CARDIFF'S HARDENED ROCKERS SIGN TO KSCOPE AND RETURN WITH THEIR MOST PROGRESSIVE ALBUM TO DATE
Fresh off their European tour with The Pineapple Thief, Godsticks’ went into the studio to finish work on new album Faced With Rage. Promising to be just as heavy as their self-released 2015 album Emergence, with a fearless energy & more industrial sound, Faced With Rage is a welcome addition to Kscope's output in 2017.
Lyrically the album explores the theme of people dealing with emotional conflict in different scenarios, and who have a powerful desire to change their behaviour or situation. It features for the first time a four-piece line up with new drummer Tom Price bringing a more aggressive playing style to back up Darran Charles' (who also performed on The Pineapple Thief's 2016 hit album Your Wilderness and is part of their live touring band) developed vocal technique. Drums and vocals were recorded at the world renowned Monnow Valley Studio in Wales (Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Feeder, Rush and Manic Street Preachers).
This edition of Faced With Rage will be released as a double LP presented in a wide spine packaging.
Press for debut album Emergence:
"Emergence is a rare thing – an album of technically astounding prog-metal replete with hooks and melodies" Total Guitar
"A truly captivating album far ahead of some of the more predictable prog-metal releases" PROG
"Dark and muscular prog heaviness from one of the UK's most idiosyncratic rock bands" Metal Hammer
"A mighty tour de force of tip-top riffery" Guitarist