1 Oct 2021

Smote's 'Drommon' is released today

"A mountainous storm of guitar like a deluge from the heavens."
Radar Sings the Blues

"A mystically-aligned voyage into abandon and epiphany." Psychedelic Baby Mag

"Wow this album is quite a trip…" Fragmented Flaneur

"A deliriously absorbing psych odyssey with an immense totemic potency."
Backseat Mafia

"Vigorous, mesmeric and trancelike, it pummels remorselessly." Terrascope 


Newcastle band Smote's album 'Drommon' is released today!!

Though frustratingly due to the vinyl manufacturing chaos we find ourselves in at the moment, the ltd edition LP has been delayed and won't be in the shops now until late October early November. 

You can still preorder a copy from your local record shop or via Bandcamp here:


The band have announced the first live dates, starting at the incredible Brave Exhibitions Festival in Newcastle:

Nov 19-21 / Newcastle / Brave Exhibitions Festival
Nov 27 / Manchester / The Talleyrand


Summoned from the murkier reaches of the subconscious and summoning a powerful aura of twilight communion, Smote’s ‘Drommon’ is here to intimidate and enchant. The first Rocket release for this enigmatic Newcastle-based entity is no less than a mystically-aligned voyage into abandon and epiphany.

Replete with doom-laden atmospherics and crepuscular intensity, this is an intimidating denouement to return to time and again. Join the ritual, and submit to ‘Drommon’.