Official press release:
is proud to announce the addition of Massachussetts' ambient-doom masters Voyager
to their roster! Drawing influence from the drone and gloom of bands such as Neurosis, Mare, Cult of Luna and Isis, the Northeastern five-piece take those elements and add their experimental, space-oriented flare to a genre that prides itself on aesthetically crushing tones and sonic passages.
Having spent the last few years supporting their critically acclaimed self-titled EP in the Northeastern region of the United States, Voyager has certainly made waves in the underground doom and metal communities. In early 2010, the band released a split 12" with the almighty Monolith, an effort that showcases the group's more experimental tendencies within their 10 minute epically crushing track, "Backbraker." According to the band, their newest material will reflect similarities of their usual doom-based style, but with slightly more emphasis on melody and cohesion within the album as a whole.
The band plans to enter Planet Z Recording
with acclaimed producer Zeuss
(Shadows Fall, The Acacia Strain, Arsis) in Massachusetts in late-October, continuing the recording into early November. The as-of-yet untitled full-length will see an early 2011 release via Creator-Destructor records in both vinyl and CD, as well as digital formats.