Black Canvas


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Skyler Isaac
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Skyler Isaac Absolutely fantastic doom/stoner metal. Heavy as fuck with excellent musicianship. Great stuff. Favorite track: First Ascension.
Space Cadet
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Space Cadet I feel like cosmo-dude of the cover art — no chance to come down to Earth. Favorite track: Cosmonaut.
Donny McBride
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Donny McBride Space themed sludge music, why have you not bought this already? Favorite track: Cosmonaut.
Jacco de Boer
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Jacco de Boer Very impressive and heavy stuff by these youngsters. Crushing riffs, great songwriting. Light up, close eyes, drift into space.
Aidan Neuner
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Aidan Neuner Super impressed by this doom/sludge group. Crushing riffs contrast lighter melodies and interludes to make up one of my favorite recent doom metal releases. Favorite track: The Deep.
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Michael Cosmic doom with launch coordinates in Portland. The cosmonaut depicted may have met a grim fate, but the corresponding track and its crew of six are nothing short of stellar. Favorite track: Cosmonaut.
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SAOLA's debut full-length features 3 of the members on vocals, backed up with crushing leads, fuzzy bass and plenty of hard hitting drums. From the slamming rhythms of "The Deep", to the sweet melodies of "Cosmonaut" to the miserable atmosphere that is "Sea of Turmoil" to the fiery depths of "Brain Dust", recorded and produced by sound wizard Fester at Haywire Studios, Black Canvas marks a big milestone for the band, being their first officially released album.


released April 30, 2016

Ethan Conrad (Vox/ Co-Lead Guitar)
Elliott Washington (Vox/ Bass)
Malcolm Luis (Drums)
Zack Trani (Vox/ Co-lead Guitar)

Recorded by Fester at Haywire Studios



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SAOLA Portland, Oregon

Doom/sludge metal band from Portland, OR.

Ethan Conrad (Guitar/Vocals)

Elliott Washington (Bass/Vocals)

Malcolm Luis (Drums)

Zack Trani (Guitar/Vocals)
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