November 6, 2012

Axis Of Metal Exclusive Song Stream: “The Cloaked Figure” From The Gates Of Slumber

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Axis Of Metal has formed a coalition with Abyss Records to drop the hammer of doom and bring an exclusive stream of The Gates Of Slumber’s “The Cloaked Figure”, which can now invade you’re soul via the Soundcloud player below.

The re-issued “… The Awakening” features all new cover art and layout, and for the first time ever, “The Cloaked Figure” will be featured on this CD re-issue.

The Cloaked Figure is a pilgrimage through an illustrious doomy soundscape, which will crush with its heaviness and satisfy with its majesty. The Cloaked Figure exemplifies The Gates Of Slumbers’ musical prowess and is only a taste of the excellence contained in “… The Awakening”. The Cloaked Figure is mandatory for anyone that calls themselves a fan of the doomiest of sounds.

“… The Awakening” Track listing

Resurrection from the Underworld
The Awakening (Interpolating the Wrath of the Undead)
The Judge
The Jury
Broken on the Wheel
The Executioner
Blessed Pathway to the Celestial Kingdom
The Burial
The Cloaked Figure (Bonus Track)

For more about The Gates Of Slumber please visit and on Facebook here.

About the Author

I started this project back in September of 2011. It was born out of an obsession for all things riffy and heavy. I figured, I wanted my opinions heard, so why not create my own soapbox? Thus, Axis Of Metal was born.

My beginnings as a metalhead, sprouted from a love of classic rock, and punk. Well, being 11 years old, Offspring and Blink-182 were as hardcore as they came, right? Anyway, after enjoying stuff like Zeppelin, Rush, Cream and pop-punk, I was introduced to grunge music, and that really paved the way for my insatiable taste for music. From there, I became totally obsessed with music. My love of punk evolved into bands like Black Flag, The Casualties (early), and eventually becoming enamored with discharge. As my need for speed and ugliness intensified, I was introduced to Slayer in high-school, and thus ... the metalhead was born.

Cool story, eh? I thought so too. Anyway, Axis Of Metal is created for you, yea you. Without all the support we've received over the past few years this zine would be nothing. So, enjoy, and stick around, will ya?