I’d imagine if you’re in the UK and the kind of person to whom the idea might occur to do so in the first place it must be pretty hard not to immediately found a label and start signing bands. Looks like the temptation was too much to resist for your good friends and mine at The Sleeping Shaman. This morning notice came in on the PR wire that the newly-minted Shaman Recordings will release the debut LP from Liverpudlian folksy doomers Black Magician this summer. The album, Nature is the Devil’s Church, was mastered by Tony Reed, which, you know, always helps.
And yeah, I know news stories go in the news forum these days — you’ll note it’s there too — but sometimes you have to make exceptions for friends. Same team and all that. Much respect. Here’s the info:
Shaman Recordings are ecstatic to announce that their first release will be the debut album by prog doomers Black Magician, the title for which can now be announced as Nature is the Devil’s Church.
The album was recorded and mixed by Matt Richardson at Full Stack Studio, mastering is being handled by Tony Reed (Stone Axe/Saint Vitus) and will feature four tracks of mystical folk-inspired prog doom, which clocks in at just under the 40-minute mark.
Nature is the Devil’s Church is set for a Summer 2012 release featuring artwork from up and coming illustrator Andrew Sloan and will be strictly limited to 300 copies on black vinyl with a digital download (and the possibility of a CD released by the band themselves) available soon after.
Presales will be available, although no official date has been set yet so in the meantime, check out the demo track “Four Thieves Vinegar” below to give you a taste of the horror that is to come…
Tags: Black Magician, Liverpool, Shaman Recordings, UK