Finnish stoner/metallers COUGHDUST may be a new name to many, but these Finns aren’t strangers to their craft when it comes to the subject of creating bone crushing heaviness. Their track record consists of past and present bands such as Rotten Sound, Deathbound, Enochian Crescent, Corpset, Vomiturition and Cartilage amongst others, so one should expect no less than a full scale onslaught from this 4-piece stoner/death deconstruction unit.
With a self-financed EP (2012) under their belts they now have their debut full-length A MEANS TO AN END was released on April 25th, via Random Numbers / FA Productions.
Taking it’s influences from crushing heaviness of doom metal, down tuned groove of early stoner and sheer terror of old school death metal, COUGHDUST delivers an album with nine tracks and nearly 45 minutes of hate, anxiety and unnaturally heavy darkness. Three of the album’s tracks can be found in the band’s Internet sites, as well as their 2012 EP.
When it comes to work ethics, the band’s profession does not include only the crushing menace of their musical skills. A Means to an End was completely recorded, mixed and mastered by the band’s renowned drummer Sami Latva while the bassist Peltokangas has kept himself busy taking care of album’s layout and other graphic duties, such as shirt prints etc.
“A Means to an End” was released through the band’s own label and the lads have even managed to find time to organize numerous concerts throughout Finland. Having already played a considerable amount of gigs, the band is looking forward to their first tour which is taking place in the autumn 2014, even though COUGHDUST is ready and willing to take their relentless live sound to even the most obscure stages around.