L-R - Devin 'Darty' Purdy - Guitar, Richard Hepp - Bass, Josh Sandulak - Vocals, Brett Whittingham - Drums
Photo credit: Mario Montes
Calgary fuzz lords Chron Goblin are streaming their third single ‘Ghost’ off their upcoming album "Here Before" set to be unveiled on September 27, 2019 via Grand Hand Records.
Teaming up with Revolver Magazine the track's exclusive premiere can be heard at the following link HERE.
Drummer Brett Whittingham adds:
"When we were writing 'Ghost', it felt like we were experimenting with new musical territory than we usually find ourselves writing in. Darty uses a different guitar tuning than we typically play in and both the guitar and bass are very resonant, droning, and psychedelic-trance-like. The drums are also a different approach than we typically take, cycling a busier syncopated rhythm during the verses to balance the trancy effect of the guitar and bass. The phrases are longer and drawn out in a rolling fashion, almost meditative. There’s also some interesting percussion on this track - a sack of change on a snare during the choruses, subtle piano chords as well as light, tickly piano licks during the interlude. In addition, Josh came up with a really great vocal melody that's also a bit outside of his typical approach. Josh and I had been listening to GOAT’s World Music album a lot around the time of writing this track and were both influenced by that album in our approach to Ghost."
Rock and sludge combine into a mix that set CHRON GOBLIN apart from other bands in the genre and after 10 years, they have perfected crafting their tunes that have been enjoyed around the world. Kerrang has noted them as one of “The 20 Canadian bands you need to know right now”. CHRON GOBLIN bring an exciting energy that can be felt throughout their new album "Here Before" along with being truly witnessed live. Fans of Red Fang, Kyuss, and Orange Goblin will strongly enjoy!
Guitarist Devin 'Darty' Purdy gives insight:
"With any Chron Goblin album you can expect heavy riffs, soaring vocals, and thunderous drums! What sets this album apart is that it’s a bit more refined and mature - probably as a result of doing this for 10 years! We also experimented quite a bit with our sound on tracks like ‘Ghost’, ‘Slipping Under’, and ‘Giant’ which moved away from our traditional Chron Goblin sound and added in more dynamics and melody. The vocals really stand out on ‘Here Before’ and demonstrate a more melodic sound than previous albums. We feel this album will be enjoyed by our long term fans while giving them a sense of a new sound and direction in addition to the classic ‘full steam onslaught riff attack’."
Album pre-order is available on Bandcamp here.
In additional news, CHRON GOBLIN will be hitting the road to promote the new album for the "Tourgether At Last" with label mates Edmonton's BLACK MASTIFF. The Canadian tour will be kicking off in Lethbridge, AB on October 10th and head east towards Montreal, QC to then circle back out west to wrap up on October 25th in Edmonton, AB.