Reflections Records has issued an update on the highly anticipated LP from Dutch blackened sludge / doom metallers from HERDER, who are about to hit the road with DOOMRIDERS and BEASTMILK in early May.
The label commented:
The release of HERDER – Gods LP takes a bit longer, mainly because of Record Store Day which caused pressing plants everywhere to deal with huge delays. The CD is available and those who ordered will receive it this week. The LP / DIE HARD package pre-orders will be sent (at least most of ‘m, it’s a LOT of packages!) starting Tuesday May 6. We hope you understand and thank you for your patience.
HERDER became an often mentioned band in the world of underground, extreme music with their self titled debut album delivering a furious mix of Stoner, Doom and Sludge all based on the insane riffing of guitar god JB (known from Aborted a.o.). Their second album “Horror Vacui”, also the last one featuring vocalist Nico, made the band embrace an even darker atmosphere and with the very well received “Doomed” 7”, the band officially introduced Ché Snelting, the new singer. At the 2013 edition of the world famous Roadburn Fest HERDER played a sold out venue welcoming the audience in a storm of spit and thunderous volume leaving an audience gasping for air and the band went through their entire stock of merchandise and records afterwards.
With “Gods” HERDER is taking another big step forward with an even darker and heavier sound than on their previous work (once again done by string wizard JB at Hewwetover Studio). The songs show more depth and have a more sinister feel without losing the in-your-face brutality the band became famous for. HERDER is a band that doesn’t need much words beside their well-known “HERDER is HARDER” phrase. And GODS is the new chapter in the dark, evil and fucked up loudness that is HERDER!
The LP comes in a deluxe gatefold, reverse side print, gatefold sleeve. First press contains 100 copies on Clear/Brown vinyl, 150 copies on Brown vinyl and 750 copies on black vinyl. The exclusive DIE HARD package contains the most limited vinyl, the cd, a t-shirt with cover-art, and an engraved liquor flask with HERDER logo. Strictly limited to 100 copies!