The Red Chord, Bleeding Through, Terror, Etc. Added To 2022 Tattoo The Earth Festival

More bands have been added to this year’s Tattoo The Earth festival. The event will take place at The Palladium outdoors in Worcester, Massachusetts on August 27 and the updated lineup includes: Anthrax, Black Label Society, Hatebreed, The Red Chord, At The Gates, Municipal Waste, Bleeding Through, Terror, Crowbar, Overcast, Within The Ruins, Enforced, and Spirit Adrift.

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.”

Eagles Of Death Metal, The Sword, Crowbar, Etc. Set For 2022 Ripplefest Texas

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Ripplefest Texas. The event will take place at The Far Out Lounge in Austin, TX on July 21-24 and it will feature the following: Eagles Of Death Metal, The Sword, Crowbar, Mothership, Big Business, The Obsessed, Stöner, Spirit Adrift, The Heavy Eyes, Sasquatch, Rezn, Fatso Jetson, Heavy Temple, JD Pinkus, Lord Buffalo, Lo-Pan, Wino, El Perro, Void Vator, Hippie Death Cult, Doctor Smoke, Howling Giant, Nick Oliveri, High Desert Queen, Destroyer Of Life, Ape Machine, High Priestess, Dryheat, Rubber Snake Charmers, Sun Crow, Holy Death Trio, Bone Church, Horseburner, Spirit Mother, Thunder Horse, The Age Of Truth, Kind, All Souls, Las Cruces, Salem’s Bend, Fostermother, The Absurd, Mother Iron Horse, Mr. Plow, Snake Mountain Revival, Blue Heron, Grail, Formula 400, Rickshaw Billie’s Burger Patrol, Eagle Claw, Bridge Farmers, Godeye, and Ole English.

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.”

Watch Mastodon, Carcass, Bad Wolves, & Spirit Adrift Members Cover Metallica’s “Blackened”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds has joined forces with Troy Sanders (Mastodon), Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves), Nate Garrett (Spirit Adrift), and Daniel Wilding (Carcass) for a cover of Metallica’s “Blackened.“ You can check that out below. “Two Minutes To Late Night” had the following to say about the cover:

“Black Friday is now “Blackened” Friday where we honor Lars Ulrich‘s famous catfish recipe (but ours has little more bass and paprika). Plus we reversed the BPMs of the riffs so the fast parts are slow and slow parts are fast. WOWIE ZOWIE! This is our 50th bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. Become a Patreon patron today and get access to exclusive rewards like patches, t-shirts, even custom songs! Plus, you get to see every cover we make before it publicly premieres. We will be donating all of the Patreon proceds and artist payments from this song to The Sunrise Movement whose mission to combat change head on. You can also donate to them here.“

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.”

Witchcraft, Shellac, Orange Goblin, Etc. Set For 2022 Desertfest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Desertfest. The event will take place in the Camden district of London, England on April 29 – May 1 and the daily lineups can be found below.

April 29:

Electric Ballroom: Steak (After Party), Witchcraft, Corrosion Of Conformity, Truckfighters, Lowrider, and Mos Generator.

The Underworld: Integrity, Petbrick, Switchblade, Coltsblood, Blacklab, and Blind Monarch.

Powerhuas (Formerly Dingwalls): Gnod, Hey Collosus, Slift, Bonnacons Of Doom, and Shuck.

Black Heart: Spirit Adrift, Seven Sisters, Inhuman Nature, Dungeon, Aggressive Perfector, and Gevaudan.

The Devonshire Arms: Alunah, The Brothers Keg, Black Orchids, Dunes, and The Lunar Effect.

April 30:

Roundhouse: Shellac, Pissed Jeans, Elder, Part Chimp, and Elephant Tree.

Electric Ballroom: Orange Goblin, Earthless, Stoner, My Sleeping Karma, and Wino.

The Underworld: Khemmis, Hangman’s Chair, Deathrite, Green Lung, Konvent, and King Witch.

Black Heart: Josiah, Maidavale, Grotto, Fire Down Below, Your Highness, and Orbital Junction.

The Devonshire Arms: Gurt, Slomosa, Purple Kong, A Gazillion Angry Mexicans, and Lacertilia.

May 1:

Roundhouse: Electric Wizard, Yob, Eyehategod, The Obsessed, and Conan.

The Underworld: Ten Foot Wizard (After Party), Somali Yacht Club, Sacri Monti, Huntsmen, Desert Storm, Trippy Wicked, and Morag Tong.

Black Heart: Opium Lord, Human Leather, Shrykull, Tides Of Sulfur, Under, and Remote Viewing.

The Devonshire Arms: 1782, Urne, Wolftooth, Wallowing, and Grey Brain.