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Black Pyramid to Release Sophomore Album, "Black Pyramid II"

New England doom rock trio Black Pyramid will release its long awaited sophomore album" Black Pyramid II" on January 31, 2012 via MeteorCity Records. Recorded "in the foothills of the Berkshires" at Black Coffee Sound (Elks, Elder) and mixed by Justin Pizzoferrato (Sonic Youth / Witch / Dinosaur Jr.), the record features nine tracks of the band's self-titled "galloping war metal". "Black Pyramid II" was mastered by Matt Washburn (Mastodon) and is "at times a bit more death metal and black metal influenced" than the band's previous material, boasting a rich sound that will find immediate appeal in fans of Sleep, OM, The Gates of Slumber, In Solitude, Graveyard and Witchcraft.

"We're incredibly proud of the sonic landscapes we were able to achieve with the new album," said BLACK PYRAMID drummer Clay Neely. "It's a clear successor to the debut album and we allowed ourselves to further expand into some uncharted territories. The recording of the record was an incredibly rewarding experience and we can't wait to bring the show back on the road."

The track listing for "Black Pyramid II" is as follows:

1.) Endless Agony
2.) Mercy's Bane
3.) Night Queen
4.) Dreams of the Dead
5.) Tanelorn
6.) Sons of Chaos
7.) Empty Handed Insurrection
8.) The Hidden Kingdom
9.) Into the Dawn

In other news, Black Pyramid has announced vocalist/guitarist Darryl Shepard will replace guitarist Andy Beresky. Shepard will join Black Pyramid on the road and at Desertfest 2012 next April in London. Black Pyramid will share the stage with Church of Misery, Orange Goblin, Gentleman's Pistol's and more at the event sponsored by Metal Hammer and Classic Rock Magazine.

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1. muman54 writes:

Available now from All That Is Heavy. A nice follow-up to their first full length.

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2. Lucifer's Children writes:

The production worries me. It's so polished, cold and mechanical compared to the magnificent fuzzy warmth of of that first 7". Now only one member who played on that first 7" remains. This isn't going to be the same band with one original member.

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3. metalmayhem writes:

The only thing that will sound drastically different is the lack of andy's voice. Gein played bass on the first full length, much of Stormbringer and all of II. Clay's been there since day one on drums. Im good friends with Andy, but Im very interested to hear what Darryl brings to this band because he is supremely talented. He was in a band called milligram in the early 90's with Jonah Jenkins former vocalist of Only Living Witness. Check that band out! In closing, so glad to hear that Black Pyramid will continue on. Good band, better people.

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4. Gash0))) writes:

Dude, Gein has played on every release except their first single. I do like the addition of Darryl and wish them the best after the drama from Andy.

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5. Lightfever writes:

Promo Video For Mercy's Bane!


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