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This fall, Profound Lore Records will unveil the sophomore full-length "Deeper Than Sky" from psychedelic thrash unit, Vhol.
The seven-track follow up to 2013's self-titled debut was captured at Light Rail Studios and mastered at Trakworx Studio, both in San Francisco, and boasts the cosmic cover creation of Brandon Duncan.
"We recorded this album at Light Rail Studios, in a huge room on a beautiful 1970 Trident console onto Jerry Garcia's 2" tape deck. One cannot escape the Grateful Dead in San Francisco recording studios -- their gear is all over town," elaborates the band of the recording process. "The mixing was rather primitive with no plug-ins and all effects were done by old pedals, tape echo, and large reverb plates. Another thing that was large and huge during recording was our bass player who was eight-and-a-half months pregnant at the time."
1. The Desolate Damned
3. Deeper Than Sky
5. Red Chaos
6. Lightless Sun
7. The Tomb More...
West Coast psychedelic thrash collective Vhol - which features vocalist Mike Scheidt (YOB), guitarist John Cobbett (Hammers Of Misfortune, ex-Ludicra), bassist Sigrid Sheie (Hammers Of Misfortune, ex-Amber Asylum) and drummer Aesop Dekker (Agalloch, Worm Ouroboros, ex-Ludicra) - will unleash a sophomore full-length this fall via Profound Lore.
Titled "Deeper Than Sky," the follow up to 2013's self-titled debut was recorded at Light Rail Studios in San Francisco and mastered at Trakworx Studio (also in San Francisco).
Issues the band of the forthcoming release: "VHÖL continues to explore unbridled, high energy metal with very little digital processing, and lots of sounds, riffs and ideas flying around. This music is all about the ascending side of the manic curve."
New album "Deeper Than Sky" will be released via Profound Lore on October 23rd, 2015 with artwork, track listing and teasers to be revealed in the coming weeks.
Vhol has announced a string of Northwest dates to coincide with the recent release of the band's self-titled debut album through Profound Lore Records. The dates are as follows:
08/13 – Oakland, CA @ The Metro (w/ TBA)
08/15 – Portland, OR @ Rotture (w/Atriarch, Honduran)
08/16 – Seattle, WA @ Highline (w/Uzala, Bone Sickness, Brainscraper)
08/17 – Tacoma, WA @ Java Jive (w/Lesbian, Trepanation)
08/18 – Vancouver BC @ Astoria (w/Burning Ghats, Hoopsnake, Hopeleus) More...
Vhol, the new group comprised of vocalist Mike Scheidt, guitarist John Cobbett, drummer Aesop Dekker, and bassist Sigrid Sheie, has completed work on a self-titled debut album due for release April 16th, 2013
The band has now teamed up with NPR to stream a track off the release. Check out "Insane With Faith" at NPR.org here.
1. The Wall
2. Insane With Faith
3. Plastic Shaman
4. Grace (available for streaming right here)
7. Set To Await Forever
Vhol, the new group comprised of vocalist Mike Scheidt, guitarist John Cobbett, drummer Aesop Dekker, and bassist Sigrid Sheie, has completed work on a self-titled debut album due for release April 16th. Profound Lore Records comments on the release:
"[The album] has been deemed as one of the most anticipated metal albums of the year. Anticipated out of the curiosity of what VHOL is going to sound like and the pedigree at the band’s disposal with the members’ respective repertoires already at hand.
"Initially formed by Cobbett and Dekker to create music together again post-Ludicra fallout, Vhol would take shape quickly. When Cobbett and Dekker were thinking of a vocalist, their first choice was easily Mike Scheidt of YOB and Scheidt immediately accepted to join the contingent without even hearing a note of music. Rounding off the lineup on bass would be Hammers of Misfortune/Amber Asylum keyboardist/bassist Sigrid Sheie respectively.
"When the initial idea of Vhol surfaced, one of the initial intentions was to write music of a faster nature. Not to necessarily continue where Ludicare left off, but Vhol would eventually become a vehicle for the respective musicians to further explore their musical roots a bit more. By combining elements of old-school punk, dbeat hardcore, classic old-school metal (a good combination of traditional classic metal ala Judas Priest and speed metal in the 'Kill ‘Em All'/'Show No Mercy' vein), and a touch of outsider black metal, Vhol have created a sound unlike anyone in metal today. One that is raw, primal, fierce, triumphant, and ultimately face melting. This fact solidified even more by Scheidt’s distinct vocal delivery where he expands his vocal capabilities into the beyond." More...