I’ve long been a fan of Connecticut’s When the Deadbolt Breaks, and as I’ve been lucky enough to hear their forthcoming album, Drifting Towards the End of the Earth, I can safely say it’s a monster. The new songs continue their malevolent, grim ultra-doom and still work in enough melody to make you hear bleeding-out echoes. There’s something about them that sounds like shattered glass to me.
The band’s management sent word of their new bassist down the PR wire, so here goes:
Psychedelic doom cult, When the Deadbolt Breaks is pleased to announce the addition of new bassist, Mike Parkyn. Being a long time friend of When the Deadbolt Breaks main man, Aaron Lewis, helped make for a quick and natural transition bringing Mike into the fold. “I’ve known Mike for well over 20 years and have always considered him one of the best musicians I’ve known. When I heard that he was interested in working with When the Deadbolt Breaks, I jumped at the chance to get him down here to jam. It’s obvious that he’s going to add a lot to the over all vibe of what we do. We both share a lust for vintage gear and heavy as hell music, I consider this to be When the Deadbolt Breaks‘ natural progression, and we welcome Mike and his talents on board.”
The band has been hulled up in Room SevenZeroEight Studios working on their highly anticipated upcoming release, Drifting Towards the End of the Earth, months have been spent experimenting and developing what promises to be their heaviest and most dynamic release to date. With recording sessions wrapped up in early 2012, the band commissioned Andrew Devlin to handle the album art.
In related news, When the Deadbolt Breaks, has also recently resigned with 313 Inc. Artist Management, also home to Sixty Watt Shaman, Hour of 13, King Giant, Order of the Owl and Borracho.
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