Chapel Hill, North Carolina based psychedelic stoner/doom metal trio Skull Servant has released new lyric video for the track »Satan’s Broomstick« from their latest EP, »Traditional Black Magicks II«, out on October 31st, 2023.
01. Hounds Of Tindalos
02. Absinthe Dreams
03. Poison The Unwell
04. Lucifer’s Reefer
06. Satan’s Broomstick
Skull Servant are a 3-piece psychedelic doom metal project centered in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The band formed in 2022, and have since solidified into a trio of devoted musicians who work exceptionally well together. Bassist Noah Terrell and guitarist Calvin Bauer have collaborated on musical projects off-and-on since 2015. Each contributes a distinctive vocal style, yet they masterfully weave them together into a singularly compelling and effective sound. The exceptional drumwork of Ryland Dreibelbis, with whom Calvin has performed since 2021, completes the package. And what a package it is!
Skull Servant’s material reliably delivers an occult impression of a spell being cast upon their audience. The inception of this image can best be seen in their hit EP »Astral Apothecary«, which topped the Doom Metal Charts upon its release in March, 2023. It was in the wake of EP »Astral Apothecary«’s success that the project doubled down, beginning to refine their brand in earnest. This new, definitive image shines through as it coalesces in their subsequent work, most notably in single »Pray For Blood« and their latest EP »Traditional Black Magicks II«, released in May and October of 2023 respectively.
With a smorgasbord of influences ranging from Electric Wizard, Sleep, and Sodom to Gandalf and The Sword, Skull Servant’s brand displays a faithful commitment to the genre staples of doom. Skull Servant’s quintessential stoner metal sludginess is deftly enhanced by the daring juxtaposition of haunting vocal melodies, their heaviness made unique by undeniably groovy psychedelic undercurrents.
“I give »Traditional Black Magicks II« a very high recommendation, and it’s an album that should be streamed continuously for a while to let the awesomeness absorb into your psyche. I can’t get enough of it.” – Scott Spiers, Clean And Sober Stoner