Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Album Premiere: Saint Karloff – ‘Paleolithic Struggle Crimes’

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Again in 2018, Norwegian trio Saint Karloff launched their first album All Heed the Black God. It was an lively and impactful intro, embracing the heavy blues grooves of early Sabbath and the dopesmokin’ psych fuzz of Electrical Wizard. The debut sparked a flurry of exercise, together with a break up with Satan’s Witches and a 40 minute music/album (Interstellar Voodoo). However in 2021 the band confronted horrible tragedy once they misplaced founding bassist Ole Sletner to terminal most cancers. Two years after his passing, Saint Karloff return with a brand new LP that includes Ole’s brother Eivind Sletner as a collaborator. In the present day Decibel Journal presents an early hearken to all the Paleolithic Struggle Crimes file, courtesy of Majestic Mountain Information. The album comes out Friday, June 2nd.

The album begins with a pounding stoner riff from first single “Psychedelic Man.” Drenched in cosmic reverb, vocalist/guitarist Mads Melvold howls from a portal linked to late ’60s Birmingham. Full of good-times hooks, it’s a rock ‘n’ roll file for black denim heshers. Just like the title suggests, “Amongst Stone Columns” looks like a mild interlude surrounded by monolithic jams. “Bone Cave Escape” cuts again to the rousing power of Adam Suleiman’s drums earlier than some late-track flutes throw the listener a curveball. Later, the organ-fueled mania of “Nothing to Come” emerges as a standout music earlier than the sprawling psych of “Supralux Voyer” closes the album.

“We’re blissful to announce that we’ve got as soon as once more signed with the best label —[Majestic Mountain Records]— for the discharge of our third album,” Saint Karloff shares. “Certainly, Paleolithic Struggle Crimes was created throughout unusual and difficult occasions. The entire writing course of began again in 2019 with Ole nonetheless onboard. Naturally Ole’s passing was and nonetheless is devastating. However after a while, the 2 of us discovered the motivation and want to proceed and end what we had began.”

“In some ways the album displays a band in transition exploring new paths,” the band continues. “However on the identical time, it undoubtedly has the right heavy Karloff-vibe. We’re additionally more than happy with having Ole’s brother Eivind Sletner on board each writing lyrics and designing the album arts. Jointhugger’s multi-instrumentalist Nico Munkvold will step in and deal with the late Ole’s bass duties on reside exhibits. We’re very proud of the outcomes, and may’t anticipate folks to listen to it!”

Go to the Mountains of Loudness with Saint Karloff and press play under.

Pre-order Paleolithic Struggle Crimes from Majestic Mountain Information HERE

Observe Saint Karloff for information and updates HERE

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