Today we premiere the first track of PILLORIAN's debut album ‘Obsidian Arc’ – exclusively with Stereogum. Listen HERE
The track is also featured on the upcoming advance album 7" of the same name, which additionally features a vinyl exclusive b side track with guest contribution by Alison Chesley from Helen Money. As of today we also offer pre-orders on the 7". In addition, we have the first Pillorian shirt design featuring artwork by Misanthropic-Art.
Engineering took place throughout October and November at Witch Ape Studio/Skyway Audio by Tad Doyle (Brothers of the Sonic Cloth, TAD) in Seattle, WA and Stephen Parker at Sprout City Studios in Eugene, OR.
The album will be mixed and mastered in Germany at Klangschmiede Studio E by Markus Stock (Empyrium, The Vision Bleak, etc) in early/mid-December.
"We have this idea to make each album a cohesive concept. The first album is 95% done and we already have ideas for the second album. The themes thus far are very nihilistic, introspective, esoteric, etc. There is a mutual acrimonious attitude that each of us naturally feeds into the band. Even when referencing nature; it has to be the darkest, most unpleasant side of nature. The logo’s ragged edge is meant to resemble forged wrought iron which ties into the deeper meaning behind the band name. It can refer to a personal iron will or the physical manifestation of wrought iron either as a weapon, a building material, or a piece of art."
Once more, we are pleased to announce another alliance made across the ocean to the Northwestern USA. Pillorian, the new band recently formed by Stephen Parker (Maestus/ex-Arkhum), John Haughm (ex-Agalloch), and Trevor Matthews (Uada/ex-Infernus), will release their debut album through Eisenwald in early 2017.
Exploring the context of obscurity, Pillorian takes inspiration from blackened metal, dark folk, and avantgarde music. Adding something ancient that hovers within the music and its somber aura, it helps to fortify the group's audial scope in an unconventional way.
Pillorian plans to record this Fall/Winter, with further information to be revealed at a later point. We are really looking forward to their first dark metal offering.