The Skinny: Portland, OR doom/sludge titans Norska (featuring members of YOB) are set to unleash their debut release on September 18th via Brutal Panda Records. The 5 song, 40 minute eponymous debut was recorded by Adam Bradley Pike (Black Elk, Red Fang) at Toadhouse Studios in the band’s hometown. Mixing heavy, meditative riffs and a thundering rhythm section with psychedelic flourishes, Norska prove they are true masters of their craft. The track “Cholera” is currently being streamed online via BrooklynVegan – listen to it below and pre-order it here.
In addition, the band has lined up a September tour with the mighty YOB, who also share bassist Aaron Rieseberg, including select shows with Saint Vitus, Weedeater, Rwake, Acid Kind and Coromorant.