Genre – Heavy
Nomads wandering the heavy metal wasteland.
Founded in the fall of 2011 by Mark Peters, Todd Parham, Alex Traboulsi, and Marc Campbell, Bedowyn (pronounced Bedouin) infuses elements of classic metal, thrash, doom and Sabbathesque riffs into a powerful and multi-facetted sound accompanied by lyrics about mankind’s dark side and the human struggle.
Raleigh’s Bedowyn spent two years honing their sound before issuing 2013’s five-song debut Wolves & Trees. Their patience served them well. Full of familiar inflections, Wolves & Trees embraces the soar and scope of classic metal while reveling in the gruff thunder of doom and death, the pace of thrash and the hooks of hard rock. And where many are content to retread tire tropes, Bedowyn looks to fuse them together in new shapes. When the band shifts from a thrash gallop into pensive psych-rock on “Evil and Right,” the transition is seamless. This pan-metallic fluency helps Bedowyn avoid monotony, but it also makes their music more inviting. Where codified subgenre purism breeds insular orthodoxy, Bedowyn’s heretical embrace of all things heavy leaves room for fresh inspiration. “Wolves & Trees” has been met with critical acclaim from the metal community drawing comparisons to Mastodon, High on Fire, Sabbath, and early Metallica. Bedowyn stands heavy and motivated, and ready to wander the world bringing their savage sounds to all.
Alex Traboulsi-Vocals and Guitar
Mark Peters-Lead and Rhythm Guitar
Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy, Soundgarden, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Opeth, Kyuss, Isis, Led Zeppelin, Motorhead, High On Fire, Pink Floyd, Cathedral, Faith No More, The Sword, Graveyard, Mastodon, Red Fang, etc.