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Olde unveil the first single »A New King« off of their new studio album, »Pilgrimage«

Canadian apocalyptic sludge/doom metal band Olde has unveiled the first single »A New King« off of their new studio album, »Pilgrimage«, set to release on vinyl on March 19th, 2021 via Seeing Red Records / Sludgelord Records.

Olde are a band that focuses on crushing heaviness and the power of the riff, with elements of doom, metal, hard rock and hardcore punk.

01. Pilgrimage
02. A New King
03. Medico Della Peste
04. In Defiance
05. The Dead Hand
06. Depth Charge
07. Under Threatening Skies
08. Wastelands

Recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Greg Dawson in ‘19/20 at BWC Studios, Kingston, ON.
Guest musicians: Daniel “Chewy” Mongrain (Voivod) on guitar, Nichol S. Robertson on guitar and Nick Teehan on saxophone.
Art and layout by Alexandre Goulet.
Photography by Samantha Carcasole.

From Seeing Red Records:

“Listening to the sludgy doom of Toronto’s Olde, I feel like a traveler of 2120 making my way back to the site that represents our present world. I feel the acid rain whipping my skin and the heavy, malodorous air pushing into my lungs. I’m listening to their single »A New King«, and to me, it’s a story as old as time – as one king dies, another takes his place, and as things change they stay the same – and our hope is eternal as we pray to our gods for relief and forgiveness. And all this fantastical woe is wrapped in a shadowy doom and filthy sludge package that reminds me that what we will always have is our ability to create, in anger or despair or fervor.”
– Cvlt Nation

Inspired by a recording session with long-time stoner metal stalwarts Sons Of Otis, guitarist/producer Greg Dawson (Cunter, Grift, BWC Studios) began to handpick and assemble Olde back in 2014.

Eschewing the sometimes meandering mores of the genre, Olde’s first album, »I«, was released by Toronto’s Hypaethral Records in 2014 followed by a 4-song independently released EP, »Shallow Graves«, in 2016. Acting as bridge between I and what would become the band’s 2017 acclaimed release »Temple«, »Shallow Graves« shows the band reaching out into more frantic, feral and frenzied territory while staying true to their heavy riff-clobbering roots.

The band’s second full-length, »Temple«, was released in August of 2017 by STB Records, and showed much growth, encompassing more abstraction and harmony, whilst continuing to bludgeon their fans with riff after riff driven by the sophisticated-caveman drums of Aubin and the harsh, yet always clear, vocals of lyricist McLarty.

Over 2019 and early 2020, Olde wrapped the writing and recording of their third full-length, »Pilgrimage«. The album is another step up in all aspects maintaing Olde’s penchant for punishing heaviness while still focusing on melodies and rock ‘n’ roll sensibilities. Fans of the band will no doubt be pleased by their never-wavering commitment to earth heaving riffs, and while the songs might be more nuanced, they are the bands best. »Pilgrimage« also features guest solos from “Chewy” Daniel Mongrain of Voivod and Nichol S. Robertson.

For fans of: High On Fire, Entombed, Trouble, and The Melvins.

Olde is:
Greg Dawson – Guitars
Chris Hughes – Guitars
Doug McLarty – Vocals
Ryan Aubin – Drums (and two fiery guitar solos)
Cory McCallum – Bass

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

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