On Friday, San Francisco doom band The Watchers release their debut album, Black Abyss, via Ripple Music. The band features members of Orchid, SpiralArms, Systematic and BlackGates, and their sound is a burly mix of classic doom a la The Obsessed with some melodic sludge in the vein of Corrosion of Conformity. It’s heavy stuff, but with some massive hooks and soaring anthems. And today, Treble premieres the entirety of the album before it’s released. Listen to the full The Watchers Black Abyss stream below, and take a look at the band’s upcoming tour dates.
The Watchers tour dates:
3/9 Los Angeles, CA – Five Star
3/10 Tempe, AZ – Palo Verde
3/11 El Paso, TX – The Rockhouse
3/12 Lubbock, TX – TBA
3/14 Austin, TX – Spiderhouse
3/15 Austin, TX – Texas Mist
3/16 Austin, TX – Valhalla
3/17 San Antonio, TX -Limelight
3/31 Redwood City, CA – Club Fox
5/5 London, England – DesertFest London (w/ High on Fire, Graveyard, Monster Magnet)
6/24 Frederick, MD – Cafe 611 (w/ The Obsessed, Weedeater)
Jeff Terich is the founder and editor of Treble. He's been writing about music for 20 years and has been published at American Songwriter, Bandcamp Daily, Reverb, Spin, Stereogum, uDiscoverMusic, VinylMePlease and some others that he's forgetting right now. He's still not tired of it.