Godhunter & Amigo the Devil Present: The Outer Dark, the first recorded collaboration between the downtrodden sludge/metal perpetrators and banjo-strumming murderfolk soloist will see release on Valentine’s Day. The morose two-song 7″ bears a heart-wrenching original track named “Weeping Willow” leading things off on the A-side, and a stark rendition of Nirvana’s “Something In The Way” on the B-side, and the whole thing showcasing both acts in an entirely new way.
Now, just a week from its morose public destination, you can watch the new(above) for the A-side ballad of Godhunter & Amigo the Devil Present: The Outer Dark, showcasing the track for the first time, and fitting raw Western movie footage into the beautifully bleak, ill-omened tune. The “Weeping Willow” video was created by Frank Huang, diehard videographer for Metal Injection‘s Pit Full Of Shit live video column and more. There’s a definite dark ambiance created in the track, and surely has a sad Western element, but I’m also picking up some Chris de Burgh and maybe some Simon and Garfunkle.
Godhunter & Amigo the Devil Present: The Outer Dark is on its way from the plant, destined for a grim unveiling on Valentine’s Day, Saturday, February 14th, as a co-release between Godhunter-partially-owned Battleground Records and Earspllit’s label subdivision, The Compound. With an ominous, acoustic, folk/Western musical theme far removed from Godhunter’s abrasive hardcore/crust-influenced sludge tones, here the quintet — guitarists/vocalists Jake Brazelton and David Rodgers, bassist Dick Williamson, drummer Andy Kratzenberg, and keyboardist/cellist Matthew Davis — is joined by one Danny Kiranos, aka, Amigo the Devil, who supplies soaring vocals and ethereal Theremin contributions to the two-song 7″. The Outer Dark was recorded in multiple sessions during the summer of 2014, at Arcane Digital Studios in Chandler, Arizona, and was produced, mixed, and mastered by Ryan Butler.
Cut at 45RPM Godhunter & Amigo the Devil Present: The Outer Dark is pressed on solid black wax and includes a lyric/liner sheet. Orders can be placed with The Compound/Earsplit Distro on wax here and digital here, and via Battleground Records here and here.
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