The "New Band To Burn One To" today is Archon.
Archon is a Brooklyn based doom / sludge metal band having played in various forms since 2008. Recently, the band completed it's first full length record "The Ruins at Dusk", available digitally via archondoom.com .
Archon is the brainchild of Andrew Jude, formerly of NYC sludge/doom heavyweights Agnosis (who broke up in 2006). Having shared the stage with doom heavyweights such as NYC legends Unearthly Trance, Negative Reaction, Relapse Records-signees Cough, and Brooklyn brethren Hull and Batillus, Archon will bring its unique blend of psychedelics, doom and unrelenting heavy sludge to the masses with the release of "The Ruins at Dusk" and it's first tour in 2011.
"The Ruins at Dusk" is the product of 2+ years of hard work & the collaboration of 7 people. The disc blends the atmospherics of Electric Wizard and Pink Floyd with the epic heaviness of Buried at Sea and Neurosis while maintaining a melodic sensibility reminiscent of doom godfathers St. Vitus and Black Sabbath.
Praise for Archon:
"Nothing but top-notch, down-tuned, and at times psychedelic Metal"- Disorderly Conduct Blog
"Archon is hypnotic, powerful and never boring…everything in their sound has a purpose"- Hellride Music
These New York crush merchants are a fine entry into the realm of punishing psychedelic doom/sludge metal giving bands such as the almighty Warhorse and Buried at Sea a run for their money. Go check them out now!