Almost 4 years after its initial limited release, Slabdraggers debut opus ïRegressÍ is finally coming back into print on both murky green and acid purple vinyl ahead of their performance at this years Temples Festival. Released to little fanfare back in 2011, Slabdragger have been on somewhat of a rollercoaster ride ever since - playing with Saint Vitus, Church of Misery and Orange Goblin, along with the Supersonic, Desert and Damnation festivals, to collapsed lungs and a split 12î with Meadows on Head of Crom records. Phew.
With the next chapter of the Slabdragger story now just around the corner, along with a plethora of live activity, the timing is perfect to (re)introduce everyone to this gem of cosmic stoner-prog, and make it physically available on coloured vinyl for the first time.
8 songs, clocking in at just under an hour, Slabdragger tackle such topics as epic quests to Nepal to find killer weed, rubbish Roman Centurions, battling huge Octopian creatures and drinking rum, to a soundtrack of huge, lumbering, power-riffage.
With SlabdraggerÍs forthcoming sophomore album to be released on Holy Roar Records later in 2015, this is sure to be the year of the ïdraggerƒ..
For fans of: Sleep, YOB, Electric Wizard, Torche, Floor, Stoner, Doom, BIG RIFFS.
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02. Erroneous Maximus
03. Splice The Mainbrace
04. Iron Vulture
06. Murky Fen
07. Woe Betide
08. Trichome Oddyssey