Forcefield Records to Release THE WOUNDED KINGS/COUGH Split 12″

On November 16, 2010, underground giants Forcefield Records will unveil the heaviest, most mind-expanding split release of the year. Featuring a track apiece from UK doom sensations THE WOUNDED KINGS and Richmond, VA’s fuzzed-out riff worshippers COUGH, ‘An Introduction to the Black Arts’ will be available on 180 gram vinyl LP (limited to 1500).

On Side A, Cough’s “The Gates of Madness” crawls through nearly twenty minutes of distorted, tortured doom, dragging leaden feet towards a half-dug grave. Heavier than sin and as hopeless as a murderer’s prayers, this Richmond quartet recently joined forces with Relapse Records to release their second full-length, Ritual Abuse, and are gearing up for two massive live actions – one to span the States, one to cross the sea and infiltrate Europe’s borders. Cough will also be appearing later this month at Brooklyn Vegan’s CMJ showcase, alongside The Body, Royal Thunder, and fellow RVA ragers Inter Arma.
The cursed influence of Electric Wizard, Graves at Sea, drug lust, hard living and lonely Southern nights have coalesced into a many-headed beast that wishes nothing but ill unto its fellows. So high, so dead…

Side B summons the gorgeously crafted, mournfully executed notes of Dartmoor, England’s The Wounded Kings, whose deeply affecting, occult-laced take on the traditional side of doom has earned them an outpouring of accolades including an invitation to last year’s edition of the prestigious Roadburn festival. “Curse of Chains” will grab you by the heartstrings and drag you to your knees – fifteen plus minutes of doom as it should be done. Haunting words soar high above a crushing swath of riffage and deathly tempo, draped under a veil of apocalyptic sadness, occult ritualism, and sweet melancholia. Fans of Warning, Candlemass, Reverend Bizarre, rejoice; this is a love song for the end of the world…



10/16 – Paris, FRANCE @ Espace Icare w/ Altar of Plagues
10/21 – Lille, FRANCE @ Le Détour
10/22 – Brussel, BELGIUM @ Magasin 4 w/ Jex Thoth, Rorcal, Nesseria

10/23 Brooklyn, NY @ Union Pool w/ The Body, Inter Arma, Royal Thunder
11/7 Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds w/ Hot Graves, Hollow Leg, Midnight Yongue
11/8 Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub w/ Hollow Leg, Six Dead Horses, Bad Actor
11/9 Jacksonville, FL @ The Warehouse w/ Hollow Leg
11/10 Miami, FL @ Churchill’s w/ Shroud Eater
11/14 Tallahassee, FL @ The Farside Collective
11/16 Athens, GA @ The Caledonia Lounge w/ Guzik
11/17 Nashville, TN @ Little Hamilton w/ Across Tundras
11/19 Little Rock, AR @ Juanita’s Party Room w/ Pallbearer and Iron Tongue
11/20 Vicksburg, MS @ The Doom Room w/ Black Pussy
11/21 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia
11/23 Dallas, TX @ The Nightmare
11/24 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
11/27 Las Vegas, NV @ Meathead’s Bar
11/29 San Francisco, CA @ Elbo Room w/ Prizehog
11/30 Chico, CA @ Monstro’s Pizza w/ Amarok
12/2 Seattle, WA @ The Highline w/ Samothrace, Sod Hauler and Amarok
12/9 Columbus, OH @ Carabar w/ Churches Burn

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