With The Dead was formed by the founding rhythm section of occultist Doom overloads Electric Wizard: guitarist/bassist Tim Bagshaw (also a current member of Serpentine Path) and drummer Mark Greening, a pair once notorious for the sheer brute heaviness of their bowel-shaking sound and early extra-curricular activities that involved excess, injury and low-level criminality (arrests for the theft of a crucifix from a church roof and drunkenly robbing an off-licence to name but two). Both have also played together in Ramesses.
The new album of With The Dead is called “Love From With The Dead” and comes with seven songs. That does not sound like a whole lot but the album lasts for more than one hour. Each song is not only telling a whole story, but each song also creates its own space and time, its own world almost. With The Dead does not only have a dark name, but their music sounds just like you would expect it from a band with such a name: Dark, creepy and evil. The arrangements to each song are art. It takes some time for you to grasp the whole picture. So take your time while listening.
This goes out to all you gothic fans out there. With The Dead has a brand new album out. “Love From With The Dead” is an album that the band made for you. So put on some black clothes and eyeliner and press play on this brand new doom album.
02. Egyptian Tomb
03. Reincarnation of Yesterday
04. Cocaine Phantoms
05. Watching the Ward Go By