Atala New Album, Labyrinth of Ashmedai, out Now via Salt of the Earth Records
Produced by Billy Anderson (Sleep, Melvins, Mastodon) | Order Here
Twentynine Palms, CA-based sludge/doom metal group ATALA just released their upcoming full-length concept album, Labyrinth of Ashmedai, via Salt of the Earth Records. Labyrinth of Ashmedai can be ordered now via https://saltoftheearthrecords.com/salt-of-the-earth-records-store.
As a follow up to their most recent music video for the sludge metal anthem "Wilted Leaf", ATALA has just revealed another sweltering desert-based music video for the track "Tabernacle Of". Watch the video now...
The "Tabernacle Of" music video was filmed by Brooke Valls, edited by Konrad Pagdilao, and produced by Brooke Valls, Konrad Pagdilao and Kyle Stratton.
More videos and singles from ATALA:
"Death's Dark Tomb" track:https://youtu.be/cZbDjAvpOrY
"Death's Dark Tomb" drum playthrough: https://youtu.be/qun0FfT4g-A
"Grains of Sand" video: https://youtu.be/LvmSAlJ_A2g
"Rigged" video on Gear Gods: https://youtu.be/8zPYxxZueu8
As with their last record, Shaman's Path of the Serpent, Labyrinth of Ashmedai was produced by fellow Twentynine Palms native Billy Anderson, recognized for his work with colossal bands such as Sleep, Melvins and Mastodon. The band says working with Anderson gives thema great advantage, because not only does he bring out their best, he understands their background on a personal level.
Musically,ATALA draws inspiration from their local environment, but not in the way other bands from the area do. Twentynine Palms is very different from its neighboring national park, Joshua Tree. Instead, the members of ATALA feel more sullen in their outlook - inspired by true struggles they see the effects of often - like war, poverty, death, drugs, gang violence, prostitution and murder.
The concept of Labyrinth of Ashmedai is inspired by Asmodeus, or "Ashmedai", the biblical "king of demons". Conjuring grit-laced sludge inspired by their barren and often oppressive desert backdrop, ATALA grips the listener with reflective, crushing doom atmospheres dripping with stoner rock and experimental influences to boot.