Black Bow Records is proud to announce that they have signed Belfast sludge/fuzz rockers Slomatics. The band will be releasing a new full length album in Spring of 2016. In advance of the new album’s release, the label has decided to do a digital re-issue of the band’s first two albums Flooding the Weir and Kalceanna. These digital re-issues will be released via iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp and all other major digital outlets.
Flooding the Weir is the band’s debut album and was initially self-released in 2005. The album is 6 tracks of slow and heavy doom mixed with sludge and fuzz.
Label owner Jon Davis (also of lengendary doom band Conan) said the following about Flooding the Weir:
“Flooding The Weir is the album that started my obsession with Slomatics back in 2005. I listen to this album at least once a day.”
The re-issues will be available on November 20th 2015.
Praise for Flooding the Weir:
“The sheer density of sound that emits from Flooding The Weir leaves me thinking of Helmet’s Meantime or Prong’s Cleansing played at half-speed. “-Hellride Music
“Their music reminds me of Pelican with its highly instrumental and drugged Doom Metal with some Stoner Rock hints”-–Burning Black
Formed in Belfast late 2004, Slomatics aim to reduce riffs to a primal state of heaviness, to produce music which whilst imploding under its own weight, creates a joyous and euphoric state of wellbeing which can only be obtained with a slew of vintage amplifiers, fuzz pedals, analog synths and an alarming array of percussion instruments.
This has endured through UK tours, gigs in Europe, four albums and a mountain of split/vinyl/cassette releases. 2012’s “A Hocht” was released to widespread critical acclaim, gaining support from around the world which was capped off with a deafening performance at the Incubate Festival in Tilburg.
The band’s fourth album Estron was released Feb 2014 and has been mentioned as one of the Quietus’ Best Of 2014 and nominated for the Northern Ireland Music Prize 2014. The band will release a brand new album via Black Bow Records in the spring of 2016.