Article By: Leanne Ridgeway
Today I’m introducing a new staff column ‘Label Limelight‘, with some special news. One of our linked ‘Music Friends’ sites (scroll our sidebar) has announced an expansion. The Sludgelord (currently operated by Aaron Pickford) has partnered with Dewar PR (owner Curtis Dewar), to begin releasing music through their new digital label – SLUDGELORD RECORDS.
Not only has this duo been busy forming a label while doing their respective individual ventures, but they already have their first label release with the announcement – Coffin Torture‘s new full-length ‘Dismal Planet’ is available now for pre-order on the label’s Bandcamp page.
But wait! There’s more! To celebrate the start-up of Sludgelord Records, we have teamed up to hold a contest where two folks can win a signed copy of the ‘Dismal Planet‘ CD, plus a Coffin Torture T-Shirt. More on that way down below…
Some words from Aaron Pickford on Sludgelord Records:
“We’re stoked to make an official announcement. We at Sludgelord Acres have been planning something really big for close to the last 6-9 months. Something that started basically as a goof but after some careful consideration and with a new year just kicking off what better time to announce that we will be starting to release music via the Sludgelord Records moniker.”
“It gives us great pleasure to announce our first signings and I think you’re gonna dig this band a lot. Welcome sludge death doom power duo Coffin Torture as our first official signings. You can stream a track from their blistering new album ‘Dismal Planet’ here and pre-orders of the album are available now. Street date is 16/02/2018. Expect more announcement in due course.”
‘Dismal Planet’ – Tracklist:
01. Bull of Minos
03. Bolted Down, Boiled To Grease
06. Dismal Planet
07. Trench Hog
Recorded by Jay Matheson and Phillip Cope at the Jam Room in Columbia, South Carolina, with mixing and mastering by Jay Matheson at Fisheye Mastering. Cover artwork by Thorfinn and layout by Wes Brooks.
Over 40 minutes of punishing, primal sludge. In addition to the Digital release, Coffin Torture also offers a physical CD Digipak. CDs are shipped directly from the band in the USA. Includes digital pre-order of ‘Dismal Planet’. Shipping out around February 16, 2018.
Thorfinn – guitar, bass, vocals
Blind Samson – drums, keyboards, samples
Head over to Riff Relevant‘s Facebook page (here), where you will soon find details for the contest. Rules are simple, just do “likes” and such, and if the sludge gods point to you, you could win one of these signed Coffin Torture ‘Dismal Planet’ CDs and a T-Shirt!