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.

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