NewsOctober 26, 2009 1:40 PM ET4,173 views

Robotic Empire to release Across Tundras album

Official press release: Robotic Empire is excited to announce the upcoming release of Across Tundras' forthcoming full-length, "Old World Wanderer." Recently relocated from Denver, Colorado to Nashville, Tennessee Across Tundras have realized a long-evolving sound that merges elements of doom and drone with psychedelic rock, folk and traditional Americana. This unique sound brings an interesting country twang to heavy music, conjuring images of the strange waters between Earth, Neil Young, Black Sabbath, Woody Guthrie, and Neurosis. Over nearly 6 years as a band (and as many CD releases), Across Tundras have come a long way from their sludgy roots. However, even 2005's debut release, the "Divides" EP (Feeling Faint) hinted at more than just burly metal, with melody and atmosphere being equally important as the emphasis of heavyness. These humble beginnings of a new sound were considerably expanded upon over 2006's "Dark Songs of the Prairie" (Crucial Blast), 2007's self-released "Full Moon Blizzard" EP, and a prolific year in 2008 with both "Western Sky Ride" (Saw Her Ghost) and "Lonesome Wails From The Weeping Willow" (Forgotten Empire). 2009 has seen Across Tundras self-release yet another recording, "Herds of the Fathomless Valleys," a collection of new demos, one cover song, some exclusive material and three old classics recorded live at their first and only appearance on the Grand Ol' Opry, prior to being banned for refusing to "turn the hell down"! This DIY release paints an accurate picture of the vibe Across Tundras conveys, and is now available in its entirety for free download here. An early-2010 release is planned for "Old World Wander," and more details about the album will be announced upon its completion.

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