Merlock released their second EP »You Cannot Be Saved«, available now as limited edition CD and cassette tape
Spokane, Washington based psychedelic stoner metal act Merlock released their second EP, »You Cannot Be Saved«, on November 19th, 2021.
»You Cannot Be Saved« is available now as limited edition 6 panel CD and cassette tape.
02. Idolon (Return)
03. Final Condemnation
04. Where No One Goes
06. Electric Funeral (Black Sabbath cover)
Engineered by Jamie Yeats and Wayne Randall at Black Magick Studios in Kalispell, MT.
Mixed by Nicholas Wilbur at The Unknown in Anacortes, WA.
Mastered by Uncle Randy at Sky Ranch Studios.
Artwork by RF Pangborn.
Layout by Taylor D. Waring.
»You Cannot Be Saved«, the highly anticipated EP follow up to »that which speaks…« (2020) emerges on November 19, 2021. Recorded live on Halloween weekend to capture the band’s organic energy and psychedelic leanings, the EP showcases the authentic, adventurous style of these forlorn stoners in their debut as a 3-piece.
»You Cannot Be Saved« features reimagined tracks from their first demo and »that which speaks…«, a never before recorded early track, a new track from their anticipated 2022 full release, and a cover of »Electric Funeral«. For newcomers and fans alike, »You Cannot Be Saved« offers an experience down a dour path into the unknown.
Picking up where »that which speaks…« left off »You Cannot Be Saved« further explores Merlock’s fascination with shadow work and digging through the sludgey recesses of the mind. Sonically more raw and infinitely heavier than its predecessor, the EP pushes the extremities of Merlock and their post-doom soundscapes.
Merlock are a stoner doom band from Spokane, Washington. They emerged, as all good bands do, from the morass of the local scene. With connections made via showgoing and social media, they gradually morphed into a group of guys dedicated to playing crushing music. Their sound is a fusion of stoner and doom metal favorites, ranging from Yob and Ufomammut, to High On Fire by way of Weedeater. Having weathered lineup changes and the ongoing madness of coronavirus, Merlock are on their way to making a serious impact in the underground.
The band released their debut EP, »that which speaks…« in July of 2020. While they may have started as a trad. metal band, the stoned crush of »that which speaks…« hints at a darker, marijuana infused future. Career highlights, ranging from performing to Rocky Mountain Riff Fest to now having nearly sold out the first pressing of »that which speaks…« has proven that the band that they are onto something special. Toss in a year of touring around the Pacific Northwest to critical acclaim and it becomes clear – Merlock are here to stay.
Now, the band is gearing up for their debut full-length which promises to be a concept album of cosmic proportions. The band, now a trio, has been grinding away in their practice space, known as The Vessel, throughout quarantine, with the goal of bringing their sound to a whole new level. This, in conjunction with upcoming re-releases of »that which speaks…« and a highly anticipated live-in-the-studio release suggests the best is yet to come for these forlorn stoners. As they crawl forward through a wall of sound they threaten to drag listeners down with them. Will you be one of the doomed legions?
Taylor D. Waring – Guitars, Vocals
Andrew Backes – Bass
Lucas Barrey – Drums
Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well