Article By: Leanne Ridgeway
Hitting the halfway point of their ‘Stoned On Both Coasts Tour” on May 26th with a blazing set at the Stoned To Death 3 Fest in Vermont [Photos], American Weed Rockers Wasted Theory sneaked into the studio in between performances to complete a new record.
The Mid-Atlantic heavy foursome leaps forward with Italy’s Argonauta Records to reveal the details about their third full-length album, Warlords of the New Electric. Their second release with Argonauta Records, after the ‘2017 edition’ CD re-release of ‘Defenders of the Riff‘, this new Wasted Theory displays a disturbingly sober vision of slammed down, heavy rock invaders.
Just completed this Spring (April/May 2018), ‘Warlords of the New Electric’ was recorded, engineered, and mixed by Joseph Boldizar (Ruby The Hatchet, Ecstatic Vision, The Age of Truth) at Retro City Studios in Philadelphia, PA. Album cover artwork and design by Bill Kole of Billy Diablo Design Services.
Argonauta Records‘ label owner had this to say:
“After teaming-up for the 2017 edition of their monumental album ‘Defenders of the Riff’, Argonauta Records is thrilled to renew the collaboration with WASTED THEORY, whose new album is already anticipated as one of the hottest releases of the coming Fall,”
Argonauta plans to unleash ‘Warlords of the New Electric’ on the world in October 2018. The eight-song, full album hammer strike will include Vinyl and CD formats, with Digital Download and Streaming through most major outlets available simultaneously to the physical release. Pre-order information and links are forthcoming.
Their ‘Stoned On Both Coasts Tour’ resumes TONIGHT in Pennsylvania, check out the dates and tour poster info below. Who knows, maybe they’ll include some new tracks in their live set!
Some words from Wasted Theory on ‘Warlords of the New Electric‘:
“When we set out to write ‘Warlords of the New Electric’ we wanted to take the energy and enthusiasm of ‘Defenders of the Riff” and develop those vibes even further. In our opinion, this is the perfect companion to the last album. We didn’t want to put out the stereotypical third album where we start getting all experimental and bizarre. So, we did the exact opposite – we took our gritty rock n’ roll origins and pushed them even heavier into the material.
The riffs are harder, the fast stuff is faster and the doom stuff is doomier. This is the perfect album for those hot, sticky summer nights hanging out at your buddy’s BBQ bonfire and having way too much to drink. This album is very much a Wasted Theory album.”
‘Warlords of the New Electric’ – Tracklist:
01. Rawhide Hellride
02. Drug Buzzard
04. The Son of a Son of a Bitch
05. Bastard County
06. Heavy Bite
07. Weed Creature
08. Doomslut Rodeo
Larry Jackson, Jr. – Guitar/Vocals
Brendan Burns – Drums
Rob Michael – Bass
Andrew Petkovic – Guitar
While we wait for the new record, ‘Defenders Of The Riff – 2017′ is available on CD via Argonauta Records and Amazon (w/digital download), as well as Digital streaming on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify. Stayed tuned here for pre-order info on ‘Warlords of the New Electric’ coming soon!
Wasted Theory ‘Stoned On Both Coasts’ Tour – remaining dates:
- Jun. 08 – Bethlehem PA @ Funhouse South Side (w/ Goat Wizard)
- Jun. 09 – Scranton PA @ Irish Wolf Pub (w/ Goat Wizard)
- Jul. 06 – Wilmington DE @ Oddity Bar (w/ Kingsnake, The Age Of Truth, Bloodlaw)
- Jul. 07 – Kingston NY @ The Anchor (w/ Witchkiss, Shadow Witch)
- Aug. 24 – Washington DC @ Atlas Brew Works
- Aug. 25 – Frederick MD @ Guido’s Speakeasy
- Sep. 13 – McMechen WV @ Goodfellas
- Sep. 14 – Columbus OH @ Victory Live (w/ Wolftooth, Horseburner, Pale Grey Lore)
- Sep. 15 – Indianapolis IN @ Indiana City Brewery (w/ Wolftooth)
- Sep. 16 – Louisville KY @ Magbar (w/ Wolftooth)
- Oct. 11 – Pittsburgh PA @ Howler’s
- Oct. 12 – Detroit MI @ New Dodge Lounge
- Oct. 13 – Canton OH @ Buzzbin Shop