Tombstone Eyes based in Chicago, Illinois, USA performs heavy psychedelic blues with classic heavy metal chugging riffs and ripping guitar solos. The music combines classic 1970’s heavy metal with space rock, and drudgey stoner rock. The band excels in the extended instrumental passages where the sound grows into grinding peaks. The album also peels back the layers of instrumentation for spacey sonic atmospheres. Tombstone Eyes released their first informal demos in 2018 and Eyes Land In The Sky is their first full length album.
Land In The Sky has sci-fi themes especially on the 16 minute track “Solar Barge” which pushes the listener through the Earth’s ozone into the cosmos. The cover art is skulls resting on an extraterrestrial landscape with a night sky decorated with ringed planets and nebulae. The album has a simple and cohesive vision with space travel and futurist themes.
Tombstone Eyes Land In The Sky was released on January 1st 2020 on Akashic Records Unlimited on limited edition vinyl, stream and download.
Tombstone Eyes sticks to time tested formulas in the heavy blues style with seamless execution. They exhibit the familiar distorted crunching guitars, burning hot tube amps, slamming percussion and epic guitar solos. The inclusion of vintage organ brings warmth into the mix in true classic rock form. Inspirations from Blue Cheer and Black Sabbath are apparent throughout the recording.
Tombstone Eyes line-up is Brownstone on Bass, organ, synth, production & vocals. His voice has a unique tone which is not strained, never shouting and nearly monotone for an eerie and ominous performance. The lyrics are both dark and metaphysical. Saturated reverberating vocal production creates space and atmosphere in the mix.
John Brown is on lead guitar with overdriven fuzz tones, spacey echo and blazing guitar solos. Mustafa Daka drums & percussion and Jason Sipe on the crunchy riff oriented rhythm guitar. Land In The Sky is mastered by Carl Saff and produced by band member Brownstone and Engineer Mike Lust.
Land In The Sky is foreboding, sinister, and dynamic. The vintage toned futuristic vision moves from heavy stoner rock to experimental sci-fi atmospheres while resting on its foundation of classic heavy metal. The album is a pleasure to listen to cover to cover and takes the listener on a journey with exciting peaks, charged guitar solos and a psychedelic compass.