ASG emerge from the sandy shores of North Carolina to deliver their fourth full length and Relapse debut ‘Blood Drive’. Sun soaked groove heavy riffs that reference equal parts Torche and Queens of the Stone Age
ASG have toured relentlessly with the likes of Corrosion of Conformity, Weedeater and Black Tusk.
What sets ASG apart from their swampy peers is singer/guitarist Jason Shi’s voice: this is a set of songs that are truly SUNG by a guy who can actually SING. ‘Blood Drive’ is a kick ass blast of sun that elevates ASG to the level of some of their most well-regarded Relapse label-mates like Baroness and Mastodon
This will be the first European outing for ASG since the release of last year’s album, Blood Drive. The 12 track album was produced by Matt Hyde (Slayer, Fu Manchu) and released to broad critical acclaim. The striking artwork for the album was created by Malleus, an Italian trio who have previously been responsible for pieces for High on Fire, Swans and Ufomammut. Blood Drive made dozens of end of year lists, including at Revolver and Spin magazines.
“Somewhere between sheer, apocalyptic heaviness and precise riffing, lays otherworldly Anciients—a Vancouver-based rock juggernaut forging crushing heavy metal evocative of veterans High on Fire and contemporary sonic craftsmen, Opeth. Anciients have combined fuck-off-huge chords with mind-altering riffage that takes you on an unfamiliar trip.”
Live juggernauts, Anciients, will present their highly acclaimed full-length debut Heart of Oak (released last year via Season of Mist) for the first time in Europe. Anciients have been lauded by German Metal Hammer to have “the talent to be the next big thing”.
Arena Vienna / Dreiraum / adv 10 € / doors 13 € / 20.00h