France’s breakthrough doom metal trio ENDLESS FLOODS return on February 15th, 2019 with their third album “Circle The Gold” on Fvtvrecordings and Bigout Records.
A realm of darkness awaits. France’s cathartic doom specialists ENDLESS FLOOD formed in 2015 in Bordeaux around Stephane Miollan (Monarch, Bombardement), Benjamin Sablon (Bombardement, Shock) and Simon Bédy. With “no boundaries in heaviness” as a motto, they raise a prodigiously thick wall of sound by blending doom and sludge aesthetics with mind-expanding ambient metal structures. A sorrowful procession arising from the limbo…
The trio released their self-titled debut in 2015, then quickly returned with their sophomore full-length “II” in January 2017 (Dry Cough Records/Fvtvrecordings/Breathe Plastic). This minimalist, drone-sounding assault saw the band digging deeper within the realm of bleakness they created on “Endless Floods”, immersing the listener in a hulking, feedback-laden sonic experience while contemplating 20+ minute-long monoliths “Impasse” and “Procession”. “II” was praised by numerous international outlets, and described as “a vast, never-ending room of heavy” (Cvlt Nation), “a juggernaut of sonic grandeur” (Metal Nexus) as well as simply “sublime” by Pure Grain Audio.
New album Circle The Gold” results from a year-long reassessment among the trio and symbolises a fresh start in their creative process. Over the span of 40 minutes and two songs, it sees the band evolve towards a more melodic aspect of their sound. Like the first ray of light shining through the gloom after a violent storm, both songs slowly move from impressively majestic chaos driven by cathartic screams and unfettered echoing solos, to almost-meditative and unadulterated moments of peace.
“Circle The Gold” was recorded and mixed at Amanita studio in Anglet (France) by Stephan Krieger, and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (USA).
Out February 15th on Fvtvrecordings and Bigout Records