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.”

Watch High On Fire, Pallbearer, Old Man Gloom, Etc. Members Cover Thin Lizzy’s “Emerald”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing a quarantine cover of Thin Lizzy‘s “Emerald“ with Jeff Martin (Lo-Pan), Brett Campbell (Pallbearer), Nate Garrett (Spirit Adrift), Jeff Matz (High On Fire), and Santos Montano (Old Man Gloom). “Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:

“Body Positivity Lizzy! We covered ‘Emerald‘ with some old friends, new friends, and a couch you’ve all become very concerned for over the past 9 months. This is our 30th (!!!) bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. With so many musicians stuck at home with no outlets, we’re going to keep producing these style videos and use Patreon to give some money to everyone who has a part in them. Please support our friends by donating to our newly redone Patreon at http://www.honorableswords.com

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.”

Spirit Adrift Premiere “Ride Into The Light” Music Video

Spirit Adrift have premiered a new video for their new song “Ride Into The Light” via Metal Injection. This track is from the band’s new album “Enlightened In Eternity,” which was released today (October 16). In other news, Spirit Adrift will also be livestreaming a record release show tomorrow (October 17) at 01:00pm PDT / 04:00pm EDT.

Spirit Adrift Premiere “Screaming From Beyond” Music Video

Spirit Adrift have premiered a new video for their new song “Screaming From Beyond.” This track is from the band’s new album “Enlightened In Eternity,” which will be released on October 16.

Nate Garrett told Consequence Of Sound the following:

“The fourth songs on our albums, I always pay special attention to them. I didn’t want to put any clean guitar on this album, but I think the only clean guitar track is at the very end of ‘Screaming From Beyond‘, and it’s just for a second. Rather than doing a ballad for track four this time around, I wanted to do something really catchy that would have a sound that’s very classic and timeless sounding.

I had this idea of coping with death and framed that idea around a ghost story. The concept of the album is life and death and trying to figure out how to deal with a reality that is constantly trying to kill you or get you to kill yourself. So, the song ‘Screaming from Beyond‘ is about being haunted, literally and figuratively.

Maybe being haunted by a ghost is a fantastical take on being haunted by trauma or being haunted by the pain of losing a loved one, not being able to move on and being stuck in this quagmire of suffering and sadness.”

Watch Royal Thunder, Mastodon, Etc. Members Cover Robyn’s “Ever Again” In The Style Of Thin Lizzy

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing a quarantine cover of Robyn‘s “Ever Again” with Mlny Parsonz (Royal Thunder), Nate Garrett (Spirit Adrift), Troy Sanders (Mastodon, etc.), and Ben Koller (Converge, Mutoid Man). The track was recorded in the style of Thin Lizzy and “Two Minutes To Late Night” had the following to say about it:

“Call your girlfriend, the boys are back in town! We covered Robyn as if it were a Thin Lizzy song and Mlny‘s back with another fake mustache. This is our 21st (what the hell???) bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. With so many musicians stuck at home with no outlets, we’re going to keep producing these style videos and use the Patreon to give some money to everyone who has a part in them. Please support our friends by donating to our newly redone Patreon at http://www.honorableswords.com

Magnetic Eye Records To Release Two New Black Sabbath Tribute Albums In October

Magnetic Eye Records will be releasing two new Black Sabbath tribute albums on October 30. This includes “Best Of Black Sabbath [Redux]” and “Vol. 4 [Redux].“ You can find the details for those below:

“Best Of Black Sabbath [Redux]” Track Listing:

01. Earthless – “Never Say Die”
02. Caustic Casanova – “Wicked World”
03. Summoner – “A National Acrobat”
04. Black Electric – “Sweet Leaf”
05. Rwake – “The Writ”
06. Chad I Ginsburg/Jess Margera/Scott Reeder/James Rota – “NIB”
07. Year Of The Cobra – “Planet Caravan”
08. Hippie Death Cult – “Fairies Wear Boots”
09. Leather Lung – “Hole In The Sky”
10. Mooner – “The Wizard”
11. Solace – “Electric Funeral”
12. Howling Giant – “Lord Of This World”
13. Elephant Tree – “Paranoid”
14. Brume – “Solitude”
15. Saint Karloff – “Sleeping Village”

“Vol. 4 [Redux]“ Track Listing:

01. Thou – “Wheels Of Confusion”
02. The Obsessed – “Tomorrow’s Dream”
03. High Reeper – “Changes”
04. Matt Pike (of High On Fire) – “FX”
05. Spirit Adrift – “Supernaut”
06. Green Lung – “Snowblind”
07. WHORES. – “Cornucopia”
08. Tony Reed – “Laguna Sunrise”
09. Haunt – “St. Vitus Dance”
10. Zakk Sabbath – “Under The Sun”

Caustic Casanova‘s cover of “Wicked World” from “Best Of Black Sabbath [Redux]” and Spirit Adrift‘s cover of “Supernaut” from “Vol. 4 [Redux]” can be found below:

Spirit Adrift Premiere New Song “Astral Levitation”

Spirit Adrift have premiered a new song titled “Astral Levitation.“ This track is from the band’s new album “Enlightened In Eternity,” which will be released on October 16. Nathan Garrett commented:

“‘Astral Levitation‘ is about searching within for untapped power during times of darkness and despair. It’s an empowering soundtrack to the challenging times we all currently face.”

Spirit Adrift Premiere New Song “Harmony Of The Spheres”, Reveal Details For New Album “Enlightened In Eternity”

Spirit Adrift have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Harmony Of The Spheres.” This track is from the band’s new album “Enlightened In Eternity,” which will be released on October 16.

“Enlightened In Eternity” Track Listing:

01. “Ride Into The Light”
02. “Astral Levitation”
03. “Cosmic Conquest”
04. “Screaming From Beyond”
05. “Harmony Of The Spheres”
06. “Battle High”
07. “Stronger Than Your Pain”
08. “Reunited In The Void”

Nate Garrett said the following about the new record:

“I wrote the songs on ‘Enlightened In Eternity‘ before my life fell apart, and from the beginning I set out to make this our most uplifting and empowering album. I’m glad I did that, because ironically enough, these songs helped me keep going when things got bad. I’m proud of the work Marcus put in, I’m proud of these songs, and I’m proud of how we navigated the entire experience. This is the most challenging record I’ve ever made, and it’s my favorite record I’ve ever made. I hope it helps others the way it helped me.”

He also added:

“Making a Spirit Adrift album is always intense, but ‘Chained To Oblivion‘ and ‘Curse Of Conception‘ dealt with issues from my past, and ‘Divided By Darkness‘ dealt with external issues from more of a philosophical perspective, so there was a bit of a protective layer of detachment between the material and myself.

On the other hand, when Marcus and I recorded ‘Enlightened In Eternity‘, we were in the middle of a lot of intense emotional upheaval — hour to hour, minute to minute. Some days it took everything I had to keep working, particularly when it was time to record vocals.

From a technical standpoint, things couldn’t have gone smoother. But from an emotional standpoint, it was brutal. The silver lining is that our hearts and souls are embedded into this record with a raw immediacy and urgency that’s unmatched by our previous material.”