Epic doom metal band BELOW are currently hold up at Sonic Train Studios in Sweden with none other than Andy La Rocque (King Diamond) recording their Metal Blade Records debut.BELOW hails from Sweden and music has influences from late Black Sabbath, Candlemass, and King Diamond, so going with Andy La Rocque as the producer was a clear choice for the group. The band offered up the following update:
“The progress of the recording of our debut album is going great and to have the opportunity to work with Andy La Rocque and Olof in Sonic Train Studios is amazing. We are currently finished recording the drums, the bass and the main guitars, and will start with the vocals this weekend. It sounds amazing already. It will be a truly epic album that will leave its mark in the history of doom.”
Producer and legendary King Diamond guitarist Andy La Rocque added; “this is one of the heaviest bands I have worked with in the studio for a very long time, and the sounds so far is amazing! And always great to work with great musicians!”
Not much is known about the Swedish quintet, however they are working with Tobias Rosén – bass player of fellow Metal Blade Records artists NOCTUM – of Howlin’ Owl Productions and a split 7″ is in set to be released by Dark Descent Records with the doom act’s full-length being released via Metal Blade in 2014.
There are two BELOW tracks up at Howlin’ Owl’s Soundcloud player, which can be heard HERE.
In November BELOW till tour Europe for the first time supporting the mighty doom band Devil from Norway.
BELOW supporting DEVIL
09/11/13 DK – Copenhagen – Loppen
10/11/13 DE – Berlin – White Trash w/The Oath
11/11/13 DE – Kassel – H. Schmiede
13/11/13 DE – Hamburg – Markthalle
14/11/13 NL – Tilburg – Little Devil
15/11/13 DE – Erfurt – Café Tikolor
16/11/13 – DE – Würzburg – Hammer of Doom Festival
Zeb – Vox
Hedman – Bass
Paud – Guitar
Berg – Guitar
Doc – Drums
Follow BELOW at the following locations and stay tuned to MetalBlade.com for more details on the 2014 full-length release.