Photo by Julia Rabkin
US traditional doom metal band Orodruin has announced their new drummer Randy Rowe (Somme, Haishen).
The band is also working on a split release with UK doom metal trio Iron Void in tribute to Terry Jones and Pagan Altar, which will be released via Rafchild Records.
Says the band: “We are happy to announce our new drummer Randy Rowe (of Haishen) from Rochester, NY. Please give him a warm welcome as we gear up to rehearse for upcoming shows at Descendants of Crom in Pittsburgh, PA on June 3rd & 4th as well as the Maryland Doom Fest June 23rd – 26th in Baltimore, MD. You will also hear him on our next split release with Iron Void (UK) in tribute to Terry Jones & Pagan Altar on Rafchild Records. Thanks to Raphael Päbst for making this happen as well as the blessings of Alan Jones and Annick Giroux.
Orodruin have finished recording our material for the split. Our cover will be »In The Wake Of Armadeus« and Iron Void’s is »Highway Cavalier«. This will also feature an original song by both bands, »The Tolling Bell« by Iron Void and »In This Place« from us.
We’d also like to extend thanks to our doom brother Kevin Latchaw (Argus) who graciously lended his drumming services to us at Hammer of Doom in Germany, and our last two gigs in Rochester. NY. We are forever grateful and hope our paths meet again!
With a new year ahead of us we look forward to conjuring new material for our next full-length on Cruz Del Sur and booking shows around the local area and beyond!
Thanks to Julia Rabkin for the incredible photo shoot as witnessed by the photo below. We’re also working on a new website to link all our pages together and get merchandise available to the masses.
Cheers again for all the support since »Ruins Of Eternity« has been released and we will see you soon!”
Orodruin are purveyors of traditional doom metal in honor of the ancient gloom lords.
In J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle-earth universe, Orodruin, or Mount Doom, is a volcano located in the heart of the black land of Mordor. In our universe it is a traditional doom metal band from Rochester, New York.
Michael Puleo – Bass, Vocals
Nick Tydelski – Guitar
John Gallo – Guitar
Randy Rowe – Drums