Says the band: “New music, anyone? Our instrumental EP »Alteration« releases April 20th alongside a ton of new shirts and other Howling Giant paraphernalia. Pre-orders will go live on Friday, April 2nd on the holiest of days, Bandcamp Friday.”
Courtesy of Purple Sage PR:
Following a successful series of live streams, Nashville, Tennessee’s psychedelic metal specialists Howling Giant have decided to please the fans by delivering a brand new EP entitled »Alteration«, to be released 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.
This new 20-minute instrumental EP »Alteration« comes as a result of lockdown and post-pandemic streams on Twitch with Howling Giant fans, whose growing demand for a follow-up to their widely acclaimed »Turned To Stoned Chapter 2« split EP with Sergeant Thunderhoof (Ripple Music) and 2019 concept album »The Space Between Worlds«, needed to be fulfilled. The band is currently putting the final touches to the record and will release a first track alongside album preorder on April 2nd via Bandcamp. They will also host a live stream to celebrate the release on 4/20, with more details to be announced soon.
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 are live on Twitch every week at twitch.tv/howlinggiantofficial on:
Tuesdays 7pm CST – Dungeons & Dragons
Wednesdays 10am CST – Tom’s Guitar Brunch
Thursdays 6pm CST – Zach’s Drum Request Bonanza
Saturdays 5pm CST – Howling Giant Live from the Bunker
Howling Giant is
Tom Polzine – Guitar and Vocals
Zach Wheeler – Drums and Vocals
Sebastian Baltes – Bass and Vocals
Marshall Bolton – Keys and Synths