The new album, Oh, Deer God, from Nottingham act Widows is out today and you can stream it in its glorious entirety below. Think Sleep’s Holy Mountain infused with the power of Down and Clutch and the horror of Electric Wizard. That’s one way of describing Widows’ third full-length, but that won’t do it justice, there is much more to it. This is not just a stoner rock album, this is heavy metal which 2017 was waiting for. Don’t waste your Good Friday…hit play below.
Oh, Deer God album launch gig is taking place tonight at Rough Trade in Nottingham. Doors are 7:30pm and it’s free entry so no excuses for the riff fanatics. More info on Facebook.
Following on from the rousing success of their 2012 record Death Valley Duchess, Nottingham stoner rock crew Widows are back with their flattening new album Oh, Deer God. Their first with new bassist, Phil Emblin, and recorded at Skyhammer Studios in Cheshire, the result is seven tracks of quality stoner rock.
Guitarist James Kidd had this to say about the record: “It’s been a long time since our last record so we’re excited to be back with something new! Oh Deer God is heavier and dirtier than a lot of our previous stuff and whilst the old Widows groove is still there, we’ve traded the desert worship for some more sludgy/doomy elements and it’s definitely a much darker affair. Recording at Skyhammer was a big tick on the bucket list as well, both Chris Fielding and new bassist Phil Emblin’s input really helped us move forward with our sound. We’re really proud of it.”