Here's the new misdemeanor from London's party doom unit GURT. And one hell of a party it is, for their stomping new album is titled 'Bongs Of Praise'. Masterfully colliding their barbaric sludge with tons of groove and tongue-in-cheek lyricism, 'Bongs of Praise' is ten crushing and weed-worshipping tracks for the sake of all riff smokers.
It's out September 6th through When Planets Collide.
They take the blues and groove of 70s rock and drag it backwards through the swamps of Louisiana. The drums are thunderous, the vocals demonic and the guitars down-tuned, down-tempo and down right sexy. This is not doom, this is not sludge: this is GURT. The UK foursome's wicked sense of humour bubbles at the surface of their latest release 'Bongs of Praise'.
Since their genesis in 2010, the band have laced up their boots and stomped over everything you thought you might have known about them and the beloved conventions of metal. GURT collide their barbaric sound with lines of funk and tongue-in-cheek lyricism to mould what has been hailed as “party doom”. In 2014, they unleashed their debut album 'Horrendosaurus' through independent label When Planets Collide, and which they promoted through a three week European tour with Dopethrone, as well returning home to a packed out audience to open Bloodstock’s second stage.
Released in 2017, their sophomore album 'Skullossus' explores darker and more menacing shades of sludge doom. Through a theatrical performance, their sound swelled in size as they toyed with their repertoire; adding rip-roaring, guttural vocals, psychedelic rhythms and classic rock'n'roll-worshipping riffs. On top of their two full-lengths and seven EPs, GURT have been relentlessly touring the UK and Europe, sharing the stage with the likes of Weedeater, Red Fang, Eyehategod, Black Tusk, Valient Thorr, Cough. In their own right way, they have cast their hypnotic savagery to the crowds of Bloodstock, Desertfest, Riffolution (UK) as well as Stonerhead (Salzburg) and 2019’s Monospace Fest (Paris)
Gareth Kelly – Vocals
Bill Jacobs – Drums
David Blakemore – Bass
Rich Williams – Guitar