Previously only available in CD and Digital formats, ‘Garland of Skulls’ has long since been out of print in CD format. It is now available for pre-order, releasing November 18 2016. It will be released as a limited edition (250) hand-numbered 12″ heavyweight (180 gram) black vinyl.
Queen Elephantine, modal psychedelic doom, presents their third album: a long song in three parts, Garland of Skulls—kapālamālā. They have also released several EPs, including splits with Sons of Otis and Elder. Formed in Hong Kong in 2006 and migrated to USA, the band is currently based between NYC and RI.
“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
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 by 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.
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