300 - 12"Vinyl
- 150 Color-in-Color (Black center on transparent red vinyl)
- 150 Splatter (Pink splatter on clear vinyl)
Includes digital pre-order of Aviarium.
You get 1 track now
(streaming via the free Bandcamp app
and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the
complete album the moment it’s released.
shipping out on or around December 9, 2022
Purchasable with gift card
Streaming + Download
Pre-order of Aviarium. You get 1 track now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
"Monolithic sludge with a blistering tone and crushing grooves, in the vein of early Melvins, Eyehategod and Alabama Thunderpussy. Layer upon layer, the band builds a wall of sound in a short album that will melt your face. Highly recommended! Ioannis Valiakos (Desert Vulture)."
- Stoner Doom Charts
"A follow-up to their debut album, Kali Yuga, Maharaja now brings us the EP ‘Aviarium’ (2022). Its four tracks are bathed in a dark, hazy atmosphere. Savage, unhinged vocals intersected by hot, razor sharp riffage pulses hypnotically and sometimes stabs at you like a knife. Drums are wild and convulsive, often engrossingly tribalistic."
- Doomed & Stoned
Formed in late 2013 in the Gem City, Maharaja are a sludge steamroller ready to lay waste to everything in their path. Their sound is undeniably heavy and visceral; theirs is a sound you can feel; it jars your bones and shakes you to your core. Maharaja's truth lies within their bottomless heft, groove, and subject matter. While the seeds were planted with their 2014 demo and 2017 debut album, Kali Yuga, the band have completely blossomed on Aviarium.
Regarding the songwriting of the album, Maharaja shares,
"This album is a definite move in our new direction towards a more aggressive sound. Lyrically and thematically, the album is about our home, Dayton Ohio. Being inspired by real events as well as observational insight, the album converses drug addiction, murder, police violence, and the effects of living in a turbulent, depressing place. Sonically, we wanted to capture the weight and intensity of these elements: death, hysteria, tragedy, violence. Each song has its own story, terrible and true."
releases December 9, 2022
Eric Bluebaum - Bass / Vocals
Angus Burkhart - Guitars / Vocals
Zack Mangold - Drums
All music by Maharaja
All lyrics by Eric Bluebaum
Recorded by Shaun O' Shaughnessy at Encore Studios - Dayon, Ohio
Artwork by Nicholas Schukay
Layout by Nestor Carrera