Exploring gloomy realms, Merlock produce imposing soundscapes that embrace the murky depths. Seeing multiple genres converge, Merlock manifest a compelling doom, psychedelic and stoner mix in the new record. Onward Strides Colossus will be released on February 24th, 2023.
Today the band has revealed a new singe & video, “Where No one Goes”.
“Where No One Goes” starts out in this bleak, hellish, ethereal, self-created place — not this fiery hellscape, but something more like what we see in Paradise Lost, which is quoted in the chorus. But the track refuses to stay there. Sonically and lyrically, it seeks something luminous in the darkness, it seeks a path forward. When I wrote this track, I was coming out of this really dark, difficult place; writing it was, in a way, a path forward for myself. It ended up being a path forward for the band, too, since it was also a big shift in songwriting for us. It was the first track we wrote for Onward Strides Colossus and definitely set the tone sonically.” — Taylor D. Waring
Described by critics as “gloomy and semi-mystical”, “shadowy and mysterious”, and “epic and ever-climbing”, Merlock melds stoner doom with heavy psychedelic sounds to create heavy post-doom atmospheres. Formed in 2017 in Spokane, Washington, Merlock has self-released 2 EPs and toured the West Coast while continuously demonstrating their willingness to evolve a songwriters and performers. Having weathered line-up changes and the ever-evolving music scene in the post-COVID world, Merlock continues to look for new paths forward.