Hear the advanced stream of the ‘Cloud Covered‘ album now at CVLT NATION!
“Over the course of ten tracks, the band reworks classic songs from Elton John to Nirvana plus many more. Giving all of the covers the heavy down-tuned treatment that will put a smile on your face and make you say CLOUDS really do TASTE SATANIC!” – Cvlt Nation
As promised, the instrumental post-doom quartet CLOUDS TASTE SATANIC returns this month with its seventh full-length album, ‘CLOUD COVERED‘. Due to release this Friday, March 19, 2021, the new record features covers of tunes that have had a profound influence on the band but are not necessarily from the Metal/Doom genre.
Portions of the album were previewed in ‘The Satanic Singles Series‘, which released its first of four parts on November 6, 2020, featuring “Funeral For A Friend” b/w “Also Sprach Zarathustra“. Three more singles were released in December, January, and February, leading up to the full-length ‘Cloud Covered‘ album, which has two additional tunes not released in the Series.
‘Cloud Covered‘ Tracklist:
“Funeral For A Friend” (Elton John)
“Behind The Wall Of Sleep” (Black Sabbath)
“If You Doom Me Now” (Chicago)
“Sleeping On The Roof” (Flaming Lips)
“Also Sprach Zarathustra” (2001)
“Not Fragile” / “Free Wheelin’” (Bachman Turner Overdrive)
“Cecilia Ann” / “Rock Music” (Pixies)
“Auf Wiedersehen” (Cheap Trick)
“In The Flesh?” / “One Of These Days” (Pink Floyd)
Check out the video for “If You Doom Me Now”:
Without a doubt, these covers are heavier than the originals, but not necessarily doomier. After six full-length albums (including a double) of original instrumental doom, ‘Cloud Covered’ is a way for the band to change up the pace both for themselves and their supporters. Still fully instrumental but with songs well under the 20-minute mark, these songs make for a somewhat different CLOUDS TASTE SATANIC listening experience.
The songs included in ‘Cloud Covered‘ were engineered and mixed by Ben Rice at Degraw Sound in Brooklyn and mastered by Alan Douches (High On Fire, Converge, Mastodon) at West West Side Music. The ‘Cloud Covered’ artwork is original pieces done by Alexandre Goulet, whose graphic design work has graced numerous metal records including every album by Dopethrone. Be Heavy or Be Doomed…
CLOUDS TASTE SATANIC formed in Brooklyn, New York in 2013. These Post-Doom instrumentalists have steadily built a reputation as one of the few truly great DIY riff-heavy underground bands playing today. Patiently and deliberately developing a unique sound that melds riff-dominated Stoner Rock with Heavy Doom, their live show is a multi-sensory atmospheric display, offering a true experience and companion to their albums.
In 2014, the band released its debut album, To Sleep Beyond the Earth. The debut, along with sophomore album Your Doom Has Come (2015), third album Dawn of the Satanic Age (2016), fourth full-length The Glitter of Infinite Hell (2017), and their most recent releases Evil Eye and Second Sight (both in 2019). All have received praise from such illustrious publications as Decibel Magazine, as well as across the internet and social media via CVLT Nation, Doomed & Stoned, The Sludgelord, Invisible Oranges, and many, many more. The band celebrated its fifth anniversary in 2018 by releasing In Search of Heavy, a four-CD Box Set of their complete discography from 2014-2018. We have no doubt that this band has only just begun to stoke the flames of perdition…
CLOUDS TASTE SATANIC:
Steve Scavuzzo – Guitar
Rob Halstead – Bass
Greg Acampora – Drums
Brian Bauhs – Guitar
Praise for “Funeral For A Friend” from The Satanic Singles Series:
“Both tracks, you’ll be happy to hear, translate elegantly to the medium of instrumental post-doom, thanks to a brilliant arrangement by Clouds Taste Satanic, with every detail, every phrase performed with a deft touch.” – Doomed & Stoned
“The song is gloomy and majestic as hell with heavy doomed out riffs that are played at a cool slow pace. The song is quite emotional and it has to be. A stunning cover that demands your undivided attention.” – Outlaws Of The Sun
“What is striking is how a song with a very sad substratum can, through expert hands, be played with a whole new and exquisitely rock warmth and sound color, a red-hot, epic retro rock, delicate and powerful in the same way, making it literally explode, exhuming it without losing the sense of melancholy, to make it an incendiary song.” – The Pit Of The Damned
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