One of the very first “sign this awesome local band” posts I wrote for this site way back on June 20th of 2007 was a show review of the crushingly heavy New York stoner/doom metal band Hull. They opened for Big Business that night and literally blew them away; several months later I saw them open up for Early Man at the same venue, and once again they stole the show. Hull’s live shows are just that powerful. So it is with extreme pleasure and excitement that The End Records has given me the opportunity to announce to the world that they have signed Hull to the label.

The band’s first record for The End, Sole Lord is currently in the mixing/editing phase and will drop some time in 2009. Says the band:

“As far as the album is concerned, we have been working with John Cosenza of Meteor Sound in Far Rockaway, NY. Everything is tracked and we are currently working on editing, mixing, and vocals ourselves in our studio in Brooklyn and once that’s finished we’ll be mastering with Alan Douches at West West Side. The artwork was done by Josh Graham (Neurosis, A Storm of Light) and the album has a conceptual, Siddhartha-esque pilgrimage theme and is set in third dynasty ancient Egypt.”

Check out Hull’s MySpace to get an idea of the band’s sound; but honestly, the recordings that are posted there now don’t quite do justice to the incredible power of their live performances (although I’m digging the track “Hurricane Fist”). Lucky then for NYC residents that can catch Hull play TOMORROW at Union Pool in Brooklyn as well as next Friday, December 19th, opening for Zozobra and The Austerity Program.

Congratulations to Hull!


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