Formed in May of 2011, rising from the ashes of the black machine, invoked after many moons, Disenchanter is a heavy rock band riding the currents of doom, casting riffs of rock, and melding the elixirs of metal to bring forth a fantasy of sci-fi wrapped in a stoner groove!
“Described as ‘minimalist’, ‘menacing’, and ‘raw’ with ‘a groovy blues vibe reminiscent of Electric Wizard, Coven, and Black Sabbath itself,’ Disenchanter has been playing heavy rock since 2011, when they formed as a four-piece unit in Santa Rosa, California. A few line-up changes later and relocation to Portland, Oregon, the power trio is now casting spacey, doom-laden stoner riffs with songs that explore fantastic lyrical themes.
Sabine Stangenberg heads up Disenchanter on lead guitar and vocals, giving the band a powerful melodic feel with her commanding, emotive voice and infectious, bluesy solos. Joey DeMartini lays down the low end on bass guitar with fuzzy tones and solid grooves.
-Billy Goate, Doomed and Stoned
Having released two self-produced EPs, “Back To Earth” (September 27th, 2013) and “On Through Portals” (January 11th, 2014)—both recorded at Lowbrow Studios with Chris Hill and mastered at Audiosiege by Brad Boatright—Disenchanter has recently released their first full length album, “Strange Creations” (September, 19th 2015), also mastered at Audiosiege, this time recorded and mixed by Fester at Haywire Recording.
Digital copies of “Strange Creations”, as well as our previous releases can be found on our bandcamp page:
CANYON OF THE SKULL
The brainchild of Erik Ogershok, COTS was initially manifested in the winter of 2006. Several local appearances and line up fluctuations later, life happened, and the project laid dormant. 2014 saw the return of Ogershok as he recruited new musical personnel in the form of drummer Adrian Voorhies & bassist Alex Davis, both of the Austin based Black Metal outfit Humut Tabal and once more brought the doom trio to life to melt the faces of all who sought shade in the Canyon walls.
After numerous regional gigs both opening for touring colleagues & spearheading an array of craft beer events & festival slots (including two SXSW appearances), the band closed the year with a blistering performance at the End of the World Fest in Houston along side Austin brethren The Sword and Eagle Claw. 2015 saw the creation of the bands first recording, a two track monolith of doom metal spanning 38 minutes, recorded at Wooden Horse Studios in Dallas & mastered by none other thanProscriptor McGovern of the mighty Texas mythological metal gods Absu. Now, as the band prepares to hit the road in October for their first regional tour of the country, only one message can truly be counted on: Abandon All Hope!
GIANT OF THE MOUNTAIN
Drawing the moon down through the mountains and into the valley, the Giant of the Mountain rears his head to breath his dreadful anguish unto humanity.
Chicago, IL’s Uncouth brings a brand of metal combining thrash inspired drumming, a pulsating bass groove, and doomy/sludgy guitars. All of which are complimented by clear, soaring vocals with lyrical themes covering topics from religious hypocrisy, to lucha libre feuds, and finally to the self destructive dissolution of one’s sanity.
With the release of the Tree Of Woe EP in late 2017, Uncouth is a band looking to put their stamp on the latest generation of the growing doom-influenced metal scene.