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
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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