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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

He Whose Ox Is Gored stream new song

With the release of The Camel, The Lion, The Child, the mammoth eight-track, near hour-long exercise in sonic alchemy from Seattle-based atmospheric progressive sludge conjurors, He Whose Ox Is Gored, now less than one month away from its official unveiling, today the riff tyrants at The Obelisk offer up a new psalm for municipal consumption.

Captured at Red Room and Ex Ex Audio in Seattle by Robert Cheek (Serial Hawk, Noise-A-Tron etc.) with additional recording at Avast Studios with Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Earth, Wolves In The Throne Room etc.), mixed by Matt Bayles (Isis, Mastodon etc.) and mastered by frequent collaborator, Blake Bickel, The Camel, The Lion, The Child is a cathartic audio expedition that transcends far beyond traditional musical boundaries with a meticulous yet organically-implemented amalgamation of technical guitar compositions and atmospheric synth sequences over a pummeling rhythm section, the end result yielding a uniquely cinematic soundscape that paints a world ready to thrash and burn.

In celebration of its forthcoming release, today The Obelisk thrusts forth third movement, the fittingly titled, "Crusade," issuing, "He Whose Ox Is Gored have put in some obviously-valuable road time over the last couple years, so maybe it's not such a shocker that The Camel, The Lion, The Child would be so assured of its goals and so up to the ambitious task it sets for itself, but taken across its span, it still feels surprising just how far beyond expectation the band go in their songwriting and in their big-picture conceptual construction."

Witness "Crusade," now playing at The Obelisk, at this location.

You can also sample "Omega," streaming at Cvlt Nation at this location.

He Whose Ox Is Gored has been rumbling the underground masses with their eclectic, oft trance-inducing fusion of doom, prog rock, post-hardcore and psychedelic shoegaze since their inception in 2009. The band released their debut EP, Op Amps, later that year on their own Void Assault label. Featuring heavy guitars and atmospheric synth-centric soundscapes, the band managed to bend genres into a formidable crossover composite. In 2010, the obscure unit unleashed their Tad Doyle (TAD, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth)-produced follow-up, Op Amps II: Into The Ethers. Through multiple tours and personnel shifts, the band continued to refine their sound and entered Seattle's Red Room Studios with Chris Common. The resulting Nightshade EP was three tracks of crushing doomgaze, built on texture and aggression. Following the release of their critically-adored, Bleeding Light Records-issued Rumors 7" last year which Cvlt Nation likened to a, "frothing, boiling cauldron of doom, spilling forth expansive riffs, pummeling beats and haunting vocals," the band will undrape their highly-anticipated full-length debut next month.

He Whose Ox Is Gored's The Camel, The Lion, The Child will be released digitally and on limited edition vinyl (500 double gatefold LP) via Bleeding Light Records on October 9th, 2015 with Breathe Plastic Records (Netherlands) releasing a limited edition tape version of the production. Preorders are currently available at this location.


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