Ontario-based stoner metal outfit GYPSY CHIEF GOLIATH presents the lead single from their impending fourth full-length, Masters Of Space And Time, as the album nears release through the band’s new label home at Germany’s Kozmik Artifactz. The new track, “Stranger Desires,” makes its public debut through a lyric video which has been premiered through The Obelisk.
Surging with forty-two minutes of GYPSY CHIEF GOLIATH‘s dependably thundering riffs and deep 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 story-telling 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 offers of the single, “‘Stranger Desires’ is a tune about strange times. Simple. Lyrically, without getting political, because that is not my forte, it’s just to be interpreted loosely as weird times we live in, and that’s it. What we seem to appreciate on a global scale in terms of needs; entertainment and mainstream media and how the two have been cross-pollinated to unglue a lot of information and dirty the lines between fact and fiction. Realistically speaking I guess it’s always been this way. Nothing is new there. The lyrics are vague regarding specific topics, as I would hate to offend anyone, as I’m Canadian and too nice of a guy. But the tune itself, is the first thing we’ve put out in a few years and I felt this would be a fitting introduction to the new album. It’s different than previous work, but I hope people dig it! Crank it!”
The Obelisk delivers, “On ‘Stranger Desires,’ with organ running alongside the guitar, they tap into proto-metal in style while keeping to a modernist impact in terms of the production, and ’70s rock and ’80s metal collide with a fervent rhythmic push through a chorus that edges close to poppy in its affect. Make your way through the song two or three times and you’re going to start to hear some of the depth to it. The first listen? All about the change. The second? All about the hook. But one or two more and you start to hear weird things going on that are both exciting and new for the band.”
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Kozmik Artifactz will release Masters Of Space And Time on LP, CD, and all digital services worldwide on February 22nd. Watch for audio samples, preorders, and more to be issued in the days ahead.
GYPSY CHIEF GOLIATH has confirmed new performances throughout Ontario in support of the new album, including a show in London on January 12th, which doubles as an engagement party for Mercedes Lander from Kittie with a performance by her new band, The White Swan. The band will also play in Windsor on January 25th and Niagara Falls on March 2nd, and an official release show for the Masters Of Space And Time LP is now booked for March 16th in Windsor. Additional tour dates are to be announced shortly.
GYPSY CHIEF GOLIATH Live:
1/12/2019 Call The Office – London, ON w/ White Swan
1/25/2019 Dominion House – Windsor, ON
3/02/2019 Willie Johns Big Easy – Niagara Falls, ON
3/16/2019 Dominion House – Windsor, ON *record release show
GYPSY CHIEF GOLIATH was originally 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.