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Montreal, QC – October 12, 2018
For fans of Melvins, Unsane, Neurosis, Metz, KEN mode, Today Is The Day
THE GREAT SABATINI Announce Ontario + Quebec Tour Dates
New Raw Retro Video “Still Life With Maggots”
New Album “Goodbye Audio” Out Nov 16th
L-R – Rob Sabatini (guitar/vocals), Joey Sabatini (bass/vocals), Steve Sabatini (drums/vocals), and Sean Sabatini (guitar/vocals)
Photo credit: Dave Levitt Photography
Montreal, Canada’s THE GREAT SABATINI announces they will be hitting the road in November for dates in Ontario and Quebec in support of their upcoming eighth album“Goodbye Audio”.
All dates with Cellos.
** = with Shallow North Dakota
Nov 8 – Hamilton, ON – Doors Pub – info
Nov 9 – Toronto, ON – Sneaky Dee’s – info
Nov 10 – Windsor, ON – Beer Exchange ** – info
Nov 22 – Ottawa, ON – Pressed – info
Nov 23 – Sherbrooke, QC – Le Murdoch – info
Nov 24 – Montreal, QC – Turbo Haus ** – info
The album will be released on November 16, 2018 on vinyl from No List Records, Ancient Temple Records and No Why Records. Cassette version will be available from Pink Lemonade and feature an exclusive bonus track “Drain The Swamp” only available on that format. Digital download and album pre-order available on TGS’ Bandcamp here.
Their latest single “Still Life With Maggots” was recorded live off the floor and shows the growth the band has made together over the past 11 years.
The band comments:
“We’re trying to give people a raw-ass document of abrasive sludge and noise rock in the most hi-fi package possible. We’re not interested in polish or smoothing over any rough edges… just achieving something of high sonic quality that presents the band that we are today…”
Following the theme of mortality persistent through the album, “Still Life With Maggots” is about existential dread and the general feeling of anxiety some people experience daily. Taking a more lighter path than in previous years, THE GREAT SABATINI is less focused on complicating their parts and set on being direct along with working together and highlighting each other’s strengths. Not wanting to emulate any bands they do point to some band favourites like Botch, Melvins and Neurosis as inspiration to consider different elements like new time signatures and feels.
Music video for “Still Life With Maggots” can be viewed at the following link:
1. Still Life With Maggots (2:06)
2. Dog Years (4:21)
3. Strip Mall or, The Pursuit Of Crappiness Parts 1-4 (3:11)
4. You’re Gonna Die (Unsatisfied) (3:28)
5. Tax Season In Dreamland (4:06)
6. Brute Cortege (3:16)
7. Hand Of Unmaking (14:06)
Album Length: 34:37
Since forming in Montreal, Canada in late 2007, The Great Sabatini has released four EP’s and four full length albums, and logged seemingly endless tour dates around North America and Europe. The music is an aggressive mixture of noise rock, doom, hardcore, and metal wrapped up in a burly sludge aesthetic.
The intrepid Sabatini’s; Sean (guitar/vocals), Joey (bass/vocals), Rob (guitar/vocals), and Steve (drums/vocals) got together with the intention of pursuing their musical dreams with similar goals: slow it down, tune it down, turn it up, keep screaming. With all four of them belting out the lyrics, they play loud, and with conviction.
The raw sound compliments the persistent theme of mortality that the new album centers on, with Sean concocted most of the lyrics for, but with heavy input from his band mates. Going forward, The Great Sabatini is less focused on complicating their parts and set on being direct along with working together and highlighting each other’s strengths.
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