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Cloak of Skies (Atmospheric Death​/​Doom Metal)

by DRUG HONKEY (US)

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Richard Weems Good, god, this band!! Every track takes you into this heavy, psychedelic sound buried deep in a cave there might be no escape from. They make me want to turn out the lights and hope that dreaded forms will start floating past and through my windows.
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Peter Rabbit Your body may be in bed, shivering and drenched in cold sweat, but your mind is far, far away, in a surrealist hellscape made up by our collective consciousness, where all souls go to die after going through a reverse Samsara of sorts, getting filthier and filthier as millennia pass by. Highly recommended for fans of dirty, spacey sludge. Favorite track: Cloak of Skies (ft. saxophone by Bruce Lamont of YAKUZA).
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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This is a recent reissue in a beautiful 8-panel digipak edition with lyrics and complete info. Don't miss out on this masterpiece!

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Here's the all-new Drug Honkey box set which features the band's completely new logo and has a never-before gold-foiling effect with fresh items. Each box set is uniquely numbered and is a must-have for fans of the band. They won't be reprinted. The contents are as follows -

    ► Autographed certificate with unique numbering
    ► New 8-panel digipak with lyrics
    ► Coaster
    ► Bottle opener + keychain
    ► New logo sticker

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    It's a rare pleasure to have two sonically similar releases in the same span of time. Some would even refer them to being AOTY contenders overall. If you haven't picked up a copy these albums, and are looking to check it out, here's a low-priced combo with Drug Honkey's limited CD and Jupiterian's 8-panel Digipak CD. Listen to the band here - jupiterian.bandcamp.com

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  • DRUG HONKEY - Hail Satan (Reissue)
    Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    This is the massively underrated sophomore full length by this surreal atmospheric doom/sludge band. It's regarded by many as the turning point in the band's career and if you ask me, it's unlike any other out there. Here are a few copies from the Russian label that reissued this one recently (it's been long sold out!) at the same price. Listen to their infamous song Heroin here - youtu.be/TqPYh4cewvQ

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  • “Cloak of Skies” - UV-Laminated BLACK BOX SET
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    Limited to 50 handnumbered copies, these UV-laminated box sets are for the hardcore Drug Honkey fans. This comes with a never before 'Cloak of Skies' poster, CD, sticker and even a Drug Honkey guitar pick! Each box set will also contain a handnumbered certificate with a unique number. These will never be printed again and if you're a fan of this excellent band, you don't want to miss out on this.

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  • “Cloak of Skies” - T-SHIRT + DIGITAL DOWNLOAD
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    These are full colour front and back printed T-shirts made available from the label. We're only printing only 30 from our end and it's advisable to pre-order your size ASAP. Please do note that the sizes are going to be smaller than normal, so it's best to go for a size up. Thanks!

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  • “Cloak of Skies” - Expanded Limited Edition Cassette
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    EXPANDED EDITION COMES VEILED IN A DIY TAN FABRIC BAG WITH A CUSTOM DRUG HONKEY DESIGN SCREEN PRINTED ON THE FRONT / BACK OF THE BAGS, EACH BAG IS HAND-NUMBERED OUT OF 50 UNITS ONLY!! PACKAGE INCLUDES PRINTED BAG, 1 CASSETTE COPY OF 'CLOAK OF SKIES' ALBUM, 1 11X17" DRUG HONKEY POSTER, a 3" HIGH X 4.5" WIDE DRUG HONKEY EMBROIDERED LOGO PATCH, AND ALSO A DIGITAL DOWNLOAD CARD.. WE ONLY HAVE 10 AVAILABLE HERE!!

    CASSETTE EDITION MADE POSSIBLE FROM ASCENSION MONUMENTS MEDIA.

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  • “Cloak of Skies” - Limited Edition Cassette
    Cassette + Digital Album

    Standard version of the 'Cloak of Skies' cassette. Features the album on high-quality audio cassettes. Includes a 6 panel, full-color pro-printed Jcard, yellow-shelled cassettes w/black direct-on-shell printing, and includes a digital download card. Edition of 100 hand-numbered units. 51 - 100 are the 'standard' versions. 01 - 50 are the 'expanded edition' which are also available for order here. See the description for the expanded edition for more details on what comes with that version. We only have 10 available here!!

    Cassette edition made possible from Ascension Monuments Media.

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  • AUTOGRAPHED “Cloak of Skies” - DOUBLE LP + Digital Download
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    This super limited DOUBLE LP is beautifully packaged & sounds amazing.
    High quality vinyl MADE IN USA.
    200 copies worldwide.

    These are the band's share of the LPs and each of them will be autographed. The label's share is sold out. They will be shipped out directly from the band in US to anywhere in the world.

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about

US band DRUG HONKEY have always been a step ahead of their peers, if there were any in the first place. Their brand of death/doom is something nightmarish, vaguely psychedelic and exudes a post-apocalyptic quality too. They've taken the vision of GODFLESH and added their own twist to it, making it darker, surreal and morbid. And yet there's a strangely reassuring quality to their atmospheric music. There's a form of tenacity in their music of the same kind that will have you crawl ahead in life despite all its inherent ugliness pinning you down. They are taking things to a different level, with guest contributions from the legend himself, Justin K. Broadrick (GODFLESH, JESU) and Bruce Lamont (YAKUZA, CORRECTIONS HOUSE) with his saxophone eeriness, and having the hand-painted artwork of Paolo Girardi (INQUISITION, CHTHE'ILIST) represent the pulsating sickness of this ambitious and unconventional release.

credits

released May 5, 2017

Paul Gillis (Honkey Head) - Vocals, synths, samples, fx
Adam Smith (BH Honkey) - Drums
Gabe Grosso (Hobbs) - Guitar
Ian Brown (Brown Honkey) - Bass


OFFICIAL VIDEO #1 - youtu.be/dmhtF8Fn5lQ


OFFICIAL VIDEO #2 - youtu.be/ckaffIelxBY



PREMIERES -


METAL HAMMER (UK) -
teamrock.com/news/2017-05-23/drug-honkey-release-new-video-for-pool-of-failure


ROLLING STONE (India) -
rollingstoneindia.com/exclusive-release-american-doomsayers-drug-honkey-the-oblivion-of-an-opiate-nod/


DECIBEL MAGAZINE (US) - decibelmagazine.com/blog/2017/4/26/track-premiere-drug-honkey-pool-of-failure-justin-broadrick-remix


METAL INJECTION (US) -
www.metalinjection.net/av/song-premiere/drug-honkey-delivers-eclectic-death-doom-with-its-not-the-way


CVLT NATION (US) -
www.cvltnation.com/psychedelic-post-apocalyptic-doom-now-streaming-drug-honkey-sickening-wasteoid/


TOILET OV HELL (US) -
www.toiletovhell.com/video-premiere-drug-honkey-sickening-wasteoid/


THE OBELISK (US) -
theobelisk.net/obelisk/2017/03/22/drug-honkey-cloak-of-skies-pool-of-failure-premiere/


THE SLUDGELORD (US) -
thesludgelord.blogspot.co.uk/2017/05/track-premiere-drug-honkey-deliver.html


NO CLEAN SINGING (US) - www.nocleansinging.com/2017/03/06/an-ncs-premiere-drug-honkey-cloak-of-skies/



PRESS -


- "Epic, imperious, fucking massive" - Dom Lawson (editor), METAL HAMMER MAGAZINE (UK)


- "Drug Honkey make it work incredibly well" - DECIBEL MAGAZINE (US)


- "in a league of their own" - CHICAGO READER (US)


- "will slice your drug-addled face off" - ROADBURN MAGAZINE (Netherlands)


- "this is Drug Honkey's best material to date" - Autothrall, FROM THE DUST RETURNED (US) 9.25/10


- "this one stands next to the absolute genre classics" - MERCHANTS OF AIR (Belgium)


- "Drug Honkey would easily be in my top two" - HEAD-BANGER REVIEWS (US)


- "at the same time terrifying and beautiful, lulling me into a disturbing trance" - CVLT NATION (US)


- "Drug Honkey's new album has quite a bit of clout behind it" - METAL INJECTION (US)


- "one of my favorites of 2017" - MORE FUZZ (US)


- "a success" - THRASHOCORE (France)


- "unique approach to psychedelic Death Doom Metal" - METAL BANDCAMP (US)


- "superb album" - METAL TALK (UK) 9/10


- "Drug Honkey have always been a step ahead of their peers" - THE SLUDGELORD (UK)


- "If there were any justice in the universe, they’d be playing in art galleries" - THE OBELISK (US)


- "a stunning listen" - METAL TALK (UK) 9/10


- "huge terrifying atmosphere" - WINGS OF DEATH (Netherlands)


- "an unsettling cosmic doom experience" - HELLBOUND (Canada)


- "you will not be disappointed" - TOILET OV HELL (US)


- "Excellent" - DEADLY STORM (Czech Republic)


- "I've not heard an album like this in a long time, and I've a feeling I won't any time soon" - METAL BITE (US) 9.5/10


- "an interesting journey to the other side of reality" - AVE NOCTEM (UK) 8/10


- "genius" - RIFF RELEVANT (US)


- "it has a magnetic and immersive quality" - NO CLEAN SINGING (US)


- "Terrifyingly essential" - THE KILLCHAIN (US)


- "excellent" - THE METAL FORGE (US)


- "a success" - THRASHOCORE (France)


- "don’t pass up Drug Honkey" - WORMWOOD CHRONICLES (US)


- "This album is alive with atmosphere" - DOOMED AND STONED (US)


- "compelling, enchanting, sombre" - LORDS OF METAL (Netherlands)


- "you should not miss" - SICMAGGOT (Czech Republic)


- "the definition of industrial sludge" - DUTCH DISTORTION (Netherlands)


- "frighteningly authentic" - STORMBRINGER (Austria)


- "bring doom/death metal in their own way" - DARKVIEW (Belgium)


- "certainly something unique" - WORSHIP METAL (US)


- "Nightmarish indeed" - DEAD RHETORIC (US)


- "Absolute whirlwind!" - DEADLY STORM (Czech Republic)


- "hypnotize yourself" - ZWARE METALEN (Netherlands)


- "like being surrounded by the lilving dead" - THE INDEPENDENT VOICE (US)


- "interesting" - FEMFORGACS (Hungary)



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Official Band Facebook - facebook.com/drughonkey

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