Rhode Island’s PILGRIM has joined forces with Metal Blade Records. The band’s debut album, “Misery Wizard”, was released in early 2012 through Poison Tongue Records, the label of vocalist Alan “Nemtheanga” Averill of Irish pagan metal masters PRIMORDIAL.
PILGRIM managed to spend the majority of 2012 rattling the foundation of the underground doom scene. The band toured with SAMOTHRACE, MARES OF THRACE, PRIMITIVE WEAPONS, headlined the Stoner Hands Of Doom festival, and more. At the end of 2012, PILGRIM had the honor of performing at Metal Blade‘s 30th-anniversary Scion AV label showcase. Most recently, PILGRIM performed as part of the Roadburn festival 2013 in the Netherlands.
As the “Misery Wizard” chapter of PILGRIM‘s budding career draws to a close, the band has begun efforts to craft the follow-up to what became a critically-acclaimed debut. The new album will be recorded in May of 2013 at Emandee Studios, which is the same location utilized for “Misery Wizard”.
“The stars have aligned and our dreams have come true,” said PILGRIM guitarist/vocalist The Wizard. “It’s a fucking honor to have joined the ranks of the legendary Metal Blade army. The time has come for our world domination through sonic amplification. Hail Astaroth, Hail Slagel.”
A high-quality live bootleg of a new PILGRIM track, “Void Worship”, from the band’s March 1 show at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, New York can be seen below:
Krolg, Slayer of Men – Drums
Count Elric the Soothsayer – Bass
The Wizard – Guitar and Vocals