The Seattle drone doom outfit Earth will be making very first performances on Australian shores this September.
Earth formed in 1990 and led by guitarist Dylan Carlson. Mostly instrumental, their early work grew out of the Seattle area grunge scene and is recognized as pioneering the genre of drone doom — an experimental offshoot of doom metal, characterised by droning, minimalist, lengthy and repetitive structures.
Their early albums could be seen as a variation of the experimental doom-influenced metal of The Melvins. They now feature a markedly different sound, slow-paced and lengthy featuring strong elements of country music and jazz and the addition of a drummer. Earth are heartfelt, haunting and deliver slow moving music that stretches into other worlds.
Earth play The Toff In Town on Wednesday September 12 and the Corner Hotel on Sunday September 16.