Ra King sound ugly but fortunately it`s a band name and the band is an enigmatic doom metal outfit. Rat King, looms on the cusp of their upcoming opus, Omen. Drawing from the depths of gloom, Rat King’s latest endeavor delves into the stark and pallid recesses of the mind and the fallible nature of mankind. The track Nepeta Divinorum,
Only yesterday I felt this wrath
A thousand corpses strewn along your path
And all the while you did nothing
Their screams meant nothing… nothing
Here I am in this unmarked grave
Thousand corpses laid to waste
Now I simply beckon the day
The day you see who’s really to blame
Now the time has come to wash away the pain
Written by Kyle Wilcher, performed by Rat King, recorded and mixed by Tucker Thomasson, mastered at BrassTacks Audio.
Formed in 2016 in Evansville, IN, members Andrei Stirbu (Lead Guitar), Kyle Wilcher (Drums/Lead Vocals), Jason Wilcher (Rhythm Guitar/ Backing Vocals), and Nick Graman (Bass), learned together and grew together as a band. Drawing inspiration from their metal forefathers Black Sabbath, Windhand, Conan, Electric Wizard, Sleep, and Kyuss, the band has explored heavier and darker themes throughout their evolution.
Omen is a largely heavier and more orchestrated body of work than their previous releases, including their debut EP Barren (2017). The album is driven by haunting, emotive vocals, an increasingly rare commodity in a metal scene so committed to harsher styles of singing. The low tuning and methodical pace of each track draws the listener into the shadows and holds them to the very last note.
Omen marks the defining moment in the band’s upward trajectory as they push forward into 2021 with more singles, more shows, and more doom on the horizon.
01 – Nepeta Divinorum 7:13
02 – Supernova 6:29
03 – Capsizer 7:13
04 – Queen Anne_s Revenge 1:18
05 – Druid Crusher 4:42
06 – Vagrant 9:22
07 – Shackleton 2:14
08 – Glacier 5:57
09 – Matryoshka 1:12