lunedì 22 gennaio 2018


Desert Storm are one trip you’ll want to get on board with.’ KERRANG

‘Thunderous high grade stoner rock.’ METAL HAMMER

2018 marks the return of Oxford-based sludge-metal titans Desert Storm as they prepare to follow the release of 2014’s critically-acclaimed ‘Omniscient’ album with their new opus ‘Sentinels’, confirmed for release this coming March 16th via APF Records. 

Recorded with engineer Jamie Dodd (Orange Goblin) at Flesh & Bone Studio's, Hackney and tracked by Steve 'Geezer' Watkins at Woodworm studios (which has also been used by legendary Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi), ‘Sentinels’ is a colossal sounding record, it’s ten tracks punching the listener with an oppressive towering monolithic sound that batters, but never dulls the senses. 

This album is a natural progression from our previous releases,” explains guitarist Ryan Cole. “It has the Desert Storm sound, but has moved in a much harder, darker and heavier direction.”

Today we get to hear the first rumblings from ‘Sentinels’ in the shape of ‘Too Far Gone’, a brutal, pounding powerhouse of a track that tackles the bleak subject of excessive binge drinking. “It’s the paradox of hard liquor being both the cause and the remedy of the sickness,” states vocalist Matt Ryan. “Self destruction and punishment of the body. It’s inspired by the tragic tales of Bon Scott and John Bonham, along with fictional characters Ben Sanderson of Leaving Las Vegas and to a lesser extent, Jim Lahey of Trailer Park Boys. It’s a miserable outcome as our song begins with alcoholism and ends in death.”

Stream ‘Too Far Gone’ HERE

‘Sentinels’ features the following tracks:
Journey’s End
Too Far Gone
The Brawl
Kingdom Of Horns
The Extrovert

Pre-order ‘Sentinels’ HERE

In addition to the album’s release, the band will be hitting the road hard throughout February, March and beyond in the UK and Europe. This is a band that have never been afraid to get in the van and have shared stages with a who’s who of heavy talent over the years, including Karma To Burn, Corrosion Of Conformity, Red Fang, VoiVod, Orange Goblin, Crowbar, Weedeater, Valient Thorr and many more.

Catch Desert Storm live at the following dates in the UK and Europe:

03.02.18 | United Kingdom | Manchester | The Bread Shed 
17.02.18 | United Kingdom | Birmingham | o2 Academy 
22.02.18 | United Kingdom | London | The Devonshire Arms 
23.02.18 | Netherlands | Rotterdam | Baroeg 
24.02.18 | Netherlands | Eindhoven | The Jack Cafe 
25.02.18 | France | Douai | Red Studio 
26.02.18 | Belgium | Antwerp | Kids Rhythm & blues bar
27.02.18 | Germany | Berlin | Urban Spree 
28.02.18 | Germany | Weimar | Gerber3 
01.03.18 | Germany | Dresden | Chemiefabrik
02.03.18 | Czech Republic | Prague | Theremin
03.03.18 | Poland | Warsaw | Hydrozagadka 
04.03.18 | Slovakia | Bratislava | Fuga 
05.03.18 | Slovakia | Kosice | Collosseum 
06.03.18 | Poland | Katowice | Klub Faust
07.03.18 | Poland | Wroclaw | Black Moon 
08.03.18 | Germany | TBC
09.03.18 | Netherlands | Zwolle | Jacks Bar 
10.03.18 | Belgium | Brussels | Rock Classic 
07.07.18 | United Kingdom | Bradford | Underground 
28.07.18 | United Kingdom | Bournemouth | The Anvil
04.08.18 | United Kingdom | Abingdon | Abingdon Town F.C 
25.08.18 | United Kingdom | Bolton | Alma Inn 
29.09.18 | United Kingdom | Sheffield | o2 Academy

Desert Storm is:
Matt Ryan - Vocals
Chris White - Guitar
Ryan Cole - Guitar
Elliot Cole - Drums
Chris Benoist - Bass

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