Verdun "The Eternal Drift's Canticles"

THRT054 / April 29, 2016

2xLP / CD  / DIGITAL

Arisen in 2011 from the fertile scene of Montpellier, France, VERDUN made a name in the realm of slow and heavy music on the basis of a simple three-tracks demo, leaving a strong impression on every witness of the band’s thunderous live shows. With a line-up solidified after a few european tours and opening slots for forefathers such as Electric Wizard, Eyehategod or YOB, the band finally delivers their long-awaited debut album, mixed and mastered by Tad Doyle.

"The Eternal Drift’s Canticles" is the fruit of three years of crafting; far from simple amp-worship, the band excels at creating memorable tracks with their science of instant-classic riffs. A richer background emanate from these guitars, able to tint their sludge/doom roots with metallic hardcore toughness or burden-of-the-world melodies. Another strong component of VERDUN’s trademark sound comes from these charismatic vocals, switching between echoed screams from outer space, spoken words or mournful clean vocals. With an arid, heavy as hell sound, "The Eternal Drift’s Canticles" is a 55-minutes dark and painful procession that transcends the heritage of too-often codified scenes, running away from simply rehashing the past.

  • Recorded by Mathieu Croux in Montpellier, France
  • Mixed and mastered by Tad Doyle at Witch Ape Studio, Seattle, USA
  • Artwork by Dadoo Jaxa

496 x 180 gram ultraclear

TRACK LISTING

01. Mankind Seppuku
02. Self-Inflicted Mutalitation
03. Dark Matter Crisis
04. Glowing Shadows
05. Jupiter's Cover

    Verdun "The Cosmic Escape Of Admiral Masuka"

    THRT017 / February 2, 2012

    TAPE  / DIGITAL

    Named after the most inhuman battle in the First World War, VERDUN (Montpellier - France) are one of those bands that are hard to label, merging the lines between sludge/doom and slowed-down dark hardcore. Heavy and dry riffing, neck-breaking groove, incantatory vocals and a strong psychedelic feel, that's what you can expect from the half-hour of their debut EP "The Cosmic Escape Of Admiral Masuka". Carrying a strong live reputation, VERDUN is definitely one of those bands to watch for any fan of Burning Witch, Electric Wizard, or Amenra; and by extension anything dark and crushing.

    • Recorded, mixed and mastered by Mathieu Croux in Montpellier, France
    • Artwork by Dadoo Jaxa

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    APPLE MUSIC

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    TRACK LISTING

    01. Sons Of The Atom
    02. Last Man Standing
    03. Jaxa