POSEIDON demolished all expectations with their 2017 Ripple Music debut, Prologue, a four-song, 44-minute concept piece that wove together elements of doom, sludge, prog and spacious atmospherics.
We even stated that “there are other British bands – not least OHMSS – doing the same kind of thing right now. But do they make you feel like Poseidon do? Do they conjure pictures of desolate shores and doomed ships being swallowed by icy black seas? Do they fizz and grind with dangerous looseness and broiling unpredictability? Hell no! For the most part, they’re as safe as a platonic friendship and that’s not how you’d aptly describe the tumultuous sounds of Poseidon”.
You can read our full review of Poseidon’s Prologue here.
The band stormed festivals including Hard Rock Hell, Bloodstock Open Air and DesertFest London and toured with the likes Orange Goblin, Saint Vitus and Mothership, and Prologue was received with almost reverential worldwide acclaim.
Unfortunately, that year also saw the departure of group members Matthew Bunkell and Jamie Starke, halting the band’s forward momentum……but the delay didn’t last long!
Not the types to give up on something so special, Raza and Matt recruited Yusuf Tary from sludge behemoths SLABDRAGGER to assume bass and vocal duties, and welcomed back Roland Scriver from doom legends SERPENT VENOM on second guitar.
Armed with this new arsenal and elevated sonic pedigree, they set immediately back to work.
POSEIDON are currently in the studio writing furiously. Late 2018 will see the band return to the road, and if all goes well, the next chapter in The Medius Chronicle will surface next year, with more updates to come as the massively-anticipated record comes together.
Matt Norris – Guitar
Yusuf Tary – Bass/Vocals
Roland Scriver – Guitar
Raza Khan – Drums