Full-Length from Denver-Based Psychedelic Stoner Doom Unit Out Now
Green Druid Weed World Cup Continues
Nominated for 'Best Metal Band' at 303 Magazine Awards
Chosen by Brant Bjork (KYUSS) for Stoned & Dusted Festival 2018 in Joshua Tree
"The perfect jam for any fan of psychedelic doom" - Metal Injection
"The 70+ minutes packed within are chock-full of dense tones, crashing riffs, and a stoner haze so thick the album should come with eye drops" - Heavy Blog Is Heavy
Denver-based psychedelic stoner doom collective GREEN DRUID today drop the planet-rupturing fruits of their weed-infused 'Ashen Blood' full-length via Earache Records.
Hailing from the land of Colorado - the first US state to legalise marijuana - GREEN DRUID take listeners on a celestial voyage through the mind and cosmos with their eagerly-anticipated debut. With 7 monumental tracks totalling over an hour of mind-altering doom, this epic, THC-laced journey drifts from sublime, ethereal passages through to monstrous, crushing doom riffs, all shrouded in a psychedelic haze.
'Ashen Blood' is available now on digipak CD, double vinyl and limited edition double green vinyl here <http://www.earache.com/greendruid> and on iTunes here <http://bit.ly/ashenblood-itunes>. You can also hear 'Ashen Blood' in its glassy-eyed entirety at the GREEN DRUID Bandcamp page here <http://greendruid.bandcamp.com>.
"While our first EP - and foray into the world of doom - could be viewed as us learning the ins and outs of the genre, Ashen Blood is where we really started to hone in on our own voice," comments guitarist Graham Zander. "Taking influence from the dark fantasy landscapes of games like Dark Souls and Bloodborne, we strove to create a truly doomed psychedelic experience."
Rounded out by vocalist/guitarist Chris McLaughlin, bassist Ryan Skates and drummer Ryan Sims, GREEN DRUID have been growing in power from the shadows, ready to unleash it on the world with their full-length debut.
'Ashen Blood' track listing:
1. Pale Blood Sky
3. Dead Tree
4. Cursed Blood
6. Ritual Sacrifice
In conjunction with the album's release, GREEN DRUID are hosting their very own Weed World Cup. Currently underway, the band will be testing out sixteen strains of weed over eight weeks. Each week, the band will post a video of their "smoke off" between strains at the GREEN DRUID Instagram page here <http://www.instagram.com/greendruidband>. Fans can vote on their favourite strain via the GREEN DRUID Twitter page here <http://twitter.com/greendruidband>. The semi-finals will be held the first two weeks of April with the grand finale to happen on April 20th.
GREEN DRUID will play a handful of area performances including a record release show on March 23rd, along with appearances at the Stoned and Dusted and Electric Funeral festivals, with additional shows to be announced soon.
Mar. 23 - Denver, CO - Hi-Dive (Album Release Show)
Apr. 20 - Denver, CO - Lion's Lair
Apr. 26 - Denver, CO - Bar Bar
May 26 - Joshua Tree, CA - Stoned and Dusted Festival
Jun. 29 - Denver, CO - Electric Funeral Fest
Press for GREEN DRUID:
"GREEN DRUID aren't just purveyors of doom; they're also genuine devotees of the genre and its disparate pockets. And with Ashen Blood, the band is both paying homage to sounds they love and also making an effort to continue the expansion of doom's big tent..." -- Heavy Blog Is Heavy
"Steady, subterranean, and filthy clean, GREEN DRUID duskily flows with the drone of a thousand rusty amps through the cracks and pores of forgotten, ancient crypts... a darkly addictive monster of shadow riffs and deep, earthen tones of sacred blood. This is doom, and it is mighty." -- Heavy Planet
"...one of the most redeeming records of the year so far... I was fully sold into this whole GREEN DRUID thing once the first half of 'Rebirth' kicked in with its Dopethrone-ing burlap thick riffs, loudspeaker vocals, and crystalline wah-pedal flourishes... Ashen Blood has its own occult allure about it that kept me coming back for a listen... Recommended if you like old Electric Wizard, the first Magic Circle, Ice Dragon, and such." -- Grizzly Butts
"It does not seem at all like a coincidence that GREEN DRUID has been plucked from an emergent underground in Denver, Colorado, to release Ashen Blood on Earache Records. One of heavy metal's most historically celebrated imprints has a history of landmarks in terms of riffy fare - ... Sleep's Holy Mountain chief among them but by no means the only one; albums from Cathedral, Iron Monkey, Fudge Tunnel, Deadbird and Hour Of 13 come to mind - and even if it's not the style for which Earache is chiefly known, GREEN DRUID represent well the core values of modern stoner-doom idolatry, a nodder like 'Dead Tree' rolling itself forward slowly but not without a fluid drive." -- The Obelisk
"GREEN DRUID is more than just some music; it's an expression of its times and a way to deal with the world for the members involved... You can taste the stoner roots in the full, hazy sound of the band and comparisons to the mighty Trouble are therefore not so strange, though I'd add the great Cathedral to that mix." -- Strange Aeons
"The music is foreboding and enveloping, like hiking hours into the forest and realizing you're a little too stoned to find your way back. No matter which way you turn, everything is green..." -- Alternative Control
"Embracing sounds that are massive in scale and forcing you to revel in riff after riff, these weed Olympians are going to turn it up until you can't take the sheer volume any longer. Mysterious and ever growing, this is what doom metal is all about." -- Two Guys Metal Reviews
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