Lonely Doom

by Bad Boat

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    * Transparent Purple 180gm vinyl
    * 4 songs – 45rpm – 26mins
    * Sleeve w/ 5mm spine on “uncoated reverse board” card stock
    * Insert w/ lyrics and additional artwork by Niall Ward
    * Ltd 250 hand numbered copies
    * Mastered by James Plotkin
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    Side A
    Lonely Doom
    Mechanical World*

    Side B
    Lucky To Be Breathing
    Uphill Struggle

    All songs Copyright Control © 2009 Bad Boat except * Andes / Ferguson © 1968 Hollenbeck Music

    Vinyl released October 15, 2012

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Recorded between 2007 and 2009 at Railway Studios, Lisburn, N.I.
Re-released for vinyl 2012 on Freak Flag Recordings.


released May 5, 2009

All songs copyright Bad Boat except 'Mechanical World' by Andes/Ferguson. Additional vocals on 'Lonely doom' by Jason Hendry.
Produced by Bad Boat and Ross Cullen.
Mastered by James Plotkin

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Ave Noctum:

Bad Boat have shaken off their premature death and are once more active. Thank fuck, if this is anything to go by. This is just one huge showcase for the band. Emotionally expressive and varied vocals that culminate in a howl so tuneful it makes your heart cry with it. It has a steel hard pounding bass and drum engine that kicks the rhythm around like a trick footballer and guitars that riff around this with real gut wrenching touch. It’s stoner with the shit kicked out of it so hard it leaks sludge and its deep heavy blues bones glisten wetly beneath. Utterly fantastic.

The Sleeping Shaman:

“Lonely Doom” lurches between mighty crushing riffs to a full on Sabbath styled rock out meltdown all topped off with Clarke’s manic yet melodic vocal stylings. Bad Boat are no mere doom copyists and willing to stretch out and try something left of centre. [Luck to be Breathing] … shows that Bad boat aren’t content to wallow in doom clichés and look to expand the envelope. As the track builds in intensity and heaviness it has a whiff of early Cult about it, albeit raised on Mogadon and Sabbath…. If you like your doom with a few shots of extra flavouring this may well be the kind of thing you’ve been looking for though be warned, like so many of the best albums it is a record that only really seems to make full sense a few spins in.

Hellride Music:

“Each riff is draped in a layer of sandpaper and wood chippings that induces an instantaneous high when taken directly via the eardrums as prescribed. Fuckin’ apocalyptic shit from the first note to the last, but with the proper finesse on hand to see the band make the right moves with every riff. Lonely Doom is essential sickness for the dedicated, always ill doom purist.”

Temple of Perdition:

[On “Lucky to be Breathing”]… “the arrangements ebb away rather slowly, giving you time to breathe after this lengthy but convincing display of emotion. It's impressing how the group unifies a tight performance with feeling as well as attitude in a way that sounds totally natural.”

Belfast Metalheads:

This is not happy, clappy doom like some of the lesser spotted English proponents push out on sample CDs on the front of magazines. This is doom and sludge like Cathedral missed a down-tuning trick, as if Iommi's moustache grabbed the Gibson SG and dragged a minor chord from Satan's arse. Lonely Doom is for those nights when you're sitting looking up at the stars wondering when this misery will shift. It's cathartic, and its feckin' heavy. Buy one now, or regret it forever.

Broken Beard:

Bad Boat played a grand style of doom, the kind of rolling black conjuration more in line with Trouble, Candlemass, and Cathedral than Black Sabbath or Pentagram, and thus Lonely Doom contains all the full moon pomp of a motorcycle séance in a church cemetery; the title track bids, their cover of Spirit’s “Mechanical World” summons, “Lucky to Be Breathing” beckons, and “Uphill Struggle” convokes. Thanks to this release it’s not too late to hearken its wicked call.



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Bad Boat Belfast, UK

Bad Boat from Belfast born 2002. 2 demos 'Oblivion Switch' and 'Breathing Space' (DOTM (July 2005) METAL HAMMER). Best live, shared the stage with the likes of Orange Goblin, Hermano and Brant Bjork. The first album 2006's 'Blues Gone Black' is available at most online sites and Rundown Records. The rare 2009 E.P 'Lonely Doom' is rereleased on limited vinyl from Freak Flag Records and good distros ... more


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