Debut LP "The Captain’s Daughter" Due From Eight Bells In February
Oregon's Eight Bells will release the debut LP "The Captain’s Daughter" on February 19, 2013 via Seventh Rule Recordings. The album was produced by Billy Anderson (Sleep/Neurosis/Agalloch). The band's sound is described as an "eclectic offering presents four songs that weave elements of post-black metal and progressive rock together in a decidedly unique manner making for an alternately beautiful and terrifying listening experience."
Eight Bells features SubArachnoid Space alumni Melynda Jackson and Christopher Van Huffel. A native of rural Texas, Jackson grew up an only child. The isolated grasslands and windswept landscapes of her youth would later inspire her to evoke equally mysterious terrain through experimental guitar explorations and wordless vocalizations in SubArachnoid Space. SAS took Jackson far afield with a series of albums on Relapse and various indie labels, a split EP with Bardo Pond, tours with Acid Mother’s Temple, and a trip to Japan. Jackson put the band to bed after fifteen years in 2011 following the release of its final album, Eight Bells.
"Eight Bells (the band) continues in the tradition of heavy guitar exploration, adding a blackened dissonance to the mix and minimalist vocals. Jackson is accompanied by classically trained six-string bassist Haley Westeiner who inspires and also provides harmonic counterpoint to Jackson’s newly discovered vocal talents. SubArachnoid Space drummer Chris Van Huffel resumes the throne he occupied for ten years, bringing his thunderous, nuanced double kick playing with him. With this power trio, Jackson has found a group that brings focus and support to her unapologetically expressionistic experimental metal music."
Notes Jackson earnestly of The Captain’s Daughter: “I see this album as an attempt to communicate and exorcise. It is open to interpretation. Praise be to Chris and Haley for making it a whole transmission.”
The track listing for "The Captain’s Daughter" is as follows:
2. Fate And Technology
3. The Captain’s Daughter
4. Yellowed Wallpaper
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