Since their formation in the winter of 2016 in Tāmaki Makaurau, post-metal/doom quartet Thousand Limbs has continued to paint the most visceral of pictures with instrumental sound.

Crafting monumental moments of crushing metal, staggering riffs, and soundscapes that build and blister in and out of existence, their journey toward greatness will continue this summer with the official worldwide release of their debut album, The Aurochs.

Written and produced as a ten-song interpretation of the individual woodcuts that make up Kakuan Shien’s Ten Ox-herding Pictures, both the album and Shien’s art serve to illustrate the stages of one’s passage toward awakening – as well as their subsequent return to impart learned wisdom.

Aurochs is set to be released on July 19 via Azathoth Records and It was a pleasure to have Patrick Gray on the Interview to talk in detail on Aurochs and much more. Check out the complete coverage on the below YouTube video.


A Blessed Life To Suffer
A Dim Light To Guide
Only His Shadow
The Aurochs
The Aurochs – Aligned
Fall Of Body And Mind
Beneath Soil And Stone
A Boundless Heart

The Band

Patrick Gray – Guitar & Piano
Andrew Shaw – Guitar
Nicholas Baldwin – Bass Guitar, Synthesizers, Orchestration
Stuart Harwood – Drums
Grady Gottler – Live Guitar

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