As the Ouroborean creative cycle of Seattle’s EARTH circles into its twenty-fifth year, the band prepares to unveil their glorious tenth full-length studio LP, Primitive And Deadly, the album set to street in less than two weeks through Southern Lord.
With some of the most massive and straightforward rock movements in the band’s continuing duration, and featuring the first vocal contributions since their seminal 1996 Pentastar album,Primitive And Deadly is undoubtedly a standout release in EARTH‘s impressive catalog. With founding guitarist Dylan Carlson weaving his slow-motion, organic dirges throughout the amazingly restrained percussion of his longtime cohort Adrienne Davies, the duo are here joined by bassist Bill Herzog (Sunn O))), Joel RL Phelps, Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter) and additional guitarists Brett Netson (Built To Spill, Caustic Resin) and Jodie Cox (Narrows). Rabia Shaheen Qazi of Rose Windows lends her angelic voice to the album’s third composition, “From The Zodiacal Light,” as heard via Pitchfork in recent weeks, while the fifth track, “Rooks Across The Gates,” features an evocative vocal contribution from Mark Lanegan previously of Screaming Trees, Queens of the Stone Age, Mad Season and more.
A brand new trailer featuring audio clips of “Rooks Across The Gates” featuring Lanegan’s vocals, the instrumental LP-opening track, “Torn By The Fox Of The Crescent Moon,” a session of photos ofEARTH in the secluded desert landscape of Joshua Tree, California, the entire inner and outer layouts of the Primitive And Deadly cover layout by Samantha Muljat and more has been published in advance of the album’s looming released date.
Tap into Primitive And Deadly and view the new trailer at THIS LOCATION.
And hear all of “From The Zodiacal Light” playing via Pitchfork RIGHT HERE.
Southern Lord will issue Primitive And Deadly on colored 2xLP, CD and digital download in North America on September 2nd and just a day earlier In Europe. Preorders are posted at EARTH‘s new online store HERE.