Floyd homage debuts today via Metal Injection in advance of release alongside Melvins, Pallbearer, ASG, Mark Lanegan
This May, cosmic riff-metal threesome HOWLING GIANT heads back out on tour in support of their latest self-released record, Black Hole Space Wizard Part 2 (August 2017).
To launch their run of East Coast dates with due fanfare, Howling Giant premieres their futuristic update of Pink Floyd obscurity "Matilda Mother" via Metal Injection today at this location, in which the respected outlet calls it, "a massive cover that takes Pink Floyd's psychedelic years to a whole new, modern metal level."
Magnetic Eye Records will include the song as part of its colossal The Wall [Redux] / Best of Pink Floyd release extravaganza this fall. The project has been building in scope and anticipation since early 2017 and features a range of new scenesters and established heavyweights such as Ruby the Hatchet, The Melvins, Domkraft, ASG, Mark Lanegan andSasquatch. (More info at store.merhq.com/album/the-wall-redux)
With stops throughout the northeast and a coveted slot at Psycho Las Vegas to close out the summer, Howling Giant's upcoming tour is a great time for East Coast fans of The Sword and Baroness to catch a band Hellbound called, “Sonically… the missing link between Monster Truck and Mastodon.”
Black Hole Space Wizard Part 2 can be heard at this link.
Howling Giant descends on the following cities this May:
• 5.10 - Chicago IL @ Reggies • 5.11 - Cincinnati OH @ Cameleon Pizza • 5.12 - Pittsburgh PA @ Howler’s • 5.13 - Buffalo NY @ Mohawk Place • 5.14 - Off • 5.15 - TBA • 5.16 - Easthampton MA @The Ohm • 5.17 - Wallingford CT @ Cherry Street Station • 5.18 - Philadelphia PA @ Kung Fu Necktie • 5.19 - York PA @ The Depot • 5.20 - Frederick MD @ Guido’s • 5.21 - Off • 5.22 - Baltimore @ The Depot • 5.23 - Washington DC @ Atlas Brew Works • 5.24 - Raleigh NC @ Slim’s • 5.25 - Wilmington VA @Reggies 42nd Street Tavern • 5.26 - Asheville NC @ Sly Grog • August 17-19 – Psycho Last Vegas
Formed by three self-proclaimed nerds, Howling Giant is a perfect marriage between pulpy sci-fi themes and blistering riff-psych. Fans of Mastodon’s Crack the Skye, early Baroness and Summoner will immediately latch onto Howling Giant’s spaced-out, cosmically-informed songcraft and lyrics that span sea voyages to space flight to androids with a bloodlust for camels.
“What a righteous discovery these guys are. Born out of some space fuzz chamber and dropped down on Nashville, Tennessee, Howling Giant’s form of metal is a unique and eclectic fairy tale trip through the stars.” – New Noise Magazine
“Fuzz rock with the kinetics of a bikini-babe monster flick and the high drama of a mid-70’s Marvel comic book.” – You May Be Dead and Dreaming
“Melding together some of the best elements of Coheed and Cambria, Elder, and Mastodon. The spacier prog rock of the first band collides with the low end progressive doom of the second before topping off the mix with a hint of the Atlanta stalwarts’ vocal style that swirls and builds to something quite satisfying.” – Heavy Blog is Heavy