Psychedelic Metal Trio DRUIDS Reveal Retro Sci-Fi Inspired Music Video for "New Breath"

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New Album, Monument, out April 19, 2019

Pre-Order Now via Bandcamp | Vinyl Available via The Company KC

Monument  Album Art by Mark Facey   Des Moines, Iowa-based psychedelic/stoner metal trio  DRUIDS  recently announced that their new album,   Monument  , is scheduled for release on April 19, 2019 via The Company KC. The album is available to pre-order now via  Bandcamp , with exclusive multi-colored vinyl also available via The Company KC here:  https://thecompanykc.bigcartel.com/   Today,  DRUIDS  have revealed the first official music video from   Monument   for the track "New Breath". The retro, sci-fi inspired video was directed by Bo Becker of Transpiritus Video and can be viewed now via  Kerrang :  https://www.kerrang.com/the-news/exclusive-druidss-new-video-is-madcap-journey-into-the-vintage-cosmos/   Guitarist/vocalist Luke Rauch tells  Kerrang  about the video:  "I came up with the idea for the video while listening to an early mix of the song on a walk. It came to me as an over the top, gory, sketch-comedy bit and evolved into what is now with the help of Bo at Transpiritus. I feel like the video captures the goofy side of our band while sticking with the adventurous/psychedelic vibe of the song."   He adds about the track,  "New Breath is about keeping balance when everything is speeding past you. The three of us keep very busy at home with our home life, jobs and other projects. Finding a balance can be tricky but it's essential."     Monument   will prove to be the band's most confident and explorative effort to date! To experience the more experimental side of  DRUIDS , check out another new track, entitled "Mirrors of Trigon",  here  and a playthrough of the band's track "The Whip"  here .  Though   Monument   is an absolute classic metal-inspired riffscapade on its surface, there's much more lying beneath its sonic exterior. Amid the ebb and flow of atmosphere and groove-heavy passages, the album tells a story - inviting the listener on a journey through the afterlife. Each song on   Monument   depicts the experiences of mystical worlds that the story's protagonist encounters after death, and ultimately grows from. Some lessons are beautiful, and some brutal. Although they have departed from their world, they are still learning and growing as a spirit.  Luke Rauch adds,  "There are personal experiences in the lyrics, as even now, I feel the band and myself growing in the way the character does."     Monument  track listing:   1) New Breath  2) Iron Healer  3) Mirrors of Trigon  4) The Whip  5) Shivast    Monument   was produced by Brandon Darner, engineered and mixed by Micah Natera, and mastered by Doug Van Sloan.   DRUIDS  will hit the road in April! See below for all confirmed tour dates:   Remaining DRUIDS Tour Dates:   4/19 Kansas City, MO @ Union Library  4/20 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's  4/27 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge   DRUIDS  first laid their destructive groundwork over two releases -  Pray for Water  and  The Sound of Meditation  (released in 2009 and 2013, respectively) - continually looking to push their own personal boundaries, physically and sonically. With the release of 2016's  Cycles of Mobeum , the boys embarked on a full year of heavy touring all over the United States, giving audiences in unsuspecting cities a heavy, cathartic live show, awash with wailing guitar solos, rhythmic drumming and chunky, grooving bass-lines. They took to the studio in early 2017 to record their follow up,  Spirit Compass , with producer Brandon Darner ( David Keuning, Radio Moscow ) to shape what would be a smoldering follow-up.   DRUIDS is:   Luke Rauch: Vocals/Guitar  Keith Rich: Drums  Drew Rauch: Vocals/Bass   DRUIDS online:    www.facebook.com/druidsiowa    https://druidsiowa.bandcamp.com   IG: @druidsiowa   Press praise for 2017's  Spirit Compass :    "...massive tracks of psychedelic sludge that are comprised of mammoth riffs, transcendental soundscapes and expressive melodies."  -  Svbterranean    "...an onslaught of pummeling riffs which burst into moments of psychedelia..."­  -  Riff Relevant    "...One may be able to draw parallels to greats such as    Motörhead   ,    Black Sabbath   , and even    Mastodon    and many more. All the while,    DRUIDS    still throw in their own kind of groove on the way to their own greatness."  -  The Circle Pit

Monument Album Art by Mark Facey

Des Moines, Iowa-based psychedelic/stoner metal trio DRUIDS recently announced that their new album, Monument, is scheduled for release on April 19, 2019 via The Company KC. The album is available to pre-order now via Bandcamp, with exclusive multi-colored vinyl also available via The Company KC here: https://thecompanykc.bigcartel.com/

Today, DRUIDS have revealed the first official music video from Monument for the track "New Breath". The retro, sci-fi inspired video was directed by Bo Becker of Transpiritus Video and can be viewed now via Kerranghttps://www.kerrang.com/the-news/exclusive-druidss-new-video-is-madcap-journey-into-the-vintage-cosmos/

Guitarist/vocalist Luke Rauch tells Kerrang about the video: "I came up with the idea for the video while listening to an early mix of the song on a walk. It came to me as an over the top, gory, sketch-comedy bit and evolved into what is now with the help of Bo at Transpiritus. I feel like the video captures the goofy side of our band while sticking with the adventurous/psychedelic vibe of the song."

He adds about the track, "New Breath is about keeping balance when everything is speeding past you. The three of us keep very busy at home with our home life, jobs and other projects. Finding a balance can be tricky but it's essential."

Monument will prove to be the band's most confident and explorative effort to date! To experience the more experimental side of DRUIDS, check out another new track, entitled "Mirrors of Trigon", here and a playthrough of the band's track "The Whip" here.

Though Monument is an absolute classic metal-inspired riffscapade on its surface, there's much more lying beneath its sonic exterior. Amid the ebb and flow of atmosphere and groove-heavy passages, the album tells a story - inviting the listener on a journey through the afterlife. Each song on Monument depicts the experiences of mystical worlds that the story's protagonist encounters after death, and ultimately grows from. Some lessons are beautiful, and some brutal. Although they have departed from their world, they are still learning and growing as a spirit.

Luke Rauch adds, "There are personal experiences in the lyrics, as even now, I feel the band and myself growing in the way the character does."

Monument track listing:

1) New Breath

2) Iron Healer

3) Mirrors of Trigon

4) The Whip

5) Shivast

Monument was produced by Brandon Darner, engineered and mixed by Micah Natera, and mastered by Doug Van Sloan.

DRUIDS will hit the road in April! See below for all confirmed tour dates:

Remaining DRUIDS Tour Dates:

4/19 Kansas City, MO @ Union Library

4/20 Des Moines, IA @ Wooly's

4/27 Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge

DRUIDS first laid their destructive groundwork over two releases - Pray for Water and The Sound of Meditation (released in 2009 and 2013, respectively) - continually looking to push their own personal boundaries, physically and sonically. With the release of 2016's Cycles of Mobeum, the boys embarked on a full year of heavy touring all over the United States, giving audiences in unsuspecting cities a heavy, cathartic live show, awash with wailing guitar solos, rhythmic drumming and chunky, grooving bass-lines. They took to the studio in early 2017 to record their follow up, Spirit Compass, with producer Brandon Darner (David Keuning, Radio Moscow) to shape what would be a smoldering follow-up.

DRUIDS is:

Luke Rauch: Vocals/Guitar

Keith Rich: Drums

Drew Rauch: Vocals/Bass

DRUIDS online:

www.facebook.com/druidsiowa

https://druidsiowa.bandcamp.com

IG: @druidsiowa

Press praise for 2017's Spirit Compass:

"...massive tracks of psychedelic sludge that are comprised of mammoth riffs, transcendental soundscapes and expressive melodies." Svbterranean

"...an onslaught of pummeling riffs which burst into moments of psychedelia..."­ Riff Relevant

"...One may be able to draw parallels to greats such as MotörheadBlack Sabbath, and even Mastodon and many more. All the while, DRUIDS still throw in their own kind of groove on the way to their own greatness." - The Circle Pit

DRUIDS Press Photo by Suzanne Corum-Rich

DRUIDS Press Photo by Suzanne Corum-Rich