Captured Howls is currently streaming Chapters, the debut full length from Akron, Ohio-based doom/sludge metal dealers RADIAN. The premiere comes on the eve of record’s official release.
Like matter in space knows no gravity; like the thunder above that shakes the Earth below, RADIAN — featuring former members of Fistula, Rue, and Sofa King Killer — exists unbound. Recorded by Dave Johnson aka Big Metal Dave (Midnight, Axioma, Brain Tentacles) at Bad Back Studio in Cleveland, Ohio and mixed and mastered by Sean Sullivan (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beck) at Sound By Sully in Los Angeles, California, Chapters is at once gargantuan sounding and unsettling delivering five heaving tracks of relentless, hardcore-infused, doom sludge.
Champions Captured Howls of the release, “listeners get to experience soul-crushing doom and subtly catchy heavy metal riffing right alongside one another.”
Read more and stream Chapters, exclusively via Captured Howls, at THIS LOCATION.
Chapters will be self-released digitally on February 6th. Find preorders at THIS LOCATION.
RADIAN will play a pair of local shows in the coming weeks with additional live performances to be announced soon. Stay alert.
2/29/2020 Buzzbin Art & Music Shop – Canton, OH w/ Almost Honest, Pseudoptics
3/13/2020 The Matinee – Akron, OH
RADIAN — the standard unit of angular measure — was forged in the winter of 2017 when bassist Chris Chiera (ex-Sofa King Killer) and guitarist Mike Burns (ex-Rue) united, experimenting with ideas that would swell into the core of RADIAN’s planet rupturing sound. With the addition of drummer Jeff Sullivan (ex-Fistula) and vocalist Jeff Fahl (ex-Rue), RADIAN entered Bad Back Studio in October of 2019 and recorded their debut, Chapters.
“…roaring sludge metal that fans of High On Fire and early Mastodon should probably feast their ears on.” — BrooklynVegan