Thursday, 8 January 2015

The Sludgelord News: Bedemon (early Pentagram): Child of Darkness to See Reissue

Archival Recordings From America's First Doom Band To Be Released February 24th

Relapse Records is proud to announce the official re-release of BEDEMON's archival recordings, Child of Darkness. Widely considered America's first doom metal band,BEDEMON formed in 1973 and consisted of original Pentagram members Randy Palmer, Geof O'Keefe, and Bobby Liebling. The group was an offshoot of Pentagram, with a darker and doomier tone. BEDEMON recorded various sessions spanning from 1973-1979 which are being made available once again after being out-of-print for over 10 years.
Child of Darkness will be made available on CD/LP on February 24th. Pre-Orders are available HERE while the title track is available for listening via YouTube HERE and via Soundcloud HERE.

Additionally, the release includes extensive liner notes from original members Mike Matthews and Geof O'Keefe and is a must for fans of Pentagram or traditional doom metal. BEDEMON's Child of Darkness is truly a crucial glimpse into the nihilistic minds that gave birth to an entire genre!

Bedemon is:

Randy Palmer (deceased), visionary songwriter and guitarist
Mike Matthews, bass and lead guitars
Geof O'Keefe, drums and lead guitar
Bobby Liebling, lead vocals

Preorder here

Source: Relapse Records

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