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Hear the shadowy doom and filthy sludge of OLDE “A New King”

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My partner keeps calling 2021 “2120,” and it makes me wonder what 2120 is going to look like. What new technologies will come in to replace the archaic, ancient computers that run our world now? What species will have survived the impending doom we’re bringing upon ourselves, as scientists call for change and oil barons make backroom deals? Listening to the sludgy doom of Toronto’s OLDE, I feel like a traveler of 2120 making my way back to the site that represents our present world. I feel the acid rain whipping my skin and the heavy, malodorous air pushing into my lungs. I’m listening to their single “A New King,” and to me, it’s a story as old as time – as one king dies, another takes his place, and as things change they stay the same – and our hope is eternal as we pray to our gods for relief and forgiveness. And all this fantastical woe is wrapped in a shadowy doom and filthy sludge package that reminds me that what we will always have is our ability to create, in anger or despair or fervor. “A New King” is off their forthcoming album Pilgrimage that comes out on March 19th and you can pre-order it now via Seeing Red Records (North America) or Sludgelord Records (Europe). Right here and now, listen to our exclusive stream of the new OLDE single…

Art by Alexandre Goulet (@goulexdesign)
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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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