For lovers of fuzz and all things stoner rock, Toronto's Sun Below is releasing their self-titled concept album on November 19th, which is a culmination of the journey the band has taken since the release of their debut EP back in 2018.
Today, the trio has teamed up with Doomed & Stoned for the album's exclusive full stream premiere HERE .
“Sun Below” is a fully formed concept around the central figure of the record, the Holy Drifter. The listener is transported through various points in time in not only the Drifter’s life but in the history of his mountain shrine atop the Chronwall, as he struggles to find the meaning in his erratic, herb-induced visions. The story of the album is not completely linear, so the listener will drift in and out of timelines and alternate realities while experiencing the crushing weight and groove of the music. The band shares their thoughts on the album:
“We are beyond Sativa stoked to be releasing our self-titled debut LP after months of rehearsing, recording, and self-producing. We feel this album represents all the elements that embody our style; crushing doom, infectious grooves, big riffs, driving bass, earth-shattering drums, and experimental vocals. The album balances long burning, crushing doom with raw, up-tempo heavy rock and exploratory instrumental jams to present a vast sonic landscape.”
The album is a journey through time, space, and the limits of sonic power. Musically, it combines fuzzed-out grooves, punishing volume, and moments of spaced-out clarity which make for a fully immersive journey. With a run time of well over an hour, the album is meant to transport the listener across worlds and time, while traversing a vast landscape of heavy sounds.
The band was formed in 2017 out of a collective desire to follow the riff, jam, and explore vast sonic landscapes. They have previously released three EPs: Black Volume EP (2018), Black Volume II EP (2019), and Black Volume III EP (2019).
Fans of big riffs, fuzzed-out guitars, crushing drums, and driving bass will not be disappointed in this record. Those with an interest in Electric Wizard, Red Fang, and Kyuss should prepare to tune down, smoke up, play loud, and burn out.
The album will be available on November 19, 2021.
Album pre-order at Sunbelow.bandcamp.com .
1. Chronwall Neanderthal - 4:34
2. Holy Drifter - 14:24
3. Shiva Sativa - 4:11
4. Green Visions - 5:56
5. Bong Psalm - 3:56
6. Kinetic Kief - 4:24
7. Doom Stick - 3:35
8. Twin Worlds - Part I & II - 18:00
9. Solar Burnout - 14:24
Album Length: 1:11:28
Album Band Line Up:
Jason Craig – Guitars and Lead Vocals
Will Adams – Drums and Backing Vocals
Garrison Thordarson – Bass and Backing Vocals
Live Band Line Up:
Jason Craig – Guitars and Lead Vocals
Will Adams – Drums and Vocals
Liam Gray - Bass
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Sun Below is a heavy stoner/doom power trio from Toronto. Playing a signature brand of self-described Sativa rock, a combination of fuzz, volume, and heavy grooves, Sun Below seeks to spread their infectious, rollicking sound to the masses.
Starting as a humble seedling in 2018, the trio formed with a desire to create heavy rock with stoner/doom elements in a groovy Sabbath style, and through constant improvisation, the material is grown organically first with the music and then with the lyrics.
Engaging, extended tracks compiled with a crushing amount of volume touch on topics including cannabis, the occult, Lovecraft, unexplained occurrences, the infiniteness of space and the Holy Drifter. Even at length, each track is an exceptional sonic journey through space and time. Inviting their listeners to get into the groove and the headspace of the music, Sun Below is the perfect combination of a mellow trip with an energetic Sativa boost.
The trio of Jason Craig (guitars/vocals), Garrison Thordarson (bass/backing vocals) and Will Adams (drums/backing vocals) specialize in loose, long burning jams that worship at the altar of tone, riffs, and smoke, but also brim with raw bombastic heavy metal rock to keep the energy up high. Smoke up, tune down, play loud, burnout.
Still relatively new, but reaching towards the light and maturation, Sun Below have been hard at work sharing the stage with the likes of Black Mastiff and Chron Goblin; releasing three EPs: Black Volume EP (2018); Black Volume EP II (2019); Black Volume EP III (2019) and a music video into the haze. With a new stoner sun set to rise in 2021, the power trio will release their first full-length debut on November 19th to keep the fuzzy momentum going.