Molasses Barge Complete Work on Debut Full-Length

Pittsburgh-based traditional doom metallers Molasses Barge have finished putting together their debut full-length. The band first got together circa 2008, so it’s safe to say it’s been a while in the making, but as members have been involved in other outfits like Argus and Monolith Wielder in the interim, I suppose some delay is to be expected. And if you’re wondering, yes, the Argus connection is frontman¬†Brian “Butch” Balich, also formerly of Penance — though if you skipped to the bottom of this post and just checked out the streaming track “Emerging Void” from the impending, self-titled offering, you wouldn’t even have to ask, because you’d immediately recognize his soaring vibrato.

Molasses Barge recorded with Jason Jouver, who also helmed Monolith Wielder‘s debut, which was released on Argonauta Records. The band are currently looking for a label to put the album out, and between what I’m hearing on “Emerging Void,” the involvement of Chris Kozlowski (The Obsessed, Earthride, etc.), and the stuff on the band’s two past releases, the 2011 Jewels EP on Innervenus Records and their 2012 demo, I have a hard time believing they won’t get somebody on board in 2017. Seems like easy pickin’, frankly.

The following basic info was sent over with the track:

We recorded it with Jason Jouver at +/- Studio in Pittsburgh. It was mixed by Jason and Chris Kozlowski, and later mastered by Koz at his studio, Polar Bear Lair, in Middletown, MD. All that was over parts of 2015 and 2016. Jason is the same engineer who recorded Monolith Wielder. Other notables include Don Cabellero and Lady Beast. Koz has worked with everyone from Melvins to Pentagram, Earthride, Spirit Caravan, Internal Void and so on.

We’ve been around since 2008, but have only released two ep’s previously. Butch is also the singer for Argus. Amy is now in Monolith Wielder with me [Justin].

Molasses Barge:
Brian “Butch” Balich – Vocals
Amy Bianco – Bass
Dave Fresch – Guitar
Justin Gizzi – Guitar
Wayne Massey – Drums

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Molasses Barge, “Emerging Void”

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