[photo by Samantha Muljat]
Southern California’s GOATSNAKE has just released the first single from their anxiously awaited brand new LP, Black Age Blues, with a premiere of the album’s second track, “Elevated Man,” through Revolver Magazine.
GOATSNAKE‘s Black Age Blues closes a fifteen-year gap between full-length albums from the revered act, without a doubt making it one of the most highly anticipated doom/metal releases of 2015. With nearly fifty minutes of their most soulful yet boisterous material to date, the quartet expands their already mammoth tones and pummeling rock riffs with a variety of additional influences and elements, and guest contributions from a variety of players including David Pajo (Slint, Aerial M, Papa M) and soul vocal trio Dem Preacher’s Daughters, comprised of Wendy Moten, Gale Mayes and Andrea Merrit. “Elevated Man” pumps in with a cavalcade of percussion and a riff that instantly becomes engrained in your mind for days, melding cool boogie blues rock with a monstrous doom underbelly, and a wild harmonica solo that scorches like four lead guitarists at once riding high.
Blast GOATSNAKE’s “Elevated Man” as loud as possible through Revolver Magazine now at THIS LOCATION.
Black Age Blues is an instant classic, with each one of the nine songs an anthem, and each of the four members of GOATSNAKE in top form. Everything is magnified; the vocals of Pete Stahl (Scream) vocals have never sounded so powerful, the rhythm section comprised of Greg Rogers (The Obsessed) on drums and Scott Renner on bass is the driving force on each track, and the riffs of guitarist Greg Anderson (SunnO))), Southern Lord Recordings) are heavier than ever before. Recorded and mixed at Rock Falcon Franklin, Tennessee by Nick Raskulinecz (Queens Of The Stone Age, Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Mastodon, Rush) and mastered by Brian Big Bass Gardner (N.W.A., Stevie Wonder, Parliament), the production values of Black Age Blues back the top-notch musicianship, creating a seriously unstoppably entertaining album.
Black Age Blues will be released through Southern Lord Recordings in North America on June 2nd, 2015.
A listening party for Black Age Blues has been scheduled for May 3rd in Los Angeles. The event will be held at Black, in Hollywood, and the public is invited to attend and hear the album. Members of GOATSNAKE will be in attendance.
Internationally planned live actions have been set in stone, with scattered festival performances and tour dates confirmed through the end of Spring. The month of May sees GOATSNAKE performing at a special gig in Pioneertown, California (Joshua Tree area) with Mojave Lords on the 2nd, followed by a record release show for Black Age Blues in Los Angeles with Southern Lord brethren Bl’ast and Eagle Twin on the 20th. Also in May, GOATSNAKE makes band’s maiden voyage to Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore, Maryland on Memorial Day weekend, and a week later sees the band at Temples Festival in Bristol, England. Following Temples, the band has a string of additional European tour dates confirmed, including a GOATSNAKE headlining set at Siegen, Germany’s Freakvalley Festival on June 4th, and upon their return stateside, June 20th will see the band headlining Crucialfest in Salt Lake City, Utah.
GOATSNAKE Live Actions:
5/02/2015 Pappy And Harriet’s – Pioneertown, CA w/ Mojave Lords
5/03/2015 Black – Los Angeles, CA *Black Age Blues listening party [info]
5/20/2015 Complex – Glendale, CA *Record Release Show w/ Bl’ast, Eagle Twin [info]
5/24/2015 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD [info]
5/30/2015 Temples Festival – Bristol, UK [info]
6/01/2015 De Kreun – Kortrijk, BE
6/02/2015 Melkweg – Amsterdam, NL
6/03/2015 SO36 – Berlin, DE
6/04/2015 Freakvalley Festival – Siegen, DE [info]
6/07/2015 AN Club – Athens, GR
6/20/2015 Crucialfest – Salt Lake City, UT [info]