Last week, in all the hoopla of Derek Rydquist leaving The Faceless, we revealed a new project has been formed, Bewilderbiest, that features Rydquist on bass as well as members of Intronaut and Abysmal Dawn . At the time, not much was revealed except for a Facebook page but the sleuths at Metalsucks emailed guitarist Sacha Dunable who revealed fans can expect some very doomy music and not much in the way of touring. His full statement:
Derek Donley is mixing it right now and we should be ready to post something in a week or two. This shit is sounding heavy as fuck, but I’m sure it won’t be for everyone, especially the tech death guys. It’s basically 45 minutes of crushing doom metal in the vein of old My Dying Bride, Anathema, etc, but maybe a little more “sludgy” sounding and probably with more of a melodic/psychadelic emphasis. We’re all really stoked on it though. I basically have had a few of these songs demoed out for an imaginary band for a few years now, and Derek D and I started working on them back in January. Derek Rydquist was moving down to LA around that time and wanted to jam on something like this, and Charles has been on deck to do guitar/vocals ever since I first demoed the songs back in ’08 or so.
The band probably won’t be looking to do any heavy touring, but we’ll definitely start playing shows this year and probably make ourselves available for short runs or festivals or something. It’s meant to be a pretty laid back operation where we can just get together and make music without having to worry about the crap that comes with being in a full on touring band.
While no music is released yet, you can check out some photos of the band recording here.