After a five-year break, Richmond’s COUGH have returned with their newest opus, Still They Pray. Produced by Electric Wizard’s Jus Oborn and recorded by Oborn and Windhand’s Garrett Morris, Still They Pray is the kind of monolithic cosmic doom that will take the listener to the heights of despair and the bottom of the abyss. With this release, COUGH summon psychedelic feedback-driven melodies just to deconstruct them to their core. Still They Pray is easily COUGH at their most focused: pessimistic riffs and tortured grooves collide in melodic agony alongside a hallucinogenic blend of harsh and clean incantations, crushing and cathartic yet utterly mesmerizing. Step through the gates of madness and stare into the void.
Still They Pray is set for release via Relapse Records on CD/2xLP/Digital this comingJune 3. Physical pre-orders and bundle deals are available via Relapse.com here, and digital copies can be pre-ordered through COUGH‘s Bandcamp page at this location. Stay tuned for more information to be announced shortly about COUGH live performances.