THE CROOKED WHISPERS – FUNERAL BLUES
Transcontinental, crossing all time zones… The Final Friday Freebie! Scuzzy, fuzzy and grimy be default, it’s the new album by transcontinental satanic doom foursome THE CROOKED WHISPERS! Out on Ripple Music, the eight tracks on FUNERAL BLUES give you their harrowing take on doom; often with a garage twist and a unnatural lust for blood… Beware! And since I once had the pleasure of talking to vocalist Anthony Gaglia, forgive my shameless plug here please, I’m sure these cats are all blood thirsty friends and do this doom thing on pure righteous instinct!
Their own words: “With musicians hailing from the United States and Argentina, the satanic psych-doom trio THE CROOKED WHISPERS was nominated as Best New Band in the 2021 Doomed And Stoned Awards. A true ode to darkness, the follow-up to 2020’s “Satanic Melodies” and Ripple Music debut is eight tracks brimming with evil riffs, occultism and horror tales inspired by black magic books, taking its cue from influences as wide as Black Sabbath, Venom, Death SS, LaVey’s “The Satanic Mass”, Lucifer’s Friend, Thergothon and Burning Witch.
“Funeral Blues” was recorded over the course of 2021 and 2022 between different studios in Argentina and the USA, it was produced by Ignacio De Tommaso, mixed and mastered by Ignacio De Tommaso and Marcelo Suraniti, with artwork by Revelation Studio. It will be released on April 7th via Ripple Music, as part of a the special series of releases curated by Ozzy Osbourne bassist Rob “Blasko” Nicholson.”
“The Crooked Whispers formed in 2020 during the global pandemic and released their debut studio album ‘Satanic Melodies’ and the ‘Galaxy of Terror / Hail Darkness’ EP on Bandcamp. The “satanic psych doom” trio is made up of musicians hailing from the United States and Argentina: Ignacio De Tommaso (Luciferica) on bass, Anthony Gaglia (LáGoon) handling the vocals and Chad Davis (Hour of 13) on guitar.
In 2021, the band was nominated as Best New band at the Doomed And Stoned Awards, then released a 2-song EP called “Dead Moon Night”. Later this year, Chad Davis left the band and Federico Ramos from Argentinian death metal band Avernal took over guitars during the new album recording. At the end of 2022, a split with the band Fulanno was released on Regain Records.
Since then, the cult has steadily been growing around the world, sparking the interest of the scene and most notably Ozzy Osbourne bassist Blasko, who has signed them to Ripple Music under his exclusive partnership with the label for their highly anticipated sophomore album in the spring of 2023.”
The Crooked Whispers lineup:
Anthony Gaglia – vocals
Federico Ramos – guitar
Ignacio De Tommaso – bass
Nicolas Taranto – drums