THE METAL WIRE: Original BLACK PYRAMID Line-Up Begins Writing Process For New Album

THE METAL WIRE: Original BLACK PYRAMID Line-Up Begins Writing Process For New Album

Written by Marc C. Pietrek 2017

The original line-up of Massachusetts- based “psychedelic war metal” trio BLACK PYRAMID (guitarist/vocalist Andy Beresky, bassist Eric Beaudry and drummer Clay Neely) have announced via their official Facebook band page (https://www.facebook.com/Black-Pyramid-49292323952/) that they have begun the writing process for an upcoming album that will be their first together since their 2008 self-titled debut. There is no working title mentioned as of yet. The post on Facebook reads as follows:

“Three new songs written for a new album. They’re raw and aggressive, and I hope you folks like riffs. The lyrical themes are strongly gravitating towards death and rebirth, somewhat predictably given the history of the band…”.

I am really pleased BLACK PYRAMID (Mk 1) has reformed, especially because of Andy’s (also of PALACE IN THUNDERLAND) involvement. He has a vocal style that males me visualize this scenario: An anguished but determined military general addresses his soldiers who’s resolve is in question. “I foresee a long, fucked up war STILL ahead of us, even worse than it is now. Victory is uncertain and death will be the most likely of outcomes for all us warriors. However, this war MUST BE WAGED!! I will walk through the fire with you. Will you through it with me?”.

This band has a shit-ton of heavy riffs no lie. I can hear influences such as BLACK SABBATH, PINK FLOYD, IRON MAIDEN, TROUBLE and SLEEP (and maybe even a little WITCHFINDER GENERAL thrown in there as well) while listening to their fog-o’-war doom stomp. You need to chop down a tree six feet in diameter, this is the shit you listen to. Better clear a path for it, ’cause that sucker is coming down fast and heavy!!

Links to all BLACK PYRAMID albums are listed below. Cheers, ya rivet-heads!!

Links to all BLACK PYRAMID albums are listed below. Cheers, ya rivet-heads!!

Black Pyramid – Black Pyramid – Full Album

Black Pyramid – Stormbringer – Full Album

Black Pyramid – II – Full Album

Black Pyramid – Adversarial – Full Album

 

 

Author: Marc Pietrek

I grew up in northern California during the 1980s and have been an AVID heavy metal fan since 1982. Having experienced the Bay Area thrash metal scene first hand, thrash metal will always be at my core, However, I am also a huge fan of death metal, doom metal, traditional heavy metal, stoner rock/metal and old-school black metal. If it concerns any of those sub-genres, (to borrow a quote from Christopher Walken in 'THE KING OF NEW YORK') "I want in on it!!". Cheers, ya rivet-heads!!

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