Toad King

by Goblinsmoker

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Goblinsmoker was started as a one man project by Adam Kennedy in Durham in late 2016. Having spent a number of years touring with his previous band, Adam wanted to write a record that embraced his biggest and favoured musical influences. Taking the seething bleakness of black metal and combining it with the fuzz soaked riff worship of doom.

Adam set about not only writing the record but also creating a mythology that would be fully entwined in the band’s sound, lyrical content and art. The band would focus on telling the story of the Toad King, the discontented ruler of the goblins and their forest home. A place where goblin subjects would willing sacrifice themselves to be smoked by their King.

After laying down the foundations of the songs, Adams long term friend Calum Young offered to play the drums on the record, embracing the sound and the story. The next year was spent polishing the songs and the essence of the band.

In mid 2018 Goblinsmoker entered the recording studio, recording with Adam’s long term recording partner Joe at No Studio in Manchester. The record was recorded with Adam on guitars, bass and vocal duty and Calum on drums. After a weekend of countless fuzz pedal combinations and too much time spent listening to toad samples, the first instalment of the story was complete. ‘Toad King’ was born.

Toad King, worship him.

Sludgelord Records (SLR017) 2018


released December 14, 2018

Recorded & Mixed by: Joe @ No Studio
Mastered by: Brad Boatright @ Audiosiege
Art by: Adam C Design

Goblinsmoker is:

A | Guitars, bass, vocals
C | Drums


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