(by Leanne Ridgeway, Owner / Chief Editor, RiffRelevant.com)
Georgia’s Dead Hand is back on the sludge slab with an upcoming album, ‘Reborn Of Dead Light‘, due out Sept. 7th on Divine Mother Recordings.
This is the band’s second full-length album, their initial offerings in 2014 with both a split (with the Repellers) and an EP; their début full-length ‘Storm Of Demiurge‘ in 2015; and another split release (with Shroud Eater) in 2016.
Dead Hand is an expansive sludge experience. With keyboard instrumentation and the panorama of post-metal, they’re a truly doomed, sonic horizon whose bleak beauty deliberately unfurls a slow-rolling tsunami to sweep oceanic ruin over fallen kingdoms.
‘Reborn Of Dead Light’ is set for release on September 7, 2018, via their own Divine Mother Recordings label. The album was recorded and mixed between February and September 2017, with mastering completed in January 2018, all by Matt Washburn at Ledbelly Sound Studio in Dawnsonville, GA.
The striking album cover artwork and design is by Jean Saiz (of Shroud Eater).
You can stream the first two tracks via Bandcamp now, with all album details and pre-order links below, along with Dead Hand‘s upcoming live tour dates.
DEAD HAND is:
C. Carr – Guitar, Vocals
S. Williams – Bass
S. Harris – Synth, Vocals, Trumpet
C. Harper – Drums
‘Reborn Of Dead Light’ – Track List:
1. Alabaster and Bone
2. Reborn of Dead Light
5. Them Bones (**bonus track, CD only)
– Vinyl press is limited to 250 copies on Green and Black Merge, with full color jackets and insert. Includes digital download code.
– Compact Disc (CD) is limited to 50 copies on full color disc, with two-panel insert on Black Arigato Pak jackets. Includes digital download code. **The CD version includes the bonus track “Them Bones”, a Dead Hand cover originally recorded by Alice in Chains, and featuring Eric Crowe of Crawl on guest vocals.
Order ‘Reborn Of Dead Light’ on Vinyl LP, CD, Digital at this location: [LINK]
Dead Hand Live Dates:
- – Sep 07 – Macon, GA @ Grants Lounge (w/ Hexxus, Crawl, Soul Abuse) – Album Release Show
- – Sep 08 – Birmingham, AL @ Nick Rocks (w/ Mother’s Keeper, Hexxus, Inclination Of Direction)
- – Sep 14 – Asheville, NC
- – Sep 15 – Jacksonville, FL
- – Sep 16 – Gainesville, FL
- – Sep 17 – Valdosta, GA