Ommadon to Release Empathy for the Wicked in July


Glaswegian two-piece Ommadon will release a follow-up to their well-received 2014 outing, V, this July on Golden Mantra. Titled Empathy for the Wicked, it’ll be their sixth record and is available now to preorder from the label at the link below. For those who took on the crushing depth of VEmpathy for the Wicked will be one to look forward to in darkening the summer skies, but their first four outings — titled through IV — have also been released through Tartarus and Witches on Fire Records in a limited hand-made wood box housing two cassettes in an edition of 100. I don’t know if there are any left, but it might be worth asking.

The PR wire has more info:

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OMMADON: UK Drone/Doom Duo To Undrape Empathy For The Wicked Via Golden Mantra This July

Following the crushing doom of their critically-adored, 2014 double LP, V, UK drone/doom duo, OMMADON, continues their perpetual quest to achieve sonic annihilation of the self through unadulterated heaviness with Empathy For The Wicked. Boasting just one earth-rupturing track broken into two parts, Empathy For The Wicked was recorded live, mixed by OMMADON and mastered by recording legend, Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Zoroaster, Eyehategod, Taurus, Brothers Of The Sonic Cloth etc.), who gave it the final crushing touches it deserves.

Where OMMADON’s previous scores were all recorded in the Highlands of Scotland surrounded by forest, Empathy For The Wicked marks their first release to be recorded on an industrial estate in urban Northumberland surrounded by the dregs of humanity. The first track from Empathy For The Wicked was originally recorded for the cassette split with Horse Latitudes and Coltsblood. During that session, OMMADON decided to continue recording through the night and drone out the riff which became the second side to Empathy For The Wicked.

Empathy For The Wicked will be released on 12″ vinyl via Golden Mantra on July 15th, 2015 with preorders available at: Teasers to be unveiled in the coming weeks.

OMMADON Personnel:
David Tobin – guitars
Ewan Mackenzie – drums, noise

Ommadon, V (2014)

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