Ember Announce New EP 271 Due Nov. 12

Posted in Whathaveyou on September 29th, 2017 by JJ Koczan

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Birmingham, Alabama, post-sludge doomers Ember will follow-up their 2016 261 EP (discussed here) by upping the stakes. By 10, apparently. The forthcoming release is titled 271 and it’s set to arrive on Nov. 12. Before they get there, Ember have a handful of dates booked in throughout October in Alabama and Georgia, including what I’m assuming is a video filming session in Tuscaloosa on Oct. 14 that will be for one of the tracks from the new EP. It’s listed with the shows, but seems to maybe be at a hospital?

Yeah, you might want to hit the band up to find out if that one’s actually open to the public, but I’ve included it here just in case. Maybe they want a crowd to show up. I don’t know. Either way, while I’m making rash assumptions, I’ll just go ahead and figure the gig on Nov. 12 — EP release date, if you forgot in the jump from one paragraph to the next — is a hometown release show. So if you can’t make it to the hospital, there’s always The Nick. Plenty of chances to have a good time.

They sent the following info down the PR wire:

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EMBER announce release date for “271”

Birmingham, Alabama’s female fronted Doom/Rock outfit EMBER announce the official release of the 3 song EP “271”. The release is set for November 12th, 2017 and promises to be the band’s most focused and uncompromising material yet. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Matt Washburn at Ledbelly Sound (Mastodon, Royal Thunder, Norma Jean) this 3 song EP is a 25 minute musical journey through a dark myriad of peaks and valleys.

EMBER has imaginatively combined their vast influences to give us a hard-hitting and powerful follow-up. “271” is promising and incorporates new elements while staying true to the EMBER sound they established on their previous release “261”.

EMBER was established in 2015 and have crafted their own brand of doom/rock. Thick dynamic riffs, crushing guitar and bass tones, powerful hard-hitting drumming, all lay the framework for clean, intense and stunning vocals. From the first note, EMBER demand attention.

EMBER live:
11 Oct The Nick Birmingham, AL
14 Oct Bryce Hospital Video Shoot Tuscaloosa, AL
28 Oct The Oglethorpe Lounge Albany, GA
12 Nov The Nick Birmingham, AL

Ember is:
Crystal Bigelow – Vocals
Craig Shadix – Guitar
Jeremy Allen – Bass
Eric Bigelow – Drums

https://www.facebook.com/emberband
https://twitter.com/ember_rock_band
https://www.instagram.com/ember_band
https://emberband.bandcamp.com/
https://www.emberrockband.com/

Ember, 261 (2016)

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Ember Release 261 on Dec. 1

Posted in Whathaveyou on November 29th, 2016 by JJ Koczan

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I’m not sure which numbers to follow, but Ember have either been a band for five years or for one year. 2011 or 2015. I can admit it when I don’t know something. For what it’s worth, the Birmingham, Alabama, dual-guitar five-piece are getting ready to release their debut three-song EP, given the mysterious numerical banner of 261 — which I’m sure is either an apartment number or of some cultish significance that an earthly rube like me could never truly comprehend — and that seems to be the first thing they’ve put together, period, so their having gotten started last year would make more sense. Deduction! I’m probably wrong. Every time I try to fucking think about anything, it’s wrong.

However long they’ve been together, the Crowbar-style crunch that underlies the melodic vocals and post-metallic flourish of the streaming track “Living Bones / Dying Flesh” is just about soul-wrenching enough to suit my spirits this afternoon. If you’re also dug into that special early-week blend of misanthropic and wistful, by all means have at the nine-minute cut under the info below, which comes from the PR wire:

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Birmingham, Alabama based Doom / Heavy Rock outfit EMBER are set to release their debut EP, “261”, via Doomsayer Records on December 1st 2016.

261 was forged by Crystal Bigelow (Vocals), Eric Bigelow (Drums), Jeremy Allan (Bass), Justin Treece (Rhythm Guitar) and Jon Reid (Lead Guitars) – have combined their efforts into this explosive, hard hitting album. Recorded by Eric Watters (Beitthemeans & Stoned Cobra) and mastered by Matt Washburn at Ledbelly Sound (Mastodon, Norma Jean & GZA of Wu Tang).

EMBER perfectly blends heavily dynamic riffs with dual guitar textures, solid, no holds barred drumming and vocals that are beautifully haunting and unparalleled. Ember will be supporting this EP throughout the Southern USA in 2017.

The full track list of “261”
1. 7TH CIRCLE
2. NICHE
3. LIVING BONES / DYING FLESH

Artwork by: Eric Bigelow

EMBER is:
Crystal – Vocals
Justin – Guitar
Eric – Drums
Jon – Guitar
Jeremy – Bass

http://www.emberrockband.com
http://www.facebook.com/emberband
https://twitter.com/ember_rock_band
https://doomsayerrecords.bandcamp.com/album/261
https://www.facebook.com/DoomsayerRecords

Ember, 261 (2016)

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