ELEPHANT TREE premiere ‘Circles (live in-studio)’ taken from “Day of Doom Live”

‘Circles (live in-studio)’
taken from
“Day of Doom Live”
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The renowned PROG magazine has premiere the second single taken from ELEPHANT TREE‘s forthcoming live full-length “Day of Doom Live” that is slated for release on December 11th. The oddly titled  ‘Circles (live in-studio)’, for which the British stoner-doom stalwarts give an explanation below, is now streaming at this link:


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ELEPHANT TREE comment: “On our self-titled album, ‘Circles’ was a bit of a last minute wonder”, reveal the English lads. “We had another track originally that we thought sounded eerily similar to a new Windhand track that had just come out on the day we were set to record it, so we were all thinking if anyone had something acoustic stored away in phone recordings, when Pete once again just pops the guitar on his lap and starts belting this tune out. Jack took that away and about a week later we had ‘Circles’. It’s really hard to play live as we never really worked out how to get all the layers in before, but it lends itself to session performances really quite nicely.”

Magnetic Eye Records present this blistering live document of flagship band ELEPHANT TREE tearing it up onstage at the “Day of Doom” label showcase at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar. This once-in-a-lifetime gathering was held in November 2019 to celebrate MER’s first decade. It featured nine roster acts performing back-to-back, with the four headline sets captured by Chris Johnson (DEAFHEAVEN, SUMMONER) to commemorate the event as a series of exclusive live albums. The other three recordings from that legendary night are from DOMKRAFT, HORSEHUNTER and SUMMONER.

1. Aphotic Blues (live)
2. Dawn (live)
3. Wither (live)
4. Surma (live)
5. In Suffering (live)
6. Attack of the Altaica (live)
7. Circles (live in-studio)
ELEPHANT TREE live by JJ Koczan
Emerging from England in 2015, ELEPHANT TREE were handpicked by MER from an early demo submission thanks to their warm, syrupy fuzz and soaring vocal harmonies. This infectious blend made their debut “Theia” and 2016 self-titled album two of the most popular records in the label’s catalog. With their third full-length, “Habits” (2020), the band that had previously been firmly located in a musical triangle between stoner, sludge, and doom matured their stylistic range to include post-metal groove and even acoustic folk among other elements, which resulted in what Germany’s Visions magazine praised as a “sophisticated album” with “unconventional songwriting”.

“Day of Doom Live” showcases ELEPHANT TREE offering what Metal Injection describes as “gloomy atmosphere with head-bobbing grooves” in a fantastic live setting, following more than 5 years of delivering their heavy yet melodic sound to audiences across the UK, Europe, and the USA.

Release date: December 11th

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Available formats
Digisleeve CD
Limited edition dark green vinyl
Worldwide edition classic black vinyl
4CD Hardcover Art Book feat. all 4 live albums from Elephant Tree, Domkraft, Summoner and Horsehunter

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About Magnetic Eye Records
Magnetic Eye Records is a boutique label presenting beautifully-designed and curated records from artists across the spectrum of heavy music. Dedicated to presenting new talent and established names in doom, psychedelia, classic and stoner rock, we take pride in contributing to the legacy of the almighty riff. Reflecting this, our “Redux” series honors landmark albums from artists as diverse as Jimi Hendrix, Helmet and Pink Floyd, re-imagined for MER by the likes of Matt Pike, Mark Lanegan, Pallbearer, The Melvins and Zakk Wylde, and is as critical to our identity as our roster of ambitious up-and-coming acts like WhiteNails, Leather Lung and Caustic Casanova. Magnetic Eye Records is part of the independent media group SPKR.
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