Earthling to Release Dark Path on May 7

I was fortunate enough to catch a set from Harrisonburg, Virginia’s Earthling at SHoD in 2011, and was impressed with them then. There was a split single with Valkyrie last year, but beyond that, not much has been heard from Earthling‘s camp until now. Their debut album, Dark Path, is set for release on Forcefield Records May 7, and next month, they’ll be touring alongside Inter Arma. One imagines that will go well.

Earthling are on Thee Facebooks here. Here’s info off the PR wire:

EARTHLING Prepares To Release Debut LP Via Forcefield Records

Richmond, Virginia-based Forcefield Records confirms the pending Springtime release of the debut LP from local hellbrigade, EARTHLING.

Formed in early 2009 as a project between Harrisonburg natives Alan Fary (guitar/vocals) and Brently Hilliard (drums), following several member shifts solidified the EARTHLING lineup with Praveen Chhetri (guitar) and Jordan Brunk (bass). Having released a pair of three-song demos, a split 7” with the mighty Valkyrie, and having extensively inundated their local DIY music circuit, the band has crafted a crusty, blackened, thrashing hybrid of metal drawing influences from across the spectrum of extreme music.

Now on the heels of their split 7″ with Valkyrie (a band who shares guitarist, Alan Fary), Earthling has finally captured their corrosive sound on record, and now prepares to unleash hell upon its own kind with their ominous Dark Path on CD, LP and digital May 7th, 2013. A diverse, premier debut offering which will undoubtedly appeal to fans of all things ripping, Dark Path is a coarse display of the band’s terrorizing spirit; a ravenous force that has guided the group through countless shows, relentless demo recordings, and over five years of sheer sacrifice. Recorded by Garret Morris (Windhand, Cough, Parasytic, Bastard Sapling) and mastered by Mikey Allred (Inter Arma, Hellbender, Across Tundras), one can rest assured that this album is well versed in sonic mayhem. Earthling naturally teamed-up with seasoned local label, Forcefield Records, who now boasts the album as one of its most gripping releases, and EARTHLING as one of its most promising bands.

The future is clearly vast for EARTHLING, who will be attacking the road this spring with a string of dates already confirmed and many more to be confirmed over the coming weeks, including supporting Absu, ten shows alongside bros Inter Arma, and a MACRoCk showcase with Drugs of Faith, A Life Once Lost, Zoroaster and a bunch of others. View the confirmed roster of dates below and stay tuned for more info and tunes from Dark Path are revealed in the coming weeks.

EARTHLING Live Invasions:
4/05/2013 Blue Nile – Harrisonburg, VA @ MACRoCk
4/07/2013 Strange Matter – Richmond, VA w/ Absu
4/19/2013 Reggies – Wilmington, NC w/ Inter Arma
4/20/2013 TBA – North Carolina w/ Inter Arma
4/21/2013 Slims – Raleigh, NC w/ Inter Arma
4/22/2013 Blue Nile – Harrisonburg, VA w/ Inter Arma
4/23/2013 The Lab – Washington, DC w/ Inter Arma
4/24/2013 Kung Fu Necktie – Philadelphia, PA w/ Inter Arma
4/25/2013 TBA – Providence, RI w/ Inter Arma
4/26/2013 Democracy Center – Boston, MA w/ Inter Arma
4/27/2013 Saint Vitus Bar – Brooklyn, NY w/ Inter Arma
4/28/2013 Golden West – Baltimore, MD w/ Inter Arma

Dark Path Track Listing:
1. Dark Path
2. Resent
3. Losing Sight
4. Soldier Of The Fortunate
5. Wilderness Throne
6. Pass Into Beyond

Earthling, Live at the Nile, Jan. 15, 2013

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