Camel of Doom Release Psychodramas Vinyl; New Album in 2015

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Formerly the one-man project of former  Esoteric guitarist Kris Clayton and now expanded to a duo, Camel of Doom have issued a vinyl version of their 2012 full-length, Psychodramas: Breaking the Knots of Twisted Synapse (review here), through Voice of Azram Records. Just 300 copies have been pressed of the album, which runs a line between death-doom and heavy psychedelia via encompassing tones and an overarching focus on atmospherics. Together with bassist Simon WhittleClayton has been working on a follow-up to Psychodramas that will be recorded early in the New Year and hopefully released sometime before the end of 2015. No easy task in following a record so widely varied, but something tells me Camel of Doom‘s next one will be worth looking forward to.

And in the meantime, vinyl. Info follows:

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The new album from ex-Esoteric guitarist Kris Clayton. It was recorded, mixed and mastered at Priory Recording Studios by Esoteric mainman and long time collaborator Greg Chandler, and produced by Kris Clayton to finally realize the dream imagined when the band was formed 10 long years ago.

Melding together influences from Doom, Death Metal, Stoner Rock and 70’s Psychedelic and Progressive rock genres, the record aims to be as heavy as it is trippy, as melodic as it is dissonant and as beautiful as it is twisted. This record takes the foundations built by earlier albums and adds to them, retaining the bands trademark ambient saxophone infused doom and creating new sounds with forays into blissed out vocoded post-rock and early 90’s death metal, with brief stops into dark ambient and funeral doom along the way.

Lyrically it is a concept record telling of how the artist used arcane techniques to rebuild a mind shattered by constant self abuse, drawing on the darkest aspects of the psyche to force his mind in submission to his own will. Thematically, the band has matured immensely – hardly surprising that Kris Clayton formed the band aged just 13. The sound has grown up with him.

1×12″ Purple Vinyl LP, released on Voice of Azram records. Includes poster.

There are 300 copies available worldwide, we have a limited number of 27 available for sale.

All proceeds from bandcamp sales go to the band. All sales anywhere else we see nothing!

Camel of Doom, Psychodramas: Breaking the Knots of Twisted Synapse (2012/2014)

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