2019 re-issue on 12” black vinyl with insert. Limited 150 copies
Doom gods Procession followed their Destroyers Of The Faith album with this single featuring the two songs Death And Judgement and Nightsky. Destroyers Of The Faith achieved quite a lot for Procession as vocalist/guitarist Felipe Plaza explains: It was acclaimed as the doom metal release of 2010 by several zines and fans of the genre, which lead to our second European tour and festivals during 2011. We played around 20 gigs during the winter and a few festivals, including Rock Hard (Germany), Up The Hammers (Greece), Hole In The Sky (Norway) and Muskelrock (Sweden). And commercially it was quite a success as well. Felipe stays modest: Well, let’s stick to reality, we’re talking doom metal here … it ain’t like we’ll ever end up selling 10,000 copies or something like that. Even in times when everything is sort of over-rated, or to say so, heavy metal bands get the chance to grow ‘bigger’ again, doom metal is probably the ONLY genre that stays kinda hidden, the audience is still ‘smaller’ than in any other genre and it’s also a sign that bands should stay with firm with their feet on ground and don’t get blinded by the lights of a temporary hype. 3,000 Destroyers Of The Faith vinyls is what we’ve probably sold so far, it’s good enough. Felipe continues: We want it HEAVY and DARK, and sometimes sitting at home only listening to Pentagram and Sabbath and thinking vintage ain’t enough … does that makes us better than the rest? Not sure … but it does make Procession a special thing for us, it’s pretty much ourselves poured in devotion onto the music we make with our goods and evils, our fast and slows, our bright and darks. And, as fans of the genre, it’s something we appreciate from that perspective, too. The main idea behind this release is to give people a taste of what the new album is gonna sound like, with an advance version of Death And Judgement on Side A and also pay a little to tribute to Agyl and Scald from Russia. So we recorded our own version of the underground epic doom metal classic Nightsky on Side B to commemorate 15 years since Agyl’s early departure and to remind people that back in 1996, five unpretentious Russian musicians recorded one of the best doom metal albums of all time and it is our mission to keep that legacy alive. The result is pretty much the HEAVIEST and DARKEST doom metal release of the year, so don’t miss it.
1. Death And Judgement
2. Nightsky-Scald cover