Rhode Island doom metal trio PILGRIM will be launching the title track from their debut album, Misery Wizard, today at popular music portal, Pitchfork.com. Fans can preview the 10 + minute doom epic AT THIS LOCATION.
PILGRIM are the latest addition to the Metal Blade roster via Alan Nemtheanga’s imprint, Poison Tongue Records. The doom trio consists of: Krolg Splinterfist, Slayer of Men on drums, Count Elric the Soothsayer on bass guitar and The Wizard on guitar and vocals. With a mix of destruction, misery and beauty, these young disciples of doom blend a surprisingly original sword ‘n’ sorcery feel with the classic chest-caving heaviness of the masters, Black Sabbath, Saint Vitus, Reverend Bizarre and Pentagram. Their thick walls of majestically darkened guitar, massive booming bass, and dangerously powerful yet calculated drumming lull listeners into an intense dream-like trance, abducting them to places they never knew were dwelling within their own minds.
The band will be play a string of dates on the East Coast this March. Confirmed dates thus far are available below.
PILGRIM Misery On The Road 2012
03/01/2012 Public Assembly – Brooklyn, NY
03/02/2012 JR’s Bar – Philadelphia, PA
03/03/2012 St. Stephen’s Church – Washington DC
03/04/2012 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA
05/03/2012 Heavy Days in Doom Town festival – Copenhagen, Denmark
Misery Wizard is available for pre-order now and will be released in North America on February 14th, 2012. Visit the band’s official landing page for further info: http://www.metalblade.com/