Premonition 13: 13

How Black is my Crimson?

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When Premonition 13 vocalist Scott Weinrich describes this trio as Black Sabbath meets King Crimson he’s frighteningly accurate.

If Volume 4 era Sabbath had gone into the studio with the Red incarnation of Crimson, and everyone had really gotten into the spirit of the collaboration, then this might have been the result.

It’s doomy, heavy, yet has jazz progressions coming from the feeling that while the songs were written in advance, they were only structured during jam sessions. The result is wild and trippy. A psychedelic frenzy that’s anchored by a very 70s metallic sensibility.

Every track spontaneously stretches out, resulting in an album that surely can’t ever be reproduced live. But that’s the true beauty of 13 – it’s about the zeitgeist.

Malcolm Dome

Malcolm Dome had an illustrious and celebrated career which stretched back to working for Record Mirror magazine in the late 70s and Metal Fury in the early 80s before joining Kerrang! at its launch in 1981. His first book, Encyclopedia Metallica, published in 1981, may have been the inspiration for the name of a certain band formed that same year. Dome is also credited with inventing the term "thrash metal" while writing about the Anthrax song Metal Thrashing Mad in 1984. With the launch of Classic Rock magazine in 1998 he became involved with that title, sister magazine Metal Hammer, and was a contributor to Prog magazine since its inception in 2009.