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Hear the planets move in ITUS “The Chaplain”

This track from Toronto doom band ITUS sounds elemental. Apparently it’s inspired by a video game called Warhammer, but I don’t know anything about video games so I can’t speak to that. But I can tell you that “The Chaplain” sounds like the languid expansion of the universe; the impassive serenity of planetary movement; the inexorable eroding of rock by wind and water; the absurd “progress” of humanity set against a backdrop of endless time. It’s achingly heavy and crushingly slow, just like epic doom should be. The track is off their upcoming Primordial EP that’s out March 13, 2020 and can be pre-ordered here. Today we’re happy to be sharing “The Chaplain” with you right here, so right now let ITUS drive all thought from your mind and leave only doom behind…

Video edited and directed by Joseph Wafford Media

“The Chaplain” definitely stands out from the rest of the EP. This one really came together nicely in the studio with the huge droning guitars and Reinier’s vocals. We really wanted “The Chaplain” to feel like this super psychedelic, spaced-out soundscape. Reinier wrote the lyrics based around the game ‘Warhammer’ and the ‘rift in space’ from the game. 

Art by Paul Callaghan (1978)
 
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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation.

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