HEAVY Boston, MA duo OLDE GROWTH will release its eponymously titled debut Olde Growth on April 26 via MeteorCity Records.  Recorded by AJ Peters at Black Box Studio (Batillus, Disappearer), the album features seven tracks of powerhouse doom metal “inspired by noise, nature, sound and space.”

     OLDE GROWTH’s Olde Growth is a gargantuan, pulverizing tour de force of raw energetic sludge metal that combines infectious groove with elements of space and psych rock.  The band is a sonically charged wall of rolling, crushing sound.  The group features Stephen LoVerme (bass / vocals) and Ryan Berry (drums), but the sound it delivers is thick enough to make you think they have an army behind them pummeling away (think Electric Wizard, Sleep, Kyuss and Neurosis but with a sound all its own).


    OLDE GROWTH creates music that evokes the awe inspiring relics of the natural world – giant trees that span millennia, jagged, snow-capped mountains that only the bravest of souls attempt to scale, oceans whose mysterious depth are as alien as the most imaginative worlds out of science fiction.  Several years in the making, OLDE GROWTH’s debut LP weighs in with thick, heavy slabs of sludge, raw brutal energy, monolithic riffs and vocals that run the gamut from piercing screams to soft, nuanced and melodic eeriness.  Amplifier drone fills the gaps between cuts which — massive like the Redwood giants — block out the sun and engulf all that lies within the radius of their shadow.        

      “We wanted the album to have a raw, immediate quality to it, the kind you get from playing live in the same room together. So that’s exactly what we did,” commented LoVerme.  I think we struck a pretty good balance between raw and polished; the sound is thick, warm and organic, and a listen all the way through will take you on a winding journey through some unexpected places. For our debut record we couldn’t be happier!”


Olde Growth’s track listing is as follows:

     1.) The Grand Illusion (6:47)
     2.) Life in the Present (5:12)
     3.) Cry of the Nazgul / The Second Darkness / To the Black Gate (9:55)
     4.) Sequoia (6:41)
     5.) Red Dwarf (1:05)
     6.) Everything Dies (5:45)
     7.) Awake (10:38)

     OLDE GROWTH will celebrate the album’s impending arrival with a record release party and live performance on April 7 at the Church of Boston (69 Kilmarnock Street, Boston, MA).  Also appearing at the special show will be the band’s new label mates BLACK PYRAMID.

     “Sabbathian riffs and howling angry vocals…bands like this should never be hidden as this is killer Stoner Doom” – DOOMMANTIA

     “heavy sludge doom…like a backwoodsy Electric Wizard” – CENTIPEDE FARM

Olde Growth @ Bandcamp


Posted March 22, 2011 by doommantia in Olde Growth

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