God Root Release Self-Titled EP

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Bursting out of the gate with a self-titled four-track EP that seems ripe for vinyl issue, Philadelphia’s God Root plunder with atmospheric metal sensibilities and an overarching sense of doing a lot with a little. To wit, dig deep enough into the 12-minute “Of Habit” and you’ll find Ufomammut churn as a claustrophobic antagonist to earlier minimalism, a contrast that seems simple enough but works greatly to establish a breadth upon which the five-piece only continue to build. Both longer cuts — “Of Habit” and the 10-minute closer “Of Control” — come with a drone/noise complement, and that only furthers the atmospheric crux of the release, which doesn’t exactly prove subtle in getting the point across that God Root know what they’re doing and where they want to be in terms of their sound.

The band features former Sadgiqacea drummer Fred Grabosky and this self-titled demo/EP was recorded by Crypt Sermon bassist Will Mellor. Much more info, as well as audio, follows here:

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God Root (Self Titled) E.P. – 2016

After his previous pursuits in SADGIQACEA (with Evan Void of Tombs, Hivelords, Ominous Black) were put on hold, drummer/vocalist Fred Grabosky started recruiting musicians for a new project. This time with more leanings toward groove ridden and a tribal tinged doom/sludge with chant like vocals. The band started taking form in early 2015 with Ross Bradley on Bass/vocals, Gabe Howe on lead guitar and Jim Offer on rhythm guitar.

After a significant amount of line up changes and trials, a full, permanent line up was formed and by July 2015, God Root was truly born. The new members consisted of: Joe Hughes (lead guitar/vocals), Jordan Stiff (Noise/Soundscapes), Keith Riecke (Rhythm Guitar), and Ross Bradley remained on bass/vocals, with Fred on drums/vocals.

Though shows have been few and far between thus far, God Root has had the pleasure of playing their second show on record, with the mighty BONGZILLA as direct support at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia back in October 23, 2015. They played along with Wizard Rifle(NY) and Amplified Heat presented by Flash Mob Productions -Sold Out-.

Their first show, promoted by Riff Lifter Touring (Evan Madden of Drones For Queens, Population Zero, ex Woods of Ypres etc) was a great success on a Monday night, pulling 60+ people. They shared the stage with touring band Drouth (PDX) and Sunrot (NJ) Astroseer (PA) on August 31st, 2015. Friday February 5th 2016 They will be playing with So Hideous and Inaeona (Prosthetic), one more TBA at Shred Shed in Philadelphia.

They have since recorded their first Self titled E.P. clocking in just under 28 minutes.

Artwork by Fred Grabosky of FTG Illustrations (www.ftgillustrations.com).

God Root, God Root tracklisting:
1. Intro (Spirits Rise) 02:28
2. Of Habit 12:32
3. Interlude (Bog Ascending) 02:48
4. Of Control 10:04

Upcoming shows for GOD ROOT:
February 5th at Shred Shed w/ Inaeona, Coastal Plain
March 9th w/???? and ????? at ????? – surprise BIG SHOW!
April 9th at Shred Shed w/ Abacus, Supine

https://www.facebook.com/godrootband/
https://godroot.bandcamp.com/
www.ftgillustrations.com

God Root, God Root (2016)

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