Philadelphia’s BARDUS has unveiled an intoxicating new flood of “Haze” from the psychedelic/noise rock-soaked ways of their new Stella Porta album, premiering the track through their hometown cohorts at underground arts/humanities webzine, Blow The Scene. Bringing to mind some of their now-labelmates at Solar Flare Records, like Pigs, The Great Sabatini, and Fashion Week, BARDUS shows how to faultlessly tread the turf between worlds, simultaneously delivering accessible, melodic, alternative songwriting, while also retaining plenty of harsh, gnarly, noise-rock attributes.
The new track “Haze” is a prime example of BARDUS‘ melting pot mentality. Blow The Scene refers to the band as, “one of the few underground bands that offers a dark and saturating heavy presence while maintaining an air of accessibility not off-putting to even the most ardent fans of abrasive metal while giving psychedelic metallers a lot to love. BARDUS are a difficult band to categorize with a live show that sees walls of speaker cabinets primed to shake the listener to his or her core, with the experience falling somewhere between Sunn O))) meeting Fight Amp at a Fugazi basement show after stepping into a time machine and everyone proceeded to get blazed out of their minds.”
Swing by Blow The Scene and take a puff of BARDUS’ “Haze” by clicking RIGHT HERE.
The band also previously gave the public a “Smoke Bath” via MetalSucks HERE.
Stella Porta will be released on CD and digitally on April 1st; preorder packages are available HERE.
Having just returned home from The Cosmic Oddity Tour into the Midwest and back with Grizzlor, BARDUS will head back out on the road directly in conjunction with the release of Stella Porta. The new trek will see the band playing in Columbia, South Carolina on March 31st, then meeting up with The Glorious Rebellion the following day for a ten-city run together up and down the East Coast through April 10th. Additional tour dates will continue to be announced throughout the coming months.
BARDUS Tour Dates:
3/02/2016 Spacebar – Columbus, OH w/ Grizzlor
3/04/2016 Quenchers – Chicago, IL w/ Grizzlor
3/05/2016 Gooski’s – Pittsburgh, PA w/ Grizzlor
3/06/2016 Sandpiper House – Shepherdstown, WV w/ Grizzlor
3/31/2016 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC
4/01/2016 Midtown Speakeasy – Tallahassee, FL w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/02/2016 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/03/2016 Tallgary’s Cantina – Asheville, NC w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/04/2016 The Golden Pony – Harrisonburg, VA w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/05/2016 The Sidebar – Baltimore, MD w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/06/2016 The Waiting Room – Philadelphia, PA w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/07/2016 The Hook Up – Virginia Beach, VA w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/08/2016 Wonderland – Richmond, VA w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/09/2016 Scrap Iron Gallery – Wilmington, NC w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/10/2016 HBGB – Brunswick, GA w/ The Glorious Rebellion
Following their debut full-length, Solus, self-released in 2013, BARDUS continues to challenge listeners with their output. Continued touring and support has brought them to where they’re at today, and BARDUS has continued to develop a sound of their own, as proven on their newest album, Stella Porta. The album’s seven tunes bring on nearly a half-hour of mood-altering thunder, merging heavy, groove-drenched sludge, cosmically-intoxicated psychedelia, and throat-clenching noise rock riffage, which more than appropriately fits the roster of the band’s new label home, Clermont-Ferrand noisemerchants Solar Flare Records.