MORASS OF MOLASSES RELEASE ‘SO FLOWS OUR FATE’ EP ON VINYL

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MORASS OF MOLASSES RELEASE ‘SO FLOWS OUR FATE’ EP ON VINYL on Thursday 27th August!

Morass Of Molasses have emerged from the Swamp (More commonly know as Reading) to create the kind of monumentally heavy blues riffs, which give rise to a deep stirring in the loins. Effortlessly establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with. Their short life so far has also seen them sharing stages with luminaries such as Ohhms, Desert Storm, XII Boar, Sea Bastard, Mother Corona, Limb, Gurt and many more.

Fresh off the back of their gutsy Jagermiester stage performance at Bloodstock. They are set to released the self-funded vinyl version of their debut EP ‘So Flows Our Fate’. Which has already garnered a tidal wave of critical acclaim.

‘Essential, Contemporary and Classic at the same time’
– Metal Imperium Magazine

‘Monolithic riffing, a great fuzz tone and, at its heart, solid groove.’
– Ghost Cult Magazine

‘Evocative melodies, distinguished statements, and swampy sludge’
– Doomed & Stoned

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Pressed onto deliciously Red Vinyl; this limited edition run of 200, marks the unsigned band’s ‘biggest achievement to date’ according to frontman Bones. Who adds ‘to spite that we still feel like this is just the beginning for us.’

The vinyl is available at shows or online from here:
Bandcamp: https://morassofmolasses.bandcamp.com

The release will be backed up by a short tour:
27/08/15 – The Wheatsheaf, Oxford
28/08/15 – Sludgefest, Reading
29/08/15 – GI Airsoft Fest, Great Westwood
30/08/15 – Hubfest, Cardiff

Find more details about Morass Of Molasses here:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MorassOfMolasses
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/MorassOfMolasses
Twitter: https://twitter.com/morassmolasses
Instagram: https://instagram.com/morassofmolasses/

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Morass of Molasses – So Flows Our Fate

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UK rockers Morass of Molasses have been locked on our radar and feeding primal needs ever since the first moment the band emerged from its founder’s previous impressive band Karn8 in 2013. Since then Bones The Beard with his soul grasping vocals and salacious baritone guitar lures, Phil The Mountain with his treacle thick grooves and rapacious riffs, and Chris The Beast whose rhythmic swings induce more physical earth tremors then fracking, have become one of the most potent and compelling, not to mention sonically tempestuous propositions in British stoner and heavy rock. After some seismic slabs of temptation posing as singles, the trio now unleash their debut EP, So Flows Our Fate. It is as epic as it is thunderous and further evidence that UK rock is not only ready to take on the world but poised to teach it some new and template shaping tricks.

Hailing from Reading, Morass of Molasses has earned a deserved and mighty reputation for a live presence which has seen them a constantly acclaimed and eagerly devoured provocation, especially across the south of England. Now is time for a national awakening and there is no doubt in their fan’s and indeed our minds that So Flows Our Fate is the incitement to do it, with the potential to ignite a much broader landscape simultaneously.

Morass-of-Molasses-Front-Cover-Final   Rotten Teeth is the first infestation of ears and psyche, also the first single from the band igniting a horde of slavering appetites all on its own in 2013. Its opening air is immediately portentous but swiftly defused by the dirt clad seduction of grooves and equally inviting riffs. There is also a predatory nature to the offering which descends straight away on the senses as well as a delicious and unpredictable character which sees the track, out of the blue, slip into a seductive lure of restrained and hypnotic rhythms alongside a bordering on toxic caress of guitar. Bones’ vocals discover a mellower character to the rasping snarls which lit the track from the start, and the whole twist provides a mesmeric spark for the imagination, if also a deceitful wrong-footing as you just sense it is toying with the listener and luring them in before unleashing its tempest again which of course it does after more of the insidious romance. When the eruption does come with the caustically flavoursome and intensive chorus, another wave of pleasure washes emotions before the delicious cycle begins all over again.

The track is superb, one which has only gained in stature and quality since its first unveiling two years ago, and a trait matched in the following Ashtabula. It too is an earlier song from the band which just seems to get richer and more intoxicating over time and listens, something easy to expect the new songs on the EP to similarly do. The second song has an even richer and thicker blues lilt to its magnetic sound and citric grooves, as well as that fascinating unpredictable tenacity which again from a fiery and ferocious start toys with expectations and imagination, moments of eye of the storm calm and virulent sonic explorations colliding and uniting with more hellacious and ravenous almost overwhelming heavily boned rock ferocity.

In the first two songs alone a depth and diversity to the Morass of Molasses sound, which truly sets the band apart from the rest, is open and stretched once again by Fear to Tread. As its predecessors, rhythms pound as the song prowls ears and psyche whilst at the same time casting a tribal bred tempting which frames and flirts with the winding tendrils of sonic ingenuity posing as melodies and the ‘soft spoken’ tones of Bone’s vocals. Of course it is all relative and the song from start to finish is a beast, again predator being the best word to use as it stalks with addictively sick grooves and bone shaking rhythms whilst stroking the senses with its lithe moves and venomous voracity.

The sludginess of the song is explored in another individual way by Bear River, the EP’s closing and just as mighty incitement. Rhythms again are shamanic in presence and resonance, their inescapable bait entangled in a vine of melodic reflection before it all brews up into noise driven smog of virulence which has elements of lighter almost pop like rock, erosive causticity, and scorching flames of delta blues bred devilry. This is all on top of the instinctive rich grooves and bracing riffs aligned to ravenous rhythms the band exhales like air from lungs.

It was hard not to expect great things from So Flows Our Fate because of those previous singles but the EP has brought home the sheer raw majesty and unbridled potential in the Morass of Molasses invention and imagination. Watch out world is all there is to add, oh apart from only a fool would ignore this exhilarating offering.

So Flows Our Fate is available now via Wicked Boy Records on CD and as a name your price download @ http://morassofmolasses.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/MorassOfMolasses

RingMaster 20/04/2015

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