Thursday, September 2, 2010

Tellurian

Here's Tellurian's one and only EP, the confusingly titled Reborn. Not sure when this was recorded, sounds like it could easily have been made in 1978, but it was in fact released in 2006. I can't find any information on these guys, which is a shame because this little record is so fucking good. Sabbathy classic doom via NWOBHM deliciousness that leaves me wanting more. Why does something this fantastic remain as obscure as an unmarked epitaph in fog clad English countryside cemetery? Anyone have any info on Tellurian?

24 comments:

el obscuro said...

It has stumped three search engines all that was found is Tellurian is the word used by members of Aristasia to refer to matters related to life on Earth. Love the hidden face on the cover.

Anonymous said...

they have an entry on metal archives

Aesop said...

Yes, I saw that but it doesn't tell us much.

Milla said...

There is something about Tellurian here:

http://liveandotherwise.blogspot.com/2010/08/bowlers-grip.html

but maybe you saw this already...

mote said...

Great stuff. Just the kind of doom I've been looking for lately. Cheers.

spamstratagem said...

This is all I could find, "TELLURIAN, were an obscure NWOBHM quartet from Buckinghamshire who left us just this one record, but it's a real corker!
The "Reborn" 7" single, a limited edition release of just 500 hand numbered copies, was originally recorded in 1982, but was not released until November 2006.
The "Reborn" 45 was issued by Zerlinda Records, the label founded by Malc MacMillan, the author of The NWOBHM Encyclopedia.
The label's aim was to issue unreleased vintage NWoBHM recordings in limited heavyweight vinyl editions with authentic looking period style picture sleeves. Zerlinda Records has also been responsible for releases by BURNER & DIAMOND LIL.
Apparently Tellurian only recorded about a dozen songs in their short career between 1980 and 1983, and the two songs which comprise the 7" are the only tapes that survived through the years in a cold damp English basement.
A real shame there is no more to be heard from Tellurian as they had a really heavy sound for 1982, equal parts WITCHFINDER GENERAL/BLACK SABBATH style Doom and NWOBHM, and they could also really play and knew how to write a killer song.
Apparently, the same two songs also appeared on a very obscure Various Artists compilation album called "The Whinging Album : Clutching At Straws" released by Whinging Records in 1982.
Beware the other act also called Tellurian, as they are purveyors of awful Hardcore Dance music."

psychic vacuum said...

It says Originally recorded in 1982, but not released officially until 2006 on Metal Archives, hence the NWOBHM sound:)

Doomstin said...

Damn man, you nailed it with the "sounds like 1978" statement. This shit is awesome.

psychic vacuum said...

Also, the Record company, Zerlinda Records, seems as obscure as this 7''. No website, just a couple release infos wich led me to Burner'Savage Killer 7'', also released by Zerlinda Records. You can find it on this blog
http://nwobhmblog.blogspot.com/
if you care. Burner is more Judas Priest oriented though, but still very good.

Anonymous said...

metal archives says that it was recorded in 1982 but released in 2006. i suppose that is why it has that great pre-irony feel to it. here is the most info i could find via the label: http://medlem.spray.se/arc/Tellurian.htm

Kängnäve said...

This recording is from 1982.

Anonymous said...

some more info on

http://liveandotherwise.blogspot.com/

AmortDoom said...

Great Stuff. Thanks for this.
Found on rockarome website:
"Tellurian - Reborn / Trojan Journey (7 inch single). Limited edition vinyl featuring two rare NWOBHM demo tracks recorded in 1982. On the Zerlinda label."
82 sounds about right, wonder why it was slept on til 06.

Anonymous said...

channeling Ozzy for sure. Thank you for this post!

Gal said...

Thanks man

Anonymous said...

Forget Tellurian

Listen to Tenant its wicked !

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=ABOLL7SK

From an actual Tenant
( Ive got a rent agreement and everything)

Grk! said...

TYVM!

Anonymous said...

insane-great classic doom metal on a level with Pentagram. Thanks again, Aesop!

-the anonymoua jew

Zachary Lipez said...

Aesop,
These are fantastic. Thank you.
Also, I wrote you a bit back, thanking you for the blog, but I use hotmail...so I never know if people get my emails.
I'm doing a couple readings in SF, next week,the 8th and 9th. It will very possibly not be your thing, but I wanted to invite you anyway.I also don't want to use your blog as advertising, so hit me up if you want to go, and I'll let you know where they are. Thanks,
Zachary Lipez

Ben McAllister said...

EXCELLENT. Dude has much Ozzy love in that voice. 7" high-mids in the mix lend a legit shittiness which I'm really diggin this Sunday morning.

CreepyCrawl said...

Another winner Aesop,you never fail to deliver.I wish there was more of this band.

Clint B said...

Thanks. Love this kinda shit!

trAsh said...

this is one of the best things i've ever heard! fuck! ARGHHH! so good...thanks!

Anonymous said...

totally great .... cheers