BRIMSTONE HOWL - We Came in Peace - (with non lp track) - CD
Brimstone Howl is a Mid-West foursome described by NME as "Beatles-headed psych-nerds with a taste for razor sharp snake-rock". "We Came In Peace" is the follow-up to "Guts Of Steel" (Alive 2007) an album hailed as "unholy hot-wiring of the Sonics, the Damned and the Blues Explosion" (Magnet) and "cranked lo-fi blues rock from Nebraska's hoodlums" (Uncut). Led by charismatic singer/songwriter John Ziegler and guitarist extraordinaire Nick Waggoner, with Calvin Retzlaff on drums, the boys traveled to Ghetto Recorders in Detroit for a very productive recording session with legendary Jim Diamond. Despite it's cryptic title "We Came In Peace" is another fun explosion of fuzz and American-gothic chit-chatter, with "weird fictional adventure stories, and beginner blues guitar lessons from mongoloids," as they like to describe it. The album is packed with great songs, including the amazing power punk pop "Hopeless Destroyer," the Cramps-worshiper "Child Of Perdition" or the VU-psych influenced "Easy To Dream". Brimstone Howl has been sharing stages with fellow travelers Jay Reatard (who produced one of their first singles), the Black Lips, and King Kahn, among many others, gathering reviews such as this one : "Pumping with hot red blood, they slopped their rock & roll around the room: dirty, gritty, just right. For the finale, the four players became two piggyback stacks. The playing continued as the dueling human towers wobbled about the room, knocking into the lampshades and ending up in a heap of bodies on the floor and a blistering wall of noise. Now THAT'S how you do it." (Orlando Weekly). Brimstone Howl will be touring all through 2008 and 2009. The CD version INCLUDES one bonus track NOT on the VINYL.