MOSS To Release Horrible Night Album In April; Track Streaming
Southampton, UK-based doom trio MOSS
will release their new album, Horrible Night,
on April 2nd.
First gathered together in Southampton in the year 2000 - with the
formative ambition of being slower and heavier than the slowest,
heaviest band you can think of - Moss is known for unleashing true
audial darkness and claustrophobia upon their listeners. The
crypt-crushing, drug-crazed occult horror sound of 2005's Cthonic Rites,
2008's Sub Templum, 2009's Tombs Of The Blind Drugged 10" and the
Eternal Return 12" gradually refined and redefined their suffocating
underground doom with impenetrable esoteric themes, and gained them a
fearsome reputation as one of the world's foremost purveyors of what is
unequivocally heavy. After 13 years, where does such a band go from
there? How can they push the envelope any further than it has already
been pushed? Enter 2013's Horrible Night.
The band states: "We wanted to write something that would stand up
over time…no disrespect to our earlier recordings - we feel the essence
and atmosphere of those is still very much with us, but they were of a
time and place that we're no longer part of..."Horrible Night tracklisting:
'The Bleeding Years'
'Dreams from the Depths'
'The Coral of Chaos'
'I Saw Them That Night'
The track 'Horrible Nights'
is streaming below: https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F77427086&show_artwork=true&secret_token=s-igkzU
Recorded during the summer and autumn of 2012 at Hampshire's Earth
Terminal and London's Earthworks studios, Horrible Night is the sound of
Moss emerging from its cocoon a much more savage, intelligent and all
the more terrifying beast. While no longer obsessed with extremity for
its own sake - with weirdly infectious riffs, eccentric vocal melodies
and no song over 12 minutes - Moss remain heavier-than-thou, broadening
their horror beyond any imposed 'scene' expectations. This mastery of
the craft is evident from the opening moments of first track, 'Horrible
Nights' - written back in 2010 it sets the course for the album, taking
the twisting death-crawl of Moss mini-epics such as 'Tombs Of Te Blind
Drugged' and administering a lethal dose of addictive melody, cooked up
by the colossal riffs of Dominic Finbow and the Ozzy-via-seance
vocalizations of Olly Pearson. Cuts such as 'The Coral Of Chaos' and
'Dark Lady' expand further upon this potent formula, dragging the BLACK
SABBATH blueprint to its most nightmarish conclusion and ushering Moss
further into their newest dark age.
With six tracks, Moss proves more than ever why this English cult
band is regarded exactly as such. While still no easy pill to swallow
for the uninitiated, over its duration, Horrible Night will demand
complete mind control. Nonsense prefixes such as "stoner", "sludge" or
"drone" do not apply here; this is pure doom metal, a celebration of
horror, the arcane and the unknown.
Although traditionally a reluctant live act, in 2013 Moss are set to
embark on their first European headline tour, as well as a return trip
to Holland's Roadburn Festival, playing Jus Oborn's Electric Acid Orgy
with ELECTRIC WIZARD, DREAM DEATH, PSYCHIC
TV and the PRETTY THINGS…
seems in their 13th year, Moss have finally arrived. Unlucky for some...