Secrets of the Sky
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Italy’s Kolony Records has just added Oakland, California-based progressive doom metal sextet Secrets of the Sky to the label’s ever-expanding roster.
Three of the band’s six members each contributing with multiple instruments, Secrets of the Sky projects a unique brand of cinematic, cerebral, atmospheric metal with a heavy persuasion towards doom metal and even more blackened influences citing The Ocean, Opeth, Isis, Agalloch and others.
The debut album "To Sail Black Waters" was recorded over an eight month period with engineer/producer Juan Urteaga (Testament, Machine Head, Cattle Decapitation) at Trident Studios. The album caught the attention of Kolony Records, which is planning for an official worldwide CD and digital release late this Summer, the street date to be announced in the coming days. You can see the band live: More...
Secrets of the Sky has now officially inked a deal with Gravedancer Records. "This Oakland, CA group is equal parts Insomnium, The Ocean, Agalloch, Type O Negative, Opeth and something all their own," was what MetalSucks said about Secrets of the Sky back in May through one of their "Unsigned and Unholy" columns.
This immediately caught the eyes of many, including Gravedancer Records, which is excited to announce the worldwide signing of the band for the release of the upcoming "To Sail Black Waters" album. The following press release was also issued:
"Secrets of the Sky flawlessly blends elements of doom, death and black metal with a tinge of prog to create a rich and sonically devastating sound the has already ignited the underground with the first two tracks released by the band, 'Sunrise' and 'Winter.' Now, the band has completed work on their first full-length masterpiece, which will be unveiled on January 22, 2013.
"Decibel Magazine recently caught up with the band for an interview to discuss their roots, the signing to Gravedancer Records and 'To Sail Black Waters.' The interview is now online at this location. Secrets of the Sky will be heading out in support of the new album, stay tuned for more information and tour announcements, which are coming soon."
Secrets of the Sky has finished work on the band's debut album "To Sail Black Waters," and tracks from the release are now available online for streaming. You can check out "Winter" and "Decline" in the clips below, or hear the rest of the album over at the band's SoundCloud page here. The band also issued the following bio about its history and sound:
"Oakland, California's Secrets of the Sky began life in 2010 when Chris Anderson (guitars, keys) and Clayton Bartholomew (guitars, keys) put their heads together and started writing material which would eventually shapeshift into what is currently the 'Secrets' sound... cinematic, cerebral, atmospheric post metal with doomy, proggy, blackened influences.
"The two went through a number of drummers and bass players before finding the right fit in drummer Lance Lea in 2010, and bassist John Mananquil, third guitarist Andy Green and vocalist Garett Gazay in 2011. The line up wrote for in excess of a year and crafted the majority of the material which was to become 'To Sail Black Waters,' the band's first studio full length.
"The six piece ensemble recorded 'To Sail Black Waters' over the course of eight months with engineer/producer Juan Urteaga (Testament, Machine Head, Cattle Decapitation, etc) at Trident Studios and began to play live shows throughout the Bay Area early in 2012." More...