From the album entitled 'Dead Star' release date of February 10, 2021
DayGlo Mourning - Dead Star
February 12, 2021
"The name DAYGLO MOURNING could be the brand of a lava lamp from the 1970’s. If you can imagine the heavy, thick movements of that fluorescent, languorous liquid suspended in some other liquid — yeah, this band sounds like that looks. The band has stated that they are devoted to exploring sound that “transcends the ear and reaches the soul. Sounds that take hold of and manipulate the subconscious, manifesting in the uncontrollable need to rock and sway to the rhythm being offered.” Listening to “Dead Star,” that’s an apt description." - Metal Temple
DRIFT INTO BLACK - PATTERNS OF LIGHT
MAY 28, 2021
"DRIFT INTO BLACK is a doom metal band from New Jersey, formed in 2017. The mastermind behind the project is Craig Rossi, formerly of the band GREY SKIES FALLEN. Craig has been prolific with his band as “Patterns of Light,” is the third full length album since 2018. In addition, an EP was released in 2017. “Patterns of Light,” is an album of variety. While there is no doubt this is firmly within the doom genre, I like how it doesn’t stick to any particular type of doom. With doom being made up of even more subgenres, having this type of variety helps keep the album constantly fresh and always emotionally heavy and moving." - Metal Temple
LEAGUE OF CORRUPTION - Something in the Water
June 12, 2020
Doom groove metal laden hard rock with a twist of southern sludge from the men of Vancouver, BC, Canada. "They are men of the earth, unwilling to bend to the mores of society and instead leaning ever deeper into the madness of our modern age. Instead they are crafting a gut punch of southern metal." - Two Guys Metal Reviews
GRAVEHUFFER - NecroEclosion
January 15, 2020
This album is one of the most anticipated releases in the history of Black Doomba Records. "Gravehuffer present us with a truly brilliant offering of extreme music. The band seamlessly manage to blend sludge, crust punk, death metal, thrash, doom and grind-core to make something completely unique. The constant blending of styles, the raw aggression of the album, the use of three vocalists, as well as guest cameos from well known guitarists make for a captivating listen. No two songs sound the same and no one track sounds the same throughout, you cannot get bored with this release." - Cave Dweller Music
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Sludge Laden Doom Metal with a Touch of Crust
Gravehuffer has crafted their sound into an other-wordly amalgamation of Crust, Punk, Metal, Grindcore, and unapologetic down-tuned Sludge-laden Doom. "Yep, you get a bit of Punk, some Crust, a dash of Grind, a nice serving of NWOBHM type stuff, a little bit of leaden Doom can be present...heck you name it, they mix it all together in one big fat METAL boiling pot and the result is rather a tasty offering to say the least. ...Put simply, Gravehuffer are Metal as fuck, and that, good people, is a fact." - The Metal Wanderlust
LEAGUE OF CORRUPTION
Hard Rock-Groove Metal-Southern Sludge
League of Corruption are a hard rocking groove metal band emerging from the primordial ooze of the Vancouver heavy music scene. The band crafts a sound that fuses classics like Lynyrd Skynyrd and modern icons such as Corrosion of Conformity. This leads to a southern tinged assault. Suffice it to say, League of Corruption like their metal groovy and their beers cold. It all ties into the band's ambitious vision. Although they're a Canadian band, you'd swear they came right out of the Nola or Atlanta sludge scenes.
CULT OF SORROW
Traditional Doom-Hard Rock
Cult of Sorrow is a doom metal band from Cincinnati, Ohio inspired by early heavy metal in it's most primal format. "Cult of Sorrow sounds like Black Sabbath as fronted by Deep Purple’s Ian Gillan. Yes, such a collaboration resulted in the oddity known as Born Again in 1983, but the Cincinnati group has a much more 70s approach in mind. Comparisons could also be made to traditional doom revivalists like Hour of 13 and Briton Rites as the guitar tone is somewhere between retro fuzz and a dark crunch, while the occult lyrics are delivered by a mid-range vocal that opts for melody without sounding too operatic or melodramatic." - Chris Latta, Indy Metal Vault
"DayGlo Mourning. With gritty vocals from Jerimy McNeil (bass) and Joseph Mills (guitar), and instruments (Ray Miner – drums) that sound as though they were recorded through thick mud, this Atlanta band is here to bring you down with hefty riffs. Three of their songs can be found on the ‘Rope Enough For Two‘ split with Bludy Gyres." - The Metal Wanderlust
Sci-Fi Blues Doom
Negative Wall lyrically explores 60's sci-fi tv shows and blends that with descriptions of older times in polarized storytelling. When you mix that with blues inspired riffs done as slow metal, with a touch of psychedelia, then you get a unique offering with a mostly doom metal feel from this trio.
TOMMY STEWART'S DYERWULF
"Tommy Stewart's Dyerwulf is touted as doom metal, but I can see listeners of industrial and depressive suicidal black metal appreciating them as much as doom metal fans, perhaps even more so. The dank ambience and banausic monotone has a certain despondent attraction all its own; while some may initially find it too plodding and redundant, something about the grievous presentation of these songs beguiles you to stay. Whether it’s Stewart’s ghostly vocal style, or that he and Vogt recorded the entire album live, or that the material has such a basic and bare bones sensibility. Or it’s more likely that all these attributes joined together beget an apocalyptic style that has more in common with what it would be long after a catastrophic event that wiped out every living creature on earth and nothing was left in all the world except decaying structures and charred landscapes." - Autoeroticashyxium Zine
Traditional and Progressive Doom
"Rather than concentrate on monotonously slow sluggish music that is full of feedback and growling vocals, Bludy Gyres takes a more classic approach to doom metal. Like early British doom metal bands such as Black Sabbath the music is bass heavy however the band threw the power trio book out of the window and incorporates elements of early British Prog such one might hear in the music of King Crimson." - Terry Cuyler, Taste Nation
A look at Black Doomba Records
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The label officially started January 1st 2018 and time will reveal the growth of the label. There are three to four releases per year, including a compilation, with emphasis on promotion and awareness of doom metal artists.
Artist submission at firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions will be reviewed. If you don't get a response it's not that we didn't like you, it's that for one or more of several reasons you didn't fit the label profile at the time. You're welcome to submit again at a later date.
Quote from a BDR Facebook post in answer to a musician asking, What can a label do for bands nowadays?
"A service is provided to do things that artists could do, but don't get done. What's offered is to invest in an artist to make physical products of a creative type, colored vinyl, limited edition packaging, unusual collectible versions. It's distributed through online sources, independent music stores, and physically at festivals where BDR vends and joins as sponsor (Maryland Doom Fest and Slaughter Que) and promotes the artist through networking and promo agents. Time, money, and energy is spent networking and establishing the best priced manufacturing, promo, and distribution. True, the bands could do all this too. But they often don't, it requires more effort than they can afford, they're understandably busy. Here, the work is done for them."