|Ripple Music are stoked to welcome North Carolina’s doom metal duo CRYSTAL SPIDERS to their roster, for the release of their debut full-length ‘Molt’ on September 25th. Behold, as the mighty US duo unveils more details, preorder and a bewitching first video today!
💀Watch Crystal Spiders eerie video for “Trapped” 💀
Debut album ‘Molt’ set things straight with nine instant proto-doom classics, dripping with enough swagger and fuzz to make the house crumble down. Enhanced by the unrivaled production of Mike Dean (Corrosion Of Conformity), Brenna Leath’s hoarse vocals strike hard on top of the duo’s devastating rhythm section, giving a strong, catchy hard rock depth to the whole record. Their cinematic debut video for “Trapped” was produced by cult Chariot Of Black Moth team, for a sprawling incursion into Crystal Spiders’ world.
‘Molt’ will be available on September 25th and available now to preorder via Ripple Music as:
– Rare Test Pressing LP
– Worldwide Edition Classic Black Vinyl LP
– Limited Edition Colored Vinyl LP
– CD and digital
CRYSTAL SPIDERS Debut album ‘Molt’
4. Chronic Sick
7. The Call
It didn’t take long for North Carolina’s CRYSTAL SPIDERS
to draw attention. The early poise of their self-recorded 2019 demo earned the doomy psych band a spot on The Obelisk’s top short releases of 2019, and caught the attention of Ripple Music head honcho Todd Severin, who decided to put out their LP before he even heard the mixes. Only a year after recording their three-song demo and debuting to a hometown crowd in downtown Raleigh, the band helmed by bassist Brenna Leath and drummer Tradd Yancey will release their full-length debut ‘Molt’ via Ripple Music.
This rebuff of genre conventions has been a steady current in past and concurrent projects. Leath’s affection for classic metal and hard-rock is as apparent in her charged rock ‘n’ roll outfit The Hell No as it is in her doomy proto-metal band, Lightning Born, and Yancey lends a heavy swing to the psych-seared doom crew Doomsday Profit. For ‘Molt’, CRYSTAL SPIDERS pulls elements from across genres to create an album that traces the band’s full spectrum. Early songs like “Tigerlily” and “Trapped” find new complements in brand-new cuts like “Chronic Sick” and the title track. With a production assist from Mike Dean — Corrosion of Conformity bassist and Leath’s bandmate in fellow Ripplers Lightning Born — ‘Molt’ finds them at their most powerful.
Following a year of consistent gigging and short runs alongside The Well and Omen Stones, CRYSTAL SPIDERS are looking to up the ante with confirmed appearances at Raleigh Deathfest and the Maryland Doom Fest, as well as ranging further along the East Coast and into the western US. Riding the momentum of their first year of shows and the strength of a potent debut, it’s a safe bet that they will soon take space in the minds of fuzz-addicted legions far and wide. Debut album ‘Molt‘ is coming out on September 25th 2020 through Ripple Music.