Belgian/Chilean up-and-coming doomsters King Heavy have partnered with The Obelisk for the premiere of new album ‘Guardian Demons’. Meet your doom below!
King Heavy will release their second album, ‘Guardian Demons’, on June 22 via Cruz Del Sur Music. Featuring six songs of crushing, epic and mid-paced doom, ‘Guardian Demons’ was recorded at DM6 Studios in Santiago and features artwork by Alec Zalogin, a close friend of the band.
The follow-up to the band’s 2015 self-titled album marks a first for King Heavy: vocalist Luce Veldmark joined the band in the studio instead of recording in his home country of Belgium.
“This truly has been an incredible process,” notes Saa. “The sound is a lot more consistent because we had Luce in the studio with us. Plus, it sounds better. Being involved in Luce’s vocal recordings where we all could take part made us feel more in control over the entire process. Definitely and without a shadow of a doubt, this is the best KING HEAVY album to date, from the compositions to the arrangements, details and the sound. The vocal lines are our most epic yet, too. Hard to believe, but it is true! This is one hell of a performance from Luce. I highly value the work he did on his own in Europe, but undeniably, that level of enthusiasm and artistry came through the simple fact of being together – a unique situation for us.”
Looking to strike the perfect stylistic balance between their 2014 ‘Horror Absoluto’ EP and self-titled album, Saa says the organic sound found on ‘Guardian Demons’ benefits King Heavy’s oftentimes complex and flowing arrangements, a trademark of the band. “The sound on ‘Guardian Demons’ leans a little bit more toward ‘Horror Absoluto’, probably because the songs are a little more detailed this time. We wanted to create an authentic sound somewhere between pure heavy metal and classic doom.”
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