San Francisco heavy metallers THE WATCHERS premiere new album “Nyctophilia” in full; out May 3rd on Ripple Music!

San Francisco heavy metallers THE WATCHERS premiere new album “Nyctophilia” in full; out May 3rd on Ripple Music!
Bay Area American heavy metal purveyors THE WATCHERS premiere their sophomore album “Nyctophilia” exclusively on The Sleeping Shaman, in anticipation of its official release via Ripple Music this Friday 3rd May.

Listen to new album “Nyctophilia” via Doomed & Stoned

Expect to be bowled over the very first time you hear it.” Flying Fiddlesticks

“The Watchers seem to have discovered a secret stash of riffs that they don’t want to share with anyone else. Nyctophilia is full of the damn things, all electric energy and gripping groove.” Wonderbox Metal

Nyctophilia grabs you from the moment it starts and doesn’t let up until its final glorious ride into pitch-black oblivion.” Ghost Cult Mag

Narducci’s vocals have a metallic sheen that is clean and melodic, but deadly when they need to be. Guitars are again beautifully recorded and the tone has real luster. You can’t ask for a better vibe, and this really ups the ante.” Doomed & Stoned

Following their 2018 debut album “Black Abyss” and the recent live EP “High and Alive”, high-octane San Francisco American metal purveyors THE WATCHERS are now ready to unleash their sophomore album “Nyctophilia” upon the world. Brilliantly capturing the foursome’s towering musicianship and anthemic songwriting, this new album melds the raucous spirit of classic heavy metal with sizzling guitars, loud grooves and Tim Narducci’s searing vocals. Aptly described as “a band who incorporate the best bits of High On Fire and Rainbow” by UK website Echoes & Dust, the Californian rifflords are back sounding louder and sharper than ever, ready to annihilate everything in their roaring path! “Nyctophilia” was produced and engineered by Max Norman (Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth).

THE WATCHERS “Nyctophilia”
Out May 3rd on Ripple Music (vinyl/CD)
International preorder – US preorder

Formed in 2016 in the Bay Area, THE WATCHERS is a conglomerate of members from Spiral Arms, White Witch Canyon, Black Gates, Systematic, and Vicious Rumors. The band signed to California powerhouse Ripple Music in the early days and released their long-sold-out debut EP “Sabbath Highway” the same year, which led to an invitation to play US major heavy event Maryland Doom Fest.

During the recording of their debut full-length “Black Abyss”, THE WATCHERS met legendary producer and engineer Max Norman (Ozzy Osbourne, Megadeth, Death Angel, Y&T), who agreed to work on the album and make it a turning point record in the band’s fast-rising career. The band consecutively embarked on a full US tour, then performed at Desertfest London, SXSW and Maryland Doom Fest in 2018, leading them to become a staple band among the heavy rock and metal underground. To cope with the absence of shows caused by the global pandemic, THE WATCHERS released their “High and Alive” EP in 2020 via Ripple Music. They are now ready to set the metal and rock’n’roll world ablaze again with their sophomore album “Nyctophilia”, coming in the spring of 2024 via Ripple Music.

Tim Narducci – Vox/Guitar
Jeremy Von Epp – Guitar
Chris Lombardo – Bass
Nick Benigno – Drums


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