Golgotha is the sixth studio album by BLEEDING EYES. After Gammy (2014 Go Down Records) the band embarked on a different stylistic and compositional path. Starting from long and substantial jams, the five-piece band extrapolated and expanded seven tracks lasting almost 50 minutes. The influences are getting darker. Black on black. The esoteric doom mixed with the typically sludgy attitude, gives their existential ordeal a picture in which Simone Tesser’s lyrics fit perfectly. Golgotha’s topics tell about saints and unbelievers, the latter ones in constant conflict with life and death. This new interpretation, which also takes inspiration from the heretic gospels of the apocalypse (first 2 tracks), represents the steady and never-ending spiritual detachment, that our capitalist society has lived in for several decades. With mocking irony and lots of sarcasm a post-dogmatic dark way is proposed by the band to deal with the ordeal of everyday life. The studio recording process lasted several months and was handled by Jason Nealy and Marco Dussin (guitarist and bassist respectively). Drums and rhythm guitars were recorded at the music club Benicio Live Gigs, located in the suggestive woods of the Montello hill in Italy. The final steps, mixing and mastering took place at BadRum studio in Asolo, Italy. Golgotha has a really deep and dense meaning for the band and the graphic part plays an important role too; that’s why Bleeding Eyes has chosen Lorenzo Ferraro’s photography. The album artwork consists of pictures taken right after the passage of the devastating storm Vaia, that heavily damaged the band’s hometown surroundings. The desolation post Vaia matches perfectly with Golgotha’s magmatic darkness. The event proved our disarming weakness in front of an untamed force of nature, that can unleash destroying powers yet unknown. The album title itself is therefore -Calvario- the combination of natural imagery that reveals the misery of the precarious human condition.
BLEEDING EYES - Golgotha
Artist: BLEEDING EYES
Format: gatefold sleeve LP, pressed on black wax, with black inner sleeve
Label: GO DOWN RECORDS
Release date: July 31st 2020