US Doom/Stoner Metal trio Druids unveil the first single “Ide’s Koan” taken from their forthcoming album “Shadow Work” out on June 3, 2022 via Pelagic Records. Stream the track through the YouTube player below:
The band comments: “Ide’s Koan is about a group of beings that get picked out of the stream of time by intergalactic soul harvesters.”
Pre-order starts on March 16, 2022 at 4PM CET here: listen.pelagic-records.com/druids
Des Moines, Iowa-based trio Druids have been around for the better part of a decade and released 2 full length albums and 2 EPs so far. The 2019 EP “Monument” got our attention, not only with its face-melting Heavy Blues riffs and double picking attacks, sluggish drumming, Psychedelic instrumental sections and incredibly powerful, rough yet melodic vocals all conjuring up the muchly cherished vibes of Remission-era Mastodon in a fictitious desert sessions environment… but also with the intriguing story behind: an unnamed protagonist’s journey through mystical worlds of the afterlife, with each song representing a unique spiritual lesson.
Druids certainly do worship the riff, and so do we. They will be recording their 3rd studio album and follow-up to “Monument” in May, for a 2022 release via Pelagic Records.
Luke Rauch / Bass, Guitars, Vocals
Drew Rauch / Bass, Vocals
Keith Rich / Drums, Vocals