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US stoner/heavy metal band Dryland presents their second album »Weekend In The Swamp«, available now on vinyl and digital

Bellingham, Washington based stoner/heavy metal band Dryland presents their second album, »Weekend In The Swamp«, which was just released on October 27th, 2023.

01. Haunt The Hearts Of Men
02. Monomyth
03. Arteries Of Wrath
04. Into The Outroverse
05. Goblins
06. Filthy Mirage
07. In Living Memory
08. A Dying Thing

Formed in 2014 from Pacific Northwest heavy-hitters Black Eyes & Neckties and Leatherhorn, Dryland is not a myth. Through catchy, driving riffs riding a cloud of crunch, Dryland will guide the listener along a journey to populate the sun in a distant plane once inhabited by the Crab People, now ruled by the Moss Lord.

Dryland exists somewhere in the space between Motörhead, Nick Cave, Red Fang, Danzig, and of course, Black Sabbath.

They released their first full-length album, self-titled, in 2017. On 4/20 of 2020 they released their »Dances With Waves« EP produced and engineered by Matt Bayles (Matt has produced Mastodon, The Sword, Pearl Jam, Botch and many more).

Photos by Tommy Calderon

In 2023 Dryland entered the hallowed halls of the Unknown Studio in Anacortes, WA to record their second full-length album »Weekend In The Swamp«. The new LP is Dryland’s most sonically diverse recording to date. The songs range from vibraphone interludes and melting pianos, to punishing explosions of drop-tuned guitars. »Weekend In The Swamp« draws influence across heavy genres, with moments of shoegaze, thrash, stoner rock and bludgeoning doom metal. All the while the vocals maintain the urgent, storytelling style that has become the trademark Dryland sound. More than once the subject of intercourse with astronomical bodies is broached.

Order »Weekend In The Swamp« on vinyl here:

Recorded by Rich Canut 3 at the Unknown in Anacortes, WA.
and Marine Drive Studios in Bellingham, WA.
Mixed by Matt Bayles at the Red Room in Seattle, WA.
Mastered by Ed Brooks at Resonant Mastering in Seattle, WA.
Artwork by Bradley Lockhart.
Photography by Tommy Calderon.

Dryland is:
Bradley Lockhart – Vocals
Ryan Clapper – Guitar
Ryan Greer – Guitar, Vocals
Hollie Huthman – Bass
Aaron Ball – Drums

Guest vocals on »Monomyth« by Violet Blum.
Guest guitar on »In Living Memory« by Ray Blum.

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

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