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This one’s for you, Galway! Proper-order hardcore like no other as Bacchus unleash their self-titled debut album.
How seriously cool is that artwork, also the album cover? It depicts the Cailleach, or Crone, and when I was an angry teenager I wrote a few poems about her. Designed by Scrawled, who had this and more to say ::
The front cover is a depiction of the Cailleach – an archetypal winter goddess in Gaelic culture, and a manifestation of the Crone archetype most commonly associated with themes of death and decay. The Cailleach is said to possess only one eye, a common feature of many divine figures. She is said to herd deer, which are also sacred to her. She is associated with stone and mountain, and in many respects is a personification of the dark, long winters endured by our ancestors in which survival was not assured.
That song is beastly good. I really wanna go to more gigs like this. Bacchus launch the new album in Cork on Friday at Fred Zeppelin‘s and Dublin on Saturday night at Fibbers (the Real Fibber Magees, not that dodge knock-off on the Quays) with support from The Blind, This Tongue is Poison and Rat’s Blood. Drainland were due to play too but they’ve unfortunately had to cancel.
Bacchus head to California in September on tour with Lockstep. So catch them now for the album launch before they pip metallers Primordial for international success.
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