Beira Vol I

by Beira

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    Side A:
    Cailleach (11:53)
    Mountain (9:01)

    Side B:
    The Watcher (10:37)
    Nessa (10:00)

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Recorded by Brandon Jensen at American Sound Studios
Cover Art by Justin Haynes
Photographs by Carolina Torres

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released June 10, 2015

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"After giving us a very promising demo, BEIRA have made good on their promise of a proper debut. Four savage tracks, each averaging more than 10 minutes (does this make it an LP or and EP? I always forget), the San Diego trio deliver big time, with Ruby Haynes laying down some seriously emotive doom riffs and epic vocals. There is some intriguing material here, like the second track "Mountain" that opens to a crackling fire and medieval sounding instrumentation, followed by a chant-line bass riff that really gives your the feeling that you're about to hear an epic tale of some kind. When Ruby tears into the song with her wild, untamed vocals, underscored by some heavy riffing that will remind you of High on Fire, we're introduced to the story, by this time fully invested. Doom at it's finest. Definitely one of the ‪#‎BestSoFar‬."

-BillyGoat-
Doomed & Stoned
doomedandstoned.com

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"Like Chrch, San Diego trio Beira also deal in doom metal. However, Beira’s sound harks back further in time to a more majestic era of doom. The band’s vocalist, guitarist and flautist, Ruby Haynes, takes her time building the tension with thick and muscular riffs and on the four tracks that comprise Beira’s Vol 1 release. And, while the rest of the band stomps along with abundant capability and energy, it’s Haynes voice––savagely tearing into passages here, or whispering more ethereally there––that’s going to keep you hooked."

-Craig Hayes
Label Spotlight: Transylvanian Tapes. Vol. 3
metalbandcamp.com

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"There are only four tracks on Beira's Vol. I, but it still runs well past the 40-minute mark. Indeed, these are pretty massive compositions, each one a slow-moving doom metal monolith with psychedelic overtones. They require a little patience on the part of the listener; "Cailleach" and "Mountain" each takes around 90 seconds or longer before finally wrapping up the intro. Yet once the band lets those riffs fly, Beira becomes a roaring beast, chugging with power and majesty. This gives me hope for the future of doom in San Diego."

-Jeff Terich
San Diego City Beat
The Great Demo Review 2016
sdcitybeat.com/article-17236-the-great-demo-review-2016.html

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Interview with Anders Ekdahl at Battle Helm Magazine
battlehelm.com/interviews/beira/
Sept 2, 2016

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"Twisted heavy beautiful sounds from San Diego's doom metal band Beira.
Volume 1
Empowering vocals with dark bass lines and haunting guitars. Stepping away from the hardcore yet still keeping it in the root of the family, the 3-piece band Beira is a band that has brought metal a new taste. Caught this band play a killer show at the Tower Bar and the trio sounded like they were playing at Carnegie Hall in 1891. Had the chance of sharing a beer and a great conversation about classic hardcore/metal and other thrashed influenced artist with bassist Kris Reynolds. Giving insight and a little backstory of Beira I was glad I stayed and watched this band perform. Reynolds is backed by drummer A.J Belluto and vocalist Ruby Haynes and together they bring a fucked up puzzle of a church. True enjoyment! Beira have an album out Volume 1 and it is jam packed with 40 minutes of pure dark heavy music. If you ever get a chance to watch the band please headbang with them. Beira is playing a show tonight 7.24.16 at Tower Bar and is highly recommenced to go. If not you can listen, purchase, and enjoy Volume 1 below via bandcamp ... have a seance with BEIRA MUSIC."

Omar Velasquez
I Ate Music Podcast
www.iatepodcast.com

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Beira San Diego, California

Kristoffer Reynolds-Bass
AJ Belluto-Drums, Vocals Ruby Haynes-Guitar,Vocals

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Track Name: Cailleach
When vernal sun reveals his face
Battle is brewed by the wintry one
To this land she lays waste
Our vengeful mother summons the
Winds...

Cailleach!

(winds)
Whistle!
Gobag!
Sweeper!
Leanness!

What have you done?
She will return!

Hiya! Cailleach!
Hiya! Cailleach!
Track Name: Mountain
Climb! Climb!

As she walked she carried on her back
A great basket filled with earth
And as she leaped the rocks fell

They formed the mountains
They formed the islands
Many have inhabited
Spillings from the basket
Of the big, old woman
Yet one remains hers

Ben Cruachan, Ben Cruachan

She rouses the mountains of old
Then drowses them under the snow
She locked her sons inside mountains

With crusted mineral
Her kinsmen did battle
Boulders merely play things
Track Name: The Watcher
Ive been watching you from within the trees
I am your gray skies
I wait for you in your dreams
Watching through dark eyes
I see everything

I wait for you in your dreams
Watching through dark eyes

Your soul is what I seek
The object of my desire
It will rise up in the smoke
As your body burns in the fire

Piercing through the dark
What lies lurking in the trees
Blood dripping from the leaves
In the realms behind, below, and within you

Piercing through the dark
What lies lurking in the trees
Ropes dangle in the breeze
In the realms behind, below, and within you

Piercing through the dark
What lies lurking in the trees
Dead linger in deep freeze
In the realms behind, below, and within you

I have called you from a dream
From shadows dancing in between
I have seen you as a child
When your mind was wide and wild
You grew strong and reached for things
And you grew shamed from deserved sting
I've been hearing you growing weary
As life and love go rushing by

I am the watcher

I'm the nearest one to you
Yet I'm the one you never knew
I'm the thing you can not say
Yet I am spoken anyway
I am looking through your eyes
And I am speaking when you lie
I am with you when you hide
And I will grip you when you die

I am the watcher
I see everything
Track Name: Nessa
Goddess Beira once had a maid
Her name was Nessa
She was beautiful and young

Goddess Beira once had a well
And it happened every night
That the water would overflow

It was Nessa's one task
Every night to cover the well
But tonight she is late

When she drew near she beheld
Water raging down the mountain
So she turned and ran for her life

Run, oh Nessa!
Run for your life oh Nessa!
Run, oh Nessa!
Run for your life oh Nessa!
Run!

But goddess Beira was watching
From her mountain throne and cried
"You have not covered the well!

The sun has fallen from the sky and
Daylight has turned to darkness
And the water is overflowing!

Now you must run forever
From water that does not cease
You are the river! You are the loch!"

Now every year on this night
Nessa rises from the water
You can hear her sing a sad song

Arise oh Nessa!
Sing us your song oh Nessa!
Arise oh Nessa!
Sing us your song oh Nessa!
Arise!

Arise!