Friday 15 March 2019

Methadone Skies Announce New Album - Different Layers of Fear - And Premiere New Song With MANOS

Methadone Skies are an independent, psychedelic rock quartet from Timisoara, Romania. Active since 2009, the group has released 3 full length records and one EP so far. Each affair shares its own musical direction, often leaning into post rock, stoner, doom metal and/or progressive territories. There were never any boundaries set, so each album is the sum of various influences and constant jamming. 2019 also marks the 10th anniversary of the band and the best way to celebrate it is by playing gigs and unveil new music.

Thus, on May 10, 2019, the band will release their 4th studio album, Different Layers of Fear through their own imprint, Haywire Records as 2LP, CD and DD. Featuring 7 songs that stretch over 72 minutes, this is undoubtedly the most diverse and grandiose effort so far. From post rock, psychedelic, progressive, stoner to doom, these songs represent everything Methadone Skies is about without losing the sonic identity.

Different Layers of Fear was recorded at Consonance Studio in Timisoara in October - December 2018 by Edmond Karban, Cristian Popescu & Andrei Jumuga (all members of dordeduh, Sunset in the 12th House), then mixed and mastered by James Plotkin at Plotkinworks in December 2018 - January 2019. Additional keyboards and synthesizers were added by Marius Muntean (The Thirteenth Sun, Black Water) and on ‘A Glitch in the Sun’, the band collaborated for a second time with Davide Straccione (Zippo, Shores of Null), who recorded vocals for the song (his first featuring was on ‘Tatabong’ from Eclectic Electric, released in 2014). The illustrated artwork & layout were done by Mihai Manescu (Obsidian Nibs). 

To get you into the mood for the new album you can listen to an Exclusive Song Premiere of their superb new single - MANOS - from their upcoming new album.


Where Were You When We Were Into the Void
God Help Us All
Ol’ Painless
A Glitch in the Sun (feat. Davide Straccione)

Methadone Skies toured different areas of Europe and played festivals such as Lake on Fire, Exit Festival, Revolution Festival, Pietrasonica Festival, Tube Cult Festival, E-Lite Culture, Rockt den See, Robustfest among others, sharing the stage with renowned acts like Samsara Blues Experiment, My Sleeping Karma, Motorpsycho, Yawning Man, Belzebong, Stoned Jesus, 1000MODS, Toner Low and many more. 

This Spring they will embark on a Romanian mini-tour, as well as a string of shows in Hungary, Serbia, Germany and Austria. More will follow.

Methadone Skies are:

Wehry – guitar
Mihai – bass
Retea – drums, percussion
Casi – guitar, E-bow