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Progressive drone project Blackwolfgoat is the solo vessel of guitarist Darryl Shepard (Black Pyramid, The Scimitar, Hackman, Milligram, Roadsaw) specializing in looped guitar movements, building and layering upon each other to create compositions of dense distortion and delicate lines, as well as purely ambient pieces.
Shepard’s Blackwolfgoat will unleash a brand new full-length entitled "Drone Maintenance" on August 26th via Small Stone. As a precursor to its unveiling, Cvlt Nation is currently streaming second track, “Notausgang.” Give it a listen below.
Comments Shepard: “‘Notausgang’ is a psychedelic guitar freak-out, definitely different from anything Blackwolfgoat has done before. It was inspired by bands like Guru Guru and Ash Ra Tempel, German bands from the late ‘60s and early ‘70s who had lots of crazy guitar stuff going on in their songs. And Jimi Hendrix too, there’s definitely some Hendrix influence in there as well. It’s basically just a straight up guitar freak-out.” More...
Drone project Blackwolfgoat will release the fittingly titled "Drone Maintenance" via Small Stone Recordings on August 26th, 2014.
Blackwolfgoat is the solo vessel of guitarist Darryl Shepard (Black Pyramid, The Scimitar, Hackman, Milligram, Roadsaw). Shepard's previous two outings, 2010's Dragonwizardsleeve and 2011's Dronolith, established his modus operandi of looped guitar movements, building and layering upon each other to create compositions of dense distortion and delicate lines, as well as purely ambient pieces.
Engineering and mixing duties were handled by Glenn Smith (Tired Old Bones Ehnahre, Ichabod et al) at his Amps vs. Ohms studios in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
A quasi-concept album, the ten-track "Drone Maintenance" sends Shepard into the future as a drone repairman, fixing and servicing rogue drones. The "Drone Maintenance" artwork was created by Alexander von Wieding (Karma To Burn, Monster Magnet, Trouble, etc.) and will feature the following track listing:
1. 1-Bwg8 8 9
5. 3-Bwg5 6 5
7. Night Heat
8. White Hole
9. 1-Bwg0 0 6
10. Cyclopean Utopia More...
The first ever Doommantia compilation, "Doommantia Vol. 1," has been streaming online over at bandcamp. The anthology features over 39 bands ranging from War Injun to Bongripper, and was released to benefit Doommantia chief Ed Barnard. For those unaware, Ed has been homeless now for a couple of months but still manages to keep the Doommantia site viable online.
Ed used to have a good job until he suffered a series of two heart attacks. Those events, plus the exorbitant cost of cardial medications made paying the rent an impossibility and got him evicted from his place in Aberdeen, Washington. Now homeless, the doom and metal community has been rallying around his cause with benefit concerts and now this compilation, "Doommantia Vol. 1." All proceeds from it will help the Australian Mr. Barnard regain his self-sufficiency.
Solo act Blackwolfgoat's second album "Dronolith" was released on Tuesday, May 24 via The Maple Forum, and creator Darryl Shepard has now offered a detailed track-by-track breakdown of the fully instrumental album.
Check out the track-by-track breakdown, along with some brand new Blackwoflgoat live footage, over at The Obelisk's website here.
Blackwolfgoat is a progressive drone project fully performed by Darryl Shepard (Milligram, Hackman, Slapshot), and the new album "Dronolith" offers 46 minutes of rhythmic, ambient drone rock over the course of its six spacious tracks, recorded live at Amps vs. Ohms Studio by Glenn Smith (Lamont, Raw Radar War, Ichabod) and mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East.
The release will be limited to 100 hand-numbered gatefold digi-sleeve copies, and like Blackwolfgoat's Small Stone Records-released debut, "Dragonwizardsleeve," the album bears cover art by graphic artist Alexander von Wieding (Karma To Burn, Monster Magnet, Trouble, Razor).
Progressive drone act Blackwolfgoat, the one-man project from Darryl Shepard of Milligram and Hackman notoriety, will release a new album this spring via New Jersey-based The Maple Forum.
Entitled "Dronolith," the sophomore release from Shepard under the Blackwolfgoat banner bears 46 minutes of rhythmic, ambient drone rock over the course of its six spacious tracks, all recorded live at Amps vs. Ohms Studio by Glenn Smith (Lamont, Raw Radar War, Ichabod) and mastered by Nick Zampiello at New Alliance East. Confirmed for release on May 24th, the album's production run will be limited to 100 hand-numbered gatefold digi-sleeve copies and bears cover art by graphic artist Alexander von Wieding (Karma To Burn, Monster Magnet, Trouble, Razor, etc.).
Footage of Shepard performing some of the material from the album live can be viewed below.