Bastard Sapling - Biography




After forming in 2007 and their ensuing years of touring, festival appearances, and obscure limited releases (like their now infamous 2008 rehearsal demo and 2010′s V: A Sepulchur To Swallow The Sea 7", which Brooklyn Vegan hailed as "blastingly powerful", Richmond, VA's Bastard Sapling turned loose their debut full-length. Entitled Dragged From Our Restless Trance, the album saw an October 23, 2012 release via longtime supporters Forcefield Records, the album offers four songs and forty minutes worth of cold, atmospheric, adventurous black metal. The record is strictly limited to 500 copies on marbled obsidian black & cocaine white vinyl and packaged as a gatefold LP with insert and patch included.

Bastard Sapling straddle the divide between the best moments of Immortal, Bathory, and vintage Ulver, taking cues from old-school Darkthrone and recalling the majestic atmosphere of Drudkh and Hate Forest, and augmenting the entire apparition with an appealingly raw but listenable production and a DIY-or-die ethos.