[News] Spirit Adrift announce the new EP “20 Centuries Gone” and unveil the video “Sorcerer’s Fate”

Spirit Adrift announce “20 Centuries Gone.” The new EP will be available from August 19, 2022 on Century Media Records.

Spirit Adrift expands their prolific catalog with “20 Centuries Gone,” a collection of two new original songs and six covers that span the timeline of the band’s most fundamental influences. The cover was done by Brian Mercer (Lamb of God, High on Fire, Mastodon), while the mix was done by Zeuss (Overkill, Crowbar, Municipal Waste). On “20 Centuries GoneSpirit Adrift have put their trademark on the classics of Type O Negative, Pantera, Metallica, Thin Lizzy, ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Tracklist:

  1. Sorcerer’s Fate
  2. Mass Formation Psychosis
  3. Everything Dies (Type O Negative)
  4. Hollow (Panther)
  5. Escape (Metallica)
  6. Waiting for an Alibi (Thin Lizzy)
  7. Nasty Dogs and Funky Kings (ZZ Top)
  8. Poison Whiskey (Lynyrd Skynyrd)

Frontman Nate Garrett‘s comment:
I always thought it would be a great experience to record some songs by bands that are the basis of the DNA of SPIRIT ADRIFT. These choices were obvious to me but perhaps unexpected for the fans, which made it all a lot of fun. A band like Lynyrd Skynyrd may not be the first thing you think of when considering the influences of SPIRIT ADRIFT, so the task for me became figuring out how to honor these great songs, with the distinct style of SPIRIT ADRIFT. To make it even more special I channeled these influences and wrote a couple of new songs. There is a text in ‘Sorcerer’s Fate’ that mentions the past and the future aligned, and this has become the main concept. Everything is presented in reverse chronological order. I hope you enjoy!

The first single extract “Sorcerer’s Fate” is available, accompanied by a video visualizer:

Also available the reinterpretation of the Pantera classicHollow“: https://youtu.be/bjpVj7i6lCE

Garret continues: “When I wrote this one, I was obsessing over the film director William Friedkin. I’ve been a fan of his since I saw ‘The Exorcist’ as a kid, but when I discovered the documentary ‘Leap of Faith’, it sparked a much deeper interest in the man and his process. I started watching as many of his interviews as I could find, and I read his autobiography which was just amazing. Friedkin’s life and art are inseparable. His human experience, search for higher truth, and borderline-psychotic level of obsession/perfectionism all coalesce into his artwork. I relate to that on a profound level. This song is about our search for purpose, and humanity’s struggle to understand ‘the mysteries of faith and fate.’ Musically, I would say it’s one of our heaviest and most straightforward songs. Inspired equally by New Orleans sludge, flipped-cap crossover, and Scandinavian metal, but with the distinct SPIRIT ADRIFT sound and approach.

Spirit Adrift are currently preparing for their UK/EUR tour in April and May, where they’ll be supporting Yob on select dates as well as playing Desertfest UK + Berlin. Check out tour dates below and look for pre-order information for “20 Centuries Gone” to come soon, along with more selections from the album to surface.

SPIRIT ADRIFT live:
22.04.2022 (USA) Austin – Mohawk
29.04.2022 (UK) London – Desertfest
30.04.2022 (UK) Sheffield – Corporation
27.05.2022 (DE) Berlin – Desertfest

SPIRIT ADRIFT supporting YOB
27.04.2022 (UK) Glasgow – G2
28.04.2022 (UK) Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
03.05.2022 (FR) Lille – Aeronef
04.05.2022 (FR) Rouen – Le106
05.05.2022 (FR) Paris – La Maroquinerie
06.05.2022 (FR) Lyon – L’Epicerie Moderne
07.05.2022 (DE) Karlsruhe – Dudefest
08.05.2022 (DE) Munich – Strom
10.05.2022 (IT) Bologna – Freakout Club
11.05.2022 (IT) Mezzago – Bloom
12.05.2022 (CH) Martigny – Les Caves du Manoir
13.05.2022 (CH) Delemont – SAS
14.05.2022 (DE) Dortmund – Junkyard
16.05.2022 (NO) Oslo – Parkteatret
17.05.2022 (SE) Stockholm – Slaktkyrkan
18.05.2022 (SE) Gothenburg – Valand
19.05.2022 (DK) Copenhagen – Colossal Weekend
20.05.2022 (DK) Aarhus – Voxhall
21.05.2022 (DE) Hannover – Cafe Glocksee
22.05.2022 (NL) Groningen – Vera
24.05.2022 (NL) Eindhoven – Effenaar
25.05.2022 (LUX) Esch-sur-Alzette – Kulturfabrik

SPIRIT ADRIFT touring line-up:
Nate Garrett / Guitar & Vocals
Leanne Martz / Guitar
Sonny DeCarlo / Bass
Michael Arellano / Drums

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Author: Jacopo Vigezzi

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