Following the triumphant CD/digital release of GODHUNTER‘s dynamic debut full-length, City Of Dust, today preorders for the deluxe vinyl edition of the album have been posted, in addition to the band’s next bout of widespread touring in support of the album.
Having been released through a union of Earsplit’s label, The Compound, and GODHUNTER‘s Battleground Records, the two DIY factions will release City Of Dust in a deluxe vinyl run, which is currently being manufactured. The record will be available in a run of 300 copies on clear 180-gram vinyl with red splatters analogous with the desert rose cover artwork, all poly-bagged with a black sleeve and full-color 12×24 lyric/liner sheet and full-color jacket. Preorders for the impending vinyl adaptation of the album have been posted; all pre-street date orders placed via Earsplit Distro will see the LP shipped with a free copy of City Of Dust on CD and will ship by May 1st. Preorder placement for the vinyl as well as and an arsenal of additional GODHUNTER merch can all be located HERE.
Late this Spring, GODHUNTER will take off on a wild west US trek with Oakland’s progressive doom metal sextet, Secrets Of The Sky. On June 6th and 7th the bands will rendezvous at the annual Doom In June Fest in Las Vegas, both set to perform amidst the lineup including Novembers Doom, Christian Mistress, Acid Witch, Ides of Gemini, Demon Lung and more. From there they’ll co-headline a course through Oakland, San Luis Obispo, Glendale, Palm Desert, Tucson and Phoenix.
GODHUNTER & SECRETS OF THE SKY Spring Tour:
6/06/2014 Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV @ Doom In June [info]
6/07/2014 Cheyenne Saloon – Las Vegas, NV @ Doom In June [info]
6/08/2014 Stork Club – Oakland, CA
6/09/2014 Frankie Teardrops – San Luis Obispo, CA
6/10/2014 Billy O’s – Ventura, CA
6/11/2014 The Complex – Glendale, CA
6/12/2014 The Palms – Palm Desert, CA
6/13/2014 The District Tavern – Tucson, AZ
Bearing the underlying subtitle, A Conversation Between Hope and Despair, the fifty-minute dust storm of groove-laden, resin-coated sludge metal intensity City Of Dust delivers the most concise, diverse, and infectious hymns from the politically-motivated Tucson, Arizona-based outfit to date. Through a brutally honest outcry the album 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 affecting their home region, including equal rights, a widespread water shortage, immigration and more.
“…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… they’ve presented a multifaceted and passionate foundation from which to progress… City Of Dust is more than just a sludge record”. – The Obelisk
“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
“…you really feel the nihilistic tone in every word…This album is heavy as an elephant’s balls.” – Echoes And Dust
“What Godhunter do have in spades is riffs… this is only the beginning.” – The Sleeping Shaman
“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
“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
“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.” – Lords of Metal