Tuesday 3 May 2016

The Sludgelord Song Premiere: "Hand on the Stone" by Astrakhan

By: Aaron Pickford

Following the release of their debut EP “A Tapestry of Scabs and Skin” in 2014, Vancouver’s Astrakhan are back with their stunning debut album “Reward in Purpose”.  With a street date set for 10/06/2016, Astrakhan has also teamed up with the awesome Sunmask label to release this record on vinyl.  Recorded by Jesse Gander and Mastered by Stu McKillop at Rain City Recorders, “Reward in Purpose” stands as a singular piece of music and is meant to be taken as it is; the whole is indeed bigger than the sum of its parts.

Channelling some classic heavy metal vibes, throwing in some punk, having fun with different timings, dabbling in stoner, and the execution of the two vocalists add that little something extra. So, before your curiosity get the better of you, check out this massive new tune “Hand on the Stone” and all the info about the release can be found below.  you can preorder the record here, now get stoned.  

“Reward in Purpose” CD//DD//LP track listing

1 .Omajod
2. Turgid Waters
3. Of Sage and Other Herbs
4. The Traveler
5. Hatchet
6. Rabbits
7. Microcosmic Design
8. Forgetfulness
9. Hand on the Stone

Band info: facebook || bandcamp