Thursday, June 7, 2018
Doom Supergroup Featuring Members of Corrosion of Conformity, Demon's Eye and Bloody Hammers, Lighting Born Sign Worldwide Record Deal with Ripple Music.
“Lightning Born features members of Corrosion of Conformity, Demon Eye, and Mega Colossus, matching the mighty, bluesy wail of The Hell No's Brenna Leath with doomy, stoned-out proto-metal muscle.”—Indy Week
Ripple Music is thrilled to announce the signing of Lightning Born to a world-wide deal, with new album due late 2018!
A true supergroup, featuring some of the best musicians in the Maryland/East Coast Doom Scene, Lightning Born began when Doza Hawes, long-time drummer of metal act Mega Colossus, caught Brenna Leath performing with her band, The Hell No. “I really dug her vocals, and wanted to see what she could do in a more traditional, classic rock and blues-inspired kind of framework,” said Hawes. As the two brainstormed potential guitarists, “I immediately thought of Erik Sugg from Demon Eye,” said Hawes. “He writes great riffs, but also crafts excellent songs. I thought his darker, doom influence would be a perfect fit for Brenna. ”The trio clicked on Erik’s riff ideas. Meanwhile, Brenna was finishing up a Hell No album, produced by COC’s Mike Dean. She invited Dean to join the group on bass, and the chemistry was apparent.
“It’s not every day that you get to pick your dream line up of musicians to start a band. This is the easiest songwriting process, us all together, that I’ve ever had. The songs just pop out almost instantly,” said Hawes.
Lightning Born debuted in 2016, rocking their debut show with Conan and Serial Hawk in their hometown of Raleigh, NC. Since then, the band has moved from strength to strength sharing the stage with The Sword, Earthless, Mountain, The Obsessed, Karma to Burn, Ruby the Hatchet, and many others. They performed at the Maryland Doom Fest in 2017 and were invited to return in 2018.
Their eponymous debut album, recorded and produced by Mike Dean, is slated to release Nov. 2018 on Ripple Music.
●Mike Dean (Corrosion of Conformity) – bass
●Erik Sugg (Demon Eye) – guitar
●Doza Hawes (Mega-Colossus, Bloody Hammers, Hour of Thirteen) – Drums
●Brenna Leath (The Hell No) - vocals
“Lightning Born features members of Corrosion of Conformity, Demon Eye, and MegaColossus, matching the mighty, bluesy wail of The Hell No's Brenna Leath with doomy, stoned-out proto-metal muscle.”--SpencerGriffith
"Talk about a band with a lot of talent, Lightning Born boasts some of the best [Maryland DoomFest] had to offer. A supergroup in our eyes, and rightly so. The Raleigh, NC rockers consist of members Erik Sugg (DemonEye) on guitar, DozaHawes (Colossus, BloodyHammers, Hourof13) bashing the drums, Brenna Leath (TheHellNo) with amazing vocals, and the mighty Mike Dean (Corrosion of Conformity) hammering the bass. How could you go wrong watching this band on the Doomfest stage?"
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