As Masters Of Space And Time, the bruising fourth full-length release by Ontario’s stoner metal kings GYPSY CHIEF GOLIATH, sees release through the band’s new label home of German label Kozmik Artifactz, the album is streaming in its entirely through an exclusive stream at Decibel Magazine.
Surging with forty-two minutes of GYPSY CHIEF GOLIATH‘s consistently thundering grooves, Masters Of Space And Time is quite different from previous work as the band continues to focus on writing more diverse material, avoiding simple pigeonholing of their sound and opting for a much more dynamic storytelling roller coaster style. The album was recorded at Empire Recording Studios in Windsor, Ontario, co-produced by Adam Michalczuk, Nick Kinnish, and Al Yeti Bones, engineered by Adam Michalczuk, mixed by Nick Kinnish, with additional tracking by Bones. The tracks were mastered by Phil Demetro at Lacquer Channel and the album completed with cover art by Will De Villers.
GYPSY CHIEF GOLIATH‘s Al Yeti Bones states, “We stripped back for this album. The previous records were similar in production, and heaviness, and we wanted to incorporate a little more classic rock with this one and do something way different than past efforts. With that comes more singing and keyboards and maybe incorporating some other subtle nuances, like vocal layers and guitar harmonies. We really didn’t know how this was going to turn out as things became a bit experimental while in the studio. But it’s my favorite album we’ve done to date.”
With their early stream of the album, Decibel Magazine crowns it, “classic stoner rock combined with heavy metal and hard, even Southern, rock elements. GCG are a band that emphasize the rock part of their sound, creating deep grooves that are brightened by guitar melodies and keys. The vocals on Masters Of Time And Space alternate between a warm bellow and a scream and the music is unafraid to take a dip into psychedelic waters…”
Hear GYPSY CHIEF GOLIATH’s Masters Of Space And Time early only through Decibel at THIS LOCATION.
Kozmik Artifactz will release Masters Of Space And Time on LP, CD, and all digital services worldwide on February 22nd. Find preorders HERE and at Bandcamp HERE, and see the lyric video for “Stranger Desires” HERE.
GYPSY CHIEF GOLIATH also announces the return of their signature beer, Black Samurai(PA). Debuted in 2016 after the release of their prior LP, Citizens Of Nowhere, the Black Samurai(PA) is now back in production for release in conjunction with the new Masters Of Space And Time album. Black Samurai(PA) is made by Craftheads Brewery, its recipe created by Michael Beaudoin from Chapter II Brewery, both from GYPSY CHIEF GOLIATH‘s hometown of Windsor. The band will have the beer bottled and kegged just in time for their upcoming album release show which has been confirmed for March 16th. There will also be a limited edition run of bottles for sale locally this year as well.
GYPSY CHIEF GOLIATH continues to play throughout their native province supporting the album, with shows booked in Niagara Falls on March 2nd and Kitchener on March 8th, followed by an official release show for Masters Of Space And Time on March 16th in Windsor. Additional tour dates will be announced in the weeks ahead.
GYPSY CHIEF GOLIATH Live:
3/02/2019 Willie Johns Big Easy – Niagara Falls, ON
3/08/2019 Kitchener Shwarben Club – Kitchener, ON w/ Electric Magma, Muffler Crunch, Space Pope
3/16/2019 Dominion House – Windsor, ON * Masters Of Space And Time release show
GYPSY CHIEF GOLIATH was established in 2009 by Al Yeti Bones, formerly of The Mighty Nimbus, Georgian Skull, and Mister Bones. The five-piece sonic wrecking crew – Bones, as well as Adam Saitti, Darren Brush, Dustin Black, John Serio, and Mark Calcott – has been building quite the name for themselves in the last decade, not just in Canada, but globally throughout the underground music scene. The band can be best described as a blend of ’70s classic rock/heavy metal with elements of ’90s stoner rock and grunge, as displayed on their prior three LPs released through the likes of Black Vulture Records and Pitch Black Records.