Bell Witch, Primitive Man & BLK OPS

Parade of Flesh presents . . .

Bell Witch, Primitive Man & BLK OPS

Cognizant

Friday, November 17, 2017

8:00 pm

Ridglea Room

Fort Worth, TX

$15

This event is all ages

Bell Witch
Bell Witch
With their third full-length album, “Mirror Reaper,” Seattle’s doom metal duo BELL WITCH have created a truly enormous work – one continuous 83-minute piece unfolding as a single track. The album will be released on October 20th by Profound Lore Records.

Engineered and mixed by veteran producer Billy Anderson (Swans, Sleep, Neurosis), the duo of Dylan Desmond (bass, vocals) and Jesse Shreibman (drums, vocals, organ) have pushed the band’s sound further than it’s ever gone before. While retaining the monolithic heaviness of their previous releases, “Mirror Reaper” sees the band explore the more meditative, melancholy, and introspective aspects to their sound through the introduction of long, lonely organ passages and the return of honorary BELL WITCH member, vocalist Erik Moggridge (Aerial Ruin), offering a prominent presence.

Formed by Desmond and ex-drummer/vocalist Adrian Guerra, BELL WITCH released their first self-titled demo in 2011 and partnered with Profound Lore Records for their debut album, “Longing,” in 2012. The duo’s second LP, the acclaimed “Four Phantoms” (2015) was recognized as one of doom metal’s triumphs of the year. The band extensively toured in North America and Europe, securing notable festival appearances (Roadburn, Basilica Soundscape, Sled Island, Psycho CA).

On the themes surrounding the concept and lyrics of “Mirror Reaper” the band state:

“The title ‘Mirror Reaper’ is indicative of the Hermetic axiom ‘As Above, So Below,’ written with two sides to form one whole. The song is both its own and its reflection, as an opposite is whole only with its contrary. Our focus as a band has always been the perception of ghosts and the implied archetype of the dichotomy of life/death therein. ‘Mirror Reaper’ is a continuation of that concept.

During the writing process we were devastated by the loss of our dear friend and former drummer, Adrian Guerra. In love and respect to his memory, we reserved an important yet brief section in the song for him that features unused vocal tracks from our last album. This specific movement serves as a conceptual turn in the piece, or point of reflection. We believe he would be proud of it as well.

‘Mirror Reaper’ was the first collaborative writing project with the new line up, and Adrian's death during it brought extra emotional weight. We sought to match the complexity and weight of these events within the composition of the piece.”
Primitive Man
Primitive Man
Denver, Colorado's Primitive Man was formed in February of 2012 by Ethan Lee McCarthy, Jonathan Campos, and Bennet Kennedy (current and former members of Withered, Clinging To The Trees of A Forest Fire, Death of Self and Reproacher).

In October of 2012 they recorded their debut LP "Scorn" at Flatline Audio with Dave Otero (Cephalic Carnage, Cobalt, Catheter, CTTTOAFF). Scorn was released a collaboration between Throatruiner and Mordgrimm Records. After the release of "Scorn" the band parted ways with Kennedy and recruited Isidro "Spy" Soto to take over on drums. The band also self-released a three-song EP in February titled P/M.

Primitive Man unleashed a filthy, malignant maelstrom of blackened doom on their debut album 'Scorn. Thrillingly misanthropic in their approach, Primitive Man drench their post-apocalyptic vision of the world in waves of feedback, pummeling guitars and hopelessly frightening vocals. If a bright end of summer record is what you're in need of, run as fast as you can from Primitive Man's 'Scorn'—this is grade-a hateful, soul-annihilating music of the darkest order. Dubbed a " totally malignant sounding record and one that will consume you whole if you're not careful," by Cvlt Nation, commended for merging "the oppressive weight of doom with the misanthropic bile of black metal" by Blabbermouth and called, "the best worst thing that has ever happened to you," in an 8/10 review from Metal Hammer, 'Scorn' finds Primitive Man celebrating a slow-roasted apocalypse through seven suffocating hymns of hatred, disease and sonic deviance.

In June of 2013, Primitive Man signed to Relapse Records. Relapse will reissue Scorn in the summer. Primitive Man will tour the US in July-August with Reproacher.
Venue Information:
Ridglea Room
6025 Camp Bowie Blvd
Fort Worth, TX, 76116
http://www.ridgleatheater.com/