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Spanspek Spotlight 2016 - Beastmaker

Whaddup tho!? That's a thing I learned to say from Murs back when I was fun. Now I'm a dad and am lame. Let's do this!!!

Next up on our spotlight series is a little doom metal band hailing from the depths of Fresno. Give it up for BEASTMAKER!!!
Here are some choice words from Doomed and Stoned about the band and their last two albums:

Fresno, California’s BEASTMAKER made a huge splash in the heavy underground (particularly among doom metal and occult rock aficionados) in last summer, when they initially released their five-track mini LP You Must Sin (2015) online. The resulting groundswell of grass roots support around the world for their horror-infused Sabbath worship was truly impressive, marking them as a band to watch.

You Must Sin immediately earmarked the band as genuine members of the doom community with a visual and aural design that was unmistakable. The simple two color on black art work of the inimitable Vincent Price on the title track as the Abominable Dr. Phibes spoke volumes about the bands sincerity, no less than the Ozzy-esque vocals and melodic garage-doom-fuzz.

To explain my appreciation of Beastmaker, maybe I should explain my diminished regard for the counterpoint musical perspective. At least as I see it, Beastmaker are not average musicians with little song writing ability, poseurs hiding behind a million pedals, wanking artfully without melody while looking down their nose behind the pretense of originality. They are highly skilled artists embracing their ability to write great melodies. An all too rare art and one that should be celebrated. Beastmaker just write really good songs that will continue to rotate through your psyche hours after last listening to them. Drawing a rictus grin of demonic happiness on your face that will scare small children.

I couldn't agree more with what Doomed and Stoned has to say about Beastmaker.  All too often in metal circles, melody is sacrificed for like, loudness? Longer hair? I don't know, but it's pretty lame. Beastmaker knows what's up: the devil is able to steal souls cause he's got a little sweetness to his sales pitch, you know? Beastmaker's got them sweet sounds. Don't get me wrong though, cause they fucking destroy too. We are EXTREMELY proud to have Beastmaker at Spanspek 2016. We love them and we think you'll love them too.
For more information on Beastmaker, visit the following:

Rise Above Records

Thank you again for reading!  For more information on Spanspek 2016 go here and RSVP on our Facebook event page! Check you later Bart!


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