Righteous Bloom Welcome Bassist Bert Hall

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Maryland’s Righteous Bloom have announced that bassist Bert Hall — best known for this contributions to Revelation and Against Nature — has joined their ranks as a full-time member. There hasn’t been much word from the offshoot project who unveiled their first single, “Of Sanctum and Solace” last fall after the demise of guitarist/vocalist Dana Ortt, guitarist Greg Diener and drummer Darin McCloskey‘s former band, Beelzefuzz, but Hall played on that track as well, so bringing him into the band makes sense and, most importantly, lets Righteous Bloom start playing shows.

They’ve got a gig booked for March 21 in Freferick, Maryland, with Admiral BrowningNagato and Faith in Jane, and on May 2, they’ll take part in Sludgement Day in Hagerstown, MD, with FoehammerHeavy TempleLordAkris and a host of others. A debut LP is reportedly due later this year on The Church Within. 

Info on that fest and the announcement from Righteous Bloom follow, hoisted from their Thee Facebooks:

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There’s been a lot of great things happening in the world of Righteous Bloom recently! First of all, please help us welcome bass master extraordinaire Mr. Bert Hall to the band!! With Bert officially on board now we will conclude tracking on the forthcoming Righteous Bloom album which will be released by Church Within records. In addition to that full band rehearsals have begun for the ‘Doom in Bloom’ show 3/21 at Cafe 611 in Frederick, MD and the Sludgement Day Fest in Hagerstown, MD on 5/2.

…looking forward to seeing everyone!

Saturday, May 2
Wilson Ruritan Club
16204 National Pike, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

Lo….and behold, the heaviest day on Earth. Brutal, crushing, and devastating bands join forces for this ALL DAY, ALL AGES, ALL ENCOMPASSING event! Epic bands, killer vendors, ’twill be an experience for the ages and will go down in the annals of history. Bands include:

BASTARDS OF REALITY- Black Sabbath tribute powerhouse.
BLACK CHASM- pure space rock destruction from NC
FOG HOUND- bong ripping rock voltage
ATHAME- destroyers of faith black metal.
RHIN- pulverizing hell thrash.
HEAVY TEMPLE- war chariot power space.
SLAGSTORM- prehistoric warfare sludge
RIGHTEOUS BLOOM- orbital freight liner of rock purity
FOE HAMMER- earth crumbling heavy devastation
AKRIS- droning rock subterranean destructors
AT THE GRAVES- crypt crushing melodic mausoleum doom.
GOAT WIZARD- hash soaked stoner sorcery from PA.
LORD- melee invoking bedlam berserkers
ASTHMA CASTLE- fortified Baltimore stoner metal

Join the battle, join the chaos, havoc, and mayhem that will be SLUDGEMENT DAY! $10 at the door. BYOB.

Vendors to be on site:


Righteous Bloom, “Of Sanctum and Solace”

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