Svart Records continues its descent into the realms of the weird and wicked. The label that brought forth Seremonia and the long-awaited Bedemon full-length and who’ve also signed on to release the debut from Victor Griffin’s In~Graved will issue the self-titled LP from organ-drenched Norwegian psych-doom three-piece High Priest of Saturn. The band previously released a demo in 2011, and as both tracks from it will also appear on the record when it hits March 22, I’ve included the stream courtesy of the High Priest of Saturn Bandcamp for your enjoyment below.
But first, sayeth the wire of PR:
Today, SVART RECORDS sets March 22nd as the international release date for HIGH PRIEST OF SATURN’s self-titled debut. Self-described as a psychedelic doom act inspired by classic stoner bands and ’60s and ’70s psychedelic rock, HIGH PRIEST OF SATURN are a Norwegian three piece that consist of guitarist Martin Sivertsen and guitarist-drummer Andreas Hagen’s slow-pounding riffs and beats and Merethe Heggset’s eerie vocals, which seem to resonate from another dimension.
The entire High Priest of Saturn opus is drenched with swirling, menacing vintage organ sounds, played on the album by Ole Kristian Malmedal. Groovy yet epic (none of the four tracks presented here are below the nine-minutes mark!), HIGH PRIEST OF SATURN’s debut full-length is a trip. Not only does it fulfill the many promises offered by their 2011 demo (whose two songs have been re-recorded here in even heavier and more mesmerizing versions), but it also propels this trio towards the same league as Sleep and Acid King, towards the sky and beyond. Tracklisting and cover (also attached) are as follows:
Tracklisting for HIGH PRIEST OF SATURN’s High Priest of Saturn
1. Protean Towers (10:30)
2. Kraken Mare (9:06)
3. Crawling King Snake (9:01)
4. On Mayda Insula (12:49)
Tags: High Priest of Saturn, Norway, Svart Records