VENUS SLEEPS, the Dublin psychedelic doom metal band will launch their new album Dead Sun Worship with a show in The Cellar Bar, Eglinton Street, this Saturday from 8.30pm.
Venus Sleeps was founded by Sie Carrol in 2012 as a solo project, but the positive response to a demo recording he made convinced him to assemble a band, enlisting bassist Sean O’Connor (ex-Utopian Ruins, Petrochenical Accelerator ), drummer Fergal Malone, and second guitarist Steven Anderson (ex-Cruachan, Yurt ). They has since enjoyed comparisons to Electric Wizard, Hawkwind, Pentagram and Black Sabbath, and performed with Tribulation, Slomatics, Lecherous Gaze, Headless Kross, and Wizards of Firetop Mountain. Dead Sun Worship has been described by the Doom Metal Heaven website as having songs the “cleverly twist and swirl whilst rarely losing their beard-trembling momentum…and a droning psychedelic undercurrent that takes your mind to far-flung corners of the galaxy.” The gig is organized by HexenHaus Productions. Support is from Galway doom metallersWeed Priest and Drogheda dark ambient project Oh Daith. Doors open 8:30pm. Admission is €4. Galway Advertiser