Profound Lore presents the devastating debut full-length album from Reeking Aura, “Blood and Bonemeal”, confirming the record for late July release and issuing its cover art, track listing, preorders, and lead single, “Seed The Size of a Spider’s Eye”.
Reeking Aura is a death/doom metal band in the old-school tradition, formed by scene veterans from Long Island and New York City. Originally conceived as a project for guitarists Ryan Lipynsky (Unearthly Trance, The Howling Wind) and Rick Habeeb (Grey Skies Fallen, Buckshot Facelift) to share lead duties, the lineup expanded to include additional guitarist Terrell Grannum (Thaetas, Buckshot Facelift), bassist Tom Anderer (Buckshot Facelift, Grey Skies Fallen), vocalist William “Big Will” Smith (Afterbirth, ex-Artificial Brain), and drummer Keith Harris (Afterbirth).
Since releasing their debut three-song “Beneath the Canopy o Compost” EP on Parasitic Records in 2020, the band has parted ways amicably with Harris and welcomed Sam Shereck (Blame God, Stabbed) behind the kit. Though unable to perform live during the pandemic, the group used 2020 and 2021 to write and record their debut full-length album, “Blood and Bonemeal”.
The devastating and demented “Blood and Bonemeal” is a concept album centered around the caretaker of a desolate agricultural property and that persons struggles with morbid psychosis. Musically, the band sought to further explore the possibilities of a three-pronged lead guitar team, while the revamped rhythm section held down the bombastic wall of sound.
As with their EP, Reeking Aura again chose to work with well-respected producer Colin Marston at his Menegroth the Thousand Caves studio in Queens, New York, who handled all stages of production on “Blood and Bonemeal” from tracking to mixing and mastering, with the drums being recorded at Rock N Roll Gas Station Studios on Long Island, New York. The album is completed with artwork by renowned watercolor artist Jon Carchelan.
Profound Lore Records will release “Blood and Bonemeal” on CD and digital platforms on July 28th, 2022, with the vinyl version to follow in the Fall. Find current preorder & presave options here and watch for vinyl updates to post alongside additional audio samples and more shortly.
1. Remnant of Obstinate Rank (Flooding Ratholes)
2. Blood and Bonemeal
3. Seed the Size of a Spider’s Eye
4. Harvesting the Hatchet
5. A Vegetative Mush That Melts Among the Shelves Lined With Meats of Indeterminate Origin
6. Pyramid Shaped Plow/The Caretaker
Having recently returned to the stage, Reeking Aura looks forward to fertilizing stages and harvesting crowds wherever possible.