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Montreal, QC – August 16, 2019
For fans of Red Fang, Kyuss, Orange Goblin, Black Sabbath, The Sword
Canada’s Fuzz Lords CHRON GOBLIN Release First Single ‘Slipping Under’ Off Upcoming Album ‘Here Before’
New Album ‘Here Before’ Out Sept 27th via Grand Hand Records
Canadian Tour Dates w/ Black Mastiff
L-R – Devin ‘Darty’ Purdy – Guitar, Richard Hepp – Bass, Josh Sandulak – Vocals, Brett Whittingham – Drums
Photo credit: Mario Montes
Alberta’s CHRON GOBLIN will be releasing their new album ‘Here Before’ scheduled to be unveiled on September 27, 2019 via Grand Hand Records. The first taste of the fuzzy foursome is the single ‘Slipping Under’.
The Calgarian mainstay have graced almost every stage in the city and spread out their fuzzy, proggy and groovy sound to cities around Western Canada and festivals in Canada, USA, and Europe. ‘Here Before’ is the fifth release from the group and shows off CHRON GOBLIN’s continued evolution and refinement. Brett Whittingham (drums) goes into detail about the track:
“Slipping Under is one of the more complex arrangements on the album. It starts off with a dark n’ dreamy clean intro, experimenting with some electronic drums, before it kicks into the heavy bridge and on to the tight n’ groovy verses. The pre-solo section also includes more experimentation with the inclusion of some dirty 808 drops, something we haven’t tried before! This song is a blast to play live with its multitude of changes and dynamics. Mike Fraser mixed this song, along with Ghost, and his take on both tracks added a nice depth and diversity to the album as a whole.”
For fans of Red Fang, Kyuss, Orange Goblin, the first single ‘Slipping Under’ off ‘Here Before’ from CHRON GOBLIN is being premiered exclusively via TheObelisk.netat the following link here.
Album pre-order is available on Bandcamp here.
In additional news, CHRON GOBLIN will be hitting the road to promote the new album for the ‘Tourgether At Last’ with label mates Edmonton’s BLACK MASTIFF. The Canadian tour will be kicking off in Lethbridge, AB on October 10th and head east towards Montreal, QC to then circle back out west to wrap up on October 25th in Edmonton, AB.
The band adds:
“We’re super psyched to hit the road with longtime pals and new label mates Black Mastiff on our dual album release Canadian tour! We’re really looking forward to rolling out east and playing a bunch of tunes from our new album ‘Here Before’. Black Mastiff and Chron Goblin Tourgether at Last!!”
Canadian Tour Dates: Chron Goblin + Black Mastiff ‘Tourgether At Last’
October 10 – Lethbridge, AB – Owl Acoustic Lounge
October 11 – Calgary, AB – The Palomino Smokehouse
October 12 – Regina, SK – The German Club
October 13 – Winnipeg, MB – The Handsome Daughter
October 15 – Sudbury, ON – The Asylum
October 16 – Ottawa, ON – House of Targ
October 17 – Montreal, QC – Turbo Haus
October 18 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
October 19 – Windsor, ON – Dominion House
October 20 – Hamilton, ON – This Ain’t Hollywood *
October 21 – Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Six Two Oh!
October 25 – Edmonton, AB – Temple
*= Black Mastiff Only
1. Aurora (0:22)
2. Oblivion (4:16)
3. Giving In To Fun (3:37)
4. Out Of My Mind (3:49)
5. Ghost (6:04)
6. War (3:51)
7. Giant (4:40)
8. Slipping Under (4:43)
9. Little Too Late (4:46)
10. Waiting (3:53)
11. Afterglow (1:52)
Album Length: 41:57
Josh Sandulak (vocals)
Brett Whittingham (drums)
Richard Hepp (bass)
Devin ‘Darty’ Purdy (guitar)
From the dusty coulees of Alberta’s Badlands to the jagged peaks of the snow-capped Rockies, the musical entity known as Chron Goblin is a true force of nature. Yet there’s simply no reckoning the immensity of the sound that these hard rockin’ Calgarians are capable of generating once they hit the stage boards. Grind-ing it out in the trenches and pits of venues and festivals across North America and Europe since 2009, the fuzz clad foursome knows no bounds when it comes to laying down the rugged riffage and cranking up the volume on a sweet Southern rock-tinged blues-metal breakdown. Surrender to the smoke show, heed the call of the Chron and inhale the melodious commotion churned up by the Goblins. The botanically-infused gin in your work-a-day tonic, Chron Goblin will obliterate those vexing worries and liberate your immortal soul.
Recorded in July 2018 at Juno Award Winning OCL Studios, ‘Here Before’ is the fourth full-length album from Chron Goblin and will be released and distributed by Grand Hand Records. Produced, recorded and mixed by Josh Rob Gwilliam (Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, Ghosts of Modern Man), Here Before demonstrates a new maturity in songwriting and production for the band. From the propulsive singles of ‘Slipping Under’ and ‘Ghost’; mixed by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica, Corrosion of Conformity), to the hypnotic riffs of ‘Oblivion’ – Chron Goblin has created an intoxicating collection of rock n’ roll.
(Bio written by Christine Leonard)
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“What the band have in spades that sets them apart from the usual weed-worshipping crew is energy, giving even their stonier material enough oomph to keep them from lethargically ripping off Sabbath. “ – Kerrang Magazine
“ Fun, fast, and surprisingly slick” – VICE/ Noisey
“These guys caught my ear right away because in the local market there are precious few bands playing this style of hard Rocking Metal. Sonically this has groove, rock and some sludge written all over it. A certain sense of fun pervades all the tracks, energy creativity and a spirit of rock and roll.” – Metal-Rules.com
“It is no wonder why so many respected bands have took them under their wing. This is a band to keep your eyes firmly locked on” – The Sludgelord
“The band’s love of the riff is highly in evidence, wrapped around a classic rock sensibility that, for once, sits well with the more obvious stoner and desert rock influences upon which the band have historically built their reputation.” – Ghost Cult Magazine
“While too many fuzz bands forget either how to be heavy or how to have fun, Chron Goblin shows a near mastery of these important concepts “ – New Noise Magazine