The psychedelic doom trio RAMESSES was spawned in the woodland of Dorset, England in 2003, and has been brutalizing its devoted fanbase ever since, unleashing a rash of EPs and demos, one full-length release, splits with NEGATIVE REACTION and UNEARTHLY TRANCE and more over the past seven years. They've ripped a wound in the U.K. and across the rest of Europe with brutalizing live shows alongside some of the best and heaviest names in the extreme metal world.
2010 brings the next slab of raging doom from RAMESSES, in the form of their second mammoth full-length release, "Take The Curse", which is set to infect the general public on the 2010 Summer Solstice, June 21. Releasing the album is new label Ritual Productions; the label formed by the band's management. The beast will see worldwide release on CD and digital download formats through Ritual, as well as a 2xLP version to be released by Scottish label At War With False Noise.
On "Take The Curse", mournful harmonies are the backdrop to the ever-increasing influence of the occult on the band. Although a riff tsunami remains the centerpiece, the RAMESSES sound is refracted through even more circles of hell; of dirge-sludge, of rhythm, of Lucifer himself. Grim melodies, blistering spaced-out guitar solos and atmospheric samples add depth to the tracks and display the band's eclectic traits and '70s influences.
"Take The Curse" track listing:
01. Iron Crow
03. Black Hash Mass
04. Take The Curse
05. Vinho dos Mortos
06. Baptism Of The Walking Dead
07. Another Skeleton
08. Hand Of Glory
09. The Weakening
10. Khali Mist
"Take The Curse" is a shattering expression of cruelty where RAMESSES' bleak sound finds an accurate counterpart in U.K. artists Jake and Dinos Chapman and their grand vision of suffering; the Chapmans' controversial art piece "Fucking Hell" has become the front cover art of "Take The Curse". The pieces of this masterpiece used for the album's art have never been released to the public until now. The CD version of the album will come with two alternative covers, and first 200 orders through the label web site will receive a limited edition collectors art card set featuring the two alternate covers.