Goatsnake are ready to reveal to the world details of their first full length in fifteen years, and we couldn’t be more excited. The title of the album is Black Age Blues, and shall be released via Southern Lord 2nd June 2015.
Black Age Blues is an instant classic, with each one of the nine songs an anthem, and each of the four band members on top form. Everything is magnified, Pete Stahl’s vocals have never sounded so good, the rhythm section comprised of Greg Rogers on drums and Scott Renner on bass are the driving force on each track, and Greg Anderson’s riffs are heavier than ever before.
Appearing on the album intro to ‘Another River To Cross’ is acoustic guitar courtesy of David Pajo (Slint, Aerial M, Papa M), this track also contains previously released recordings from ‘The River’ by Goatsnake. Piano is played by Mathias Schneeberger and Petra Haden contributes violin and vocals. Another welcome addition to the album, across multiple tracks are brilliant backing vocals by Dem Preacher’s Daughters – Wendy Moten, Gale Mayes and Andrea Merrit.
Black Age Blues is familiar but nothing here is a repetition of what we’ve heard before, as Goatsnake continue to refine the time-honored ultra-heavy rock that they are infamous for, surpassing even the highest of expectations.
We can also reveal the complete track list for Black Age Blues. Below you will also find a run down of the upcoming live shows including appearances at prestigious events such as Maryland Deathfest in the US and Temples Festival in the UK.
1. Another River To Cross
2. Elevated Man
3. Coffee & Whiskey
4. Black Age Blues
5. House Of The Moon
6. Jimi’s Gone
8. Grandpa Jones
9. A Killing Blues
US LIVE SHOWS:
21/03/2015 Gypsy Lounge Austin, TX. SXSW (Day show)
21/03/2015 – US, Yellow Jackets Social Club, Austin, Tx. SXSW (Night Show)
02/05/2015 Pappy & Harriets Joshua Tree/Pioneertown CA
24/05/2015 Baltimore, MD @ Maryland Death Fest EDISON LOT
20/06/2015 Salt Lake City, Utah @ Crucialfest
EUROPEAN TOUR DATES:
30/05/2015 – UK, Bristol – Temples Festival
01/06/2015 – BE, Kortrijk – De Kreun
02/06/2015 – NL, Amsterdam – Melkweg
03/06/2015 – DE, Berlin – SO36
04/06/2015 – DE, Siegen – Freakvalley Festival
07/06/2015 – GR, Athens – AN Club