Horror Pain Death Productions is set to release "Pasung," the sophomore album from Seattle via Charlottesville transplant doom/sludge act Beldam, January 26, 2018, which will be available as a CD and digital download, with pre-orders available here and over here. The new song "Vial of Silence" is streaming in the player above.
"Pasung" is the band's second release through Horror Pain Gore Death Productions and the first with new vocalist/lyricist Randall Guidry. The band recently relocated to Seattle, continuing the vision to play skull-crushing, soul-wrenching, paint-peeling sludge with blackened touches. With influences ranging from Sleep, EyeHateGod, Graves At Sea, The Melvins and Black Sabbath, Beldam combines a massive wall of guitars, thickened bass tones, bone-rattling drums and harsh vocals featuring lyrics building on the themes of death and despair. "Pasung" clocks in at 50 minutes of pure, unadulterated American sludge.
"Pasung" was recorded at The Bomb Shelter in Nashville, TN, April 5-7, with additional tracking on August 31st and September 1, 2017. The album was engineered and mastered by Drew Carroll who recorded Beldam's original 5-song demo in 2015. All guitars and bass on the recording were performed by Grahm Reynolds with the exception of "One from the Stable." Cullen Wade handled the drums on the entire record. "Pasung" represents the truest Beldam. The band focused a significant amount of time on songwriting and pre-production to get the heaviest tones and thickest riffs possible. After parting ways with original bassist and relocating to Seattle, Beldam is psyched to release "Pasung" to the masses and play as many shows as possible in its new Pacific Northwest home.
The album's track listing is as follows:
1. Vial Of Silence 2. Sunken Sorceress 3. Shed The Coil 4. One From The Stable 5. Carrion Feast 6. That Which Consumes You