Take a step back from your complacent life and catch an awakening smack in the mouth with the new track, “Calling,” courtesy of Vancouver’s unstoppable BAPTISTS.
Culled from their incoming sophomore LP, Bloodmines, which was recorded and mixed by Kurt Ballou at God City Studios, the tenth track from the album rides with a slightly slower pace than the record as a whole, jamming with a more noise rock whiplash, yet never letting their furiousness fall to the side for a moment. Metal Injection is now streaming “Calling” alongside the lyrics and some insight on the track from BAPTISTS‘ standpoint and more.
Embark on daily journeys
To seats that stay in place
Repress innate feelings
To walk the fuck away
Boss says it’s our calling
Stream “Calling” at Metal Injection right now at THIS LOCATION.
Revolver Magazine recently premiered the track “Harm Induction” playing HERE.
With Bloodmines now just under a month from its October 14th North American street date via Southern Lord, the band will take to the North American West Coast days before the album’s release. Following several headlining shows, BAPTISTS will take place in the Southern Lord showcase in Los Angeles, California on October 15th, joining labelmates Excel, Goatsnake, Xibalba, Obliterations and Torch Runner. From there, Obliterations, Torch Runner and BAPTISTS will all tour as a package through the end of the month, with all three acts touring on their new albums, all due via Southern Lord in October. Another tour highlight includes a stop at Southwest Terror Fest III: The Western Front, set to take place October 16th-19th in Tucson, Arizona, where BAPTISTS are set to perform on the main stage the final evening of the gathering with SUNN O))), Obliterations and Sex Prisoner.
Stand by for further BAPTISTS tour actions and further audio from Bloodmines to be released in the coming weeks.
BAPTISTS Tour Dates:
10/11/2014 The Artery – Edmonton, AB @ Up + Downtown Fest w/ Waingro, Ringleader
10/12/2014 Nite Owl – Calgary AB w/ Waingro
BAPTISTS West Coast Tour w/ Obliterations, Torch Runner:
10/15/2014 Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA Southern Lord Showcase w/ Excel, Goatsnake, Xibalba
10/17/2014 Hard To Find Space – Santa Barbara, CA
10/18/2014 Black Flame Collective – San Bernadino, CA
10/19/2014 Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest #
10/20/2014 Soda Bar – San Diego, CA
10/21/2014 The Knockout – San Francisco, CA
10/23/2014 Slabtown – Portland, OR
10/24/2014 Chop Suey – Seattle, WA
10/25/2014 Biltmore Vancouver, BC
10/26/2014 Lucky Bar – Victoria, BC
10/28/2014 Wandering Goat – Eugene, OR ^
10/29/2014 TBA – Santa Rosa, CA **^
10/30/2014 Eli’s Mile High Club – Oakland, CA **^
** w/ Creative Adult
^ w/o Baptists
# w/o Torch Runner
Like its predecessor, BAPTISTS‘ acclaimed Bushcraft debut LP, Bloodmines is an exhilarating album pouring with genuine, raw emotion and frenzied punk fury. Shards of feedback make way for rapid riffs and savage vocals, with explosive drumming surging life into every second of each movement. On tracks like “Vistas”, “Calling” and the title track, “Bloodmines,” the pace changes, revealing powerful, melodic and jagged noise rock songs, much like influential San Diego post-hardcore band Drive Like Jehu, which go beyond the two minute mark. Discordant guitar melodies and abrasive vocal passages are elongated, still volatile but perhaps allowing for further contemplation of the band’s underlying message.