(By Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker, Senior Writer/Journalist, RiffRelevant.com)
Following a lengthy five year hiatus, one of post-rock’s more enthralling acts, the Bay Area’s Grayceon, will return with their fourth studio record soon.
“IV” is the long-awaited follow up to 2013’s Pearl And The End Of Days, it will arrive from Translation Loss Records on May 18th. Recorded with Jack Shirley at the Atomic Garden, the new album finds the eclectic band’s members pushing themselves ever further into creating alluring, outside-of-the-box music.
Just check out the new song “Scorpion” below as Jackie Perez Gratz – vocalist / cellist for Giant Squid, sessions musician for the likes of Neurosis, Today Is The Day and Agalloch – along with Max Doyle and Zack Farwell (both of the thrash act Walken) provide a truly lethal cut.
Gratz commented about the song saying: “‘Scorpion’ is one of our favorite songs from the album. The title ‘Scorpion’ was the working song title from the beginning, and it stuck so well that the title itself inspired the completion of the song and its lyrical content. It also features one of our all-time favorite Grayceon riffs and showcases IV’s distinctive vocal style. Turn it up, and enjoy!”
IV hits shelves May 18th via Translation Loss. You can pre-order the album here.