First Listen: Bedowyn – “I Am the Flood”


We’re streaming a track from Bedowyn‘s upcoming full-length Blood of the Fall.

“Oh, that darn Toilet blog only covers extreme music that makes my fragile wittle eaw dwums huwt,” you nerds always say because you’re determined to be wrong about everything. For the moment put aside your blast beats, your harsh vocals, and your HM-2s. Today we’re streaming a brand new track from Raleigh, North Carolina’s own Bedowyn.

Bedowyn play a style of sludge-y rock and roll. The band seems to be thoroughly indebted to the titans of Georgia sludge, Kylesa, Mastodon, and Baroness. Indeed, fans of the latter will hear immediate similarities not just in the driving instrumentation. Alex Traboulsi’s vocal performance immediately brings to mind the forceful melodies of John Baizley.

“I Am the Flood” offers your first taste of Blood of the Fall, the band’s first full-length, out May 27th on Via Nocturna. Listen below.

Blood of the Fall is out May 27th on Via Nocturna. Get it here and follow Bedowyn on Facebook.

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  • RustyShackleford

    Why do I know this band or recognize the logo at least? Did I find it on the Toilet? Someone help help help. Also this is a doozy of a jam. Yep!

    • Jim Pamlico

      here ya go -

  • Sploopy Thunderplop

    Sounds like a slightly heavier Foo Fighters.

  • tigeraid

    I love this stuff so much. Hasn’t it been on bandcamp forever though? I feel like I’ve listened a bunch….

  • Raleigh North Carolina was one of our best gigs while we were on tour. I think Randall Thor got robbed there or something though. Cool little city, with a rad music scene. I wish I could remember what the venue was that we played. It was super crusty.

    • The Maywood?

    • more beer

      Damn the power metal dude got robbed by crusties. What happened to slaying with steel and dragons and shit?

      • if you aint been robbed in raleigh then youve never lived in raleigh

        • more beer

          I don’t get robbed anywhere!

          • please, bro. ive been robbed by my own family. there’s no tellin how many times ive been robbed.

            ill tell you what, tho: youre right. nobodys robbing me now

          • more beer

            Family is kind of different. They rob you in fucked up ways. But I meant, no one is robbing me in the street.

          • i dont want to get banned but the last time i was in raleigh me and my buddy basically reverse robbed some kid that was trying to rob us during the whole treyvon martin ordeal

          • more beer

            Hey if someone is going to bring it to you like that. Never ever be the victim. Bring it right back to them twice as hard.

        • There was a group of homeless dudes that migrated around our trailer when we parked it. We had to have someone guard it while the others brought the equipment into the venue. Fuckers.

          • thats not even in a bad part of town. if i recall, the maywood is down by crabtree (where my grandma used to live)

          • That’s not it then. We were right downtown. It was pretty classy, and full of college students it looked.

            EDIT: Not the venue though.

          • ohhhhh ok, i just looked at the map. thats right beside NC State and Meridith. it can get shitty down there.i went to highschool a couple miles to the east.

  • Shrimp in a Pizza Box

    Well those vocals sure are something. Not something good, that is, but something.

  • I LIKE IT <3



  • Sight Vnseen

    Anybody heard from KJM? Dude always had solid picks.

    • I think he is on a self imposed sabbatical. Which is a bummer.

      • Sight Vnseen

        For sure. If anyone talks to him, tell him hello for me.

        • He’s active on Twitter if you wanna say what’s up

          • *psssst* brand new Brand New song posted today. peep it yet? I listened twice. Its a good.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            My sister loves them.

          • Sight Vnseen

            Cool. Thanks dude. Don’t have a twitter. Off I go I guess..

          • Óðinn

            I often work with digital/social media (I’m working on a cross media project right now) and I don’t have a personal Twitter account. Just my personal preference. I’m not a fan of Twitter.

          • Sight Vnseen

            I tried. I’m not giving anyone pesonal information. Tell him I said hello and he’s missed.

          • im proud of you

          • more beer

            I am the same way. Always keep your personal things personal.

          • Janitor Jim Duggan

            I keep my Twitter hidden.

      • Óðinn
        • Janitor Jim Duggan

          I third that.

        • more beer

          Most of us do.

    • he’s fine

      • Sight Vnseen


    • I talk to him sometimes on Twitter. I will deliver your message when I can 🙂

  • That is some of the coolest got-dang album artwork I’ve seen in a while.

  • frozengoatsheadupanunsarse

    Dis good. I don’t listen to this kind of thing that much but I usually like it when I do, and usually think to myself hey, I ought to listen to more music like this more often, then I usually just go back to not listening to it much.

  • some band from the flatlanders, huh?

    • Sploopy Thunderplop

      Hopefully Asheville doesn’t become Flint 2: Electric Boogaloo.

      • no comment

      • Dave Vincent’s Perm

        Still waiting for Pullout: a Post-Nuclear Boogaloo

        • Sploopy Thunderplop

          Sounds like the name for the next Peter North film!

    • OT: man, they must be sellin the shit out of Ghost Bath LPs

  • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

    Well, now I just wanna go listen to Purple

  • Dave Vincent’s Perm

    *throws Metal Zone at joe’s head*

    • Don’t throw your garbage at me.

      • Dave Vincent’s Perm

        C’mon that’s too harsh
        Not unlike the pedal.

  • Huh, a NC band I didn’t know. cool

  • Waynecro

    This is kinda cool. Thanks for sharing, Joe.

  • Óðinn
  • Cockypock Aioli

    Almost a mastodon-y sound.

  • tigeraid

    Also they totally need to release a big poster or banner of that cover.

  • tertius_decimus

    Very good.

  • Thanks for sharing. I had this in my wishlist for a long time only for the artwork lolz