Track Premiere: Old Iron, “Bloody Angles”
Old Iron aren’t yet a well-known name but if their ability to combine leaden riffs with impenetrable atmosphere while still injecting heart-wrenching chord progressions like the masters of yore is any indication, they will be.
Recently signed to Good to Die Records in Seattle, WA, the band formed in May 2011 and started performing the next year. Their first album Cordyceps wasn’t released until 2014, and while slow, filthy, and satisfying in its own right, the band’s chops have grown exponentially on their sophomore effort. Out this Friday, Lupus Metallorum translates literally to “grey wolf,” a fitting indication that Old Iron have grown the fangs needed to survive in the over-saturated underground of today. Fans of the Neurot and Hydra Head rosters are sure to find the post-metallic sludge they hold so dear, now with a slightly more urgently evil edge.
Inspired by the black arts and high-quality hallucinogenic experiences of his own, vocalist Jesse Roberts has this to say about the new album:
“There was never any intended theme,” Roberts says of the muse behind Old Iron’s music, “but in hindsight half of the songs were inspired by experiences I’ve had with ayahuasca and DMT.”
Check out our exclusive premiere, “Bloody Angles,” below, and pick up the album when it drops this Friday, August 18th. Keep up with the band via their Facebook and pre-order Lupus Metallorum via Bandcamp. Upcoming tour dates at the bottom of this post.
9/16 – Seattle, WA — Rat City Recon — White Center w/ Whores., Maximum Mad, Cages, Tacos!, and more
9/18 – Seattle, WA – Pettirosso w/ Great Falls, Post/Boredom — Planned Parenthood Benefit
9/28 – Bellingham, WA – The Shakedown
9/30 – Santa Cruz, CA – Blue Lagoon
10/1 – Sacramento, CA – Blue Lamp
10/4 – San Diego, CA – Casbah
10/5 – Anaheim, CA – Doll Hunt
10/6 – San Jose, CA – Ritz
10/7 – Pacifica, CA – Winters Tavern
10/8 – Oakland, CA – Golden Bull
10/10 – Portland, OR – The Fixin’ To
10/11 – Seattle, WA – Lo-Fi