Cvlt Nation has premiered “Eyes of Zamiel,” the first new song from Las Vegas-based doomsters Demon Lung. The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming full-length debut, titled The Hundredth Name. Recorded with Adam Myatt and Billy Anderson (Neurosis, The Melvins, Sleep) with artwork by English illustrator Tom Bates (Vision of Disorder, Amorphis), the conceptual album will be released via Candlelight Records on June 4th.
Click HERE to listen to “Eyes of Zamiel.”
Discussing the song, drummer Jeremy Brenton reveals, “‘Eyes of Zamiel’ is the third song in the album’s storyline and sets up the plot lyrically. As a song, it represents a little of everything that we did on the album with groove in the verses, slower epic parts, and vocal harmonies.” “Eyes of Zamiel” has inspired a limited t-shirt which features an illustration from Juha Voorma (Edge of Sanity, Autopsy, In the Woods). The shirt is available now via the band’s official webstore.
Formed in 2011, Demon Lung self-released the Pareidolia EP (Bandcamp exclusive) in early 2012. “Earthy-yet-horror-themed doom metal,” said Metal Hammer of the release. “One of the best new bands out there,” proclaimed PureGrainAudio. Signing with Candlelight last autumn, the band entered Oakland-based Sharkbite Studios in December. Emerging a few weeks later, the album was turned over to Anderson to work his regarded magic. Songstress Shanda Fredrick comments, “Working with Billy was a dream come true for us. He is a fifth member of the band, a mentor, and all-around awesome friend. He helped us craft something that we are very proud of.”
Demon Lung continues to perform live, building up momentum as the days draw closer to album release. Confirmed upcoming performances are included below. Comments Fredrick, “I am looking forward to playing the new material live. We’ve had some of these songs for a while so it’s great to finally play them in front of an audience. We’re also really excited to play more shows with Castle, a band that we really admire. They are all-around good people so its awesome to hit the road with them even for a few days.”
Demon Lung Live:
- 4/16/2013 The Bunkhouse – Las Vegas, NV w/ Ides of Gemini
- 4/19/2013 The Joint – Los Angeles, CA w/ Crowned by Fire, Behold! the Monolith
- 4/20/2013 Favorites – Las Vegas, NV w/ Ultra Electric Mega Galactic, The Freeks
- 5/09/2013 Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV w/ Cauldron
- 5/30/2013 Hemlock Tavern – San Francisco, CA w/ Castle
- 5/31/2013 Whisky Dicks – S. Lake Tahoe, CA w/ Castle
- 6/01/2013 Doom in June Festival/Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
- 6/02/2013 Pubrock – Scottsdale, AZ w/ Castle
- 10/10/2013 Southwest Terror Fest – Tucson, AZ w/ Ancestors
Demon Lung is vocalist Shanda Fredrick, guitarist Phil Burns, bassist Patrick Warren, and drummer Jeremy Brenton.