(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Lead Journalist/Writer, RiffRelevant.com)
One of underground heavy rock’s most promising bands, the supergroup collective called The Watchers, will return with their full-length début on March 9th. That is the day that the band will open up “Black Abyss“, via Ripple Music, for the masses to dutifully step into.
Interest and intrigue about the new opus is growing everywhere as the band, vocalist Tim Narducci (Spiralarms, White Witch Canyon, Systematic), bassist Chris “Cornbread” Lombardo (Spiralarms, Beer Drinkers & Hell Raisers), guitarist Jeremy Von Epp (Black Gates) and drummer Carter Kennedy (Orchid), recently shared a video teaser for said record. Though no full songs are currently available, there’s a snippet of something powerful playing in the clip.
That clip is seemingly culled from “Black Abyss“, which was recorded during the summer of 2017. Mixing the album is none other than the legendary Max Norman whose discography of works include the two first solo Ozzy Osbourne releases, Blizzard Of Ozz and Diary Of A Madman, among others.
The Watchers will undertake playing at several upcoming events including prestigious events such as Ripple Fest, Ripple Fest II, SXSW and Maryland Doom Fest IV. They have also set a Record Release Show for March 31st and a full-on Western trek for the trip to SXSW and back.
Find all those upcoming live excursions listed below and visit The Watchers Facebook page (here) for all of the band’s latest happenings.
Catch The Watchers live at the following dates and locations:
MAR 17 – Ripple Fest @ Lime Light San Antonio, TX w/ Wo Fat, Mothership, Blackwülf (w/ guest Geoff O’Keefe), War Cloud, ZED, Steak, Switchblade Jesus, Salems Bend, Great Electric Quest, Witchcryer, Mr. Plow
JUN 22 – Maryland Doom Fest 2018 @ Cafe 611 Frederick, MD