1510767_981868995173878_2078085699927374565_nOrthodox, hailing from the sun-drenched plains of Andalucia, Spain, have made a career out of throwing curveballs in the face of their fans and the music press. From the monolithic doom of Gran Poder to the jazzy, psychedelic leanings of Amanacer en Puerta Oscura, their works are relentlessly creative, cathartic and trippy as hell. Alongside the more familiar musical tools of doom metal, Orthodox add double bass, saxophone, trumpet and clarinet to their bewildering sonic palette. These musical traits combined with the Spanish folklore lyrical content make them one of the most interesting and unique bands in underground music today.

Marco Serrato Gallardo (bass, vocals), Borja Diaz Vera (drums) and Ricardo Jimenez Gómez (guitars) have been hard at work at their follow up to 2011’s Baal. It has been the longest Orthodox fans have had to wait for an album since their inception in 2004, so anticipation is understandably high. Few details have emerged thus far, but we do know that Aquileas Po of Skullfuck fame is lending his saxophone skills to the record – check the band’s Facebook page to witness the barmy noise that he’s recording. In the meantime, enjoy this ace live footage of Geryon’s Throne from their debut LP, Gran Poder.

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