Psych-metal spacelords HOWLING GIANT are poised for a galactic takeover with their forthcoming metaphysical sci-fi saga The Space Between Worlds, which will be released September 27th with Blues Funeral Recordings. Today, the band has revealed another thread of the story from the record with the track “Ice Castle.”
The band’s drummer/vocalist Zach Wheeler comments on the track, “”Ice Castle” is another dream that our main character witnesses about a reclusive king in a frozen kingdom. He denies his subjects access to his keep, signing away their fate to the harsh, wintery storm. In his madness, he sees the peasants as a demonic tribe seeking to usurp his throne. We were super stoked to get Jason Shi of ASG to sing the chorus with us. We’ve all been fans of ASG for a long time, so having the opportunity to work with Jason was an honor and a privilege.”
HOWLING GIANT blast forth a cosmic convergence of pulpy sci-fi themes and blistering psych-metal. Across numerous tours and festival appearances, three EPs and their first full album, the trio harness heavily nuanced progressive riff-rock complemented by otherworldly storytelling and the enduring message that the universe in which we live could stand to loosen up. They deliver this message from stages far and wide as often as possible.
The Space Between Worlds is a concept album that follows the story of a huntress who travels the infinite metaphysical worlds brought into being by the dreams of humankind. In these realms, she encounters a dream eater which threatens to unravel the fabric of reality by devouring dreamers and destroying the dimensional gateways.
Made up of Tom Polzine (guitar/vocals) and Zach Wheeler (drums/vocals) with the recent addition of Sebastian Baltes (bass/vocals), the band has expanded their already impressive vocal harmony approach with the addition of a third voice. Friend of the band Drew Harakal adds extra sonic textures to the album with his organ and synth skills. And Jason Shi of ASG appears with a guest vocal cameo on the track “Ice Castle.”
Highlighting the band’s tremendous musical prowess and versatility, The Space Between Worlds is a warp trail of heavy rock and roll so weird it can only be called progressive, giving space to every sonic weapon in the band’s arsenal, and all bound by the album’s central concept and the members’ towering musicianship.
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The Space Between Worlds Track Listing:
Ghosts In The Well
The River Guide
Cybermancer and the Doomsday Express
HOWLING GIANT Tour Dates:
Sep 23 – Louisville, KY – Highlands Taproom
Sep 24 – Indianapolis, IN – Healer
Sep 25 – Columbus, OH – Dirty Dungarees
Sep 26 – Canton, OH – Buzzbin
Sep 27 – Pittsburgh, PA – Howler’s
Sep 28 – Baltimore, MD – Oliver Brewing
Nov 9 – Asheville, NC – The Odditorium
Nov 23 – Nashville, TN – Cobra (w/Horseburner)