Today's "New Band To Burn One To" hails from Montpellier, France.
VERDUN was born in 2010 by the communion of five musicians with substantial backgrounds (some members appear in Fleshdoll (Pervade Prod.), Grandizer (Basement Apes), Raspoutine etc.) who have in common the passion for heavy and hypnotic musics. Their master ? Hawkwind, Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Pagan Altar or Saint Vitus. After spending months in a cave of Montpellier (FRANCE) torturing their instruments in a wet cave, they decide to leave the darkness and carry the psychedelic flame that burns inside themselves. They hit the stage with Electric Wizard, Kylesa, Red Fang or with famous french bands like As We Draw, Quartier Rouge or Pord. VERDUN plays an anxious and oppressing Doom Metal whith heavy riffs, tortured melodies embbeded in fogs of delay, some spectral voices and atmospheres that introduce the end of the world. In the beginning of 2011, VERDUN makes an endorsement deal with Mazzette which provides their new prototypes of stompboxes in order to shape a very personnal sound to the band. Now, the five doomsters have just finished the recording of their debut EP "The Cosmic Escape of Admiral Masuka". The CD version is available now through Head Records (Pneu, Ofo Am, Goodbye Diana...) and in Tape on Throatruiner Records (Birds in Row, Comity, Plebian Grandstand, As we Draw...).
"Slow and repetitive doom grooves infest your brain as the distant and tortured vocal yammer tears at your soul. This is a brilliant concoction of what happens when you bring together the somberness of doom and the aggressiveness of hardcore. Let Verdun punish your eardrums today with their twisted take on doom."