BLR076: Palace of Worms - The Ladder LP
The first full-length since 2010's Lifting The Veil, The Ladder is the highly anticipated new chapter in the musical journey of Oakland's Palace of Worms. Formed as a one-man project in 2007 by multi-instrumentalist Balan, The Ladder is the band's most diverse record to date, with distinctive black metal elements shining through.
In Balan's own words, "The Ladder is the culmination of nearly three years of work creating a diverse record that properly reflects its creator's life during the period. Drawing influence from not only black metal, but from death, doom, doth and dark ambient. Each song brings the listener further up (or down) the ladder and at the top is the beginning and the end, the end and the beginning. Acknowledge existence with its limitless horrors and your pain will set you free."
"The Ladder is a huge leap ahead for Palace of Worms, a record that should punish and mesmerize at the same time. This is Balan's finest hour." - Meat Mead Metal
Limited to 300 12" copies: 200 black and 100 clear with black/red splatter vinyl. All include a download card. Acephale Winter Productions and Sentient Ruin Laboratories will be handling the cassette edition.