Occult traditional heavy metal band HOUR OF 13 has signed with Shadow Kingdom Records. This group features ex-VESTAL CLARET vocalist/lyricist Philip Swanson (UPWARDS OF ENDTIME, SEAMOUNT) and ex-SEVEN FOOT SPLEEN member Chad Davis (also of Neurot Records' U.S. CHRISTMAS and long-running American black metal bands ANU and DEMONCY) handling the guitar, bass, drum and songwriting duties.
HOUR OF 13's debut album will include eight tracks of heavily bleak, true occult based NWOBHM-styled doom easily compared to the likes of BLACK SABBATH, PAGAN ALTAR, WIDOW (UK),WITCHFYNDE, WITCHFINDER GENERAL, SAINT VITUS, PENTAGRAM and QUARTZ. A November 1 release is expected.
For more information, visit www.myspace.com/hourof13doom.