Sunday, May 30, 2010

GSR 000: Gorekraken Bongdirge


We at Gay Scientist are proud to make available our pre-first release: The Gorekraken Bongdirge cassette split between Sea Legs and Kentucky Fried Doom. Originally self-released by the bands, GSR is in possession of the last 20 existing copies of this document of the Middletown Doom Explosion, which can be yours for a mere $3 a pop.

Spring 2008 saw a short but powerful explosion of doom metal in the city of Middletown, CT. Experts continue to disagree about what caused so many of the city's young residents to translate the frustration of post-industrial, quasi-suburban isolation and boredom into crushing, depressive riffage, but bands like Bright, Kentucky Fried Doom, and Sea Legs stand as a testament to a springtime of melted faces in central Connecticut. Gorekraken Bongdirge is a split that documents the latter two, now defunct bands. Fans of classic, stoned-out sludge will feel right at home with Sea Legs' marriage of massive-yet-groovy stoner riffage to the heavy, soul-crushing sludge. Those with more avant-garde tastes will probably gravitate towards the flip-side: KFD's droning doom attack with amp stacks buttressed by the interminable roar of contact-mic'ed food frying live in an actual deep fryer. While unlike KFD's audiences you will not be fed pieces of fried tofu and sweet potato, you will feel the heat, grease, and crushing heaviness of both bands that scarred the soil of Connecticut just a couple short years ago. Do enjoy.


KFD - Captain Canola

Sea Legs - Box Canyon

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And don't forget to keep it here for the soon-to-be-released GSR 001: Urarctica Begins. This glacial crush of sci-fi influenced blackened doom from Montreal slayers Ensorcelor is gonna be a truly brutal inauguration of the Gay Scientist catalog. And, if you're too stoned to remember this (or you're just friendly) go ahead and FOLLOW US!