Tuesday, September 27, 2016

BLACK TABLE + Decibel

"Black/death/doom/self-loathing-core... Sun-dimming atrocity."
–Decibel

"Proggy, blackened metal... like a puddle of boiled oil, full of broken glass."
–MetalSucks

Decibel has premiered "Helm," a track off Black Table's new, upcoming "sun-dimming atrocity" of a new album, Obelisk.

Led by the gut-wrenching screams of frontwoman powerhouse Mers Sumida, Black Table presents a version of extreme music that twists, turns, weaves, and unravels. Sludgy post-rock teeters on the edge of a blackened hellscape – the band traverses truly dismal realms and also catches glimpses of brightness and triumph.

Listen, here:
http://decibelmagazine.com/blog/2016/9/27/dont-leave-your-head-unprotected-hear-black-tables-helm

Sumida, who possesses some of the most convincing vocals in metal, says new album Obelisk deals with "depression as a human condition, explored through the mythologies of various cultures, like Aztec, Mohawk Indian and European literature."

The album was produced by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Sleep, Leviathan) and mastered by Colin Marston (Gorguts, Krallice), and will be released October 14th on Silent Pendulum Records in the US, and Moment of Collapse Records in Europe.

US pre-order:
https://silentpendulumrecords.bandcamp.com/album/obelisk-black-table-spr008

Drummer Michael Kadnar and bassist DJ Scully are both members of the reformed The Number Twelve Looks Like You; Kadnar also drums for German act Downfall of Gaia).

Photo by Dean Chooch Landry