Our debut studio release 'Magicka' is a 5-track EP recorded in August/September 2016. Delving into the world of magic, wizards, warlocks and the occult, 'Magicka' is packed full of thick, fuzzy riffs, stomping bass, pounding drums and gutteral wails.
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released September 23, 2016
Recorded, produced, mixed & mastered by Andy Shields (Hornets)
"Elder Druid is a stoner/doom outfit from Northern Ireland that has a strong love for molten fuzz. With the combination of styles, it would be justified to say the guys are a happy middle ground between bands like Sleep and Electric Wizard. Magicka is great beginning to what Elder Druid could lead up to. The band’s effective use of balancing different styles and sounds has helped them stand out as a band worth keeping an ear out for. 8/10"
- Metal Injection
"Magicka" is a superb EP both for new listeners and those already familiar with Elder Druid's excellent mix of riff heavy sludge and doom. The bands selection of Andy Shields as producer/mixer/engineer has paid off in spades, the Hornets man has reinvigorated the bands sound, sanding off some of their rougher edges and polishing them until they gleam but doing so without losing any of the bands feral intensity and attack, a match made in Heaven (or should that be Hell)"
- Desert Psychlist
"The first track on the EP is Rogue Mystic and this sets the scene nicely for what is to come. This gives Black Sabbath a run for their money in the doom stakes with Elder Druid arguably winning by a hairs breadth. As we move through the remainder of the tracks it is clear Elder Druid have “got” what this doom genre is all about and exploit it to the full."
"Few bands get a visceral reaction out of me, you know the kind that makes a grown man want to embarrass himself by yelling in public spaces. If you don’t know this Belfast five-piece, this EP should put some fire in yer belly and green in your blood. A very promising start from a young band that clearly is serious about shaping its craft."
- Doomed & Stoned
"Chunky riffs, aggressive vocals, stompin' groove. Mean stoner rock."
- Ultimate Guitar
"The simmering paces provide a plodding approach to much of the music itself while the aggro-tinged vocals exude the same intensity of the music itself, a bit of a bluesy nod in the music is always detectable as well. That adds a noticeable earthiness and low end to the smouldering grooves and the grittier aspects of everything contained in “Magicka“, a most ultra-solid outing from the lads in Elder Druid."
- Metal Nexus
"These guys have tickled me pink; purely out of the aspect of being so damn unique in their sound a.k.a
darklord given noise. Rhythm and Lead guitars have patience and timing on their side, never looking to interrupt each other's jamming quality, a polite dance of two distinctive strains blended together."
- The Headbanger's Haven
"If you haven't acquainted yourself with Elder Druid then this is the best possible time as 'Magicka' will leave you in a deep hypnotic trance. Elder Druid are perhaps one of the best upcoming bands to emerge from the Doom/Sludge/Stoner Metal scene in 2016. If this is classed as their debut EP then I can't wait to hear their full length record."
- Outlaws of the Sun
"It doesn’t take a genius to work out who Elder Druid are influenced by. Heavy classic Sabbath riffage with a heavy Sleep/High on Fire touch and a little bit of psychedelia around the edges to create a thick enjoyable sound for the ears. Mentally altered or not, you’re in for a fantastic time when you put on Magicka and stare at the spliff smoking demon dude on the cover"
-Toilet ov Hell