From the wasteland known as the Ohio Valley comes Doctor Smoke, a four piece hard rock/doom metal band featuring members Matt Tluchowski (Vocals,Guitars), Steve Lehocky (Lead Guitar), Cody Cooke (Bass), and Dave Trikones (Drums). The quartet draws it's influence from the classic, guitar driven sounds of early heavy metal while throwing their own modernized spin on the genre.
The band has moved forward at a fast pace in the short time since it's inception in early 2013. Riding on the waves of a self-produced and self-released four song demo they obtained a spot on the 13th annual Stoner Hands of Doom festival, opened for legendary doom act Pentagram and also successfully completed a crowd funding campaign to record their debut album.
In December 2013, Doctor Smoke entered analog studio The Bombshelter (Nashville, TN) to record said album. The self titled debut features nine songs with lyrical themes of horror and the supernatural creating a haunting atmosphere while maintaining head-banging grooviness throughout.
The album will be released this summer on CD and LP through Totem Cat Records and on cassette through Urtod Void. [+]