|Malmö-based psychedelic doom wizards MOON COVEN drag you into exquisitely gloomy realms with their second single “Ceremony”, streaming exclusively on Metal Injection. New album ‘Slumber Wood’ will be released on May 7th through Ripple Music.
With their two full-lengths ‘Amanita Kingdom’ (2014) and ‘Moon Coven’ (2016) under their belt, Malmö, Sweden’s psychedelic doom craftsmen MOON COVEN are now all ready to unleash the otherworldly forces of their third album and Ripple Music debut ‘Slumber Wood’ upon this world. According to Metal Injection, new single “Ceremony” is “a trace-like exploration of sonic heaviness and emotion-laden doom that won’t be soon forgotten.”
About the song, the band explains: “With Ceremony, we wanted to do a long song and pack it with everything that we like. It got guitar solos, it got the typical Moon Coven riffs, it got drive and it’s heavy. The song evolves going from part to part until it builds up to a crescendo in the end. Most of the riffs in the song were written by our guitarist Axel. The lyrics tell the story of a person who ends up in a place where he was never meant to be with circumstances he cannot control, and in the end he embraces madness and violence and becomes someone he never thought possible
Their third album ‘Slumber Wood’ pushes the band’s experimental approach further through eight confident and mind-infiltrating steamrollers, worthy of playing in the same league as modern days stoner doom pillars such as Mars Red Sky, Monolord or even Acid King. ‘Slumber Wood’ will be released on May 7th, 2021 in various vinyl formats, CD and digital through Ripple Music. Check out the album’s first single “Further” at this location.
MOON COVEN ‘Slumber Wood’
Out May 7th, 2021 on Ripple Music
– International preorder
MOON COVEN is a Swedish stoner rock band whose deep understanding of the classics and their passion for fuzz make for a distinct and potent sound. Having formed out of the desire to get back to their musical roots, the foursome documents their journey both as individuals and as friends. The band’s sound is a fusion of genre staples like Black Sabbath and Acid King with the progressive magic of Pink Floyd and the psychedelic influences of The Black Angels. They are currently gearing up to release their brand new album ‘Slumber Wood’ on Ripple Music in May 2021.
Having opened for bands like Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, Monolord, Blues Pills and Jex Thoth – MOON COVEN knows what it means to share the stage with the best of the best. It was this same attitude that they brought on their three European tours as well as to festivals like Krokbacken, Children of the Sun or the legendary Red Smoke Festival in Poland. As work wraps up on their third album, it seems like at long last the early promise of these Swedish riff masters is becoming fulfilled and pointing towards bold new futures.
The band have already looked beyond 2021’s ‘Slumber Wood’ though. They are deep in the process of writing a fourth album. This period of intense creativity belies their goal of continuing to create heavy music together for years to come. As for now though – fans have a veritable storm of fuzzy riffs descending upon their eardrums in just a few months time. ‘Slumber Wood’ will be Moon Coven’s first album in five years and they promise that it will have been worth the wait. The journey back to their roots is nearly complete!
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