|Raleigh-based heavy and doom rock duo CRYSTAL SPIDERS (featuring Mike Dean on guitar) unveils a rumbling third single taken from their upcoming new album ‘Morieris’ on Ripple Music. Watch them take the stage and get rad with “Septix” courtesy of The Obelisk!
“Morieris is Crystal Spiders‘ most complex material to date. (…) Are they a blues band? Are they sludge or stoner rock? Doesn’t matter even a little, since by the time they’re underway in song one, they’re carrying the listener with them in the manner of a band who knows who they want to be. Less than a year later, Crystal Spiders come through with a more refined sense of vision and the work they want to do in heavy.” describes The Obelisk.
For the anticipated follow-up to their 2020 debut ‘Molt’, the duo formed by bassist Brenna Leath and drummer Tradd Yancey invited their friend and producer Mike Dean (Corrosion of Conformity, Lightning Born) to record additional guitars in the studio. With ‘Morieris’, CRYSTAL SPIDERS keep their whiplash intensity and experiment further with intricate harmonies, thundering breakdowns, and the subtle addition of classical instruments. ‘Morieris’ will be released on October 1st through Ripple Music on limited edition and black vinyl, CD and digital. Watch their latest videos for “Morieris” and “Maelstrom“.
CRYSTAL SPIDERS ‘Morieris’
Dripping with fuzzed-out guitars, soaring vocals, and swaggering groove, North Carolina duo CRYSTAL SPIDERS’ debut album ‘Molt’ (2020) quickly won the hearts of stoner metal fans and critics alike. Now for their eagerly anticipated follow up ‘Morieris’, bassist Brenna Leath (Lightning Born, The Hell No) and drummer Tradd Yancey (Doomsday Profit) take a lead guitar assist from Mike Dean — Corrosion of Conformity bassist and Leath’s bandmate in fellow Ripple Music labelmates Lightning Born — for a rollercoaster ride of doomy atmospherics, razor-sharp riffs, and infectious rhythms.
CRYSTAL SPIDERS fits within the lineage of Sabbath-bred influences ranging from Fu Manchu to Kyuss, from Weedeater to Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats. But their broad scope — which pulls eagerly from classic rock dynamics and hardcore punk intensity, psychedelic texture and bluesy swing — pulls the band closer to contemporaries like Year of the Cobra and The Well.