UK anonymous collective BULL ELEPHANT have released its self-titled devut album on Eat Lead and Die Music. Purchase and/or stream the album below.
Bull Elephant is the story of a slain African elephant that occultist Ahnenerbe SS attempted to bring back from the dead as a new form of battle asset. However, before re-animation could be completed it was intercepted by a mysterious witch-shaman, pursuing her own agenda and redirecting the undead creature’s purpose.
Think of the background concept as Raiders of the Lost Ark set to a progressive doom soundtrack where Judeo-Christian mythology is replaced by the even more sinister universe hinted at in the writings of H. P. Lovecraft…. with Nazi assault wolves.
The BULL ELEPHANT debut album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jaime Gomez Arellano (Paradise Lost, Cathedral, Ghost) at Orgone Studios, Bedfordshire, UK.
The album will be available from Bandcamp as a 24-bit download. The accompanying physical release is a 210x210mm (8.5” sq.), 26-page lyric and artwork booklet with CD insert that gives more insight into the pre-war world of the creature.
“Now, as I wrap up my thirteenth listen, I know it’s silly, but in a very addicting way. These guys are so over the top that they land on both feet on the other side of excess, and somehow end up delivering a killer progressive doom album with plenty of side dishes of death and thrash.”
– Angry Metal Guy
“You can feel the zombie elephant stomping the terra – if you close your eyes and put your mind in right place, you can live in the middle of it. It’s a monster.” – Flying Fiddlesticks
“It’s certainly an interesting concept that is behind the debut of Bull Elephant here. Happily though, that inspiration has birthed a pretty spectacular record. A record that has a lot to say about what can be done to take doom to a different & more unique level.”
– Games, Brrraaains & A Head-Banging Life
“The whole thing has been put together superbly, whoever it is doing the singing and playing. Tracks move in and out of the consciousness seamlessly, giving the album a very cohesive feel whatever style is being employed. Equal parts beguiling, affecting, and effective, Bull Elephant is a must-listen for anyone with an ear for quirky themes and bang-on musicianship.”
– Sentinel Daily
“Really bloody unusually good for a debut. It’s a unique album from clearly talented people from various musical backgrounds.”
– Noob Heavy