Creepsylvania’s favorite hooded, cannibal splatterthrashers, GHOUL, will return with their fifth studio album this Summer. Fittingly titled Dungeon Bastards, the eleven-track audio abduction was recorded and mixed by Scott Evans (Kowloon Walled City) at Antisleep Studios in Oakland, California, mastered by Dan Randall (Impaled, Annihilation Time, Fucked Up, Necrot) at Mammoth Sound in San Francisco, California, and comes adorned in the ghoulightful graphics of Mark W. Richards of Heavy Hand Illustration (Pig Destroyer, The Black Dahlia Murder, Toke, Black Fast). With Dungeon Bastards, the metal punk maniaxe in GHOUL will rip your flesh with speed and riffs… before eating it.
Said Nerdist of the band’s first single, “Ghoulunatics,” “Close your eyes and imagine what a band called GHOUL might sound like. Picture an album called Dungeon Bastards and a song called ‘Ghoulunatics.’ Now open your eyes and press play. Chances are, this sounds exactly like you thought it would. Crazy, thrash metal with a hint of humor, and a focus on ripping. These guys probably are armed with swords and axes while they play, slaying demons in between solos. Is it ridiculous? Sure, maybe a little, but we can’t help but love it. There’s no denying these guys have skills and know how to thrash.”
GHOUL’s Dungeon Bastards will rear its mutinous head from the subterranean bowls of Creepsylvania on July 29th, 2016 on CD, vinyl, and digital formats courtesy of the sound assassins at Tankcrimes Records. CD preorders are currently available at THIS LOCATION.
The record will also come in slime green and blood red vinyl options with a gatefold jacket that opens into the Dungeon Bastards board game. Players take turns advancing through a Creepsylvanian map; the first one to get to end of the map and jump the Wall Of Death wins. Vinyl preorders are currently available HERE. Desirers of the digitals can satisfy their needs HERE where you can also try your ears at first single, “Ghoulunatics.”
In conjunction with the release of Dungeon Bastards, GHOUL will level the stages of seventeen venues supporting Carcass and Crowbar this Summer. The One Foot In The Grave Tour 2016 will commence on July 17th and run through August 8th with additional support provided by Night Demon.
GHOUL w/ Carcass, Crowbar, Night Demon:
7/17/2016 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
7/19/2016 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
7/20/2016 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
7/22/2016 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
7/23/2016 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
7/24/2016 The Roxy Theatre – West Hollywood, CA
7/25/2016 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
7/26/2016 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
7/27/2016 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
7/29/2016 New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN
7/30/2016 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
7/31/2016 Park Street Saloon – Columbus, OH
8/01/2016 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore MD
8/02/2016 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
8/03/2016 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
8/04/2016 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
8/05/2016 Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT