Weakling - Dead As Dreams
Label: N:C:U - N:C:U 019 • Format: Cassette Album, Reissue, Limited Edition, Numbered • Country: Germany • Genre: Rock • Style: Black Metal
Weakling was an American black metal band from San Francisco. The band never toured and released only one album, Dead as Dreamsrecorded in and released on Tumult Records in The name Weakling, according to founding member John Gossard, came from the title of a song by the band Swans from their album Filth. Dissatisfied with the dedication of the members, Gossard left the band while the rest of the lineup continued on as Black Goat.
Prior to the release of the album, a few odd tales sprung De Bostella / Tijuana Taxi - De Sjonnies - Verse Vis En Lingerie about the possible ways it could be distributed, including printing a single copy to be given to a single fan in Europe or burying copies of the album in the ground and giving maps to fans who wanted to find them. Initially, Weakling was mainly noted for featuring guitarist Josh Smith of The Fucking Champs fellow Champ Tim Green served as producerbut a recent reissue of their material has brought their work some more attention, and the album has been hailed in some circles, and by musicians including Fenriz of Darkthroneas Weakling - Dead As Dreams masterpiece.
Gossard and bassist Sarah Weiner later played together in the similarly short-lived doom metal band The Gault although Weiner was the drummer of that outfit ; after that band's demise, Gossard went on to join established funeral doom outfit Asunder, and formed a second black metal band, Dispiritin the wake of Asunder's dissolution.
Keyboardist Casey Ward currently plays drums in The Husbands. Drummer Sam Foster currently plays drums for death metal band Saros.
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