Interstellar Smoke Records
Release: 13 January 2022
Chilean stoner/ doom act Ocultum kick off the vinyl release of their blistering “Residue” LP and stream it in it’s entirety via Decibel Magazine.
The album can be heard here:
Full Album Stream: Chilean Sludge/Stoner/Doom Crushers Ocultum Scrape Off the Residue
“To put it simply, I think RESIDUE is the slab in the grave of hippie doom in South America. Somehow we realized that we sounded different from what everyone was doing, there were precedents of heaviness in the area, but it was always the same: Either very monotonously heavy or very psychedelic stoned. In addition, in terms of sound and recording, Residue came to demonstrate that a sound similar to that grown in Europe or the USA is possible in South America, with the same means as any studio.
RESIDUE has stood the test of time, being released on Tape and Vinyl (on sale and fresh out of the oven) by Interstellar Smoke Records from Poland, on Tape here in Chile by Manifectation Productions, and some time ago on CD by Black Bow England Records, owned by Conan’s Jon Davis. All this speaks of an album that, while not being extremely well known, has become an underground gem for those looking for difficult to digest sounds and far from the marketing lights.
We are the heaviest sludge band in South America, and any who have a problem with that, must see us playing live, we take your sound of flowers and psychedelic rainbows, we immerse them in the mud of the raw reality that lives in our streets, in the alleys of junkies crawling for another fix. RESIDUE is a first-rate chronicle on all of this, and here is our heavy weight.
Thank you DECIBEL MAGAZINE, I have always been a fan of your magazine and we hope to talk with you more extensively in a next opportunity, DOOM ON !!”
OCULTUM started on 2009, since then the band has been solving different line-up changes, redefining their sound and
musical approach. During 2013, OCULTUM decided to enter the studio to record their debut album entitled, “Ceremonia
Oculta Primitiva”, this material was reworked and after many hours, it was finally self released on 2015 in a deluxe Digipack
CD edition (500 sold out copies) and in Pro Tape by Manifectation Records (100 sold out copies).
Currently, OCULTUM have finished his second album “Residue”, 4 concise and extremely heavy songs that reach the 50 minutes
blasting the silence, psychedelic and valvular production, this album takes you to their own carachteristic sound, a harsh vision of
how Doom, Stoner and Sludge must sound at the end of the planet.
Ocultum sound create a lysergic journey, a portal to the human inferno, trying to fuse the listener mind under the magic of
the old 70`s sabbathic sound, blended with bone-crushing riffing and drumming, fiercely lobotomizing the senses.
Recorded from November 2018 to May 2019 in Plexstudios, Santiago, Chile (www.facebook.com/PlexStudios).
RESIDUE was performed, recorded and abused by:
Ricardo Robles – Drums
Pablo Kataldo – Bass
Sebastián Bruna – Guitars and vocals
Recording, mixing and mastering by Juan Pablo Canoles at Plexstudios.
Cover artwork by Exequiel Bruna (www.facebook.com/carbuncloolcnubrac)
Band Photo by Sepulcésar Maureira.
Layout by Sebastian Bruna.
Ocultum Logo by Anastasia Karelia.
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Band/Artist location – Santiago, Chile
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