Argentina and US-based Satan-worshipping sludge unit THE CROOKED WHISPERS premiere their new single “Suicide Castle” on The Obelisk today! Their sophomore album “Funeral Blues” will be released on April 7th via Ripple Music.
“The Crooked Whispers have a sound that is well and truly fucked. Funeral Blues is multi-level brutality, actively working toward “not for everyone” as a central goal. To be sure, they get there.” – The Obelisk
Nominated as Best New Band at the 2021 Doomed And Stoned Awards and handpicked by Ozzy Osbourne bassist Blasko as part of his curated series on Ripple Music, their brand new studio album “Funeral Blues” stands as an indefectible ode to darkness through eight tracks brimming with nasty riffs and horror tales, taking its cue from influences as wide as Black Sabbath, Venom, Death SS, LaVey’s “The Satanic Mass”, Lucifer’s Friend, Thergothon and Burning Witch.
“Funeral Blues” was recorded over the course of 2021 and 2022 between different studios in Argentina and the USA, it was produced by Ignacio De Tommaso, mixed and mastered by Ignacio De Tommaso and Marcelo Suraniti, with artwork by Revelation Studio. It will be released on April 7th via Ripple Music, as part of the special series of releases curated by Ozzy Osbourne bassist Rob “Blasko” Nicholson.
Check out their previous singles “Funeral Blues” and “Bed To Bones“
The Crooked Whispers formed in 2020 during the global pandemic and released their debut studio album ‘Satanic Melodies’ and the ‘Galaxy of Terror / Hail Darkness’ EP on Bandcamp. The “satanic psych doom” trio is made up of musicians hailing from the United States and Argentina: Ignacio De Tommaso (Luciferica) on bass, Anthony Gaglia (LáGoon) handling the vocals and Chad Davis (Hour of 13) on guitar.
In 2021, the band was nominated as Best New band at the Doomed And Stoned Awards, then released a 2-song EP called “Dead Moon Night”. Later this year, Chad Davis left the band and Federico Ramos from Argentinian death metal band Avernal took over guitars during the new album recording. At the end of 2022, a split with the band Fulanno was released on Regain Records.
Since then, the cult has steadily been growing around the world, sparking the interest of the scene and most notably Ozzy Osbourne bassist Blasko, who has signed them to Ripple Music under his exclusive partnership with the label for their highly anticipated sophomore album in the spring of 2023.
The Crooked Whispers lineup:
Anthony Gaglia – vocals
Federico Ramos – guitar
Ignacio De Tommaso – bass
Nicolas Taranto – drums
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