Ggu:ll – Dutch Blackened Doom Metal Band Announce New Album “Ex Est”
Consouling Sounds is proud to announce the release of ‘Ex Est’, the second album from Tilburg-based blackened doom metal band Ggu:ll, now scheduled for release on CD and vinyl on October 21st.
For their new record ‘Ex Est’, Ggu:ll extracted the coldness of black metal and added that into the mix doom and noise. In seven tracks, they present a wide spectrum of heavy music. Shifting from blackened doom, to heavy psychedelica back to noise infused torture drones. Pre-orders are now available at this location.
A music video for the first advance track ‘Enkel Achterland‘, is now playing at Decibel Magazine, who had this to say about it “The track combines influences from doom, drone, noise and psychedelic soundscapes to weave an odd tapestry of auditory hallucinations. While this particular album is more aggressive than their past work, “Achterland” also still manages to be moody and reflective.”
Since its inception in 2009, Ggu:ll have meandered a stoic path through the pitch-black music landscape. Pulling influences from noise, doom and atmospheric drones, they build a steady live reputation, leading to shows at Roadburn, Le guess who?, Neurotic Deathfest, Archerontic Arts and Soul Crusher.
This exploration of slow and intense music, resulted in their debut record ‘Dwaling’, released by Ván Records in 2016. The album gained international recognition and press coverage. Sharing the stage with bands like Bongripper, Primitive Man and Inter Arma made sure Ggu:ll found their core audience and sold out their record over the years.
The band’s new album titled ‘Ex Est’ refers to the state after being. The realization that all that is, will someday not be. All is doomed to end up as a ruin of itself. Herein lies the search for meaning in existence, despite the realization that life itself is meaningless. Artist Manuel Tinnemans visualized this theme in the exclusive cover art accompanying this release.
“… because listening to their vast and devastating debut album it’s easy to imagine unruly, elemental forces squirming just beyond its borders, pressing against the panes of consciousness. Part funereal, dread-induced catharsis, part Cult Of Luna-style postmetal pilgrimage, Dwaling is a journey into their own, cavernous heart of darkness.
Many of the riffs throughout these six elongated tracks taking on a sickening, radioactive glow, as though they’re luminous portals to realms best left undisturbed.” Jonathan Selzer, Metal Hammer UK
“This is doom to lose your mind too. It’s sludge metal of the darkest craft, drenched in horror, sucked into a vacuum of madness, corroded by darkness.” Cvltnation
“… There is something unholy to the sound of Ggu:ll, something sinister, looming and lurking in the dark. The laborious riffing takes a slow trudging pace that never really embraces the same sort of urgency the vocals convey. It’s the sound of a prowling predator, patiently waiting with fully tensed muscles. It will catch its prey and tear it apart in the end.” Guido Segers, The Sleeping Shaman