Come November 12, Venezuelan sludgers Cultura Tres will issue the formerly self-released El Mal del Bien through Devouter Records on CD and LP. The band, who I was fortunate enough to catch live at this year’s Desertfest in London, are a dramatic storm of metallic malevolence, and in addition to putting out the album through Devouter, they’ve booked a few tour dates to celebrate the release, also in the UK. I guess they made an impression, and rightly so.
Here’s all the news that’s fit to cut and paste in blue type, and the album in its entirety, courtesy of Cultura Tres‘ Bandcamp page:
New release from Devouter Records – Cultura Tres
Devouter Records are proud to present the release of the Venezuelan Doom-Metallers Cultura Tres’ 2nd album El Mal del Bien, out on the 12th November on CD and LP.
Pre-Order the CD or Vinyl at http://devouterrecords.bigcartel.com/
Previously self-released by the band at the beginning of 2012, Devouter Records have printed them to CD for the first time with distribution via Shellshock distribution.
El Mal Del Bien delves deeper into the dark atmospheric which the band had already shown at moments in debut their album La Cura. The daring album opener “Propiedad de Dios” sets the mood: it sounds like the soundtrack of a tragic cult movie. The songs that follow evoke the witchery, slavery, oppression and religious madness that influence the South American continent to this day. Being a concept album adds another dimension to the individual songs. A patient listener will be dragged into a hallucinating trip around the insane world the album paints.
Cultura Tres are now hailed as the national rock/sludge pride of Venezuela. From their first EP “Seis” (2007) the band already outgrew the South American continent. But only after releasing debut album “La Cura” in October 2008, the band started to get noticed worldwide. During the preceding year of rigorous composing, Cultura Tres incorporated many influences into their sound, ranging from sludge to doom metal and from death metal to classic rock.
The band plays 4 gigs in the UK in November:
Nov 15th – Colchester @TBA (w/ TELEPATHY & OLD MAN LIZARD
Nov 16th – TBC
Nov 17th – Birmingham @The Asylum (w/ SLABDRAGGER, GRIMPEN MIRE, UNDERSMILE and more)
Nov 18th – London @ The Purple Turtle (w/ TELEPATHY, ABRAHMA, SOLARIS, ENOS and more)
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