YO! More good news!
Check out the trailer for an upcoming split cassette featuring Japanese doom band Guevnna with China based sludge metal band Alpaca! FUCK – it sounds GREAT! Whoever is releasing this should let us premiere a full track whenever it’s ready! We’ve featured both these bands before on the site and are glad that they’ve gotten together to put something amazing out.
“GUEVNNA formed in 2011 and started retooling the established sound of the up-and-coming Japanese Doom scene from concrete sound, heavy as hell. From 2014, GUEVNNA does world tour every year, and support JAPAN tour for the bands from all over the world aggressively. GUEVNNA joined Heavy Days in Doomtown Festival in Denmark, and performed with the legend of Sludge core, Bongzilla. Fron 2017, GUEVNNA holds free gig every month in Ruby Room, Shibuya to liven up Japanese Doom/Stoner scene.
Alpaca is a sludge doom metal band from Shanghai who formed in late 2015. Composed of four individuals from different countries, they have become a prominent figure to emerge from the Shanghai underground music scene. Alpaca have noted Down, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Corrosion of Conformity, Red Fang, Mastodon, and Melvins as key influences to their sound. Alpaca’s riffs feature layers of feedback and down-tuned guitar and bass tones that are drowned in dark Southern blues. Combined with deep semi-melodic growling vocals that occasionally even reach black-metal styled pitches, the outcome is a gravely, rasping, and savage sound. They have played with some the best bands China’s underground scene has to offer, playing in various cities around the country, and played a six-show tour in Japan in late 2017. They have also organized and performed in their annual SHANGHELLFEST, the bi-monthly SHANGHORRORFEST, and the 2017 charity event, SHANGHEARTFEST.”
Looks like the release is being put out by new label Little Rex Queen: https://www.facebook.com/littlerexqueen/
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