Previously available only on vinyl, The Clearing will see its release on August 14 (August 27 in Europe) as a 2CD/Digital deluxe album with a bonus disc re-titled as The Clearing/The Final Epoch via Relapse Records. The second disc contains almost an hour of previously unreleased material containing the band’s signature sound of ominous crescendos mixed with powerful atmospherics and pulverizing tension. This deluxe reissue, housed in a gorgeous mini “tip-on” gatefold package is available for pre-order now at this location.
LOCRIAN, located in Chicago, IL and Baltimore, MD has released over 20 recordings on an eclectic array of labels in their relatively short but prolific career, including a recent split with label-mates HORSEBACK. Additionally, the group plan to enter the studio later this year for their full-length Relapse debut.
“Plenty of bands play music that sounds dark, but few can make every note bleed black and breathe smoke. Count Locrian as part of that select circle.” – Pitchfork