Sunday, May 31, 2020

Episode 133: Close The Hatch

Here is Dreams of Consciousness Podcast Episode 133, featuring an interview with Stephen Barton of Close The Hatch.

[cover photo by Joshua Gwin]

The podcast is available through the following streaming services (click to listen):
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photo by Joshua Gwin

Operating out of Dayton, Ohio, Close The Hatch are the definition of quiet determinism. Flying under the radar, the band has self-released 7 albums in just under 8 years, evolving along the way from thunderous post-metal to their current atmospheric doom metal sound.

I spoke with vocalist/guitarist Stephen Barton about the history of Close The Hatch, and the reason they moved away from screaming vocals on their latest release, Modern Witchcraft. We also talked about Barton's label, Red Moth Records, and creating backing music for Youtube "explainer" videos.

My thanks to Stephen for speaking with me, and to you for listening.

Music In This Episode:

taken from the album VI

"Thorazine Empire"
"Modern Witchcraft"
"Persona Non Grata"
taken from the album Modern Witchcraft

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