Today Stereogum premieres “Quietly, Undramatically,” the title track from the upcoming new full-length from Philly black metallers WOE. Set for a North American release on October 12 via Candlelight Records, Quietly, Undramatically was recorded at Gradwell House in Haddon Heights, New Jersey with additional tracking completed at frontman Chris Grigg’s BS1 in Philadelphia. The album is the first to feature a full band ensemble comprised of members from Absu, Woods Of Ypres, The Green Evening Requiem, Infernal Stronghold and Rumpelstiltskin Grinder.
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WOE will celebrate the release with a free performance, along with labelmates KRIEG, at Philadelphia’s Kung Fu Necktie (1248 North Front Street) on October 28. Both bands will also hit Rhode Island and New York City that weekend [confirmed dates below].
10/28/2010 King Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA FREE SHOW w/ KRIEG, Infernal Stronghold
10/29/2010 Machines With Magnets – Pawtucket, RI w/ KRIEG, Sewer Goddess, Dead Times
10/30/2010 The Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY w/ KRIEG
For additional live performances visit the band’s recently redesigned site at: http://quietly.WOEunholy.com
“The album has a huge amount of variation, and tacks on enough unforeseen twists to keep even the most jaded metal fan listening for the whole run time. Fans of U.S. black metal need to make a point of keeping up with Woe.” — Metal Underground
“Woe’s penchant for creating atypical black metal is truly unparalleled” — Metal Register
“It’s really hard to pin down Quietly, Undramatically to one sub-sub-grenre of BM. At moments Woe is reminiscent of Emperor. At other times Carpathian Forest and Absu. Woe have created something truly unique and interesting. This album has a depressing, dark overtone but not in a way that makes me feel like a fag for liking it.” — Stereokiller
“Melodic, catchy, stomping, pounding, melody, aggressive fusing black metal with crust and some sludge doom psychedelia, you won’t be disappointed with Woe. ” — Hellride
“Woe is a band that will take you of a journey to the pit of bleakness and back and for that I really want to hear more…” — AMZ