released December 7, 2016
Cubicle is the Single from the Varaha EP - a CD edition of the EP will be available on 2/3/17 at varaha.bandcamp.com/merch
"Elegiac and Gorgeous, Varaha have something new to say in the world of gothic doom" INVISIBLE ORANGES
"Almost transcendentally beautiful, but heavy & haunting too"
NO CLEAN SINGING
"we can only wish there was an entire album which follows it"
HEAVY BLOG IS HEAVY
"Dutifully depressive for the beautifully impressed"
VARAHA — named in honor of the boar manifestation of Indian god Vishnu who lifts the earth from underneath the ocean — plays a dynamic brand of dark and somber doom/dark rock inspired metal. The band’s palette is wide and varies from monolithic, heavily distorted guitars to elegiac and nostalgic arrangements. Overall, their music is a cinematic dance between heavy riffing counterpointed by omnipresent melodies, as well as droned parts of despair, and evocative clean guitar arrangements.
Recorded by Nick Morgan and Mike Lust (Urge Overkill, Russian Circles, William Elliott Whitmore, Child Bite) and mixed and mastered by Adam K. Stilson (Airiel, Car Seat Headrest, Ritual Howls, Pink Frost, Radar Eyes) at Decade Music Studios, the three tracks comprising the EP includes guest appearances by Bruce Lamont (Yakuza, Corrections House, Brain Tentacles et al) on saxophone and Josie Boyer (Round Rock Symphony Orchestra) on cello.
Fabio Brienza – Vocals and Guitars
Joel Hollis – Guitars
Bryan Gold – Bass
David Swanson – Drums
Bruce Lamont - Saxophone
Josie Boyer - Cello
Recorded by Nick Morgan and Mike Lust
Mixed and Mastered by Adam K. Stilson at Decade Music Studios