Pitchfork.com has premiered “Heathen Child,” from Demon Lung’s forthcoming full-length debut. It’s the second song released from The Hundredth Name set for release via Candlelight Records on June 4. The conceptual album was produced by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, The Melvins, Sleep) and features artwork by English illustrator Tom Bates (Vision of Disorder, Amorphis).
Discussing the song, drummer Jeremy Brenton reveals, “‘Heathen Child’ is the fifth track on the record and is definitely one of our favorites to play live. We got the gnarliest guitar tone at the end of that song. It’s the part of the story where our hero, the warlock, kills an unbaptized male child in order to make a flying potion from his fat. Don’t try this at home, especially without a sharp knife.”
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Early reviews of The Hundredth Name are encouraging. Sludgelord.com writes, “The Hundredth Name is a masterpiece from top to toe… this IS doom.” Metal Review says, “This is a band that knows how to make doom metal dramatic,” while Vegas Seven adds, “Demon Lung’s debut record destroys. Literate and lacerating, the ‘Lung breathes real fire.” With the album’s full impact at metal radio nationwide set for this coming Monday, it is an album that will find a rightful place in the collections of doom and metal fans round the globe.
Formed in 2011, Demon Lung self-released Pareidolia in early 2012. The band was dubbed “Earthy-yet-horror-themed doom metal,” by Metal Hammer and, “One of the best new bands out there,” by PureGrainAudio. Signing with Candlelight Records last Autumn, the band featuring vocalist Shanda Fredrick, guitarist Phil Burns, bassist Patrick Warren, with drummer Brenton, entered Oakland-based Sharkbite Studios in mid-December. Emerging a few weeks later, the album was turned over to Billy Anderson to work his mixing magic. Fredrick notes, “Working with Billy was a dream come true for us. He helped us craft something we are very proud of.”
Demon Lung continues to perform live as the album’s release draws near. Confirmed performances are noted below.
Demon Lung Live 2013:
- 5/23/13 Backstage Billards – Las Vegas, NV w/ Kylesa
- 5/30/13 Hemlock Tavern – San Francisco, CA w/ Castle
- 5/31/13 Whiskey Dick’s – South Lake Tahoe, CA w/ Castle
- 6/01/13 Doom in June Fest @ Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV
- 6/02/13 Pubrock – Scottsdale, AZ w/ Castle
- 6/21/13 Kim’s – Riverside, CA w/ Trapped Within Burning Machinery
- 10/19/13 Southwest Terror Fest – Tucson, AZ w/ Ancestors