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Onward Strides Colossus

by Merlock

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    releases February 24, 2023

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    Full art, 6-panel CD of Onward Strides Colossus. First run of 100.

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    digital album releases February 24, 2023
    item ships out on or around February 23, 2023
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      $12 USD or more 

     

  • Cassette + Digital Album

    Limited Edition Cassette. 25 on Baby Blue. 50 on clear.

    Includes digital pre-order of Onward Strides Colossus. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
    digital album releases February 24, 2023
    item ships out on or around February 23, 2023
    edition of 75 

      $12 USD or more 

     

1.
Sovereign Throne
2.
Sunnbarrenn
3.
Behold! The Sword of Lock
4.
Where No One Goes
5.
Somniloquy
6.

about

Exploring gloomy realms, MERLOCK produce imposing soundscapes that embrace the murky depths. Seeing multiple genres converge, MERLOCK manifest a compelling doom, psychedelic and stoner mix in the new record Onward Strives Colossus.

"Onward Strides Colossus is a sort of “hero's journey” set in a posthuman, postdoom atmosphere. Sonically and lyrically, it explores cycles of death and rebirth, notions of hell, and of self-actualization. Seeking truth is the primary urge of the album, and that urge becomes, at times, colossal, which is where the name comes from. Heady pretension aside, the album is also very much about the three of us building this monstrosity that is Merlock. Writing albums, touring, failure & victory — all of those intense experiences that continually shape and reshape us as people. We all had to grow into new, more powerful versions of ourselves to create this album. We know the colossus doesn’t stop here." — Taylor D. Waring

Introducing the release is "Sovereign Throne", a groove rhythm powered track with a bluesy side. Lead guitars emerge out of the shadows with bright intricate solos that interweave. An injection of energy sees the pace increase and elevates the music as the vocals soar above. "Behold the Sword of Lock" brings an aggressive onslaught seeing harsh vocals combined with noisy guitar tones to unleash a fully immersive sound. MERLOCK pull out all the stops with the album's title track. Eerie, droning fuzz and wandering vocals evoke a haunting, otherworldly air. Playing with dynamics, the tracks builds up into explosive rhythmic guitars and percussion — "Onward Strides Colossus" delivers a powerful and impressive impact.

credits

releases February 24, 2023

Engineering and Mixing: Nic Wilbur
Mastering: Adam Tucker
Album Art: Leoncio Harmr
Album Layout: Taylor D. Waring
Photography: Adam Darling

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Merlock Spokane, Washington

Merlock is psychedelic stoner metal band from Spokane, WA. Email merlockspokane@gmail.com for any inquiries.

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