Sonntag, 3. Mai 2009

Look at us! We are not out of breath, our hearts are not in the least tired. For they are nourished by fire, hatred and speed!

If there is one thing you can say about this split, it's that it is slow, really slow. The first track is by ASVA in collaboration with Earth's Dylan Carlson. The second track is by Burning Witch.

For those of you who don't know these bands:

ASVA: Led by former members of Sunn O))) and Burning Witch (Bootsy Kronos , B.R.A.D.), this band from Long Beach, CA, USA features members of Secret Chiefs 3, The Master Musicians Of Bukkake and Black Horse. Asva takes the drone metal medium and doom metal aesthetic but involves new elements such as wooden chapel organs and subharmonic drones.

Burning Witch: Burning Witch was an American doom metal band in the mid to late 1990s from Seattle, WA. Members of the band were Edgy 59 (vocals), Stephen O’Malley (guitar), G. Stuart Dahlquist (bass), and Jamie Sykes (drums) who was later replaced by B.R.A.D.

After the demise of the doom/death band Thorr's Hammer in 1995, bandmates O’Malley, Sykes, and Greg Anderson teamed up with Dahlquist to create Burning Witch. Anderson soon left (starting Goatsnake), and Edgy 59 was added, finalizing the lineup.


HUANSOAHN hat gesagt…

that BW part is definitely a heavy fucking piece of shit!and thsi split was long lost and forgotten!Stephen O`malley told me years ago about this track and that it will never be released but hey thankfully this never came true^^

The Whale hat gesagt…

Indeed, this split is the first thing I have ever heard of both bands!

HUANSOAHN hat gesagt…

you should check out that BW album/comp Crippled Lucifer!

The Whale hat gesagt…

Yeah, I have it, but haven't listend to it yet.