Lake of Blood hail from the battered streets of southern Los Angeles. Formed in 2007, and with a handful of solid, well-received releases under their belts, this strong-minded quintet have been spreading their blackened gospel far and wide and reaping that which they have sown. Their stellar debut, the Heed the Primal Calling EP, caught the ears of many, and led to a split with PANOPTICON’s A. Lundr in 2009. Word travelled, and an ensuing agreement was made with the UK’s Human Jigsaw Records to release the band’s next offering, a two-song behemoth entitled As Time and Tide Erodes Stone in early 2011. Heavily atmospheric, viciously intense, and dedicated to the bone, this feral entity’s aggressive, dissonant take on black metal weaves together the genre’s puritanical roots with elements of doom, thrash, folk, and startling moments of clarity. The two tracks contained within As Time and Tide Erodes Stone are epic in far more than length; these songs are sagas, odes to a dying world and an uncertain future.