Instrumental metal duo from Phoenix, Arizona, TEMPEL, have just released their debut album ‘On The Steps Of The Temple’, and those in the know are raving about it: “This is not your typical ethereal, chin-stroking post-metal; rather, ‘On The Steps’ creeps with otherworldly menace as it twists blackened shimmer and doom-steeped riffs into a whirling vortex of dread,” says A.V. Club, and No Clean Singing admits: “Yeah, I’m late to this party, but it’s a party I’d like to prolong in the hope that others will be lured inside - because it’s a bash that shouldn’t be missed”. Originally self-released (self-recorded and self-produced) digitally by guitarist and keyboardist Ryan Wenzel and drummer Rich Corle who make up the TEMPEL since 2003, the pair's recording was released as a CD and as a limited-edition vinyl by Prosthetic Records yesterday, 21st of January, 2014. Listen to three tunes off the record as available to you below (until the full album stream is ready – if at all – here/BandCamp), and order the ‘On The Steps Of The Temple’ CD and vinyl here (Prosthetic Records store) or via Amazon, or get its digital version from iTunes, BandCamp or Amazon MP3. The album's cover art features a painting by the iconic ancient Chinese landscape artist Li Cheng.
TEMPEL features: Ryan Wenzel – guitar, keyboards and engineering and Rich Corle - drums