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Canadian stoner/fuzz rock quartet Gnarwhal unleash their self-titled debut album, available now on vinyl and all major streaming services

Yellowknife, Canada based stoner/fuzz rock quartet Gnarwhal has just unleashed their self-titled debut album this Friday, April 14th, 2023.

»Gnarwhal« is available now on vinyl and all major streaming services!

01. Faultline
02. Shadows Fading
03. The Outlier (Album Version)
04. Sleepwalkers
05. Let It Out
06. Untethered And Weightless
07. Deep Spaced (Album Version)
08. Burden Of Proof
09. Ember Sky Ash

Canada’s four-piece independent act Gnarwhal hailing from Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, creates a heavy wall of melodic distortion, fuzz, and spacey guitar/basslines along with propulsive drumming and emotionally charged vocals.

The band formed in 2020 by guitarist Benji Straker, vocalist Mark Kilbride, and bassist Jeremy Straker, with drummer Layne Rybchinski joining in 2021. With the original plan to casually jam and kill time during the pandemic, the group became the leading force in the resurgence of live heavy music in Canada’s north. Citing a varying range of musical influences, each band member brings their own style of playing to create a blend of alternative, post-hardcore, grunge, metal, and punk music to the songs.

As pandemic restrictions lifted, Gnarwhal worked hard to create a resurgence of live heavy music by organizing several DIY concerts and incorporating numerous newly formed bands in the north to perform. While being the drivers behind creating this new music scene, the band was also writing and recording. Their debut single, »The Outlier« was released in February 2022, followed by »Deep Spaced« in July 2022 and »Ember Sky Ash« in March 2023. Gnarwhal’s debut full-length album is released on April 14, 2023.

Get »Gnarwhal« on limited translucent orange vinyl here:

Gnarwhal is:
Mark Kilbride – Vocals
Benji Straker – Guitar
Jeremy Straker – Bass
Layne Rybchinski – Drums

Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well

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