Smart Bets: Bask

Thanks to its Appalachian-tinged mix of heavy and progressive rock, Asheville-based quartet Bask has won over fans across the East Coast and beyond. Now signed to the Paris-based Season of Mist — one of the more prominent indie metal labels — Scott Middleton, Jesse Van Note, Ray Worth and Zeb Camp are ready to unleash their new record, III. Produced by the band and Matt Bayles (Pearl Jam; Mastodon), III was tracked at Echo Mountain Recording and will be feted with an album release show on Friday, Nov. 8, at The Mothlight. The evening kicks off at 9 with opening sets by Savannah, Ga.-based swamp metal trio Black Tusk and the Johnson City, Tenn., rock band HAAL. $15. Photo by Jameykay and Arlie Huffman

About Edwin Arnaudin
Edwin Arnaudin is a staff writer for Mountain Xpress. He also reviews films for and is a member of the Southeastern Film Critics Association (SEFCA) and North Carolina Film Critics Association (NCFCA). Follow me @EdwinArnaudin

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