Nashville, Tennessee based heavy psych metal band Howling Giant has just released their new instrumental EP »Alteration« on April 20th, 2021 via Bandcamp.
02. Luring Alluring Rings
03. Enemy Of My Anemone
04. Farmer Maggot’s Crop (ft. Mike T. Kerr)
Guitar Solos on »Farmer Maggot’s Crop« by Mike T. Kerr.
Recorded and mixed by Kim Wheeler.
Mastered by Tony Reed.
Cover art by Sue Davies.
Courtesy of Purple Sage PR:
Following a successful series of live streams, Nashville, Tennessee’s psychedelic metal specialists Howling Giant released their fan-curated new EP »Alteration« through Bandcamp on April 20th, 2021.
Bringing together their masterful psych-prog songcraft and sci-fi imagery to create an epic and awe-inspiring sound all of their own, Howling Giant have become an essential act of the forward-thinking heavy rock scene, and the indefinite world hiatus and global pandemic won’t certainly prevent them from moving onward and upward. The »Alteration« EP follows on from their widely acclaimed »Turned To Stoned Chapter 2« split with Sergeant Thunderhoof (Ripple Music) and their latest album »The Space Between Worlds«.
Says drummer Zach Wheeler: “We started streaming on Twitch as a way to scratch the ‘live show’ itch while we anxiously awaited the return of shows and touring. Our streams cover everything from cooking with Tom and Zach to Dungeons & Dragons sessions, as well as solo instrumental streams and our full band show every Saturday. During the full band shows we ask the viewers to call out song names and we write instrumental jams on the spot to match the song title. After going back and reviewing some of these jams, we decided it would be fun to actually record some of them in a more professional setting. Aside from working on this instrumental 4/20 release, we’ve been deep in the writing process for our next full length record, which will also draw influence from some of our Twitch jams. Named by the people, for the people, and improvised live each week, this is our tribute to our fans, friends, and family that have kept us afloat as we’ve all endured lockdown.”
Hailing from Nashville, TN, Howling Giant blast forth a cosmic convergence of pulpy sci-fi themes and blistering psych-metal. Across a variety of recorded and live experiences since 2014, the band harnesses heavily nuanced progressive riff-rock complemented by otherworldly storytelling and the enduring message that the universe in which we live could stand to loosen up. Risk is their purpose. The universe is their playground.
Howling Giant is:
Tom Polzine – Guitars and Vocals
Zach Wheeler – Drums and Vocals
Sebastian Baltes – Bass and Vocals
Marshall Bolton – Keys and Synths