Pale Horsemen join the show to talk about the new record and answer fan submitted questions from our live chat room. We play new music from Pale Horsemen, Zakk Sabbath, SARCATOR, Arcanum Sanctum, Alter Idem, Hatefulmurder, Six Feet Under, Empyrean Fire, Gravehuffer, Jason Aaron Wood, Shitload, MACABRE, KHEMMIS, THESE BEASTS, En Minor, Killer Be Killed, Malus Dextra / Egans Rats (Battle Of The bands Winners!), Bliss Of Flesh, Bloodsoaked Necrovoid, BÖNDBREAKR, Dead Head, Electric Hydra, HORDE OF HEL (swe), Kilter, Kromheim, Madrost
1 - Black Sabbath/The Wizard/Wasp / Behind the Wall of Sleep / NIB - Zakk Sabbath
2 - The Zach Moonshine Intro
3 - Abyssal Angel - SARCATOR
4 - The Quest - Arcanum Sanctum
5 - Fragments of Consciousness - Alter Idem
6 - The Philosopher (Death Cover) - Hatefulmurder
7 - Amputator/Midnight in Hell - Six Feet Under
8 - Pale Horseman Interview featuring Tundra/Scourge/Archangel
9 - Gathering Storm/Corruption - Empyrean Fire
10 - Ghost Dance/Demon Face/Destroyer Of Worlds - Gravehuffer
11 - Sycophant - Jason Aaron Wood
12 - Wait A Fucking Minute - Shitload
13 - The Lake Of Fire - MACABRE
14 - Down in a Hole - KHEMMIS
15 - Sickman - THESE BEASTS
16 - On The Floor/Dead Can't Dance - En Minor
17 - DECONSTRUCTING SELF-DESTRUCTION - Killer Be Killed
18 - Your Disease - Malus Dextra / Egans Rats
19 - Genesis - Bliss Of Flesh
20 - Perverted Astral Intoxication for a Death Incar - Bloodsoaked Necrovoid
21 - COP ROCK [featuring Jake Roussel] - BÖNDBREAKR
22 - Heavy Metal Thunder - Dead Head
23 - Blackened Eyes - Electric Hydra
24 - Death Division Status - HORDE OF HEL (swe)
25 - FROM THE CAVES OF THE QURAM - Kilter
26 - Storm Of The Gods - Kromheim
27 - Impossible Dreams/Pulverized - Madrost
Listen to the full show below!
Listen to the interview alone on YouTube!
For fans of: GODFLESH, Conan, Obituary, Neurosis, With The Dead, Autopsy, Hooded Menace, Bongripper, Inter Arma, Swarm Of The Lotus, Entombed, Earthride, Crowbar, Sepultura, Derketa, Faces Of The Bog, These Beasts, Huntsmen, Making Ghosts, Deepspacepilots, Scientist, Carcass, GODFLESH!
There’s something about the harsh urban landscapes of Chicago that makes it a breeding ground for sludgy doom metal. Indian, Bongripper, The Atlas Moth, Ledge ... and that’s just for starters. Another, lesser known name but equally deserving of the spotlight are Pale Horseman , who have been prolific yet consistent in high quality since 2012. Their fifth album, For Dust Thou Art, continues the band’s tradition of mixing high-grade misanthropy with apocalyptic visions, and a taste for thundering riffs and rhythms.
Things kick off in magnificent fashion via “Tundra”, with the heaviness of Entombed joining the grandiosity of Mastodon ’s sludgy past or Neurosis ’ present. Jason Schryver is a powerhouse on drums, driving each song forward at a pace that forces every neck to bend. His three co-conspirators work in almost hypnotic harmony as an array of beautiful melodies (“Disenchanter”), resounding Godflesh -esque riffs (“Archangel”), and thick, intricate bass playing (“Archangel”). The vocals - shared between Eric Ondo and Andre ‘Flesh’ Almaraz - also vary, interweaving a melodic sneer and strained howl echoing into the abyss.
The whole package sounds immaculate, as is par for the course - this is a band whose previous records have been engineered by some of their biggest influences, including Dennis Pleckham (Bongripper), Noah Landis (Neurosis) and Justin Broadrick (Godflesh) , with the current one by Sanford Parker (Buried At Sea) . Each of the six slabs has its own identity, and by the time the record finishes, it feels fresh enough to flip over back to Side A and start again.
While Pale Horseman may seem a young foal, its members have been around in bands for more than twenty years. With this experience, the result is a record that guarantees you are in good hands if you need a dose of sludge-coated doom to get you through difficult times.
Pale Horseman are:
Rich Cygan - Bass (ex-Couldron)
Jason Schryver - Drums (Making Ghosts)
Eric Ondo - Guitars, Vocals (ex-Couldron, ex-Maimed, Johnny Vomit)
Andre Almaraz - Guitars, Vocals (Deepspacepilots, ex-Abortus, ex-Couldron, ex-Souls Demise, ex-Dogflesh)