Spirit Adrift Recording New Album

Spirit Adrift have officially entered the studio to record their new album. The band said the following about that:

“Drums for LP5 are finished. Thank you to @thesanford for always being such a joy to work with, and to @electricalaudio for not only being one of the greatest studios in the world, but for always welcoming us with such warmth and enthusiasm. We’ve returned to Texas and will finish tracking the rest of the album over the coming weeks. ⚔️⛓💀⛓⚔️”

Crowbar Announce U.S. Tour With Spirit Adrift

Crowbar have announced a summer headlining tour. Spirit Adrift will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

07/22 Austin, TX – Ripplefest
07/23 Dallas, TX – Amplified Live
07/24 Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard

With Spirit Adrift:

07/26 Springfield, MO – Outland Ballroom
07/27 St. Louis, MO – Red Flag
07/28 Racine, WI – Route 20
07/29 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
07/30 Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge
07/31 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s
08/02 Indianapolis, IN – Emerson Theater
08/03 Columbus, OH – King Of Cups
08/04 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
08/06 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance Theater
08/09 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus
08/10 Atlantic City, NJ – Anchor Rock Club
08/11 Reading, PA – Reverb
08/12 Huntington, WV – The Loud
08/13 Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
08/14 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
08/16 Jacksonville, FL – Archetype
08/17 Miami, FL – Gramps
08/18 Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
08/19 Ft. Walton Beach, FL – Downtown Music Hall
08/20 Mobile, AL – Soul Kitchen
08/21 Baton Rouge, LA – Chelsea’s Live
08/23 Athens, GA – 40 Watt
08/24 Virginia Beach, VA – Elevation 27
08/26 Albany, NY – Empire Underground
08/27 Worcester, MA – Tattoo The Earth

Spirit Adrift Cover Metallica, Pantera, Type O Negative, Etc. Songs For New Album “20 Centuries Gone”, Premiere New Song “Sorcerer’s Fate”

Spirit Adrift have announced that they will be releasing a new album, titled “20 Centuries Gone,“ on August 19. The effort will features six covers and two new tracks.

“20 Centuries Gone” Track Listing:

01. “Sorcerer’s Fate”
02. “Mass Formation Psychosis”
03. “Everything Dies” (Type O Negative cover)
04. “Hollow” (Pantera cover)
05. “Escape” (Metallica cover)
06. “Waiting For An Alibi” (Thin Lizzy cover)
07. “Nasty Dogs And Funky Kings” (ZZ Top cover)
08. “Poison Whiskey” (Lynyrd Skynyrd cover)

Nate Garrett commented:

“I always thought it would be a cool experience to record some songs by bands that are foundational to the DNA of Spirit Adrift. These choices are obvious and on the nose to me, but maybe unexpected to the fans.

That made the whole thing a lot of fun. A band like Lynyrd Skynyrd might not be the first thing you think of when considering Spirit Adrift’s influences, so the task for me became figuring out how to honor these great songs, but in the distinct Spirit Adrift style.

To make the whole thing even more special, I channeled these influences and wrote a couple of new songs to kick things off. There’s a lyric in ‘Sorcerer’s Fate‘ that mentions ‘past and future both aligned,’ and that became the concept here. The whole thing is presented in reverse chronological order. That way, you get a sense of where Spirit Adrift is headed, but you’re also taken on a journey back in time through our most fundamental influences. Hope y’all enjoy it!”

One of the new tracks, “Sorcerer’s Fate,” can be streamed below. Garrett added the following about that:

“When I wrote this one, I was obsessing over the film director William Friedkin. I’ve been a fan of his since I saw ‘The Exorcist‘ as a kid, but when I discovered the documentary Leap of Faith, it sparked a much deeper interest in the man and his process.

I started watching as many of his interviews as I could find, and I read his autobiography which was just amazing. Friedkin‘s life and art are inseparable. His human experience, search for higher truth, and borderline-psychotic level of obsession/perfectionism all coalesce into his artwork.

I relate to that on a profound level. This song is about our search for purpose, and humanity’s struggle to understand ‘the mysteries of faith and fate.’ Musically, I would say it’s one of our heaviest and most straightforward songs.

Inspired equally by New Orleans sludge, flipped-cap crossover, and Scandinavian metal, but with the distinct Spirit Adrift sound and approach.”

Spirit Adrift Release Cover Of Pantera’s “Hollow”

Spirit Adrift have released a cover of Pantera’s “Hollow.” Vocalist/guitarist Nate Garrett commented:

“‘Vulgar Display Of Power‘ was a massive influence on my understanding of powerful songwriting, memorable arrangements, riffing, drumming, singing, and heavy metal in general. I studied the entire album from an early age, and the standout track to me has always been ‘Hollow‘. It is dynamic, emotional, unpredictable, and perfectly suited for the style of Spirit Adrift. Covering such a great song by such a legendary band is not something I took lightly. I channeled every ounce of obsession and attention to detail into our version, making sure that we honored the original song while introducing some of our trademark elements to make it our own. Pantera are one of those bands that taught me how to play music, and I hope Spirit Adrift’s version of ‘Hollow‘ does justice to their legacy.”

Spirit Adrift Premiere “Wake Up” Music Video

Spirit Adrift have premiered a new video for their new song “Wake Up.“ This track is from the band’s new EP “Forge Your Future,“ which will be released on August 27.

Nate Garrett said the following about the song:

“‘Wake Up‘ was written at the height of the toilet paper buying frenzy. As usual, I was totally disgusted with humanity, and I needed to write about it. This song celebrates the reason we all got into metal/rock n roll in the first place. Music is a way of life that offers us freedom from the insane expectations of a sick society. While this video is our first foray into anything resembling fun or humor, it wholeheartedly delivers the sincere message of the song. TURN ON, TUNE IN, DROP OUT.”

He also added the following about the video:

“The video for ‘Wake Up‘ marks the third time we’ve worked with Guilherme Henriques, and these collaborations somehow produce better results every time. Guilherme has become a crucial contributor to how we visually express ourselves. For this video, he and I began by discussing a certain story arc from Alan Moore’s run on Swamp Thing comics, and our own unique vision took shape from there.”

Spirit Adrift To Release New EP “Forge Your Future” In August, Share Lyric Video For The Title Track

Spirit Adrift will be releasing a new EP titled “Forge Your Future” on August 27. The effort will feature three songs including the title track, “Wake Up,” and “Invisible Enemy.” You can find a lyric video for the title track below:

Nate Garrett commented:

“On March 1, 2020, I relocated to the woods outside of Austin, Texas. Two weeks later, everything was locked down. I turned to the thing that has helped me navigate difficult situations for most of my life: writing music. I wrote and demoed a ton of songs over the course of the pandemic.

The songs on this E.P. are the best of the bunch. Marcus, Preston, and I recorded these in March of 2021 at Homewrecker Recording Studio with Ryan Bram at the helm. Zeuss handled mixing and mastering, after lengthy discussions about Martin Birch, Tom Allom, Crowbar, and how important it is to carry forth the essence and spirit of heavy metal.

Special thanks to our friend Cody Davis for the brilliant title. These songs, and this band, represent persevering through difficult times, staying true to your innermost self, and celebrating the life-affirming power of metal. We can’t wait to see you all live and in the flesh, in the meantime we hope you enjoy the tunes.”

Spirit Adrift Appear To Have Finished Tracking New Music

It looks like Spirit Adrift have finished tracking some new music at Homewrecker Recording Studio in Tucson, AZ. The band have been documenting the recording process on Instagram and have confirmed that vocals, guitars, drums, bass, and keys are all complete.

Spirit Adrift’s Nate Garrett Says He Once Got An Army Of Metallica Fans To Throw Sandwiches At Limp Bizkit

During a recent appearance on the “Speak N’ Destroy” podcast, Nate Garrett (Spirit Adrift, ex-Gatecreeper) claimed that him and his friend once got an army of Metallica fans to throw sandwiches at Limp Bizkit. The incident took place during the July 25, 2003 date Of Metallica’s “Summer Sanitarium Tour” with Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit, Deftones, and Mudvayne.

Garrett said the following [via The PRP]:

“So yeah we got tickets, we’re 15-years-old—I think Lane might have just turned 16—or maybe not, because my grandparents drove us from Oklahoma to St. Louis. And we went and saw Metallica and me and Lane were on the floor. We hated every single opening band…

It was Mudvayne opening who was actually by far the best band, other than Metallica. We were 15-years-old, like ‘dude these guys are pretty cool’ I remember the singer kind of reminded me of Phil Anselmo and I was a huge fan of Pantera at the time, I was like, ‘this is OK.’ But then Deftones played: Not into it. Still not into it.

And then Linkin Park played, and really not into it. Never into it. And then Limp Bizkit played. And actually funny story there which I do want to tell. When we first got there, security, we ran right up to the front—we’re like like 15 ready to go.

We’re gonna stand in the front for all eight hours or however long it takes. Security had these sandwiches wrapped in tin foil, and there was like, shitty peanut butter sandwiches and cheese sandwiches, and they’re handing them out to people. And my friend Lane is like destroying fools trying to hoard as many of these sandwiches as he can, in his t-shirt and in his pockets.

He’s handing them to me and I’m like ‘dude’, he was just being obnoxious as fuck… I’m like, ‘Dude, what the fuck are you doing? We already ate.’ And he just looks at me with this grin on his face and he’s got all these sandwiches and he goes, ‘Dude. Limp Bizkit‘s playing later.’

Okay, so we start like just getting as many of these things as we can and we stuff our pockets. We’re like, running into older like heshed out Metallica fans and giving them sandwiches. We’re kind of like building an army or whatever. Limp Bizkit starts playing and we just start we start tearing off pieces of sandwiches and crunching them up into these little like tin foil sandwich balls, and just fucking destroying.

It was like relentless just destroying… to the point where like Fred Durst keeps stopping the set. He threw homophobic slurs at us, which was kind of his M.O…. We had like a small army of these dudes in their 50s in battle jackets and stuff and we kept fucking them up. They had to keep stopping the set, and we ran out of sandwiches. I was pulling coins out of my pocket, I remember hitting the bass player, like his pickups, and you could hear it through the PA, he had active pickups, I guess. You could hear these coins hit his bass.

Fred Durst was so mad that he started crying—like the cry anger thing you know—and the bass player had tears in his eyes, and they cut the set short. And I swear to god two shows later—we saw him in St Louis. I think it was two shows later in Chicago, Limp Bizkit broke up in the middle of that tour, and they were gone for years.

So you can thank us for that. The first time I saw Metallica, we broke up Limp Bizkit. And this is before Metallica even played and we’ve already broken up Limp Bizkit. It was a great day.”

Spirit Adrift Premiere “Battle High” Music Video

Spirit Adrift have premiered a new video for their song “Battle High.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Enlightened In Eternity.”

Frontman Nate Garrett told Revolver the following:

“Despite the fact that we are spread across three different states, we made this video happen and we’re glad we did. We are finally able to showcase the new U.S. lineup, featuring Preston Bryant on guitar and Sonny DeCarlo on bass. ‘Battle High‘ is a song about the human cost of war. This is an anti-war song, and we made a video to reflect that.

It’s pretty cliche for metal bands to glorify war, but we wanted to do something more honest and realistic. The stance of this song is more in keeping with the guys who invented metal and wrote songs like ‘Hand of Doom‘ and ‘War Pigs.’ As always, we’re trying to honor that tradition and carry the torch into the future in our own way.

They were living in a world with napalm and agent orange, we’re living in a world with drone bombing, but the sentiment remains the same. Rest assured, the song and video are still metal as fuck. We hope you enjoy it.”