ICE DRAGON, the Boston, Mass. awe-inspiring hybrid of dark doom metal and 70’s epic metal/space rock, are releasing three of their albums through Quebec-based label PRC MUSIC, in 2014.
ICE DRAGON integrate a phantasmagoria of heavy psych-drone to the BLACK SABBATH inspired sludgy riffs, bluesy early 70’s axe work and modern stoner doom riffing “à la ELECTRIC WIZARD”. This formula makes for an even eerier descent into the mouth of ritualistic madness. It’s a winning combination.
Here is what the band had to say about the re-issues:
“Ice Dragon is excited to ally with PRC Music. Some of our best work has unfortunately never received a physical release, and PRC, being the good, music-loving people that they are, wanted to rectify that, for which we are grateful. We’ve made an underground name for the band primarily by giving away all our music for free online. While that won’t change, as music nerds from way back, we venerate the physical artifact of albums—be it vinyl, CD, or cassette—and have probably downloaded approximately zero albums between us. Funny when you think about it. Many thanks to PRC Music for spreading the disease”
“I love doom, and BLACK SABBATH basically kept me alive and sane for close to 40 years. I’m therefore naturally and completely addicted to the sounds of ICE DRAGON. These albums are absolutely beautiful. But do not expect an easy listening session; they are demanding. There is that dark “je ne sais quoi” about the music that is completely mesmerizing. I sure hope people will get what it’s all about. I am proud to make these albums finally available on CD. ICE DRAGON deserve it.” says label owner Rémi Coté about PRC MUSIC re-issues.
“The Burl, The Earth, The Aether”, “The Sorrowful sun” and the “Tome of the Future Ancients” will all be re-issued in both CD and digital format during the course of 2014.
You can listen to a sample from the album right below.
Listen to ‘Hexagon Riders’ here: