Formed in Belfast late 2004, Slomatics (a band Conan cite’s as an influence) aim to reduce riffs to a primal state of heaviness, to produce music that implodes under it’s own weight, creates a joyous and euphoric state of wellbeing which can only be obtained with a slew of vintage amplifiers, fuzz pedals, analog synths, and an alarming array of percussion instruments.
This has endured through UK tours, gigs in Europe, four albums and a mountain of split/vinyl/cassette releases. 2012’s “A Hocht” was released to widespread critical acclaim, gaining support from around the world which was capped off with a deafening performance at the Incubate Festival in Tilburg.
September 2016 will see the saw the release the bands 5th album via Black Bow Records.
With any project of this size and scope, it’s not uncommon to see a few folks drop out. With the new talent we’re announcing tonight, it’s become clear to us that these changes were pre-destined. FATE brought this creative FORCE together. A group that’s aligned for a singular goal: to make one of the most kickass animated films the world has ever seen.
Elephant Tree are a relatively new band who cut their teeth in the London metal scene. While their style is difficult to classify under any one particular sub-genre of Metal, it has been most likened to Doom Metal and Stoner Rock, however many people have their own classifications ranging from Blues to Prog. They’re signed to Magnetic Eye Records, who released their killer self-titled debut album this past September.
Elephant Tree are a relatively new band who cut their teeth in the London metal scene. While their style is difficult to class under any one particular sub-genre of Metal, it has been most likened to Doom Metal and Stoner Rock, however many people have their own classifications ranging from Blues to Prog. They’re signed to Magnetic Eye Records, who released their killer self-titled debut album this past September
The feedback, positive vibes, and genuine enthusiasm we’ve received from all of you during our Kickstarter budget raising effort has surpassed anything we thought possible. This is YOUR movie! You’ve all earned it, and it will be our great pleasure to make it for you!
For those of you missed the full trailer which ran with our campaign, here it is!
We genuinely hope that this film will cross into the cult classic status, and we relish the idea that future generations will be getting high and watching this in their basements for decades to come.
RAISE THY SWORD AND HAVE A DRINK WITH US!
On behalf of the filmmakers and all the artists & bands… THANK YOU, and welcome aboard! You have truly proven to be THE HELPING HANDS OF DOOM!
With our successful Kickstarter campaign coming to a close this week, we’d like to thank you all with this special trailer. It features clips that go all the way back to our first teaser, and includes brand new film music by the band Ironweed!
Since production on the film will be starting up soon, this will be the last footage you’ll see from us for quite some time. As one journey ends, another begins. See you on the other side!
Make sure to grab some loot before we close up shop. It will be your last chance to score these future collectibles.
A huge THANKS to all of you who’ve already started kicking in some cash to our Kickstarter campaign. We raised over $10,000 in the first 24 hours alone!
It’s so awesome to see that your passion for this film is as strong as ours, and we look forward to blowing your minds with the opportunity that you’ve given us.
We’ve still got a long way to go to meet our budget, and we’re gonna need all your help to reach that goal. Please help spread the word about THE PLANET OF DOOM’s Kickstarter!
IF YOU DIG HEAVY MUSIC, BADASS ART, AND LOVE THIS INCREDIBLE COMMUNITY, THEN PLEASE SHARE & TAG SOME FRIENDS!
Bring YOUR movie, The Planet of DOOM, to LIFE through our Kickstarter campaign which runs from April 11th through May 11th!
The brand new 3-minute TRAILER drops Monday, April 11! The picture you’re looking at right now is an untouched rendered frame from the Goya x Simon Berndt chapter of the movie entitled “Runa the Witch of Secret Traditions”. We’ll have a lot more sneak peeks for you all in the days to come.
Become part of The Helping Hands of Doom fundraising campaign, which has already raised more than $20,000 in support through sponsorships. Show your love by helping get this unique film underway, while getting some exclusive Kickstarter-only goodies in the process: everything from an HHOD official shirt, original art, having yourself featured in the film as an animated “extra” and much more!
Hailing from the Swedish city of rain, they were held indoors and practiced, played and cried tears of fuzz days on end. Eventually these hours of fuzz would turn into songs that would become their first album “Olde One Ascending”. Which would receive critical acclaim from all corners of the world.
With a focus on volume, fuzz and riffs they’ve played just over 20 shows in their first year as a band and have played with acts such as Skraeckoedlan, Snailking and Yuri Gagarin. They are not letting up and are relentless in their quest for heavy tone.
We at TPOD couldn’t be more excited to finally reveal that ’80s metal legends CIRITH UNGOL have joined the film as one of our bands!!! Being fans of CU since high school, we approached the band excitedly and found these guys were super into our project and were genuinely stoked on it. Big thanks especially to singer Tim Baker. A very cool dude indeed. Welcome aboard, Cirith Ungol!
RIFF LODGE is a full service animation house, specializing in colorful, neo-psychedelic productions with a decidedly 2-dimensional illustrative look and feel. Fueled and inspired by a love for riff-heavy, high-octane music (hence the name), these energetic adult-oriented films leap from the screen and harken back to Heavy Metal Magazine, Conan comics, and Ralph Bakshi and René Laloux productions.
Take a cosmic chopper ride across the battle-wrought landscapes of time and space. Then find yourself at the Riff Lodge.