Album Premiere: Enter Bardus’ Sludge/Stoner/Noise World of Sound

photo by Eli Reeder
photo by Eli Reeder

When asked about their new album Stella Porta Philly trio Bardus had the following to say:

We chose to work with Steve at The Gradwell House Studio in Haddon Heights, New Jersey to record this record. We had been sitting on these songs for a while and were excited to get them out. This record is an extension of who we are as people, and as a band. We use this band as an escape and outlet from real life and try to create our own world of sounds in the process. We wanted to make a heavy record without offending people’s ears, but more so, inviting them in.

Bardus’ “own world of sound” is a vivid one, filled with the deep swamps of sludge, the smoky haze of stoner metal, the otherworldly hallucinations of psychedelia, and the brash abrasiveness of noise. All meant in a good way, of course. Stream below to enter said landscape and ignore the mundane real world for seven tracks sure to weigh down and bust up your day (again, meant in a good way). 

Stella Porta is Bardus’ second full-length and will be released on April 1st via Solar Flare records. Pre-orders are available in CD and digital. Tour dates follow below the SoundCloud embed, and you can keep up with the band via Facebook.

BARDUS Tour Dates:
3/31/2016 New Brookland Tavern – Columbia, SC
4/01/2016 Midtown Speakeasy – Tallahassee, FL w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/02/2016 Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/03/2016 The Cave – Chapel Hill, NC w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/04/2016 The Golden Pony – Harrisonburg, VA w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/05/2016 The Sidebar – Baltimore, MD w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/06/2016 The Waiting Room – Philadelphia, PA w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/07/2016 The Hook Up – Virginia Beach, VA w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/08/2016 Wonderland – Richmond, VA w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/09/2016 Scrap Iron Gallery – Wilmington, NC w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/10/2016 HBGB – Brunswick, GA w/ The Glorious Rebellion
4/27/2016 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA w/ Mutoid Man
5/29/2016 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA w/ Yautja and Whoresnation