As well as releasing the Raging Speedhorn/Monster Magnet ( TheDesertFest London vol. 2) Split this coming April, H42 Records will be uncaging another union of mighty sounds in the shape of the Desert Storm/Suns of Thunder Split. Featuring two of the UK’s most compelling riff and groove exponents, the 7” will be launched at DesertFest Berlin where Desert Storm will be playing, with a special edition of the release in store for the event.
Still riding the acclaim of last album Omniscient, released at the beginning of 2015, Oxford hailing Desert Storm offer up brand new song Signals From Beyond for the upcoming split. Formed in 2007, the quintet of vocalist Matt Ryan, guitarists Chris White and Ryan Cole, bassist Chris Benoist, and drummer Elliot Cole have increasingly whipped up attention and support across their thunderous live presence and a quartet of albums. As their ferocious and contagious blues metal sound has grown, matured, and evolved so their reputation has intensified, something Signals From Beyond will only back up in all aspects.
From its first touch, a winy groove wraps ears as beats taps attention with open zeal; the song soon expanding as riffs and muscular rhythms collude with the familiar growling tones of Ryan. Like an irritable bear, vocals and sounds badger and intimidatingly entice but are tempered by the sizzling flavour and character of the addictive enterprise of guitars and their flaming grooves. The track is prime Desert Storm; a slab of the band’s familiar rock ‘n’ roll and inescapably addictively compelling.
Their conspirators in rousing the spirit on the 7” are equally as magnetic. The Swansea bred Suns of Thunder offer up the mean and moody Earn Your Stripes, a track from their latest album Start As You Mean To Get Down, released last November. It too is a web of grooves and hungry riffs bound in melodic tendrils. Fuelled further by the twin anthemic vocal attack of guitarists Greg Bombroffe and Matt Williams, the song soon bristles with tenaciously fiery textures as the robust rhythms of bassist Chris James and drummer Sam Loring drive its seemingly familiar, if without any obvious reason, but ultimately individual persuasion.
Rumbling and grumbling with a virulent infectiousness to its swinging body and tempting creative voice, the track is a sinew spun slice of heavy rock ‘n’ roll to get flirtatious with, and alone a potent reason to check out the 1999 formed quartet’s recent album and highly praised live presence.
Bottom-line is that the Desert Storm/ Suns of Thunder Split 7” is another meaty and irresistible split from the German label showcasing two of Britain’s most voracious rock ‘n’ rollers.
The Desert Storm/ Suns of Thunder Split 7” is released by H42 Records at DesertFest Berlin 28th-30th April with presales available from March 29th at http://www.h42records.8merch.com/services/store and available across four vinyl colours.
Upcoming Desert Storm/ Suns of Thunder shows to launch the split in the UK:
Fri 6th May – Swansea, The Scene, w/ Suns of Thunder
Sat 7th May – Oxford, The Bullingdon, w/ Suns of Thunder
Sun 8th May – London, The Unicorn, w/ Suns of Thunder
Pete RingMaster 28/03/2016
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