It’s a good day for doom fans. SubRosa from Salt Lake City have a new webstore and Nate Garrett of TOAD and Gatecreeper has officially announced the full length Chained To Oblivion, a longer Bob Hoag produced release for his solo project Spirit Adrift than the two song Behind-Beyond. August 12th sees Chained To Oblivion released to the public via Prosthetic. If it is half as good as the cathartic two song, we will be stoked.
“The songs on “Chained To Oblivion” deal with struggle, adversity, suffering, helplessness, hopelessness, but ultimately triumph”, commented Garrett, “I believe that the life experiences which fueled these songs, plus the amount of emotion and energy attached to the recording session itself… all that will touch listeners who are open to it. Sonically speaking, expect more vocal harmonies, trippier lyrics, more guitar harmonies, groovier bass, and drumming that’s way more solid. It’s heavier, prettier, more concise, more focused, and more confident.”
Garrett continued to share details on the album’s stunning artwork from Revolting Worship’s Nate Burns adding, “He nailed it, again. The artwork on “Chained To Oblivion” continues to follow the trials and tribulations of Spirit Adrift’s matriarch, Brenda. Nate Burns and I talked about my ongoing obsession with outer space, old X-Men comics (particularly some of the Phoenix story arcs), and subliminal stimuli within art. This artwork goes hand in hand with the listening experience, so we’ve made sure the physical versions of the album are well worth the fans’ hard-earned money. I can’t wait for the world to hear this album”
Read a lengthy chat with Nate from a few weeks ago HERE.