Formed in Toronto, Canada during the spring of 2010, Biblical is the roar of mountains splitting and oceans parting. The band’s fierce live show has earned it festival and touring slots with top artists such as Eagles of Death Metal, Death from Above 1979, Kyuss, Red Fang, Torche and Eyehategod.
In 2011 Biblical released a self-titled EP that delighted rock fans with a blast of tense garage metal, steeped in minor-key twang. Pop Matters called the release “a grand debut,” while stoner aficionados The Obelisk praised the band’s sound, noting “Biblical‘s swagger is definitely their own.”
In 2014, the group embarked on a five-week North American tour with DFA1979 in support of their debut full-length Monsoon Season. Lauded by Pitchfork as a “climactic, Red Sea-parting surge of narcotic guitar,” Monsoon Season earned critical acclaim from both metal and indie outlets alike. Metal Sucks pegged the album as “an early contender for year-end-list honors,” while Kexp Seattle praised the band as “apocalyptic rock and roll, worthy of the lasting canon.”
2017 will see Biblical release its sophomore full-length The City That Always Sleeps. The product of almost two years in the studio, the album is a deep dive into sludgy psych rock that explores spaces, textures and tones beyond the outer limits. Heavy, propulsive and totally hypnotic, The City That Always Sleeps is Biblical at its weapons-grade best, leveraging rhythm and dynamics to explosive effect.
And like an old superstition or a venerable jazz standard, familiar constituents bubble up to the surface: something old, something new, something borrowed—and perhaps most important—something blue.