U.S. Doomsters APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE will release “Of Woe and Wounds” on November 4 in North America through Cruz Del Sur Music. Decibel Magazine is streaming album track “Luna” exclusively at this location.
With its oppressive and crunching sound, APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE’s “Of Woe and Wounds” will rank among the heaviest album of 2014. From the 7-minute opener “Blackest of Times” to the ending “Luna,” APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE deliver an incredible performance that gives full sense to the sometimes-abused term “DOOM”. Mastered by Tony Reed (producer of last SAINT
VITUS’ album “Lillie: F-65”), this album confirms APOSTLE OF SOLITUDE as a versatile, multi-dimensional doom band that offers the most Sabbath-inspired sound around these days, blended with personal, oppressive yet dynamic atmospheres such as those found in “Push Mortal Coil” or “Whore’s Wings” (re-recorded hits from their 2012’s demo), or the long and haunting “Die Vicar Die”. The album also features the extraordinary work of talented Artist David Csicsely known for his illustrations of Mournful
Congregation, Solitude Aeternus, Wheel, Flight of Sleipnir releases. DOOM has never been so HEAVY!
“Of Woe and Wounds” has a length of almost 60 minutes, with the following tracklist:
Distance and the Cold Heart
Blackest of Times
Lamentations of a Broken Man
Die Vicar Die
Push Mortal Coil
Distance and the Cold Heart (reprise)
Moreover the vinyl edition contains two live bonus tracks, “The Messenger” and “Sincerest Misery”.
The following are a few statements from some heavy metal personas to make you understand that this debut will turn many heads:
“Apostle of Solitude is the real deal. Their music is stripped of all pretentiousness. They eschew the occult and storybook trappings heaped and marketed upon the heavy music listening masses for the real life, day to day human struggle. What the listener gets is 100% unflinchingly honest, unexpurgated, from the heart and in your face Doom Metal. And they get it LOUD. I guarantee Apostle of Solitude music makes anything Satan could possibly come up with pale in comparison.”
-*Chris Barnes / Hellridemusic.com*
“Apostle of Solitude is one of the most under sung bands in the doom scene. Tight heavy rhythms with fluid leadwork and emotive vocals. One of the bands you SHOULD be hearing about.”
-*Karl Simon / The Gates of Slumber*
“If the new demo is any indication this next Apostle of Solitude album will be the best yet. I was floored by it. I believe I said “Holyyyyy Fuck” at least 100 times during our listening session on the return from Wisconsin. So heavy. Great songs.”
-*Butch Balich / Argus / ex-Penance