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V/A - WARFARING STRANGERS: Darkscorch Canticles (slipcase) on sale

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  • Label: Numero

    Genre: Metal (Doom Metal)

    Format: CD

V/A - WARFARING STRANGERS: Darkscorch Canticles (slipcase)
With Warfaring Strangers: Darkscorch Canticles, the impacts of Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath on US shores and heartlands is revealed as a bludgeoning previously undescribed. In this collection, medieval Bonham thunk and febrile Iommi guitar leads crowd out the bluesy Americana that foregrounded those bands, replacing hippie pastoralism with mythology, armored conflict, sorcery, and doom. From legions of occult-obsessive 1970s bonehead teens, we summoned a horde of 16 bands, cloaked in eons of tortured obscurity, whose sole release amounts to a blistering chapter ripped free of rock’s lumbering mythos.


This music hails from an occluded realm, somewhere just beyond the pot-addled minds of its creators. Lyrically, the Darkscorch Canticles trifle with themes most grave: crippling fear, pagan hostility, paranoia, power addiction—even necromancy. Satan’s name is openly invoked, alongside Sauron’s. These worried, warlike Canticles occupy a miniscule niche in the American underground of self-released rock, but their appeal is more broad today than in any previous era.

01 AIR Twelve O'Clock Satanial
02 WRATH Warlord
03 STONEHENGE King of the Golden Hall
04 TRITON WARRIOR Sealed in a Grave
05 JUNCTION Sorcerer
06 STONE AXE Slave of Fear
07 WIZARD Seance
08 STONED MACE Tasmania
09 ARROGANCE Black Death
10 SONAURA Song of Sauron
11 DARK STAR Spectre
12 INSIDE Wizzard King
13 SPACE ROCK Dark Days
14 MEDUSA Black Wizard
15 GORGON MEDUSA Sweet Child
16 HELLSTORM Cry For The Newborn