Originally formed in 2006 by guitarist/vocalist Felipe Plaza in Chile’s cultural heart, the coastal city of Valparaiso, Procession follow the path of tradition laid out by the masters Black Sabbath, Saint Vitus and Candlemass – without mercy, without compromise!
Receiving a glowing review in Germany’s Rock Hard magazine, Procession’s debut album “Destroyers Of The Faith” did not only take the doom metal scene by storm but also convinced parts of the metal mainstream. The band’s follow up record “To Reap Heavens Apart” was hailed as one of the best pure doom metal works since “Epicus Doomicus Metalicus.”
Main man Felipe Plaza has since relocated to Sweden. However, the new record called “Doom Decimation” was recorded in Chile. Felipe explains:
“I had this dream that was to record an album as much as old-fashioned as we could and see what we could get from it. That formula, total isolation and gathering up in the same place living as a band for a bit more than a month, worked pretty well to me on “To Reap Heavens Apart”. I don’t think I even checked on studios in Europe at all for “Doom Decimation.” Plus I’m a bit tired of people calling Procession an ‘European’ band, being that the South American factor has been vital for its existence and development. An address means nothing, we ARE Procession from Chile.”
“This has been the easiest album to date,” continues Felipe, “from music to lyrics and concepts. It might be a deciding album, in a way that I can’t wait for a musical revelation like this one to hit us this way again. I mean the single ‘Lonely Are The Ways Of The Stranger’ was composed just a couple of months after recording “To Reap Heavens Apart” and kind of decided which way this new album was gonna go…”
Procession “Doom Decimation” will see the light on October 31st via High Roller Records.
Read our review here.