Little Rock (AR) – Sludge/Doom Metal trio MAMMOTH CARAVAN released “Frostbite,” the second single and closing track from forthcoming debut album Ice Cold Oblivion on Christmas day.
The song tells the story of a baby mammoth that strayed from the herd and is being pursued by a primitive nomad that’s hungry for blood.
According to bassist/vocalist Brandon Ringo (who celebrated a birthday on the same day as the premiere), “the song is our favorite to play live and the one I’m most proud of on Ice Cold Oblivion; and it really channels a heavy Electric Wizard/Eyehategod-esque boogie.
MAMMOTH CARAVAN will release debut/concept album Ice Cold Oblivion February 25, 2023 on CD, digital, cassette, and vinyl formats.
“Ice Cold Oblivion is burly riff-heavy goodness played by a trio of burly bearded dudes. Mammoth Caravan’s music walks a beautiful in-between spot: it reminds you of things you love (Eyehategod, Crowbar, Weedeater and Buzzoven) while sounding completely fresh and new. Mammoth Caravan’s music draws from the primordial well of southern sludge and doom metal but subtracts meandering and nonsense.
The band relishes in the power of metal and their inertia is infectious. Mammoth Caravan injects energy and fun into downbeat music without losing power or ferocity.
– Justin Norton (Decibel Magazine)
Ice Cold Oblivion was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jason Tedford at Wolfman Studios.
1. Ice Cold Oblivion
Brandon Ringo – Bass/Vocals
Evan Swift – Guitar
Robert Warner – Drums