Unleashing their debut EP “Primordial” this past March, a first of two that will culminate into a full-length album,
Toronto doom duo ITUS is sharing with fans the lyric video for the release’s title track.
“‘Primordial’ comes off very abrasively after the calm opening like the listener is watching the creature being revealed in a horror movie.” adds the band.
The lyric video can be viewed via its premiere on TheObelisk HERE.
Formed by Brandon Lucking (guitars) and Reinier Vandenbosch (vocals), who at the time, were in another band with a different style but looking to try something new. ITUS is the result of these Ontario boys blending doom and stoner rock with crushing heavy metal passages, in a psychedelic atmosphere of horror influenced sounds.
The writing process is fairly simple for ITUS, Lucking writes the melodies as they come to him, and Vandenbosch writes the vocals and lyrics. The foundation of the lyrics always starts from personal experience, traumas, and how events in life unfold, which are further imbued with influence from science fiction and horror fiction, mythology, dark philosophy, and political angst.
The soundscape of horrors that ITUS paints is enthralling already as a two-piece online project, and there are plans on the horizon to build it into a full-on touring 3 piece band delivering an energetic and abrasive live experience with a heavy, brooding ambiance.
Their debut EP “Primordial” focuses around aggressive, dark and primal concepts and embrace the death metal roots of the duo. They explain further: “We think that this EP will manage to ensnare those who are into heavier music, as well as attract other listeners who may not be so into death metal and related genres. The clean vocals and bright lead guitars really lighten up the darker, heavier passages of the songs. Reinier’s aggressive, chortling screams and yelling portrays an unhinged, brooding darkness, sure to keep listeners on the edge of their seats.”
Fans of Electric Wizard, Sleep, and Left Behind are sure to enjoy the doomy, stoner and psychedelic rock rumbles of ITUS and their debut “Primordial”.
1. Cloud Reader (3:17)
2. Question Everything (4:16)
3. Primordial (4:13)
4. This Can’t Be (4:19)
5. The Chaplain (5:43)
EP Length: 21:50
Reinier Vandenbosch – Vocals, Brandon Lucking – Guitars and Bass
Photographer Credit: Justin Ryan Lawrence