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When The Deadbolt Breaks released their new studio album »As Hope Valley Burns« today via Argonauta Records

Connecticut psychedelic doomsters When The Deadbolt Breaks have released their new studio album »As Hope Valley Burns« today, November 26th, 2021 via Argonauta Records.

This is essentially the prequel to »As Hope Valley Burns: Eulogy« which was released on October 31st, 2021 on Electric Talon Records.

Says the band: “Happy release day! When The Deadbolt Breaks »As Hope Valley Burns« is now available through Argonauta Records and digitally at our Bandcamp site. Physical copies will be available soon on CD and vinyl!”

01. The Evil
02. The Hanged Woman
03. Awakening
04. The Crushing Weight Of The Sun
05. So Lost Are We

Courtesy of All Noir PR:

For over fifteen years, New England’s When The Deadbolt Breaks has lurked in the dark corners of underground metal. With a doom style both psychedelic and unsettling, their music has been labeled many things – heavy, daunting, overwhelming, unnerving – while the band is singer/guitarist Aaron Lewis’s gritty vision of life on the subcultural fringes of New England society. Following five highly acclaimed studio records, a split and a remix album to date, When The Deadbolt Breaks has announced their worldwide signing with Italy’s powerhouse label Argonauta Records, who will proudly release the band’s forthcoming album, entitled »As Hope Valley Burns«, during 2021!

For more than a decade the Connecticut-based trio has carved a niche for themselves within the interplay of extreme genres. They are no less at home in grind than they are in pummeling sludge or ambient soundscaping, casting forth triumphant riffs or proffering murder-dirge nods at a volume level that can only be considered violent. When The Deadbolt Breaks have always struck a balance between the ugly and beauty: long compositions wade through detuned, discordant, and murky sludge before shifting into melodic ambient space rock territories, and back again. It’s not hard to see that cinema is often what informs Lewis’s songwriting: the grueling discomfort of E. Elias Merhige or surreality of David Lynch have provided as much inspiration as his musical influences.

The band is no stranger to the stage, having played the SXSW, New England Stoner & Doom Fest, and toured the southwest in 2018. As the pandemic recedes, the trio looks forward to bringing Lewis’s dark vision back to the stage, unleashing »As Hope Valley Burns« on unsuspecting and often unprepared audiences. “This album is a unique one for When The Deadbolt Breaks. We have pushed our boundaries sonically,” Lewis reveals. “The heavy is heavier, and the mellow, spacial parts are even more so. Akin to our first few records, we have returned to more aggressive drumming, and psychedelic spaces, yet this record has a certain depth and maturity to it that was missing in the past.”

»As Hope Valley Burns«, the band’s sixth studio album, will be out on November 26, 2021, via Argonauta Records.

When The Deadbolt Breaks is:
Aaron Lewis – Guitar/Vocals
Charlie Sad Eyes – Bass/Additional Guitars/Vocals
Rob Birkbeck – Drums
Steve Wieda – Soundscapes/Keys/Electronics
Ambler Leigh – Additional Vocals

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

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