The newly moved Portland, OR based Seventh Rule Records has announced that they will be releasing the debut album from Brooklyn doomers Batillus. The New Yorker described the band as "a sludgy four-piece that slows monstrous Black Sabbath riffs to a crawl to produce highly textured compositions of droning doom-metal," which means that someone at The New Yorker has actually seen a metal band play live.

The album is titled Furnace, and was recorded in Chicago by Sanford Parker (Pelican, Yob, Nachtmystium) with an early spring release window.

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