(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)
Our series spotlighting several of the bands performing at this year’s MARYLAND DOOM FEST 2018 continues with a look at one that I’m quite excited about (Leanne is, too).
Philadelphia’s THE AGE OF TRUTH seemingly arrived out of the ether of late 2017 to dominate the year with their début album, “Threshold“. I say ‘ether’ a bit halfheartedly because, truth is, hype and anticipation for that introductory album raged throughout last year. It all then culminated with the November release of “Threshold“, which then went on to reign supreme with critics, and at sites like Doom Charts and MoreFuzz, for months afterwards.
To be honest, it took me a little time to get around to delving into “Threshold” (my bad, I’m overrun with music – not in a bad way or anything), but once I did… DAAMMMMNNNN!
The music on the album, the music of THE AGE OF TRUTH as is, is something that is impossible not to like if you’re a true fan of heavy underground rock. The band, which is Kevin McNamara (Vocals), Mike DiDonato (Guitar), Scott Frassetto (Drums), and William Miller (Bass), wield a fierce blend of stoner/grunge rock, heavy blues, fuzz, and psychedelia.
From the way they deliver it on their début, I can only suspect that the live presentation of it is a mind-blowing experience, and one I cannot wait to experience at The MARYLAND DOOM Festival this month!
In THE AGE OF TRUTH related news, that very same début will see an exclusive vinyl release from Kozmik Artifactz this June 29th. The “Threshold” LP has been pressed on high performance vinyl at Pallas/Germany; with a limited and colored vinyl, 300gsm gatefold cover, and special vinyl mastering. Plus, a reissued CD format will also be available.
Pre-order for this greatly desired item was launched today (June 5th) and can be found HERE.
Also, THE AGE OF TRUTH have booked other performances outside of MDDF IV, they are listed below and for all the latest info and details on THE MARYLAND DOOM Fest 2018, as well as to purchase tickets, visit THIS LOCATION. See ya there!
THE AGE OF TRUTH Live Dates:
- Jun 6 – Wilmington DE @ Oddity Bar
- Jun 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie (w/The Stone Eye, Transit Method, Rollin’ Loaded)
- Jun 23 – Frederick MD @ Cafe 611 – THE MARYLAND DOOM FEST
- July 6 – Wilmington DE @ Oddity (w/Kingsnake, Wasted Theory, Blood Law)
- Jul 20 – Swarthmore PA @ War3house (w/ The Electric Mud)
- Jul 21 – Philadelphia PA @ Mestosis Room (w/Kingsnake, Temet Nosce, Mesmeria, Strange Aeons)
- Jul 23 – Monclair NJ @ Meatlocker (w/Backwoods Payback, Witchkiss)
- Aug 3 – West Chester PA @ Sprout Music Collective (w/Heavy Temple, Backwoods Payback)