Today Brookyn-based ethereal noise metal trio, TIDAL ARMS, hurls forth the first taste of their forthcoming self-titled sophomore offering in the form of opening track, “Gooski’s Ladder.” Self-produced and mixed by guitarist/vocalist Tom Tierney and Alex Mead-Fox at the band’s own Spaceman Sound in Greenpoint, and mastered by renowned sound serpent Alan Douches (Converge, Torche, The Dillinger Escape Plan etc.) at West West Side Music, the explosive ten-track follow-up to 2011’s critically lauded The Sun Exploding full-length finds TIDAL ARMS comfortable within their eclectic soundspace, integrating various elements of post-hardcore, noise rock and doom into their heaviest, most psychedelic manifestation to date.
Comments guitarist/vocalist Tom Tierney, “‘Gooski’s Ladder’ is the newest song on the record — the drum take that’s on the record was the very performance in which we got the song down. I think that’s why it feels so fresh and exciting, because we had that eureka moment with the mics on! ‘Gooski’s Ladder’ is an Atheist anthem of sorts — it’s about finding peace in the existence of the universe as it is, and taking comfort in the eons of natural development and evolution that has led to the beautiful world and cosmos around us.”
Adds MetalSucks: “On their forthcoming self-titled sophomore album TIDAL ARMS promise to go ‘further in all the directions we started down on the debut,’ and judging by ‘Gooski’s Ladder’ they’ve done it; it’s noisier, its riffs are beefier, its atmospherics more grandiose, its songwriting more focused, its fuzzed-out vocals that much more powerful.”
Get down with “Gooski’s Ladder,” courtesy of MetalSucks, at THIS LOCATION.
In related news, TIDAL ARMS will bring their pensive pummel to the stages with a pair of live shows including a special record performance at The Acheron next month with additional live rituals to be announced in the coming weeks.
TIDAL ARMS Live:
10/26/2013 The Saint – Asbury Park, NJ w/ East of The Wall
11/22/2013 The Acheron – Brooklyn, NY *Record Release Show* w/ Tiger Flowers, Sleep Bellum Sonno, Cavallo, Mount Gomery
In 2011, TIDAL ARMS self-released their The Sun Exploding debut to rave reviews. Said Alternative Press, “[TIDAL ARMS] manage to smear their own touch across it all for a wildly experimental and yet reigned-in sound that consistently spits out interesting moments.” Added AbsolutePunk, “Stoner rock heads and time signature freaks will latch on like crazy. But it’s the ones with a bit of musical background and salivating instrumental tastes that will savor this one the most… TIDAL ARMS does a wonderful job of making the album continually flow and progress in a steady manner, yet never ends up repeating a dull moment…” This record led the band on a national tour supporting Glassjaw, as well as performances with such notable acts as Coliseum, The Body, Caspian, Rosetta, Hull, Primitive Weapons and East of The Wall.
TIDAL ARMS will unleash a vinyl edition of the record via Black Numbers on November 25, 2013. Preorders are currently available at THIS LOCATION.