CARDINAL WYRM - Black Hole Gods (12" Gatefold DOUBLE LP on Red Vinyl)
Finland | Sludge/Doom
Cardinal Wyrm is a three-piece band from the Bay Area. Their music is rooted in traditional, epic doom inspired by the immortal tones of Reverend Bizarre, Count Raven, and Bathory's soaring odes, but is rife with an undercurrent of filth and desperation, creating the uniquely haunting, intimate, and suffocating grandeur of their sound. Steered by drummer and vocalist Pranjal Tiwari, guitarist Nathan Verrill, and bassist Rachel Roomian, the band has been active since 2010, self-releasing their debut album and sharing the stage with acts such as Wolvserpent, Hobbs Angel of Death, Uzala, and Sabbat along the way. Now on their second album and featuring background vocals by Leila Abdul-Rauf (Vastum, Hammers of Misfortune), Cardinal Wyrm will release Black Hole Gods on both CD and double-LP vinyl formats via Svart Records. Expect to find yourself lost in an alternate universe, of the void within and beyond, with these eight tracks of dusty, devilish true doom.