Camel of Doom have gone from a one person band to a two person band by adding a bass player… however DRUMMER REQUIRED – We are now based in LEEDS, ENGLAND. Gear and Transport necessary. Must be able to play tight to a click track, keep good time during slow sections and be able to sustain a fast beat for a few minutes straight. We have 1.5 hours of material rehearsed and ready to gig and want to start as soon as possible.
10 years ago, in July 2002, my early solo musical dabblings were brought together under the title Camel of Doom. I re-evaluated what was good and bad about the music I had created and did the logical thing – chucked the shit and kept only the good. In the months that followed I recorded and released two EPs, The Song with Rocks In and Child of the Scream. In the years that followed, I attempted to hone the sound and expand on it, something which I hope did not go unnoticed.
The addition of a full permanent live line up in 2004/2005 allowed the creation of tracks such as Earthhammer and Monolith, that many see as the defining sound of the band. I chose not to stay still though and continued the advancement of the sound, and hope that soon I will be able to widely release the new album.
Work goes on. I am currently seeking a label for the release of the album, as you know. I am also looking for musicians to join me so that we can take the band to a wider audience by playing live once more.
Heres to the next 10 years!
Kris Clayton, 1st July 2012
The new Camel of Doom album is ready for release!
It was recorded, mixed and mastered at Priory Recording Studios by Esoteric mainman and longtime collaborator Greg Chandler. The album has been recorded to a fully professional standard at the bands own expense, and comes complete with a full set of artwork expanding on the themes found within the record. It is ready for release immediatly.
The band is now looking for a label to release the record to the mutual advantage of both parties.
Any interested parties please contact the band at firstname.lastname@example.org for full press release and album promo in your desired format (CD, 320kpbs MP3, FLAC, WAV)
This is something that has sat on my hard disk for 7 years. I gave it a bit of a weird mix last night, and here it is. Its about as close to a jam/improv as a one man band can get.
Just an update on progress…
The album writing has been mostly finished for some time now, and has been finalized very recently. Tracking has been done by myself at various times and places between December 2009 and now. The vocals were recorded a fortnight ago (or thereabouts) at Priory Recording Studios. We also reamped all the guitars and bass. It sounds MASSIVE, and I hope you will all be as blown away with the sound on the new record as I am!
The mixing and mastering of the record will take place at Priory Recording Studios once again between 21st and 26th of May. I fully expect engineer Greg Chandler (my former band mate from Esoteric) to do the material maximum justice. Having worked closely with Greg in the past I have developed a good working relationship with him that enables maximum results!
I have been arguing with myself about whether to announce the title and track list at this moment. I have decided to hold off until I have finalized the artwork and then let loose in one go!
I will however give a quick description of what you will find within the album:
The balance of the album has swung the other way somewhat from The Diviners Sage, which lent slightly in favor of the clean sections. Whilst we retain many clean interludes, and building parts that go from zero to crushing via Floyd-esque jams, there is a definite emphasis on the HEAVY. Coupled with the quality of the recording, I hope people will get a real sense of volume and power from this record!
Important elements of previous Camel of Doom records that will be present here: Light and shade, building parts, emotional peaks and troughs, ambiances/spacey effects galore, general trippiness and feeling of movement, and of course, that most important of elements: SAXOPHONE!
Stay posted for more info!!!