Arizona instrumental duo TEMPEL stunned unsuspecting audiences with their debut release “On The Steps of the Temple” earlier this year, earning national praise including mention as one of Phoenix New Times’ “14 Bands You Need to Hear in 2014.” Blending metal’s dark and melodic elements with “a perfect balance of dedication and originality” (Sludgelord), the 53-minute release captivated fans with its “ambling atmospherics, skeletal drums, and chiming guitar embellishments” (Phoenix New Times).
“On The Steps of the Temple” was originally released on CD and a very limited run of only 250 vinyl records, which quickly sold out. Due to popular demand, Prosthetic Records have released a second LP pressing of the album, once again limited to 250 copies. Reserve your copy HERE, visit your local independent record shop in the near future.
The vinyl artwork consists of parts of an ancient Chinese scroll painting from Li Cheng entitled “Solitary Temple Amid Clearing Peaks.” Guitarist Ryan Wenzel comments,”We only used a small portion of the painting; it’s actually a really long piece. The back cover of the vinyl is the back portion of the scroll. The middle portion is the front cover. We really wanted to convey the sound of the album just by looking at the artwork. It’s all one experience.”
1. Mountain (8:30)
2. Rising From The Abyss (9:05)
3. Avaritia (8:41)
4. Final Years (4:37)
5. The Mist That Shrouds The Peaks (10:14)
6. On The Steps Of The Temple (10:59)