Well we made it. It's the extended Easter weekend and what better way for me to start than with some instrumental doom metal, courtesy of Megalodoom. Their debut EP Indian Jones And The Temple of Doom was released in late 2013 digitally and on tape via Dutch label Tartarus Records and the best new doom label in the UK, Dry Cough Records. The tape comes housed in a swish, screen-printed light blue case and inside the dark blue cassette comes with a free download code.
Megalodoom themselves come from Nottingham and feature current and ex-members of Bismuth, Diet Pills, Jesus of Spazzareth, Huffin Paint and Year of The Flood, plus many more. They chose to go down the instrumental route when they couldn't find a suitable vocalist.
1. Indiana Jones And The Temple of Grief
2. Vodka Slugs
3. Super Pursuit Mode
4. Kali Ma, Shakti De
The thing that always inspires me about doom and sludge is that underneath the vocals, there’s always plenty of great musicianship to get immersed in. Thankfully then, Megalodoom are instrumental so you can dive straight into it. They kick things off with the EP title track and straight away, it’s pure riff worship. It really is immersive music and having the longest song at the start really gets the listener involved early on.
Stream it all on Megalodoom's band camp page here:-
You can buy the EP both digitally and on tape from Megalodoom above.
You can also buy it from Dry Cough on tape here - http://drycoughrecords.bigcartel.com
Physical tapes have sold out from Tartarus Records.
Megalodoom Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Megalodoom
Dry Cough Records Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/DryCoughRecords
Tartarus Records Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/TartarusRecords