keskiviikko 27. marraskuuta 2013
Finland’s downtempo heavyweights WARD have been stirring their unique musical mixture already since 2005, but only after two smaller releases and a reasonable amount of live performances are they ready to bring out their long-awaited debut full-length.
Building from the atmospheric melodies of doom metal, raw sound and morbidness of early crust and the primitive force and heaviness of old-school death metal, the self-titled LP of these Tampere-based long runners consists of four tracks and nearly 36 minutes of unnaturally heavy darkness. One of the tracks, pitch black “SELF MADE HELL” can be found at the moment in the WARD bandcamp, as well as two tracks from their earlier releases.
After almost two years of completely analogue recording, mixing and mastering in the band's bassist's own Black Floyd's Studios, WARD LP is due to be released in November 2013 in collaboration with four Finnish independent labels and is only available on black vinyl with a pressing of 500 pcs. The stunning artwork is courtesy of Finnish renowned artist / graphic designer Ville Angervuori.
Having already shared stages with the finest bands in Finland (Fleshpress, Sink, Selfish, Garden of Worm etc.) and from abroad alike (Crude, Switchblade, Aguirre etc.) and now with a full-length release due, WARD is again ready to take their total live sound to even the most obscure stages around. The record release party is to be held in Tampere’s infamous Vastavirta-Club on 7.12. with fellow death & doomsters LURK and CRIPPLER.