Radian release a video for the new single and opening track »The Discordian« taken from their upcoming sophomore album »Discordian«
Akron, Ohio based doom/sludge metal quartet Radian release a video for the new single and opening track »The Discordian« taken from their upcoming sophomore album, »Discordian«, out on June 24th, 2022 via El Burno Records.
01. The Discordian
02. To Light And Know
03. Painless: Void
04. The Sun Spoils
05. At The End Again
06. They Look Like Good Strong Hands
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Next week, Akron, Ohio doom/sludge metal quartet Radian will release their bulldozing second album, »Discordian«, through their own El Burno Records. With its release just a week away, today New Noise Magazine is premiering a volatile video for the song, »The Discordian«.
Radian’s sound is both more vicious and vibrant on »Discordian«, the album delivering six new songs with an elevated sense of living in a perilous world wrought with political discontent and societal unrest. »Discordian« was recorded and engineered at Akron Recording Company September of 2020 by Sanford Parker, who provides synth elements to the album. Parker mixed the album at his Hypercube Studio in Chicago, after which it was mastered by Colin Jordan at Boiler Room Mastering in Chicago.
The video for »The Discordian« was created and animated by Jeff France. Radian bassist Bill Govan writes, “The game of this and that, us and them, neglects the (capital-T) Truth and ignores the essence of reality. When playing this game, we mistakenly forget that order and chaos are two sides of the same coin.”
Photo by Josh Fitzjarald
Radian will release »Discordian« through guitarist Mike Burns’ El Burno Records next Friday, June 24th, digitally and on two vinyl variants – Transparent Beer and Green/Black Splatter – in runs of 125 each. Find pre-orders at Bandcamp HERE.
Having recently supported Portrayal Of Guilt and Yautja, Radian continues to book regional live appearances, including a gig in Atlanta in late August, and plans to hit the Northeast this Fall coming together.
8/28/2022 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA w/ Drifter, Order Of The Owl, more TBA
Formed in the Winter of 2017, Radian is currently embodied by guitarist Mike Burns (ex-Rue, Sofa King Killer), drummer Jeff Sullivan (ex-Fistula), bassist Bill Govan (ex-Goosed, Ravenna Arsenal), and vocalist Jeff Fahl (ex-Rue). Coalescing elements of groove and grime from their prior acts into a cohesive, slamming sludge attack, they independently released their debut LP, »Chapters«, in 2019 to an enthusiastic response from the sludge and metal media and fans alike.
Following the album’s release, Radian supported the record live until the pandemic brought everything to a crawl. Like many other bands, the members found ways to write and create remotely and continued honing their sound until it was safe to gather and record again. December 2021 saw Radian release a split cassette with Celophys as part of Robustfellow Productions’ »Robust Split Series«, while the final touches were being implemented on their second album, »Discordian«.
Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well