San Diego based trio Earthless have released their new album Black Heaven today!
In celebration of the their new offering, the band have premiered the hilarious official video for ‘Volt Rush’ over on YouTube. The video, which is set in the band’s hometown of San Diego, as well as neighbouring Oceanside, was directed by skateboard/visual artist BB Bastidas and features the famed SoCal skateboarder T-Spliff (aka Taylor Smith).
“Stoked to present to you the very first Earthless video, directed by artist BB Bastidas”, said drummer Mario Rubalcaba. “We were stoked to work with BB on this as he knows our background as a band and our close roots with skateboarding. His art is amazing and he also has a keen natural eye for film. Having Taylor Smith, aka T-Spliff, in it just makes it even sweeter. He is somewhat of a mythical figure of a skater, an amazing talent but chooses to shred at his own discretion. Those who know, know. This was a blast to be a part of and we hope you enjoy this short high energy rocker that cruises around our hometown of San Diego, and local club, The Casbah.”
Black Heaven is the band’s first release to feature a majority of songs with vocals and is also the trio’s first time working with producer Dave Catching (Eagles of Death Metal). Rubalcaba explains the impact the Joshua Tree studio had on the outfit’s new music: “This album represents yet another branch on the ever growing and now adolescent Earthless tree. I spent a good amount of time just gazing into the stars at night while we were out recording in the desert of Joshua Tree. I think this somehow lent itself into the title and feel of the album on some songs. This LP has a touch more of our classic rock roots showing, just stuff we grew up on and it’s great to finally utilize Isaiah’s lyrical talent and soulful voice. As cliché as it sounds – Black Heaven should be played LOUD.”
Black Heaven is out now:
Limited Edition coloured and splatter vinyl: http://nblast.de/EarthlessShop
Limited Edition Black Vinyl: http://nblast.de/EarthlessVinyl
Limited Edition Digipack CD: http://nblast.de/EarthlessDigipack
Digital album from iTunes: http://nblast.de/EarthlessBlackHeavenIT
Black Heaven track list:
Gifted by the Wind
End to End
Order the album on various limited edition formats: nuclearblast.com/earthless-blackheaven
The band are returning to the UK in April (see dates below) and their show in Manchester has already sold out. Speaking about the forthcoming dates, Isaiah commented: “I wanted to say thank you to everyone in the UK for all the love and support you’ve given us over the years!! We’ve always had a great time playing for you and we’re really looking forward to the shows in April!! Thanks to all you in Manchester for selling the gig out!! Awesome!! And to everyone in Bristol and London there are still tickets left so jump on it before it’s too late!! If you haven’t already picked up our new album, Black Heaven, we’ll have them at our shows for you to grab. Again much love and thanks for all the support!! Can’t wait to play for all of yous!!”