Friday, June 23, 2017

HORSENECK: Post-Hardcore/Sludge Collective Kicks Off Mini-Van Hell Ride Tour; New Trailers Posted

"This tour is going to be so loud, you can hear us from the next venue." - HORSENECK
 
California post-hardcore/sludge eccentrics HORSENECK - featuring within its ranks current and past members of Will Haven and Chelsea Wolfe - will kick off a short West Coast tour tomorrow. The Mini-Van Hell Ride trek will commence in Los Angeles, California and run through July 1st in Reno, Nevada.
 
"HORSENECK is embarking on an eight-stop Heavy Trip world tour which is contained almost entirely in California," issues the band of their latest excursion. "Booze, blues, and dudes (and a chick) are gonna riff up California (and Nevada). This tour is going to be so loud, you can hear us from the next venue. Come see us at a stop near you, the mini-van might make it."
 
The band recently issued two more tour trailers which can be viewed at THIS LOCATION where you can also view the hilarious video for "Michael Caine" from their Heavy Trip offering.  
 
Said the band of the tune, "This track is about the feeling you get after a hard party night. Like next level hard party night. When it doesn't stop, and maybe you've made some horrible decisions, but you keep going and going and going. You kind of forget who you are at times. You wake up the next day and say I will never do that again.... but we all know you're lying. We all do it again. The video was just a fun way to show the party animal in all of us."
 
HORSENECK: 
6/24/2017 Viper Room - Los Angeles, CA
6/25/2017 Alex's Bar -  Long Beach, CA
6/26/2017 Brick by Brick - San Diego, CA
6/27/2017 Elbo Room - San Francisco, CA
6/28/2017 The Hub - Vallejo, CA
6/29/2017 Little Red Lion - Eureka, CA 
6/30/2017 Maltese - Chico, CA 
7/01/2017 Jub Jubs - Reno, NV
7/06/2017 Press Club - Sacramento, CA
 
HORSENECK will be touring in support of their Heavy Trip full-length, unleashed independently earlier this year. Captured by Lance Jackman (Will Haven) at The Dock, mixed by Scott Evans (Kowloon Walled City) at Antisleep Studios, and mastered by Carl Saff (Big Business, Helms Alee, Russian Circles) at Saff Mastering, the record is out now on CD, cassette, and digital formats.
 
Heavy Trip is available for purchase at THIS LOCATION where you can also stream the record in full.
 
From the depths of the unknown canyon comes a rock force that has undeniable power and style. Steeped in ancient tradition and ritualistic sacrifices this force continually bludgeons the masses who are compelled to witness them. Their heavy riffs continually snap the necks of anyone sent to challenge them. The wild thunder broom undertones growl from on high, and will never be denied. Powerful rhythms shake the very ground they walk on, and those who are lucky enough to witness this spine crushing quartet will undoubtedly never be the same. Anthony the riff Lord, Lennon the bass wizard, Lance the heaviest of shred, and Jess the power thwack and thud will always leave your neck barely able to hold your head up. HORSENECK, shredders and defenders of the rock!
 
"The music is loud and fun - singer Anthony Paganelli howls the night away over guitars that bounce and twist. The animals get into some shit, puking everywhere and fighting each other, all over the raucousness of the tune. It's gnarly enough to make you want to cruise the streets for chaos, backed by a killer soundtrack." - Clrvynt on "Michael Caine"
 
"Album opener 'Bird Worried' features an organ, bluesy guitar parts and a combination of clean and harsh vocals. It highlights HORSENECK's biggest strength on Heavy Trip - their music isn't what might be expected and it can be silly, but they bring it together well. There are more aggressive cuts on the album too, like 'Lester Vitalis' and 'No Gods,' that rely on thicker, fuzzier riffs but HORSENECKnever fail to deliver something memorable." -- Decibel
"...a catchy and heavy release that is extremely fun to listen to...hard rock with [a] heavy, bruising sludge." -- Svbtterranean
 
"...a fantastic record throughout... The songs are unique, and never feel like the band is stuck in a formula. The compositions are tight and although varied, never disjointed. The production on this album is exactly what's needed. It is heavy, not overly processed, and the mix allows all of the instruments and sounds to intermingle naturally - even with such dense arrangements." -- Riffs Or GTFO
 
"Heavy Trip isn't just a solid album but it feels like a statement of intent that rock 'n' roll is still very much alive.... The album is heavy, catchy and above all else, it's fun and a genuine pleasure to listen to..." - Altwire
 
"Heavy Trip is an album that more than lives up to its name as it's a heavy, psychedelic trip and one that will appeal to fans of The Melvins, Queens Of The Stone Age, Indian Handcrafts, and Red Fang the most... Heavy Trip is perhaps one of the strangest and most addictive records you'll hear this year." -- Outlaws Of The Sun
 
For HORSENECK coverage contact liz@earsplitcompound.com.
 

GOATWHORE: Vengeful Ascension Out TODAY On Metal Blade Records; LP Streaming At Decibel + Record Ranks Among Alternative Press' 10 Best Metal Albums Of 2017 So Far

"The album roars with the classic GOATWHORE sound of searing shredding and screams of rage. The material also tries some new things, tossing in a bit of blackened atmosphere, adding to the philosophical questions the music dives into." - Alternative Press
 
Today marks the official descent of Vengeful Ascension, the anticipated new full-length from long-running New Orleans metal practitioners GOATWHORE.  
 
In celebration of its release, today Decibel Magazine is streaming the LP in full alongside an interview with GOATWHORE vocalist Ben Falgoust. Check it outHERE.
 
Vengeful Ascension is out NOW on Metal Blade Records on CD, vinyl (in multiple limited color variations), and digital formats. Order yours today at metalblade.com/goatwhore where you can also sample the band's "Chaos Arcane" lyric video.
 
Reaping mass critical praise both stateside and abroad, the record recently ranked among Alternative Press' 10 Best Metal Albums Of 2017 So Far alongside new offerings from the likes of Tombs, Full Of Hell, and Iron Reagan. Read the piece at THIS LOCATION.
 
GOATWHORE is currently ravaging stages through the US and Canada on a near-three-week headlining tour with Vancouver metallers, Anciients. The tour commenced June 9th and will run through July 1st. The band's latest journey comes in advance of their previously announced North American fall takeover supporting UK-based metal icons Venom Inc. The Blood Stained Earth Tour will pillage twenty-eight cities from September 1st through October 2nd. Additional support will be provided by Portland punk thrashers Toxic Holocaust and Ohio deathcore unit The Convalescence. See all confirmed dates below.
 
GOATWHORE w/ Anciients [remaining dates]: 
6/23/2017 Riddell Center - Regina, SK
6/24/2017 Windsor Hotel - Winnipeg, MB
6/25/2017 Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis, MN
6/26/2017 The Metal Grill - Cudahy, WI
6/27/2017 Frankies - Bryan, OH
6/28/2017 Fubar - St Louis, OH
6/29/2017 George's Majestic Lounge - Springdale, AR
6/30/2017 Vino's Brewpub - Little Rock, AR
7/01/2017 Maggie Meyers Irish Pub - Huntsville, AL
End Tour
w/ Venom Inc., Toxic Holocaust, The Convalescence:
9/1/2017 Voltage - Philadelphia, PA
9/2/2017 Gramercy Theater - New York, NY
9/3/2017 Brighton Music Hall - Boston, MA
9/4/2017 Les Foufounes Electriques - Montreal, QC
9/5/2017 Mod Club - Toronto, ON
9/7/2017 Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
9/8/2017 Reggies - Chicago, IL
9/9/2017 Full Terror Metal Fest - Cave In Rock, IL
9/10/2017 Riot Room - Kansas City, MO
9/11/2017 Marquis Theater - Denver, CO
9/13/2017 The Pin - Spokane, WA
9/14/2017 Studio 7 - Seattle, WA
9/15/2017 Rickshaw Theater - Vancouver, BC
9/16/2017 Hawthorne Theater - Portland, OR
9/18/2017 Slims - San Francisco, CA
9/19/2017 The Roxy Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
9/20/2017 Brick By Brick - San Diego, CA
9/21/2017 Club Red - Phoenix, AZ
9/22/2017 Tricky Falls - El Paso, TX
9/23/2017 Gas Monkey - Dallas, TX
9/24/2017 Grizzly Hall - Austin, TX
9/25/2017 White Oak Music Hall - Houston, TX
9/26/2017 Parish at HOB - New Orleans, LA
9/28/2017 Churchill's - Miami, FL
9/29/2017 Orpheum - Tampa, FL
9/30/2017 The Haven - Orlando, FL
10/1/2017 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
10/2/2017 Soundstage - Baltimore, MD
 
The band's seventh full-length offering and second recorded reel-to-reel was captured at Earth Analog in Tolono, Illinois near Champaign with longtime soundman and comrade Jarrett Pritchard (1349, Gruesome). A sonic manifestation of war, chaos, desolation, and emotional conflict, seamlessly bridging twenty years of the band's signature brand of audio venom, Vengeful Ascension finds its members at their most accomplished both individually and as a cohesive unit. Guitarist Sammy Duet's dense, sub nuclear riff work and possessed solo blitzes are at their most devastating spiraling flawlessly and instinctually around drummer Zack Simmons' and bassist James Harvey's hammering rhythms with frontman Ben Falgoust's distinctly commanding roar, his acidic prose more enunciated than ever before, complimenting the apocalyptic proceedings.
 
"Vengeful Ascension has extremity black metal fans will dig, groove that will appeal to death metal aficionados, and potent guitar work thrash lovers can appreciate." -- Loudwire   
"...the most mature recording in the GOATWHORE canon... Its combination of disparate subgenres from opposite ends of the structural and melodic continuum is masterful, resulting in a remarkably non-contrasting display of good and evil; that being good songs that sound as evil as all hell." - Team Rock
 
"...one of the band's strongest offerings to date, and will surely hold up amongst their increasingly sizeable discography." - Exclaim!
 
"...a pure pleasure to listen to..." - MetalSucks
 
"...Just sinister..." - Metal Injection
 
"There's no filler here. It's fast, sometimes slow, painfully brutal yet also restrained where needed... Their live show proves to everyone that these guys are for real and there's no dependency on pro-tools and gimmicks. They record 'track to tape' so any fakery is thrown out the window. It's like the opposite of Instagram. It's pure sweat equity with these guys year after year and it pays off." - Metal Insider
 
"Vengeful Ascension is GOATWHORE's most diverse and interesting work to date. The band proves that they can do more than just shred away from beginning to end, but build upon their foundation to introduce deeper chemistry... The record is one of those works that taps into the vein of human existence, and unleashes it in devastating heavy metal fashion." - New Noise Magazine
 
"With their consistent, exclusive, unbridled sound, they leave a lasting impression... they prove just honest, pure heavy metal can still be a thing. It's bands like this that give hope and power to the metal scene. This album is inspiring and one to put on repeat." - Metal Assault
 
"GOATWHORE have eclipsed their previous work by creating an expansive and involving album that is as heavy as it is musically diverse and unusually catchy." - Heavy Blog Is Heavy
 
"...a perfectly-sculpted GOATWHORE masterpiece of raw aggressiveness and the band's classic instrumentals." - Metal Wani
 
"Vengeful Ascension could be the strongest GOATWHORE album in terms of musical direction... a must have for any fan of extreme metal." - Cryptic Rock
 
GOATWHORE Recording Lineup: 
Louis B. Falgoust II - vocals
Sammy Duet - guitars, vocals
Zack Simmons - drums
James Harvey - bass
 
GOATWHORE Touring Lineup: 
Louis B. Falgoust II - vocals
Sammy Duet - guitars, vocals
Zack Simmons - drums
Robert "TA" Coleman - bass
 
For GOATWHORE coverage contact liz@earsplitcompound.com.
 

Gin Wigmore Returns With New Single "Hallow Fate" and Special GIRLGANG Collaboration

LISTEN
"HALLOW FATE"

Today, the sultry gravel voiced New Zealand singer-songwriter Gin Wigmore returns with her defiant new single, “Hallow Fate,” a haunting piano and heavy drum-driven track that highlights the artist’s trademark soulful and gritty vocal. Written and Produced by Gin Wigmore and Steve Rusch, “Hallow Fate” is the first single taken from her forthcoming album. Launching in conjunction with the release of the new song isGIRLGANG; an exciting new collaborative project that combines both art and music and focuses on female empowerment and partnership, raw social engagement and the progression of experiencing music through various artistic endeavors.

Wigmore has hand selected five artists to create exclusive and original pieces inspired by five songs from the new album. The first GIRLGANG pairing sees Gin collaborating with esteemed San Diego tattooistBriana Sargent, who created a tattoo inspired by “Hallow Fate” of which was then tattooed on one lucky lady. The entire campaign is being documented through film for a personal insight into what it takes to truly collaborate from scratch. Watch a behind the scenes look at Gin & Briana’s collaboration on “Hallow FateHERE.

Over the next eight months, Gin will release five songs taken from her upcoming fourth album, each one a collaboration with a different female artist. The artists, personally chosen by Gin, were assigned a song best suited to their particular artistic approach and asked to use the song as inspiration for their creations. With each song’s release, the art will be shared across all social media platforms of both the guest artist and Gin Wigmore.

The GIRLGANG project is designed to highlight and celebrate fellow women and to find a new way to have an experience and connection with music through a variety of artistic formats. Any art piece that yields a monetary profit will be donated between KidsCan Charitable Trust and The Sanctuary At Soledad Goats. The entire project will be documented in partnership with Standard x Gentlemen Productions. The raw, cinematic style approach to follow the process will candidly portray the message of why it is imperative to celebrate fellow women for their intellect, entrepreneurship, passion and skill amongst the many tribulations involved with being a woman in the arts.

The rollout of the campaign will begin with the first collaborative release— “Hallow Fate,” today June 23rd, 2017. The campaign will culminate in a final event showcasing each artistic collaboration with a viewing party, and live performance by Gin Wigmore. Empowering, creative and defiant. This is #GIRLGANG. To learn more about GIRLGANG, please visit WWW.GINWIGMORE.COM

Following the release of last year’s “Dirty Mercy,” which saw the David de Lautour-directed video premiere on BillboardGin Wigmore has been busy in the studio, working on her highly anticipated follow up. She’s also about to embark on a brand new journey in her personal life, having recently announced in an exclusive interview with the New Zealand Herald that she is expecting her first child with husband Jason Aalon Butler.

The new album will serve as the follow up to Gin Wigmore’s third album Blood To Bone, which was met with praise around the world including a nomination for Best Live Act at the 2015 MTV EMA’s and the award for Best Female Artist at the 2015 NZ Music Awards. In 2013, she released Gravel & Wine, which spawned hit singles "Man Like That," "Black Sheep" and "Kill Of The Night" and in 2009 the release of her debut album Holy Smoke. Both albums reached #1 and multi-platinum status back home in New Zealand.

Hallow Fate” is available worldwide now. Download/stream it HERE.

NECROT: Blood Offerings Enters Billboard Charts; US Tour With Undergang To Commence Next Week

"Blood Offerings is all old ground, but it is hallowed earth. We've heard everything played on this album before, but we've never heard it played quite like this. If you're that curmudgeon who keeps saying nothing can displace your aging death metal album collection, it might finally be time to buy a new record." - Decibel
 
Blood Offerings is the newest studio recording from Bay Area death cult NECROT. Released via Tankcrimes on June 9th, the record earned the #29 spot on Billboard's Hard Rock Chart and #52 on Billboard's New Artist Chart upon its first week of release!
 
The eight ravaging tracks comprising NECROT's Blood Offerings were captured by Greg Wilkinson at Earhammer (Vastum, Graves At Sea), mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege (Nails, Gatecreeper), and comes shrouded in the unhallowed cover art of Marald Van Haasteren (Bolt Thrower, Baroness). Blood Offerings is out now on CD, LP, and digitally on Tankcrimes and on cassette through Sentient Ruin Laboratories. The limited vinyl edition comes as a foil-stamped, gatefold deluxe LP available in four color variants: 150 in purple splatter, 350 in gold splatter, 500 in black, and 1000 in gold.
 
Stream the record in full at THIS LOCATION where you can also purchase the record digitally.
 
Find physical preorders at THIS LOCATION.
 
NECROT will embark on the month-long North American tour with Denmark-based death metal tyrants, Undergang, beginning June 30th and rolling through July 29th. The band will also make their way to Europe this fall for a journey that will include stops at Bloodshed and Graveland Fests. Further details to be unveiled in the coming weeks.
 
NECROT w/ Undergang: 
6/30/2017 Thee Parkside - San Francisco, CA
7/01/2017 5 Star - Los Angeles, CA
7/02/2017 Tower Bar - San Diego, CA
7/03/2017 Yucca Tap Room - Phoenix, AZ
7/04/2017 Launchpad - Albuquerque, NM
7/05/2017 Sidewinder - Austin, TX
7/06/2017 Satellite Bar - Houston, TX
7/07/2017 Siberia - New Orleans, LA
7/08/2017 The Earl - Atlanta, GA
7/09/2017 The Brass Mug- Tampa, FL
7/11/2017 Slim's - Raleigh, NC
7/12/2017 The Camel - Richmond, VA
7/13/2017 Sidebar - Baltimore, MD
7/14/2017 Gooski's - Pittsburgh, PA
7/15/2017 Saint Vitus Bar - Brooklyn, NY
7/16/2017 Dusk - Providence, RI
7/17/2017 Stamps - Buffalo, NY
7/18/2017 Corktown Tavern - Detroit, MI
7/19/2017 The Summit - Columbus, OH
7/20/2017 Quarters - Milwaukee, WI
7/21/2017 Reggie's - Chicago, IL
7/22/2017 Lookout Lounge - Omaha, NE
7/23/2017 Hi Dive - Denver, CO
7/24/2017 Club X - Salt Lake City, CO
7/26/2017 The Highline - Seattle, WA
7/27/2017 High Water Mark - Portland, OR
7/28/2017 Starlite - Sacramento, CA
7/29/2017 Eli's - Oakland, CA
 
Forged in 2011, NECROT - founded by current and former members of Acephalix, Vastum, Saviours, Watch Them Die, Atrament, Rude, and more - unleashed the audio bone-crush of their The Labyrinthfull-length in 2016 via Tankcrimes. Spewing forth eight tracks amassed from three hard-to-find and long out-of-print demo tapes, the record reaped critical acclaim from fans and media alike compelled by the band's unrepentant Autopsy, Bolt Thrower, and Sacrilege worship.
 
"Metaphorically, it's like putting your ear up to the chest of a rotting corpse and listening to the parasites eat it from the inside out. NECROT has recorded an album so putrescent you can almost smell it." - Paste Magazine
 
"...essential listening..." - Indy Metal Vault
 
"...a modern-day classic...Bolt Thrower played a simple, but highly aesthetic style of death metal.NECROT refreshes the template with a slew of quality, catchy riffs and accessible song structure that sounds quite original." - Echoes And Dust
 
"...an album that does the region's growling, guttural legacy proud, and with a new layer of contemporary punch." - Treble
 
"...raw, fast and razor sharp... a pummeling at its finest!" - Metal Assault
 
"...Blood Offerings separates itself from the pack by offering, in addition to blood, some damn fine riffs." - Last Rites
 
"Engrossing from start to finish, NECROT have crafted a death metal masterpiece in Blood Offerings"that looks reverently towards the genre's past while casting its own deadly shadow for the future." - Riot Nerd


THE MUNSENS: Denver Doom Trio To Raid West Coast This July On Plague Of Shit 2017; New Album Due This Fall

Fresh off a standout appearance June 16th at the second Electric Funeral Festival, Denver, Colorado doom metal trio THE MUNSENS will keep the momentum rolling, embarking on their fourteen-date Plague Of Shit tour through the American West where they will continue to support their Abbey Roserelease, as well as unveil a couple tracks off their currently untitled debut full-length, slated for a late fall release.
 
Originating out of their hometown on July 7th, THE MUNSENS will pummel their way through Montana, Washington, Oregon, California, Nevada, and Arizona through July 22nd, with some of the standout shows including a kickoff show with Oryx, a performance at Crawfest X in Powell Butte, Oregon - an outdoor festival in the Oregon high desert - and a set at the Transworld Skateboarding movie premiere in Oceanside, California.
 
Hear THE MUNSENS' Abbey Rose RIGHT HERE, and view recent footage of "The Hunt Pt II" live in Denver HERE and "Abbey Rose" live in Austin HERE.
 
THE MUNSENS Plague Of Shit 2017:
7/07/2017 Lost Lake - Denver, CO *Tour Kickoff w/ Oryx, Ghosts Of Glaciers [info]
7/08/2017 Back Alley Pub - Great Falls, MT w/ Empty Gunfight, Jolly Jane [info]
7/09/2017 Old School Records - Kalispell, MT w/ Wizzerd
7/10/2017 The Pin - Spokane, WA w/ Benign, Tsuga
7/11/2017 The Kraken - Seattle, WA w/ Slut Penguin, PissWand
7/12/2017 The Albatross - Astoria, OR
7/13/2017 DI Pizza - Redmond, OR w/ Hocus, Solo Viaje [info]
7/14/2017 Crawfest X - Powell Butte, OR [info]
7/15/2017 Kenton Club - Portland, OR w/ Disenchanter, Red Cloud, Chronoclops [info]
7/18/2017 Hemlock Tavern - San Francisco, CA w/ Astral Cult, Yarrow
7/19/2017 Siren Song Tavern - Eureka, CA w/ Ultramafic
7/20/2017 Shea's Tavern - Reno, NV w/ Thünderhead, American Slacker Society [info]
7/21/2017 The Pourhouse - Oceanside, CA *Transworld Skateboarding premiere w/ Los Micheladas
7/22/2017 Master's Chambers - Tempe, AZ w/ Grey Gallows, Thrä, Black Habit [info]
 
Stand by for more updates on THE MUNSENS upcoming live actions and more on their upcoming album in the weeks ahead.
 
THE MUNSENS has remained a bit of an enigma over the last handful of years due to the scattered whereabouts of the band's members, surfacing intermittently for a sporadic arrangement of tours and a pair of releases. 2016 saw the most prominent establishment of the group thus far, with the entire band now residing in the same city (Denver) for the first time in the band's career, featuring a rearranged lineup, which has helped them return to the raw and aggressive live performances that had previously defined the band.
 
THE MUNSENS made a handful of appearances in Denver during the summer and fall of 2016 and followed up with the release of their first recordings in nearly two years, following up on 2014'sWeight Of Night EP, via a forty-five-minute EP titled Abbey Rose. For its initial offering, Abbey Rosewas released on cassette for the band's two early-2017 tours, a solo run through the Southwest that included performances with Goya, Slow Season, Red Wizard, Lords Of Beacon House, Great Electric Quest, Malahierba and more, and a joint SXSW tour with fellow Denver rippers, Cloud Catcher, that included appearances at Boss Tweed Backline's Black Smoke Conjuring and the SXSW Stoner Jam at Spider House.
 
Abbey Rose was met with outstanding reactions from the media, including The Obelisk who praised, "while I might argue that something with such a front to back flow that also happens to be 40 minutes long is an album whether THE MUNSENS want it to be or not, what they've specifically positioned as a second EP gives more than an ample showing of their hefty wares going into a long-player planned for release next year. If this is them laying groundwork, they're making sure that ground is duly flattened before they build on it." Doomed & Stoned offered, "THE MUNSENS are clearly going for the long game with Abbey Rose, preferring a carefully crafted climate of fear and loathing over quick thrills. These insistent riffs burrow deep into the subconscious, baptizing us into a world of the uncanny." The Burning Beard wrote, "It's an impressive EP (though I'm having a tough time not thinking of it as at least a mini-album), with the whole of it almost feeling more like one long-ass song split into four parts for easier consumption. However you wanna look at it, it's some damn fine doom of a more serious bent than most modern doom bands..."

 

INTRCPTR Premieres "Sandstorms" At BrooklynVegan And Invisible Oranges As Debut EP Nears July Release Via Magic Bullet Records

"I was driving through the desert, one-hundred-fifteen degrees out, I saw what looked to be a small swarm of bees hanging low on the road ahead, while plowing through it, at ninety miles per hour, it blinded me; turns out It was a sandstorm." - Ben Carr
 
The maiden single from the debut by INTRCPTR, "Sandstorms,"is now playing through a co-premiere at partnered sites BrooklynVegan and Invisible Oranges, as the EP nears July release through Magic Bullet Records.
 
INTRCPTR is the impossibly brilliant pairing of guitarist Ben Carr and drummer Larry Herweg. Longtime veterans of ungodly catchy riffs within the framework of all things heavy, the duo does not disappoint in the slightest when it comes to one's preconceptions of what becomes possible when collaborative inspiration between mutually-respected friends persists and persists.
 
Guitarist Ben Carr delves into the inspiration for new single, "I was driving through the desert, one-hundred-fifteen degrees out, I saw what looked to be a small swarm of bees hanging low on the road ahead, while plowing through it, at ninety miles per hour, it blinded me; turns out It was a sandstorm."
 
Notes the write-up accompanying the track premiere, "If you dig Pelican and/or 5ive, you're almost definitely gonna like this too. Like both of those bands, 'Sandstorms' has crisp sludge riffs and really knows how to keep your attention without any words."
 
Get caught up in INTRCPTR's "Sandstorms" at BrooklynVegan HERE and Invisible Oranges HERE.
 
Recorded and mixed by Gabe Van at Akira Audio and mastered by Brad Boatright at Audiosiege, with artwork by Brian Montouri, I will be available on all digital and streaming platforms beginning July 21st, 2017, and Bandcamp preorders are now available RIGHT HERE.
 
INTRCPTR has scheduled a hometown record release show for just days after its release, the band set to play July 27th at Resident, alongside The Life And Times and Mossbreaker. Additional shows are being organized for the months ahead.
 
INTRCPTR Live:
7/27/2017 Resident - Los Angeles, CA *record release show w/ The Life And Times, Mossbreaker [info]
 
I is the first offering and initial exemplar of the lightning-like strikes of pure, unbridled creativity that can be captured in the proverbial bottle of INTRCPTR. Wide open, completely badass maelstroms of raw musicality sprint right out of the gates via the aptly-titled "Nightrider" and "Sandstorms." Toward the latter, the rest of the album plays out almost in synchronicity to the type of long, desert drive that sticks in your brain and brings your shoulders down permanently thereafter. Recall Kyuss' Welcome To Sky Valley and you're certainly in the right headspace.