Laden

The Visitation

2022

Taking inspiration from bands like Latitudes, The Ocean, Cult of Luna, Cloudkicker, Celeste, Ulcerate, and Cranial, Laden's third album The Visitation, guides listeners on a post-metal journey with elements of black, prog, and sludge metal.

The atmosphere of the album is influenced from the book Roadside Picnic by Arkady Strugatsky and Boris Strugatsky, and continues the sci-fi spirit of the first album We Searched For New Worlds, while growing musically from the second album Restless Apparition.

"Seattle’s Laden captures the storm and stress of the greatest, grimmest post-metal, crafting songs from 20-megaton riffs." -J. Edward Keyes Bandcamp
 

released January 7, 2022

Written and Recorded by Chuck Wilson
Mixed and Mastered by Ken Banks
Album Art by Ibayarifin

Laden

Restless Apparition

2018

Restless Apparition is an album about a woman who passed away in the mountains due to an accident, and returns to haunt them. The idea came about through a simple misunderstanding during one of our hikes, and thus a fictional story was created that I began to mold the album around. Like the first album, I wrote, recorded, mixed, and mastered the whole project. The album as a whole took a darker heavier sound compared to the first, but has three accent songs that help pace and perhaps hint at a lighter side of the story.

If you are interested in listening, the player is embedded above. The album is free to download off bandcamp at www.ladenband.com and can also be found on Spotify, Itunes, and Amazon.

Artwork by Conrado Salinas 
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Laden

We Searched For New Worlds 2016

In April of 2016, my music project was born. Laden is project formed from my love for music, and a goal to one day write my own album. Bands like Isis, Pelican, Cult of Luna, Cloudkicker, and many more inspired me to want to pick up a guitar and write. At the time I knew how to play bass, but had little to no experience with guitar. Over the course of a year I taught my self to play guitar, wrote the album, recorded, mixed, and mastered it on my own. It was a lot to take on, but immensely satisfying to complete. 

If you are interested in listening, the player is embedded above. The album is free to download off bandcamp at www.ladenband.com and can also be found on Spotify, Itunes, and Amazon.