Montezuma’s Revenge unveil the second single »Sleeping Beauty (Exhumed)« taken from the upcoming album »S.W.I.M.«
Russian sludge/stoner metal merchants Montezuma’s Revenge unveil the second single »Sleeping Beauty (Exhumed)« taken from the upcoming album, »S.W.I.M.«, set to release on July 23rd, 2021 via DTH Records.
The recording is a reimagined and sonically transgressed version of an early piece, which can be heard as a raw demo on the band’s debut offering.
The 8-minute long ostinato riff-meditation is painting a morose picture of frost-laden horror – unspeakable, inhuman and unimaginable. »Sleeping Beauty«’s protagonist is an evil snow maiden borrowed from the book “The Sweetness Of Your Tender Lips” by the Russian bizarro horror novelist (considered the last true soviet writer) Ilya Masodov.
Courtesy of Sheltered Life PR:
»S.W.I.M.«, the third album by Montezuma’s Revenge is released 23rd July on DTH Records.
Originally formed in Moscow in 2004, Russian quartet Montezuma’s Revenge are not only a formidable and highly impressive sludge rock machine, they’re also quite possibly one of Eastern Europe’s best kept underground secrets.
Having released a steady stream of music for over a decade and a half and shared stages with the likes of Crowbar, Mastodon, Red Fang and more, this July will see the official release of »S.W.I.M.«; the Muscovites third studio album and first offering of new music since their phenomenal 2017 sophomore effort, »Them«.
Launching an attack with a slow swirling hammer blow of riffs and transcendental doom, new single »Sleeping Beauty« is a reimagining of an early recording by the band which tells the tale of an ethereal snow maiden, freezing everything in her path. Weighted like pendulum swinging menacingly between celestial rock and relentless stoner metal, it showcases a distinct elaboration of the band’s earlier sound.
“We’re not huge fans of covers for the sake of covers,” explains guitarist, Ilya Boots. “There’s never a shortage of new material but we’ve been playing this older song in our new line-up, and it’s slowly transgressed into an entirely different beast.”
Recorded and mixed at DTH Studio by Andrew “Astro” Gankin, and mastered by James Plotkin, »S.W.I.M.« will be officially released on 23rd July on DTH Records and will be preceded by the release of »Sleeping Beauty« on 14th May.
Montezuma’s Revenge is:
Andrey Kontuzov – Vocals
Ilya Boots – Guitar, Vocals
Andrey Gankin – Bass
Anton Yalovchuk – Drums
For fans of: Corrosion Of Conformity, Orchid, Alice In Chains
Bojan Bidovc // music enthusiast, promoter, misanthrop and sometimes a journalist as well