A new Tombs song, "Vermillion," is streaming online. Listen here. "Vermillion" is the first taste of Tombs' new record, Path of Totality, and it is strange taste. All the principle elements of Tombs are here: black metal, post-metal and shoegaze all shimmer through in influence, but this song sounds distinctly different from anything on 'cake favorite Winter Hours. Also noteworthy is that "Vermillion" is the first recorded piece by Tombs to feature drummer Andrew Hernandez, who has been with the band since 2009.
Path of Totality will be released by Relapse Records on June 7 and features artwork by Thomas Hooper (who also did the art for Winter Hours). Read more for what Relapse is calling a "preview" of the album art.