Earthless, the San Diego-based trio return with their new full-length album Black Heaven on March 16 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.
The band is giving fans an early preview of the six-track, forty-minute long album, with a stream of the first song on the album. Listen to “Gifted by the Wind” below.
“We are proud to drop the first single ‘Gifted by the Wind’ today”, says drummer Mario Rubalcaba. “Something that moves, grooves and wants to shake your brains! We hope you enjoy and of course blast the ‘F’ out of it.” The song, which kicks off the album, marks a shift for the band, with four of the six songs featuring vocals whereas earlier albums only occasionally had vocals. “It wasn’t a premeditated thing to do a record with vocals”, continues Rubalcaba. “On the older records, Mike [Eginton] was responsible for a lot of the riffs that would start these jams, but on this one Isaiah [Mitchell] really brought his own pizazz and flavour to it. I’d say that’s one of the major differences on this album: It has more of Isaiah’s input. He took a risk bringing these ideas to us, not knowing if we’d like them. But as with everything we’ve done in the past, it felt very organic and natural.”
The new album was recorded at Rancho de la Luna in Joshua Tree, CA with Dave Catching (Eagles of Death Metal) handling production.
Earthless recently announced a European headline tour in support of the new album. Full dates below.
April 3 – Korkrijk, Belgium De Kreun
April 4 – Bristol, UK The Fleece
April 5 – Manchester, UK The Deaf Institute
April 6 – London, UK Islington Assembly Hall
April 7 – Paris, France Petit Bain
April 8 – Frankfurt, Germany Zoom
April 10 – Munich, Germany Feierwerk
April 11 – Berlin, Germany Bi Nuu
April 12 – Copenhagen, Denmark Pumpehuset
April 13 – Oslo, Norway BLA
April 14 – Gothenberg, Sweden Truckstop Alaska
April 16 – Hamburg, Germany Molotow
April 19-21 – Tilburg, Netherlands Roadburn 2018