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Spiral Shades Premieres "Frustrations" Lyric Video

Wish there was still high quality stoner doom that made you think of the early days of British metal bands? Today's premiere is for you then - as we bring you the official lyric video premiere for "Frustrations" from Spiral Shades!

Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments. "Frustrations" is taken from the band's "Hypnosis Sessions" album, due out through RidingEasy Records on August 5th, 2014.

Spiral Shades was formed by Vennesla, Norway-native Filip Peterson and Mumbai based singer-songwriter Khushal Bhadra. As avid fans of obscure ’70s rock, doom and proto-metal, prior to forming Spiral Shades both Peterson and Bhadra relied on YouTube to unearth lost music and showcase their individual talents as musicians. Each would upload their own cover versions of songs they had discovered online but it wasn’t until one evening in the Summer of 2012 that Khushal happened to stumble onto Filip’s channel where he was taken aback by the Norwegian’s choices and impressive guitar playing.

“We appeared to possess identical influences and a love for the ’70s,” recalls Khushal. “Later we
discovered that we shared in the belief that music created in that era had a certain kind of depth and emotion. My late father got me into bands like Black Sabbath and Deep Purple when I was young and those bands completely changed my world. Since then I have been trying to unearth bands with similar vibes.”

Frustrated by the absence of a metal scene to call his own in Mumbai but buoyed by the discovery of a like mind, Khushal reached out in hope of exchanging ideas and recommendations. The pair soon fell into discussion about their reverence for Scott "Wino" Weinrich; compared notes about
Necromandus’s Barry "Baz" Dunnery’s guitar technique and debated which John Gallo band ruled more, Orodruin or Blizaro. Forming a friendship and shared admiration for the music they played they began sowing the seeds of what would eventually become Spiral Shades’ debut album.

“I don’t really follow the music scene around where I live,” explains Filip. “I don’t think there are any doom metal bands around here that I know of and I don’t have any experience playing in a band. My original goal was always to try and find somebody to jam with. Starting a band or even creating an album was never really something I had planned. Then suddenly Khushal contacted me out of the blue and it kind of evolved from there.”

If you dig what you hear below, be sure to also check out the previously posted track "Illuminati" at Bandcamp here.

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1. Diamond Oz writes:

Very cool. I like it.

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2. Blindgreed1 writes:

Very "Sabbath-y"

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