Tuesday 19 March 2024

Psychedelic doom masters BLACK PYRAMID return with new album "The Paths of Time Are Vast" on Totem Cat Records; first track available now!

US psychedelic doom legends BLACK PYRAMID return after over a decade with their fourth album “The Paths of Time Are Vast” this May 3rd on Totem Cat Records, and share the epic first track "Bile, Blame and Blasphemy" exclusively via Doomed & Stoned.

The Massachusetts legends have recently signed to Totem Cat Records for the release of their first new album since 2013’s lauded "Adversarial". Evoking the molten, sludgy tones and immersive atmosphere of their self-titled debut, Black Pyramid greatly expands upon what worked wonders in the past, then seeks the transcendent path, pushing each element of their alchemistic sound to its unparalleled cosmic conclusion. As stated by Doomed & Stoned editors, "one of the albums doom metal fans can legit look forward to in coming months is the return effort from Black Pyramid, one of the most visionary, commanding, and influential bands of the first two decades of the 21st century."

Listen to Black Pyramid's new track Bile, Blame & Blasphemy below.

Slated for a May 3rd release, “The Paths of Time Are Vast” features Andy Beresky on guitar and vocals, Eric Beaudry on bass, and Andy Kivela on drums. This lineup is now the longest-running incarnation of Black Pyramid, actively gigging and touring since 2018 while honing their collective songcraft and solidifying their onstage chemistry. Working with Justin Pizzoferratu (Dinosaur Jr, Witch, Elder) at Sonelab, the band sought to capture the visceral magic and sonic wizardry of their live performances onto tape, and then embellish in the psychedelic decadence of studio experimentation. The result is equally immense and ethereal, massive and otherworldly, elemental and insubstantial, as much an earthquake as an astral projection. Each song embodies the power trio’s raw energy, atavistic power and impassioned playing, juxtaposing elaborate arrangements with fiery free-form improvisation.

Although past Black Pyramid albums were conceived as collections of stories, this marks the first time an album is written as a single story, as “The Paths of Time Are Vast” relates an epic tale of loss and redemption, death and rebirth, fire and frost. Says frontman Andy Beresky: "This album is your golden ticket to voyage beyond the realms of birth and dead, to take the journey through the many doors of radiant reality and dark dimension, to tread the celestial pathways carved in the carcasses of the stars, and to finally taste the vastness of time and space."

The band will make special appearances at Desertfest Berlin and Freak Valley Festival and announce more European shows soon. "The Paths of Time Are Vast" will be available on May 3rd on vinyl, CD and digital through Totem Cat Records, adorned with a stunning artwork from Marald van Haasteren.

New album "The Paths of Time Are Vast" - Out May 3rd on Totem Cat Records (vinyl/CD/digital)


1. Bile, Blame And Blasphemy
2. The Crypt On The Borderlands
3. Astral Suicide
4. Take Us To The Threshold
5. The Paths Of Time Are Vast, Part I
6. The Paths Of Time Are Vast, Part II
7. The Paths Of Time Are Vast, Part III
8. The Quantum Phoenix

Black Pyramid is

Andy Beresky - guitar and vocals
Eric Beaudry - bass
Andy Kivela - drums

Black Pyramid links: Facebook ⎪ Bandcamp ⎪ Instagram ⎪ Spotify
Totem Cat Records links: Website ⎪ Facebook ⎪ Bandcamp ⎪ Instagram

Thanks to Purple Sage PR for all of the info.