Calgary fuzz lords Chron Goblin are streaming their third single ‘Ghost’ off their upcoming album “Here Before” set to be unveiled on September 27, 2019 via Grand Hand Records.
Teaming up with Revolver Magazine the track’s exclusive premiere can be heard at the following link HERE.
Drummer Brett Whittingham adds:
“When we were writing ‘Ghost’, it felt like we were experimenting with new musical territory than we usually find ourselves writing in. Darty uses a different guitar tuning than we typically play in and both the guitar and bass are very resonant, droning, and psychedelic-trance-like. The drums are also a different approach than we typically take, cycling a busier syncopated rhythm during the verses to balance the trancy effect of the guitar and bass. The phrases are longer and drawn out in a rolling fashion, almost meditative. There’s also some interesting percussion on this track – a sack of change on a snare during the choruses, subtle piano chords as well as light, tickly piano licks during the interlude. In addition, Josh came up with a really great vocal melody that’s also a bit outside of his typical approach. Josh and I had been listening to GOAT’s World Music album a lot around the time of writing this track and were both influenced by that album in our approach to Ghost.”
Rock and sludge combine into a mix that set CHRON GOBLIN apart from other bands in the genre and after 10 years, they have perfected crafting their tunes that have been enjoyed around the world. Kerrang has noted them as one of “The 20 Canadian bands you need to know right now”. CHRON GOBLIN bring an exciting energy that can be felt throughout their new album “Here Before” along with being truly witnessed live. Fans of Red Fang, Kyuss, and Orange Goblin will strongly enjoy!
Guitarist Devin ‘Darty’ Purdy gives insight:
“With any Chron Goblin album you can expect heavy riffs, soaring vocals, and thunderous drums! What sets this album apart is that it’s a bit more refined and mature – probably as a result of doing this for 10 years! We also experimented quite a bit with our sound on tracks like ‘Ghost’, ‘Slipping Under’, and ‘Giant’ which moved away from our traditional Chron Goblin sound and added in more dynamics and melody. The vocals really stand out on ‘Here Before’ and demonstrate a more melodic sound than previous albums. We feel this album will be enjoyed by our long term fans while giving them a sense of a new sound and direction in addition to the classic ‘full steam onslaught riff attack’.”
Album pre-order is available on Bandcamp here.
In additional news, CHRON GOBLIN will be hitting the road to promote the new album for the “Tourgether At Last” with label mates Edmonton’s BLACK MASTIFF. The Canadian tour will be kicking off in Lethbridge, AB on October 10th and head east towards Montreal, QC to then circle back out west to wrap up on October 25th in Edmonton, AB.
Canadian Tour Dates: Chron Goblin + Black Mastiff ‘Tourgether At Last’
October 10 – Lethbridge, AB – Owl Acoustic Lounge
October 11 – Calgary, AB – The Palomino Smokehouse
October 12 – Regina, SK – The German Club
October 13 – Winnipeg, MB – The Handsome Daughter
October 15 – Sudbury, ON – The Asylum
October 16 – Ottawa, ON – House of Targ
October 17 – Montreal, QC – Turbo Haus
October 18 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
October 19 – Windsor, ON – Dominion House
October 20 – Hamilton, ON – This Ain’t Hollywood *
October 21 – Sault Ste. Marie, ON – Six Two Oh! *
October 25 – Edmonton, AB – Temple
*= Black Mastiff Only
1. Aurora (0:22)
2. Oblivion (4:16)
3. Giving In To Fun (3:37)
4. Out Of My Mind (3:49)
5. Ghost (6:04)
6. War (3:51)
7. Giant (4:40)
8. Slipping Under (4:43)
9. Little Too Late (4:46)
10. Waiting (3:53)
11. Afterglow (1:52)
Album Length: 41:57
Josh Sandulak (vocals)
Brett Whittingham (drums)
Richard Hepp (bass)
Devin ‘Darty’ Purdy (guitar)
From the dusty coulees of Alberta’s Badlands to the jagged peaks of the snow-capped Rockies, the musical entity known as Chron Goblin is a true force of nature. Yet there’s simply no reckoning the immensity of the sound that these hard rockin’ Calgarians are capable of generating once they hit the stage boards. Grind-ing it out in the trenches and pits of venues and festivals across North America and Europe since 2009, the fuzz clad foursome knows no bounds when it comes to laying down the rugged riffage and cranking up the volume on a sweet Southern rock-tinged blues-metal breakdown. Surrender to the smoke show, heed the call of the Chron and inhale the melodious commotion churned up by the Goblins. The botanically-infused gin in your work-a-day tonic, Chron Goblin will obliterate those vexing worries and liberate your immortal soul.
Recorded in July 2018 at Juno Award Winning OCL Studios, ‘Here Before’ is the fourth full-length album from Chron Goblin and will be released and distributed by Grand Hand Records. Produced, recorded and mixed by Josh Rob Gwilliam (Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, Ghosts of Modern Man), Here Before demonstrates a new maturity in songwriting and production for the band. From the propulsive singles of ‘Slipping Under’ and ‘Ghost’; mixed by Mike Fraser (AC/DC, Metallica, Corrosion of Conformity), to the hypnotic riffs of ‘Oblivion’ – Chron Goblin has created an intoxicating collection of rock n’ roll.
(Bio written by Christine Leonard)
“What the band have in spades that sets them apart from the usual weed-worshipping crew is energy, giving even their stonier material enough oomph to keep them from lethargically ripping off Sabbath. “ – Kerrang Magazine
“ Fun, fast, and surprisingly slick” – VICE/ Noisey
“These guys caught my ear right away because in the local market there are precious few bands playing this style of hard Rocking Metal. Sonically this has groove, rock and some sludge written all over it. A certain sense of fun pervades all the tracks, energy creativity and a spirit of rock and roll.” – Metal-Rules.com
“It is no wonder why so many respected bands have took them under their wing. This is a band to keep your eyes firmly locked on” – The Sludgelord
“The band’s love of the riff is highly in evidence, wrapped around a classic rock sensibility that, for once, sits well with the more obvious stoner and desert rock influences upon which the band have historically built their reputation.” – Ghost Cult Magazine
“While too many fuzz bands forget either how to be heavy or how to have fun, Chron Goblin shows a near mastery of these important concepts “ – New Noise Magazine