Behold! Hark! From the dark depths of the southern oceans, Australian doom trio Oceanlord have conjured an eldritch monster of an album with their tentacled debut “Kingdom Cold.”
Frying guitars with an extra helping of thick fuzz and a crusty top deliver a tasty doom sound on their debut single, “2340,” check out the single and accompanying video here:
Oceanlord came into being in Melbourne in 2019 when bass-player Jason Ker joined guitarist and singer Peter Willmott for a serious drink to ponder work, family, mortality, and the hellscape of corporate existence. When the conversation turned to music, the connoisseur of Black, Death, and Progressive Metal, Peter, found common ground with Jason, an acolyte of Alt-Rock and Grunge in early Heavy Metal and Doom. Jon May, with his history of Punk and Rockabilly in Perth followed by Country-Folk and Swamp-Blues in Melbourne, did not appear the most obvious choice for the drum-stool, but he brought a secret passion for everything slow and heavy, not to mention a van and good gear.
In the rehearsal room, the initial sound was primal and ponderous, with a glimpse of melody under thick, sludgy riffs. Stoner Doom was the answer to save their souls from the slow Soul-Death of the modern corporate Drone. Basement writing sessions began, riffs started flowing, and in 2020, the trio released a demo that caused a stir throughout the Doom-underground.
During Melbourne’s dramatic 263 days of pandemic lockdown, Peter built a home studio and in 2022, Oceanlord tracked their debut release. So beware of this monstrous record: “Kingdom Cold” takes Doom to even Darker depths than ever explored before!
We are releasing this record on CD and LP, with both a blue & white marbled pressing as well as a translucent blue vinyl variant.
Acquire a copy and delve into the oceans dark here: http://lnk.spkr.media/oceanlord-kingdom-cold
We wish you a doomed listening,
04. Isle Of The Dead
05. So Cold
06. Come Home
Peter Willmott / Guitar, Vocals
Jason Ker / Bass
Jon May / Drums