HOWLING GIANT have premiered ‘Lord of this World’ as the third track taken from the forthcoming MER Redux series installment “Best of Black Sabbath” (album info below) via heavy tastemaker blog Sleeping Village at:
HOWLING GIANT comment on the track: “Ozzy is the biggest vocal influence for us, blending the clean melodic vocals with heavier pentatonic based riffery, which is one of the core flavors of Howling Giant and directly influenced by Sabbath”, writes drummer and vocalist Zach Wheeler. “Usually, when we do a cover, we like to chop and screw everything from the song form, musical arrangement, and sometimes will even add in our own melodies. We feel that the only reason to do a cover is to make it your own and offer a different experience than the original. When it comes to Black Sabbath, they’re so revered within our scene that we decided not to alter the riffs or song form too much. We used our classic HG tone and added some sax on the low end riff to offer a slightly different sound palette. We also recently worked with Ben from All Them Witches on our Ripple Music split album, ‘Masamune & Muramasa’, so we wanted to get him shredding dual solos with Tom over some extended sections.”
HOWLING GIANT are an up and coming US stoner doom band from Nashville, Tennessee. The trio founded in 2014 has already released three EPs and their debut full-length “The Space Between Worlds” (2019) immediately created a huge buzz around the globe.
1. EARTHLESS – Never Say Die
2. CAUSTIC CASANOVA – Wicked World
3. SUMMONER – A National Acrobat
4. BLACK ELECTRIC – Sweet Leaf
5. RWAKE – The Rwrit
6. GINSBURG/MARGERA/REEDER/ROTA – NIB
7. YEAR OF THE COBRA – Planet Caravan
8. HIPPIE DEATH CULT – Fairies Wear Boots
9. LEATHER LUNG – Hole In The Sky
10. MOONER – The Wizard
11. SOLACE – Electric Funeral
12. HOWLING GIANT – Lord of this World
13. ELEPHANT TREE – Paranoid
14. BRUME – Solitude
15. SAINT KARLOFF – Sleeping Village
In a tumultuous celebration of BLACK SABBATH’s 50th anniversary, Magnetic Eye presents “Best of Black Sabbath”, a double-album featuring 15 heart-stopping renditions of classic tunes from across the discography of the godfathers of metal by some of the riff-heaviest bands in today’s stoner doom scene.
A companion to Vol. 4 [Redux], “Best of Black Sabbath” features both faithful takes and almost unrecognizable re-creations, all in devotion and tribute to the beloved metal pioneers from Birmingham.
“Best of Black Sabbath” includes ripping tracks from EARTHLESS, RWAKE, CAUSTIC CASANOVA, HOWLING GIANT, ELEPHANT TREE among many more.
Magnetic Eye Records is a boutique label presenting beautifully-designed and curated records from artists across the spectrum of heavy music. Dedicated to presenting new talent and established names in doom, psychedelia, classic and stoner rock, we take pride in contributing to the legacy of the almighty riff. Reflecting this, our “Redux” series honors landmark albums from artists as diverse as Jimi Hendrix, Helmet and Pink Floyd, re-imagined for MER by the likes of Matt Pike, Mark Lanegan, Pallbearer, The Melvins and Zakk Wylde, and is as critical to our identity as our roster of ambitious up-and-coming acts like WhiteNails, Leather Lung and Caustic Casanova. Magnetic Eye Records is part of the independent media group SPKR.