Chicagoland’s psychedelic sludge masters Faces Of The Bog will officially release “Ego Death” through DHU Records this coming September 22nd, 2017.
Initially conceived in a dingy rehearsal space in Humboldt Park during the fall of 2011, Faces of The Bog fast became a celebrated secret following the initial self-release of debut album “Ego Death” late last year.
Produced and engineered by the band and Sanford Parker (Voivod, Yob, Wreckmeister Harmonies, Bloodiest) at Electrical Audio and Decade Music Studios, “Ego Death” hit pretty damn hard for an independent offering. Released digitally and on CD in October 2016, Metal Injection was quick to praise its “existential ride of psychedelic waves and auras and collection of bangin’ sludge jams.”
“It’s truly amazing these days when an underground band from a US city like Chicago can release an album completely on their own,” explains guitarist/vocalist Trey Wedgeworth. “We’ve been amazed and humbled by the feedback we’ve received all over the world. Fans from places like Germany, Norway, Portugal, Brazil, Australia, and Russia have all reached out to us to give their kind words to what we’re doing.”
It was while playing a handful of shows last year with pacific north-westerners Mother Crone that the band was introduced to the work of Netherland-based record label, DHU Records.
“Mother Crone ran into some transportation issues while out on tour and we were fortunate enough to be able to help some good dudes in need,” says Wedgeworth. “They more than repaid the favour by putting us in touch with Robert Black at DHU Records. DHU is a DIY label that releases limited edition vinyl packages for some of the heaviest bands in underground music today, so we quickly forged a great relationship and are completely ecstatic that he’s now re-releasing Ego Death on vinyl.”
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