You know the scene, right? Season three, episode one? Al Swearengen descends the steps of Farnum‘s hotel and finds the simpleton Richardson with antlers raised to the deer head he prays to, calls him a pagan and then unleashes the line, “Tell your god to ready for blood,” in reference to his mounting feud with George Hearst. It’s the line the episode was named after, and one of Deadwood‘s many, many excellent quotes — the periodically maddening cadence of the dialog being one of the show’s signature fucking appeals.
Irish sludgers On Pain of Death show an affinity for the finer things in pay cable with their new video for the song “Tell Your God to Ready for Blood,” though the clip itself for the 13-minute track seems to have little to do with either the American West or the underrated talents of Ian McShane. The song comes from their new album, Year Naught Doom, which is due out digitally shortly with vinyl to follow.
Here’s the video, with the release info to follow:
Handshake Inc. is pleased to announce the digital release of Year Naught Doom, the debut LP from Irish death doom derelicts ON PAIN OF DEATH. Mastered by James Plotkin and recorded in 2010 in the band’s native Ireland, Year Naught Doom will be released as free download in Autumn 2012 and followed by a vinyl release before the end of the year.
Formed in the boggiest of the boggy depths of Ireland in March ’08, ON PAIN OF DEATH worship slow, twisted doom/sludge/chaos. The band played their first gig in June ’08 and recorded their self-titled first demo over that same weekend and the next in Oaks Recording, Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. Their next releases quickly followed: an EP featuring one slab of degrading filth called “Rotting in a Tomb of Depravity,” and a Sepultura cover for Blinddate Records’ popular Clone series (which appeared alongside tracks from Thou, Loss, Moloch, and more). Year Naught Doom offers three tracks’ worth of absolute decay, bottomed-put sludge, and creeping death’s curse. The band’s filthy approach to sluggish, wretchedly miserable, drugged-out death/doom dirge is one of the ugliest things you’ll hear all year, and we’ll bet you a bindle of china white that you’ll love every minute of it.
1. Year Naught Doom
2. Tell Your God to Ready for Blood
3. It Came From the Bog
Tags: Handshake Inc., Ireland, On Pain of Death