MARC URSELLI’S STEPPENDOOM, the Indigenous Doom Metal project by the three-time Grammy Award winner Marc Urselli, has released the album “SteppenDoom” on November 18, 2022 via Magnetic Eye Records. The album is available as vinyl, digisleeve CD, 48-page artbook with extended 8-track CD, boxset, and the usual stream and download on the main digital platforms.
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The STEPPENDOOM project sees the Italian-Swiss audio engineer, sound designer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Marc Urselli uniting relevant musicians from the doom metal genre and legendary indigenous throat singers from around the globe. Among many others, the list includes Matt Pike (SLEEP, HIGH ON FIRE), Aaron Aedy (PARADISE LOST), Steve Von Till (NEUROSIS), Christopher Juul (HEILUNG), Dave Chandler (SAINT VITUS), Lori S. (ACID KING), and Scott "Wino" Weinrich (THE OBSESSED) from the metal side, as well as masters of throat signing such as Alash Ensemble, Batzorig Vaanchig "Zorigoo", HUUN-HUUR-TU, Tanya Tagaq, Albert Kuvezin (YAT-KHA), and Alexey Tegin.
“SteppenDoom” is not only an album, but rather a musical experience and a moment of reflection. The dilated and slow tempos of doom metal offer the throat singers the space to express themselves at their best. The songs are no longer just songs, but become rituals in which concentration and inner balance are sought. In this sense we recognize a mystical and sometimes psychedelic use of the guitars, once again connected to the ritualism of the songs. In other moments, the tones become more dramatic, when the throat singing becomes a moment of denunciation against a modernity that wants to bury the Nature in favor of the most destructive global economy.
“SteppenDoom” demands to be listened to with non-prejudiced ears and an open mind. While the album and its songs may require some time to properly absorb, they ultimately reveal a stunning beauty that sees eagles soar over cities, winds from the steppes awakening hearts and minds, ice turning to arctic animals, and many other miracles. Ancient magic is joined to modern forces here, creating something revolutionary and new that contains one of the oldest forms of human expressions: the cry for freedom!
The album was produced, recorded, and mixed by Marc Urselli at EastSide Sound in New York City, US. Mastering by Maor Appelbaum. Cover artwork and layout by Joshua Wilkinson (The Company). Layout assistance by Łukasz Jaszak.
Shop “SteppenDoom” at the following link: http://lnk.spkr.media/steppendoom-2022
“SteppenDoom” Track List:
1. Etugen Eke & Od Ana
2. Garuda Khuresh
3. Agloolik Igaluk
4. Tamag & Ocmah
5. Imdugud in Shambhala
6. Peri to Ela Guren
7. Sedna & Eliduc
8. A-dkar Theg Pa – long version
9. A-dkar Theg Pa – short edit
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