| San Francisco doom rock band The Watchers will release its new album, Black Abyss, March 9 via Ripple Music (Mothership, BANG). Recorded in California’s Sonic Room Studios (Forbidden, Zed) and mixed by the legendary Max Norman (Ozzy Osbourne, Y&T), the record features eight tracks of heavy street-riff rock and is the follow-up to The Watchers 2016 debut, Sabbath Highway, an EP hailed as “the veritable creme de la creme of the modern stoner metal”.
In advance of Black Abyss’ release, Invisible Oranges premieres the track “Alien Lust“, adding, “The Watchers aren’t kids — Black Abyss may be a debut full-length, but it reflects a deeper understanding of rock’s history”. Hear The Watchers‘ “Alien Lust” at this location.
Formed in 2016, The Watchers features members of popular California underground bands SpiralArms, Orchid and BlackGates. Longtime vets of the San Francisco heavy music scene, the band plays razor-edged rock ‘N’ roll, fast and heavy. Black Abyss is a hard-charging riff-fest, jam-packed with rich solos, driving, blues-based harmonies and the unmistakable vocals of Tim Narducci (ex-Systematic).
The Watchers will perform a slew of high profile live dates in the coming weeks; the band will play multiple gigs at SXSW (including the official Ripple Music label showcase; details here) and festival shows as part of DesertFest London (with High on Fire, Graveyard) and the 2018 Maryland Doom Fest.
Check out The Watchers‘ Black Abyss album trailer at this location.
1.) Alien Lust (Invisible Oranges premiere)
2.) Black Abyss
5.) People of the Gun
6.) Seven Tenets
8.) Suffer Fool
Pre-order Black Abyss at this location.
The Watchers tour dates:
March 9 Los Angeles, CA Five Star
March 10 Tempe, AZ Palo Verde
March 11 El Paso, TX The Rockhouse
March 12 Lubbock, TX TBA
March 14 Austin, TX Spiderhouse (as part of SXSW Stoner Jam ’18)
March 15 Austin, TX Texas Mist (as part of Stoner DAZE fest)
March 16 Austin, TX Valhalla (as part of official Ripple Music SXSW showcase w/ Mothership, Wo Fat, Steak, Blackwülf, Salem’s Bend)
March 17 San Antonio, TX Limelight (as part of Sell Your Soul Presents: Ripple Music Festival)
March 31 Redwood City, CA Club Fox Black Abyss album release show!)
May 5 London, England DesertFest London (w/ High on Fire, Graveyard, Monster Magnet)
June 24 Frederick, MD Cafe 611 (as part of Maryland Doom Fest w/ The Obsessed,, Weedeater, etc.)