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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 Preston7 inch
Earth/Unknown1991Jaw Preston7 inch
Extra-Capsular Extraction1991SubpopMcd
Earth 21993SubpopCD
Phase 3: Thrones And Dominions1995SubpopCD
Sunn Amps And Smashed Guitars1995Blast FirstCompilation
Pentastar: In The Style Of Demons1996SubpopCD
070796 Live2001AutofactLive CD
Sunn Amps And Smashed Guitars2001No QuarterRe-release
Earth/KK Null Split2003Autofact/ImportantSplit 12 inch
Divine and Bright2004Autofact7 inch
Living In The Gleam Of An Unsheathed Sword2005Mega BladeCD
Legacy Of Dissolution2005Southern LordCD
Hex: Or Printing In The Infernal Method2005Southern LordCD
Angel Coma2006Southern LordSplit LP
Live Hex In A Large City On The North American Continent2006ArchiveLive CD

Contact

earth.pentastar@earthlink.net

p.o. box 30534 Seattle
Washington 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 'Sunn Amps And Smashed Guitars' contains, amongst others, a demo track where Kurt Cobain (famous from 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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