It is with great honor that Prophecy Productions announces the signing of Seattle’s heavyweight stoner doom duo, Year of the Cobra.
Formed in 2015, Year of the Cobra became a rapidly ascending, radiant star in the horizon of the doom/stoner-scene for a reason: This powerhouse duo, consisting of Amy Tung Barrysmith (vocals/ bass) and Jon Barrysmith (drums), use their limitation in instrumentation to their advantage. Leaving space for every instrument to breathe and to shine, they create a vast, larger than life sound aesthetic. Their songs drift relentlessly from classic epic doom laments into oppressive heavy riff architecture; from catchy, almost upbeat rock moments into transfiguring psychedelia.
In 2016, just a year and one EP into their career, Year of the Cobra released their full-length debut, …in the Shadows Below. Using the natural, three-dimensional and massively heavy production of Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Sleep) they present themselves as an unbelievably mature and confident band who knows exactly what they want. Following their sophomore EP Burn Your Dead, they had successful tours of Europe and the US, playing a number of well-known festivals along the way, including Psycho Las Vegas, Freak Valley Festival, and Stoned Meadow of Doom. They are currently working on new material for their 2019 follow-up full length with legendary engineer/producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Tad, Soundgarden), and are confirmed to play the inaugural Prophecy Fest USA, taking place this November at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory.
“Feeding off each other’s energy, the two create something that simply feels bigger and livelier than one would expect. It’s little surprise that in less than two years, the band is following up an initial EP with a debut full-length, …In the Shadows Below. Many bands struggle to bring something so full to fruition in such a brief time, which makes the confidence and competence of this record so impressive.” – noisey.vice
“…In the Shadow’s Below is probably one of the most highly anticipated albums of 2016 (quite a feat for a relatively new band) and one that delivers on all levels.” – Desert Psychlist
“One of Lemmy Kilmister’s Motörhead bandmates once said of the late bassist: “Lemmy ain’t a bass player, he’s a rhythm guitarist.” The same could be said of Year of the Cobra’s Amy Tung-Barrysmith.” – invisibleoranges
Year of the Cobra Tour Dates:
- July 14 – Nanaimo, BC – The Cambie
- July 27 – Seattle, WA – The Funhouse
- Aug 4 – Los Angeles, CA – 5 Star Bar
- Aug 5 – Las Vegas, NV – Beauty Bar
- Aug 8 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
- Aug 9 – St. Louis, MO – Fubar
- Aug 10 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s