Extra Terrestrial

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Brit Doom Progsters ‘Camel of Doom’ reboot their fourth album ‘Terrestrial’ on Friday 2nd December, through all stores.

Camel of Doom were officially formed back in 2001 by Kris Clayton, at the remarkable age of 13. During its infancy, the band released a series of rough EPs and their debut album, The Desert At Night, which arrived in 2003. The following year, Kris recruited a number of his schoolmates and set about playing a cluster of gigs in their local area. This line-up slowly fizzled out towards the end of 2005, but not before delivering their second album, The Diviners Sage, which was later released in 2008.

The band saw little activity for the remainder of the decade, during which time Kris further honed his craft as an experimental Doomster, being a member of UK Doom legends Esoteric. In 2011, an EP containing freshly recorded versions of some of the best songs from the debut album The Night After Time, was mixed by Esoteric frontman Greg Chandler (who has also co-engineered and mixed each album since). Reinvigorated, Kris realised that he was able to produce high quality output on his own and so set about recording a third album, Psychodramas: Breaking the Knots of Twisted Synapse. Melding together the sounds of Neurosis, Pink Floyd,Hawkwind and even aspects of Esoteric, Psychodramas was released in December 2012 and finally captured the psych/prog/doom vibe that Kris had always wanted to produce.

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Kris immediately began writing the follow-up, and joined forces with bassist Simon Whittle. Not fully satisfied with the sound of programmed drums on the last album, the duo decided to enlist the help of a session drummer in the form of Thomas Vallely (Lychgate, Omega Centuri). The process of jamming the songs out with multiple members and recording with real instruments helped to shape a much more organic sounding record. In order to further their live sound, drummer Ben Nield entered the fold in August 2015, just as their fourth album Terrestrial was completed.

Camel Of Doom made their return to the stage at the end of last year, but soon after, Simon left the band. This left Kris and Ben to continue playing live as a two piece, performing several highly successful gigs together.

Terrestrialwas originally released to a limited audience in February 2016. However, the
band are set to re-release the album on Friday 2nd December, as they prepare for further shows, and never letting up, commence work on their fifth album.

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