Today marks the official release of Sins Of The Elders, the debut full-length from New England-based doom collective,CONCLAVE. Captured at Raven’s Head Studio in Allston, Massachusetts with Eric Braunschweiger at the recording helm, with Sins Of The Elders CONCLAVE — which features within its ranks Warhorse, Grief, Disrupt, Desolate, and Martyrvor alumni — fuses their death and doom influences into a unique amalgam of heavy grooves, pounding sludge and melodic doom. Sins Of The Elders boasts nine grisly tracks of staggeringly heavy and atmospheric oppression – pure and honest metal in an uncompromised form.
Comments drummer Dan Blomquist: “We’re extremely excited about Sins Of The Elders as this album representsCONCLAVE‘s writing style and direction for the future more so than our previous EP, Breaking Ground. The only remaining semblance to the days of Warhorse on this album is the track ‘Cold Comfort,’ which was loosely outlined by [bassist/vocalist] Jerry [Orne] and [guitarist] Terry [Savastano] before Warhorse disbanded. The material on this album has contributions from all of us and is just a glimpse of things to come as we continue to grow and foster new songs together. We never dismiss anyone’s ideas and don’t cater to any one style or genre of metal which I think is evident on this album. Our writing tends to be deeper than it may appear on the surface as people will find when they listen to the album in its entirety and take time to digest the lyrical content.”
Watch CONCLAVE level stages throughout Massachusetts on their upcoming live dates. Additional onstage assaults are in the plotting stages.
6/30/2016 Ralph’s Rock Diner – Worcester, MA * Record Release Show
7/22/2016 Deathkiss Radio Show @ WEMF Radio – Cambridge, MA
7/23/2016 O’Brien’s: Grub, Sweat & Beers – Cambridge, MA
8/27/2016 RPM Fest – Greenfield, MA
10/22/2016 The Depot: Lost Apparitions Records Showcase – Baltimore, MD
11/11/2016 The Fire – Philadelphia, PA
11/12/2016 Guido’s Speakeasy – Frederick, MD
“Punishing… CONCLAVE are stellar song writers and they know how to engage the listener with riffs you can feel beyond surface level.” – Cvlt Nation
“[Sins Of The Elders] expands both the command and the crush of that release [Breaking Ground] with an assured direction toward abysmal sludge, the metal of death, and consuming disaffection.” – The Obelisk
“Taking an obvious love for all things Black Sabbath, Candlemass, Trouble, and Saint Vitus, Sins Of The Elders contains nine tracks of old school doom, drenched in slow, heavy riffs, plenty of atmosphere, and loads of menace.” – Sea Of Tranquility
“The best thing to be said about CONCLAVE is their variety. From swaggering blues riffs, to alternate picked death metal riffs, they’re just crossing vast, desolate lands of sound. Pained vocals buttressed by growls coexist with the guitars. The vocals are weaved in and out of the mix, from far in the back to right up front. Sins Of The Elders is the best doom metal to cross my desk in 2016.” – Glacially Musical