(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)
The Lone Star state’s lamenters of traditional doom-inspired music, Doomstress, have announced an upcoming EP release. Coming from No Slip Records before the end of the year, Doomstress‘ “The Second Rite” EP’s release is imminent. The EP contains remixed versions from the original, very limited self release and 7″ DHU single, “Wicked Woman“. It also includes a new song, “Bitter Plea“, recorded at the end of the Wicked Summer tour and featuring additional rhythm guitar by guitarist Joe Fortunato (Sparrowmilk / Venomin James / ex-Ancient VVisdom).
“The Second Rite” EP (only) tracklist:
1-Way of the Mountain
3-Rainbow Demon* (Uriah Heep cover)
4-Sleep Among the Dead
5-Wicked Woman**(7″ version, Coven cover and CD only bonus)
Doomstress are set to release The Second Rite vinyl as a 12″ split (minus the “Wicked Woman” Coven cover) with Cleveland instrumental powerhouse Sparrowmilk via DHU Records this fall! As with the EP CD release of The Second Rite, this 12″ vinyl split was mastered by Kent Stump (Wo Fat) at Crystal Clear Sound in Dallas, TX. The release of the 12” split is expected to be sometime in late November.
More details will be released sometime in October so stay tuned.
Doomstress are currently in the midst of their Scorched September Tour at this time. You can find its itinerary and remaining dates here.