Benthic Realm has set July 01, 2023 as the official release date for their first full-length album “Vessel.” Clocking in at just over 1 hour, the release will be available digitally though all of the usual channels. Physical CDs packaged in an 8-panel digipack will be available to order online and at all shows. Stream the official teaser through the YouTube player below:
Formed in July of 2016 in Worcester, MA, USA, Benthic Realm conjures melodies and crushing rhythms from the dark abyss. The trio consists of former Second Grave members Krista Van Guilder (WarHorse, Lucubro) on vocals/guitar and Maureen Murphy on bass, and Dan Blomquist (Conclave) on drums. Brian Banfield (The Scimitar, Blood Stone Sacrifice) was a founding member but handed over drum duties to Dan in September 2017 and continued to perform locally in the New England area.
The band was actively writing for their third release and had been scheduled to return to the studio July 2020, until the Covid pandemic changed their plans. The group resumed regular rehearsals in the summer of 2021 and spent the next year writing and rehearsing. October of 2022 the band headed back into the recording studio to record their first full-length album, to be released in early summer 2023. The band is actively booking shows in support of the new album.
“Vessel” release shows:
07.06 Ralph’s Rock Diner Worcester MA w/ Curse the Son & Evil 80
Event page: https://facebook.com/events/s/benthic-realm-archdruid-evil80/772971981102613/
07.07 Starlite Southbridge MA w/ Archdruid, Evil 80 & Ash and Bone
Event page: https://fb.me/e/2VdcpZkV4
Benthic Realm is Krista Van Guilder, Dan Blomquist, and Maureen Murphy.