Toledo, Ohio based doom metal quartet Wasteland Coven and L.A.’s solo doom project Nothing Is Real presents their split album, »Turmoil«, which just dropped yesterday, August 6th, 2021 via Transylvanian Recordings and Cursed Monk Records.
01. Wasteland Coven – I Arise
02. Wasteland Coven – Solomon
03. Wasteland Coven – The Mist
04. Nothing Is Real – Dark Night Of The Soul Pt. 1 (Fear And Self-Doubt)
05. Nothing Is Real – Dark Night Of The Soul Pt. 2 (Depression And Loneliness)
06. Nothing Is Real – Dark Night Of The Soul Pt. 3 (Revelation Of Twisted Truth)
Artwork by Helen Tretyakova.
»Turmoil« is the new split album from doom metal apostles Wasteland Coven and Nothing Is Real. Each band offers three new tracks born of their own unique styles – Wasteland Coven builds on traditional doom metal with powerful vocals and buzzing bits of the distorted and weird, while Nothing Is Real gets heavy, dark, and esoteric with an introspective multi-song saga. »Turmoil« will be released digitally and on cassette tape through Transylvanian Recordings on August 6th and CDs will be released later this year through Cursed Monk Records.
Wasteland Coven hails from Toledo, Ohio playing doom metal influenced by Candlemass, Windhand, Saint Vitus, and a wide variety of dark sources. Featuring haunting vocals, dirty riffs, eerie leads, thundering rhythms, and a pall of sorrow that hangs over the whole sound, Wasteland Coven brings heavy, reverberating melancholy everywhere they go. The project was initially conceptualized in 2018 as a way to bring more touring doom metal bands to the Toledo area – by establishing a bigger doom metal presence in the region and serving as a relevant opening act for those artists who traveled to the city. However, the project quickly took on a life of its own as original music was written and recording plans were made. The lineup was finalized in 2019 with Susan Mitchel on vocals and bass, Bill Anderson and Brandon Collins on guitars, and Jason Wilcox on drums. In April 2020 the band released their first EP »Ruined« with great community support, setting the stage for more, heavier, and louder albums to come.
Wasteland Coven is:
Susan Mitchel – Vocals / Bass
Bill Anderson – Guitar
Brandon Collins – Guitar
Jason Wilcox – Drums
Nothing Is Real is the solo doom metal project of Nicolas Turner, Los Angeles based musician known for his work in a wide variety of heavy metal projects including Acausal Intrusion, Feral Lord, Schizochristo, and others. In each of his bands, Nicolas offers a vibrant and twisted style of both composition and performance that can be distinctly recognized in all of his work. The latest Nothing is Real album »Symphony Mysterium« was released in March 2021 and featured 85 minutes of experimental doom metal inspired by classic orchestral work.
All instruments and vocals by Nicolas Turner.
For fans of: Saint Vitus, Cain, Neurosis