Dallas-based Deathened Black Metal act SPARROWS are currently planning a covers album paying tribute to Swedish Black Metal legends WATAIN. The band has issued an open invitation for acts interested in taking part in the project. Details are lined out in the following statement from SPARROWS:
“We are starting the project of recording a WATAIN Tribute Album. If you are a band, and want to do a cover on the album, we will pay for the time for you to record it, AND give you a copy to use for yourselves. Please share this. Any band that can come to the Dallas, Texas area to record is welcome. If you are from out of state and you can afford a trip to Dallas to record, the same applies to you. The song SPARROWS are putting on the album is ‘Reaping Death,’ so have that in mind.”
SPARROWS recently released Mark of the Beast: Indoctrination digitally through bandcamp where it may be streamed in full and/or purchased for the measly sum of $6.66 at sparrowsmetal.bandcamp.com.
The EP is the first of a three-part series; the connection between the series will be divulged after all three have been released. At a fundamental level, the sound of SPARROWS is rooted in its collective influences, including WATAIN, BEHEMOTH, ENSLAVED, DEICIDE, and GOATWHORE, yet the Dallas Destroyers bring to the table an identity all their own. Recorded in the Sparrows Lair in Dallas’ Industrial District by drummer Bryan Nicholas (who also mixed and mastered it), Mark of the Beast: Indoctrination delivers the goods with unmitigated malevolence. The scary part is that it is only the first of three brazen black metal assaults.
A series of videos documenting the recording of the EP can be viewed at this location.