The Watchers Announce New Album Black Abyss out March 9; Teaser Posted

Posted in Whathaveyou on January 3rd, 2018 by JJ Koczan

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You might recall San Francisco heavy rockers The Watchers hit the studio in early summer 2017, just prior to embarking on a tour that took them to the East Coast for the first time in order to appear at the Maryland Doom Fest. By the time they make their return appearance at that event for 2018, they’ll be doing so on the heels of that full-length debut. Mixed by Max Norman, whose discography extends well beyond having helmed Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman, not that it necessarily needs to, and originally slated to release in Sept. 2017 — which seemed ambitious at the time — the album has been given the rather grim title Black Abyss and is set for a March 9 issue. A special celebratory gig is booked for March 31 to mark its arrival in Redwood City, California, with Swamphammer and Burn River Burn also taking part.

Before the release show hits, The Watchers, which features Tim Narducci and Cornbread from SpiralArms and White Witch Canyon, drummer Carter Kennedy from Orchid and guitarist Jeremy Epp from Black Gates, will also play alongside labelmates The Hazytones, War Cloud, Zed and Blackwülf at Ripplefest II at Thee Parkside in their hometown. One assumes they’ll break out the big guns in terms of new material for the showcase, and if you can make it out Feb 3, that seems like a hell of a way to spend an evening and get a preview of Black Abyss to come.

There aren’t any full tracks from the record posted yet, but the band put out a quickie teaser with a tasty bit of riffing that you can hear at the bottom of this post. Event page links, album cover and basic announcement follow here, dutifully cut and pasted from the social medias:

the watchers black abyss

Here’s to a Heavy 2018! Black Abyss March 9th 2018 – Mixed by the legendary Max Norman!

The Watchers live:
FEB 3 Ripplefest ll Thee Parkside San Francisco, CA w/ Blackwülf, War Cloud, The Hazytones, ZED

https://www.facebook.com/events/1637628336300054/

MAR 31 “Black Abyss” Record Release Show Club Fox Redwood City, CA w/ Swamphammer & Burn River Burn

https://www.facebook.com/events/175685246352911/

JUN 22 Maryland Doom Fest Cafe 611 & Guidos Speakeasy Frederick, MD

https://www.facebook.com/events/165208904035534/

The Watchers are:
Tim Narducci Vocals
Jeremy Epp Guitars
Cornbread Bass
Carter Kennedy Drums

www.facebook.com/bandofwatchers
https://www.facebook.com/Ripple-Music-369610860064/
http://www.ripple-music.com/
http://ripplemusic.bandcamp.com/album/sabbath-highway

The Watchers, Black Abyss teaser

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