Article By: Leanne Ridgeway
Brooklyn, NY-based ETERNAL BLACK unleashed their début full-length doom metal album, ‘Bleed the Days’, on CD, Cassette, and Digital formats in August 2017, via their own Obsidian Sky Records label.
Formed in late 2014, Eternal Black is the mind-blend of Joe Wood on drums (Borgo Pass), Hal Miller on bass, and Ken Wohlrob on guitar and vocals. The group came together out of a mutual desire to create dark songs driven by fuzz-drenched riffs and heavy grooves inspired by the traditional doom metal of old.
‘Bleed the Days’ is the band’s third release [review], following their 2015 self-titled EP, as well as a live recording from 2017, ‘Live at WFMU’. According to the band:
“Sonically, we were aiming for somewhere between Black Sabbath’s ‘Master of Reality’ and The Obsessed’s ‘Lunar Womb’. We wanted the album to be an obvious step forward in the progression of our sound; darker and heavier than anything you’ve heard from us before, with the grit of old school Doom.”
The album was produced and mixed by Joe Kelly and Kol Marshall, with recording completed at Suburban Elvis Studios. Mastering for all formats was done by Tony Reed (Mos Generator, Stone Axe) at his HeavyHead Recording Company. Original art design for the cover jacket, labels, and inserts by Joshua M. Wilkinson of The Company. Album inserts and patches printed by MIBK Silk Screeners LLC in Brooklyn, NY.
The trio formally announced last month that ‘Bleed the Days’ is now available in two limited edition vinyl presses, via Obsidian Sky. For European customers, pre-ordering is also now available through Kozmik Artifactz.
‘Bleed The Days’ Tracklist:
A1. The Lost, The Forgotten, and The Undying
A2. Snake Oil and Coffin Nails
B1. Sea of Graves
B2. Into Nothing
B3. Stained Eyes on a Setting Sun
C1. Bleed The Days
C2. All Gods Fall
D side is a silk-screened razor blade graphic
‘Bleed The Days‘ is available on Vinyl, CD, and Digital Download, with the vinyl pressing available in two editions:
– Die Hard Edition – Ltd. to 120 copies. 2LP, clear w/black smoke vinyl. Incl. custom silk-screened graphic lyric insert and patch.
– Standard Edition – Ltd. to 115 copies. 2LP, black vinyl.
Joe Wood – Drums
Hal Miller – Bass
Ken Wohlrob – Guitar, Vocals
Upcoming Live Shows
4/7 – Lindenhurst, NY @ Brewhaus Pub
4/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Hank’s Saloon (w/Horehound, Begotten, Somnuri)
5/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Lucky 13 Saloon (w/Clamfight, Bowhead, Reign of Zaius)
9/29-30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Descendants Of Crom