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Friday, March 31, 2017

Wounded Giant- Vae Victus LP/STB records

Shirts off! and congrats to Wounded Giant for signing with STB Records.

Out tomorrow (April 1st) on STB records is the new release from Seattle's own Wounded Giant, you'd best get on STB's site early as I imagine the limited editions* will sell out quickly. Wounded Giant are no strangers to vinyl with a full length titled Lightning Medicine (in my collection) and some splits, one which was with Goya* also an STB release and a beauty I may add.
Seems to me Steve has some of the best packaging around including Cloaks (Ancient Warlocks), and Bottle openers (Year of the Cobra) etc..
These chest baring tattoo-clad Riff Worshipers of Doom/Stoner/Metal and Psychedelic have gone into studio with master of all heaviness Billy Anderson and came out with 6 tracks of the aforementioned, pummeling along with the title track and into a slower instrumental piece back into the chug groove, this album with songs averaging over the 6 minute mark fits nicely as their sophomore release.. I did notice it got way better at louder volumes..go figure. I have seen them live  a few times and they can get loud and heavy with the best of them.
Vae Victus is right up all of Heavy Planet's avenues and is sure to keep those in tune with HP's sites happily chugging the ale while nodding along to the grooves laid out by Bobby, Dylan and Alex.. did I mention WG has their own beer?  It's a 9% IPA that was released by STB and Oliver Brewing Co. called the Vae Victus.
Get your hands on this album put it on your turntable and you may become overwhelmed to go shirtless and raise some horns.
Mastering duties were held by none other then riff/studio Wizard Tony Reed of Heavy Head studios and the now legendary Mos Generator.

Digital distribution handled by Magnetic Eye Records.

1.Vae Victis 09:30
2.Dysthiest 06:20
3.Immanentize The Eschaton (Jim Jones Instrumental) 04:43
4.Scum Of The Earth 07:03
5.The Room Of The Torch 07:36
6.Green Scar 06:09

Die Hard Edition:
Limited to 100 units on 180-gram red, yellow, and green tri-color vinyl with blue splatter. Comes housed in a hand-numbered, high-density/high-gloss gatefold jacket with Die Hard-only foil stamping, and accompanied by an exclusive Wounded Giant signet ring.
OBI Series:
Limited to 150 units on 180-gram clear vinyl with white center and red and yellow splatter. Comes in a hand-numbered high-density matte-finished gatefold jacket with flood UV effects and foil-stamped OBI series spine strip.
Not So Standard Edition:
Limited to 250 units on 180-gram red and white swirl vinyl. Comes in a full-color matte-finished gatefold jacket with flood UV effects.

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