Indianapolis (IN) – U.S. Stoner Doom and Roll practitioners VOID KING are proud to announce today’s release of sophomore album Barren Dominion via Off The Record. Stream it at voidking.bandcamp.com/album/barren-dominion
Also out today is the official video for “Lucid Omega.” Check it out at the following location: youtu.be/0e0dHKdqaAc
Barren Dominion is available for mass consumption on all major digital platforms, as well as on CD. A vinyl release is planned to follow at a later date.
U.S. (CD and Digital)
On Barren Dominion, the band has harnessed raw emotion and embraced a darker, heavier sound to express three years of personal and group struggles and victories.
“At the heart of it, this record is who we are. Jason and I have been through some pretty trying times in the last couple of years and managed to rise above it all”, says guitar player Tommy Miller. “I wouldn’t go so far to call this a concept record, but there is a theme running through the entire thing.”
Barren Dominion was recorded with Bloomington, IN artist Niko Albanese, and mastered by Dennis Pleckham of Comatose studios and guitarist for the band BONGRIPPER. “We needed people working on this record that understood not just the sound that we were going for, but also the vibe that we wanted to hit. Dennis and Niko really hit that perfectly on both fronts”, says drummer of VOID KING, Derek Felix. “We talked a lot about making sure that this record was massive. Between recording the drums in an empty warehouse and having the guitar player from BONGRIPPER master the record, I would say that this album is exactly what we were looking for.”
“Void King construct towers of crushing fuzz and sinister sludge outlined by gargantuan riffs and soaring, near-operatic melodies from vocalist Jason Kindred. With their marriage of funereal doom instrumentals and heartbreaking harmonic melancholy, the group’s sound showcases impressive levels of collaborative musicianship working towards a timelessly cohesive sound.”
– Invisible Oranges
“Void King not only expands their sonic palette but also offers a certain emotional maturity on Barren Dominion. The progressive tinges also suggest broader influences coming into play that I can imagine appealing to listeners beyond the stoner doom circles.”
– Indy Metal Vault
“A set of clever, interesting and most of all, memorable tracks. On what is an album that all fans of both doom and stoner can find something to love.”
– Games, Brrraaains, & a Head-Banging Life