GODHUNTER‘s City Of Dust, the monolithic debut full-length release from these antagonistic protesters, is now officially out today.
A cooperatively released album, City Of Dust is the second title for both Earsplit’s new label, The Compound, and Godhunter’s own Battleground Records, the record thundering with the most concise, diverse, and infectious hymns from the politically-motivated Tucson, Arizona-based outfit’s fairly extensive discography to date. Through a fifty-minute dust storm of pulverizing, groove-laden, resin-coated sludge metal intensity, this brutally honest outcry boasts thought-provoking, thematic tirades against the governmental members and parties the residents who embody GODHUNTER feel are directly responsible for a wide array of vital societal issues effecting their home region, including equal rights, a widespread water shortage, immigration and more.
Today, underworld rock outlet, The Obelisk, is helping spread the word on GODHUNTER‘s proud introductory full-length with a track-by-track breakdown of its epic concept, positioned alongside a full stream of City Of Dust, in part stating of the album, “the eight component tracks of the 49-minute album come across with staggering intensity despite what’s usually a fairly grueling pace. It is as much a multi-chapter sludgecore manifesto as it is a collection of memorably-riffed songs,” later adding, “they’ve presented a multifaceted and passionate foundation from which to progress. On any angle from which you might want to approach it, City Of Dust is more than just a sludge record.”
Unload and explore the torrid City Of Dust at The Obelisk, RIGHT HERE.
Order the eco-friendly digipak CD version of City Of Dust from Earsplit Distro alongside a stack of other GODHUNTER merch HERE and the digital via the band HERE. The deluxe, 180-gram LP version of the album is now in production and preorders and details on its’ release will be available in the coming weeks.
Now, with the primary objective of releasing City Of Dust now complete, GODHUNTER is fully immersed in the second phase of the attack, with several regional tour offensives underway, including an upcoming West Coast run with Oakland, California’s Secrets Of The Sky to be announced in the coming days. It’s going to be a busy year for this regiment; you’ve hereby been notified.
“Tales this morose and despondent need the occasional chaotic implosion, and Godhunter smear a canvas with ugly truth… one of 2014’s best albums. City of Dust is a structured and informed refusal of acceptance. In the sludge style, we rarely get this much substance.” – Heavy Planet
“The subtitle for City of Dust is ‘A Conversation Between Hope and Despair,’ and these words encompass the album’s themes of fear, despair, confusion, and yes, even a dash of hope.” – About.com
“One is tempted to wonder how much fresh music can be generated from the grinding riffs and musical arc-welding that is doom-metal, also known as rock of the stoner/sludge variety. If the results sound as fresh as they do on this local act’s full-length debut, the genre has some vitality left in it.” – Tucson Weekly
“From beginning to end, Godhunter tackles the political landscape of our time like they are prophets in the Thunderdome.” – Selective Memory
“…you really feel the nihilistic tone in every word. Godhunter is angry and they use that anger in their songs. Songs about the gentrification of their city, songs about harsh wildfires due to climate change, songs of two-faced politicians. This album is heavy as an elephant’s balls.” – Echoes And Dust
What Godhunter do have in spades is riffs… City Of Dust is a record by a band coming into their own.. .this is only the beginning.” – The Sleeping Shaman
“While the riffs are often fun, the subject matter is not… The bluesy stoner bounce is something you can bang your head to while pounding back cheap beer, but this band is anything but happy.” – The Metal Observer
“It’s safe to say that Godhunter are becoming the driving force from which to enjoy great local bands combined with some of the best headlining acts in the nation. Band Of The Month” – The Metal Review
“The singer sounds like he just scraped his throat with hot lava. The guitars are at a level where the amplifiers do no longer smoke but melt. The aggression and overheating is cooled down with beer, loads of beers.” – Lords of Metal