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Montreal, QC – August 28, 2019
For fans of Deep Purple, Queens of the Stone Age, Black Keys, Kyuss
BLACK MASTIFF Unleashes A Blizzard Of Distortion With ‘Down By A Sound’
New Album ‘Loser Delusions’ Out October 18th via Grand Hand Records
Canadian Tour Dates w/ Chron Goblin
L-R: | Allan Harding (Drums) | Bobby Yiannakoulias (Guitar and Vocals) | Clay Shea (Bass)
Photo Credit: A.Kalinowski
Edmonton’s Black Mastiff are ready to put listeners into a fuzzy mood with their signature groove with their new album ‘Loser Delusions’ out on October 18, 2019 via Grand Hand Records.
“The comradely instrumentation contrasts nicely with Yiannakoulias’s singular, yearning, existential vocals that speak to his listener in clouded lonely confessions, through half-glimpsed, elemental psychic-scapes of uncertain sky, rising rivers and darkness “looking for something that does not exist yet.” But the musical and lyrical theme of artistic searching for new experience is heightened on Loser Delusion, the tone more awake, the touch more urgent: we all need a rest, getting through this mess Yiannakoulias sings on the first track “Down By a Sound”. – Thea Bowering
The single ‘Down By A Sound’, premieres on Doomed and Stoned on Wednesday. August 28 and can be heard here.
Vocalist/guitarist Bob Yiannakoulias sums up the single:
“An existential crisis that leads to change and moving on “what isn’t green you leave behind”, all wrapped up and delivered with Phil Lynott attitude and a Knight Rider vibe.”
For fans of Deep Purple, Queens of the Stone Age, Black Keys, and Kyuss, Black Mastiff is a blizzard of distortion and can be experienced in full on October 18, 2018 through all music platforms.
In additional news, Black Mastiff will be hitting the road to promote the new album for the ‘Tourgether At Last’ with label mates Calgary’s Chron Goblin. 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.
Canadian Tour Dates: Black Mastiff + Chron Goblin ‘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. Down By A sound (4:44)
2. Bike Club (4:33)
3. Machines (4:23)
4. A Tangle (4:33)
5. Other Kinds (3:46)
6. Star Base 77 (4:02)
7. Paddle (3:57)
8. Mind Vibe (4:30)
9. Spastic Rhythms (4:14)
10. Stranger (4:26)
Album Length: 43:13
Album Band and Live Line Up:
– Bobby Yiannakoulias – Guitar and lead vocals
– Clay Shea – Bass and Backing vocals
– Allan Harding – Drums and Backing vocals
Edmonton’s Black Mastiff (Bob Yiannakoulias, Clay Shea, Allan Harding) is a band built around lifelong friendships and having fun, a vibe they’ve extended to both their porous, heavy, and vigorous live performance, and their recordings.
With their third full-length album Loser Delusions (Fall 2019), keeping it together became a literal priority. During the four years since their well-received Music Machine (New Damage Records, 2015), recorded and beautifully produced at Thunder Underground Studio in the desert of Palm Springs with John Garcia (Kyuss, Vista Chino), the trio had to change their perception of how a band operates. Already Renaissance men and entrepreneurs in other life ventures, when facing unforeseen challenges the band sharpened their production and business know-how by starting their own label, Grand Hand, with tour mates Chron Goblin. When drummer Allan moved to Vancouver, they decided to see how distance apart could add to, rather than take away from, their creative process and sound. The result is a determined continuation of what they do best, with a voyaging out into new sonic territory.
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“This one rises above the ultra-crowded stoner rock genre with its seriously ’70s vibe, cool and lazy vocal delivery, warm production and adherence to the riff over everything else.” – Exclaim
“Black Mastiff is a power trio that creates their own version of stoner rock. They take a super heavy riff for a ride and explore a groove with a heavy rhythmic infra-structure and beautiful melodic vocals that bear the influence of the sounds of the desert.” – Coachella Valley Weekly