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Black Tar Prophet: Deafen

Feedback-sodden, instrumental bass and drum duo, BLACK TAR PROPHET, rattles the teeth right out of your face with a premiere of “Ring Of Buzzards,” currently streaming at Cvlt Nation.

The chest-cavingly heavy number comes by way of the band’s fittingly titled Deafen full-length, set for release via Domestic Genocide Records next month. A brazenly raw bombardment of sludgy, tar-thick bass riffing, battering drum work and fuzzy, noise-strewn, distortion meant to be played at strategically loud volumes, Deafen’s nine tracks were recorded live with Max Otworth (Lysura, Venality) at Sonic Hex Recording Compound and are guaranteed to cause major structural damage to your dwelling upon first listen.

Gushes Cvlt Nation: “BLACK TAR PROPHET is the motherfucking shit, and their soon-to-be released album, Deafen … will have you addicted. This sludge duo bring way more than just the heavy, they bring heavy blues that will speak to the deep, dark caves of your soul.”

Open your ears to the “Ring Of Buzzards,” now playing HERE.

And if you missed it, don’t forget to check out scathing opening track, “Dethroned,” streaming at THIS LOCATION.

In related, BLACK TAR PROHETisms, the Tennessee pair will impose their vibrations on local ears with a handful of live abrasions. More shows to be announced in the weeks to come.

BLACK TAR PROPHET Live:
4/25/2014 Springwater – Nashville, TN w/ Destroyer Of Light, Widower, Sovereign
5/03/2014 TBA – Evansville, IN w/ Gorgantherron
7/03/2014 Springwater – Nashville,TN w/ Fister, Forest Of Tygers, Sheep Shifter

BLACK TAR PROPHET was spawned in 2011 in Nashville by Greg Swinehart, then on drums, and former guitarist Mark Owen with a simple desire to record low quality demos of heavy riffs in Greg’s living room. The pair eventually left the living room jam sessions and recorded their debut LP, Note To Nod. Tracked and mastered in Swinehart’s shed, the record features one gargantuan forty-two-minute track of girthy riffs, feedback and hostility. Following a short live excursion, Owen fled the band for personal reasons. Swinehart moved to bass and recruited drummer Erik Dever. Their enormous volume efforts proved effective and in 2012 the band joined forces with Atlanta sludge bringers, Crawl, for a split CD. The following year the band performed upwards of sixty shows throughout the Southern and Midwest regions, deafening unsuspecting ears one decibel at a time. In 2014, no one is safe.

Deafen will be available on April 19th via Domestic Genocide. Preorder your copy at THIS LOCATION.

Black Tar Prophet
Black Tar Prophet

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