CSR is pleased to announce the coming of Queen Elephantine’s ‘Garland Of Skulls’ in heavyweight (180 gram) Black Vinyl on November 18. It will be limited to 250 hand-numbered copies. Originally released in CD format in 2011, it was their third full-length and presents a long song in three parts: Garland of Skulls—kapālamālā. The CD has long since been out of print.
The group formed in 2006 in Hong Kong. In the last third of 2007 they moved base to New York. Presently they are between New York and Providence.
They have shared the stage with such musical luminaries as Earthride, Solace, Cough, Elder, Black Pyramid, Pale Divine, Vorvadoss, Naam and many others.
“To put this band into some sort of perspective, I would have to put them sort of what Pink Floyd or Hawkwind would be if they went metal while on serious rounds of downers while experimenting with some instruments from India… Forceful yet very melancholy, with this overall bleak feeling that nears the bottom of pure desperation in every word sung… Pretty heavy shit. 8/10” -Doom Mantia
Garland Of Skulls credits/info:
Approx. Running Time: 35 Minutes
1. Potency (10:28)
2. Libation (9:50)
3. Garland of Skulls (14:45)
Indrayudh Shome – Guitar, Vocals
Rajkishen Narayanan – Vocals
Brett Zweiman – Bass
Mike Isley – Drums
Srinivas Reddy – Tanpura
Chris Dialogue – Additional noise on Tr 2
Recorded by Trent Ramseyer at B@1 Studio in Brea
CA in July 2010 and B Zweiman and Robin Hood at
Funkadelic Studios in New York NY in Jan 2011
Mixed by I. Shome.
Mastered by Billy Anderson.
Artwork by Sean Schock.