Automaton were formed in 2011 in Athens, Greece and have been performing live since mid-2012. Since then they have opened for Pentagram, YOB, Pallbearer, NAAM, Belzebong, SUMA, Dopethrone and have participated in various shows and festivals in Greece sharing the stage, among others, with 1000mods and Nightstalker. Automaton has been characterized as a loud and heavy doom act but apart from slow tempi and down-tuned guitars, they blend heavy riffs, repetitive minimalistic patterns and psychedelia into their own, vintage, analogue-recording sound. “Echoes of Mount Ida”, Automaton’s debut, was released on Oct. 25, 2013 by Trailblazer Records as a three-track, 32-min EP. It has received very good reviews by the Greek and international webzines and press. Now “Echoes of Mount Ida” is issued on vinyl via Sound Effect Records as a 4-track LP, including “Fear”, a track full of monolithic riffs built up on colossal heavy layers. The album comes in 3 different limited editions with revised artwork and silk screen cover and a special tour edition, on black vinyl in a specially printed disco-bag.
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