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Earth




USA - Active.

Description

Drone/Doom, Ambient

Whatever your definition of "heavy" is you will need to redefine it after hearing the early works of Earth. Earth was the first band to play drone metal; extremely heavy ambient music created by blaring down tuned guitars, played at the pace of a death march, without any drums or vocals. Earth played this noisy, slow form of doom up until their second album, 'Phase 3: Thrones and Dominions'. After that, the band began to experiment with a lighter, quieter form of psychedelic rock. Overall, the band's early works have been extremely influential to the likes of Boris, Sunn O))), and practically every drone metal band out there today.

Discography

Ouruboros/16 rpm1991Jaw Preston
Earth/Unknown1991Jaw Preston
Extra-Capsular Extraction1991Subpop
Earth 21993Subpop
Phase 3: Thrones And Dominions1995Subpop
Sunn Amps And Smashed Guitars1995Blast First
Pentastar: In The Style Of Demons1996Subpop
070796 Live2001Autofact
Sunn Amps And Smashed Guitars2001No Quarter
Earth/KK Null Split2003Autofact/Important
Divine and Bright2004Autofact
Living In The Gleam Of An Unsheathed Sword2005Mega Blade
Legacy Of Dissolution2005Southern Lord
Hex: Or Printing In The Infernal Method2005Southern Lord
Angel Coma2006Southern Lord
Live Hex In A Large City On The North American Continent2006Archive
Hibernaculum (EP)2007Southern Lord Recordings
The Bees Made Honey in the Lion's Skull2008Southern Lord Recordings
A Bureaucratic Desire for Extra-Capsular Extraction (Compilation)2010Southern Lord Recordings
Angels of Darkness, Demons of Light II2012Southern Lord Recordings
Primitive and Deadly2014Southern Lord Recordings

Contact

earth.pentastar@earthlink.net

P.O. Box 30534
Seattle, WA 98113-0534

Reviews

Extra-Capsular Extraction (1991)
Earth 2 (1993)
Phase 3: Thrones And Dominions (1995)

Misc

'Ouruboros' and 'Unknown' are actually bootlegs made from stolen live tapes.

The recording,'Sunn Amps and Smashed Guitars', contains, among others, a demo track where Kurt Cobain (ex-Nirvana) is the vocalist. He also features as vocalist on the 'Divine and Bright' 7".

'Angel Coma' is a split with Sunn O))).

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