Oxford-based riff-hounds, DESERT STORM, have today unveiled details of their upcoming album, and confirmed an appearance at the London edition of Desertfest 2015.
The five piece band entered the studio earlier this year to lay down the tracks for the album, which will be titled ‘Omniscient’. They recorded the ten track album with Jamie Dodd at Flesh & Bone Studio, Hackney, before the producer – who counts Orange Goblin among his credits – returned to The Animal Farm studio in south London, where it was mixed.
The band commented: “This album is a natural progression from our previous releases; it has elements of blues, sludge, stoner, psychedelia and even a bit of folk. We’ve mixed things up a bit for a more interesting album – in our opinion. We’re looking forward to seeing what other people think, come January”.
The follow up to 2013’s critically acclaimed ‘Horizontal Life’, which was mastered by Billy Anderson (Melvins, Sleep, Cathedral) now has a confirmed release date of 26th January 2015. What may appear to the untrained eye to be a straight up stoner rock album, has a bluesy depth and at times veers towards a folk-tinged acoustic edge. A taster of the album has already been unveiled by way of the track ‘Queen Reefer’ which was recently streamed by Terrorizer magazine.
In addition to the album news, DESERT STORM are delighted to confirm that they’ll be on the bill at the 2015 Desertfest in London. Sleep, Red Fang and Orange Goblin are already confirmed for the event which will take place at various venues in Camden, between 24th-26th April.
If you like bands like The Sword, Clutch and Down you will definitely dig Desert Storm. ‘Omniscient’, their third album, is their heaviest, yet most diverse release to date and will be released on January 26th via Blindsight Records.
Tracklisting for Omniscent
- Queen Reefer
- Sway of The Tides
- House of Salvation
- Night Bus Blues
- Blue Snake Moan
- Collapse of The Bison Lung