Candlelight Records has set a June 4 North American release date for "The Hundredth Name", the full-length debut from Las Vegas-based epic doom band DEMON LUNG. The eight-song album was recorded with Adam Myatt and Billy Anderson (NEUROSIS, THE MELVINS, SLEEP) and features artwork by English illustrator Tom Bates (VISION OF DISORDER, AMORPHIS).
"The Hundredth Name" is a conceptual album, as previously confirmed by drummer Jeremy Brenton. Its story line follows "the long-begotten son of Satan, who's been sent to earth to assemble the three parts of the devil's bible so that we can speak the name of God in reverse and undo creation." Songstress Shanda Fredrick states: "We have had the concept idea for the album for a few years. We have just been waiting until we signed to a proper label to finish writing it.
"Working with Billy was a dream come true for us. He has been like a fifth member of the band, a mentor, and just an all-around awesome friend. He helped us craft something that we are very proud of."
Formed in 2011, DEMON LUNG features guitarist Phil Burns and bassist Patrick Warren, with Fredrick and Brenton. The band has a singular EP, "Pareidolia" (Bandcamp 2012), currently available. The recording was favorably received by international media. "Earthy-yet-horror-themed doom metal a-la CANDLEMASS," said Metal Hammer. "Their hazy atmosphere and unorthodox way of playing guitar in a doom metal band is an interesting approach that doom fans should immediately check out," noted Metal Archives. "Their music is clearly from the soul," added Ave Noctum. In their still short history, the band has performed alongside PENTAGRAM, HIGH ON FIRE, JUCIFER, WITCH MOUNTAIN and CASTLE, among others.
"The Hundredth Name" track listing:
01. Binding of the Witch
02. Devil's Wind
03. Eyes of Zamiel
04. A Decade Twice Over A Day
05. Heathen Child
06. Hex Mark
07. Hallowed Ground
08. Incantation (The Hundredth Name)
DEMON LUNG is confirmed for the third installment of the Doom In June Festival (also featuring THE SKULL, MANILLA ROAD, KARMA TO BURN, ANCESTORS, LAS CRUCES, CASTLE and more).