Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway
London’s miscreant beast of excessive sludge, GURT, announces the September 6th release of the new studio album, ‘Bongs Of Praise‘, via the band’s own label, When Planets Collide.
The band’s third such collection of dank musical mire, the 10-song ‘Bongs Of Praise‘ was recorded, mixed, and mastered by Steve Sears, Jr. at Monolith Studios, London, U.K. Much like their fellow sonic priests of weed worship in Dopethrone or Weed Is Weed, GURT discharge bludgeoning, cannabis crazed cacophonies. The pungently pummeling menace provided by Gareth “Growth“ Kelly (vocals), Rich “Sedulurt“ Williams (guitar), Dave “Spice“ Blakemore (bass), and Bill “The Scorpion“ Jacobs (drums), is a harsh, downtuned heavyweight of groove and audible abuse.
Today, we light up and move out the single “Rolling Stoned” by means of a new lyric video created by Clem Colt and featuring images created by Mark Williams of Heavy Hand Illustration. This song follows the previously premiered, short and sweet “Jazz Cabbage” visualizer featuring animation from Dead Walk Designs LTD. With this pair of ocular presentations, we include the unveiling of the ‘Bongs Of Praise‘ album artwork (also created by Mark Williams) and tracklist.
‘Bongs Of Praise’ is preceded by two full-length albums from GURT, 2017’s ‘Skullossus‘ [review] and 2014’s ‘Horrendosaurus‘, and no less than seven EPs. The new album is set to arrive from When Planets Collide on September 6th and is available in the formats listed below.
– Limited Ultimate Edition bundle with Smoking Pack (10 copies)
– Vinyl (three colored variants)
– CD, Cassette (two colored variants), and Digital
01. Dr. Strangeleaf
02. Weed It And Weep
03. Rolling Stoned
04. Squidgy Black Slide
05. One Hit Wonder
06. The Joint Of No Return
07. Gauze And Effect
08. Jazz Cabbage
10. Bongs Of Praise
See GURT live at:
Nov. 9-10 – Nottingham, UK @ Old Salutation Inn – RageFest (w/ Hecate Enthroned, A Forest Of Stars, Blasphemer, Lake Of Dreams, Damnation’s Hammer, Dethonator, Electric Priestess, King Goat, & more) [info]