Black Doomba Artists present and past:
Bludy Gyres, Cult of Sorrow, DayGlo Mourning, Drift Into Black, Grave Next Door, Gravehuffer, HolyRoller, League of Corruption, MNRVA, Negative Wall, Tommy Stewart's Dyerwulf,
HolyRoller - Swimming Witches
Released July 8, 2022
Black Doomba Records is known for releasing singles and albums in the doom genre that need to be discovered. HolyRoller's 'Swimming Witches' is one of the latest releases as of July 8, 2022. Links at 'Learn More' for more info about HolyRoller. From Adam Cody, guitarist/vocalist, "Swimming Witches was our first release as a full band with everyone bringing riffs & songs to the table. This release taught us how to work together & fine tune our craft."
MNRVA - Hollow
Released May 20, 2022
This is one of the newest releases courtesy of Black Doomba Records, and it’s guaranteed you’ll love this album, 'Hollow'. MNRVA is a doom fuzz band formed in 2018 by Byron Hawk (g/v), Kevin Jennings (b/v), and Gina Ercolini (d). The band plays doom metal with a sludgy vibe and a fuzzy tone that doesn’t easily fit in a single category but is always heavy. The band’s mid-slow tempo tracks highlight strong, catchy songwriting with varying vocal styles, drawing on a progressive sense of arrangement, groove-laden riffs.
GRAVE NEXT DOOR - Sanctified Heathen
Released March 18, 2022
"The band’s aim to capture their live energy through a raw late 70s/early 80s inspired sound, and the policy to never put anything on an album that they can’t play live, has certainly been achieved. The album’s raw honesty is part of its nonconformist charm, breaking away from the cleaner, psychedelic tendencies of modern doom and stoner metal. GRAVE NEXT DOOR strip the genre back to its bare bones, getting back to the deep, rotten roots of what stoner metal is." - Tom Fordham, Distorted Sound, January 26, 2022
TOMMY STEWART'S DYERWULF - Doomsday Deferred
Released September 3, 2021
By Ben Gardiner, Metal Temple, August 10, 2021: "...the brainchild of Tommy Stewart, bassist of Thrash Metal band HALLOWS EVE. With this project, we see Tommy using his vast musical expertise to craft an exciting Experimental Stoner / Doom album, with a unique, guitarless twist. The decision to forgo guitars for the entirety of the album creates an individualistic tone and feel for the album, and Tommy Stewart produces so many different riffs and sounds with the bass, that guitars are certainly not missed. A transcendental, experimental dive into the vast creative mind of Tommy Stewart, this album is mixing pot of styles and different sounds all combining to create a sonically psychedelic trip that is enjoyable for the ears and the mind, every listen feels new."
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Doom Sludge with Rock Elements
HolyRoller formed in 2019 when Adam Cody & drummer Jay Ovittore began to jam heavy stoner rock in the vein of Elder & Mastodon.
In the NC metal scene, HolyRoller recruited guitarist Jim Mayberry & bassist Jason Kincaid. They began writing & entered the studio with Jamie King (Between the Buried & Me), released the "HolyRoller' EP (2020), then their debut album, 'Swimming Witches' (2022).
"Describing themselves as a doom fuzz band that does not readily fit into any genre but is constantly heavy, my interest was peaked! Especially as I do have a soft spot for stoner and doom." - Oli Gonzalez, Metal Temple - MNRVA is a doom fuzz band formed in 2018 by Byron Hawk (g/v), Kevin Jennings (b/v), and Gina Ercolini (d). The band plays doom metal with a sludgy vibe and a fuzzy tone The band’s mid-slow tempo tracks highlight strong, catchy songwriting with varying vocal styles, drawing on a progressive sense of arrangement, groove-laden riffs.
Death Thrash Doom Mix with a Touch of Crust
Gravehuffer has crafted their sound into an other-wordly amalgamation of Crust, Punk, Metal, Grindcore, and unapologetic down-tuned Sludge-laden Doom. "Yep, you get a bit of Punk, some Crust, a dash of Grind, a nice serving of NWOBHM type stuff, a little bit of leaden Doom can be present...heck you name it, they mix it all together in one big fat METAL boiling pot and the result is rather a tasty offering to say the least. ...Put simply, Gravehuffer are Metal as fuck, and that, good people, is a fact." - The Metal Wanderlust
LEAGUE OF CORRUPTION
Hard Rock-Groove Metal-Southern Sludge
League of Corruption are a hard rocking groove metal band emerging from the primordial ooze of the Vancouver heavy music scene. The band crafts a sound that fuses classics like Lynyrd Skynyrd and modern icons such as Corrosion of Conformity. This leads to a southern tinged assault. Suffice it to say, League of Corruption like their metal groovy and their beers cold. It all ties into the band's ambitious vision. Although they're a Canadian band, you'd swear they came right out of the Nola or Atlanta sludge scenes.
CULT OF SORROW
Traditional Doom-Hard Rock
Cult of Sorrow is a doom metal band from Cincinnati, Ohio inspired by early heavy metal in it's most primal format. "Cult of Sorrow sounds like Black Sabbath as fronted by Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan. Yes, such a collaboration resulted in the oddity known as Born Again in 1983, but the Cincinnati group has a much more 70s approach in mind. Comparisons could also be made to traditional doom revivalists like Hour of 13 and Briton Rites as the guitar tone is somewhere between retro fuzz and a dark crunch, while the occult lyrics are delivered by a mid-range vocal that opts for melody without sounding too operatic or melodramatic." - Chris Latta, Indy Metal Vault
"DayGlo Mourning. With gritty vocals from Jerimy McNeil (bass) and Joseph Mills (guitar), and instruments (Ray Miner – drums) that sound as though they were recorded through thick mud, this Atlanta band is here to bring you down with hefty riffs. Three of their songs can be found on the ‘Rope Enough For Two‘ split with Bludy Gyres." - The Metal Wanderlust
Sci-Fi Blues Doom
Negative Wall lyrically explores 60's sci-fi tv shows and blends that with descriptions of older times in polarized storytelling. When you mix that with blues inspired riffs done as slow metal, with a touch of psychedelia, then you get a unique offering with a mostly doom metal feel from this trio.
TOMMY STEWART'S DYERWULF
Experimental 2 Piece Doom (bass/drums/+vocals)
"Tommy Stewart's Dyerwulf is touted as doom metal, but I can see listeners of industrial and depressive suicidal black metal appreciating them as much as doom metal fans, perhaps even more so. The dank ambience and banausic monotone has a certain despondent attraction all its own; while some may initially find it too plodding and redundant, something about the grievous presentation of these songs beguiles you to stay. Whether it’s Stewart’s ghostly vocal style, or that he and Vogt recorded the entire album live, or that the material has such a basic and bare bones sensibility. Or it’s more likely that all these attributes joined together beget an apocalyptic style that has more in common with what it would be long after a catastrophic event that wiped out every living creature on earth and nothing was left in all the world except decaying structures and charred landscapes." - Autoeroticashyxium Zine
Traditional and Progressive Doom
"Rather than concentrate on monotonously slow sluggish music that is full of feedback and growling vocals, Bludy Gyres takes a more classic approach to doom metal. Like early British doom metal bands such as Black Sabbath the music is bass heavy however the band threw the power trio book out of the window and incorporates elements of early British Prog such one might hear in the music of King Crimson." - Terry Cuyler, Taste Nation
A look at Black Doomba Record: Why would a music artist want to sign wth a label?
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