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“...An ethereal trip in the heavy psych tradition, the smoke of doom all around it. It’s perfect time to unveil new sounds from THE MISERY MEN, one of my favorite Oregon bands.“
-BillyGoat- DOOMED & STONED
Doomtopia is the 2nd album by Portland, Oregon based band The Misery Men. The songs were written by Corey G. Lewis, the founder of The Misery Men, singer and guitar player. All songs were recorded at Wrong Way Recording engineered by Rob Wrong of Witch Mountain, in the basement of his home that once served as a rehearsal space for the late great Elliott Smith.
The first three songs recorded were done in January 2019 with just Rob and Corey. Initially the idea was to have multiple drummers, and bass players on the album, so Billy Anderson, the legendary engineer for such bands as Sleep, (the) Melvins, High On Fire, Neurosis, Witch Mountain, Acid King, laid down a bass track on Lion’s Head.
Flash forward, along came the local 2-piece band Breath, featuring Steven O’Kelly on bass, and Ian Caton on drums, whose band had played a gig with The Misery Men. These two have been playing together since High School in the Portland area. Breath is a very Sleep / Om heavy worship, fitting as the new album by The Misery Men is called Doomtopia. Also lending more bass on the second half of Houdini’s Eyes is again Billy Anderson and Rob Wrong lends his lead mastery work soloing on Lion’s Head, Houdini’s Eyes, and Meg Mucklebones.
DESERT RECORDS DSRT420
Limited Edition 12" Vinyl LP on "Type O Negative green".
Only 100 copies pressed.
First time on vinyl; never to be repressed on in this variant again.
All Songs Written by: Corey G Lewis
Doomtopia recorded at: Wrong Way Recording by Rob Wrong
Produced by: Corey G Lewis, Rob Wrong
Mixed by: Rob Wrong
Mastered by: Billy Anderson
Album Art by: Ben House
Houdini's Eyes Single: Greg Traw
Rhythm Guitar Vocals: Corey G Lewis
Bass: Steven O'Kelly
Drums: Ian Caton
Lead: Rob Wrong (Lion's Head, Houdini's Eyes, Meg Mucklebones)
Bass: Billy Anderson (Lion's Head, 2nd half of Houdini's Eyes)
The Misery Men play Heavy Grunge / Doom / Drone that’s lyrically driven, and a sound that’s been described as having a Nirvana, Danzig, Acid Bath, and Sleep overtones.
Established in 2000 in Missoula, MT by the band’s visionary and founder Corey G. Lewis. Taking form in Portland, OR in 2011, the band released Live albums until their debut album “Deathspiration” was released in 2018.
The band has showcased a phenomenal cast of players including the legendary Ric Parnell (Spinal Tap, Atomic Rooster), Rob Wrong (Witch Mountain, The Skull), and Billy Anderson (Melvins, HTSOB).
Welcome to the world of The Misery Men, where western-doom-noir and post-grunge collide with mountain rock and magical madness. Picture cosmos chaos trudging toward Valhalla on a battered Viking Ship. Hail!