This EP is loaded with two heavy-hitting tracks where the protagonist is involved in brutal combats in the middle of the desert.
If you think you have a keen eye to figure out what a band sounds like just by looking at their logo, chances are you’re going to fail miserably this time. Even though Eremit‘s was designed to look classic, the sword’s existence seems to have no other reason than to strike you and doom you both in the flesh and the spirit. And doom is the keyword here!
«We’re about to release a 10” EP entitled ‘Desert of Ghouls’», says vocalist and guitarist Moritz Fabian. «We as a band are telling continuous lore about a lonesome hermit travelling through a mystical and strange world. This EP is loaded with two heavy-hitting tracks where the protagonist is involved in brutal combats in the middle of the desert. Both the relentless fighting, as well as the desert scenario, are very audible on this EP. The pace and colour of these songs are different when compared to our debut record, which took place on a huge waterscape and featured mainly slow-paced doom passages.»
If you feel two tracks are simply not enough to satisfy your sonic needs, then Eremit have great news for you: «We recorded five tracks and we weren’t completely sure how we would use or release these songs. In the end, we decided to have one EP preceding a second full-length, which is set to be released via Transcending Obscurity Records at the end of this year.»
“Desert of Ghouls” is steeped in a contemporary style of doom metal that will certainly gain traction beyond the genre’s die-hards. Describing themselves as a concept band, Moritz Fabian explains everything on what they do «has a purpose and is part of our very own mythology», which is growing since their 2018’s debut “Carrier of Weight”. On the vinyl edition, he says: «Vinyl has always been the medium where the music lovers felt truly at home, I believe. Vinyl seems to be the most valued format. Besides CDs being more useful when it comes to playability in a car, for example, the sheer size of the artwork and the design ability of vinyl colours are allowing us to realize more artistic visions, design-wise. To me, vinyl seems to be the most conscious form of music consumption and I think it’s the format that suits us the best.»
“Desert of Ghouls” is out July 17 on Transcending Obscurity, on two classy colour variants. Preorder here.