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Desert of Ghouls (Atmospheric Sludge​/​Doom Metal)

by EREMIT (Germany)

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Mohemian
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Mohemian Hmmm, I have to admit that I am torn with regard to this EP, the band´s second output after their strong Carrier of Weight debut. You can hear that they tried to spice up their dragging doom sound with arhythmic or 70s influenced tunes, but it just is a little bit too foreseeable at times. I can appreciate the underlying story behind their two releases, but I really hope they crank it up a nudge on their next one. Favorite track: Beheading the Innumerous.
breathingsea
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breathingsea The powerful onset of strongly distorted guitars pulls me into the blinding city that stands tall within a sea of sand. This must be the place shrouded in legend only few have ever heard of and only one can reach. EREMIT embody pure poetry of discovery and offer deep lore coated in harsh and sludgy, well executed death-doom. Favorite track: City of Râsh-il-nûm.
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tank_06 "Death will rain down!!!"
Hell yeah Eremit... killer sound, boys.
Dope logo too. Favorite track: Beheading the Innumerous.
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  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      €4.99 EUR  or more

     

  • T-Shirt/Apparel + Digital Album

    For the first time, we're making our extremely well-received zipped hoodies with a metal zipper in a specially-made dark red colour. We had to go out of our way for this non-standard colour but we wanted it to match the epic 'Desert of Ghouls' artwork and theme. Please bear in mind that these high quality hoodies are strictly limited to just 30 nos. and won't be reprinted.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Carrier Of Weight (Atmospheric Sludge/Doom Metal) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days
    edition of 30 
    Purchasable with gift card

      €42.99 EUR or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The CD box set has a silver effect throughout and comes packed with the following items -

    1. Digipak CD with embossing and UV lamination and booklet
    2. Autographed card
    3. Album artwork badge
    4. Silver patch
    5. Album artwork coaster
    6. Silver sticker

    Includes unlimited streaming of Desert of Ghouls (Atmospheric Sludge/Doom Metal) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days
    edition of 120 
    Purchasable with gift card

      €20.99 EUR or more 

     

  • T-Shirt/Apparel + Digital Album

    For the first time we're experimenting with colours other than black and white and we're terribly excited to announce this dark red colour exclusively for this release. These are strictly limited and the batch won't be reprinted - please pre-order your size before it's too late!

    Includes unlimited streaming of Desert of Ghouls (Atmospheric Sludge/Doom Metal) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      €17.99 EUR or more 

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The Desert of Ghouls CD comes in a digipak packaging as always but with a booklet as per the band's preferences and the digipak has embossing done for the logo and gloss UV lamination for the artwork.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Desert of Ghouls (Atmospheric Sludge/Doom Metal) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 2 days
    Purchasable with gift card

      €8.99 EUR or more 

     

  • EREMIT + JUPITERIAN LP Combo (Get both sludge/doom bands at a low price!)
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Here's a special low-priced combo deal for two of our best sludge/doom metal label mates, EREMIT and JUPITERIAN. Opting for this combo will ensure a hefty discount + reduced shipping costs in comparison to buying both of them separately. ALL possible combo variants have been included just so that you don't miss out on anything you like. Check out JUPITERIAN's new album here - jupiterian.bandcamp.com

    Includes unlimited streaming of Desert of Ghouls (Atmospheric Sludge/Doom Metal) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • EREMIT - Desert of Ghouls LP Box Set (Limited to 30 per variant)
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    The limited edition LP box set will have a red metallic embossing for the logo and UV lamination for the artwork. Each of them will have the following items -

    1. 10" Marbled/Merge LP with embossing and UV lamination
    2. Autographed card
    3. Album artwork badge
    4. A3 size poster
    5. Red logo patch
    6. Fridge magnet

    Includes unlimited streaming of Desert of Ghouls (Atmospheric Sludge/Doom Metal) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • EREMIT - Desert of Ghouls 10" LP (Limited to 120)
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Here are two classy colour variants for the 10" LP version, both approved by the band. They come in a beautiful packaging and have embossing done for the logo and UV lamination for the artwork. Both variants are strictly limited to 120 nos. each.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Desert of Ghouls (Atmospheric Sludge/Doom Metal) via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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about

German sludge/doom metal band EREMIT released a groundbreaking debut in 'Carrier of Weight' which was widely regarded as some of the heaviest sludge/doom music recorded and despite the length of the songs, riveted listeners from all over. Retaining the same mind-numbingly heavy sound, EREMIT trudge forward with brand new material that's even tighter and catchier than before. The two monolithic songs are some of the best in the style and offer brilliant variations without disrupting the inexorable momentum. The sound is crisper without losing its organic roots and the music even showcases influences of blackened sludge, a clear sign of the band's inevitable progression. This is clearly the band's finest hour and it heralds the slew of sludge/doom releases lined up on the label from bands like JUPITERIAN, 71TONMAN and SUBTERRAEN this year. 

credits

released July 17, 2020

Line up -
Moritz Fabian - Guitar and Vocals
Pascal Sommer - Guitar
Marco Bäcker - Drums

Recorded by Role at the Tonmeisterei, Oldenburg, May-June 2018
Mixed and Mastered by Role
Cover Illustration by Brandon Holt
Cover Design by TG Rantanen


INTERVIEWS -

Storm Bringer (Austria)
www.stormbringer.at/interviews/2223/eremit-mo.html

Twelve Inch Magazine (Portugal) -
twelveinchmagazine.com/eremit/



PREMIERES -

Metal Injection (US)
metalinjection.net/av/new-music/eremit-plods-toward-the-horizon-in-new-song-city-of-rash-il-num


REVIEWS -

- "all the riffs you could ever want" - Metal Injection (US)
metalinjection.net/av/new-music/eremit-plods-toward-the-horizon-in-new-song-city-of-rash-il-num?


- "Crawling, atmospherically rich doom sludge" - Stereogum (US)
www.stereogum.com/2086081/the-month-in-metal-may-2020/franchises/columns/the-black-market/


- "the most exciting and interesting band in all of the sludgy doom world" - Metal Addicts (US)
metaladdicts.com/site/eremit-desert-of-ghouls/


- "a top-class piece" - Storm Bringer (Austria) 4.5/5
www.stormbringer.at/reviews/16216/eremit-desert-of-ghouls.html


- "some of the best doom/sludge that you will experience" - Rock N Load Magazine (UK) 9/10
rocknloadmag.com/news/eremit-desert-of-ghouls-album-review/


- "list-worthy" - Heavy Music HQ 4/5
www.heavymusichq.com/heavy-music-headquarters-album-reviews-week-of-july-17-2020/


- "music that is hypnotic and conveys a strong story" - Metal Discovery 9/10
www.metal-discovery.com/CD2/cd_review_eremit_desertofghouls.htm


- "Mind-numbing, fuzzed out, teeth-chattering heaviness in the filthiest and grimiest of ways" - GBHBL 9/10
www.gbhbl.com/ep-review-eremit-desert-of-ghouls-transcending-obscurity-records/


- "textbook awesome" - Head-banger Reviews (US)
headbangerreviews.wordpress.com/2020/04/23/eremit-desert-of-ghouls/


- "some of the most downtuned, filthy and crushing sludge/doom music ever committed to record." - The Sleeping Shaman (UK)
www.thesleepingshaman.com/reviews/eremit-desert-of-ghouls/


- "beats the hell out of a full-length album from a lot of artists" - Heavy Blog Is Heavy (US)
www.heavyblogisheavy.com/2020/07/29/doomsday-july-2020/


- "a great new release" - Wonderbox Metal (UK)
wonderboxmetal.com/2020/07/14/eremit-desert-of-ghouls-review/


- "Excellent, really excellent" - Soil Chronicles (France) 9/10
www.soilchronicles.fr/chroniques/eremit-desert-of-ghouls


- "some of the heaviest sludge"- Mosh Pit Nation (US)
www.moshpitnation.com/eremit-desert-of-ghouls


- "capturing both the grandiosity of doom and the ugliness of sludge" - Toilet Ov Hell (US)
toiletovhell.com/the-sojourn-of-the-weary-traveler-eremits-desert-of-ghouls/


- "sludge ridden doom of monstrous size" - Wicked Metal Reviews (UK)
wickedmetalreview.wixsite.com/wickedmetalreview/post/eremit-desert-of-ghouls


- "Fierce and rhythmic" - Metal Italia (Italy)
metalitalia.com/album/eremit-desert-of-ghouls/


- "Can be sure this thing will get a lot of runs" - X-Crash (Germany)
x-crash.de/eremit-desert-of-ghouls-ep/


- "Surprising, mysterious and devastating"- La Habitacion 235 (Spain)
www.lahabitacion235.com/musica/novedades/eremit-desert-of-ghouls-2020.html


- "Confirms them among the names to put under that providential magnifying glass in doom territory" - Disfactory (Italy)
www.disfactory.it/recensione-eremit-desert-of-ghouls/


"will certainly gain traction beyond the genre’s die-hards" -Twelve Inch Magazine (Portugal)
twelveinchmagazine.com/eremit/


- "belongs to one of the most exciting bands in the field of relentlessly oppressive music" - Artnoir (Switzerland)
artnoir.ch/eremit-desert-of-ghouls/


- "essential listening" - Sleeping Village Reviews (US)
www.sleepingvillagereviews.com/features/fresh-meat-friday-july-17th-2020


- "Sick record!" - Deadly Storm (Czech Republic)
www.deadlystormzine.com/2020/07/recenzereview-eremit-desert-of-ghouls.html


- "they’re bound to find a ravenous audience." - Meat Mead Metal (US)
meatmeadmetal.com/2020/07/07/german-doom-crushers-eremit-deal-heaping-dose-of-burly-pain-on-killer-ep-desert-of-ghouls


- "shows its full potential in a heavy and catatonic cut" - Necromance (Spain) 8.5/10
necromance.eu/eremit-deu-desert-of-ghouls/?


- "a headbangers paradise" - Infernal Masquerade (US) 85/10
bit.ly/2Z9APjf


- "appears broadly more flexible and therefore more dynamic" - Musik Reviews (Germany) 11/15
www.musikreviews.de/reviews/2020/Eremit/Desert-of-Ghouls/


- "Awesome!" - Metal.de (Germany) 8/10
www.metal.de/reviews/eremit-desert-of-ghouls-409160/


- " is among the aggressiveness of Sludge, and sound of Black Metal" - Dargedik (Spain) 8/10
www.dargedik.com/2020/07/eremit-desert-of-ghouls-2020-resena.html


- "Absolutely fantastic" - Nattskog (UK) 8/10
nattskog.wordpress.com/2020/04/28/ep-review-eremit-desert-of-ghouls/


- "one of the more promising releases I have heard this year" - Ave Noctum (UK)
www.avenoctum.com/2020/07/eremit-desert-of-ghouls-transcending-obscurity/ (8/10)


- "create great anticipation for fans of the genre" - Rockoverdose (Greece) 75/100
rockoverdose.gr/portfolio-view/eremit-desert-of-ghouls/


- "a journey through ancient lands and bewitched by ancient dark magic" - The Killchain (UK)
thoseonceloyal.wordpress.com/2020/07/09/review-eremit-desert-of-ghouls/


- "consistently engaging" - Metal Storm (US)
www.metalstorm.net/pub/review.php?review_id=15948


- "one of the most up-and-coming acts in recent years in the field of doom / sludge metal" - Zephyr's odem (Germany)
www.zephyrs-odem.de/cd-s/detail/eremit-desert-of-ghouls-2020-10421


- "Eremit shine as titans in the world of atmospheric metal" - Antichrist Magazine (Ukraine)
antichristmagazine.com/review-eremit-desert-of-ghouls-transcending-obscurity-records/


- "a good showing from this band" - The Burning Beard (UK)
www.theburningbeard.com


- "even tighter and more catchy than before" - Wings Of Death (Netherlands)
wingsofdeath.net/Eremit-Desert-of-Ghouls



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