a sonic interpolation, exploding through the rapid shifts one experiences while navigating trauma.”

“»She Cast A Shadow« is a lyrical vignette displaying a matriarchal archetype and its destructive relationship to its offspring—a harsh dichotomy of creation and destruction, nurture and deprivation, love and hate.”

“»Remains« is Faetooth’s interpretation of classic romance-betrayal in novels and cinema, melding horror themes. While creating the lyrical world, they initially imagined the protagonist to triumph over her nightmares; Eventually toying with her becoming blindsided soon after, exploring the volatile balance of hunter/prey – as the idea of “happy endings” may not always exist.”

“While most songs on the album glide through tonal changes in an instant, »Discarnate« keeps a steady, thundering, dirge through its five-minute run. Lyrically concise, it explores the contempt and confusion felt when a complicated loved one passes away.”

“»Strange Ways« is a sentimental relief which ubiquitously resonates with its audience. Its basis accompanies witnessing a loved one suffer the stages of grief, stress, mourning, and haunting nostalgia coming to a head.”

“Closing track »Saturn Devouring His Son« is a much slower and contemplative indication, balanced with softened, reverberated, and sumptuously fuzzed emphasis. The track is finely tailored with choral-esque vocal layers and embellished with cellist Ari Bone’s somber touch – which amalgamated the perfect condition for a rousing, sonically, cinematic, atmosphere.”

The band’s debut album »Remnants Of The Vessel« is set to release on October 28, 2022 through the eclectic Los Angeles label Dune Altar.

Produced by Joseph Calleiro & Faetooth. Recorded, mixed & mastered by Joseph Calleiro at Dungeon By The Sea (El Segundo, CA). Additionally edited by Ken Lanyon.

Faetooth is:
Ashla Chavez Razzano – Guitar, Vocals
Ari May – Guitar, Vocals
Jenna Garcia – Bass, Vocals
Rah Kanan – Drums

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

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