Massachusetts-based Heavy Doom Metal ensemble The Watcher have inked new contract with Cruz Del Sur Music for the release of their debut full length in 2024. The trio is currently set to finish tracking the album this coming month with Sasha Stroud at Artifact Audio in New York City.
“After years of dead ends and countless ‘no’s,’ I was fortuitously introduced to Paden Reed in late 2020 through a mutual acquaintance,” says guitarist/bassist Max Furst. “Paden was the first person to come at the project with sincere enthusiasm, and in July 2020, he sent me a demo of what would become Your Turn To Die. I was beyond floored by his delivery of the vocals and his interpretation of the music. I immediately knew we had something special, so we spent the next few months developing vocals for two additional songs from a 2017 instrumental demo. Paden then went into a studio to properly record the vocals; we then mixed and mastered the entire session.“
The Watcher is the 2016 creation of guitarist/bassist Max Furst, who, after many years of playing Darker and Heavier styles of Metal, wanted to write music that was more driving, epic and up-tempo. Furst embarked on finding the proper musicians, first landing on drummer Chris Spraker. The two promptly began work on the music that would become the “Your Turn To Die” EP. But first, they needed to find a vocalist.