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DOWNLOAD: Oak - "Cowards And Undeserving" (MP3 Excerpt)

Oak II album art
Oak II

Oak owes a debt of gratitude to the dimly-lit and woofer-rattling corners of doom inhabited by the likes of Burning Witch, Khanate, sunn o))), and funeral doom of the most frightening kind. Light-hearted it is not, but unrelenting and merciless it is. The band's self-titled debut, released on A389 Records, was a sleeper hit for some (like Kim Kelly) and now the band is preparing it's new LP for release, II. The LP, which features "Cowards And Undeserving" excerpted above, is currently available for preorder on 210-gram vinyl in white (100 of em) and black (566).

Also due on A389 is the new LP from NJ's Pharoah, a post-metal/doom/hardcore band who posted their demo for free download earlier this year. The strong, two track demo reappears in 7" form via the label and is currently up for preorder. Check out the cover art below. Maybe you caught the band when they played The Charleston on Saturday with Dutchguts and High Priest.

The label also has a soundboard recording from of a recent Rot In Hell live show entitled Niu (preorder it). The label will also has new records in the works from Integrity, Creepout, Roses Never Fade, Weekend Nachos, Gehenna, The Love Below, Seraphim and others, not to mention a new LP from Pulling Teeth!

In other A389 news, the label confirmed it's annual bash for January 22nd, 2011. No word on the lineup thus far (last year included Ringworm and Integrity among many others) or where it'll go down, but be prepared.

The Pharoah cover art and current Oak tour dates with Anhedonist are below...

Pharoah cover art

Fri 20th in SF, CA
Sat 21st Bay Area, CA
Sun 22nd in LA, CA
Mon 23rd in Phoenix AZ, c/o Get Destroyed
Tues 24th in Flagstaff, AZ c/o This Runs on Blood
Wed 25th in either Santa Fe or Albuquerque
Thurs 26th in Denver,CO
Fri 27th in kansas city, MO?
Sat 28th Ohio?
Sunday 29th Pittsburgh, PA?

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