Bi-coastal black metal / hard rock band Eerie will release a self-titled debut album on July 29th via Tee Pee Records. Featuring a monster mash of musicians including guitarist Tim Lehi (Draugar, Twilight), bassist Dave Sweetapple (Witch), drummer Moses Saarni (Futur Skullz) and vocalist Shane Baker (Pins of Light, Alaric), Eerie plays haunting, biting metal.
Recorded in Oakland, California’s Earhammer Audio by producer Greg Wilkinson (Graves at Sea, Vastum), the record delivers a lycanthropic lashing.
“I’ve known Tim for a long time through the art / tattoo world and he’s done graphics for Witch,” comments Sweetapple. “Then a few years ago we worked together on a music project called Vardlokk, along with Grutle from Enslaved. Ever since that happened we had been talking about doing another band without knowing a specific direction to go. One day he sent me a bunch of phone recorded demo ideas that he and Moe (drummer) were playing around with. The structure was fairly black metal in parts, as well as the style of the guitar and drums. While being a fan of much early black metal, that style is not something that comes naturally to me when playing. Similar to the Witch songs, I figured out a bunch of ‘Scooby Doo-style’ bass lines and flew to Oakland to start recording the full length with Greg Wilkinson. The basics were recorded for almost a year before Shane came along and added the vocals. Once that happened it moved well away from the black metal realm with vocals that were quite clear and in my opinion, some sort of channeling of early Killing Joke style mixed with his other band Pins of Light. We are all pretty pleased with how it turned out.”
The “Eerie” album features inhuman album art by tattoo artist (and guitarist) Tim Lehi, who has previously commissioned works for High On Fire, Leviathan, Saviours, and more. The track listing is as follows:
1.) Hideous Serpent
3.) Master of Creation
4.) Immortal Rot
5.) Blood Drinkers