ELEPHANT TREE have premiered the track ‘Dawn (live)’, which is taken from the British stoner-doom stalwarts forthcoming live full-length “Day of Doom Live” that has been slated for release on December 11th.
Magnetic Eye Records present this blistering live document of their 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 shows captured by Chris Johnson (DEAFHEAVEN, SUMMONER) to commemorate the event as a set of exclusive live albums. The other three recordings from that legendary night will also be announced in the near future.
ELEPHANT TREE comment: “When we first started to write ‘Dawn’, it was a real change for us.”, tells the British band. “We had noticed that a lot of our older tracks were a bit bleak, and Pete just started playing this bouncy riff to lift the mood a bit. From there it just started to become somewhat of a feel good pick-me-up. Playing it live is always great fun as the song is nice and floaty, so the crowd always seems to love it, especially after a few jars. The track hasn’t changed much from the studio version though, which also took a few trips to the pub, before we could get that right feeling. It’s only really ever been played with a live mindset which, is what makes it so good to play for people.”
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)
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 maturely expanded their stylistic range to include post-metal groove and even acoustic folk among other elements, which resulted in what German 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 delivering their heavy yet melodic sound to audiences across the UK, Europe, and the USA.
Release date: December 11th
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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
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.