(By Leanne Ridgeway, Owner / Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)
Earlier this year, Halsey reviewed THE AGE OF TRUTH‘s début full length, ‘Threshold‘, plus had a fairly hilarious interview with a couple of those Philly boys [HERE]. We’ve mentioned before that ‘Threshold‘ would be available from Kozmik Artifactz at some point. That point is now!
The Age Of Truth is four brothers-in-arms from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, blending fuzz and diesel into heavy psych blues and stoner rock. The perfect soundtrack for a barroom brawl ignited from a single lie. Their debut album Threshold was released in November 2017, and proceeded to spend multiple months within the Doom Charts (a collaborative music chart both Pat Riot and I contribute to each month), as well as ranking on several music sites’ ‘Top Albums of 2017’.
The Philly quartet has steadily built a reputation among the heavy underground music world with their superb debut release and confirmed their standing in last month’s appearances at the first Chicago Doomed & Stoned Fest and the fourth edition of The Maryland Doom Festival (if you’ve spent any time on Riff Relevant site, you may notice we tend to yap about that Maryland event quite a bit…).
Now for the first time, Kozmik Artifactz brings this phenomenal slab of stoner rock to wax with an exclusive vinyl release. Plated and pressed on high performance vinyl at Pallas/Germany, with limited marbled, colored, or black pressing variants, 300gsm gatefold cover, and special vinyl mastering. A reissued CD format will also be available.
International orders available via Kozmik-Artifactz.
North American orders via The Age Of Truth on Bandcamp.
THE AGE OF TRUTH is (left to right):
Scott Frassetto: Drums
William Miller: Bass
Kevin McNamara: Vocals
Mike DiDonato: Guitar
Threshold – Track List:
1. Host (Demon In Me)
2. Come Back A God
3. Supernatural Salesman
4. Holding Hands Like Thieves
7. Hígado de Hierro (interlude)
9. Honeypot (Bonus Track)
Threshold was self-produced by The Age Of Truth and published by Hammerhead Music. Recording, engineering, and mixing was done by Joseph Boldizar at Retro City Studios in Philadelphia, PA; mastering by Carl Saff at Saff Mastering in Chicago, IL; album design and artwork by Michele Fitzgerald; and art direction by Damien Rizzello and The CHAOS Custom.
Upcoming Live Dates:
(Click date for event info where available.)
- Jul 18 – Philadelphia PA @ Kung Fu Necktie (w/Sasquatch, Asthma Castle, Timbers)
- Jul 21 – Philadelphia PA @ Mestosis Room (w/Temet Nosce, Mesmeria, Mota, Strange Aeons)
- Jul 23 – Monclair NJ @ Meatlocker (w/Backwoods Payback, Witchkiss)
- Aug 3 – West Chester PA @ Sprout Music Collective (w/Heavy Temple, Backwoods Payback)
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