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Stream The Skull’s New Psych-Doom Ripper “As the Sun Draws Near”

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Chicago doom metallers The Skull, featuring ex-Trouble members Ron Holzner on bass and Eric Wagner on vocals — plus guitarists Lothar Keller (Sacred Dawn) and Rob Wrong (Witch Mountain) and drummer Brian Dixon (Cathedral) — are on their way to releasing their second full-length album, The Endless Road Turns Dark. Drawing from the members’ experiences with other bands, as well as influence from the classics like Sabbath, The Skull craft a crunchy-yet-mellow soundscape with tremendous artistry.

Bluesy, melodic riffage and compelling vocals pervade The Skull’s latest single, “As The Sun Draws Nearer”, a psychedelic doom essential that’ll take you riding the riff train through all of space-time. The band commented on the song:

“‘As the Sun Draws Near’ is the first song that Lothar Keller and I started writing for the new record and it is the last one we completed,” says Holzner. “This song has gone through more hills and valleys than I have, ha!!” “It’s been a long walk through the darkness, and I’m tired,” adds Wagner. “I think this song just might be about finally seeing daylight.”

The Endless Road Turns Dark will be out September 7 via Tee Pee Records. Pre-order here, and in the meantime, catch The Skull on tour on the dates below.

June 2 Chicago, IL Reggie’s (as part of Doomed & Stoned Fest)
June 3 Minneapolis, MN Studio B @ Skyway Theatre
June 5 Bozeman, MT Zebra Lounge
June 7 Seattle, WA Highline
June 8 Bellingham, WA Shakedown
June 9 Portland, OR Star Theatre
June 10 Sacramento, CA Blue Lamp
June 11 Santa Cruz, CA Atrium @ Catalyst
June 12 San Francisco, CA Elbo Room
June 13 Los Angeles, CA Resident
June 14 Las Vegas, NV Count’s Vamp’d
June 15 San Diego, CA Soda Bar
June 18 Denver, CO Streets of London
June 19 Kansas City, MO Riot Room

[via Metal Injection]

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