New York/New Jersey-based brutal death/doom act REEKING AURA – formed by members of Unearthly Trance, Grey Skies Fallen, Buckshot Facelift, Thaetas, Afterbirth, and more – has issued a visualizer video for their gory new single, “Pyramid Shaped Plow/The Caretaker.” The track precedes the band’s debut LP, Blood And Bonemeal, nearing July release through Profound Lore Records.
The devastating and demented Blood And Bonemeal is a concept album centered around the caretaker of a desolate agricultural property and that persons struggles with morbid psychosis. Musically, the band sought to further explore the possibilities of a three-pronged lead guitar team, while the revamped rhythm section held down the bombastic wall of sound.
As with their EP, REEKING AURA again chose to work with well-respected producer Colin Marston at his Menegroth the Thousand Caves studio in Queens, New York, who handled all stages of production on Blood And Bonemeal from tracking to mixing and mastering, with the drums being recorded at Rock N Roll Gas Station Studios on Long Island, New York. The album is completed with artwork by Ion Carchelan.
The second single from Blood And Bonemeal comes writhing forth in the form of a bizarre visualizer for the song “Pyramid Shaped Plow/The Caretaker,” which was created by Craig Rossi.
“Pyramid-Shaped Plow” is brooding and violent, exploring delusions, whereas “The Caretaker” is like the exhausted, dreamy afterglow of a stress induced explosion. This song shows multiple sides of REEKING AURA musically, combined with vocalist Will Smith’s continued evolution, incorporating new vocal styles in this band in addition to the frog-like gutturals he is known for.
Watch REEKING AURA’s “Pyramid Shaped Plow/The Caretaker” video now at THIS LOCATION.
Profound Lore Records will release Blood And Bonemeal on CD and digital platforms on July 29th, with the vinyl version to follow in the Fall. Find current preorder/presave options where “Seed The Size Of A Spider’s Eye” is playing HERE and watch for vinyl updates to post shortly.
REEKING AURA is a death/doom metal band in the old-school tradition, formed by scene veterans from Long Island and New York City. Originally conceived as a project for guitarists Ryan Lipynsky (Unearthly Trance, The Howling Wind) and Rick Habeeb (Grey Skies Fallen, Buckshot Facelift) to share lead duties, the lineup expanded to include additional guitarist Terrell Grannum (Thaetas, Buckshot Facelift), bassist Tom Anderer (Buckshot Facelift, Grey Skies Fallen), vocalist William “Big Will” Smith (Afterbirth, ex-Artificial Brain), and drummer Keith Harris (Afterbirth).
Since releasing their debut three-song Beneath The Canopy Of Compost EP on Parasitic Records in 2020, the band has parted ways amicably with Harris and welcomed Sam Shereck (Blame God, Stabbed) behind the kit. Though unable to perform live during the pandemic, the group used 2020 and 2021 to write and record their debut full-length album, Blood And Bonemeal.
Having recently returned to the stage, REEKING AURA looks forward to fertilizing stages and harvesting crowds wherever possible.