released June 10, 2015
"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."
Doomed & Stoned
"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."
Label Spotlight: Transylvanian Tapes. Vol. 3
"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."
San Diego City Beat
The Great Demo Review 2016
Interview with Anders Ekdahl at Battle Helm Magazine
Sept 2, 2016
"Twisted heavy beautiful sounds from San Diego's doom metal band Beira.
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."
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