New COUGH Track From Upcoming 12" Split Premieres on Brooklyn Vegan
Brooklyn Vegan's BBG has just posted a brand-new COUGH track, "The Gates of Madness," off their upcoming split with England's THE WOUNDED KINGS, as well as tour dates and info for the official CMJ release party for the murderously heavy split. The split, entitled An Introduction to the Black Arts, drops on Forcefield Records on November 16, 2010 and features two rituals of cripplingly heavy doom from Richmond druglords (and recent Relapse signees) COUGH and UK occult doom horde THE WOUNDED KINGS on 1500 slabs of 180 gram vinyl.
On Side A, Cough's "The Gates of Madness" crawls through nearly twenty minutes of distorted, tortured doom, dragging leaden feet towards a half-dug grave. Heavier than sin and as hopeless as a murderer's prayers, this Richmond quartet recently joined forces with Relapse Records to release their second full-length, Ritual Abuse, and are gearing up for two massive live actions - one to span the States, one to cross the sea and infiltrate Europe's borders. Cough will also be appearing later this month at Brooklyn Vegan's CMJ showcase, alongside The Body, Royal Thunder, and fellow RVA ragers Inter Arma. The cursed influence of Electric Wizard, Graves at Sea, drug lust, hard living and lonely Southern nights have coalesced into a many-headed beast that wishes nothing but ill unto its fellows. So high, so dead...
Side B summons the gorgeously crafted, mournfully executed notes of Dartmoor, England's TheWounded Kings, whose deeply affecting, occult-laced take on the traditional side of doom has earned them an outpouring of accolades including an invitation to last year's edition of the prestigiousRoadburn festival. "Curse of Chains" will grab you by the heartstrings and drag you to your knees - fifteen plus minutes of doom as it should be done. Haunting words soar high above a crushing swath of riffage and deathly tempo, draped under a veil of apocalyptic sadness, occult ritualism, and sweet melancholia. Fans of Warning, Candlemass, Reverend Bizarre, rejoice; this is a love song for the end of the world...
COUGH on tour:
10/23 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool w/ The Body, Inter Arma, Royal Thunder
11/7 Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds w/ Hot Graves, Hollow Leg, Midnight Yongue
11/8 Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub w/ Hollow Leg, Six Dead Horses, Bad Actor
11/9 Jacksonville, FL @ The Warehouse w/ Hollow Leg
11/10 Miami, FL @ Churchill's w/ Shroud Eater
11/14 Tallahassee, FL @ The Farside Collective
11/16 Athens, GA @ The Caledonia Lounge w/ Guzik
11/17 Nashville, TN @ Little Hamilton w/ Across Tundras
11/19 Little Rock, AR @ Juanita's Party Room w/ Pallbearer and Iron Tongue
11/20 Vicksburg, MS @ The Doom Room w/ Black Pussy
11/21 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
11/23 Dallas, TX @ The Nightmare
11/24 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
11/27 Las Vegas, NV @ Meathead's Bar
11/29 San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room w/ Prizehog
11/30 Chico, CA @ Monstro's Pizza w/ Amarok
12/2 Seattle, WA @ The Highline w/ Samothrace, Sod Hauler and Amarok
12/9 Columbus, OH @ Carabar w/ Churches Burn