Almost 4 years after it's initial limited release, Slabdragger's debut opus ‘Regress’ is finally coming back into print on both transparent ogre green and purple rain vinyl ahead of their performance at this year's Temples Festival. Released to little fanfare back in 2011, Slabdragger have been on somewhat of a roller-coaster ride ever since - playing with Saint Vitus, Church of Misery and Orange Goblin, along with the Supersonic, Desert and Damnation festivals and a split 12” with Meadows on Head of Crom Records. Phew.
With the next chapter of the Slabdragger story now just around the corner, along with a plethora of live activity, the timing is perfect to (re)introduce everyone to this gem of cosmic stoner-prog, and make it physically available on coloured vinyl for the first time.
Eight songs, clocking in at just under an hour, Slabdragger tackle such topics as epic quests to Nepal to find killer weed, rubbish Roman Centurions, battling huge Octopian creatures and drinking rum, to a soundtrack of huge, lumbering, power-riffage.
With Slabdragger’s forthcoming sophomore album to be released on Holy Roar Records later in 2015, this is sure to be the year of the ‘dragger…..
After the first pressing of this album selling out so quickly we have decided to repress this incredible record in purple rain and ogre green vinylvariants. We are also printing two new exclusive shirts to go along with this pre-order. Pre-orders will ship on and around April 27th.
ROLO TOMASSI are back, armed with a brilliant, brand new album 'Grievances', set for release on Holy Roar Records onJune 1st. 'Grievances' was recorded and mixed by Lewis Johns at The Ranch Production House, Southampton, and is the bands 4th studio album.
Look out for a special live, launch event happening around week of release as well.
On top of all of this, Feb 18th 2015 (TODAY!) also marks ROLO TOMASSI's exact 10th year anniversary as a band. To celebrate, Eva and James Spence went through their back catalogue and personal histories of being in ROLO TOMASSI with The Independent for a piece that is up online as of today, and can be viewed/read here
Eva (Spence): "At 10 years in I feel more enthused than ever with where we're at as a band. With 'Grievances', we followed on from the sound we developed on 'Astraea' and pushed that even more so to make an album we're all really proud of and which I consider to be our best material to date."
James (Spence):"Creatively we wanted to do something ambitious and took our time in making sure the material was right. We tried new ways of writing including collaborating with other musicians for the first time to make sure we could capture the feel we wanted on this record. The Ranch provided the ideal location to make this happen and having worked with him last year on our single 'Adrasteia', we jumped at the chance to work with Lewis again who has really brought it all to life with his production."
'Grievances' track-listing: 01. Estranged / 02. Raumdeter / 03. The Embers 04. Prelude III (Phantoms) / 05. Opalescent / 06. Unseen and Unknown 07. Stage Knives / 08. Crystal Cascades / 09. Chandelier Shiver 10. Funereal / 11. All That Has Gone Before
We now have limited copies in our store of the Slabdragger/Meadows split LP - clocking in at over half an hour, with 2 epic, exclusive tracks by Slabdragger and 4 from Meadows - this is a beast.
Slabdrager are currently working on their second album, to be released by Holy Roar later in 2015. To whet your appetite we will repressing Slabdraggers seminial debut album 'Regress' on (two) colour vinyl versions for the first time......preorder and further information coming late February......