Calgary to Portland is about 13 hours by car according to the robot overlords who run our lives (that’s if you take I-84), but that seems to be a hop, skip and a jump for Chron Goblin. The Canadian four-piece have just inked a deal to release their third full-length, Backwater, through Ripple Music, and between their party-heavy aesthetic, the fact that they recorded in Portland with Adam Pike at Toadhouse (also Red Fang) and a vocal guest spot from Holy Grove‘s Andrea Vidal, they seem to be erasing the geographic difference one step at a time.
Chron Goblin‘s second record, Life for the Living (review here), was released in 2013, and to give a sample of where they’re at now, the band have posted the new track “Fuller” for your streaming pleasure. Find it under the artwork and PR wire info below:
CHRON GOBLIN announce release of new album Backwater on Ripple Music | Stream and share new track ‘Fuller’
Backwater will be released via Ripple Music worldwide on 13th November 2015
Canada’s heavy-riffin’ four-piece Chron Goblin have today announced their signing to the California-based label Ripple Music – home to the likes of Sweat Lodge, Mothership, Mos Generator and JPT Scare Band – along with details of their third, forthcoming album, Backwater.
Venturing to Portland to work with Adam Pike at Toadhouse Studios in February 2015, the band’s intention was to explore the heavy sonic principles of the Pacific Northwest and embrace Portland’s music scene. Under the tutelage of Pike, who recorded Red Fang’s debut album and tours with them as their front of house engineer, he served as an integral component in achieving the band’s aspirations in the studio and ensuring their exploits across the city were well advised.
Swagger and muscle, charm and wit, Chron Goblin pair melody with aggression and groove for a fresh interpretation of heavy. Following the success of 2013’s sophomore album Life For The Living, and having toured the UK, USA and Canada, the band’s third full-length album Backwater picks up where the former left off. Holy Grove vocalist, Andrea Vidal, features on the ethereal first half of ‘The Wailing Sound’, a track offering contrasts to brain pummelling heavy rockers such as ‘Fuller’, ‘Give Way’, and the meandering complexities of ‘The Return’.