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Below is our complete Bastard Of The Skies news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Bastard Of The Skies Streams New Split Track

Today, Decibel Magazine celebrates the soul-crushing split offering from two of the most volatile volume peddlers of the U.K. underground doom/sludge/noise community: Bastard Of The Skies and Grimpen Mire.

Released via Manchester-based Future Noise Recordings, the seven-track split offers up new frothy psalms of creeping dread from both acts, all recorded by Bastard Of The Skies guitarist/vocalist Matt Richardson at his own Full Stack Studio and mastered by James Plotkin (OLD, Khanate, Khlyst).

Turn up the volume and feel the rumble of Bastard Of The Skies' "Old Vessels" and Grimpen Mire's "Fragments Of Forgotten Craft" below. You can also hear two previously released tracks from the split at this location. More...

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Bastard Of The Skies Streaming New Track

Cvlt Nation today rolls out new tracks from two U.K. underground doom/sludge/noise bands: Bastard of the Skies and Grimpen Mire. Check out the songs below.

Culled from the new split LP released by Manchester-based Future Noise Recordings, the partial sampling of the dual-band release gives bystanders an ominous forecast of what this monolithic album bears.

Leading off the sonic pounding is the LP's A-side opener "Yarn" by Blackburn's noisiest sludge merchants Bastard of the Skies, while Birmingham's purveyors of filthy doom Grimpen Mire kick you while you're down and drop the B-side lead-off, "The Hollow Wreck." More...

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Bastard Of The Skies Announces Split Release

The ground will shake as Future Noise bring two rising titans of the U.K. underground together: Blackburn's noisiest sludge merchants Bastard Of The Skies and Birmingham's purveyors of filthy doom Grimpen Mire go head-to-head on a limited split 12" featuring new material from both bands.

All seven songs were recorded by Bastard Of The Skies guitarist/vocalist Matt Richardson at his own Full Stack Studio. Tto further reinforce the massive weight of both bands, master of sonic grimness James Plotkin (OLD, Khanate, Khlyst) was roped in for the mastering job. The limited 12" is adorned by Michael Cowell's deeply evocative artwork and the track listing is as follows:

1. Yarn (BASTARD OF THE SKIES)
2. Bao Fu (BASTARD OF THE SKIES)
3. Wounder (BASTARD OF THE SKIES)
4. Old Vessels (BASTARD OF THE SKIES)
5. Hollow Wreck (GRIMPEN MIRE)
6. Vermin Hive (GRIMPEN MIRE)
7. Fragments Of Forgotten Craft (GRIMPEN MIRE) More...

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Doommantia Volume 2 Compilation Streaming

The long awaited Doommantia Vol. 2 anthology has been released. This compilation was put together to raise money to benefit Ed Barnard, founder of Doommantia.com. After suffering with heart problems for years, Ed was hit with astronomical hospital bills which left him homeless. Due to the lack of decent healthcare in the US, Ed has now returned to his homeland of Australia to receive the care he deserves.

To help him with living expenses, 84 bands and artists from all over the world have come together once again to ease the burden left upon Ed. Just a nominal sum (with an option to pay more) gets you over 9 hours of some of the best doom, stoner, sludge, psychedelic, and drone jams out there. Stream the whole compilation and get the download details over at bandcamp. More...

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Doommantia Benefit Compilation Streaming

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.

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