CLOUDS TASTE SATANIC release their eighth album on February 3, 2023. Titled Tales Of Demonic Possession, the new record features #Progressive #Doom born of and inspired by the Pandemic and Yes’s Tales From Topographic Oceans and will be coming out on Majestic Mountain Records. “We wanted to make a record that felt different, dark, heavy and challenging. With time to write and create, we wanted to make music that reflected the ambitions of the past, the oppressiveness of the present and the cautious optimism for what comes next.”
Yes’s Tales came at a time when bigger meant better. Creating works of art that challenged listeners to come along on their journey. The casual listener was put off by the lack of instant gratification. Lazy critics who longed for a simpler time used it as a scape goat rather than appreciating it for the masterpiece it was. Those willing to go along for the ride were rewarded with music that gained depth and beauty with each listen.
Fast forward to 2020. New year, new decade, and the creeping feeling that possession was around every corner. What would that possession feel like if it ever took hold? Would possession today be the same as Demonic Possession from years gone by but with a fancy new title? Bigger would not necessarily be better but it seemed to make more sense. Why not use the opportunity to reach farther. The one thing everyone seemed to have was time. Time to create, time to listen.
So here we are. Everyone has their own possession story. Clouds’ story is four sides of vinyl that tells the tale of where they came from, where they are now and the direction they are heading. “We wanted to make a triple album but reality set in so we decided to leave that for another day. If you have some time, come along for the ride. But don’t fear…it has plenty of riffs.”
CLOUDS TASTE SATANIC was founded in Brooklyn, New York, in 2013 by guitarist Steve Scavuzzo and included members of his former post-rock band, Gatos de Sensi. The idea for Clouds Taste Satanic was to meld the minimalist and heavy approach of bands such as Sleep and Earth with the instrumental and heavy approach of bands such as Pelican and Bongripper. The band’s debut album, To Sleep Beyond the Earth, melded those influences into one 40-minute song that established the band’s place in the doom/stoner community. In every year since, the band has released a new record and has taken great pains to both refine and expand their sound to reach beyond the confines of what is typically considered Doom-style heavy metal.
With minimal lineup changes in their almost 10-year history, these post-doom instrumentalists have steadily built a reputation as one of the few truly great riff-heavy underground bands playing today. They have patiently and deliberately developed a unique sound that melds riff-dominated stoner rock, traditional doom, expansive space rock, and progressive metal.
The band has graced the stages of many festivals over the last several years, including Doomed & Stoned (Indianapolis), The Maryland Doom Fest (Frederick, MD), Descendants of Crom (Pittsburgh, PA), and, most recently, Stoner Jam (Austin, TX) during SXSW. Upcoming Festivals include Esbjerg Fuzztival in Denmark on May 26, 2023 and DesertFest NYC in New York on September 14, 2023.
Flames and Demon Drummers 00:00
Sun Death Ritual 18:29
Spirits of the Green Desert 38:53
Conjuring the Dark Rider 01:00:01
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Clouds Taste Satanic
Instru-Metal Post Demonic Doom since 2013…
Majestic Mountain Records
Recorded & Mixed by Ben Rice, Degraw Sound
Mastered by Alan Douches, West West Side Music
Art by Branca Studio
released February 3, 2023
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