by Wildeornes

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2 years of blood sweat and beers...

What happens when the two guitarists/vocalists from seminal Melbourne stoner doom band Downriver (who also both spent the 90s playing grind and hardcore together in the Melbourne gig-machine W.A.R.) listen to a heap of dueling-guitar-NWOBHM, old school 80’s metal and dabble with the icy grasp of blasting old school black metal over a few beers and backyard bonfires?

Wildeornes happens.

Wildeornes (pronounced Will-Der-Ness as usual) is one of those genuinely eclectic bands that just FUCKING LOVES RIFFS!

The healer, the scientist, the educator and the philosopher, Wildeornes play a unique brand of sludgey stoner-doom influenced Metal (imagine that word in shiny chrome, maybe with lightning or something also) that stinks like a sleeveless denim vest covered in metal patches, beer, vomit, and quite possibly a small amount of someone’s urine.

Wildeornes released their first album (…) in August 2012 having spent the previous two years recording it as a two-piece in guerilla recording sessions across the most grim and kvlt lounge rooms that they could find in rural Victoria.

Wildeornes are now in the pre-production phase of recording their second full length album… and will not disappoint fans of the Riff — the next album is a little more stoner sludge than (…) due to being recorded as a full band and not just a nomadic stoner two-piece ensemble obsessed with Enslaved and Judas Priest.


released August 18, 2012


All songs written and performed on this album by Damien Vennell and Richard H. Hammond.

Recorded by Jarrod Ferguson and Bobby Ting, mastered by Jarrod Kirby and Barry Shitfingers.



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Wildeornes Melbourne, Australia

WILDEORNES.(c) ....Conceptually formed in 2009. Pronounced wilderness. Ex-Downriver guitarists Damo and Richy cranking out beer drenched blackened stoner-sludge metal riffage with Hoffy on bass and Tom on drums.

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Track Name: Waking in Shadow
A thousand times over, again and again
Black lands with low skies, seems there's no end
Waking in shadow, walking in light
Struggling slowly, no end in sight