The Watchers Debut New video “Starfire”
Bay Area Band Featuring Members of Orchid, SpiralArms and BlackGates to Release Debut Full-Length, ‘Black Abyss’, March 9
San Francisco doom rock band The Watchers
will release its new album, Black Abyss
, March 9
via Ripple Music (Mothership, Wo Fat, 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, The Ripple Effect premieres the video “Starfire“. As Invisible Oranges said, “The Watchers aren’t kids — Black Abyss may be a debut full-length, but it reflects a deeper understanding of rock’s history”. Check out The Watchers‘ new video “Starfire” at this location on YouTube.
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.
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.)
features Tim Narducci
(vocals, ex-SpiralArms, Systematic), Jeremy Von Epp
(guitars, Black Gates), Cornbread
(bass, ex-SpiralArms) and Carter Kennedy
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The Watchers are available to speak with interested media. To chat with the band, attend a live performance or request a review copy of Black Abyss, simply contact Carl Schultz at ACTION! PR.
“The Watchers represent the veritable creme de la creme of the modern stoner metal crop, featuring members of SpiralArms, Orchid and BlackGates. Their music very much fits into the same mode as these foundational acts, showing us the exciting future of a band who thundered into this realm with one of the coolest labels going right now.” – METAL INJECTION
“This is heavy rock that filled arenas in the days of yore, when mysterious long-haired guitar-slinging libertines ruled the world. Every song hits hard and embodies what rock and metal should be: beholden to no one. If you tend to raise fists and beers more often than you raise concerns about “the scene”, this one’s for you.” – INVISIBLE Oranges