From the beginning, the purpose for this band was to incorporate our love of traditional doom metal with aheavy metal approach,” guitarist Eddie Andrade says. “We wanted to show that heavy doom can becomplemented with melodies and harmonies. BlackSabbath meets NWOBHM is what we aim for, really.”The band was founded in 2015 by Andrade and vocalist/keyboardist Alberto Alcaraz after a few years ofplaying in thrash and death metal projects before the two realized that the classic doom that they’d grown upwith was what they really wanted to explore. Going through a few lineup changes while delving deeper intothe diverging influences that were calling, Early Moods arrived at the sound and lineup that grew their fanbaselocally. The band soon capturedthe attention of German label Dying Victim Productions, who released theirdebut EP,Spellboundin 2020.Early Moods isOscar Hernandez on lead guitar, Chris Flores on drums, Elix Felciano on bass, Alcaraz onvocals/synth and Andrade on guitar.Theband inked a deal with RidingEasy Records in 2021 and released theirself-titled masterpiece in October 2022. Since then, Early Moods has been very busy touring with the likes ofMunicipal Waste, High on Fire, Midnight, their own headlining tour and multiple festival appearances. Withtheir sophomore album on deck don’t expect these guys to fade away anytime soon!
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